Thursday, August 28, 2014

Challenge 114 - Any Sentiment Other than a Birthday

Welcome to Challenge #114
Aug 28 - Sept 9
Any Sentiment Other than a Birthday
The Winner and Top Five for Challenge #113 can be found HERE.


 Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment
 was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  Each fortnight we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design and then MC and I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT.  If you DO use one in your entry- please put MC after your name so we can easily identify you!

 Some people are having trouble saving or copying a png file so we are now giving you two versions - please let me know if you are still having problems!

This first image is a .png file

This 2nd image is a .jpg file


Come back next Thursday for MC's 2nd sentiment for this theme.



We are lucky to once again pair up with Kathryne from Stamp Art Designs who has provided images for our DT  to create inspiration projects and the Winner's prize: 
Choice of 5 free digi’s from Kathryne's catalog at Whimsy Stamps

A note from Kathryne:
Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts. My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you. I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you. Kathryne

This is a short post this week - let's get right to our designer's delightful takes on 
the Any Sentiment other than a Birthday  theme!

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Gracie

Ginny H from As I do Rodos
using Beary Special Gift

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Autumn Delight

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Raggedy Baby Boy

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Owls-Way Rosie

We will have more of the designers takes next week along with another freebie sentiment... and now it is your turn to accept the challenge!

Challenge #114 - "Any Sentiment other than a Birthday" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 9/9/2014


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Challenge 113 Winner and Top 5

 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Let It Go" Challenge and created a project for your favorite season. There were so many beautiful projects.
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs
 
The winner of the challenge is...
 
 
 
 
Congrats! Please complete the following to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize
 
Top 5 in no particular order
 
#28 Sarah T
 
#12 Granne
 
#33 Helen
Christmas Card Tally 2014
 
#47 Faith W
 
#2 Helen
 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Challenge 113 - Week Two

Welcome to Week Two 
of Challenge 113
[runs Aug 14-26]
Theme: Let It Go - Make a project for your favorite season
 [and don't forget the sentiment] 

Just a quick FYI: Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #112

I have three important messages for you today
 and I will start with: 

Marie-Clare's Freebie sentiment:


Isn't that cool?  This one is going to be so versatile with winter coming up!  But here is incentive for you to use it on one of your entries now... We will be SPOTLIGHTING our favorite entry using one of MC's sentiments with the next challenge!  Watch to see if it will be you!

Second - I want to remind you we are pairing up with Sassy Studio Designs this challenge...

 They have provided our DT with two different images that will fit our "Favorite Season" [we are using winter as our chosen season.] They will also be sponsoring the prize for our challenge winner. 
Thank you for your participation Sassy Studio Designs!


Now to the most important order of business today - this is the first challenge for our three new Design Team Members.  Each of them has written a few introductory remarks so that you can get to know them.  I am putting their inspiration cards immediately following their comments and then MC and I will bring up the rear.  I hope you enjoy the efforts of our "new" Team B!  Welcome ladies!
Marie Ingholt
Hi you all! This is me, Marie or Cards by MI.  I'm a crafter since birth even if the craft subject has changed over the years.  Started with a crochet needle and yarn, then needles and aida cloth, you get it?  All due to my beloved granny who kept me busy when I was in the hospital as a kid.  One thing has followed me since then, and that is the love I have for paper of all kinds. My auntie had a small fabric making paper of recycled old newspapers and I always had plenty of it... I've had rheumatism since I was three and now when I'm 40+, I've got a whole collection of illnesses. Oh well, lets just say that crafting keeps me going. I slowly started my card making in 2009 when I was making tons of friendship books and got bored as they where so small. I have two boys 6 and 8 & during the fall and other times we do a little crafting together. Especially the younger one loves it when he gets to use my markers and make cards together with me. I live in Kalmar, Sweden together with my "boyfriend" since 19 years back. In our family we also have two cats, Hasse and Tage. You know your home is not complete without a cat? LoL  Ok, this was a "little" about me.
Love n hugs
Marie
Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Snow Queen

Sandie Gough
  
Hello, I'm Sandie and I love, love, love to craft :) When I'm not working or organizing life with my large family (husband and 8 children!, 4 still at home!) I can be found at my desk crafting away on some project or other...its how I relax and feel a huge sense of achievement when something goes right and I am pleased with the result :) As my picture suggests I'm a southerner through and through, but now reside in the beautiful and inspiring Leicestershire.  We are surrounded my the National Forest and some fantastic walks.  As a family, we spend a lot of time walking and just being a part of the landscape, inspirational and calming.  I am really pleased that I was accepted onto the Aud Sentiments DT and am looking forward to sharing some fabulous crafty goodness with everyone.
Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
using Snow Queen

Tracey Rogers
Hi My name is Tracey Rogers ...aka Lalkygirl in Blogland.
I am absolutely addicted to papercrafting...My first love is cardmaking but I will have a go at anything at all .I adore colouring  stamps/digi stamps using promarkers. I love creating "girly" projects with lots of embellishments .
I live in a stunning ,scenic  area in Wales [Pembrokeshire] with my partner we are so lucky living so close to so many stunning beaches and Marina's.
Thank you all for the opportunity to be on the DT at Aud's Sentiment's .I am looking forward to the challenges and all the wonderful projects that will be entered .
Tracey from My-Creative-Place
Frozen Heart Sassy

Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using Snow Queen


Ginny G from RubberMad
using "Frozen Heart" & an MC Sentiment

There you have it!  You may have up to five entries... and you still have a week!
Challenge 113 - Make a project for your favorite season 
[and don't forget the sentiment] 
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 8/26
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Challenge 113 - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season

If you are looking for the "Thinking of You" Challenge #112 Winner and Top Five - you can find that HERE

Welcome to Challenge 113
Aug 14-26
Theme: Let It Go - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season
[and don't forget the sentiment!]

First, let us share with you our very first 
SENTIMENT SPOTLIGHT 
on the entry using a Marie-Clare Sentiment.  
Congratulations Julie S. from Julie's Craft Haven
Julie has made a beautiful card using white embossing powder on her stamped image and a yellow marker.  The die cut yellow focal panel layered on the yellow base card makes an elegant looking card.  It is finished with the shear white ribbon that calls attention to the white script and of course the Marie-Clare Sentiment that is perfect for the focal image.  For more details on Julie's card, you are encouraged to click on the link to her blog above and leave her a wee comment while you are there!


  Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment
 was designed, as always, to fit the theme and our sponsor's images "Frozen Heart" and "Queen" that were provided to the DT.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  Each fortnight we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design and then MC and I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT.

Here is MC's sentiment for this week - 
come back next Thursday for her 2nd sentiment for this theme.

This 1st version is a jpg file:


This 2nd is a png file:


We are delighted to pair up with Sassy Studio Designs this challenge!  They have provided our DT with two different images that will fit our "Favorite Season" [we are using winter as our chosen season.] They will also be sponsoring the prize for our challenge winner. Thank you for your participation Sassy Studio Designs!



Next Thursday, at mid-week of the challenge, we will have the distinct pleasure of introducing you formally to the three new, very gifted paper artists who are joining the team!  The three designers will be joining MC and me on Team B and we will have our artwork ready to share with you at that time!
And now, let's get crackin' and spark your mojo with the theme interpretations by the first half of the very creative Aud Sentiment Designers.

Ginny from As I do Rodos 
using  Frozen Heart


Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  Frozen Heart

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot

using Frozen Heart and Queen

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Frozen Heart

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Frozen heart

Challenge 113 - Make a Project for Your Favorite Season 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 8/26
You may enter up to 5 projects - but DON'T forget the sentiment!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Challenge 112 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to all of our participants in our "Thinking Of You" challenge.
 Sometimes those kinds of cards are the most difficult to make but are probably the most cherished.
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, A Day For Daisies
 
 
The winner is....
 
 
 
Congrats!  Please complete the following to claim your prize:
 
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize
 
 
Top 5 in no particular order
 
#25 Julie
Using the free sentiment created for Aud Sentiments by MC
 
#64 America
 
#1 Patty
 
#44 Lucy
 
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Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for our next challenge.
 
 
 
 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenge 112 - 2nd Week Inspiration

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge #112
July 31 - Aug 12

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #111

Theme:  Thinking of You Type of Sentiment*
[*such as for a get well card, sympathy card 
or someone struggling through a hard time.]

Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In fact, starting this challenge we are planning something new... we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design.  MC and the I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT in the next Challenge post to provide you, your artwork and your blog a little more exposure!  
Here is MC's sentiment for this week:


Our sponsor for this challenge is
A Day for Dasies
We are delighted to team up with ADFD!  They are providing the DT with images to create inspiration for this theme.  And, of course, they will be providing the prize for the winner!  If you are a fan like we are, this is a perfect challenge to enter!  If you are not already a follower of ADFD, do go to their shop and check out the current releases... fabulous!





More of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers 
have provided their take on the "Thinking of You Type of Sentiment theme:
Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using five minutes

Ginny G from RubberMad
using "My Best Boy"

Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using Bewildered C

Tania from Manx Made by Tania
Challenge #112
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 8/12
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Challenge 112 - Thinking of You Type Sentiment


Welcome to Challenge #112
July 31 - August 12

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #111


Because this is the last challenge for the current DT term, we would like to thank Janet, Jennyfer and Tania for the time they have spent with us. It has been our privilege to share the very creative efforts of these talented women on this blog!  
We wish them all the best and know we will see them around blog-land. 
Julie, Ginny H, Ginny G and the Design Team


A quick note: The three new DT members who have accepted for 
the new term will be introduced on the next Challenge.

And now, on to a fabulous challenge theme!  Although not always fun to make under pressure, all of us from time to time need these types of cards.  So making one now for your stash is a brilliant idea.
Theme: Thinking of You type sentiment*
[*such as a Get well, Sympathy or for someone going thru a hard time.]

Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In fact, starting this challenge we are planning something new... we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design.  MC and the I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT in the next Challenge post to provide you, your artwork and your blog a little more exposure!  
Without further ado - here is MC's sentiment:



Our sponsor this go around is the very fresh and delightful

It is an absolute pleasure to team up with ADFD!  They are providing the DT with images to create inspiration for this theme.  And, of course, they will be providing the prize for the winner!  If you are a fan like we are, this is a perfect challenge to enter!  If you are not already a follower of ADFD, do go to their shop and check out the current releases... fabulous!







To get you started, we have theme interpretations by 
the very creative Aud Sentiment Designers! 
To keep you motivated, the team will provide even more inspiration 
at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Ginny from As I do Rodos 
using   Garden Bonnett


Jennyfer from Jennyfer Creates
using Tender Thoughts

Jennyfer is currently having problems with her blog and her project's photos have "disappeared".  I will put her photo back in when available. ~ginny

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Baby Cherry Blossoms

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Tender Thoughts

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Delivery Bonnet


You can enter up to five times and DON"T forget a sentiment!
Challenge #112 - "Thinking of You" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, August 12