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.

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
 
IMG_6407
 
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


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Challenge 111 Winner and Top 5

Thank you for joining us for Christmas in July.
We had lots of fun looking at all of your gorgeous holiday creations.

A great big thank to you our fabulous sponsor,  QKR Stampede!

QKR

The winner of the prize from the sponsor is....

Congrats! Please complete the following to claim your prize
1. Leave a comment here on this post so we know you have seen it.
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge so I can send you details about your prize

Top 5 in numerical order:


Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another challenge with us.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Challenge 111 - 2nd week Inspiration

Welcome to the second week of

Challenge 111

July 17 - 29

Theme: Christmas in July

{If you are looking for the Winner and Top Five 
for Challenge #110 you can click HERE}

And for the OTHER winners, of the DT Call?
Ginny H has that announcement for you:
"We would like to thank all those very talented crafters out there who joined in our DT call.  We had very difficult decisions to make, but we are pleased to announce our three new team members."
A big welcome to:
Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
Tracey [Lalkygirl] from My-Creative-Place 

We will have a more formal introduction soon - these very talented women 
will be joining us officially the week of August 19.  

Marie-Clare has provided her weekly FREEBIE Sentiment for you to use if you so choose!  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  In FACT - we are going to showcase a card from those entries using the sentiment!  So grab the sentiment and show us what you can do!


Thank you MC for sharing your talent with us all!  
Please be sure to leave a comment for Marie-Clare either on this post or you can go to her blog - Cards by MC - and let her know 
how much she is appreciated for her latest efforts!

Our sponsor this challenge is
QKRDo you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

Prize - Winner of our Challenge will receive 5 Digital Stamps
 of their choice from the QKR online store 

Thanks to our sponsor, we have some more fun images to show you - and thanks to the Aud Sentiments very creative designers we have some delightful takes on the "Christmas in July" theme:
Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  lights kitty

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Santa's List from QKR
Inside reads - "Need a hug?"
Marie-Clare from Cards by MC

Tania from Manx Made by Tania

Janet from Jan's Crafty Spot 
using Christmas Snowman
Challenge #111
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 7/29
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
and locate the linking tool at the bottom of the page.