Friday, July 13, 2018

A Sporting Chance

Hello - Happy Friday!
We hope you are ready for a new cardmaking challenge.
First though, we'd like to thank you for sharing the cards you made last week inspired by our July mood-board, it really was a sunny, inspiring collection. 

A Sporting Chance
There are masses of different sporting events going on over the summer; local, national, international or just in your own back garden!  So this week's challenge is all about sport. Make and share a card with a sporting element of any kind.  Sadly, card-making is not a sport or we'd all be winners, wouldn't we!
You know what they say, "it's all about the taking part", so join in and have fun

Joanne 


Sylvia



Dawn     


Ruth
 


Kathy
 
 
Svenja





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Friday, July 06, 2018

July's Elemental Inspiration

Hello, Happy First Friday of the Month!
Thank you so much for joining in with Ruths's gorgeous Weddings and Anniversaries challenge, it was good to see those wonderfully romantic cards!
Today we are very happy to introduce Sylvia our lovely new Guest Designer.  Sylvia makes such beautiful cards, we are sure you will enjoy seeing them - don't forget to pop across to her blog to see more!

It's Enfys here today hosting this challenge and as its the First Friday of the Month it's an Elemental Inspiration Picture which we hope will inspire your crafting this week.I've chosen a mood-board with lots of Summery yellows for you this time

Just choose a minimum of THREE elements from the mood board to use when you make your card.
Suggestions: circles, triangles, rectangles, peeling paint, shoes, foliage, flowers, colours, windows, doors, jars and bottles




Sylvia 
 


Ruth 
Joanne    




Miri  

Dawn


Kathy
 

Enfys    




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Friday, June 29, 2018

Weddings and Anniversaries

Hello!

It's Ruth here to set the challenge this week, buyt before I tell you what it is, we'd like to thank you so much for joining in and sharing your cards for Kathy's challenge, based on the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World" - What a Wonderful array of cards we got to see!

We are well into the Wedding Season now, so let's have a bit of romance this week!  I'd like you to make and share cards with a theme of 
Weddings and Anniversaries.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make!
Here are some from the design team to get everyone in the mood

Joanne


Svenja 
 

Dawn
 

Kathy
 



Miri




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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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