Friday, July 25, 2014

Winner - Use a Sentiment

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Use a Sentiment challenge.
First, a big thanks to our sponsor
Our winner this week comes from Dee at Dee's Designs
Day 5
Dee has won 1 $10 credit to the Inky Impressions store!
Don't forget you still have time to enter the
July Anything Goes challenge HERE and the
Hats challenge HERE.
Thanks for playing along with us!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hats, Hats, Hats Challenge!

Hi everyone! It's Maureen here to host our new challenge for this week! I am always amazed at the talent out there when looking through the entries every week and love to see what you all create. 
This week's challenge is themed 'Hats'! The Design Team have been creating projects for you with Hats on them, but feel free to let your imagination run wild! If you want to make an actual hat - go for it!
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Rick St Dennis and he is offering 2 images from his Zibbet Shop for the winner of this week's Hat challenge.

I hope you like what the team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you do with it!

Rene - Garden Wedding Digi Stamp - coming soon
Carole - Fantasie En Plume 1949


Sanja - Ragged Romeo (Mo Manning)

 We have a couple of guest designers joining us this week too!

Guest Designers
Marilyn from One Stamping Fool
My name is Marilyn and I live with my hubs on a farm in Saskatchewan Canada. I work full time but enjoy spending any spare time crafting and getting ink, glue and sparkles all over myself. I have been stamping and creating cards since the fall of 2009, dabbling a bit until I was given a set of Copics as a Christmas gift and that is the point where my addiction to paper crafting truly began. The journey started out slowly but the markers were the launching point for the obsession I have whereby I want it all and I want it now! I make no apologies or excuses for this compulsion and what some people might call ‘hoarding’... it is what it is and I enjoy it thoroughly.

Carole from Crafty Stamper

Hi.My name is Carol-I live in Kingston upon Hull-England. I will be 65 later this year,retired, married with three children -well adults! and 4 grandchildren. I have always done something crafty knitting,crotchet,cake decorating (I made son/daughters) wedding cakes,then I got into card making and mini albums -I have made one for each for daughter and both Sons -I started with stamping but now love digis and promarkers-we have 2yr old cat Millie and 10mth kitten called Puddlenut -I started my blog and entering challenges after having 5 mini strokes when I was 60 then out of hospital had my first tattoo -I then got accepted onto DT's and here am and delighted to be GDT for Crafting By Designs

Millazin from Millazin's Blog
A little about me: I'm in my thirties and live in Drammen, Norway.
I've been crafting for about two and a half years and love it.

I'm very fond of making grungy projects, such as this, but I
also make more delicate ones. I like to try different
things all the time, but folding techniques and metal tape are
my favourites. Hugs from Millazin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Reminder - July Anything Goes Challenge continues!

Hi everyone, Doris here with a reminder that
the July Anything Goes Challenge is will going stong!
You can go HERE to enter your projects.
Today we have some wonderful inspiration from our next
Guest Designer ValerieAnne from ValeryAnne Designs.
A bit about Valery:
I'm a self confessed Craft- a -holic who likes nothing more than
creating items from odds and ends otherwise destined for the bin.
For more details on how Valery made this fantastic project
please head over to her blog, then go enter your Anything Goes projects
before July 25!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hi everyone, Doris here with the winners of our
Here Comes Summer and
Use a Die challenges.
First up is the Here Comes Summer challenge sponsored by

Our winner is Leanne from Banking on Crafts
Leanne has won her choice of 3 digi stamps from
Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps
Next up is Use a Die sponsored by

Our winner is Wendylynn from Wendylynn's Paper Whims
Wendylynn has won her choice of 3 digis
from the OakPond Creations Etsy store

Thank you to both of our wonderful sponsors,
congratulations to our winners and thanks to
everyone who played along with us!
Don't forget to check out the July Anything Goes challenge HERE
and the Use a Sentiment challenge HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Use a Sentiment Challenge

Good morning to all you fabulous crafters. Its Carole here today to launch our new challenge Use a Sentiment. So dig deep into your crafty stash and dig out all those sentiments you bought just in case. Well this is now the perfect opportunity to use them and create something very special to enter into our challenge
Our fantastic sponsor this week is Inky Impressions who are kindly giving a $10 voucher to our winner. If you've not visited the site before then you are in for a treat they have some fantastic designs and also some gorgeous sentiment designs. So if you just happen not to have a sentiment to use !!! Then why not pop over and treat yourself to one.
Our fabulous Design Team have been busy and have created some great cards to inspire you. If you need more details on any of the cards then just hop over to the personal blogs. We also welcome our special Guest Designer Kim her card is just stunning.
Hope you all enjoy making some really wonderful projects. Just add your link at the bottom of this post. We look forward to seeing what you create.
Prize - $10 voucher to store

CaroleMaddie Spreading the Love

Doris - Maddie Spreading the Love

Sanja - Brett and Brenda

Maureen - Heart Lips (The East Wind) 


Guest Designer
Kim from Kim's Cards & Crafts

Hi, I'm Kim and I'm thrilled to be joining Craftin by Designs this week as a guest. I have been making cards and blogging for about 5 years after a short try at scrapbooking. I love playing with paper, participating in challenges and sharing my small pieces of art with family and friends. Thanks for having me!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Reminder - Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, Doris here with
another lovely Guest Designer to
remind you that July's Anything Goes Challenge
is open until July 25 and we're waiting to
see your projects!

Today's inspiration is from

Linda at Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven
Hi my name is Linda Simpson, I live in Warrington, Cheshire in the UK. I am married to my soul mate and very understanding husband Rick. I have 2 sons and 2 beautiful granddaughter.
I have been crafting all my life, I started knitting when I was very young by my Dad, I have dabbled in Cross Stitch, Embroidery and crocheting. I have been paper crafting now for over 16 years. I am lucky that I work in the industry for a UK company Imagination Crafts and run my own Challenge blog. I have been blogging for over 3 years now and made lots of lovely friends from all over the world. I was delighted when I was asked to be guest DT for this new challenge.

Hop on over to Crafting by Designs HERE and enter your Anything Goes projects
by July 25 for your chance to win one of the three prizes from this month's sponsors. Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, think outside the box because it's Anything Goes!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Reminder Post - July Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, Doris here with a little reminder
post about the big July
Anything Goes Challenge
that continues to July 25.

Today we have a fabulous project from
another Guest Designer. Please be sure to
stop by her blog and check out her lovely projects!

Tracey from Mowbray Designs
I love to papercraft cardmaking ,scrapbooking & a bit of jewellery. I would say that crafting is a BIG partof my life. I'm very lucky to be on some brilliant design teams from all over the world!

You can enter your Anything Goes projects HERE
until July 25 for a chance to win one of the three great
prizes from this month's sponsors!