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Monday, 27 May 2013

#92 Tri-Shutter Card With Stamped Image and a Twist

Before we get down to today's challenge I would like to say a huge thank you to some former members of our team. Kylie, and Mynnette have both left due to other commitments. We wish them both huge success in whatever else they do, and thank them for all the support they have showed us. I do particularly want to thank Mynnette who seems to be like a female terminator, never stopping to even take a breath!

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of our team here, Cindy. I am sure Cindy would love if you would pop by her blog and admire her gorgeous creations!

This challenge will run for only one week as guess who made a mistake on the calendar!

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Annette, who has chosen the theme of a  'Tri-shutter Card'

Annette would like to see a tri-shutter card with a stamped image, either digital or rubber, with an added twist of using the colours Blue, Yellow and Green.

Please ensure your card includes a stamped image, digi or rubber to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot, whether you add the twist or not is up to you. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE DELETED

We are sponsored by  

DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS
with a $10 gift voucher
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art.
Long may it continue!

And also by
with this fabulous prize:-


Anna's Collection Oriental and a Colorbox Chalk Queue.
As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain. Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.  We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.  
Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:- 

Annette
I am lucky to be hosting this weeks Challenge.
I used paper from Dovecraft "Back to Basic" and a No Name Stamp .
Coloured with Copic Makers.

Julie

When I started this project I didn't even know what a Tri-Shutter card was!
Now I am hooked, My image is Wee Stamps Sympathy Bugs, coloured with Flexmarkers
 
Like Julie, I had to find out what a Tri-Shutter card was before I could start! When faced with trying out an unusual fold, I tend to head for Photoshop Elements and put the basic card together there. I used some freebies from Debbie Moore's Venice collection which are available on her website, and added some die cuts.

First time for me as well with this card fold. And with that said if we can figure out how to make them, so can you. Give it a try! I have used an image from Teddy Bo and Bea and designer paper from NitWit collections. It's good to be able to have no limit access to dps every now and then. Because I decided to decorate both back and front on this card. Flowers are made with Prima flowers and some flowers from Panduro, some card candy as centres. The image is coloured with my Letraset family, mainly the spring and summer collection which I love!
Yes, I had to check out how to make these as well!! I have used a Clarity Image coloured with promarkers and some DCWV papers in green, blue and yellow.

Sharon
Ha ha - the card base was a challenge for me too! Yep I had to Google it!!
The image is the lovely Hydrangea clear stamp from Inkylicious which I have stamped with Aegean Blue and Tea Leaves ink pads, I brushed over the image with a damp brush to pull some colour into the design. I've used yellow pearlescent card for the base and blue linen card together with a green patterned paper from my stash in line with the added twist part of the challenge!

Suze
Yes, and a first for me too.  The actual card is simple enough to make but it was decorating all the individual sections that I found more challenging.  Anyway, I ended up using mostly Stampin' Up products as they co-ordinate nicely. The main image is from Fresh Vintage and I used the colour scheme of Raspberry Ripple and Lucky Limeade.

Jackie

Whatever did we do before Google?  I didn't know how to make the card either - and then the first one I did was in all the wrong colours and didn't feature a stamp!!!  But I got there in the end... My main image is a Jayne Nestorenko stamp, coloured with pencils.

Feebsy 
I sense a theme here. I'd seen these types of cards but never tried one before and I really enjoyed the challenge. I used a set of Lindsay Mason stamps. They're coloured with Promarkers, I added glitter to the centre of the flowers and cut them out and decoupaged them.

As you can see the team were challenged by this type of card, so now it's over to you to see how many of you want to join in the fun.

Please NOTE you have only ONE week to enter this challenge and not the normal two as I made a mistake on the calendar when setting the challenges for the year. So you need to get your skates on!
 
All links will be moderated, please be patient whilst I get the chance to check that your link meets the requirements before adding it to the blog. You will add your link as normal, it just won’t appear immediately. Sorry to have to do this to all our entrants who do take the time to read the rules/requirements before entering. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar >>>>>>>>>> 

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#91 Pick Three Different Techniques, Winners and Top 5

Thanks to everyone who played along with our Pick Three Different Techniques theme. There weren't too many of you, but the quality was high! Thank you.

Sharon was our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen her Winners/Top 5 as follows:-


FOR THE PRIZE OF 5 DIGIS FROM
 MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS 


No 16. Blankina

and for the prize from






and Sharon's Top 5 are

No 2. Julie B

No 10. Marsha

No 3.Мирт


 

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line.

The winners have until 9th June to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.


Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge
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Monday, 13 May 2013

#91 Pick Three Different Techniques READ POST FOR DETAILS

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Sharon, who has chosen the theme 'Pick Three Different Techniques'

Sharon has  taken inspiration from her youngest daughter's recent 3rd birthday and therefore would like to see 3 different techniques on your card or project. Take your pick of 3 from the following list and be sure to state which 3 you've used:
  • Embossing (wet or dry)
  • Distressing
  • Masking
  • Making your own flowers
  • Paper piecing/patchwork
  • Shrink plastic 

    Please ensure your creation has three techniques from the list and that you tell us which three you have used to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 

    PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 

    We are sponsored by

     MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS 

    WITH A PRIZE OF 5 DIGIS FROM THEIR STORE
Milk Coffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialising in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize at a big enough size for your project. We have many different image styles; sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many other varied themes so they can fit many different crafting styles.

And also by
SIR STAMPALOT

Sir Stampalot is a retail shop and online website that specialises in stamps, die cutting and paper-crafting goodies.  We try to offer exceptional delivery times on your orders as well as keeping our stock fresh, new and exciting!  Our dedicated team of card makers means we have a wonderful, inspirational online card gallery with many more cards still to upload!  Sir Stampalot ships internationally as well as domestic so why not check us out if you haven’t already – www.sirstampalot.co.uk.
Happy Crafting!

with this fabulous prize:-


One Kit containing 5 small pots of the new Fran-tage Mica Fragments from Stampendous
Colours include:

  • Pearlized
  • Guilded
  • Bronze
  • Tarnished
  • Tea Stained
Each pot contains 7.5grams

YUMMY!!

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:- 

Sharon
I've used a very cute image from Wee Stamps. My 3 techniques are Distressing (inked edges and the scuffed edges on the background), Masking (I've used a mask and distress stains to create the background paper) and Shrink Plastic (the Happy Birthday sentiment is a Marianne die cut in shrink plastic...and shrunk!)

 Viv

  I used the lovely 'Michelle in Hot Air Balloon' from our sponsors. My 3 techniques are - Paper Piecing - (the balloon), embossing folder  for the background (from the Oriental set), Shrink Plastic - the two flowers on the trellis. And for good measure threw in a wee bit of 'distressing'!  

Mynnette
I chose dry embossing, distressing, and make your own flowers.

Betty
I chose dry embossing,make your own flower and paper piecing to create this wedding card

Josephine
I've used a sponsor (Milk Coffee) image, and my three techniques are embossing (dry and heat), I've used a mask to create the background, and I made my own flowers.

Fiona 
The three techniques that I have used are paper piecing, make your own flowers and dry embossing. I have paper pieced her clothes, used a Cheery Lin die to make the flowers and a Cuttlebug "Dotted Swiss" embossing folder on the border...then added stickles to the embossed dots.

Yvonne
The three techniques that I used for this card were  masking, dry embossing and distressing.

Lin
I have used embossing (Dry) behind the mainly white layer, distressing, all the edges and adding frantage (similar to that being offered by Sir Stampalot as one of our prizes this month) and shrink plastic (the Happy Birthday) whose idea I pinched from Sharon above! Sorry Sharon.

Doreen 
The three techniques I used were masking (the hearts), dry embossing and distressing.

Marie
We're having a baby boom in the family at the moment so why not making a baby card with a few different techniques. For this creation have I used both wet and dry embossing (the mid panel has some heart embossed to them in the dry technique and the butterfly (the big one) is wet embossed in white. All the edges is distressed with walnut stain and I have also made some little hearts in shrink plastic. Oh boy, it was a long time since I used that. LoL My image is from Bildmålarna, Sweden and coloured with distress inks. I did also make some flowers with some dies from Magnolia Sweden.

The three techniques I used were dry embossing, distressing and make your own flowers.  The backing paper is vellum and I have embossed it using a my grand calibur and a A4 folder.  I distressed the vellum by tearing it round the edge and using distress ink.  The die cut and flowers were all cut using Marianne design dies and embossed.  The centers of the flowers are just flat backed pearls.

For my card I have used crafters companion stamps and on of their new embossing folders.  My three techniques are dry embossing (base layer), distressing (around edge of stamped card) and shrink plastic (see the little lavendar sprigs tied in a bow...).

For my card I have dry embossed small dots into the corners of my card, distressed the edges with sandpaper and I masked the LOTV bear before stamping the bunting.  

The three techniques I have used on my card are, dry embossing for the tree, masking for the background and I made my own flowers.  The image is Milk Coffee 'Soya takes a nap'.

 
On my card I have used wet (heat) embossing, made my own own flowers and used shrink plastic ('love' tag).

For my card I have used a combination of stamps available from our sponsor Sir Stampalot.  My three techniques are dry embossing (pink panel), masking (the main panel on the card) and make your own flowers.

For my project, I used a wooden heart as my base. My three techniques are make your own flowers, distressing - using Kroma crackle paste, and ultra thick embossing - using UTEE and my melt pot to create the embellishments and to glaze the flowers. 

For my card, the 3 techniques I chose are Distressing (with edge distresser and ink), Making my own flowers (Boho Blossoms punch from Stampin' Up) and Masking for the very first time (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Regal Glimmer Screens). I have also used an image from our sponsor, Milk Coffee called "Lisbeth at the Tree"

All links will be moderated, please be patient whilst I get the chance to check that your link meets the requirements before adding it to the blog. You will add your link as normal, it just won’t appear immediately. Sorry to have to do this to all our entrants who do take the time to read the rules/requirements before entering. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar >>>>>>>>>>

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#90 April Showers Bring May Flowers, Winners and Top 5

Thanks to everyone who played along with our April Showers bring May Flowers theme.

Tracey was our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen her Winners/Top 5 as follows:-


For the $10 Gift Voucher from

DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS
No 11 Karen O

and for the £10 voucher from

THE STAMPMAN
 
 
and Tracey's Top 5 are

No 5 Laurie


No 7 Sweetroses


No 10 Aartje


No 19 Jojo



No 22 Sarah



Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line.

The winners have until 26th May to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.


Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge
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