Sunday, 29 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Week 33 Challenge DT Card & NEWS

Grr why oh why does my schedule post never works, it says it is scheduled but come the day it is back to a draft, any ideas?
Good morning all, I hope the weather is good where ever you maybe, it seems to be a little unsettled here on the East Coast of England.
I have some news for you with regard to Crafty Sentiments Designs but first I will do the challenge details which this week has the theme of 'Summer Inspirations'.
For my card I chose to use another of the August release stamps, this one is called 'Garden Kitty' and is available from the webshop now. I used a 6" square card blank with all papers from the DCWV 'Citrus Stack'. I cut my image layer and mat on my Cricut using SCAL2 and then the 'sun' was also cut on my Cricut but from 'Accent Essentials' I think lol. My image was coloured with my Promarkers and I used the blender pen to achieve the effect on the kitty. The sentiment is from the 'Sweet Reflections' set available in the webshop.
Now for the news.........

I have some exciting news to share with you, there are some changes being made over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.... The Stamp Team and the Digi Team are joining together to became one team over at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Please pop by Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog today and join us for this weeks "Summer Inspiration" challenge....

As from September we will be changing our challenge day, it will now be THURSDAYS with the first challenge on 9th September 2010 meaning there will be no challenge next Sunday.

For those of you who follow over at the digi blog, I hope you will join in with us on the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog now and don't panic because the Digi Blog will become our new Tutorial Blog, as I know you all like the fab team's tutorials, so please still pop over as we appreciate your comments.

We also have our own forum over at PCP, I hope you can join us there, where I'm sure Pinky will welcome you and there are some fab hints and tips, things you can do with your make-up and use for crafting you won't believe, even nail varnish and eyeshadow......

Lisa has a Facebook page too, to keep you updated on what's happening at Crafty Sentiments....

Suzette is also re-vamping our Web Store too, so watch this space for the news.....

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Week 32 Challenge DT Card

Grrrr why oh why does this schedule posting only work when it feels like it.

Good morning all, this week our challenge over at Crafty Sentiments is to use 'Lace' on your project. I have used one of the new Christmas stamps to be released today and made it in unusual (for me) colours and I really love them.

This is a 6" square card blank, the beautiful backing papers are of unknown origin as they were a gift from Mandy aka Crafty Fox Cards. I have used the stamp and coloured it with my Promarkers, adding polar white flowersoft to the hat trim and bobbles with some stickles to the ponsettia. I embossed the blue cardstock with the Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder. I threaded velvet ribbon through the lace then finally punched the edge of the papers with my scallop border punch.

I would also like to enter this into the Passion For Promarkers Challenge where their theme this week is 'Winter Blue'.

Just before I leave I would like to ask you to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog to see the other design team creations and whilst there don't forget to check out the new digi image blog, there are some freebie digital images floating around if you look.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Week 31 Challenge DT Card

Warning this is a long post!!

Good morning on this bright Sunday morning. Another week has passed already I just don't know where they are going but I am still resisting the urge to buy Christmas presents as yet lol. We are onto our 31st week of challenges over at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and the challenge this week is to use the colours 'Tan, Light Blue and Olive Green'. I found this really difficult at first (well it is a challenge lol) but eventually came up with this card using one of the new Crafty Sentiments Digi Images called 'Flopsy In The Rain'.

I used a 6" card blank and matted coredinations cardstock along the base having scalloped the edges with an Xcut punch. I coloured my stamped image with Promarkers and then used the blender pen on his fur. The image was matted on two more lots of cardstock with just one corner rounded on each layer. The umberella was cut on my Cricut using the Everyday Paper Dolls cart at 3" from olive green cardstock.
I haven't added a sentiment as yet and will do this upon use.

Please hop on over to the Challenge Blog and have a look at the other design team projects, I know you won't be disappointed.

Also did you know we now have a seperate challenge blog for the digi images, pop over to Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs and see what they have been up to.

Lastly before I go I wanted to give you a few sneak peak's at some new digital papers and Christmas stamps that will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Shop soon so watch this space.

Well that's it folks thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Week 30 Challenge DT Project

So sorry all this post was put on schedule for yesterday but as you can see it did not post, my apologies but here better late than never is the Crafty Sentiments Challenge.

Good morning to you all, can you believe it is week 30 challenge already for us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is to use 'Chipboard or Cardboard'. I did not have any chipboard so I used a Crunchy Nut Cornflakes box lol, it worked just as well too. I cut the tag base on my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge at 5" out of the cereal box then twice more out of patterned paper and then again but slightly smaller out of white cardstock.

Here is the front of my tag. I made this to go with the 'Ahoy Birthday Boy' card I made a couple of weeks ago. I used three different colour pieces of blue Coredinations cardstock to make the sort of wave effect at the bottom. The stamp is called 'Sailor' and is available via the link, I have coloured it with Promarkers.

On the back I added this white layer onto which I computer generated the wording. I then threaded a piece of rope through the hole to use to tie it to the gift.

Well you have seen all I have to offer today so now hop on ober to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and see what the other design team ladies have made as well as checking out the prize for this weeks challenge. 

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Passion For Promarkers Challenge

I needed to make a card today for my stepdad's birthday and I was stuck for what to use until I went searching through Mo's Digital Pencil Shop where I found the perfect image called 'The Big Guy's Gardening'. My stepdad lives in his garden and he absolutely loves to grow and as well as eat tomatoes, although he looks nothing like the image but will have a laugh at it especially the cap which is one of his great pet hates lol.
I used the great sketch from Passion For Promarkers but I did turn it upside down to fit in better and as I didn't want to add flowers to the circle elements I added tomatoes lol. I also used an A5 card instead of the normal square one.

The papers are yet again all from the DCWV 'Linen Closet' stack, the tomatoes were cut on the Cricut from an SVG file I made myself from a clipart image, the border punch is the Fiskars 'Diamond' punch and the gems are 'Papermania Mosiac Tiles'.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Week 29 Challenge DT Card & Passion For Promarkers Challenge

Good morning all, where did the sun go? Is that it summer now offically over, goodness it really was a case of blink and you miss it!!

Anyhow onto better things I have managed another card, thats two this week lol. This 6" square card is for the weekly Crafty Sentiments Challenge where we are challenging you to use the wonderful sketch provided.

I used one of the July release  image stamps called 'Tess' (available via the link in the webshop now), coloured her with my Promarkers and also used one of the new release sentiments. The papers are all from the DCWV 'Linen Closet' stack, the decorative edge was made with an Xcut border punch called 'Flowers', the lace and charm are from a local craft shop and the brads are Papermania. The oval and scalloped oval were cut with Nestabilities dies and the other mats and layers were cut on my Cricut using the Penny Duncan Creations files and then also embossed using her method. 

I would also like to enter this card into the Passion For Promarkers Challenge where this week they have the theme of using the colour 'Green' as the prominent feature.

Thanks for stopping by but please do pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and have a look at what my fellow design team friends made.