26 October 2015

One week to Go on Challenge #51!

There are six entries for this month, and four are from one person.
Sonia certainly does not find this too hard to do!
You should go to the link and check out her wonderful projects

There are lots of things you can make with this theme
I have seen so much around where the sun is a feature of the project
Gold is on trend too - one of the colours of the season

So, why is this such a challenge to all the rest of you amazing crafters out there?

Challenge #51
 the SUN - rising or setting, but always with 
twist of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

The prize for this month is this embossing folder

Some more inspiration to assist the creative flair

Warning: ear worm about to enter your head!

You still have until the end of the 30th October to get something in

You can enter your project 

19 October 2015

Midway through October!

Well, this one has stumped you!

I have seen suns in so many projects in the magazines
All over the place

I thought you would all fly with this one
Certainly the entries we have are absolutely fabulous, amazing and truly GOLD
I am certain there are other crafters out there who believe they could rock this one too?


 the SUN - rising or setting, but always with 
twist of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

The prize for this month is this embossing folder

The Design Team might get your juices flowing with these lovely ideas!

Jen Leeflang

This is just so creative


How clever to use the flower as the sun!


and a tag

I am just blown away with these DT Inspiration this month
I cannot understand why we don't have many more entries for this challenge???
Can you?

Anyhoooo.....if you are going to enter please go 

and scroll to the bottom of the post to find the link and click on it!

12 October 2015

September Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Well, perhaps not a Chicken Dinner ........

....BUT there are some lovely decoupage sheets and stickers (see below) going to the winner of our September challenge - Boys will be Boys


Random Number selection has chosen

as our Winner

So amusing that image, don't you think?

In addition we have a DT Favourite to announce

Congratulations Ladies - and we hope to see you back playing with us again soon!

Someone who is returning, this time as a Guest Designer for October,  is Wendy 

Hi my name is Wendy L, known as Spanish Crafter in blogland. 

 I have been card making for a number of years and still get so much pleasure from it, it has also helped see me through some bad times in my life. 

 I am lucky to have been able to retire early, thanks to my great partner, and we decided to live in Spain to get some warmth into our bones !!!!!  I do go back to the UK two or three times a year to see family, especially now that I have two gorgeous grand daughters and a Grandson  to spoil.

I craft most days and give nearly all my cards to local charities here, as well as making some for friends and neighbours.  I also couldn't live without my laptop and hop around blogland most days too.

Wendy has created this for us:

I have used Sue Wilsons Gemini Cygnus die and pricked and stitched the centrepiece.

Isn't that just gorgeous! Love the abstract sun die and the stitched suns - such a pretty card.

See, it doesn't have to be an actual picture/photo of the sun - I think some of you think this is a bit too hard!
Berina and I from the Design Team also have some more inspiration for you to look at
.....and there is always Pinterest for further inspiration!

Why not go off the the blogs of these people and check out 
how easy it was to create these cards (or not)!
Don't forget to leave a comment too!

Remember - no Stamps please

There is another great prize on offer and the link for entry and further details on the next challenge - Challenge #51: The Sun, with a twist of Gold, Gold, Gold can be found on the bottom of this post

Go on - have a go!

05 October 2015

Challenge #51: October

Boy oh boy oh boy......September is over already and we are on to the next challenge #51!

This time it is 

 the SUN - rising or setting, but always with 
a twist of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

The prize for this month is this embossing folder

There are many and different ways (arrays?) of portraying the sun - a photograph or a beautiful sunrise or sunset; a picture created of the same; embossed rays or use a stencil to get the same result. Remember, it does not have to be a card. A few months ago I used this canvas for a challenge in multi-media - and I do believe it was a sun.......so a multi media canvas would be great or any other multi media creation or repurposed item. Don't think - too hard........think, WOW, how can I do that!

The Design Team have created amazing things again, and here they are to assist you in your thinking

No not a stamp - go to my blog to see how this was made.