Thursday, 20 December 2012

Any Sentiment @ Aud Sentiments :)

Aud Sentiments has arrived with a new fortnight challenge and this time - it's Anything Goes... 

So...we want to see: Anything with a sentiment! Couldn't be anymore simpler!

Our Sponsor this fortnight is... My Heart Pieces 

Here is a little bit about them...

 Welcome to my art world. My art is inspired by fairy tale and fantasy, but I draw all type of Digi images. All images are hand drawn and scan so it preserve its originality.

Here's my creation:

This creation is a little gift or party bag. I used paper from the Back to Basics Christmas 8 x 8 pad from Dovecraft, with felt roses - made with a Die-namics rose die, finished off with my sentiment 'Best Wishes' and some random bows from my stash. Simple and sweet.

Check out the design team's creations this week and then check out our other team's creation the following week. Get your friends to take part in our challenge, it's always awesome fun and we love see your creations too!

Challenge ends Tuesday 1st January 2013

Christmas Snowmen @ Pinspirational Challenges!

Hi there everyone, Christmas is almost upon us. The month of December has gone so quickly! So for the last challenge in our Pins Calendar for 2012, we have this to inspire you....


Cute aren't they? Here's my little creation below:

I used a red cardstock as a base for my card, I then layered this with some stripey red and white paper from Dovecraft's Back to Basics Christmas 8 x 8 paper collection. Embossed from 180gsm cream cardstock with Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder and then cut the image from our sponsor and coloured the the snowmen's details with Promarkers. Simple and cute for the Holidays!

Our sponsor this week is: Dilly Bean Digi Stamps

 Our Sponsor this week

We hope this has inspired you to create an awesome projects or card based on our image! Join in and you could win at Pinspirational Challenges! Dont forget to let your craft friends know too and ask them to join in as well!

Challenge ends on Christmas Eve - Monday 24th December 2012 (Newfoundland Time)

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There will be NO CHALLENGES on December 25th 2012 or January 1st 2013, Pinspirational Challenges will be back to Bloggin Awesomeness on Tuesday January 8th 2013

Have a fabulous Merry Christmas if you celebrate the festive season and a brilliant New Year 2013! See you all back at the blog in the New Year! :)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Winter Warm Up @ Pinspirational Challenges :)

Winter is here in London and it is chilly! Crawling in at lovely -5 degrees (probably, at some guess, it was -2 yesterday!) My bed has become my new best friend!

So to warm up your creative hands, we have a new challenge at Pinspirational Challenges! Here's this week's picture to get those hands creating!

Wrapping up warm for Winter! Love it!

Here's my creation using an image from our sponsor this week

I used a kraft cardstock to make the base of my card and used two papers from Back to Basic Christmas by Dovecraft, I used a Marianne Createables three set snowflake dies, and the sizzix ticket die. The image from our sponsor was coloured in by Promarkers (Denim, Sky Blue, Ruby, Cardinal Red, Rose Pink, Oatmeal, Blush and Cocoa)

Our sponsor this week is The Digi Garden

Our Sponsor this week

Join in on our challenge this week and you could win our challenge. Tell your friends about our weekly challenges and get them to join in the fun too!

Challenges ends Monday 17th December at Midnight (Newfoundland time)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmassy Christmas @ Aud Sentiments :)

The Christmas season is upon us and it's looking so good right now. I'm about 80% done with shopping and I'm excited about the Festive Season!

Side Note: Design Team Call at Aud Sentiments - Click here for details

So this fortnight's challenge at Aud Sentiments is Christmas inspired! Oooooh! So our challenge is:
Any creation as long as it includes a sentiment relevant to the holidays - so that could be Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza etc. PLEASE don't forget to include a sentiment!

Our awesome sponsor this fortnight is: Birdie Brown Digital Stamps

Prize: 3 Stamps

Here's a little bit about Birdie Brown:

Hello everyone! I'm Torico, the owner of Birdie Brown. 
I’m a mom to two kids who live in Japan. I've loved doodling since I was a child, and have a passion for cardmaking now!
At my Etsy shop, Birdie Brown, I'm offering whimsical and cute (Japanese "kawaii") digital stamps created from my original illustrations. I love "simple & cute" designs. So, most of my digital stamps are designed to match such a style. If you also like "simple & cute" style, you'll find something you have been wanting on Birdie Brown!
Here's my creation below:

This is a little creation I made after seeing a YouTube video by Patricia (tubeyoumaster1). She created a Christmas Cracker tutorial which she made as gifts to give visitors or friends that came to her house during the month of December. And it's a proper Christmas Cracker you can fill it in from one side and close it up! Pretty brilliant tutorial, so I thought I'd give it a try and here's the results! You can check out the video here - Christmas Candy Treat Boxes 
I made mine using the 12 x 12 K and Company McKenna paper with the Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die, pink and red ribbon with an image from our sponsor coloured in with Promarkers (Black, Gold, Ruby and Blush) I think I'll be making a few of these I think for friends! :)
So there you go, hope this will inspire you to enter our challenge! I hope so! Check out our awesome DT to have created some brilliant cards

Challenge ends Tuesday 18th December 2012

Aud Sentiments Design Team Call

 Here's our little blurb and info about joining our DT Call
 We are are looking for people who love crafting for the sheer fun of it!  We are not looking for people with lots of experience - as long as you enjoy creating then you are in with a chance!  We don't mind if your first craft is cardmaking, altered art, scrapbooking - whatever floats your boat! 

 You will be expected to create an item for our challenges - these run over two weeks, so one project every fortnight.  Sometimes our wonderful sponsors give us images to play with, so this is a great opportunity to play with images from lots of different companies!  Although, we don't get images from all our sponsors (they need to watch the pennies too and are already generously sponsoring a prize!).  

You will also be expected to visit entries to the challenges and leave a little love comment for them - you don't need to visit all of them as we share the love between us all.  And on your visits you get to choose your top 3 to put forward to win - we are very democratic! 

We have a great team of crafters for you to join and can't wait to get to know you.  We always understand that life can get in the way of crafting, so we never get miffed if you can't create for a particular challenge.

If you would like to enter the DT call (go on, give it a try!) then just add DT to your name on the challenge entry linky!  
Entry closes 18th December. Good Luck!

December Christmas @ Pinspirational Challenges!

It's December, totally love the holidays and I'm getting into that crafty, christmas spirit!

Here's another challenge at Pinspirational Challenges - and don't forget our Design Team Call - which you can apply for within! Check out the post 'Design Team Call'

Here's this week's Pins image for you to be inspired by...


We have two sponsors this week: 

Prizes: 3 images from QKR Stampede and 3 ribbons from the Pink Petal

This is my creation below:
I used the Lacy Ovals Spellbinders die cut set, with a Gretting Farm image from the Christmas - Xmas Sweeties set, the paper used is from Back to Basics Christmas set from Dovecraft and the ribbons is from Paperchase. The base is a caramel linen cardstock. Simple and sweet with lovely blue tones.

So, I hope that this has inpsired you to create something based on our image. Looking forward to seeing your entires into this week's challenge!

Check out our main blog to check out what our awesome Design Team have created and join in our challenge this week.

Challenge ends Monday 10th December at midnight - Newfoundland time!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Too Cute! @ Pins HQ

Another Tuesday Challenge at Pinspirational Challenges this week and lovely welcome to Tammy, Pam, April and Athina for joining our awesome DT at Pins! We are still looking for more DT members, so check out this blog post *Design Team Call* from last week for our Design Team Call at Pinspirational Challenges!

Here is this week's inspiring picture for you...

The dog is just toooo cute! Love it!

Here's my creation based on this image and an image used from our sponsor...
 I love the owl with the glasses... so sweet!

I used kraft cardstock as the base for my card, then layered it with paper from a K and Company collection in my stash, using a bow easy, I made the pink bow to put on top of the card, I also layered some scalloped edged stripey brown card from Desert Blooms First Edition paper 8 x 8 pad. I mounted the sponsor image on a Spellbinders die - Eyelet Circles. I coloured in the owl with Promarkers and added some Papermania bling. Hope you like the cuteness! Sweeet! :)

Our sponsor this week is: 2 Cute Ink
Our Sponsor this week 

Has our Pinspirational image inspired you? Hope so! Make sure you enter in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning! Check out our wonderful DT team's creations via our blog too :)

Challenge closes: Monday 3rd December 2012 at Midnight (Newfoundland Time) 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Design Team Call - Pinspirational Challenges

Currently at Pinspirational Challenges we have a Design Team Call!

Grab our BUTTON

So if you would like to join our awesome Design Team, then you can do so by entering our weekly Pinspirational Challenges via our blog and when you do enter your card or project into our challenges, please add the word 'DT' to your entry and Deanne - our brilliantly awesome Blog host and DT Leader will pick a few more members to join our DT team starting in January!

The Design Team Call will close on

Tuesday 11th December 2012

So make sure you come join us and enter in our challenges and no doubt 2013 will bring on double the creativeness for Pinspiration Challenges! :)  


I love a bit of Bingo me, no lie I used to actually play Bingo with my parents at the Bingo Hall in South London, local to us for quite a few years. I was no doubt one of the youngest in there! But I liked a good ol' game. I do miss it!

So in honour of remembering a good game of Bingo - this fortnight's challenge at Aud Sentiments is our awesome Bingo Grid! Big clap for the Bingo grid *applause*

So with this board, you can create! Use one row horizontally or vertically from the grid and create a card or project using the materials and words in relation to that row. So for example if you picked a vertical row you have to use 'Embossing', 'Bling' and the word 'Joy' in your card or project, or if you were doing a horizontal line you have to use 'Merry', 'Embossing' and 'Snow'. You can also use a diagonal line too! So get those creative mind working. The possibilities are endless!

Here's my creation:

I used a sponsored image as the main picture for my card, and chose the horizontal row consisting of 'Ribbon', the word 'Joy' and 'Die Cut'. So I used papers from the Kaisercraft Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad, caramel linen card stock as the base, a Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die, two out of the three snowflake dies from Marianne Creatables, and some red satin ribbon from my stash. I stamped 'Joy' using Lawn Fawn's Harold ABC's letter set, punched an eyelet with my Crop-O-Dile and used parcel string to tie the sentiment on to the ribbon. The extra bling is from Papermania :) We like a bit of bling!

Our sponsor this fortnight is: The Paper Shelter

And the prize is...

Here is a little info about our lovely sponsor:

If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums.  

Check out our Challenge blog for awesome inspiration from our brilliant Design Team A and come back the following week for Team B's design creations too! :) You could win $20 gift certificate! And as they say: You got to be 'in it' to win it!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fancy a Coffee?

Another week upon us, which means another awesome challenge from Pinspirational Challenges! Whoop! Whoop!

So this is your inspirational photo for this week's challenge...

Was there ever a time when you wanted to catch up with someone over a coffee, just for a chin-wag, chit chat or a girly afternoon? Yep, I've had those moments too!

So here's my little creation inspired by the above picture

I used a caramel card stock as a base, then layered on top two papers from the 8 x 8 First Paper Edition's Desert Blooms pad. The ribbon is from Anita's Arts, and I included a little bit of bling from Papermania. The 'Fancy a Coffee' sentiment was typed and the picture is an image from our sponsor

Our sponsor this week is: Fresh Brewed Designs

Our Sponsor this week

Visit their online shop for awesome digital images and designs!

Hopefully our Pins image has inspired you, make sure you enter in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning! Check out our wonderful DT team's creations via our blog too :)

Challenge closes: Monday 26th November 2012 at Midnight (Newfoundland Time)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Mellow Yellow @ Pinspirational Challenges

Middle of November and its not long til the holidays. Woohoo! I should really finish up on those Christmas projects! :)

Another week at Pins HQ and another awesome challenge. Here's your image for this week's challenge:


Our Sponsor this week is: The Digi Garden

Looks yummy! Love it! So based on this picture, I've created this card:

The stamp I used is Birthday Anya from the Greeting Farm. The individual paper and card stock I used are: Papermania's Book Prints paper, We R Memory Keepers Traveller's Collection for the yellow gingham style paper layered on top, I then used the Lacy Oval Dies and Oval dies from Spellbinders to use as a base for TGF stamp. Simple card for any simple birthday. Reminds me of Summer actually which is really nice - especially as its now Winter! :( I coloured the Birthday Anya stamp in Gold, Tulip Yellow and Sunflower, Dusky Pink and Blush Promarkers.

So I hope that this image has inspired you for take part in this week's challenge, spread the word around and take part! :)

Challenge begins from Tuesday 13th Nov to Monday 19th Nov 2012 (Newfoundland Time)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thaaaaank Yooou!

Can't believe it's 6ish weeks until Christmas. This year has gone waaaay to fast! It's November and our challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight is:

Create a card or project which includes a sentiment giving thanks!  
So that could be Thanksgiving, or it could be "Thanks for being my friend" or any other sentiment you can think of which includes the word "THANKS".

We're sponsored this fortnight by: Di's Digi Designs

Here's some info about them:
Di's Digi Designs do a great range of cute images - for boys, girls, you name it!  
They also have a range of backgrounds for you to use...AND, if your colouring is not can buy a pre-coloured image instead!

The prize this fortnight courtesy of our sponsors is a $10 gift voucher for the store. 
So what are you waiting for? Come & join in our challenge & spread the word!

Here's my creation below:

This is just a little card to the incredible friends I have in my life. Those who's stuck by me, and always been there for me when times have been tough. Those who I trust, who are nearest and dearest and have always cheered me up no end - and give the biggest hugs too! :) This card is dedicated to them and to say a 'Huge Thank You!' 

I used caramel card for the base of my card, and then used paper from the Love Letters 6 x 6 First Paper Edition paper pad. The image is Princess Tia from Some Odd Girl, I used a Spellbinders lacy circles oval die for the background and Anita's Art ribbon for the bow - with button detail. The stamp set I used for the sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABC alphabet - which sets it off nicely :)

Check out Team A's creation from our DT team and stop by the following week for Team B's creation to get you inspired!

Challenge ends Tuesday 20th November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Christmas Puddings at Pins HQ!

It's getting closer to Christmas - only 7 weeks or to go and I hope you've all started making your holiday cards! :) So this week at Pinspirational Challenges HQ we're getting festive!

Here's this week's inspirational image to get you creating!


We're sponsored this week by: Beccy's Place

Our Sponsor this week

Here's my creation using our sponsor's image:

I recently bought a heat tool and some emobossing powder and got ridiculously carried away with the thing and ended up heat embossing every piece of card I had in the house, but to be honest - I really love it and I can't wait to keep embossing stuff! So I used a Versamark ink pad to emboss a snowflake stamp on some caramel card stock. I used white embossing powder to cover the snowflakes and heated them with a heat tool. The paper I used was from the Back to Basics Christmas 8 x 8 pad and coloured the christmas puddings in Cinnamon and Walnut Promakers. Simple card with added cuteness!

So.... get your Christmas hats on and start crafting your awesome cards or projects based on our Pins image!

Check out our DT creations and let your friends know about this week's challenge! We can't wait to see your creations!

Challenge starts today - Tuesday 6th Nov and ends Monday 12th Nov 2012 12 midnight (Newfoundland Time)

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Go Owls!

Another lovely week in London town, and another awesome Pins Challenge for you to take part in! We had an awesome response to our Halloween challenge, so let's go for the same response to this week's challenge!

Here's this week's challenge picture:


And this week's sponsor is:  Pink Cat Studio


Below is my creation - with use of our sponsor images:

I created a little treat bag with our sponsor image colouring this little owl character in Promarkers and decorating the front of the bag with 6 x 6 papers from We R Memory Keepers Travel Light collection. I love the cute owl!

So, if you're up for a sporting challenge this week, then get in at Pinspirational Challenges and join this week's challenge! The prize is 3 digis for the challenge winner! :)

Challenge starts from Tuesday 30th October to Monday 5th November 2012 (Newfoundland Time) Good Luck!

Friday, 26 October 2012

M for Megara

I love a little story, especially a Disney Story and I have a few favourites - Pocahontas, Mulan, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty... the list is pretty much endless, but one that has recently become my favourite is Disney's Hercules

So this fortnight at Aud Sentiments - we have been set 'The Storybook Challenge' picking out a few DT images of possibly our favourite leading characters from film, TV and books. So I chose the lovely Megara from Disney's Hercules, the feisty, sassy, beautiful, independent heroine from the cartoon film. So as our DT challenge we were asked to use our requested character and...

Create a card / project with a storybook theme. 
The sentiment (which should be included) will be either from a story or something that she / he might say

So here's my little creation:

The quote I used is actually from the film Hercules and I decorated this paper mache 'M' that I had lying around in my craft box! I thought that the 'M' was pretty apt for Megara and perfect for her - a little girly, feminine, but individual and unique - which I think fits with what Megara is like - especially when she falls in love with the lovely Hercules. She also has another quote in the movie, which has always struck a chord with me: 'People do crazy things...when they're in love' - which I know can happen and it's an awesome thing! (without giving it away, she saves Hercules in the movie!)...So I hope you like my little dedication to her!

Our challenge this fortnight is sponsored by: Sassy Studio Designs. Below is some info about them:

Sassy and Sexy!  Those two words really sum up the wonderful images that are to be found here.  SSD produce a great range of images and are always on trend and current.  I just love their storybook characters and they have some wonderful Sassy Halloween images.  All the images come in JPG, but, if you email them, they are happy to send you other formats too!  Hows that for service?  

So come over to Aud Sentiments and check out this fortnight's challenge and create some awesome storybook sentiments! Cant wait to see you entries. As always the DT Team A have created some brilliant cards and projects - so check them out for inspiration! Don't forget to come back to the following week to check out Team B's awesome creations too! :)

Challenge runs up until Tuesday 6th November

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Spooky Halloween @ Pinspirational Challenges!

This week at Pinspirational Challenges, we've gone all Spooky-fied with a Halloween themed image:

So we want to see your Halloween themed cards or projects to enter in at Pinspirational Challenges! We want to see your awesome creations!

Our lovely sponsors this week are: Cardmadfairy's Card Creations


And this is my little creations based on this weeks image:

This is going to be for my friend Aisha who LOVES Halloween, she's the one out of the group who loves spooky movies, and doesn't mind dressing up as a witch when they rest of us turn up in normally clothes as fancy dress! :) I had a small canvas and easel, so decided to turn the little canvas into a Halloween themed canvas! This image is from The Greeting Farm and I coloured it up in some Promarkers. I used several Sizzlit die cuts used some paper from the New Leaf 6 x 6 paper pad from First Edition. I had some random Papermania Scrabble letters in my stash! I think I'm running out of 'O's' now! So hope you like!

Join us at Pinspirational Challenges and you could win this week's challenge! Get your card makers, scrapbookers and crafters to join in on our weekly challenges - we would love to see all your awesome makes and projects! :) And don't forget to check out our awesome DT makes as well!

Challenge begins Tuesday 23rd October 2012 to Monday 29th October 2012 Midnight (Newfoundland Time)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

October Kisses at Pins HQ!

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Pinspirational Challenges! Here's this weeks image:


Aww, isn't that sweet?

This week we are sponsored by: The Digi Garden


Here's my little creation:

This is a wooden 'X' I bought from a craft shop ages ago and I didn't quite know what to do with it, so as a a bit of project for this week's challenge - it suited! As an 'X' is a kiss on the end of say, texts, letters, maybe emails and online, I thought it approrpiate for this challenge! Hope you like! :)

Come down to Pins HQ and create project or card based on our Pins image! And dont forget to get your crafting friends to join in with us too! We always like to see all your creations! Check out our DT creations - as always - amazing!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Halloween @ Aud Sentiments

Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by!

The team at Aud Sentiments are challenging you to some Halloween goodness, so for this week - as the remaining week for the challenge, we would like you to:

Create a card or project with a Halloween sentiment!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy - who are offering our winner a $10 gift voucher - which is pretty awesome!

Here's some info on Stanp Fairy:

Here is a little bit about them...

"If you are searching for cute, whimsy digistamps - you have come to the right place! Everything you can find on this site has been hand - and mousemade with love and lots of creativity."   
You really need to pop over and visit as they have a lovely batch of freebies so you can try before you buy! 

Here's my creation:

So... what are you waiting for? Come on over and check out our challenge! We'd like to see your creations for Halloween! Check out our DT's efforts with their amazing creations! :)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Falling in Love with Aud Sentiments...

I love a good ol' love story. Little bit of romance wouldn't go a miss in anyone's life! I personally haven't got love in my life at the moment, but hey I'm in no rush... Waiting for my Prince to come along and sweep me off my feet! So in preparation for that moment in time, we're asking you guys to enter in this fortnight's Aud Sentiments challenge by...

Creating a card or project with the word 'Fall' in it... (this can either be a seasonal card for 'fall' or can include a phrase or play on the word 'fall' - like 'fallen for you...')

Our sponsor this fortnight is: Digital Delights, the winner for this fortnight is a $5 gift voucher :)

A litte info about them:

We are a one stop shop for all your digital stamps, paper piecing and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!! Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

 - x -

So below is my little sweet card:

I've used a digital image from Some Odd Girl called Love Letter Kaylee, which I coloured in with Promarkers. The paper used is from Love Letters by First Paper Edition mounted on some craft cardstock for the base and pink ribbon from Anita's Art. The sentiment 'Falling in love with you...' has been printed out on white 160gsm cardstock on Microsoft Word with the font KG Sweet Sixteen which you can download from the

Enter in our challenge at Aud Sentiments HQ - we'd love to see your awesome creations! Make sure you check out our DT creations too - which are always fabulous! :)

With the Christmas season upon us, it's a perfect time to fall in love and find that special someone if you haven't already and if you have - awesome - you're very, very lucky! Now... where's that frog :)