Friday, July 31, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - We've got Winners!

Hi everyone, Doris here with lots and lots of winners!
Winners from the July Anything Goes challenge and
 winners from the Summer Holidays challenge!
 
A great big THANK YOU to our sponsors
from these challenges:
 
 
 
 
First, the winners of the July Anything Goes challenge:
Our first winner is #14 Shirley from Glittered Paws
Shirley has won a $12 credit to the
A Day for Daisies shop!
 
Our next winner is #194 Lisa J
from Welcome To My Craft Blog
Lisa has won her choice of 3 single digi images
from the SLS Lines Etsy shop


Next, here are the winners from the
Summer Holidays challenge:

Our winner is #1 Cristina from Rutscht
Cristina has won an image from Lia Stampz
 
 
Our last winner is #6 Marlene from Cards made by Marlene

Marlene has won 3 digi images, up to a $10 value from
Stitchy Bear

Congratulations to all our winners,
and thanks to everyone who played along with us!

Don't forget to check out the
August Anything Goes challenge HERE
which is open until August 25.



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the
August Anything Goes challenge!
 
The CBD Design Team is taking a little
break during the month of August, but our
challenges will continue as usual.

You'll have some great inspiration
projects from wonderful Guest Designers each
week, and we hope you'll play along.
We just love inviting Guest Designers to play
along with us, and are so excited for you to see
their fantastic projects during the month of August!
 
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
 
Prize: 3 images from TSB store OR
4 images if the winning project used
Stamping Boutique image!
 
To get your creative juices flowing,
here are some fabulous projects
from our Guest Designers:
 
Leslie from Love to Scrap!

My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and mini albums, and have been known to alter a few tins and boxes. I also started beading and making jewelry about a year or so ago. A huge thanks to Doris and the Crafting by Designs crew for having me on board for the August challenge! ;)
And here is a link to my blog: Love To Scrap!
 
Beatriz from beascrapbooking
  
Hi, my name is Beatriz Blázquez. I live in Spain.
I'm lucky to have a job that I love, because I love kids and I'm pediatrician in a hospital next to my home. I have always loved hand crafts and since being a kid one of my main hobbies was colouring, I used to ask the Three Kings to bring me those huge boxes with lots of crayons.  I discovered scrapbooking 3 years ago and I'm totally hooked. Looking at videos on-line I discovered Copic markers and stamps for colouring and since then my two main hobbies go together: scrapbooking and colouring. I'm not sure if I have a fixed style, but I love soft colours, sweet images, vintage and romantic projects, and normally my makes do not have to little embellishments, haha.  I'm very happy and eager to share my projects with you. See you around!!!

 
 

Katie from arteKatie

My name is Kasia, in the artistic world I am known as arteKatie. A redhead crazy crafting passionate ;) I am a crafter and card maker from 15 years, with breaks. My workshop has improved a lot since I moved to UK in 2013 - I have collected plenty of die cuts, started a blog artekatie.wordpress.com, started taking part in card challenges and finally being honoured to be a Guest Designer :) I love shabby, flowery and kids/male creation but most of all I love challenges! Personally I am a happy girlfriend, owner of two cats and aspiring graphic/web designer. 
 
 

Kevin from McCrafty's Cards
 
My Name is Kevin, I have been Crafting Now for about 7 years,
I make cards, Paint and also create Salt Dough figures. 
I only have one eye so it takes me a bit longer than most to complete my projects,
But I wont let it stop me.
I am Delighted to be a Guest Designer With Crafting by Design 
Please feel free to visit my blog  http://mccraftys-cards.blogspot.co.uk/
Kevin xx


Justine from Justine Hovey
Hi Crafters, my name is Justine and I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 10 years. I am originally from Canada but I am living in Germany at the moment. I recently found my love in making Youtube videos and card making tutorials and it is so much fun. You can check out more of my work on my blog or youtube channel if you're interested in my tutorials.

 
 This challenge is open until August 25 and you can add your project
by using the linking tool below.  Please remember to follow the rules:
you can enter a maximum of 3 projects in this challenge; the projects
must be linked to your blog and have been
published during July 29 to August 25;
your projects must have been made by YOU.

Thanks for playing along with us!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #79 - Get Ready for Christmas July edition

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with the Saturday Spotlight #79
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

 
 
 The second spotlight falls on
#33 Karon from Karon's Krafty Korner
 

 
 
 The third spotlight falls on
 


 
 
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.

The Saturday Spotlight feature is taking a
few weeks off while the Design Team enjoys their
summer holiday, but we'll be looking at ALL
the projects and catch up with our favorite projects
when we come back in September.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Winner - Get Ready for Christmas July edition!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
 
The holidays are getting closer and closer,
and I'm so glad so many of you are still playing
along with us each month as we build up our
stash with this monthly challenge.
 
Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor
 
And a big thank you to all our
talented Guest Designers for joining us!
Our winner this week is #21 Ruth
 
Ruth has won a $10 credit to the  Inky Impressions  shop!
 
Don't forget to stop back on
Saturday who is in the next Saturday Spotlight,
it could be you!
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Holidays

 
Good morning to all our Crafty Friends. Carole here today to launch our new weekly challenge and  the theme this week is Summer Holidays . I'm not sure about the US but the six week Summer Holiday just started last weekend for all the school children in England so this is a perfect theme. I'm sure we can all find some great ideas for Summer Holiday cards it may even be a little reminder of that dream holiday you've always wanted !!

We have two great sponsors this week who are giving very
generous prizes for the winners.

Our fabulous Design Team have been busy creating some amazing designs using some great Summer themed images. We also have five very talented Guest Designers as well this week. Your cards ladies are just perfect.

Lia Stamps:  

Sharon



Prize: 3 images, up to $10 value

 Carole - Beach Day




Sharon - Flip Flops

Doris - Summer Bath

Lisa


Guest Designers

Kathy from The Crafty Nurse

Hi!  I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who is now living in upstate New York.  I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for crafting, mostly card making, but I enjoy art journaling, scrapbooking and art projects. I currently belong to the design teams of Technique Junkies, Open-Minded Crafting Challenges, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Sketch Saturday, Cards in Envy, and Repeat Impressions.  I've also guest designed for From the Heart Stamps and been featured on Simon Says Stamp.  I am married 20+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.




Ever since I was small I have been interested in paper crafting and scrapbooking. I became totally addicted to card making four years ago and now that I am retired I have more time to indulge my passion. I am currently on the design team at 613 Avenue Create and Natalie and Amy's challenge. I find crafting a great way to relax and have made many friends all over the world through this shared interest. 

Tina from One Crafty Mess

I'm an avid scrapbooker turned paper crafter who spends her days
creating sweet creations to keep her sanity��

 
Rosina from Rosina's Scrapcards

I am 68 years old, married to Bart and have 2 married daughters and four grandchildren,
  and live on a farm in beautiful countryside in South West Netherlands.
My hobbies are scrapbooking, mostly cards and creations, but also the computer and bicycles may I really like. And I experience a lot of fun to all those wonderful blogs I often get my inspiration also from ..

Sue from Planet Susie

Hi my name’s Sue (aka Sue Pxxx) and my blog is Planet Susie.  I really am so pleased to have been asked to do a GDT spot for Crafting By Design.  I started crafting when I was about 8, making dolls clothes with my Nan - even persuaded her to give me her best hat to make my dolly some shoes.  I still have ‘Sandra’ wearing those same felt shoes!   I think I have dabbled in most crafts at some time or other but card making is definitely a firm favourite - my hubby, who I’ve been married to for 46 years next month, says I’ll still have a room full of stuff even if I live to be 350!   We live in Nottinghamshire with our two cats, Blossom and Donny - who adopted us - we didn’t have a say in the matter!!  Hugs to you all Sue Pxxx


I hope you all enjoy our Summer Holiday theme
this week and all find the time to enter into our challenge.
To enter, just add your link below. Remember to link to your project and  not your blog. This challenge is open until the 29th July and please remember to follow the rules:  no more than 3 entries per person, the project must be made by you and posted on your blog during the period of this challenge.  
                          
One final note, the Crafting by Designs team will be
taking our own summer holiday during the month of August,
but our challenges will continue every week as usual with
the help of some wonderful Guest Designers.                   
 
Thanks for playing along with us!


Hugs Carole and The Crafting by Designs Team .

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #78

Hello Everyone, Doris here today
with the Saturday Spotlight #78
featuring the DT favorites from the 
 Reuse/Recycle challenge
 
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

 
 
 The second spotlight falls on
#6 Vicky from Crafting Vicky

 

 
 The third spotlight falls on
 #29 Lula from u Luli

 
 
 

 
 
 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, July 17, 2015

Winner - Reuse/Recycle challenge

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
 
First a great big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 
 
 
 
We had some very creative projects entered
in this challenge, great job everyone!
 
Our winner this week is #22 is Rupa from tofa
 
Rupa has won 3 digi images from the
 
Don't forget to enter your projects
and stop back to see who's in the Saturday
Spotlight this week - it could be you!