Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September Challenge


Hello and welcome to September. 

Our challenge to you this month is this sketch from Pagemaps



Here is how the design team interpreted the sketch:


When I started to make this card it wasn't my intention to use only black, white and grey it just evolved this way. I am really pleased with the result especially as cards are not really my forte. The stamps are all PaperArtsy. 





Well, I totally love the sketch and tried to stay as true to the design as possible.  I've used my Fuse tool to make the transparent hearts and added blink inside to make the layout more playful!




My page for September, the story behind the photo is on my blog.


Entries will close at 23:59 GMT on 29th September and a winner will be chosen at random after that to win a mystery prize which will be revealed in our mid month inspiration post.

PLEASE read our rules before entering via the inlinkz button below.  Your project must satisfy our rules to be eligible for the prize draw.  In particular I would draw your attention to our rule that you can only enter in this challenge and a maximum of 2 others to qualify. 

Our challenge rules are:
  • your project must be created during the period 1st September and 29th September 2015
  • your project can only be entered into this challenge and 2 others
  • we must be able to see clearly how you have been inspired by the sketch
  • you must enter using the inlinkz button during the period 1st - 29th September 2015
  • you can submit a project using any crafts you like. We are not just about paper crafting
  • you must HAVE FUN and ENJOY your crafting

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August Challenge

Welcome to our August challenge. 

Your inspiration is very simple this month - the number 8.  Interpret it how you like, use 8 buttons/ribbons/colours/stamps, make 8 cupcakes/pies/cookies, whatever you want to do that is a crafty project created between 1st and 30th August 2015.

 Our challenge rules are:
  • your project must be created during the period 1st August and 30th August 2015
  • your project can only be entered into this challenge and 2 others
  • we must be able to see clearly how you have been inspired by the number 8
  • you must enter using the inlinkz button during the period 1st - 30th August 2015
  • you can submit a project using any crafts you like. We are not just about paper crafting
  • you must HAVE FUN and ENJOY your crafting
A winner will be selected at random and announced on 31st August 2015 to win a mystery prize.
Here is how our lovely design team have been inspired by the number 8:

This is my card for this months challenge. I have used JOFY stamps and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. Can you spot where I have used 8 of something?



Well this was an easy one for me, lol. I still had my boy's 8th birthday photo's laying around from last year, so perfect for this challenge. 


 I was also inspired by the photo of my nieces' eighth birthday! I've repeated the number 8 a couple of times!





Wednesday, 15 July 2015

July Mid Month Inspiration

Wow mid month already. That crept up.

Our July challenge can be found here and with a bit of mid month inspiration for you is Helen:

As you may have noticed, adult colouring books have become very popular recently, apparently colouring in is relaxing (something us crafters have known for years!) So with this is mind I took the Design Seed colours for this month and used them to colour in the floral design below. I enjoyed this challenge as the colours are not what I would naturally use with an image like this one.
When it came to the cutting out I left the intricate swirls as I was mounting the image on black, I simply coloured them in black and nobody would know they hadn't been cut out! The black card really makes the colours pop and I will now make a birthday card from this.







 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Challenge

Welcome to July

I've gone with this wonderful palette from Design Seeds for July



As always your rules are as follows:

your project must be created during the period 1st July and 30th July 2015

  • your project can only be entered into this challenge and 2 others
  • we must be able to see clearly how you have been inspired by the picture
  • you must enter using the inlinkz button during the period 1st - 30th July 2015
  • you can submit a project using any crafts you like. We are not just about paper crafting
  • you must HAVE FUN and ENJOY your crafting




  • Here is how our design team were inspired by the colours and the picture

    I simply adore the colour choice for this months inspiration. I had this beautiful photograph of Mel (who is a friends daughter) that I  knew would be the perfect fit. I used paint, stamps, Copics, embossed card, Prima and KaiserCraft embellishments to complete this 12" x 12" scrapbook layout.



    Ahhh summer colors for this challenge ! Summer finally have start  here (in the Netherlands) with some crazy temperatures, we even have a heatwave this week. On the photo we had a hot summer day a few years ago and had some pool fun in the backyard!



    I, too, love the colours and image ... not a beach photo but a summer photo on my beloved island of Naxos!!! I hope my layout inspires you to create something!!


    Lisa

    All the blue in the photo really spoke to me as equal parts water and sky, so I created this card.   I felt like that sky would have a hot air balloon show going through it on a perfect day.


    If you feel inspired by the colour palette please enter via the inlinkz button below.
     
    PLEASE read our rules before entering. Entries can only be entered into this challenge and a maximum of two others.