Friday, March 27, 2015

Winner - Masculine projects

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
 
We'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors again!
 
 
 
 Our first winner this week is
Wendy has won her choice of 2 single digis from
 
 
Our second winner this week is
Lynsey from Lynsey's Place
Lynsey has won her choice of 3 single digis from
 
Thanks so much to everyone who played along with us.
Be sure to check out the Flowers with a Twist challenge HERE
and stop back on Saturday to see who's in the next
Saturday Spotlight - it could be you!!
 
 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Flowers with a Twist

Hi everyone, Rene here with this weeks fun challenge:
Flowers with a Twist
Your creation must contain flowers
be it an image, a photo or even the real thing!
For a twist you can add punched or die-cut flowers,
as embellishment or instead of an image.
I'm excited to see the fabulous creations that you will showcase!
 
Our generous sponsor this week is one of my personal favourites:
 
The lucky winner can choose 3 single digis.
There are gorgeous images to choose from!
 
The DT played with images provided by the sponsor.
You can tell we had fun with this challenge!
 
 
Used punched flowers




Julia - Marguerite Daisy Flower Pot Pretties
Using a Die Cut for Flower
 
 
Sharon - used a punch

 
Carole- Myrtle's Flower
(Die Cut and Butterfly punch)


 

Jenny (used dies)


Guest Designers

Veerle from Veerle's Little Card Corner


My name is Veerle. I am 47 years (young) and i live in Belgium. Ever since I  was a child, I was busy with painting, crafting, knitting, you name it. But it took until halfway 2012 before I started making cards. First only 3D with sheets of images you need to cut out. Then I started to add some
sewing (embroidery ???) on my cards. I started my blog in August 2013 and july 2014 I entered my very first challenge ever. Since then it all went very fast, and today I am so honoured and proud to be a design team member for 3 challenge blogs. And I am so very honoured to be a guest designer here today for this great challenge. I love making cards and  I feel so very lucky for all the opportunities I received since july last year. Thanks for watching, take care all. Love, Veerle xXx


Jen Leeflang from Art, Bellydancing and Crafting
Born of Dutch immigrant parents, raised and still living in Durban, South Africa, I am a SAH wife to my long-suffering husband, Pete, and mum to Nicholas (25), Blayne (22), and Kellan (20), and human to 4 kitties Simba, Bunny, Pudge and Penny. My mum taught me the skills she learnt as a young girl, that of using my hands to create pretty things, and always to make the best of whatever supplies I have. I cannot remember a time when I wasn't sewing, crocheting, drawing, colouring, painting, etc.  Besides paper crafting, I love to design, sew and bead belly dance costumes, and have lost count of the number of beaded bras that are shimmying worldwide.  Paper crafting and card making are my passion, and I present monthly workshops to an ever increasing group of ladies between the ages of 9 and 92 (literally!) Last week's workshop was attended by 36 ladies making 6 cards each! In addition, I am often invited to present workshops by craft stores, groups, WI's and ladies groups.  I need to pay the bills too, so I am an agent for an importer of crafting goodies and an artist of digi stamps.

 
 
I hope that's enough flowery inspiration!
We are looking forward to see your lovely creations!
 
Link your projects below and please remember to follow the rules:
you can link up three projects, they must be linked to your blog, and
they must be posted during the week this challenge is open.
Thanks for playing along with us!
 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #65 - Get Ready for Christmas

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the Saturday Spotlight #65
featuring the DT favorites from the
 
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 3.
Here they are:

 
 The first spotlight falls on
#1 Gail L from Lacey Lassy

Your card was a firm favourite with the DT!
 
 

 The second spotlight falls on
#4 Susan Kennedy from Scrap a Thousand Words
 
 
Lovely use of the sentiment and traditional colours!
 
 
 The third spotlight falls on
#24 Sarah-J W from Mallows Crafty Bits
 
 
Your cute horse made us smile!
 
 
 
 
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!
Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Winner - Get Ready for Christmas

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
 
A great BIG THANK YOU goes to our sponsor
 
 
 
 
Our winner this week is Kitty from KT Fit Kitty
 
Kitty has won her choice of 3 single digis or one set from Beccy's store.
 
Don't forget to check out the two challenges still open at
Crafting by Designs:  Masculine is open until March 24 HERE
and March Anything Goes challenge is open until March 25 HERE.
And be sure to stop back on Saturday to see who's in the
next Saturday Spotlight - it could be you!
 
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Masculine Projects

Good Morning to all you lovely crafty people. Its Carole here to launch this weeks challenge which is Masculine Projects. I'm so glad to be back with the team as I've not joined in for a few weeks as I have been on a long holiday but I did miss all my crafty friends .
 
For this weeks challenge we are being sponsored by two great companies Dr Digi's and Oak Pond Creations who both sell some amazing digi stamps, so if you are stuck for ideas their range of men stamps is brilliant. I know men cards  are not everyone's favorites but our Design Team have produced some  amazing designs to inspire you.We also have three Guest Designers this week and you will all have to agree with me they have done a fantastic job the designs are stunning well done ladies.



Prize - winners choice of 2 single digis


Carole-Jukebox




Sharon - Anglin' Andy



Lisa - Anglin' Andy


Doris - Duncan Disorderly




  Oak Pond Creations
Prize - winners choice of 3 single digis


 Mo - Boxing gloves


Doris - Edgar the Raven


Guest Designers
CG from CG says (Something Loudly)

I'm a crafter living in Baltimore, Maryland. I like all sorts of crafts, but am mostly a card maker. I especially enjoy using recycled items, like the package foam, bottle caps, and aluminum cans I used for this project. I just love visiting blogs by crafters around the world.

Darcy from Crafting with Darcy
My name is Darcy and I live in the United States. I’ve been crafting since childhood and have been making cards for about 20 years. I also like to grow flowers and spend time with my grandkids. My favorite card making supplies are my patterned papers and Copic markers.




The challenge will be open till March 24th. Please link your projects below and please remember to follow the rules: you can link up to three projects, they must be linked to your blog, and they must be posted during the week this challenge is open.
 
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs and good luck everyone!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #64 - Thinking of You

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the Saturday Spotlight #64
featuring the DT favorites from the
 
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 3.
Here they are:

 
 The first spotlight falls on
#5 Naush @ Dubai
 
Isn't this such a clever idea!
Sweet & feminine design and colours.
 
 
The second spotlight falls on
Lovely tag card that can be used as a bookmark!
Love the striking colour combination!


 The third spotlight falls on
 
Sweet little friendship card!
 
 

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

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Get Ready for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Hello, Sharon here. No, I have not lost my mind. We took a little break from our Get Ready for Christmas Challenges and now have brought them back. Once a month we will be featuring a Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Christmas/Holiday cards are my most favorite cards to create. Hopefully by playing along with us, you'll have a nice little stash made just in time for the holidays.
And without further ado, our fantastic sponsor is:
Beccy's Place  
Prize - choice of 3 single digis or 1 set 

Now for the inspiration from my DT Sisters:


 Julia - In The Christmas Garden



Rene - Poinsettia Ornament




Doris - Christmas Cow


Mo - freebie from beccy's place.

Sharon - Snowman Trio

The challenge will be open through March 17. Please link your projects below and please remember to follow the rules: you can link up three projects, they must be linked to your blog, and they must be posted during the week this challenge is open.
Thanks for playing along with us!