Thursday, May 28, 2015

Challenge #126: Sketch

Hi everyone! For my final choice as hostess for this month I have chosen the theme of bunting (or pennants/banners if you prefer). Here in the UK, summer is well on its way and in my little part of the world the summer fayres and fetes are just round the corner. Of course, it may not be summer where you are so it will be interesting to see how you all interpret my sketch.


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card but please remember to keep it CAS.

There is lots of lovely inspiration from the design team below to get your creative juices flowing:







Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday 3rd June 2015.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekly Winners: Sketch Challenge #124

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's sketch challenge! Some crafters were joining in for the first time and it's always so lovely to welcome new players. We enjoyed viewing and commenting on all the different entries. Most people seemed to love the sketch, indeed there were multiple creations from some participants! However some others found it a real challenge. I think it's good to realise that our creative journeys are so personal to each one of us and yet so lovely to share with others along the way.

As usual the Design Team had a difficult job to narrow down our favourites but, in the end, we chose the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





All of you have given me some wonderful new ideas to try out with my sketch! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:


If you haven't submitted a card into our current colour trio challenge, there is still time to join in - Challenge #125: Colours. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time on Wednesday 27th May to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you play along with us!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Challenge #125: Colours

Hi everyone, Stef back with my second round of colour choices for this month. Irises are probably my most favourite flower. Unfortunately the flowers don't seem to last long either when growing in the garden or as cut blooms but when they have just burst open, the colours are divine. Hence my inspiration for this week's colour palette.


We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Your cards, of course, don't have to feature irises and I can't wait to see what else you will create with this colour trio!

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:



~ taking a break ~




Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday 27th May 2015.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Winners: Colour Challenge #123

Thank you to everyone who took some crafty time out to join in with last week's challenge!  We loved seeing what everyone created and it was particularly interesting for me to see what you all made of my colour palette. Father's Day and animals seemed to be the most popular design choices; now on to the voting! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we would like to congratulate:






Awesome job, ladies, well done! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



If you haven't played along with our current sketch challenge, there is still time to join in - Challenge #124: Sketch. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time on Wednesday 20th May 2015, to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Challenge #124: Sketch

Hi everyone, thank you for all your wonderful entries in our colour challenge last week; the winners will be posted on Monday.

This week we have a sketch for you. I actually used this design in one of my posts for last month and loved working with it so much that I wanted to use it again and thought that I would post it as a challenge sketch to see what you all think of it! I didn't get the inspiration for it from anywhere in particular but no doubt similar sketches have been posted before.



Please feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card. You don't have to use a butterfly in the top left hand corner but I chose it to complement our new blog look. We all think the facelift is fab and hope you do too!

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:




~ taking a break ~



Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday 20th
May 2015.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekly Winners - Challenge #122

The Design Team was pleased to see so many lovely cards submitted for our double challenge last week!  Our votes are in, and we've chosen the following cards that best fit our objective of Clean and Simple style to be our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





Way to go, ladies!  We hope you'll enjoy displaying our winners' badge on your blog.  You may copy it from the Blog Badges tab up at the top of this page.  (We're going on the honor system here.)

There is still time to join in our current challenge: #123 - Colours. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time/11:00 p.m. BST Wednesday, May 13 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Challenge #123: Colours

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to our colour challenge for the first week in May. Another first for me (Stef) as this is my first ever post as a member of a challenge DT! I am so excited to be able to choose the colours and sketches for you this month; I had so many ideas but eventually managed to narrow them down to what I needed!

It's general election day here in the UK, where we choose which political party will govern our country for the next five years. I have, however, decided to keep well away from party political colours and have gone for the ones below. When I was in the Trafford Shopping Centre in Manchester a few weeks ago all the fashion shops seemed to have these colours in their windows so, in an effort to keep on trend, that has determined my choice for this week!

I look forward to visiting all your blogs over the coming month and seeing how you interpret my choices!


We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products
for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use white, ivory,
kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:

Stef


Jane
 








Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.  Happy crafting!



Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time on Wednesday 13th May 2015.


Monday, May 04, 2015

Weekly Winners - Challenge #121

Hello!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge #121.  We had some very lovely entries!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners:

(listed in order of entry into the challenge)

#2 - Claire


#5 - Biggi


#9 - Hellie


Congratulations to our winners!  Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:


If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current double challenge:
You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time on Wednesday to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us! 


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Challenge #122 - The Double

Because there are five Thursdays in April Louise gets another week to be your hostess and we have our regular double challenge, love it or hate it, where we ask you to use the sketch AND the colours.


While we've indicated the colours using Stampin' Up names, you do not have to use Stampin' Up products for your cards. Please do use colours that are close. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card, won't make much difference this week -lol!

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:




Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.


Challenge End Time:  7:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 p.m. GMT Wednesday, May 6, 2015