Friday, March 22, 2019

Recycle it!

Hi everyone!

And thanks, first of all, to everybody who took part in last week's stitching challenge - we saw some very diverse examples of real and faux stitching and I guess you really enjoyed that one.

It's Svenja here and trying to keep you busy - and sustainable. My challenge for you this week is to 

R-E-C-Y-C-L-E

something that was likely to go in the bin. What did you make from it instead? It doesn't have to be a card but could also be a book or box or anything else that came to your mind. 

Let us see what a difference your work makes - and we'd also like to hear the story of your object so please do tell us what you've used and did to it to make things as good as new.

Of course the design team members have prepared something to get you started:


(Used a magazine page to make a print, tomato paste tube and keyboard protector)


(recycled some old shop bought Birthday cards)



Dawn (an old embroidery hoop)


Nat 
Recycled clear plastic packaging and cardstock scraps!
Corrugated card packaging and the flowers and heart are from a card reject!


Recycled an old cigarillo tin (that now holds some plastic flamingoes)



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Friday, March 15, 2019

Stitch It!

Happy Friday!

It's Shabneez here!  Thanks to all of you for joining in with the Mad March Hare challenge last week - it was fun, wasn't it?

This week I'd like to see stitching of any sort on your cards - dust the cobwebs off those sewing machines, use a needle and thread, faux stitching is fine or how about adding some thread on your cards?  We can't wait to see your creations and below you'll find some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Shabneez




Kathy


Ruth:





Joanne


Nat

Sylvia 


Miri


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Friday, March 08, 2019

Mad March Hare

Hello, Joanne here with this week's challenge. As we move in to spring in the northern hemisphere, I'd like you to be inspired by the phrase

 Mad March Hare

You might feature a hare or a rabbit, maybe even Lewis Carrol’s perpetually late character?
Perhaps the mental image of boxing hares will take you down that route - the gloves are off!
If you’re the punning type, you might focus on HAIR - crazy coloured hair, long flowing locks...

Here's some inspiration from the design team:

Sylvia


Joanne



Dawn



Miri



Kathy 


Ruth


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Friday, March 01, 2019

March Elemental Inspiration

Good Morning crafters! Obviously last week's challenge didn't give you quite as much of a headache as it did me - thanks to everyone for playing along! But if you're still pondering... I reckon this week's challenge will also work well for "masculine" cards.

Can you believe it's March already? On the other hand: we've had some definitely springy days in February, so whyever not...
It's Svenja here and I've packed some sunshine into this month's elemental inspiration picture for you. Please choose at least three elements from the pic and use them on your card (colours count as one element). 

(For those who are in a holiday-mood: all pictures were taken on lovely Urk, Holland last September)

Still no idea where to start? Just have a look at the beautiful creations the Design Team members have prepared for you:









 Kathy   



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Friday, February 22, 2019

Oh Man!


Hi there!

We hope you enjoyed Sylvoa's 'Alphabet Soup' challenge last week, we loved seeing your wonderful ideas, so thanbk you for sharing them with us.

This week it's me, Kathy here with a tricksy one for you - at least its always a tough theme for me!  Like a lot of cardmakers I find men's cards a bit of a trial - and as all the boys in the family are getting too old for the kids cards I used to do for them I need lots of new ideas for cards for men
So my challenge is called
Oh Man!
and I would love you to make and share cards made with men in mind.

As always the design team have come up with some great ideas, and I can't wait to see all the inspiration you can share too
 
Svenja  
Ruth  

Kathy  
Joanne    
Dawn   
Nat   


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Alphabet Soup


Hello Sylvia here, 
thank you to everyone who joined in with Miri's challenge last week we enjoyed seeing all your cards with candles.

This week I am hosting the challenge which is

 "ALPHABET SOUP"

I would like to see letters, words or numbers as the main feature of your cards.  


Dawn     


 Ruth 

Svenja




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