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Monday, 22 February 2016

#158 For a Special Woman

Marlene is hosting today, and the theme she will be judging is For a Special Woman. As Mothers Day (in the UK) is just a couple of weeks away, we would love to see your cards for a Special Woman. So Mother's Day cards/creations, or cards/creations for any woman who is special, Daughter, Wife, Friend etc. will be fine. You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

We are sponsored for this challenge by

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION
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 website www.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.

Marlene
  
I have used an image from Crafts and Me called Rose,  various flowers, Ribbon Bow and Buckle. I love making these type of cards.

Josephine
I've made a card for my daughter. I used an image and paper from the Bebunni collection from Crafter's Companion. I added a personalised sentiment in Photoshop Elements and finished with a floral frame.

Kimx
I made this Mother's Day card for the latest Woodware catalogue.
I have used white embossing powder, dye based inks and a little bit of bling.

Judy
I made this mixed canvas to honor my grandmother. The picture of her taken behind the wheel of this car was taken in 1916 when she was 16.  The some of the other products I used were gray gesso, old lace, gear dies, alcohol inks, lock, chipboard key, micro beads and chunky silver deep impression enamel

A cas card made especially for a Special Crafty Friend. The sentiment stamp is from Lily of the Valley and was given to me by her.
 
Angela
I'm guessing you will know this is for my mum on her special day . I have used a handmade Masterboard for the background and the dies are by Couture Creations, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders and Memory Box. The stamp is Inkadinkado 'Happy Days'.  

Mary
I made this card for my sister using a design from Hunkydory's The Little Book of Patchwork Forest.

This has been made for a Special Lady who is a 80 year old Friend. Image and paper from Joaana Sheen's Jane Shasky CD, Dies are Die'sire from Crafters Companion.

Maike
I made this card with a very good friend of mine in mind, who loves colourful flowers. The images are from a stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

Bec
I have made a card for a very special friend of mine using this gorgeous die from Stampin Up! and Glimmer Paper.

Pam
I made this card for my sweet niece, Bridget's birthday.  She is a beautiful and brave young woman who survived a medical trauma less than two years ago.  I used this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl.

Jackie
My card was made for a friend's 50th birthday - she loves her shoes so I used a simple stamp coloured with promarkers with just some additional punched flowers and ribbon to make this CAS card.

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#157 Love, Love, Love, Winner and Top 5

 Julie hosted for us this time and she has chosen her winner and top 5 as follows:-
 
and Julie's Top 5 are:-
 
 
Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
 

Monday, 8 February 2016

#157 Love, Love, Love

Julie is hosting our Love, Love, Love Challenge. As Valentine's Day is just around the corner we want to see your 'love' themed creations.
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Julie
Using Sara's Signature Collection Love and Romance 

Josephine
A fairly clean and simple design - a valentine for my husband. The image is a very old one from Cuddly Buddly to which I added the sentiment and then coloured with promarkers. I took a section of the image and tiled it in Photoshop Elements to make a matching background paper.
A CAS card using dies and cut outs from Memory Box and Kaisercraft
 
I made this love card for my husband for our wedding anniversary. The heart was hand drawn, the sentiment, star banner and butterfly were die cuts. For colour on my card I used several colours of distress inks and thick embossing enamel. The script on the heart is an very old Italian poem rubber stamp by Hero Arts.
 
I used a stamp from the Platinum Popcorn the Bear set called Perfect couple and paper which I had printed from a CD ROM a few years ago.

I started by making a Masterboard and used it as the background for this card. The small heart dies are Tim Holtz, the border die is by memory box and the large heart by docraft. The sentiment is part of a stamp called Love Quilt by Whippersnapperdesigns. Hope you like it, Angela x
For my card I have used a variety of flowers, die cuts and papers from my stash.
For my project I made a small mixed media canvas incorporating a heart frame, beads, metal embellishments, flowers and die cuts.

Marlene
For my Card I have used a Marianne Designs Die, embossing folder and Pearls

Lin
157 Love, Love, Love
I made my card with a Prima Stencil, and another whose name I can't remember, and Chocolate Baroque's Punky Heart stamps. See my blog for more details

Maike
I created a shadow effect by die cutting the word love once from my panel and also three times from some grey cardstock. Images and sentiment are from a set by Taylored Expressions.

Bec
I have used the gorgeous Kiss Kiss range from Crate Paper to create this lovey dovey card!

Jackie
I went right out of my comfort zone with this mixed media piece!  It is an MDF heart with frame treated with a variety of media to make a display item...

Pam
I used "Summer Love" by Mo Manning for this challenge.  I made this card for my sweet hubby for Valentine's Day.

Kim x

This card is on it's way to a wedding in Pakistan.

We look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.

 
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#156 Punches and/or Dies, Winner and Top 5

Maike hosted for us this time and she has chosen her winner and top 5 as follows:-



94. Craftdee Donna


and Maike's Top 5 are:-



47. Mindy Baxter


53. Mynn xx


55. Rosina


71. Tanvi


81. Kelly O


Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.