Friday, April 20, 2018

Feeling blue...

...but in a very good way!

Hi everyone!

It's Nat here, back from a little creative break while my crafting mojo decided to go on holiday and incidentally just back from my own little holiday in Cornwall visiting family. :)

Before I share the details of this week's dare, I wanted to just thank everyone who has been playing along with the design team and creating fab creations in response to our dares!

I've brought a bit of Cornish inspiration back with me for this week's challenge.

Blue is always a colour I associate with Cornwall - the iconic blue stripes of Cornishware pottery, the gorgeous indigo fabric prints (especially in Seasalt - yep, I bought another shopper bag...), and just the general weathered blues on boats and buildings all about.

There's lots to love about that colour so this week I'd like you to share projects showcasing shades of blue!

To get you started, here are some lovely card ideas from the design team – Pinterest also has some great examples of Cornish blue tones for added inspiration:

Miri


Kathy

Ruth


Dawn 


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Animal Antics

Hello,  Ruth here!
 
Thank you to those who joined in with last week's Elemental Inspiration challenge.
  This is my first time hosting a challenge and I hope you'll join me and the so talented Design Team in creating a project for the theme for this week:

Animal Antics


Animals can be so funny and as long as your project features one then get it linked up below so we can come and visit you!  Make it the focal point or as an embellishment or accent - just as long as your creation features one then you're good to go!

Here is some inspiration from the team:


 Ruth
 Miri 
 


Dawn
 

Kathy

 Shabneez
Enfys
Thanks to the DT for such wonderful cards and interpretation of the theme!


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Friday, April 06, 2018

April Elemental Inspiration

Hello, Happy Friday!
Thank you so much for joining in with the challenge to try some digital crafting last week.  What a lovely lot of cards you shared with us.

It's Kathy here and as today is the first Friday of April, we've a new Elemental Inspiration Picture for you to work with.  Just take a look at the mood-board
an choose a minimum of THREE elements to use when you make your card.

Suggestions: sketching, woman, feathers, colours, overlapping rectangles, buttons, metal frames, leaves/sprigs, arrows. triangles, shells, quotations
Here's what the team came up with, check our blogs for more info

Dawn


Kathy



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Friday, March 30, 2018

Do Something Digi!

Hello - Happy Friday!

Thanks so much for sharing your creations last week - what a great challenge  Back to Basics was, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

This week it's Kathy here, and I'd like you to 
Do Something Digi
I love using digital papers and occasionally clip art in my crafting.  I love being able to resize, crop or enlarge the designs, and I really love that I can print exactly the size I need - and as much as I want of whatever I want to use.  Whenever I'm a bit stuck for ideas, or can't find just what I need in my stash I pop over to Etsy and hunt out the perfect digital solution.  Prices are reasonable, and then you have the option to print exactly what you want on paper, card, vellum even something like printable canvas.
So this week I'd love to see your take on the digital theme -  just use something produced digitally - could be Papers, Images to colour in, some clip-art or even just a sentiment you've created and printed out to use on your card. 
Most of all, have some fun with your pc and printer - they are great crafting tools!

Here's what the team have come up with to inspire you

 Kathy    


Dawn   


Miri    

Ruth  
 
Shabneez  











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Friday, March 23, 2018

Back to basics

Hello, thanks to everyone who watched the birdie with us last week for a breath of spring - for those in the northern hemisphere let’s hope the birds in our gardens haven’t been caught out too badly by the weather!

Joanne here this week and I’d like to take us back to basics - choose one basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle etc) and one primary colour (red, blue, yellow) and make them the focus of your design. You can add other shapes and colours as accents, just keep the focus on those basics.

Here’s some inspiration from the design team:

Joanne


Dawn


Kathy    



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Friday, March 16, 2018

Watch the Birdie!

Happy Friday!  It's Shabneez here and firstly I'd like to thank you for joining in with the Challenge last week.

It's my turn to set the Challenge this week and as the title suggests, it's all about birds!  So, I'd love to see you use a bird on your creation.  It can be as a focal point or embellishment, die cut or stamp, so plenty of choices!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team to help:



Svenja


Ruth 
 
Dawn    



Kathy


Joanne





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Friday, March 09, 2018

Getting to Know You

Hello and a big thank you to everyone that joined in last weeks challenge. 
Miri's mood board was perfect for your Spring creations.
Its Dawn here with this weeks challenge and I have called it
Getting To Know You
I want to get to know you as a crafter.  What are your favourite techniques and where do you like to craft?
I love to make shaker cards.  I think they are so much fun and I get to add another of my favourite crafting elements, glitter and sequins.  I also love to craft in front on the TV on the living room rug in the evenings when the children have gone to bed.
Here are the design teams favourite techniques.
Kathy 
Dawn


Joanne 


Ruth


Miri 




Svenja 
Enfys

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