Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone! It's me Sharon and I am hosting the new challenge this week. Can you believe we are at the end of March and Easter is only a couple of weeks away? So this week's challenge is create an Easter themed project! Easy Peasy.

Sami Stamps is our very generous sponsor offering a $12 credit to their store! How awesome is that? Please stop by and pay them a visit. You won't be disappointed!

Prize - $12 credit to store


And now a little inspiration from our Design Team:

Julia - Egg Cluster
    

Sharon - Sweet Carrot Bunny 
   





Carole- Easter Egg Cutie 






CraftyGirl - "Egg Bunny"  

Rene - Easter in Blooms  

And we have some amazing Guest Designers joining us for the Easter Challenge this week. Please remember to stop by their blogs and be inspired by them!

Guest Designers

Ans from Our Mom's Cards
Hi, I'm Ans and live in the Netherlands, making cards for about 8 years, started with 3D images and embroidery ..later on I changed into Vintage cards en now I'm making more romantic cards and sometimes cards like this.. http://dekaartenvanonsmam.blogspot.nl/


Shani from Paperesse
Paper crafting is my passion and I enjoy all aspects of this wonderful hobby. It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite technique, but if asked I’d have to say stamp coloring (preferably digital stamps); it’s so rewarding to see an image take form on paper with color and shading.


 So get hopping on those Easter Creations. We look forward to seeing every one of your great entries!  Just remember that we have a few rules for the challenges. Link to your post and not to your blog, no linking back and you can only have three entries . The challenge will run through April 4th.

Happy Easter!
and
Happy Spring!

Lots of hugs from Sharon and the Crafting By Designs DT

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Winner - For a Man

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
For a Man challenge.

We really had fun with this challenge and
want to thank our always generous sponsor


Our winner this week is #5
Marie from NJ Stamping Queen


Marie has won her choice of 2 digi images from 

Congratulations to our winner and to everyone who 
played along with us!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Spotlight #114 - For A Man

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #
featuring the DT favorites from the
For A Man challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#7  Katrina from Katrina's Crafting Blog


 The second spotlight falls on
#35 Danielle from D's Crafty Connection




 The third spotlight falls on
#15 Sherri from Sherri's Flip-Floppin' Blog




Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest
and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spotlight #113 - 3 Patterned Papers

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #113
featuring the DT favorites from the
 3 Patterned Papers challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#38  Coops from Coops Cluttered Corner


 The second spotlight falls on
#7  Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot



 The third spotlight falls on
#13 Lynne from Lynne's Craft Haven




Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thinking of You

                          
Isobel here and welcome to our new challenge "Thinking of You" . 
I chose this theme as my dad was in hospital at the time, 
and I got to thinking about all other people facing 
health battles in their every day life, and how nice it 
was for me to receive thinking of you cards . It helped 
me a lot at this hard time . Sadly my dad passed away 
from his illness but the cards helped me a lot.
                         
I do hope you will join in the challenge and maybe 
even give your card to someone facing a hard time x
                       
Thank you to our sponsor
Prize - choice of 3 images

Our Design Team has made some fabulous project
using images from this shop!

Julia - Hippocampus 



Isobel- I am here 



CraftyGirl - Baby Chick
    


Carole- Baby Chick
     

Sharon - Using Unity Stamp Co.


This week's super talented Guest Designers are

  Madja from majdinustvarjalninemir
Hi everyone! I’m Majda – a card maker, a wife, a mom, a teacher, a puppy lover and a friend. I live in a small yet so beautiful country called Slovenia. I have been passionate about arts and crafts my whole life. I only discovered card-making in late 2015, but I have been crafting every single day since and I'm loving every single moment of it. It has been an amazing journey and I’m happy to be sharing it with you. So here I am, addicted to making cards. I'm always up for experimenting with new techniques and styles and so curious about working with different materials. I love challenges and cute stamps! I have met so many lovely crafty friends along the way. 
I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be a guest designer at  Crafting By Designes blog. 
  Helen from Made by Helen
I work full time as an Activity Coordinator for a charity called Abbeyfield which provides care and support for older people. Once a month I teach workshops for a local stamping company and I'm also a card designer for them including providing samples and demos for their TV shows. I regularly write articles for for craft magazines and am lucky enough to design for several other digi companies.


This challenge is open until March 28, and please remember to follow the rules:
you may enter up to 3 projects, they must be your own projects, they must be linked to this challenge, and no back linking to prior dates.
Thanks for playing along with us - we can't wait to see what you make!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winner - 3 Patterned Papers

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the

A great big THANK YOU goes to our sponsor
 


Our winner this week is #30
Marilyn has won her choice of 3 digi images from

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to 
everyone who played along with us!

Monday, March 20, 2017

February Spotlight

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with the February Spotlight 
featuring the DT favorites from the
 February Anything Goes challenge.
So sorry this is a little late, but we just couldn't
pass up recognizing these outstanding projects!

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 
The first spotlight falls on
#172 Nina from Nina's Crafty Place



 The second spotlight falls on
#10 Tracy Mo from Mowbray Designs



 The third spotlight falls on
#112 Autumn from SewPaperPaint


and our fourth Spotlight falls on
#93  Ginny B from Homespun Cards


Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For a Man Challenge!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this challenge is
For a Man
Every style is welcomed as long as it is for a Boy or Man (male) and you follow the rules.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is
Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
The prize 2 image of your choice from the store
Here are the amazing creations by the Design Team







Awesome inspiration for this challenge! Well it's over to you now to get crafty and share your amazing projects with us. Don't forget to check out the Designers blogs and leave some love.
A reminder of a few rules for this challenge, which ends March 21th, link to your post not to your blog, no back dating and you can only enter three creations.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Spotlight #112 - It's Almost Spring!

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #112
featuring the DT favorites from the
It's Almost Spring challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#6  Donna from Nana Donna



The second spotlight falls on
#33 Maria from CreaMarie




 The third spotlight falls on
#47 Diane from Nellies Nest




Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

Current Challenges:
March Anything Goes - open until March 25
3 Patterned Papers - open until March 14



PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers