Thursday, March 31, 2016

#152 Aud Sentiments 6th Birthday Celebration

It's our Birthday!   We are SIX years old!  Can you believe it?  
Wow, those six years have just flown past!
The very first AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE was in April 2010.
The blog was started by Audrey who had a craft blog called Aud's Cards (her blog is no longer active).  Aud wanted to start challenges that focused on adding a sentiment to the projects, 
thus the name Aud Sentiments.

All this time Audrey was still listed as the owner of the challenge blog.  In 2015 Audrey turned complete control of the challenge blog over to Julie T who is now the owner 
Thank you all for being there and joining in our challenges we so look forward to visiting your blogs.

To join us in our birthday celebration, please create a project with a Birthday Sentiment or the Number 6

The prize for this challenge is a gift certificate to the online store of the winner's choice.

Inspiration for our talented DT members

Jennifer from Just Coffee Please

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Seeya and Byebye from Mo's Digital Pencil

Sandy from Sandy's Creations

Berni from Chasing the Dream
using Cottage Roses

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
Elaine from Simpli Crafti

Ginny H from As I do Rodos


Heather from My Art Jam

Jennifer from Glitter in My Hair

We are looking forward to seeing your birthday projects!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

#151 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to all of our participants in our Bingo challenge.
We loved looking at your gorgeous creations.

Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, Art by Miran

The winner of the challenge is....

#33 Yogi
Comments from DT: This is a fabulous gift idea wonderful detailing and that dress is amazing.  I loved the shadowbox insert inside

Congrats! Please read the following directions.  
You have 2 weeks to complete Both steps to claim your prize
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it.
2. You have 2 weeks to email me with winner of Challenge #151 in the subject line 
so I can send you information on how to claim your prize.

Top 5 (in no particular order)

#27 Leslie Turner
Comments from Dt: love the cute gift bag and the sentiment on the vellum! pink really pops on the white.

#37 BZ Scrapper
Comments from Dt: Beautiful layout, pretty floral and great sentiment

#15 Katie Tate
Comments from DT: A cute and pleasing to the eye Easter card, lovely spring colours.

#56 Marie
Comments from Dt:  I love how big and elaborate it is. Great elements.

#30 Janie
Comments from Dt:  An unusual opening card, I love the interlocking frame and delicate flowers. 

Thank you and don't forget to check out our next challenge tomorrow.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

#151 Bingo + A Sentiment

Welcome to our new challenge!

This challenge is a Bingo challenge + A Sentiment.
You may use any row or column in the bingo grid along with a sentiment.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Art by Miran
Hello I am Mi Ran artist and owner of Artbymiran, I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I grew up with Korean and Japanese Manga. In my childhood, I loved drawing and making my own little stories. I moved to Canada in my late 20s, where I reside with my husband.
Artbymiran turned one year this past July, and I can’t believe how far we have come in just 1 years’ time.
We have our main blog where my wonderful and talented showcase designers shares creations daily, a bi-weekly challenge blog showcasing fabulous creations to inspire by my super talented designers. Our Fan base Facebook page, a place to share your creations, chat with fellow crafters, and play in monthly challenges.
I also found the wonderful opportunity to turn my digital images into rubber stamps, you can see all of my stamps at and crafts and me
I love sharing my art, creating new images. I receive so much joy seeing others make them into beautiful works of art.
Mi Ran

Creations from our talented DT

Jennifer from Glitter in My Hair

using Isabell's Bouquet
 Bingo: Lace, Flowers, Paper Punch 

Jennifer from Just Coffee Please
using Maria Mariposa
Bingo: ribbon, paper punch, 2 patterned papers
die cut, flowers, 2 patterned papers

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Sweetheart 254
Bingo: 2 pattern papers, flowers, die cut

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Isabel's Bouquet
Bingo line: Two Pattern Papers, Flowers and Diecut

Suzanne from I Luv Scrapping Too
Isabel's Bouquet 
Bingo Line:  Die-Cut / Flowers / Two Pattern Papers

Berni from Chasing the Dream
Bingo Stitching, Flowers, Glitter

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  Isabell's bouquet
Bingo - ribbon/ flowers/ embossing 

Elaine from Simpli Crafti
All of my Heart
Bingo  Ribbon / Stitching / Die Cut

Ginny H from As I do Rodos
using    Isabell's Bouquet
Bingo line Two pattern papers flowers die cut.

Heather  from My Art Jam
paper punch, flowers, and lace

We can't wait to see what you create.
Our Simple Rules:
*Project must be new for this challenge
*Project must include a sentiment that fits the challenge theme
*You may enter the challenge with 5 different projects

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

#150 Winner and Top 5

Thank you so much for joining us in our Spring/Easter Sentiment challenge.  
We enjoyed seeing all of your lovely and creative projects.

Just a quick note: We did find projects that while they were gorgeous, did not meet the challenge theme,  a Spring or Easter Sentiment.

Thank you also to our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps

The winner of the challenge is...

#82 Kristina's Art Corner
Comments from DT: A WONDERFUL card, I love how she has a shaker front for a peek at this intricate scene inside.
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Congrats! Please read the following directions.  
You have 2 weeks to complete Both steps to claim your prize
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it.
2. You have 2 weeks to email me with winner of Challenge #150 in the subject line 
so I can send you information on how to claim your prize.

Top 5 (in no particular order)
#4 Diane H
Comments from DT:  A beautiful CAS card the butterflies just stand out.

#7 Mowbray Designs
Comments from DT: A brilliant project and love the Easter box. Has a wonderful colour combo

#61 Pamela
Comments from DT: everything about this shabby Easter card appeals to my love of vintage. it's completed to perfection from the multiple distressed layers to the creative use of dies and embellishments. stunning!

#102 Life of BZ Scrapper
Comments from DT: I think this is just adorable. She's brought together so many different dies and elements, yet kept to the same color palette to lock this card together. That cute carrot car is very eye-catching!

#37 Lorraine A
Comments from DT: the House Mouse stamp on this card just has me smiling from ear to ear! the paper seems to be made especially to go with it. super fun for Easter!

Thank you to all of our talented participants.  You continue to wow us with each challenge.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for our next challenge.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

#150 Easter or Spring Sentiment

Welcome to our new challenge!

Winners of #149 Cute + A Sentiment were posted yesterday.  You can find them here.

#150 Spring or Easter Sentiment

Our sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your paper crafting needs.All images from Lacy Sunshine are  created and hand drawn by  Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator.

Gorgeous creations from our DT

Heather from My Art Jam 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot

Sandy from Sandy's Creations

Suzanne from I Luv Scrapping Too 

Ginny H from As I do Rodos

Berni from Chasing the Dream
using  Lil Cassie's Butterfly

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using : Petals

Elaine from Simpli Crafti

If you want to enter the challenge we just have a few rules:
1. Project must be new
2. You must include a sentiment that matches the theme
3. You may enter the challenge up to 5 times but each entry must be a new project
Have fun and be creative!