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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 470 – 31st of May – Come Play Outside

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This week the C.R.A.F.T. Design Team is looking for a project that focuses on Outdoors Play. I selected an adorable digital stamp called, “Captain Owen” by Paper Nest Dolls. I made two versions of this stamp. I started by printing the image in two different sizes and coloured Owen with my Copic Markers. To embellish the card I used various papers, wooden pieces, die cuts from my stash.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 467 – 10th of May – Annual Birthday Bloghop

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Happy Birthday to Us

Happy Birthday to Us

Happy Birthday Dear C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

Happy Birthday to Us!

 

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 9 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 

You can Win 4 digi 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 16th of May 2018.

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 Bugaboo Stamps.
  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 Top 3 will again be chosen as every week as well.
  4. No sentence hunting this year I am afraid.

You should have come here from Monika’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.

I created my card using Bugaboo’s Digital Stamp Birthday Unicorn Set. Because it is our 9th Anniversary, I added images to both the front and inside of my card. I coloured the images with Copic markers, then added clear Wink of Stella for that magical feeling. The happy birthday die cuts are by Lawn Fawn.

Front of my card

PARTY CORN

inside of my card

INSIDE CORN

And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
Aunty Sue
Brenda
Debbie
Hester
Jo
Lucy
Maggie
Marlene
Monika
Myrna (you are here now)
Sheryl

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. 

 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 466 – 3rd of May – Colour Combo

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Please join the C.R.A.F.T. for our monthly colour challenge. For my card, I decided to try to match the colours and create a blended background using Distress Ink on Neehan Solar White Cardstock. For the images, I used a funny digi set by Oddball Art Company – Kawaii Panda Bears Digital Stamp Set – Panda Pack Image No.316 by Lizzy Love. The leaves and sentiment are from Happy Pandas by MFT.

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Simply Create Too – Challenge 137 – Use Diecuts

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This month the Simply Create Too Design Team Challenge is to make a Card using Diecuts. I love die cuts. I have invested a little fortune in dies and don’t use them nearly enough. I have made two different cards using dies and papers from my stash. The only ink I used was on the sentiments.

Card 1 – I just received a shipment of dies, stamps, and embossing folders from Darlene at Dutch Paper Crafts so I had to make a couple of cards for this month’s challenge. I used papers from my paper hard, my Tim Holtz Vagabond Die Machine. The sentiment is from SSS. The adorable Zebra is by Marianne Designs - COL1447  Zebra/Donkey Die Set. The Embossing folder/die is from DF3444  Anja’s Flower Border Embossing Folder with matching Dies (I used the die upside down on the embossed background and cut it down to fit an A2 card).

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Card 2 – This card uses die from Memory Box – UNDERWATER COLLAGE Craft Die 99742 and SEAWEED COLLAGE Craft Die 99727, plus Marianne Designs – Elines Tropical fish seahorse col1431. The sentiment is by SSS. Note: I popped everything up using dimensional foam tape to create a 3-D effect.

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Our challenge runs through the month of April (4/6 to 4/27). I look forward to seeing your creations.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 456 – 22nd of February – Alien/Fantasy

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With all the cards I make, I have very little children cards. This week’s challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is Alien/ Fantasy is perfect for those “Make Believe” cards. I started with creating a space-themed card. Next, I thought -fantasy – unicorns, and flying elephants.

I started with painting a watercolour sky using Distress Ink Safty Ocean, water, and a waterbrush on watercolour paper. While that was drying, I cut out clouds from the Mama Elephant die set - Cloud Nine - Creative Cuts. Next, I stamped my unicorns by MFT - BB Magical Unicorns, coloured them with Copic markers, added Wink of Stella to their horns, tail, and manes, and finally fussy cut them out. I assembled the card and added the sentiment also from the MFT Stamp set.

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For my next card, I created the background using Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET, Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS Set of 6, on watercolour paper. I set it aside to dry. Next, I stamped and coloured Mama Elephant’s – Space Bears with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and started assembling the card. I added hand drawn stars and air hoses for the space suits, and stamped my sentiments.

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For my final card, I used another Mama Elephant stamp set called FLY WITH ME, the matching dies, and Mama Elephant dies set - Cloud Nine - Creative Cuts. I coloured the critters with Copics. I arranged them on the card and stamped the balloons using a stamp set from Clearly Besotted ALL IN ONESIE Clear Stamp.

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Challenges

I entered my bears in space card into Make My Monday - Challenge #65 Messy Backgrounds and Inspire, Create, Challange – Animals

I entered my Elephant Look How’s Three Card into Lemon Shortbread’s – Anything Goes Challenge and The Outlawz -Colour Challenge with a twist – Balloons and ModSquadChallenge – Animal Fun and Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge – Make Your Own Background and Cute Card Thursday – Cute Critters

I entered my unicorns into Stinkin‘ Inkers Challenge – Love is in the Air and The Paper Shelter - Things that Fly