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Monday, 30 September 2013

#101 Cute and Furry

I’m really sorry about last time’s challenge. I realise when some of you came along there was no linky to start with, but my pc died and one of my team very kindly stepped in to make the post after my Daughter had emailed her. Thank you Josephine! Hopefully we are back to normal now.
Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Jackie, who has chosen the theme 'Cute and Furry'
Jackie would like to see the main focal point of your creation be something that is cute and furry. It can be a digi stamp, stamp, photographic image, but must have fur and be cute.

PLEASE NOTE THE SORT OF CUTE AND FURRY WE MEAN IS AN ANIMAL OF SOME DESCRIPTION, (YES WE ARE CALLING A TEDDY BEAR AN ANIMAL) NOT THE HEM OF A CLOAK, OR AN OUTFIT A BABY IS DRESSED IN. I KNOW WE DIDN'T SAY SO SPECIFICALLY IN THE DESCRIPTION ABOVE BUT ALL OF THE DESIGN TEAM HAVE USED AN ANIMAL ON THEIR PROJECTS SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS OBVIOUS
 
Please ensure the main focal point of your creation is both cute and has fur to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 

We are sponsored by
DI'S DIGISTAMPS
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.


This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art.


Long may it continue! 

and
THE STAMPMAN
 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud. 

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Jackie
I love this little pup, who comes from the Crafters Companion Moreheads cd range.  I also used some Docrafts background papers and embellishments from my stash.

Yvonne
I used a popcorn the Bear image from a Crafters Companion CD for this card.

Julie
I used this cute Fox by Oak Pond Creations and stamped around the border with Lavinia Stamps to look like he is resting in a little hidey hole.

Lin
I created my card with a Crafters Companion CDRom, called Party Paws, a couple of footprints and the sentiment created in my graphics program. 

Vania
 
I used  image with small cute girl who's reminds me a little bit  on Vinetu and one furry kitty :)

For my card I have used a stamp from the Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood collection which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are from the Dovecraft "Tea House" pack.

 
I've done something a bit different and created a baby card using faux fur.  The teddy bear shape is simply cut from the fabric with the addition of googly eyes and a felt nose.  A pretty bow and brad finish it off.

ccm
I used a cute Penny Black image for my card.

'Cute and Furry' isn't something I do a lot of, but I finally came up with this image. I coloured it with Coloursoft pencils and edged with Distress Ink. The background is stamped using my newest acquisition - some fabulous background stamps from Inky Doodles!

 
I've used a very cute Fizzy Moon stamp coloured in with ProMarkers. The background is white card embossed with a Forever Friends embossing folder and then inked over with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The '65' is cut with a Sizzix die and mounted on acetate to make it 'float'. Stickles, pearls, silver ribbon and a large bow complete the card.

Cindy
Simple card made using Anna Marie Designs spotty card and stamps by Trimcraft.

Elaine
I have used  crafters companion  decoupage.  The flowers are made from flower soft.  The corner is a Marianne design die and the sentiment stamp is a LOTV.

Marie
Time to dig out the lovely looking LOTV stamps and especially James the Bear as he is cute and furry. ;) I love this image as it reminds me of how my boys look when they are about to decorate our tree at Christmas. He is coloured with my normal letraset family and the dp's are from Dove Craft. Decorations from WOC.

Rebecca
For my card I've used this very cute (and furry) giraffe from Clearly Besotted, simply coloured with Promarkers.

Carole
My 'Cute and Furry' card is based around the gorgeous 'Parker the Puppy' digi image from Scrapping Memories, coloured with my Promarkers.

Feebsy
My "Cute and Furry" card was created using Lindsay Mason's "Everyday Cat Purrfect" stamp set and a pawprint stamp all stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink.

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LIN W

#100 Winged Things! Winners and Top 5

I was the hostess for our 100th Challenge, Winged Things and had the pleasure of choosing the winners and Top 5, as follows:-


for the three digital images from
 
 
and for the £12 gift voucher from
WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION
to be spent at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or online

No. 97 Elizabeth W

and my Top 5 in order of entry are:-

No 108 Norma

 

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 13th October to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.


Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge



Tuesday, 17 September 2013

# 100 - Winged Things!

Welcome to our 100th Challenge! Our theme for you this time around is Winged Things.

Firstly I would like to thank Josephine for popping the post up for me yesterday as my PC upped and died early in the morning. I am currently on a borrowed laptop, so thought I would pop in and tidy things up a bit. The linky will be appearing at the bottom of the post and I have added the ones that you have put into the comments section. Sorry for the confusion.

For this challenge we want to see Winged Things; Something with wings as a major focal point. Not a tiny butterly charm, or a small bee in the corner of an image, the wings need to be obviously part of the focal point. Fairies, angels, LARGE butterflies, birds etc. would qualify. Please check out the team for inspiration.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED

We are sponsored by
CRAFTS AND ME
with three digis of the winner's choice from their great range


AND ALSO BY
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
 
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the websitewww.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Viv
 
I used this gorgeous 'Celtic Angel' image from one of our sponsors this week,coloured with promarkers, and opted to make a one layer card 

Sharon
 
I've die-cut my base card, used a Crafts Too embossing folder and inked over with Distress Ink. I've used stickles glitter to highlight the embossed design, a die-cut sentiment and butterflies.

Betty CH

I've made a shadow box's card and used the image from Magnolia Tilda, added some butterflies and bird to decorated the surface of the box.

Josephine

I've used a gorgeous Sara Burrier image available as a digi stamp from Crafts and Me, added the wording in Photoshop Elements, and coloured with Promarkers. I made the background using holographic embossing powder and Distress Inks, and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the music.

Yvonne

I used Graphics 45 papers to make this card, with a colourful  French hen on my focal topper.

 
The image I have used is Sweater Socks by Saturated Canary with Memory box and
Spellbinders dies and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Cindy
 
I decided to do something a little different - here is my  button fairy, made with wired buttons from my stash, a vintage image and wings from the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight die.

Suze
 
As soon as I saw this Woodware stamp I thought it would make a great baby card.  I've paper pieced the body of the owl then added some more colour with Promarkers.  The sentiment is also Woodware.  A very simple CAS card.

Fiona
For my card I have used a Whiff of Joy (Elisabeth Bell) stamp called "Melinda with Bouquet" which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are from Creata and my lace, doily, flowers and pearls are from my stash. 

Kimx
I have used a fabulous little Stampendous bird, available from out sponsors Woodware, for my card and background papers from my stash 

Marie
 
A sweet looking little Magnolia Tilda angel is used for this Christmas card of mine. Designer papers are a mix of papers from two Raspberry Road kits and Carta Bella I think. Miss Tilda is coloured with distress inks. Snowflakes are made with a Whimsy stamp die and the lovely ivy die is from Joanna Sheen.

Jackie
 
This card came about when I needed a "quick win" and utilised quite a lot of things I had already got in my stash box (backing mat, butterflies and sentiment)

Carole
I have used 'Whooo Loves Ya Baby' digi stamp from Scrapping Memories for my card, coloured with Promarkers!  

Feebsy
I've created a wall hanging using Distress Inks and Sheena Douglass' "Flying Colours" set from her "A Little Bit Scenic" range 

Tracey
 

I have used an image by CTMH which was stamped with Momento Black ink, then coloured with Copic markers. After matting my image on HOTP patterned paper, I added some glitter on the edge. The flittered poinsettia is from Michael's and the stick pins were handmade by me. 
 

 
All links will be moderated, please be patient whilst I get the chance to check that your link meets the requirements before adding it to the blog. You will add your link as normal, it just won’t appear immediately. Sorry to have to do this to all our entrants who do take the time to read the rules/requirements before entering. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar >>>>>>>>>>  

LIN W