Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Tags & DT Call

Hey Everyone, hope you're all fantastically well and preparing for the Christmas season. I know I'm feeling festive! :)

We have another challenge at Aud Sentiments ready and waiting for here's the details - there is also a Aud Sentiments DT Call, so if you would like to join the Aud Sentiments DT - then check out the blog for more details!

This fortnight's challenge is: Christmas Tags - And don't forget to put a sentiment on there!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy

They are giving the winner a $10 voucher for their shop.  Thanks so much!

Here is a little bit about them...

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
Stamp Fairy is currently having a 50% off sale.  Just in time to pick up a few extra goodies for the holidays.

- x -

Here's my Christmas Tag below:

Hope you guys like and enjoy the inspiration from Team A who have designed some fabulous Christmas gift tags! Pop by the following week for the lovely Team B who will be inspiring you with lots of fab tag creations!

Details of the DT call are below as well:

If you would like to become part of our DT, just enter this challenge and add DT behind your name on your entry

So what are you letting yourself in for?  
Well, you don't need to have been on a DT before.  You need to commit to a project every fortnight.  You also need to commit to commenting on entries -  but not all of them...we have a system!

What will you get?  
Kudos for a start!  Some of our challenges have over 200 entries, so we are fairly well known in blogland.  You gain the experience of working in a DT - with a great group of creative people!!!  You will get digital images to work with from our lovely sponsors.  And you get to help pick winners. 

We are happy for non card makers to apply too - we are always open to other media because we feel it can add a new element to our challenges.  So if you scrapbook, photograph, paint...whatever, why not try out?  Its all about the creativity!

And of course, we are very informal and flexible.  We know life gets busy and is subject to twists and turns.  So we are not over-demanding or too precious!  We know you are giving us your time, energy and creativity, we also know you have lives outside blogland! 

So get your creative and crafty friends to take part in this fortnight's challenge and for those who want to be part of the Aud Sentiments DT experience - make sure you follow the details above to be a potential DT member!

Happy Crafting! :)
This challenge will run until Tuesday, December 17

Friday, 22 November 2013

Any Sentiment @ Aud Sentiments!

Hi Everyone! Hope you're all a crafty mood for the weekend!

Another great Aud Sentiments challenge has kicked off on the blog, so make sure you join in with our challenge!

This fortnight's crafty task: We'd like to see a card or project with ANY SENTIMENT. That's right - it's a free for all you can do whichever sentiment you like, as long as there is a sentiment on your project!

Our challenge this fortnight is sponsored by: A Day for Daisies

- x -

My creation is below:

Please check out our Blog and get yourself and your crafty friends and followers to join in too!

Team A have created some wonderful cards, check out Team B's creations next week for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Girl Power @ Aud Sentiments

Hi Everyone!

A bit of a late post for this fortnight's challenge over at Aud Sentiments! Make sure you take part and get involved with the current challenge!

I've sneaked into Team B's post today, so for the remainder of this week, make sure you have a peak at Team B's as well as Team A's creations for the challenge!

The theme is: Feminine and this can be interpreted in any way you like. Your card can be for a boyfriend, husband, partner or even best friend - and don't forget to include a sentiment!

We're sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

- x -

Here's my creations below:

This week I did something a little different! Everything on this card has been made digitally through my IPad. I used an app called 'A Beautiful Mess' and created a digital card image instead of the usual papercrafting. I softened the image with a lot of pinks and reds, as well as a hint of yellow and made the card that bit more vibrant and flirty, without it being too overpowering. Hope you guys like this! Love the outcome!

Check out the Aud Sentiments Blog and be inspired by the Teams' designs! Get all of your crafty friends and followers to join in too!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Christmas @ Aud Sentiments!

The year is going ridiculously quick, it's now coming towards the end of October and it's near to Christmas and Festivities! Ohhh! I love the Christmas season and it's great time to get creative with handmade gifts, tags and presents!

This fortnight's challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog is all about Christmas! So here is what we want you to do:

Create a card or project with a Christmas Sentiment

For this challenge we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish

Here is some information about them:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is

owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize for this challenge is 3 digital images of the winner's choice

- x -

So here's my creation below:

I made a paper Christmas Wreath using one of our sponsor pictures in the middle of the wreath and a Christmas sentiment to much! Love how it turned out!

This idea was inspired by Angie Kennedy Juda - an SU! Demonstrator who did a wreath for Halloween
A blog post from her website is here: Halloween Wreath

Please check out the amazing festive creations from Team A and make sure you stop by next week for inspiration from Team B.

Get all your crafting friends to join in on our challenges and you could be in our Top 5!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Bit of a late post today! Huge apologies! But that should not deter you from taking part in the latest Aud Sentiments Challenge on the blog, so make sure you join in on the fun! :)

This fortnight's challenge is:
To create a card or project with a funny Halloween sentiment

Our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo. The winner will receive 7 digis of their choice! Thank you so much!

- x -

Here's my creation below:

Have a look at the challenge blog to take part in this fortnight's Halloween themed challenge and check out the awesome creations from Team A. Make sure you come back to the blog the following week to get inspiration from the gorgeous creations from Team B!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sentiment for a Child - Aud Sentiments

Its another fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments this week, so here's the theme for this challenge! 

We would like you to create a card or project with a sentiment for a child

For this challenge we are sponsored by not just one, but two sponsors:

Beccy's Place


Imagine That

Here's a little information about both sponsors

Beccy's Place

I love spending time in my craft room designing and creating with paper, fabric, flowers, ribbons, paint... anything I can get my hands on really. I have tried many different arts and crafts and have a particular passion for papercrafts, decorative painting and ribbon embroidery. I love to share ideas and "how to's" with other keen crafters, which is the purpose of this blog.

Imagine That!

A li'l about me... my name is Kris and I'm married to a wonderful Christian man of 17 years.  We live in the high desert of Central Oregon with our 2 daughters... my li'l muses who inspire many of my drawings.  My love of card-making, drawing & digital coloring lead me to illustrating my own line of digi stamps & papers and the opening of this web store in January 2013.  I thoroughly enjoy this hobby-turned-business and love to see my art incorporated into your crafting projects! The categories are growing quickly, so you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy *Ü* 

Thank you to our sponsors this fortnight! 

For this challenge, I've created the card below:

Thought I would do a cute-sy card today using Sweet Tia from Some Odd Girl and using one of the sentiment words from one of our sponsors - 'Piles of Smiles' (which is from Beccy's Place, I think!)

So please do check out the blog for inspired and fantastic makes from Team A, make sure you pop along and see Team B's creations next week up on the blog and get your craft loving friends to enter into our challenge!

Happy crafting! :)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

It's Autumn!

Hey everyone and welcome back to another fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments!

This fortnight we have the theme of Autumn, or in the US, it's known as Fall. And our challenge centres around that!

So the challenge is: 
Use a sentiment suitable for Autumn - but not Halloween

Our sponsor this fortnight is Stamp Fairy.

They are giving the winner $10 to use in the Stamp Fairy Digi Shop! Awesome prize - thank you so much!

Here is a little bit about them:
"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
- x -

Here is my creation below:

Hope you all like my Fall card. I love the brown and green tones, gives a really rustic and natural feel to it.

Please check out the awesome creations of Team A this week, then next week visit the blog for Team B's creations.

Get your followers and fellow crafters to join in with our challenge and you could be in with a chance of winning! :)

Happy Crafting Everyone! 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Any Sentiment Time!

Hello Everyone, hope you're all well and in the crafting mood this week!

We have another awesome challenge over on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, so come on over and join in the fun!

This fortnight your challenge is to: Create a card or project with Any Sentiment you like!

And our sponsor this fortnight is: Priarie Fairy

They are giving the winner $10 to use in their store.  Thanks so much!

Here is a little bit about them...

"I am a small town girl with a passion for all things creative. I have been a creator since childhood, doodling like crazy, building forts and climbing trees. I have always loved anything magical and sparkly, though oddly enough I don't sparkle myself up much! Through the years I have tried my hand at many things. I have always believed that if I really wanted to do something, I could or I would figure out how to. Can't is not really a word in my vocabulary. My favorite saying is "I am willing to try anything at least once, though sometimes I am sorry I tried it!" I love teaching and sharing what I have learned along the way. I resisted the computer for years until a friend introduced me to blogging. Not long after digital stamping started to make a splash in blog land and I jumped on the boat. I spent a good year learning all about everything digital and now here I am."

- x -

My creation is below:

I used various papers from Crate Paper and American Crafts, as well as some pink twine, some satin red roses and pink & red adhesive jewels.

Hope you guys like my little tag creation, I chose Happy Birthday as a sentiment as my birthday's coming up next month, and it's always one of those sentiments that is a classic and always a favourite! Love it!

As always check out the amazing creations by Team A this week and then Team B next for some inspiration and join in our challenge!

Happy Crafting everyone! :) 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

August Christmas!

This post is coming a little late - my apologies! Here's the lowdown...

The Aud Sentiments Team have set this past week the task of  challenging  you all to make a card or project that isn't a birthday card... yep you heard me! No birthday cards allowed!

Here's your task for the next & last week of this frtonight's challenge:

Anything but a Birthday Card, so it can be any card or project you like - just not a Birthday Card!
(Please don't forget the sentiment!)

Team A had a fantastic array of cards and projects, make sure you check out Team B's efforts too - fantastic as always!

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Stamp Art Design


Here are a few words from Kathryne...

Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts.  My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you.  I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like to why not pop over to Kathryne's Facebook page - here - or her Pinterest boards - here.
Thr prize for the winner is a choice of 5 digis from Kathryne's Catalogue via the Whimsy Stamps Store!

- x -

So here's my creation using the Joyful Gingerbread digital stamp:


It's a bit early for Christmas - though it is nearly September and it won't be too long until the Festive season is upon us! Hope you like my tags above!

Check out the creations of the DTs on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and make sure you and your crafty friends take part as well! Spread the word!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Feeling Flirty @ Aud Sentiments

Hey everyone and welcome to another fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments! Now is it just me or is the time just going really, really quickly? It's just coming up to August now and two thirds into the year - where has the time gone, seriously! Trying to enjoy the Summer in the UK where I can! :)

This fortnight for our Aud Sentiments challenge, we're feeling rather flirty, so it's time to get those thinking caps on to come up with a project or card for the theme!

So for the challenge: Make a card or project for your husband, partner, boyfriend or a crush using a flirty sentiment 
(Examples we had were: Happy Birthday Sexy, Naughty or Nice? etc)
Please don't forget your sentiment!

Our sponsor for this challenge are: Sassy Studio Designs
Thank you for sponsoring us this fortnight!

- x -

So for this challenge, I've created this card below:

Now, I for one don't do 'sexy' or 'flirty' for some odd reason, err - it's just something waaaay out of my comfort zone, but it was pretty fun to do and to come up with something that represents something 'flirty'. So I hope I've done it some justice! :)

Please check out the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for Team A's fabulous creations with various Sassy Studio Design images and check out the blog the week after for Team B's equally gorgeous creations!

Challenges Ends: Tuesday 13th August

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Thinking of You / Aud Sentiments

Hi everyone and welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments.

Today's challenge we would like you to create a project or card with a: 
Thinking of You or With Sympathy Sentiment.

We are sponsored this fortnight by: Robyn's Fetish:

Here is a little bit about them...

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize for the winner is a choice of 5 digital stamps.

Thank you to Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring us on this challenge.

- x -

Here's my creation below:

White cardstock
X-Cut Square Punch
Spellbinders Lacy Ovals Die
Spellbinders Oval Die
X-Cut Corner Punch
Craft Concepts Universal Embossing Folder - Butterfly Kisses

- x -

Please check out the Aud Sentiments Blog to check out the beautiful  Team A creations and also come back the following week for Team B's creations.

Make sure you let all your crafty friends know about our fortnight challenges and take part in them!

Happy Crafting!

Challenge Ends: July 30th 2013 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Two Words. Go!

The weather is getting slightly warmer in the UK, so it must be time for another Aud Sentiments Challenge! So this week we're setting you this challenge:

A card or project with a two-word sentiment - nice and easy, but brownie points for not using "Happy Birthday!"

 Our sponsor this fortnight is: Bugaboo


 And here's a little bit about them:
I decided to post a little about me as I find it is nice to put a face to the name on the internet!
My name is Jodie .(bottom, middle picture)
I am married and have 5 beautiful children, Skye, Isabella, Desiree, Sean, and Michael.

Add a dog a cat and a hubby to that .....a housefull!

I have been designing graphics for 9 years, mostly for those who digitize,
and now venturing into this new idea of digi stamps.
I love to draw and love to see were my designs go and how they are used.
I find making people smile with my graphics very rewarding!

For many many years I drew mostly cutesy kids graphics, alot of which you’ll find here.
But my latest passion is my cranky old boots....
Stella ,Gus, Margaret and the Gals who came after them.
I just LOVE to create them and they seem to be a favorite!

The winner of this challenge will get 7 free digis. Thank you so much to Bugaboo for sponsoring us!

So on to my creation for this fortnight's challenge:

 Supplies used:
Rose Garden Paper Pad 8 x 8 - First Paper Edition
Dovecraft Tea Doilies
Momento Rich Cocoa Ink
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Lace Ribbon
Scrap Material which has Floral Print
Sizzix Ticket Sizzlits Die
Promarkers (Forest Green, Bright Green, Rose Pink, Oatmeal, Sunflower, Walnut, Burnt Orange, Blush, Ruby, Caramel and Azure, I think!)
The Greeting Farm Flutter Heart Stamping set

 I hope you guys like the card for this fortnight's challenge, please check out the blog to enter in our challenge this fortnight and please have a look at our Design Team creations - which are as ever amazing! So please show the DT some love! Don't forget to come back the following week for Team B's creations too. We also have a tiny rule change for entering into our future challenges - so please check out the blog for more details!

Happy Crafting Everyone! :)

Blogging Everyday in June - Day 30: The Importance of Being Crafty...

Today is sadly the last day of the Blogging Everyday in June Challenge and I've gotta say it's been amazing and I have actually really l.o.v.e.d participating in this blogging challenge. It's been brilliant! Mahoosive Thanks to Kairen from Karoove for coming up with this blogging challenge - the woman is a genius! I hope that all the lovely crafters that took part in some days / all days / most days - I hope that your crafting adventures continue! :)

So, the last day asks:
Day 30: What Does Crafting Mean to You?

Crafting for me started out as a hobby on the side, something to literally just do in my spare time and over the few years recently, it's turned into something more epic. I craft as part of a design team now on Aud Sentimentswhen a few years ago I never even knew what a design team was and I never have have thought my card skills and craft making skills were even good enough to be on any team, let alone a team whom I thoroughly enjoy working with. So for me it's an honour and a pleasure.

Crafting for me is something that I love to relax with, creating cards for my friends and for them to actually say 'I totally wanna keep this forever' or 'I love it, I can't believe you actually made this' - its great getting compliments and for me, even minus the compliments or comments - I would still do it, because I enjoy it. It's time for me to have for myself, something that's different from the everyday norm of day-to-day life and it's something I can put my creativity, expression, emotion, enjoyment and effort into and this will continue long into the future.

Home made / crafting / cardmaking / papercrafting is making an utmost contemporary comeback adapted for modern and old-fashioned crafters and makers. Home furnishings, original art and pieces, gifts and the ability for items to be customised and personalised as well as an ever increasing online presence - it's a skill that will be changed, maintained and will still be kept on trend.

With all this in mind, crafting itself has created a world of opportunity and community. Being able to share your ideas with others, bringing individual crafters together, going to shows, workshops and clubs - the list is endless and it's ever growing. 
With the ability to bring people together, expressing creativity and even just a hobby to sink your teeth into the importance of crafting for me is ever growing and for so many reasons - it's something I will continue to enjoy and pass on to the next generation in the near future.

Blogging Everyday in June - Day 29: Down at the Beach...

Day 29: Down at the Beach...

I dug out this Beach themed card for today's task:

This is a card I did for Pinspirational Challenges Blog on which I was a Design Team member. It's one of my favourite cards actually and always reminds of the summer, the beach and lovely hot weather!

As its nearing to July, like seriously JULY?! Where did the months go? Where's my UK Summer? I'm hoping the British Summer will actually get here. Next weekend I will be in sunny Blackpool for a week to enjoy the sunshine, the beach and get myself a tan! :) YAY!!!

Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge and I am actually sad about that, I've thoroughly enjoyed it! Day 30 tomorrow for the last Blogging Everyday in June Challenge! Stay tuned!

Blogging Everyday in June - Day 28: Three Wishes. Go!

Day 28:  If you had three wishes what would they be?

Now I think this would be a bit hard because there are a lot of things that I would like to change my life for the better and for the future, so let's get the ol' thinking cap on!

1. Enough money to be comfortable.
I'm not looking for £150million or anything, just enough so that my parents can retire on some holiday beach somewhere with a lovely house and some sunshine. I don't expect to win the lottery anytime soon and I'm not asking the world, but an adequate amount so that my parents can rest and I can invest more for my future. I'd also like to be generous with my money and give some to my friends & family to help them out too.

2. Love
This is more a borderline wish for me. I'm not in a rush to find anyone, but it would be nice to find someone. I'm one of those people who are really happy for others in love, but I miss it a little as well. Its something I would definitely want in the future, but it's also something I'm not gonna rush myself into. If someone comes along - great, if they take a bit longer - that's okay as well. Things happen for a reason, so who knows?

3. For all those close to me (friends and family etc) to be happy.
Bit of a big wish there to be honest, but I think it's something that is realistically possible! I hope that all my friends, family, good friends, best friends, or even acquaintances to be happy and live happy lives. I'm not too fussed about myself, as long as everyone else is happy around me that normally sends positive vibes my way and 'If you're happy, I'm happy' - which is something I stick to pretty much 90% of the time!

So those are my three main wishes, I probably have about 10 more, but hey let's not think to far ahead of ourselves! :)

Weekend is nearly here with the last few days in this challenge left!

Blogging Everyday in June - Day 27: Three

Day 27: Your Three Best Projects

So I may have changed this slightly into my favourite three projects - rather than my best three. Only because I can't really pick between a lot of crafting projects I do. It'll be too hard to pick, as I only, well mostly stick to one media of work - paper and/or card :)

So here we go...

This birthday card I made for the Aud Sentiments DT which I am currently on and have been on the design team since 2012. It's one of my favourites actually because of the colours and the image I used. I love the ribbon and the embellishments. It just came together perfectly and it's soo cute. I gave this card to my friend Gemma for her birthday earlier this year.


This card I entered into the second DT I was on up until April this year and that was with Pinspirational Challenges. I made this card specifically to match with the theme they had on that particular week to match with their Pinterest pic. The card turned out amazingly and it was a favourite of mine - I love the orange and the black and how well they went together as well as the other embellishments as well - especially the black flourish and the buttons. I gave this card to my friend Elaina (who actually has the same colour hair as Wryn in this picture) as a birthday card to her.

And last but not least...

This was an altered paper mache letter for a friend of mine. I hadn't bought her a present, so I decided to make one for her and as her name is Aisha (Hey Aisha!) the letter 'A' for her was pretty much a done deal for what to give to her. She loves personalised things as well, so this was ideal. I made it to match her tastes and it's pretty unique, one of a kind. So she's very lucky to have one ;)

So there you are, looking forward to seeing your three best projects too!