Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Spotlight #117 - Girls or Flowers

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #117
featuring the DT favorites from the
 Girls or Flowers challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#14 Helen from Helen's Crafty Shed



 The second spotlight falls on
#69  Debi B from That Might Look Good on a Card




 The third spotlight falls on
#22 Caroline from Caroline's Scrapfun




Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Winner - Girls or Flowers

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Girls or Flowers challenge.

Thank you to our sponsor

Our winner this week is #24 Pinky from My Foamiran Makes

Pinky has won her choice of 3 digi stamps from

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone
who played along with us!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Girls or Flowers

Good morning everyone Carole here today to launch our new weekly challenge and the theme this week is Girls or Flowers its a lovely theme and I'm sure you all have some great stamps and images just perfect for this theme..

Our sponsor this week is

 Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images 

I hope you can visit to the lovely Etsy store. The stamps are fabulous and they have some amazing designs.  Our Design Team have been busy and  made some fabulous cards using these lovely stamps.

Isobel using Annabell








Sharon - Using Unity Stamps


Well aren't they just fabulous some great designs to inspire us all! In addition, we are spoiling you today with two wonderful projects made by our two Guest Designers this week Ginny and Leslie thank you so much ladies for joining us your designs  are just amazing . I hope you can take time to take a closer look at all the Design Team blogs to find out more about the projects.



Guest Designers
Ginny from Homespun Cards

I am a wife of 42 years and a mother and grandmother, and loving every minute of it. I love Jesus Christ and long to daily engage in His goodness and mercy. My passion is making beautiful handmade greeting cards. I started making them off and on several years ago, but started my blog in January of 2013. Every card is an experiment, trying out new techniques, new layouts new (and often unexpected) materials. Sometimes trying out new ideas leads to a technique that becomes a favorite, while sometimes it's totally a flop! But that is half the fun, isn't it--trying new things and seeing what works and what doesn't! Sometimes happy accidents are the most fun and fulfilling. What is the most fun for me is making 3-D cards which have not only color, but lots of texture; it seems that recipients of the cards love dimension. Crafting by Designs challenge blog is always so much fun! I hope you will enjoy creating and entering this week's challenge.


Leslie from Love to Scrap 2
 
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and gift bags. I've been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. I started blogging and entering challenges a number of years ago, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has two sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge Blog and Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks so much for inviting me back to guest design for Crafting By Designs! :) 


So now its over to you to share your Girls or Flowers projects with us. We look forward to seeing every one of your great entries!
Just remember that we have a few rules for our challenges. Link to your post and not to your blog, no linking back and you can only have three entries . You've got until April the 18th to enter.

It just remains for us to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Easter..
  
Love and hugs Carole and the Crafting by Designs Team



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge - April Edition

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring almost month long challenge.
Our theme for this challenge is
Anything Goes
Every style is welcomed as long as you follow thrules.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps
The awesome prize is the winners choice of 4 digital images.

These are some creations of our awesome Design Team:
 Dora using Chef Pierre


Carole- Live Laugh Love Rose Block Photo Frame



Julia using Brats Easter 01



Guest Designers
 Penny from Sunshinepens rambles


I am Penny Hewitt, known as Pen(Sunshinepens rambles, and live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a Partner, Mum and Grandma with 5 grandchildren whose ages are from 4 years to 19 years, where does the time go?  I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years, sewing since I was a child but photography being my passion. Although that has taken a bit of a back seat since starting my blog :) Being a keen photographer and wishing to share my photos with others I started making Photo Cards and they became a great success. Then around this time a couple of years ago, I thought I am sure I could expand my art work and so Handmade cards developed and have expanded.selling them at our local Village Coffee Mornings and craft fairs. Maybe I would say I am a perfectionist in my work, if it’s not right with me then it’s not right. But I have learnt over the years that sometimes a mistake is a blessing - if you put your work away for another day and look at it with "different eyes". I love to try something new, whether it be card making, sewing, painting, and I am just getting into mixed media. So I am looking forward to seeing your work and hope I have given you inspiration 

 Billie from Ink on My Fingers


A little about me.. I am Billie Anderson. I live in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State in the Southwest section and out in the country with my husband and two fur babies. We have kids between us and grandchildren and great grandchildren. I just retired at the end of  2016 and enjoying retirement life with my husband. I love paper crafting (I also do fabric crafts) I like that there are so many options to paper crafting. Styles, colors, images, dies, mediums and so much more.  I hope you enjoy my watercolor card. Thank you.
   
Tracy from Blue Daisy Designs

I'm Tracy and I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous daughter and three very spoiled and lazy cats. I love to craft, I've been hooked for about twelve years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrapbooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun! Luckily I share all of this with my daughter!

Awesome inspiration for this challenge! Well it's over to you now to get crafty and share your amazing projects with us. Don't forget to check out the Designers and Guest designers and leave some love.
A reminder of a few rules for this challenge, which ends April 25th, link to your post not to your blog, no back dating and you can only enter three creations.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Spotlight #116 - Easter

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #116
featuring the DT favorites from the

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#10 Tammy from My Craft Central


 The second spotlight falls on
#14 Angela from Angela's Bastelwelt



 The third spotlight falls on
#39 Heike from HeikesArt




Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spotlight #115 - Thinking of Tou

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #115
featuring the DT favorites from the

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#3 Vickie from HeARTful Stamper


 The second spotlight falls on
#19 Sue from I Luv Scrapping Too



 The third spotlight falls on
#5 Bonnie from Make Time to Craft



Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Thursday, April 6, 2017

March Spotlight

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with the March Spotlight
featuring the DT favorites from the
 March Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#123 Leslie from Love To Scrap 2
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 The second spotlight falls on
#79 Louise from Crafting Mum Louise



 The third spotlight falls on
#5 Rebecca from Scrapping with LUV



Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:




Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

Current Challenges:
April Anything Goes


PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Winner - Easter challenge

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
What lovely projects - we had a great time
looking at all of them!

A great big THANK YOU to our sponsor

Our winner this week is #26
Nicky from Stiggy's Crafts

Sami Stamps
Nicky has won a $12 gift certificate to

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to
everyone who played along with us!