Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Challenge 116 - Halloween Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge 116
Sept 25-Oct 7
Theme:  Halloween Sentiment
[the theme is a sentiment for Halloween, NOT just a  Halloween card!]

Please, please Pleeease:  I was sooo bummed this last challenge because there were several entries that were absolutely stunning - BUT there was no sentiment. It breaks my heart to see some of that beautiful work disqualified!  I even wrote under the theme when I announced the challenge: "(make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)".  I noticed several of you shortened the theme in your notes to just the word "masculine" - but we ALWAYS require a sentiment [hence our name - "Aud Sentiments"].   

And here are our first five designers with their take on the theme... [notice all 5 have Halloween sentiments] OK - I know, I know!  You got the message! LOL!
I encourage you to use the link to their blogs for more pictures and details on their projects - and while you are there, leave a comment for them, it makes their day!

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Stella Witch Swiffer

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Trick or treat feet

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Boo Ghost

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Wizard 1
Nice going team with those fun & creative designs!  
And some great images, eh?  They are from our sponsor: 
Bugaboo Stamps
We love to team up with Bugaboo, they have such a variety of cute and funny images... always something for everybody!  They have provided our DT with images to make the inspiration projects for you and of course they will provide our winner with a lovely prize.  Thank you Bugaboo!

You can submit up to FIVE entries... 
so get ready, get set, GO!

Challenge 116 - "Halloween Sentiment" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 10/7

Winner and Top 5 for Challenge 115

Thank you to all of our participants.  We had fun viewing all of your great projects for the men in your lives.

A great big thank you for your fabulous sponsor, The Doodle Pantry

Before I announce the winner, I would like to take this time to remind everyone of our challenge rules.  We did have to discount several entries this time because they didn't follow the first rule.

We actually have very few rules but here they are:
  • As you might guess from our name - -we require a SENTIMENT!    Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture that shows us the sentiment.
  • You can combine as many challenges as you would like. (Sometimes that is our favorite part.)
  • You can enter up to 5 times - the reason for this is that we want to come and visit all your blogs and not just rush around trying to get through the numbers - so choose your best projects!
  • 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.  
  • Have fun, share your creativity! 

Now on to the winner and top 5...

The winner of the challenge  is
#54 Jen L

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. 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
#38 Sue

#71 Mari

#73 Kym

#39 Gail

#27 Very Belle
sentimental sundays 14 sep 14

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to find out the theme for our next challenge.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Challenge 115 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge 115

Sept 11-23
Theme: For The Men In Our Life
  (make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)

Before I show you the fun and creative projects 
from our designers using images from Doodle Pantry... 
I have a quick introduction:  
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mandy Sullivan, our newest designer!  She has written a brief bio to share with you.
Mandy Sullivan
Hi, my name is Mandy, I live in London and have been interested in making things for as long as I can remember – I grew up on the Isle of Wight and as a child there was always knitting, sewing or cooking on the go at home, and that brings back so many happy memories.  About 13 years ago I went to a Knit and Stitch show as I’d started cross stitching again, and I discovered rubber stamping and papercrafting and haven’t looked back since!  I love making cards and scrapbooking, and have a collection of digi stamps, dies and craft CDs as well as my beloved old faithful rubber and clear stamps!   Oh and I adore anything to do with Giant Pandas!
I make all of the cards that I send to friends and family (I don’t think I’d be forgiven if I sent a bought one!), I sell some to friends and colleagues and have even made wedding invites and all the bits and bobs that go with them for a couple of friends which is hugely rewarding (even if a bit stressful at times!), and always have a stash of cards at home as I just can’t stop creating!  My advice to anyone thinking about making cards – give it a go, dip your toe in, enjoy, and be prepared to be addicted!
Happy Crafting!
Mandy x
 Welcome MANDY!  We are so lucky to have you!  

And here is her great card - I love the simplicity, the humor, the unexpected!  You can use the link on her blog name to check out what else she is up to... and leave her [and the other designers] some love if you see something you like!

Mandy from Paper Panda
using Funny Disguise

Lalkygirl from My Creative Place
using Beary cute

Sandie from Fairytale Daydream
using Detective Sheep

Marie from Cards by MI
using Hotrod

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Carousel Seahorse

We want to thank Doodle Pantry for sponsoring this 2 week challenge!  They have provided the images for our DT and the prize for our challenge winner!

Thank you team... nicely done!

So, you have another week to get up to 5 projects entered into the challenge - to enter click HERE.
~ginny g

Challenge 115 - For the Men in our Life
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 9/23

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Challenge 115 - For the Men in our Life

Welcome to Challenge 115
Sept 11-23
Theme: For The Men In Our Life  
(make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)

Last week we had a collection of some of the best entries we have ever had!!  You guys are growing creatively every week... we see it in the quality of the entries.  Julie posted our winner and Top Five last night - and if you haven't done so, do check them out!  You can click HERE to see the final decisions!  Also - there is a re-draw from Challenge 113 and that might be YOU!  READ the instructions carefully to claim your prize!  And to wet your appetite - here is a random sneak peek from the Top 5... 

We are delighted to pair up with Doodle Pantry for this 2 week challenge!  They are providing the images for our DT so we can show you the possibilities... and the prize for our challenge winner!

And now, with the possibilities from some 
very experienced and creative ladies:

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using On the road

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Baby Cow

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Vintage Gentleman

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Golf Ball

You may enter up to five projects but don't forget 
to use an appropriate sentiment for the theme!  
Challenge 115 runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 9/23.

Get ready, get set, GO!

Challenge 114 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Any Sentiment except for birthday" Challenge. There were so many beautiful projects and creative sentiments that it was hard to choose a winner.
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor Stamp Art Design by Katherine

Before we announce the winner of challenge 114....

The winner of challenge 113 did not follow the steps to receive their prize so we selected a new winner.  The new winner of challenge 113 is...
#47 Faith W

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. Email me before the start of the next challenge.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize. 

Now drum roll please....

The winner of Challlenge 114 is

#198 Julie P

art by miran easel card

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. 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

#7 Viv

#43 AJ

#118 Tracey F

#134 Susanne

#258 Jane

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Challenge 114 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge #114
Aug 28-Sept 9
Any Sentiment other than Birthday

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #113

We have some delightful card ideas to share with you at the end of this short post... but right off the top we want to share with you another...
Marie-Clare's Freebie sentiment:

This is the jpg file:

This is a png file

I really like this one - I have plans for this down the road a bit!  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!

NOTE:  Some of you are having problems downloading the sentiments -  Please feel free to leave me a comment and I will work with you till you have a version - even if I have to email you a copy personally!!

And a quick reminder - this challenge is sponsored by our friend Kathryne from Stamp Art Design
Kathryne has generously provided the images used by the DT in their inspiration pieces and the Winner's Prize of FIVE free digis from her catalog.  
A quick 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

More of the Aud Sentiment's Designers have provided inspiration on the 
Any Sentiment other than Birthday theme:

Ginny G from RubberMAD
using Raggedy Girl Adorably Yours 

Lalkygirl from My Creative Place
using Butterfly Friend
Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using owl ways thinking of you

Marie  (MI) from Cards by MI
using Snow Mail

Sandie Gough from Fairytale Daydream
using Charlie fishing on a rock

Oooohhh!  Nicely done ladies!

And now it's in your court...  you may have up to five entries -
 and you still have a week!
Challenge #114 - "Any Sentiment other than Birthday"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 9/9/2014

To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.