Wednesday, June 22, 2016

3 Designer Papers

Hi Everyone! It's me Sharon and I have a new challenge for you! Don't you worry, it's easy peasy, lemon squeezy! All you have to do is create a project with 3 Designers Papers! That's all! 3 Designers Papers! It's an awesome way to use some of those papers accumulating in your scrap bin.

QKR Stampede is our very generous sponsor for the week. They are one of our favorites for digis. Please click on their name and show them a little love.

QKR Stampede
Prize - choice of 3 single digis

And now on to our DT inspiration:

Carole Flower Pots

Isobel Sitting dog

Sharon - Snowman Couple

Emma - Smiling Angel

And Inspiration from our very talented Guest Designers. 
We absolutely love our Guest Designers!
Guest Designer
Tammy from My Craft Central
Hi, My name is Tammy. I live in Colorado with my wonderful husband and our two fur-babies! I've always had some kind of crafty thing going on in my life. But, when I started to make cards I knew it was the perfect craft for me because I love to color and create with paper. I think the best way to describe my style would be... bold coloring with mostly "cute" images and I love my die cuts! Thank you for inviting me as a guest designer!

Lynda from Lynda's Crafty Hall
 Hi. I'm thrilled to be guest designing this  week. I've used an image by Karleigh Sue to create my project. I've been crafting in many forms, for as many years as I can remember, but playing with paper is by far my favourite form of craft. I love to make cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects in my spare time. I'm on three design teams, which is so much fun!  My life is crazily busy as a mum of two, and I also run my own childcare business from home, which I love as it gives me an excuse to get creative at work too teaching the next generation the art of creativity!

Pauline from Crafting with Cotnob
Hi, my name is Pauline and I live in Hampshire with my wonderful husband and two gorgeous sons.  About six years ago my husband gave me a card making book for Christmas and my obsession was born.  I would describe my style as clean and layered, I love decoupage and CD crafting but will try my hand at anything including clean and simple.  I am delighted to be Guest Designing for Crafting by Designs this week, thank you to the team for inviting me.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Spotlight #106

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with Spotlight #106
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 a few.

Here they are:

 The first spotlight falls on
#8 Jennifer Scull

 The second spotlight falls on
#16 Tindaloo

The third spotlight falls on
#17 Karon H 

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!

Current Challenges:
Anything Goes June Edition
Get Ready for Christmas June Edition 

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

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get Ready for Christmas - June Edition

Good morning everyone Carole here today to launch our ever popular challenge Get Ready For Christmas I hope that you have all been playing along and have started  to make your supply of Christmas cards if not then this is a great place to make a start.
We have a great sponsor this week giving a very generous prize
Prize - choice of 3 single digis

The Design Team has been busy creating some fabulous inspiration and  the images are just gorgeous. We are also lucky to have three Guest Designers joining the team this week who have made some excellent cards fabulous creations ladies.

Carole Home for the holidays

Debra- Carl the snowman 


Guest Designers
Heather from Wire Wrapture
 I'm so happy to be guest designing for Crafting by Designs this week!  I live in Southern Rhode Island, U.S.A.  And this time of year is the best time to be living in a beach area.  I'm a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to my three wonderful girls.  My husband and I will have been married 17 years next month, and luckily for me, he is very supportive of my stamping addiction!  I've been card making/stamping for probably about 15 years and really got serious about it around the time my twins were born, 7 years ago.  I love never having to go to the store and try to find the perfect one to buy, I just make them.

Tina from Feisty Crafter

I'm a mom of four boys, so my house stays very busy and active.  Like many of you, I started off with cross stitching to keep my hands busy at a very young age, cooking, later on calligraphy; then I found stamping and card making.  Lately, I have found the love of just coloring again. Thank you very much for this opportunity and guest designing with a talent team

Iwona from Dwie lewe raczki
Hi everyone. My name is Iwona and I live in Poland in a beautiful city Cracow with my hubby and our little baby girl. I was crafting since I can remember. Cross stitch, decoupage, sculpture, jewellery making. Nowadays jewellery making is my job and paper crafting stole my crafter's heart :) The best thing in paper is that it's really a never ending story because there's always a new technique to try out. If you like my work come visit my blog at  Dwie lewe raczki

Well aren't they all just gorgeous?  So its over to you now to join in and 
inspire us all with your amazing talents - you never let us down!

This challenge is open until 21st June 
 Please remember to make a new project, link it to your post, not your blog, and also no back linking. You can enter up to 3 projects by using the link below.

Thanks for playing along with us!
 Carole and the Crafting by Designs team