Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dog Days of Summer

Hi Everyone! It's me again, Sharon. August is usually the hottest month of the summer, unbearable heat. Sadly here in my part of the world, it has been quite the opposite. Cooler temps and lots of rain...until this week. The week most of our kids go back to school and the temps soar. This week's challenge is to create something HOT or something to help cool you off in the heat.
Our fabulous sponsor is:

  Smeared Ink  
And their very generous prize is a $15 voucher to their store
Please stop over and show them a little love.

Here is a little inspiration from our team of very hot ladies:

Julia - Mer in Bucket

Mo - Calaveras Sugar Skull 3

SharonShe Grump

Sanja - Tequila Worm (Kenny K) 

And we're super excited to share

some amazing projects from two of the Smeared Ink
design team members for this challenge!

From Kapree

From Shoni

Our challenge will be open through September 2nd. Take a break from the heat, come inside, pour yourself a nice, big glass of iced tea, cool off and get crafty. Please show us your project by linking up with the Mr. Linky below.
We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Winners - winners!

Hi everyone, Doris here with some winners!
First we have the winner from the

Our winner is Marie from Marie
This challenge was just for fun, so Marie we have
a badge for your blog as a thank you for playing along with us.
Next up is the Polka Dots challenge which was
sponsored by Lacy Sunshine!
Our winner is Em from Em's Paperdaze
Em has won her choice of 3 digi images from Lacy Sunshine!
Thanks so much to everyone for playing along with us.
Don't forget to check out the
August Anything Goes challenge HERE that's still
open until August 25, and the
Rock Around the Clock challenge HERE
that's open until August 26.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rock Around the Clock

Hello! This is Sharon and I'm hosting this week's challenge!
The theme:  Rock Around the Clock
Share your music and/or time creativeness with us.
You can make anything, a card, a layout, mixed media,
just as long as it fits into our challenge theme.

We have 2 awesome sponsors this week.
Please remember to visit them and show them a little love.

Our first sponsor is:

 Dr. Digi 

Prize: winner choice of 2 digis

And now a little inspiration from our Design Team:

Sharon - Derek Clapton

Our second sponsor is:
Prize: 5 digis

And here's a little QKR Inspiration from our Design Team.
Sharon - Peace

Doris - Mouse and Clock

We've shared our inspiration with you, so now it's time for you to share your inspiration with us. Plug in those iPods and turn the music up loud. Upload your project with the Mr. Linky thingy below. This challenge will be open through August 26th.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Welcome to our latest challenge here at Crafting by Designs! 
It's Maureen hosting this time round so you know that mean's there'll be a bit of the alternative in here -
 make sure you check out my zombie girl with her bunny further down!
This week we have had much fun playing with images from our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine

Why not play along for the chance to win 3 images of your choice from this fabulous company - 
and they don't have to be zombie images either!
Our theme this week is 'PolkaDots' and we hope you will join us!

Rene - Emily Spring Ladybugs

Sharon - Emmilou Boo

Sanja - Twinkles Boo

 I just love the inspiration from the team this week! I hope you do too and I hope to see your fabulous entries! Remember to link up below! Mo xxx

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Vintage / Shabby Chic Challenge!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this weeks challenge is
Vintage / Shabby Chic
Our Design Team has created some amazing projects, take a look:
Now we have some amazing Guest Designer
joining us this week.  Please stop by
their blogs and check out their beautiful work!
Angeline Choo from Scrappy Scrappy

Hi. I’m Angeline from ScrappyScrappy. When I first started scrapbooking, I made only mini albums but gradually went into card making. Now I’m into Project Life, mixed media, art canvas, 3D projects and more! I love anything scrappy and love sharing my ideas. I also enjoy sharing my tips and techniques on my blog and I have recently started making video tutorials on my Youtube channel. Feel free to come visit or you can drop by my FB page and say hi :)

Gunn-eirill from Gunn-Eirill's Creative Side

Hi every one. My name is Gunn-Eirill and I live in Larvik, south in Norway with husband and my 2 beautiful girls. I am a home working mum and I love it. I started to play with papers in 2007, but I have always been crafting since I was a little girl. When I am going to make a new project, I take a deep dive into my papers and flowers and just look at it. Usually the project comes to me, and pops up in my head. The table lampe that I have made for this GDT is my own template, made on my silhouette machine, but the doillies in the middle is from Silhouette store. 

Please visit the Design Team and leave some love
for this talented group of ladies.
This is a just for fun challenge.
Do not forget to upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below.
This challenge will be open until August 12, 2014.
Remember to have fun!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Winners - we have winners!

Hi everyone, Doris here with our winners
 from the July Anything Goes challenge and
the winner from the Hats challenge!
First, a great big THANK YOU to our always
wonderful sponsors!!
Here we go with the winners from July Anything Goes!
The first winner is Cathie from House of Borowski
HOB, gatefold, Fitztown Fae18,Gina K Hello Sunshine,Copics MFT Die-namics fancy flourish, MPress curved rectangle,Cuttlebug divine swirl embossing folder
Cathie has won a $12 gift card to A Day for Daisies
Here comes our next winner:
Our second winner is Anna from Anna's Handmade Cards
Anna has won a $12 gift certificate to The Stamping Boutique
And now for the third winner from the July Anything Goes challenge:

Our third winner is Gail from I Like Paper
Gail has won her choice of 2 digis from Flatfriends Boutique
Next up is the winner of the Hats challenge

Our winner is Pamela from Bee-Crafts by Pamela
Pamela has won her choice of 2 digi images from Rick St. Dennis
Thank you so much to everyone for entering their projects
in our challenges and another HUGE thank you
to our sponsors for their continued support!!
And don't forget to stop by and enter your projects in the
August Anything Goes challenge HERE!