Saturday 18 May 2024

Mid month inspiration


Morning everyone, our mid month post seems to have come round very quickly this time but the Design Team were all prepared and have more inspiration to share following our mood board above, plus there is always the anything goes option. 

The challenge runs until 29th May and as usual you can enter up to three times so lond as there is at least one stamped element on the front of your entry.

Using colours and flowers from mood board
We welcome Karin again as our Guest Designer, thank you for joining us
Using flowers from the mood board
Using AALL and Create Flower Market (361) The Stand (343) and Puppy Toys (344)
Colours from the mood board
Colours and flowers from mood board
Using AALL and Create Anemone (980), Fully Fledged (751) and Watering Can (438)
Colours, Sunset, Flowers and Bird from the mood board
Using AALL&Create See you Soon (898)
 Colours from the mood board.
Toadstool and colours from Mood Board

Colours and Flowers from mood board
Colours from the mood board


Sunday 5 May 2024

May

Welcome to our May challenge, we have another mood board for you reflecting the flowers and gemstones of the month DT Pinky celebrates her Birthday.

We hope you will find something to inspire you in the mood board, colours, flowers, birds, fashion, but if not there is always the Anything Goes option, we welcome them all. All we ask you to remember is that there must be at least one stamped element on the front of your entry. You can enter up to three times.


Another bumper collection of three prizes from AALL and Create:

 

Pinky has been part of the Design Team since it's inception in April 2010. She has a fondness for scenic and Nature inspired creations and many have floral elements as focal points. She has a particular love of trees which also feature in her work. Her name gives an indicated of her favourite colour but she also enjoys working with shades of blue. Another aspect of her crafting is creating unique gift and treat boxes and you will find many different styles on her blog with links to tutorials with instructions.

So now onto some inspiration and we start with extending a warm welcome to Helen, she was last months Guest Designer and is now joining us as a permanent DT, happy to have you with us Helen. The team have picked out so many different elements from the mood board starting with Pinky's pretty Spring creation....

Flowers, colours and bird from the mood board

We also welcome this months Guest Designer Karin, thank you for joining us, here is her pretty card using Flowers and colours from the mood board....

Using AALL & Create Windows (342), Fly (357) and  Bunny & Bunnies (357)
Colour, birds and Flowers from mood board
Using AALL & Create In the Bucket (451)
Colours and flowers from mood board
Using AALL and Create Follow your own Path (563), Hexapetalistic (958) and Watering Can (437)
Colours, Bird, Flowers from the mood board
Using AALL and Create See you Soon (898)
Colours and flowers from mood board.
Using AAll and Create Heliotropic (915)
Colours and flowers from the mood board
Colour, flowers, sunset and bird from mood board
Bird and colours from mood board

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Friday 3 May 2024

April winner and Top 3

Good morning and welcome to our April winners post and our thanks for all your beautiful entries.

The winner of the £25 store voucher from Crafty Individuals as selected by Random Org., is entry no 41 Val....

Well done Val, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can arrange for you to choose your prize.

Our Top 3 as voted for by the Design Team are....

No 14 Lia
No 13 Emma
No 1 Alice

Congratulations, please collect your badge to display on your own blogs. 

We hope you will all pop back on Sunday for our new challenge. 

Thursday 18 April 2024

Mid month inspitation

Morning everyone, time for some mid month inspiration and a reminder of our April Anything Goes challenge, where we also have a Spring optional mood board to follow. You have until Wednesday 1st May to enter up to three different creations. 


This monthly lucky winner will receive a super £25 store voucher from Crafty Individuals.

Here's the inspiration form the Design Team and Helen this months Guest Designer....

Guest Designer Helen
Colour and Flowers from the mood board
Birds and daisies from Moodboard
Colours, Birds and Flowers from the mood board
Bird, colours and Daisy from the mood board
Flowers, birds colours from mood board
CI-648 Blue Tit
Colours and bird from the mood board
Daisies from the mood board
Colours, flowers and bird from mood board

Sunday 7 April 2024

April challenge

Welcome to our April challenge, this month our theme is Anything Goes but we also have a 🐥Spring🌹Mood Board to inspire which is what the Design Team have all followed.


With the beautiful signs of Spring all around us we hope you will be inspired by our mood board, all we ask is that there is at least one stamped element on the front of your entry, remember you can enter up to three times.

Before we move on, we would like to extend a thank thank you to Gerrina who has recently left the team, she is juggling a busy life and we wish her well. But on a happy note Anesha is back with us, she's had a year or so away and we are so pleased to see her return.

This year we are featuring Design Team members during their Birthday month with mood boards to reflect the birthstones and flowers. As we have several DT Birthdays falling in June, I (Brenda) selected April as an alternative as it's my favourite season.

We are happy to welcome back Crafty Individuals with a super £25 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in their store. And there may even be a second prize at the end of the month!


A bit about this months featured DT Brenda:

"I've always enjoyed crafting in one form or another since childhood. As the craft industry expanded I discovered stamping, this remains my firm favourite with a bias towards a bit of inky grunge usually featuring Flowers, Nature or Fairies, very rarely anything cute which is way outside my comfort zone. Working with dies is another aspect of crafting I enjoy as they add so much diversity to projects.

For many years I demonstrated at craft shows and ran classes meeting like minded crafters and sharing our joint passion of creating and some of those I met around the Country remain close friends. Health prevents me doing this anymore but I am fortunate to be able to carry on crafting and design for some wonderful companies and TV with many types of crafting products as they enter the market.

Being on several design teams and also running three challenges for the last fifteen years has allowed me to work alongside many talented crafters and enables me to visit blogs around the World to be constantly inspired by the diversity of styles. I always believe crafting is an ongoing learning curve and we are never expert in any one style or technique".

Here's the inspiration from the Design Team....

Colours, Blossoms, Bird and Eiffel Tower from the mood board
Daisy, Bird and colour from the mood board

We welcome Helen as our Guest Designer this month, she had made this pretty card for us, thank you Helen....

Fence, colour and Daisies from the mood board
Colours and flowers from the mood board
Using Crafty Individuals CI-260 &CI-156
Colours and Blossoms from the mood board
Colour and Flowers from the mood board
Daisy from the mood board
CI-516 Happy horse, CI- 506 little bluebird
the horse, pink flowers, fence, clouds, using colours.
Eiffel Tower, Tulips and pink from the mood board
Colours and flowers from the mood board

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!