Saturday, October 31, 2015

Now Scheduling Sponsors For 2016

If you would like to sponsor us in 2016, please email me.  Please include store link, prize info and what you require from our DT members.   Thank you and we are looking forward to crafting with you in 2016!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Challenge 137 - Sketch + a Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge 137
Sketch + a Sentiment
July 30 - August 11, 2015

(You may flip, rotate and add embellishments to the sketch. You may also use whatever shapes you want just as long as we can recognize the sketch)

Two NOTES of interest:
*** Winners of Challenge 136 were posted last night - you can scroll down to see some wonderful talent!  An, oh by the way, if YOU won!

***  Thank you all who responded to our DT call!  We have now chosen two new team members and we will introduce them to you soon.

Lots of very talented crafters join our challenges each week!
If you would like to join our team please contact audchal025@gmail.com for more information.

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thank you Ginny H!

There is a new FREEBIE every Thursday!
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We are really lucky this go around to have TWO sponsors - Lacy Sunshine Stamps &  Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.   They are generously offering prizes for the winners of this challenge and images for the DT to use for your inspiration!  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their names to go directly to their shops.


And here is what our Aud Sentiment Designers have created to inspire you!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
using Funky Flower  from Stitchy Bear

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Ballerina Bear from Stitchy Bear

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using "Kat Tree" from Stitchy Bear

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Reggie - The Captain from Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Eleanor holiday shopping from Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge #137 - Sketch plus a Sentiment
runs till 10:00 pm CST on Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Winner and Top 5 for Challenge 136

So sorry I am running late with this post.
Thank you to all of our amazing participant.  You continue to wow each and every challenge.
Thank you also to our sponsor, Scrapper's Delights


The winner of the challenge is 

#86 Julie O
Comments from DT: Love that the card is in the shape of a porthole.  The creative yet CAS design really lets her coloring shills shine. 

 Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and 
complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me with winner of challenge 136 in the subject line so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 - in no particular order
#160 Darlene
DT comments: great collection tutorial and an abundance of sentiments

#87 Vicki
Dt comments: cute image and great touch adding google eyes to snail. fun card

#194 Bonnie
Dt Comments: love the textures you have used .The wonderful flowers but best of all the sentiment being your focal point.

#130 Lozzy
DT comments: A wonderful card with a bit different feel to it. Love the flowers and the wonderful card design

#199 Viv
Dt Comments: Such a sweet and darling card. A CAS card with lots of great extras.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Challenge 136 - DT Call - Week Two

Welcome to Challenge 136
Week Two
Anything Goes (+ a DT Call!)
July 16 - 28, 2015

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thank you Ginny H!!

There is a new FREEBIE every Thursday!
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DT Call information
 We are looking for a few new Design Team members for the new term  starting August 29th (with a break in December) - the term would finish in March 2016.  We are happy for non-card makers to apply too - always open to other media because we feel it can add a new element to our challenges.  So if you scrapbook, paint, whatever - why not try out?  It’s all about the creativity [and the sentiment]!   
You don't need to have been on a DT before.   Interested? 

Consider what you have to offer:
  • Do you currently have an active blog?
  • Do you love to create projects?
  • Can you commit to a minimum 6 month position? 
  • Can you confidently work with digital images and are willing to use images provided by our generous sponsors?  Remember all our challenges must have sentiments too.
  • Do you love to have fun and hang with like-minded crafters (easy-going, friendly, supportive, etc.?)
  • Do you love to help inspire others?
  • Can you take good quality pictures of your work, making sure the lighting is good and it is cropped if necessary?
  • Can you meet a deadline?
  • Can you commit to a project every fortnight and commenting on entries? (Not all of them, as we have a system!)
Here is what we offer you in return at Aud Sentiments DT
  • First, a pleasant, enjoyable and supportive team environment.
  • The chance to colour and work with digital images from our lovely sponsors.  (Occasionally we get pre-coloured images from the sponsor.)
  • The opportunity to help pick the winners with your votes.
  • For first time DT members, you will gain experience and exposure and will be generously supported by the Senior DT .
  • For veteran designers, you will expand your crafting resume and exposure. 
  • A chance to learn from a community of your peers
So, how do you apply to be an  
AUD SENTIMENTS Designer?

***Please email:  audchal025@gmail.com   
with photos or links to two of your favourite projects.  
Also, tell us why you would like to join our team!!***  
                                              
Couldn't be simpler!

Current Challenge Info

The theme for this challenge is an all time favorite - 
"Anything Goes + a Sentiment"!

Our sponsor is:

Our teammates are using images provided by Scrapper's Delight who is pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  They are also generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.


DT's Inspiration Projects
I want to mention again how much we appreciate Scrapper's Delight sponsoring this challenge!  They have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner. 

Here are more of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers 
with their take on the challenge!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience!

Ginny G from RubberMad
using "Time for a Cuppa"

Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Birthday Honey

Amy  from AOCreations
using "Unicorn Jasmine"

Ann  from Just For Fun
using " Honey Pumpkin Pie"

Announcing a Change in Rules!
I am putting all the information here about the changes in our rules so you can become familiar with them.  Normally you will find this referenced under the tab at the top of the page titled "Challenge Rules".

FIVE Key Factoids about our Challenges:
  • This is a 2 week challenge that begins every other Thursday. The due date for entries always will fall on the Tuesday before the new challenge begins. 
  • There is no limit of how many other challenges you may enter! 
  • From time to time we will post freebies that you are more than welcome to use, but you do not have to. 
  • Winner[s] and Top 5 will be chosen by a vote of the Design Team members. 
  • If you are lucky enough to win a prize, this needs to be claimed by email by the closing date of the following challenge - otherwise we will select another winner. 

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Challenge #136 - ATG plus a Sentiment (& a DT Call!)
runs till 10:00 pm CST on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Challenge 136 - ATG + a DT Call

Welcome to Challenge 136
Anything Goes (+ a DT Call!)
July 16 - 28, 2015


We have six major issues covered in this post - and I don't want you to miss any of it!  
So, for this post only, I am labeling wildly:

#1 Winner's Post
#2 Freebie Sentiment 
#3 DT Call information
#4 Current Challenge Info
#5 DT's Inspiration Projects
#6 Announcing a Change in Rules!

Please - grab a cuppa... and give these six the time they need so you are up to date!  I promise this won't happen often - for your sake as well as mine!  
~ginny g

#1 Winner's Post
The Winner's identity for Challenge 135 was posted last night - you can find it HERE.

#2 Freebie Sentiment 
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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thank you Ginny H!!



There is a new FREEBIE every Thursday!
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#3 DT Call information

Good morning Ginny h here.  It's that time again!  Where have the last 6 months gone?  We are looking for a few new Design Team members for the new term  starting August 29th (with a break in December) - the term would finish in March 2016.
We are happy for non-card makers to apply too.  We are always open to other media because we feel it can add a new element to our challenges.  So if you scrapbook, paint, whatever - why not try out?  It’s all about the creativity [and the sentiment]!   
You don't need to have been on a DT before.   Interested? 

Consider what you have to offer:

  • Do you currently have an active blog?
  • Do you love to create projects?
  • Can you commit to a minimum 6 month position? 
  • Can you confidently work with digital images and are willing to use images provided by our generous sponsors?  Remember all our challenges must have sentiments too.
  • Do you love to have fun and hang with like-minded crafters (easy-going, friendly, supportive, etc.?)
  • Do you love to help inspire others?
  • Can you take good quality pictures of your work, making sure the lighting is good and it is cropped if necessary?
  • Can you meet a deadline?
  • Can you commit to a project every fortnight and commenting on entries? (Not all of them, as we have a system!)
Here is what we offer you in return at Aud Sentiments DT

  • First, a pleasant, enjoyable and supportive team environment.
  • The chance to colour and work with digital images from our lovely sponsors.  (Occasionally we get pre-coloured images from the sponsor.)
  • The opportunity to help pick the winners with your votes.
  • For first time DT members, you will gain experience and exposure and will be generously supported by the Senior DT .
  • For veteran designers, you will expand your crafting resume and exposure. 
  • A chance to learn from a community of your peers
So, how do you apply to be an  
AUD SENTIMENTS Designer?

***Please email:  audchal025@gmail.com   
with photos or links to two of your favourite projects.  
Also, tell us why you would like to join our team!!***  
                                              
Couldn't be simpler!

#4 Current Challenge Info

The theme for this challenge is an all time favorite - 
"Anything Goes + a Sentiment"!

Our sponsor is:
Our teammates are using images provided by Scrapper's Delight who is pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  They are also generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.


#5 DT's Inspiration Projects
Our Aud Sentiment Designers have created the following projects to inspire you!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Honey pumpkin pie

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
using  Time 4 A Cuppa

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Unicorn Jasmine

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using Birthday Honey

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Birthday Honey

#6 Announcing a Change in Rules!
I am putting all the information here about the changes in our rules so you can become familiar with them.  Normally you will find this referenced under the tab at the top of the page titled "Challenge Rules".

FIVE Key Factoids about our Challenges:
  • This is a 2 week challenge that begins every other Thursday. The due date for entries always will fall on the Tuesday before the new challenge begins. 
  • There is no limit of how many other challenges you may enter! 
  • From time to time we will post freebies that you are more than welcome to use, but you do not have to. 
  • Winner[s] and Top 5 will be chosen by a vote of the Design Team members. 
  • If you are lucky enough to win a prize, this needs to be claimed by email by the closing date of the following challenge - otherwise we will select another winner. 

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Challenge #136 - ATG plus a Sentiment (& a DT Call!)
runs till 10:00 pm CST on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Winner & Top 5 of Challenge #135

Animals everywhere - this was a fun theme!   And I narrowed it down to 21 winners... but Julie says I can't take advantage while she is on vacation!  Heavy sigh.
There are some very creative folks in our world of paper!

KRIS - A big thank you for sponsoring this challenge!
If you haven't seen her store, Imagine That! - 
do hit the link and check out what she has to offer!!

The WINNER of the challenge is...

#66 Sue
Dt comments:  A delightfully created scene showcasing such a sweet little otter - love the fun wave dies and all the fun colors!!!

 Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and 
complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me [see "Email Me" on the sidebar on the left] with winner of challenge 135 in the subject line so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 - in no particular order

#15 Tammy A
DT comments:  Fabulously patriotic and love the little dog with his American flag scarf - love the layout, the colouring and they way she has used a diecut to emphasise the theme.

#57 Chrissy xx
DT comments:  Love this card - funny sentiment and great images.. coloring is beautiful - especially love how she did the background.  
That sentiment cracks me up!

DT comments:  This is such a wonderful, vibrant summertime card - love that your little boy is the center of all the sun rays and all the little critters on the rolling lawn! 

#41 Jo L.
DT comments:  Very creative sentiment and placement!  The whiskers on the cat are the purr-fect touch - love the details like the little ball of yarn for the kitty!

#89 Jane S.
DT comments:  Delightful image and I love how she maintained the black and white throughout her design - with just that touch of pink!.  Really fun papers and delightful out-of-the-box technique. 

I know we usually only do a winner and Top Five... but I am going to add one more - because, well, because I can!  That's what happens when Julie let's me write the Winner's Post!

#7 Granne
 I can't pass up this incredible artistic effort by Granne.  Her textured mixed media background, the beautiful moon she has created from fluffy yarn & Inka Gold, a wonderful sentiment – all showcasing this fantastic image of wolves! So impressed with her talent!

Congratulations to you all!
~ginny g