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Friday, 13 May 2016

Crafty Catz challenge - Dies & Punches & Time for a GDT CALL

Good morning from a sunny North West England although the wind is a little chilly but great washing weather.
Ok so it is Friday and time for another challenge at CRAFTY CATZ
Hey fancy joining us for 3 months as a GDT we dont bite as our previous GDT will tell you. We must be doing something right as we have had a few stay on with us. If you fancy trying out join in with the challenge and add GDT after your name and we will know your interested.
Ok back to the challenge and this week we would like to see Dies and Punches used on your creation. This could be for any occassion use add some of these elements.
Our sponsor for this challenge that kindly allowed us to play with some of their images is
I have used Birthday Cake for my card and gone all Pink
I have used a Tonic Punch for the boarder xcut die heart x cut oval die for the image and Simon Says music notes die. The little butterflies are from the waste from the boarder.
Image coloured with promarkers
Cuttlebug embossing birthday folder 
DP from stash part of my mission to use up scraps and old papers
Lace and a big double bow ribbon and a girls has to have some bling so some gems 
Ok so now it is your turn come and play along with us and why not add GDt after your name.
Thanks for popping by have a wonderful day and stay safe.

challenges i would like to enter this card into are
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge - atg

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Challenge #18 Julia Spiri Stamps - Unusual Hair Colour

Good morning my 2nd post today so what do i have for you this time.
Today we see a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Stamps and as always we make it very easy for you to play along as our theme is always
 and we have a  optional twist if you fancy playing along with it
Unusual Hair colours
and you dont have to use one of our images but we would love you to and why wouldnt you.
The design team always do the twist and if you would like to use our theme then we would love to see it.
Have you been playing along with all our little games on our Facebook Fan Page if not it is well worth you checking out as we still have a colouring Completion running. Just click on the link at the bottom of this post and it will hop you there. Not a member then just click join and we will add you very quickly.
Also did you see the new release of the awesome Sea collection and Mermaids.

Now back to our challenge that runs for 2 weeks starting today
Today I have used this cutie called The girl baby Elf available HERE and as you can see I have gone with the colour Green for the forest as you know you have to look carefully to see them.

I have coloured my image with my promarkers.
DP is a Laura ashley sheet from way back.
Die cuts are Joy and memory box
Lace and pearl embellishments.
I got my glitter out for this one and hopefully you can see some of it on the  diecuts. Ialso used some Embossing powder with touches on the leaves and also white in her hair which has a slight sparkle.
I really enjoyed making this card as i dont often use different colours for hair.
I do hope you like it. 
So now it is your turn but dont forget to pop along and see what the team has produced for your inspiration.
You can find the challenge blog, Our Shop and our Facebook page 
all by clicking the following links.
Esty Shop
Challenge Blog
FB Fan Group
Facebook Page
Julia Spiri on Pinterest
Julia Spiri on Google+

Challenges I would like to enter are
Classic design team open challenge - atg - entry #2

Craft Challenge Birthday Hop

Good morning hope you have a drink as i have a long post for you today but I am sure you will agree that it is well worth the read as it is that time of year when we celebrate At Craft with a Birthday Hop . So lets get on with it. I have 2 card to share with you today for the hop.

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 7 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsors. You can win these prizes by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

The sponsors on my blog are All Dressed Up!

And you can win 2 digital stamps from All Dressed Up! 

The prize to be won is 3 digital stamps of choice from Oddball Art.

You can win one of these prizes by adding your name to the Inlinkz at the end of this post.

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 20th of May 2015.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

What can you win on our challenge blog?

The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images.

You should have come here from CRAFT Challenge Blog and as you can see your next stop is Brenda's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my projects for this week, hope you like them. I have used

Card 1 sponsor All Dressed Up - Perfect Together available from their shop HERE

I have coloured my image with Promarkers and the DP is a old pad from papermania. Some Red Organiza Ribbon and Black gems to embellish. I have kept this CAS  simple layout to show off the image all matted onto Black card stock.

Now onto my 
2nd card and Sponsor Oddball Art -Frazzled Monday Mornings Big Eye Girl ~ Frazzled Fran Needs Her Coffee Image No. 154 available from their shop HERE

This again has been coloured with promarkers and some Graphit pens.
Card base is a A5 and the DP is Dovecraft old pad. (I am on a mission to use my old DP)
Embossed panel with
Satin ribbon and a tag with the sentiment from the image. All matted onto Orange card stock.
Hope you like both of these cards  dont forget to leave me a comment and enjoy the rest of the hop.

And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)

And here is the word to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is Brenda's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below my challenge entries to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

Jo and the CRAFT team.

challenges i would like to enter are
card 1 - All Dressed Up
card 2 - Oddball Art