Friday, June 22, 2018

What a Wonderful World

Hi There, Happy Friday!
Thank you so much for joining in with Joanne's challenge last week - it was such a good reminder that card bases don't have to be white!  What a lovely array of cards we saw.

It's Kathy here this time, and I'd love for you to use one of my all-time favourite songs to inspire your card-making, it's
by Louis  Armstrong
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to cherish the wonderful world we live in. I inherited a love of this song from my dad and I'd love you to choose something from the lyrics to use on your card, or maybe you'll try to encapsulate the whole thing!  
Don't forget to click on the link so you can sing along with Louis!  I can't wait to see what you come up with

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

Songwriters: George Douglas / George David Weiss / Bob Thiele


Kathy


Shabneez  

Dawn    

 
Miri

Joanne


Ruth

Enfys 

Svenja




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Friday, June 15, 2018

ABW!

Thanks for going tropical with us in Shabneez's dare last week - our weather in the Northern hemisphere may not be quite up to tropical standard but at least we saw some lovely sunny creations!

It's Joanne here with this week's challenge and I'd like to see you using 
ABW - Anything But White! 
Using white as a card base is a really easy habit to slip into so I'd like to see what else you can come up with. It could be a chalkboard technique on black cardstock, metallic or opaque embossing powder on a coloured base, coloured pencils on kraft or something like the Joseph's Coat technique.

What will you decide on to make your base other than white? Here's what the team came up with:

Joanne


Dawn



Kathy



Shabneez



Ruth

Enfys 


Miri


Svenja
(and also... we spend way too little time by the sea)



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Friday, June 08, 2018

Let's Go Tropical

Happy Friday!

It's Shabneez here and I'd like to thank you for joining in with Sveja's June Elemental Challenge last week.  Unfortunately I wasn't well so could take part.

Following on with Svenja's summer theme I decided to carry on along the same lines by going  
Totally Tropical!  
So I'd like to see you use bold, bright colours, flowers, fruit, animals, birds and anything else you can think of associated with my tropical theme.  Take a look at all this inspiration:

Shabneez





Miri
 Ruth 

Dawn    


Kathy





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Friday, June 01, 2018

June Eemental Inspiration

A lovely morning to y'all!

Wasn't last week's challenge lovely with all those flowers? I definitely enjoyed it - so colourful! 

It's Svenja here and this week we'll be taking matters from spring to summer (yay!). It's a new month and therefore - of course - we have an inspirational picture for you (mostly from last year's summer hols in Portugal... wish I were there...). So, here it comes:




Please use at least 3 elements on your cards 
(colours count as 1 element).

And - of course - we have also prepared some extra inspiraton for you. Here's what the Design-Team members made for you:


Dawn

 (Colours, flowers, stripes)

Ruth
(birds, flower, frame, repeating patter, pink, black and silhouette)

Svenja
(colours, flower, birds, hand, messiness)


Kathy   
 
(Stripes, Frame, Pink Flower)

Stripes, Frame, Flower

Miri 
 blue sky, pink, stripes (chevrons)

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Handmade Flowers

Hello crafters and welcome to another lovely Friday challenge.

A big thank you to everyone that played along last week it was so lovely to see all your creations.

Its Dawn here with this weeks challenge and I have decided to call it.

Handmade Flowers

 I have been having some work experience as part of my French course and I have been working along side a fantastic lady who makes paper flowers.

 So I would like to see handmade paper flowers on your cards.

 This could be a punched flower or die cut but it has to be handmade.

We can't wait to see what you create and please check out below how the Design Team were inspired.


Kathy   

Shabneez 


Ruth


Miri

Svenja




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Friday, May 18, 2018

Time to say good-bye

Good morning, Svenja here!

First of all a big thank you to everyone who let themselves be inspired by last week's busy bee-challenge. Wasn't the blog bustling with life and springyness? I love how everything is finally turned to green outside.

But, well, we're going for something completely different this week because sometimes it just is

Time to say good-bye

Show us your ideas for farewell-cards. Could be retirement or leaving cards but sympathy cards are just as welcome. We all sadly need them from time to time and inspiration in the field is very welcome. 
To get you started just have a look at the Design Team's creative ideas: 



Svenja

Ruth
 Dawn     
 


Kathy 



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Friday, May 11, 2018

Busy Bees

Thanks for sharing your takes on our elemental dare last week, we always love to see what you're making!

Busy Bees

It's Enfys here setting this week's challenge: use anything related to bees on your project - it could be a honey pot, a hive, or just a busy little bee buzzing around some flowers.

The DT have indeed been busy bees, here's their take on the theme.

Joanne


Ruth  
Kathy  
 
 
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