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!