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Monday 30 December 2013

Third round of introductions, Deborah, Marlene and Linda.

Further introductions are in order. Also a new member of our team, it is now time to introduce


Deborah will be joining us from the 6th of February.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

Hello My name is Deborah, and I'm thrilled to join the team. This is my first design team I have joined although I am to start another shortly. I started my crafting journey around March last year. Although I would draw and paint as a child. I enjoy all forms of art and crafting including art journalling, card making altered art and painting on canvas. I also love to play with all mediums. I think my style is electric at present as my journey takes me to all forms of art, and just when I think I've discovered all there, is I find something else. 


Marlene will be joining us soon.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

My name is Marlene I live in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, we came up here 25 years ago, we love it here, a great place to bring Children up. I love making cards and my Grandson who is 12 did think about applying for the junior DT, but wasn't sure if he could commit himself to making cards for the Challenges, maybe next time, when he is here with us, we work together, he makes his own with no help from me. I started making cards in 2011, and since then I have become addicted to them.
Yesterday (26.12) it was my Birthday, so I had a lovely relaxing day and I got some Crafting goodies, so can't wait to use them. I am really looking forward to working with you all. 

Hug, Marlene 


Linda will be joining us from the 9th of January.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

I have been a card maker for many years (approx 13 yrs ). I am lucky to sell my cards in a local shop and also run a card making group once a week, where 15 plus ladies attend. I am a DT member on the glitter n sparkle challenge.

I am also a carer for my mum x

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to the new year celebrations 

Sunday 29 December 2013

Our second round of introductions: Monica and Sujin.

Time for our second round of introductions.


Monica is hoping to join us from the 2nd of January.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

Hi everybody!
I'm Monica, one of the new members. I'm thrilled to be part of this team and I hope to do a good job!

I hope to have a bit more time once these holidays (plus my daughter's and my mom's birthday parties) are over... I look forward to January 07 when school opens its doors again!
In the meantime, I wish you all the best for a wonderful 2014 and I'll try to have a card ready for the very first challenge of the new year!

Hugs, Monica.

Sujin aka Bastelarena 

Sujin is hoping to join us from the 2nd of January.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas! 
I also want to introduce myself to the whole team.
I am Sujin (one of the newbies) and am totally thrilled and honored to be on the team.
I live in Germany and I always loved to craft like modelling little figures using Fimo, baking, cross stitching…
I started card-making about three years ago when I bought my first stamp ever 
I really look forward to getting to know you and to work with you 

I hope you enjoy the rest of 2013 and wish you a happy new year and I will try to have a card for the very first challenge of 2014!

Welcome on board ladies, we are glad to have you on board.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Saturday 28 December 2013

Our Star of December is announced!

Hello everyone,

It is time to announce our last Star of the Month this year, our Star of December. Are you all getting ready for the new year?

And here is our sponsor this month:

The prize for the Star of December is 3 of Pattie's images of choice.

And our Star this month with this lovely creation

is ......

Congratulations maya, please contact us to claim your prize and to let us know whether you would like to join us as GDT for a month.

Here is your badge for your blog:

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

First introductions, Abby, Silvi and Helen.

Morning all,

Here are our first introductions.

Abby (13) - junior DT

Abby will be joining us as one of our junior DT members, which means she will do a project whenever she has time in her busy school schedule and inspiration to make something. 

Here is what she has to say about herself:

My name is Abby.  I am 13 years old and have been crafting with my mom ever since I was little.  I love to make cards and alter items.  Besides crafting I love to read, do things with my friends and spend time with my family.

Silvi aka Basslady 

Silvi will be joining us from the 6th of February every 2 weeks as she has a rather busy schedule.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

I’d love to give you a quick introduction of myself...

My name is Silvi, I am 42 years old and live in Germany (Bavaria).

The name of 
my blog „Basslady Creations“ is a mixture of my two beloved hobbies: creating and bass-playing... 

My creative „first love“ is the napkin-technique, which I very often use

for canvas, tea-lights, plates, bottles and many things more...

I have been a stamper since about 5 years....

My card-style is more clean and simple, than full of embellishments...

I love to be focused on a few things...maybe that is typically bass-player-like...
who needs six strings, if you can create a cool sound with four strings...? *LOL*

I am so honoured, excited and absolutely happy to be invited by you to work with you lovely ladies!

Congratulations to the other lovely new members of the DT, too!

Hugs and kisses from Germany,


Helen will be joining us from the 9th of January.

Here is what she has to say about herself:

My name is Helen and I've been a card maker for many years.  I particularly love stamping and Promarkers and my style is mostly clean and simple.  I work for my local Abbeyfield Society as an activities coordinator and also teach card making workshops for Little Claire at weekends.  As well as Little Claire, I'm also lucky enough to design for Pink Gem, Nutcrafters, Crafts-Too and Card Creations Plus and I'm part of the team for several challenge blogs. 

I am sure these ladies will be a wonderful addition to our team. Welcome on board ladies!

Jo and the CRAFT Team

Introducing some of our new DT members.

Introducing our full team so far (new and old, we are still awaiting a few replies, so if you did apply to become part of our DT, please check your e-mail!):

Our DT team so far:

Abby (13) - junior DT NEW

Deborah NEW

Helen NEW


Liam Sanderson (5) - junior DT

Linda NEW

Marlene NEW

Monica NEW

Owen Sanderson (4) - junior DT

Silvi aka Basslady NEW

Sujin aka Bastelarena NEW

Tigerlover - (15) junior DT

We will be introducing one of our new members every day. Keep a look out for them.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Thursday 26 December 2013

Challenge 239 - 26th of December – New Year/New Beginnings/New Baby

Morning All!

We hope you have all had a great Christmas
and would like to wish you all a very
Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014!

It's time again for our next challenge here at CRAFT Challenge, the last one of this year. This week we would like you to make a project bearing the below brief in mind

New Year/New Beginnings/New Baby

So, anything bearing the above in mind will qualify. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

And here are our sponsors for this week:

Sponsor 1:  Bugaboo Stamps

The prize for winner 1 is 7 digi's from their shop.

Sponsor 2:  Doodle Dragons

The prize for winner 2 is $10 download from their site.

The prize for winner 3 is 4 images of choice from their shop.

Sassy Studio Designs

Sponsor 4: Flonz 

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

Now for the great news! 

Prize for winner 4 is a $20 voucher for their store. 

How is that for a prize? He really is very generous I think!

Sponsor for Top 3: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images 

The prize for the Top 3 is as follows:
1st One paper pack OR one Box card kit of choice OR 3 digistamps of choice
2nd One Easel card template OR one 3D sheet OR 2 digistamps of choice
3rd 1 digistamp of choice

And here is some inspiration for you from our (G)DT. Great work by all our ladies again, thank you!

Also keep an eye out for new DT members joining us soon, we have sent their invitations and are awaiting their acceptance at the moment.

(using an image by Bugaboo Stamps)

Jo – (me):
(using  a stamp from 'Jazz Party Dance' by Flonzcraft)
using my own papers
(using 'Boo Peeker - Rocking Horse' by Bugaboo 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!

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Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Winners post chall 238

Hello MERRY CHRISTMAS, Hope you have had a wonderful day.
Carol here to share with you the winners and top 3 from last weeks sketch challenge ...we have 5 winners this week and prizes for the top 3.

First no out is   #8 Lisa lynn

Sponsor 1: My Heart Pieces

The prize for winner 1 is 3 images from her blog of choice.

My Store

Second no out is #10 cristina 

Sponsor 2:  Gingerloft

The prize for winner 2 is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Third no out is #  18 suze with her 4th entry 

Sponsor 3: Meljen's Designs

The prize for winner 3 is 4 digis of choice from their site.

Meljen's Designs

Fourth no out is # 3 Suze with her 1sr entry

Sponsor 4: QKR Stampede

Company Bio:
Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps,  Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The Prize for Winner 4 is 5 Digital Images of choice.

Fifth no out is # 8 Lisa lynn

Sponsor 5: RickSt Dennis MFA

The prize for winner 5  is 2-3 images from his shop.

and collect your 
blinkie from  here.

now onto our Top 3, 
These have been chosen by me Carol and this week there is prizes again
so drum role please

Sponsor for Top 3: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images 

The prize for the Top 3 is as follows:
1st One paper pack OR one Box card kit of choice OR 3 digistamps of choice
2nd One Easel card template OR one 3D sheet OR 2 digistamps of choice
3rd 1 digistamp of choice

these look fantastic.........

Please  collect your 
blinkie from  here.
and e-mail us at 

Remember our new challenge starts tomorrow
Enjoy the rest o the Christmas holidays....
x Carol and the team x