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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 417 – 25th of May – Fathers’ Day/Male

DTbadgeWe tend to make more female cards than male cards. With Father’s Day coming we are challenging you to make either a Father’s Day card, or a card more suitable for a guy. For this challenge I used an adorable stamp by Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps called, Summer Holidays.” I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy cut him out and put him aside. Next using a retired map background stamp by JustRite I stamped a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white and kraft card stock. I coloured the backgrounds with Distress Inks. I made one card suitable for a Happy Retirement card and the other to wish someone a great holiday.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 416 – 18th of May – Christmas

DTbadgeWe are half way through May and all the gardens are running late. While we had a mild winter it was really long! So creating a Christmas card now seems very appropriate! For this week’s challenge, I selected an adorable puppy stamp by Pink Gem Designs called, “Christmas Charlie.” I coloured the puppy using Spectrum Noir markers. I added a little clear Wink of Stella to his hat and scarf, glossy accents to his eyes and nose, and Stickles to his hat’s pom-pom. For the background, I used Tim Holtz’s Sweater embossing folder by Sizzix because the “knit” patterns of the scarf/hat matched.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 415 – 11th of May – Annual Blog Hop: Birthday

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Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!
 
Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 8 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.
We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with several Guest Designers who join us for a month or a week at a time.
 
We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.
So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?
Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?
 
We all feature sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.
 
The sponsor on my blog is Bugaboo Stamps.
 
And you can win 4 digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps  by adding your name to the Inlinkz at the end of this post.
 
 
How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?
 
That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop, Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 17th of May 2017.
 
And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:
 
The rules this year are very simple:
1.      Make a project for this challenge and your entry will be put in the random draw for the prize by Sweet n Sassy.
2.      Visit the blogs of our DT and enter into their Inlinkz to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.
3.      The Top3 will again be chosen as every week as well.
4.      No sentences hunting this year I’m afraid.
 
 
You should have come here from Marlene’s blog and as you can see your next stop is Sheryl‘s blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge  Blog.
 
And here is my project for this week, hope you like it.
 
(using ’Wishing Ewe‘ by Bugaboo Stamps)
 
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And now for our Blog Hop route:
 
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
Myrna (you are here now)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)
 
Your next stop is Sheryl‘s blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don’t forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.
 

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 414 – Technique Challenge: 3D Decoupage

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For our 414th Challenge we are asking you to try to make a 3D Decoupage project. This is one technique I do not do often so it is a challenge to me. My friend, Pearl, purchased a 3D Precut Card kit Cross Cut Out with Candle & Flowers sold through Ecstasy Crafts.

There were enough pieces in the kit to complete 8 different cards. The pieces are all precut so it is just a matter of assembling the 3D images. I used to two laser card card bases, and made to extra cards with black and white card stock. The sentiments are die cuts and stamps from Avery Elle and Verve. I made them all up as sympathy cards.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 413 – 27th of April – Inspired by a Book

The CRAFT Design Team is challenging you to create a card based on a book. For this challenge, the book I picked is called, “Grumpy Old Men by David Quantick”. The digi stamp I selected is by Bugaboo Stamps called, “GUS BIRTHDAY – OLD FART.” I love Bugaboo Stamps, but Ihave a soft spot in my heart for Gus and Stella. I coloured Gus with my Copic Marker, and added Glossy Accents to his glasses for that little extra. The stamp comes with the sentiment, but I wanted a slightly different arrangement so I computer generated it to fit with my card design.

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