Friday, September 30, 2016

Making Memories

Hello and thank you to everyone that played along last week.
 It was great to see who inspires you to get crafty and lovely to see all these inspiring blogs.
Its Dawn hosting this weeks challenge and I have picked....
I have been so sentimental lately and remembering lots of happy times. So I would like you to create a card with a meaning or memory behind it and explain the meaning of your creation. Perhaps who it's for, why you made it and the memories it made.
I will start you off with a trip down my memory lane.
This card was created because my daughter loves MLP but as a child I wanted the My Little Pony Grooming Parlour and as it wasn't my birthday my Dad made me one from pink and blue card for my cotton candy pony. I remember the carriage kept falling apart as my Dad used flour and water as glue but at the time it was brilliant. Thanks Dad. xxx


I made this card remembering the beautiful starry sky we saw in the Orcas island. 

My birthday is the day before October 31st...Halloween. Every year when I was very small, I thought that all the celebrating was especially for me. :)

Memories of growing up in a seaside village - playing on the sand, or clambering over the rocks, exploring the rockpools with a bucket to collect shells, little crabs, sea anemones and other treasures


 I created my card with happy memories of the many hours spent playing in my dolls house.. my happy place as a child ♥

This card reminds me of my favourite childhood activity (colouring) and a crazy night out with my friends and a blue unicorn.

Not a card but a little booklet to hold a CD with photos from a day-trip to Amsterdam and to see a Banksy-exhibition there.
Text translates: I'm sorry, I do not have a photo for you today.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Thank you for the inspiration

Good morning, crafters. Thank you for showing us your cards inspired by beloved books.

Today I want you to say THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION.

There are some lucky girls out there who are able to craft and blog for a living (and their blogs have thousands of followers and their video tutorials are watched by hundreds each hour ;-). But I am sure that you've come across a crafty lady (or gentleman) whose blog has only a few followers, but has inspired you a lot. So here is the opportunity to get to know some brilliant, yet not so well-known, crafters and get new inspiration.

Create a card that’s inspired by the style, blog or a certain card of another crafter, who is not super famous yet (=less than 3-400 followers).

Don’t forget to put the link to the blog or the card that inspired you on your blog post so that we can get to know other crafters too.

And it would be great if you would leave a comment on their blog and say

Have a look who inspires the Design Team members.

Miri   (Inspired by Sarah)

Svenja (Inspired by Ulrike)

Dawn  (Inspired by Karen)

Kathy (Inspired by Joanne)

Purvi    (Inspired by Suchi)

Dianne  (inspired by JustJohanna)

Miri (Inspired by Jenny)


Friday, September 16, 2016

Favourite Books

Morning everyone!

Thanks to all those who played along with our Wonderful World challenge last week.

From music to the world of literature we go this week, as Leo's challenging you to create a card inspired by favourite books.

The design team was inspired by many genres, can you spot which books they have a particular fondness for?

 As always we look forward to reading your comments and seeing how our challenges inspire you, so remember to link up your projects if you're playing along!

Happy crafting (and reading)!





Friday, September 09, 2016

Be inspired by "What a Wonderful World"

Hello Everyone, are you ready for a new card-making challenge?  Before we do that, we must thank you if you joined in with Svenja's Elemental challenge last week - what a beautiful picture that was - we loved seeing how you were inspired by it.

It's Kathy here, and for my challenge I'm hoping you'll come with me on a little trip down Memory Lane

Inspired by the song "What a Wonderful World"
My dad introduced me to the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World"and whenever I hear it I think of him.  He passed on to me the love of Satchmo's voice and this song in particular and this week I'd like you to be inspired by the lyrics when you make your card.  You can use the whole beautiful planet, or maybe choose one or more lines from the song to use
Here are the lyrics for the song, and you can listen to it HERE

"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 cry, I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Have fun - and I really hope you'll be singing this great song all day long!





Friday, September 02, 2016

September Elemental Inspiration

Hello everyone!

Thanks to all of you who were inspired by Nat's wonderful woodgrain challenge. It was lovely to see wood in so many different ways and even colours!
We're just delighted to tell you that the fabulous Dianne McInrue is back guesting with us this month - we loved Dianne's cards so much when she designed for us a few months back that we couldn't wait any longer to ask her back! We're sure you'll agree.

Another month has flown by and it's time for our elemental inspiration challenge. Can you believe it's already September?
 It's Svenja here and I have decided to try and preserve that summer feeling for just a little longer:

Choose at least three elements from the picture to feature on your card with the colour palette counting as one. No idea what to use yet? Just take a look at the cards the design team have made for some extra inspiration: 

(something must have gone wrong with preserving that summer feeling...)




Have fun!