Thursday, August 14, 2014

Challenge 113 - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season

If you are looking for the "Thinking of You" Challenge #112 Winner and Top Five - you can find that HERE

Welcome to Challenge 113
Aug 14-26
Theme: Let It Go - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season
[and don't forget the sentiment!]

First, let us share with you our very first 
SENTIMENT SPOTLIGHT 
on the entry using a Marie-Clare Sentiment.  
Congratulations Julie S. from Julie's Craft Haven
Julie has made a beautiful card using white embossing powder on her stamped image and a yellow marker.  The die cut yellow focal panel layered on the yellow base card makes an elegant looking card.  It is finished with the shear white ribbon that calls attention to the white script and of course the Marie-Clare Sentiment that is perfect for the focal image.  For more details on Julie's card, you are encouraged to click on the link to her blog above and leave her a wee comment while you are there!


  Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment
 was designed, as always, to fit the theme and our sponsor's images "Frozen Heart" and "Queen" that were provided to the DT.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  Each fortnight we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design and then MC and I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT.

Here is MC's sentiment for this week - 
come back next Thursday for her 2nd sentiment for this theme.

We are delighted to pair up with Sassy Studio Designs this challenge!  They have provided our DT with two different images that will fit our "Favorite Season" [we are using winter as our chosen season.] They will also be sponsoring the prize for our challenge winner. Thank you for your participation Sassy Studio Designs!



Next Thursday, at mid-week of the challenge, we will have the distinct pleasure of introducing you formally to the three new, very gifted paper artists who are joining the team!  The three designers will be joining MC and me on Team B and we will have our artwork ready to share with you at that time!
And now, let's get crackin' and spark your mojo with the theme interpretations by the first half of the very creative Aud Sentiment Designers.

Ginny from As I do Rodos 
using  Frozen Heart


Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  Frozen Heart

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot

using Frozen Heart and Queen

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Frozen Heart

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Frozen heart

Challenge 113 - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 8/26
You may enter up to 5 projects - but DON'T forget the sentiment!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Challenge 112 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to all of our participants in our "Thinking Of You" challenge.
 Sometimes those kinds of cards are the most difficult to make but are probably the most cherished.
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, A Day For Daisies
 
 
The winner is....
 
 
 
Congrats!  Please complete the following to claim your prize:
 
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize
 
 
Top 5 in no particular order
 
#25 Julie
Using the free sentiment created for Aud Sentiments by MC
 
#64 America
 
#1 Patty
 
#44 Lucy
 
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Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for our next challenge.
 
 
 
 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenge 112 - 2nd Week Inspiration

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge #112
July 31 - Aug 12

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #111

Theme:  Thinking of You Type of Sentiment*
[*such as for a get well card, sympathy card 
or someone struggling through a hard time.]

Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In fact, starting this challenge we are planning something new... we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design.  MC and the I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT in the next Challenge post to provide you, your artwork and your blog a little more exposure!  
Here is MC's sentiment for this week:


Our sponsor for this challenge is
A Day for Dasies
We are delighted to team up with ADFD!  They are providing the DT with images to create inspiration for this theme.  And, of course, they will be providing the prize for the winner!  If you are a fan like we are, this is a perfect challenge to enter!  If you are not already a follower of ADFD, do go to their shop and check out the current releases... fabulous!





More of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers 
have provided their take on the "Thinking of You Type of Sentiment theme:
Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using five minutes

Ginny G from RubberMad
using "My Best Boy"

Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using Bewildered C

Tania from Manx Made by Tania
Challenge #112
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 8/12
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Challenge 112 - Thinking of You Type Sentiment


Welcome to Challenge #112
July 31 - August 12

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #111


Because this is the last challenge for the current DT term, we would like to thank Janet, Jennyfer and Tania for the time they have spent with us. It has been our privilege to share the very creative efforts of these talented women on this blog!  
We wish them all the best and know we will see them around blog-land. 
Julie, Ginny H, Ginny G and the Design Team


A quick note: The three new DT members who have accepted for 
the new term will be introduced on the next Challenge.

And now, on to a fabulous challenge theme!  Although not always fun to make under pressure, all of us from time to time need these types of cards.  So making one now for your stash is a brilliant idea.
Theme: Thinking of You type sentiment*
[*such as a Get well, Sympathy or for someone going thru a hard time.]

Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In fact, starting this challenge we are planning something new... we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design.  MC and the I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT in the next Challenge post to provide you, your artwork and your blog a little more exposure!  
Without further ado - here is MC's sentiment:



Our sponsor this go around is the very fresh and delightful

It is an absolute pleasure to team up with ADFD!  They are providing the DT with images to create inspiration for this theme.  And, of course, they will be providing the prize for the winner!  If you are a fan like we are, this is a perfect challenge to enter!  If you are not already a follower of ADFD, do go to their shop and check out the current releases... fabulous!







To get you started, we have theme interpretations by 
the very creative Aud Sentiment Designers! 
To keep you motivated, the team will provide even more inspiration 
at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Ginny from As I do Rodos 
using   Garden Bonnett


Jennyfer from Jennyfer Creates
using Tender Thoughts

Jennyfer is currently having problems with her blog and her project's photos have "disappeared".  I will put her photo back in when available. ~ginny

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Baby Cherry Blossoms

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Tender Thoughts

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Delivery Bonnet


You can enter up to five times and DON"T forget a sentiment!
Challenge #112 - "Thinking of You" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, August 12


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Challenge 111 Winner and Top 5

Thank you for joining us for Christmas in July.
We had lots of fun looking at all of your gorgeous holiday creations.

A great big thank to you our fabulous sponsor,  QKR Stampede!

QKR

The winner of the prize from the sponsor is....

Congrats! Please complete the following to claim your prize
1. Leave a comment here on this post so we know you have seen it.
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge so I can send you details about your prize

Top 5 in numerical order:


Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another challenge with us.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Challenge 111 - 2nd week Inspiration

Welcome to the second week of

Challenge 111

July 17 - 29

Theme: Christmas in July

{If you are looking for the Winner and Top Five 
for Challenge #110 you can click HERE}

And for the OTHER winners, of the DT Call?
Ginny H has that announcement for you:
"We would like to thank all those very talented crafters out there who joined in our DT call.  We had very difficult decisions to make, but we are pleased to announce our three new team members."
A big welcome to:
Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
Tracey [Lalkygirl] from My-Creative-Place 

We will have a more formal introduction soon - these very talented women 
will be joining us officially the week of August 19.  

Marie-Clare has provided her weekly FREEBIE Sentiment for you to use if you so choose!  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In FACT - we are going to showcase a card from those entries using the sentiment!  So grab the sentiment and show us what you can do!


Thank you MC for sharing your talent with us all!  
Please be sure to leave a comment for Marie-Clare either on this post or you can go to her blog - Cards by MC - and let her know 
how much she is appreciated for her latest efforts!

Our sponsor this challenge is
QKRDo 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 un-mounted, 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.

Prize - Winner of our Challenge will receive 5 Digital Stamps
 of their choice from the QKR online store 

Thanks to our sponsor, we have some more fun images to show you - and thanks to the Aud Sentiments very creative designers we have some delightful takes on the "Christmas in July" theme:
Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  lights kitty

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Santa's List from QKR
Inside reads - "Need a hug?"
Marie-Clare from Cards by MC

Tania from Manx Made by Tania

Janet from Jan's Crafty Spot 
using Christmas Snowman
Challenge #111
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 7/29
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
and locate the linking tool at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Challenge 111 - Christmas in July

Welcome to the new challenge!


Challenge #111
July 17 - July 29

Theme: Christmas in July

 

Before we get into the details of the new challenge, I want to mention the great entries submitted last challenge #110 which was the ever popular Anything Goes!  
Julie posted the challenge winners last night, so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - just click here for the 
[Here is a hint!]

And, regarding the DT Call:
I also want to mention and thank the several paper artists who threw their hat in the ring for the new DT slots!  We have some incredibly talented candidates to choose from and the process has begun to narrow it down to three.  I don't know about the other DT members, but this is a wickedly difficult decision!  Hang in there... this is going to take little while!

Sometimes people need a little push to get started with the multitude of holiday cards they need in December.  I don't know about you, but the stress of the holiday commitments can be so overwhelming when I want to make all my gifts AND make all my cards AND decorate wildly!  A little push to get some of my cards done early is just what I need!  Ok - so here we go... 
           We challenge you to create a project for
Christmas in July
If Christmas isn't your Holiday - no worries!  Make it any December Holiday - not Thanksgiving and not New Years - make sure it falls in December!

Marie-Clare has provided a FREEBIE Sentiment for you to use if you so choose!  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!



Look closely - there is snow falling over that sentiment!  
There will be another sentiment next week - so be sure to watch for it.  Thank you MC for sharing your talent with us all!  
Please be sure to leave a comment for Marie-Clare either on this post or you can go to her blog - Cards by MC - and let her know how much she is appreciated for her latest efforts!

You have till July 17 to get as many as 5 projects submitted for a chance to win a prize from our Sponsor!  We have the pleasure this challenge of teaming up with QKR Stampede who has provided our DT with images to showcase for your inspiration. They also have provided a great prize that you will love - 5 Digital Stamps of your choice from their online store!  If you are not familiar with the style of Ken Herrod - read a little bit about QKR below:

QKR
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 un-mounted, 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.

To get you started, we have theme interpretations by 
the very creative Aud Sentiment Designers! 
To keep you motivated, the team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Ginny from As I do Rodos 
Jennyfer from Jennyfer Creates
using Sledding Bear

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Santa Snail

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Shepherd

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using JOY

Ready? Get set! Go create wildly!
~ginny g
Challenge # 111- "Christmas in July" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, July 29, 20