Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Rock Star!

Another fortnightly challenge on Aud Sentiments has launched and this fortnight:

We want to see a card or project for a child WITH a sentiment! 

Check out our challenge blog to see our amazing DT creations!

Here's my creation:

Here's a list of materials and craft materials I used for this card:
- Papermania Silver & Pink Gems
- DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies 8 x 8 pad
- Cream cardstock

So I thought I would do a simple card for this challenge without too much flower power on it, or endless list of embellishments, I also as part of the 'Social Media' generation thought I would 'digitise' the image using a mobile application :)

So first of all I used a Social Media application on my phone (I have a Samsung Galaxy S2) called Lumie Light after downloading my chosen image on my phone. I added a star filter to the picture which you may not be able to see - as I used the lowest - medium setting on intensity - which highlighted mostly her clothes and mic. I then put a polaroid frame around the picture and printed this out. I then cut this picture, mounted this on two piece of paper from the DCWV collection pad, then added the sentiment 'Rock Star' in a hot pink colour and printed this out too. I added the various coloured gems from Papermania to add more sparkle and bling to an already 'star-studded' image! Simple and cool :) Hope you like!

For this challenge we have two sponsors:

Hello, my name is Laurie.  I am a wife, mother of 2, crafter, and artist of many trades.  I'm just a regular Joe crafter.  I decided it would be FUN to put my images up at affordable prices for anyone to purchase and use for their personal crafting.  It is not my dream to be the biggest or the best or the most popular.  I truly enjoy what I do and enjoy sharing the creativity that God has given me in the hopes it will inspire others to create too.

Each doodle of mine has a special place in my life.  Even if they were done for a special customer request.  I drew it for a certain reason, maybe someone I know whom I had in mind to make a card for, or just someone that inspired me in some way, and sometimes it was just a random thought of a funny little critter doing something critter-ish that I thought would be cute. I have a variety of doodling styles and I like to keep a diverse selection at my hand for my personal creations.
I hope you enjoy creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles.  But if my images don't suit your personal tastes, I sincerely hope something here inspires you to go create something unique that then puts a smile on another's face
~ Laurie Wilson

  Welcome to Imagine That!...digis by Kris™ and also home of Carly's Cuties™

  We're so glad you're here!!  We're a mother/daughter team bringing you our cutest hand-drawn digital images that you can resize, flip, recolor, print and use in your crafting creations!  This store is brand new and we hope to add lots more digis in the coming weeks/months, so please check back often!
So check out Design Team A's creations and stop by on the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for more amazing creations by Team B!
Challenge ends Tuesday 9th April 2013 

Ele-phantastic @ Pinspirational Challenges!

A late post from my part - sorry everyone - and Elephants are taking over our challenge at Pinspirational Challenges for this week, so here's your picture to be inspired by:


Cute aren't they stacked on top of each other! :)

Here's creation for this week's challenge:

Here's a list of the materials / craft stuff I used for this card:
- Papermania Green Gems
- Green Twine from American Crafts
- First Paper Edition 6 x 6 Pad - New Leaf
- Caramel Linen Cardstock
- Lawn Fawn Hello Friend Stamp Set
- Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
- White card stock

I did a few bits of layering on top of the caramel linen cardstock, with the FPE New Leaf paper, the elephants are from a stash that I had from a project I did a few weeks back. The added green from the paper, the green twine and gems tie in the three mint green stacked elephants on the card and gives the card a simple and fun touch too :)

Our sponsors this week are:

  Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Prize: $10 worth of digis
Check out the blog for the amazing creations by our DT and make sure you get your blog followers, your friends and crafters to enter in our challenges and win our prizes!
Challenges starts: Tues 26th March and ends Monday Apr 1st at Midnight (Newfoundland Time)
We also have a Design Team Call of which all the details are available here - so come and join an amazing team! :)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Easter @ Pins HQ

It's Easter come early at Pinspirational Challenges this week, so lets get into that Easter feeling with this week's image! Here it is:


Our sponsor this week is: Paper Pretties

Prize: 6 digis to the winner

Our other sponsor this week is Totally Stampalicious

This site is closing down, so we have 1 clear stamp up for grabs for the winner. 
They currently have a sale on their website with all stamps $1! 


Here's my creation for this week's challenge:

For this card I used cream coloured cardstock and layered this with paper from the K and Company's MxKenna 12 x 12 paper pad, as well as a strip of burlap from ebay, crochet lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and a tea doily from Dovecraft (though this is hidden because of the image! Ooops!) The image is from our sponsor at Ppare Pretties called Easter Eve and this was coloured in using Promarkers (Satin, Cool Grey 4, Black, Cinnamon, Forest Green, Bright Orange and Sunflower) The added embellishments are Curly Roses and Green leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts to tie in the with the colours of the easter eggs in the Pins image for this week! Plus a little colour goes a long way!

I hope you enjoyed this little easter card! Make sure you check our blog for inspiration from our Design Team members! And make sure you join in this week challenge and have some fun creating some great easter cards! :) Tell all your followers, friends and bloggers to join in with this week's challenge too!

Challenge starts today Tuesday 19th March and ends Monday 25th March, Midnight, Newfoundland Time

We also still have our Design Team Call. Details of which can be found here

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Girly Sentiments @ Aud Sentiments

Another great fortnightly challenge has just begun on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, so go and check that out on the blog! This challenge we're are looking for....

A card or project with the sentiment for a girl

This fortnight we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter.

Here's a little info about The Paper Shelter:

Paper Shelter produce high quality digital images. Here they explain how the process begins...  
It all starts in the traditional manner: With a pencil and a paper.
We always have a list of ideas for our drawings. Depending on our desires, depending of the season and taste of our customers, a new image is drawn.
Not all drawings always go to the second instance. Sometimes we left them archived until a better time. So, counting the drawings that were already traced and those that are pending, today, we have many folders full of images and projects :o) A truly "Paper Shelter"!

If you have the time - pop over to HERE to find out how the process continues - its fascinating!  Quite an education for anyone who has spent time using digi images but never realised all the hard work and love that goes into them!

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate which is awesome! Thank you so much!

So for this fortnight's challenge, I created this card below:

I created this card using my absolutely favourite cardstock - caramel linen cardstock and layered this with various paper from Dovecraft's Fairytale Princess 6 x 6 paper pad. I used white lace crochet from Wild Orchid Crafts just underneath the image and used some pink cotton lace on the card to use as curtains as the image is focused on a window setting. I used some white bows in the corner of the card and used the Sizzix lace border die sizzlit for the top of the curtains on the card. I used a doily lace border punch from Fiskars for a panel for the bottom of the card, and the sentiment Birthday Wishes was stamped using Lawn Fawn's Harold ABC stamp with Momento's Tuxedo Black ink. Very girly, I think - quite like the result!

So if you've been inspired, please have a look at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and enter in our challenge to win our fantastic prize and share your awesome creativity with us! Let your crafty followers know about our challenge this fortnight and get them to join in too! And while you're on our blog - check out our amazing Design Team creations from Team A. Stop by next week for Team B creations too!

Challenge runs until Tuesday 26th March 2013

St Patrick's Day - Pinspiratonal Challenges

Another week of awesome entries at the Pins Blog has gone by and it's time to for guys to enter in this week's challenge too! This week we're saying a big farewell to Maggie, who is leaving us this week :( Wish you all the best Maggie, you've been a great member of the DT! So, we are looking to build up the DT again, so checkout the DT Team Call post here.

So without further ado, on to this week's picture - as It's near to St Patrick's Day, today's challenge pic for the week is this:


So here is my card below:

This mini 'Good Luck' card was created using the Good Luck Anya from the Greeting Farm, who's been coloured in with Promarkers (Forest Green, Bright Green, Apricot, Blush and Black). I layered her up on Spellbinders Lacy Ovals in K and Company's McKenna 12 x 12 paper pad, I used some burlap I purchased from Ebay to add some texture to the card, embossing the main card base (Caramel card stock - yep, using it all up until I've run out!) in Sizzix's Dots and Vines embossing folder. The 'Good Luck' sentiment was stamped in Lawn Fawn's Harold ABC alphabets stamp in Momento Tuxedo Black. Think it came out quite well, and very cute! :)

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 7 digis


Prize: 3 digis

Check out our DT's amazing creations on our blog and make sure you join in as well as tell all your crafty friends and followers to enter in our challenge and you could win some great digis!

Challenge starts Tuesday 12th March and ends Monday 18th March, Midnight Newfoundland Time

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Purple Yummyness at Pins HQ

Another awesome challenge started today at Pinspirational Challenges. Before I reveal the picture, I'd like to welcome our new Design Team member - Zella! Welcome to the team! :)

So without further a do - here's your picture:


Now, I don't know about you but this picture makes me feel very, very hungry!

This is my little creation:

I used my favourite caramel linen cardstock for the base and then used paper from the Gllitz Pretty in Pink paper pad and purple ppaper from 6 x 6 paper pad by Kate Knight which I got free from an issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft, which was ideal for this card - following the purple theme! I die cut two circles - Spellbrinders Eyelet Circles and Spellbinders Lacy Circles and layered this on top of a Tea Doily from Dovecraft. The crochet lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the image is from our sponsor - coloured in Promarkers - Amethyst, Bluebell and Indigo Blue.

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 5 Digis  

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.


Team 2 - Limited Runs

Prize: 3 Digis

Limited Runs has a LARGE calorie free sweet shoppe filled with over 120 different cupcakes. Something for almost every occasion too. From sweets to fun and even some darker images because I love Halloween and Christmas so there is lots to see and play with and almost all digi's are $2.00 each There are also sets and Mega Digi's for Scrapbookers. Plus I've always got hidden deals always going on. Stop by every Friday and pick up a Freebie but be quick as they are around for a Limited Time.
Limited Runs has a GREAT freebie that would be PERFECT for this week's challenge.Go see HERE!

So, come and join in the fun and enter in this week's challenge to win fabulous digis from our awesome sponsors! :) And please also check out our design team creations too! Happy Crafting!

Challenges Starts Tues 5th March and ends Monday 11th March 2013 @ Midnight New Foundland Time