Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the
April Anything Goes challenge. 
This challenge is always one of our favorites and
seems to be your favorite too!  We've
got a jammed packed group of fabulous
inspiration projects from the Design Team
and our wonderful Guest Designers!
This week we're so excited and thankful to 
welcome two new sponsors to Crafting by Designs!  

Prize - 3 digis


Melonheadz Illustrating

Prize - 1 bundle (black/white OR colored)

Please take a moment to read an inspirational
bio from our new sponsor by clicking
on the picture above

Here's some DT inspiration using
Shadow Clocksy Digis

Doris - Pastel Goth BFF

Sharon - Batterina

Rene - Ruffled Dress

Next are some DT inspiration using

Melonheadz Illustrating digis

Sharon - Birthday Blue/Pink Line Art

Carole- Fairy Land


Doris - Season Spring, colored 

Rene - Paris

Here's even more inspiration from our Design Team


My Favorite Things -You Gnome Me

Hold onto your hats, here come some fantastic 
projects from our Guest Designers!

Diane from Nellies Nest
Hi, I am Diane from Michigan and my blog is Nellies Nest, which is named after my beloved dog Nellie, that I just lost last very sad!  I have been paper crafting for so long I can't even remember when I began, but I started out like most, doing scrap booking. I love every aspect of creating with paper and my style is what I call a 'mood style'...just whatever "mood" hits me at the!!  I am showcasing a card today made with a die from Spellbinders that just came in the mail today...thank you to Crafting By Designs for inviting me to guest design!

Aurora from The Miller's Daughter

Pamellia from My Little Craft Things

Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live on Lake Aquitaine in Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian), and more recently, a family of adorable squirrels as well. I have been crafting in some form or another ever since I was a little kid, thanks to my very creative and talented Mom. I've dabbled in all sorts of crafts, but I think what I enjoy making the most is handmade cards. I really love doing shabby chic projects with tons of lace, pearls, flowers and a few touches of mixed media! Thank you so much to Doris for inviting me to spend the day with you all, it's a pleasure and an honour! I do hope you will join us for this wonderful challenge.

Sara from Sarascloset

My name is Sara Emily Barker aka sarascloset.  I have been crafting on and off all my life, and I like to try just about any type of art or craft.  I'm not sure at this point if I have a favorite, but I do love vintage/grunge. I'm honored to be here as Guest Designer today!

Gunn-Eirill from Gunn-Eirill's Paper Magic
Hi, my name is Gunn-Eirill. I live in a small town south in Norway with my hubby and have 3 beautiful children.  When I was six years old I started to sew my own clothes and my interest for sewing keeped on, and I graduite as a tailor in 1990. I have always been crafting and in 2007 I started to play with papers and flowers. I made some cards an layouts, but in 2012 it did became more than a hobby. It became a lifestyle a passion and maybe an obsession. I make 3D, alter, home deco, cards, layouts, mixed media and of the page.  Today I am Designer over at Wild Orchid Crafts and in my fabuluose local crafting store. We do all have our favorite things to do or work with, and mine favourite things are flowers, papers from Graphic 45 and RX glue (liquid glue).  I am delighted to be a Guest Designer at Crafting by Design.

Bea from Beascrapbooking

Ok now it's your turn - let's see those projects!
This challenge is open until April 25, and you can add up
to THREE projects in this challenge for a chance to win one
of the prizes from our sponsors.
We can't wait to see what you make!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Design Team Call!


Hi everyone, Doris here. Crafting by Designs is looking to add a few creative people to our Design Team. We're looking for people who like to be creative, have fun, and sometimes create outside of their comfort zone - is that you?  
We don't have many requirements but as a member of the
Crafting by Designs team you'd be required to:

  • Prepare a project for at least two weekly challenges per month and follow the theme of each, but you can play along with every one if you like
  • Meet our weekly deadlines for posting challenges and comments
  • Use a digital image if supplied by a sponsor, and link back to their store or blog
  • Host at least one challenge, theme of your choice, every 8 to 10 weeks
  • Be willing to jump in when necessary to help out a fellow DT member
  • Comment on assigned number entries every week
  • Have an active blog and be willing to promote Crafting by Designs and our weekly sponsors by displaying a DT badge and links back to CBD and the sponsor
  • We have a DT group on Facebook, so participation is preferred but not required
  • Not be afraid to try something new and outside your comfort zone
  • Love to have fun with a very friendly and talented group for at least a 6 month period 
  • International applicants welcomed! We currently have members in the US, Puerto Rico, South Africa, England, and Sweden
If this sounds like fun to you, please drop us an email at that includes a little bio about yourself, a link to your blog as well as a link to 3 of your favorite recent projects.  Prior DT experience isn't necessary, we all have to start somewhere :)  The deadline to submit applications is April 15 and those selected will be notified by April 20.  We look forward to hearing from you!!

Winners - March Anything Goes

Hi everyone, Doris here with some lucky
winners from the March Anything Goes challenge! 

First, we'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors:

 Alicia Bel  

Our first winner is #47 Peggy T from

Peggy has won a $12 gift certificate to

Our second winner is #203 Ria from RB-Artfx

Ria has won her choice of 2 single digis from
 Dr. Digi 

Our third and final winner is #156
Bettina from Bettands hobbykrolc

Bettina has won 3 digis from
Alicia Bel

Thanks to everyone who played along with us, 
we loved looking at ALL your projects!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Winner - Good Witch/Bad Witch

Hi everyone, Doris here with the
winner of the Good Witch/Bad Witch challenge.

First, thank you to our sponsor!

Our winner is #13 Wendy from 
Wendy has won 3 single digi images from

Thanks to everyone who played along with us!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3 or More Layers

Good morning everyone! It is Maureen here to host this week's challenge. A bittersweet one as it is my last with Crafting by Designs for a while. As many of you can understand, life gets in the way sometimes and for me it's been a difficult decision to step down from the team. I will miss everyone on team and seeing all the fabulous dt and challenge entry creations. I'll be sure to pop in now and then and keep an eye on you all, but for now I say farewell. 
Before I go, I leave you with a '3 or More Layers' challenge. Our sponsor for this one is Angie's Cards/Digis, and you have the chance to win 3 images from this sponsor just by entering. Good luck to you all!

 Here's what our fabulous design team have created to inspire you this week!
Carole - Daisy May Sewing

Doris - Dress

And here's some more DT inspiration


CC Designs Cherry Lucy

And please welcome this week's Guest Designers

Cathy from My Creative Space 
I am so excited to be chosen  as a Guest Design for Crafting by Designs.  I was bitten by the card making bug in 2009 and love spending time in my craft room making cards.  My current passion is coloring with my Copics.  Lucky me- I have three granddaughter who share my space and my love for stamps, coloring and making cards! 

Jodi from Kaboo Designs 
Here are the spoils of my passions: creating, playing, exploring, attempting new things, 
discovering and fostering the child trapped in this adult body.

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), have been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time.

We hope you will play along with us this week!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spotlight #97

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with Spotlight#97
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
#5 Janny


 The second 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!

Current Challenges:
March Anything Goes
Good Witch/Bad Witch 

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:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three Lucky Winners!

Hi everyone, Doris here with THREE lucky winners today!
This is a combined winner post for the

A great big THANK YOU to our sponsors


Let's get started!
Our first winner is #21 Beckie from 
Beckie has won 3 single images OR 1 set
Our next winner is #22 Angela from
Angela has won her choice of 4 single images

Our third winner is #30 Kate from artKatie
  baby_boy - 1 - MD monochromatic blue buciki
Kate has won her choice of 3 single digi images

Thanks to everyone who played along with us!