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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Challenge 286 - 20th of November - Inspiration Picture.

Morning all!


Are you ready for a new challenge? This week our challenge to you is

Inspiration Picture





Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge. Don't forget, there is a maximum of 5 entries per person and it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.
Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


My New Store Banner

The prize is 5 images of choice from her store.


Sponsor 2: Flonzcraft 







They make and sell rubber and clear stamps at their online store, ebay and etsy.

Prize is a $20 voucher for their store. 



Prize is 3 images of choice from her shop.



And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration. Our samples are rather limited recently, we could certainly do with some strengthening of our troops or as we prefer to say 'team'. If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please don't forget our DT call, which you can find by scrolling up. We would love to come and have a look and hope to see you at our DT call as well.


Abby:
(using 'Purrrdy Cat' by Spyder's Other Corner )




Aunty Sue:
(using 'Plum Sweet Urchin' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)






Brenda - new DT member



Helen
(using 'Re-Lion Me, Lion' by Spyder's Other Corner )




Jo
(using 'Tatoo Mascot Silhouettes' by Flonzcraft)



(using 'Tabbi Boo' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)





Maggie- new DT
(using '' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)



(using 'Easter Egg Hunting Kitty' by Spyder's Other Corner )

awaited

Monica
(using 'Mandy and Sheeba' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)



Myrna





Teighan - new DT
(using 'Sasha Snowleopard' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)



So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).







 




 

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.



Have fun with our challenge and good luck!



If you don't see Inlinkz below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.



Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Winners and Top3 Challenge 285 - 13th of November - Christmas

Evening all, it's time again to announce our winners and Top3 for last week's challenge, Fantasy.

And here they are with the help of Mr Random.org.



Sponsor 1:  Stitchy Bear Stamps


Winner: no 193, Lis-M


The prize is a $10 USD store voucher for Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. The 3 sponsors are yet to be confirmed.


Sponsor 2: Sweet n Sassy


Winner: no 187, Del 





Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  We also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.
The prize is a $10 voucher for their shop.


Sponsor 3: The Stamping Chef

Winner: no 82, M.Letizia

logoshadow

Prize is 3 digis of choice from the store.

This is unfortunately the last time they have sponsored us. They have needed to make the very difficult decision to stop sponsorship for challenges due to the fact that people have been sharing their images with others than the intended person. We are very sorry this has had to happen as we are strongly supportive of StampOut. Please do not share (digital) images, this is the same as stealing!!

We thank them for their support to our challenge over the last few years and will miss their sponsorship.


Winner: no 164, Angelina Rogers



The prize is




And here is our Top3 as chosen by Sue.




1. Donna Mundinger


2. Annette


3. Irene M




Don't forget to claim your prize by contacting us mentioning 'Winner challenge 285' in the subject title and which prize you have won in the body of the e-mail.


CONGRATULATIONS  to all winners and Top3.

You can collect your badge/blinkie here.


Don't forget to join us for our next challenge again tomorrow.


Jo and the CRAFT Team.




Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Star of the Month October is announced!

Afternoon all,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. It is time to announce our Star of the Month October already.

Our sponsor this time is



Sponsor: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images



The prize is their choice of either
  • 3 digistamps OR 
  • 2 easel card sheets/card kits OR
  • 1 paperpack OR
  • 2 3D decoupage sheets OR
  • 1 box card kit of the winners choice from my digistamp blog.



And our Star of the Month October with this lovely creation


is .......


So, please contact us to claim your prize and to let us know if you

would like to be one of our Guest designers perhaps.

Here is your badge for your blog. Congratulations, it's a gorgeous

card.















Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Intoducing our new Design Team members.

It is time we start introducing some of our new DT members. These are the people who have agreed to join our team and we are proud they have chosen and agreed to join our team. We are sure they will help provide everyone with the necessary inspiration. Our junior team has also been expanded and we are really proud to see some young people joining in. They will join us whenever their busy lives allow them and when they have inspiration to join in as well. I hope you will all join us in making them very welcome.

Here are the lovely people who have joined our team, some have already given us a bit of an introduction and here they are:


Hmmm…about me?  I am a craft lover.  I have been crafting way more years than I want to admit.  I love fabric crafts, jewelry making, scrapbooking but most of all stamping and card making.  Rarely a day goes by that I am not in my tiny craft room making something.  I suppose I should admit I am a hoarder of all things related to crafts, particularly paper and stamps and buttons and ribbon…you get the idea.  I wish I could say I have a style, but I don’t.  I go with what ever inspires me at that moment in time.
 In “real life”, I am married to my sweetheart of 25 years.  We have 2 children, Matt and Kelly.  Matt is one year out of college, spreading his wings in the retail business and Kelly is a Junior in college studying accounting.  We live in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is my husband’s hometown.  I am an RN, working full time in our largest hospital as a certified diabetes nurse. 
I am so looking forward to working with the very creative group here at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.  Now, I have the prefect “excuse” to create and to look at all the wonderful creations entered.

Iona: junior DT

I’m Iona and I’m 9 years old.  I really enjoy making cards and have started making gift bags too.  I like to make things for other people.  I also take part in Girl’s Brigade, Dance and Cheerleading and sing in2 choirs.


HI. My name is Irene. I live outside Lincoln in the UK with my partner Pete and our 2 gorgeous little boys Austin and Zac. I have been crafting for years but really got into card making about 3 years ago (the obsession continues to grow!!).
I have just bought a sewing machine so now I am adding that to my list of hobbies! Other hobbies include photography and baking!
I'm really excited to be on the CRAFT team and look forward to sharing with you and seeing all your fab creations! x


Matthew: junior DT



I’m Shona, I’m mum to Iona who’s joined the Junior DT.  We really enjoy time crafting together.   I work full time and am also carer to my 88 year old aunt who we share a house with.  Life is always busy so I enjoy crafting as a way to unwind.  There aren’t many crafts I haven’t tried over the years and I always have knitting or cross-stitch on the go as well as my papercraft projects.  My home is seriously in danger of being taken over by craft stash especially with Iona being into it too, I’m sure I’m not alone though!



I'm still waiting to receive some further intoductions, but I hope you will all join me in welcoming our new members to our team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Challenge 285 - 13th of November - Christmas

Morning all!


Are you ready for a new challenge? This week our challenge to you is

Christmas

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge. Don't forget, there is a maximum of 5 entries per person and it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Sponsor 1:  Stitchy Bear Stamps




The prize is a $10 USD store voucher for Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. The 3 sponsors are yet to be confirmed.




Sponsor 2: Sweet n Sassy



Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  We also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.
The prize is a $10 voucher for their shop.


Sponsor 3: The Stamping Chef

logoshadow

Prize is 3 digis of choice from the store.


This is unfortunately the last time they will be sponsoring us. They have needed to make the very difficult decision to stop sponsorship for challenges due to the fact that people have been sharing their images with others than the intended person. We are very sorry this has had to happen as we are strongly supportive of StampOut. Please do not share (digital) images, this is the same as stealing!!

We thank them for their support to our challenge over the last few years and will miss their sponsorship.



The prize is





And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration. Our samples are rather limited recently, we could certainly do with some strengthening of our troops or as we prefer to say 'team'. If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please don't forget our DT call, which you can find by scrolling up. We would love to come and have a look and hope to see you at our DT call as well.


Abby:
(using 'Away in a Manger' by Sweet n Sassy)




Aunty Sue:
(using 'Krissy Kringle' by The Stamping Chef)




Helen
(using 'Angelic Angel Ann' by The Stamping Chef)






Jo
(using 'Winterville' by Lil' Diva Stamps at Stitchy Bear Stamps 
and 'Pine Cones and Holly Berries 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)



(using 'Home at the Range' at Stitchy Bear Stamps and
'Winter Nights 8.5 by 11 Digital Paper Pack 2' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)




(using 'Dear Mr Claus' by Stitchy Stamps at Stitchy Bear Stamps)
(sorry, Jeanette had planned to use this, but unfortunately was unable to do so and 
I did not quite have enough time to colour the image last night)




(using 'Away in a Manger' by Sweet n Sassy)






(using 'Christmas Puppy' by Sweet n Sassy)



Monica
(using 'Snowflake Butterfly' by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear Stamps)





Myrna- new DT member
(using 'Christmas Candles 2' by Floppy Latte Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)





(using 'Winter Nights 8.5 by 11 Digital Paper Pack 2' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)



Silvi

(using 'Winter Friends' by Sweet n Sassy)



So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).







 




 

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.



Have fun with our challenge and good luck!



If you don't see Inlinkz below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.

Don't forget our DT call!



Jo and the CRAFT Team.