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Wednesday 30 June 2010

Winner Week 56

Our challenge last week was to use the colour combo of black, lime green and lilac, thank you for all your lovely entries! Thanks also to our sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs, for providing the prize this week.

Our winner, picked as usual by random.org is Anesha, who made this lovely frame:

Well done Anesha, what a gorgeous picture! Please email us and your prize will soon be on its way to you!

Thursday 24 June 2010

C.R.A.F.T 56 - Black, Lime and Lilac

We do love our recipes and colour challenges on C.R.A.F.T ! And this week it's a colour-challenge Black, Lime Green and Lilac.

Please can I request you get as close to LIME and LILAC as you can? Bottle and emerald just won't do folks, neither will purple or mauve! I know I'm a slave-driver, but what's the point of a challenge if we don't make it at least a little challenging.....!

I can give you the Copics codes for them, if you'd like them - G21 -Lime Green and V04 - Lilac but any approximation to these is absolutely fine - don't want to be too strict do we? LOL!

We welcome Sassy Studio Designs as our sponsors this week........this is what Lynsey has to say about her company
Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for less than a year, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born! It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy!


From our ever so creative DT this week we have.....







I discovered at 8a..m. this morning that half the post had disappeared...so appologies for anyone that was looking for it earlier. Mr Blogger is obviously having some fun today! Anyway hope you enjoy this weeks challenge, we are looking forward to those Lime,Lilac and black creations already!

Winner Week 55

Thank you to everyone who took part in our sketch challenge, you all did a lovely job of interpreting Ei's sketch!

Thanks too to our DT member Claire - Hope Jacare - who is this week's sponsor with her lovely doodles.

Our winner this week, as chosen by random.org, is number 11, Jacky, with this lovely card:

Well done Jacky, please email us and your prize will soon be on its way to you.

Thursday 17 June 2010

C.R.A.F.T 55 - Sketch

C.R.A.F.T 55 - Sketch

It's sketch time again! Here at C.R.A.F.T we like to make you work for your prizes so, they've let me loose with my sketchpad again.......! You all did so well last time, we reckon you've had a practice and should be totally awesome this time!

To make this whole thing even better, our sponsor this week is none other than the lovely HopeJacare, whose wonderful doodles are just ideal for any kind of cardmaking or scrapbooking. You really want to try them folks - I've got quite a few of them now because they make my projects look so good! My demo card for this week is using one of them.

Our Design Team have, once again, outdone themselves! Well - check them out!

What a fab collection of talent! Love what they all did with my sketch! Look forward to seeing what you all come up with - you're getting better every week!

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Winner Week 54

A big thanks to all of you who took part in our Fathers Day/Men challenge. Thanks too to our sponsor Donna's Den of Crafts who are providing the wonderful prize of a lovely decoupage set and embroidered brads.

Our winner this week is number 72, Diane J, with this lovely card:

Well done Diane, to claim your prize please email us with your details and we hope you have fun with it!

Thursday 10 June 2010

C.R.A.F.T 54 - Father's Day/Men's Cards

Can I just say, before we move on to the new challenge, what a wonderful collection of really lovely projects you lot came up with last week for the 'Newsprint' challenge! Really impressive!

Despite a couple of slight misunderstandings about what 'newsprint' is (and I apologize if it's my style of writing that obfuscates the requirements - I know I drone on sometimes...! LOL!), we had some amazing entries using a variety of newsprints including Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese would you believe! And projects from heart-shaped boxes (...very hard to make!) to picture-frames and flowers! And didn't it go well with the distressing and vintage styles?
I thought it was great!

On to this week's challenge 54 - Father's Day /Men's Cards

Well folks, most of us have got 'em, some of us have lost 'em, and some of us just wish we had!
But on the whole,
most of us love 'em! That'll be our Dads then, won't it?

So we are having a 'Father's Day' challenge (...quelle surprise...) for you to express your feelings for that man who gave you life - or vent your speen, whichever takes your fancy!

Me? I really liked my Dad. I loved him, but, I actually LIKED the little guy too! And the two don't always go hand in hand, as with any other family member...!

Although I loved and liked my lickle Dad he's, sadly, no longer here for me to give a card to so I've made one for my hubby's Dad instead. It's not my usual style of card because I've tailored it to suit the man who's in his eighties and likes tigers!

Of course, like me, not everyone still has a Dad to make for and not everyone has a Father-in-Law to practice on either, so we're accepting cards made for 'Men' too (...NOT little boys please - we're aiming for adults this week, so older teens/20's would be okay too.)

The rest of our lovely team have been equally inspired in their own ways too and have come up with a wonderful mix of inspiration for you this week!

If that's not enough - have a look at these!

Our regular sponsor Donna's Den, is offering these lovely embellishments to the lucky winning entry!

We're also, this week, so very happy to have our lovely team-mate Julie back in the harness - we've missed her beautiful work and her lovely sunny self so much. Welcome back Jools!

Here are the team's wonderful creations for this week!

I hope you enjoy making a card for the man in your life, whether it's your Dad, Husband, Son, Brother, Partner, boyfriend or kissin' cousin! It' always said it's hard to make a male card but really, I don't think it is that hard these days because there are so many lovely papers and images out there now.

As ever, we look forward with anticipation to your lovely entries and you never, ever disappoint us!
The C.R.A.F.T Team

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Winner Week 53

A big thanks to you all who took part in our Newsprint challenge, and thank you also to our sponsor, Craft Obsessions for this week's prize, 6 promarkers in colours of the lucky winner's choice!

The winner this week as chosen by random.org is.........

Number 1 - Debbie, who made this lovely scrapbook page:

Congratulations Debbie, please email us with your details and your promarkers will soon be on their way to you!

Thursday 3 June 2010

C.R.A.F.T 53 - Newsprint

On C.R.A.F.T we have a delightful recipe for you this week!
This week we would like you to create something using a significant amount of newsprint!

I think this is very exciting and opens up loads of possibilities of distressing and altering and papier-mache-ing!

We would love you to be very creative with this project - try to think laterally!

We welcome back Craft Obsessions this week and the lucky winner can choose any 6 promarkers from their range of colours - how great is that! They have some fabulous new product lines in including some of the gorgeous Tim Holtz lost and found papers and new embossing folders - yum!

Our team have worked very hard to come up with your lovely inspirational projects, despite two of us being on holiday and one of our number being MIA for the time being so please forgive us if we are a bit slow with the follow-ups this week!

Our valiant team have come up with this lot of inspiration!

Super aren't they?

I must just apologize for the lateness of this blog going 'live' ! I'm afraid 'Blogger' must have tied one on last night becasue not only did he not schedule, as instructed, he didn't update my last edit either! Never mind eh? We're all here and in one piece! LOL!

Hope you all like our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations!

The C.R.A.F.T Team