Thursday, September 18, 2014

Challenge 115 - Week Two


Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge 115

Sept 11-23
Theme: For The Men In Our Life
  (make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)

Before I show you the fun and creative projects 
from our designers using images from Doodle Pantry... 
I have a quick introduction:  
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mandy Sullivan, our newest designer!  She has written a brief bio to share with you.
Mandy Sullivan
Hi, my name is Mandy, I live in London and have been interested in making things for as long as I can remember – I grew up on the Isle of Wight and as a child there was always knitting, sewing or cooking on the go at home, and that brings back so many happy memories.  About 13 years ago I went to a Knit and Stitch show as I’d started cross stitching again, and I discovered rubber stamping and papercrafting and haven’t looked back since!  I love making cards and scrapbooking, and have a collection of digi stamps, dies and craft CDs as well as my beloved old faithful rubber and clear stamps!   Oh and I adore anything to do with Giant Pandas!
I make all of the cards that I send to friends and family (I don’t think I’d be forgiven if I sent a bought one!), I sell some to friends and colleagues and have even made wedding invites and all the bits and bobs that go with them for a couple of friends which is hugely rewarding (even if a bit stressful at times!), and always have a stash of cards at home as I just can’t stop creating!  My advice to anyone thinking about making cards – give it a go, dip your toe in, enjoy, and be prepared to be addicted!
Happy Crafting!
Mandy x
 Welcome MANDY!  We are so lucky to have you!  

And here is her great card - I love the simplicity, the humor, the unexpected!  You can use the link on her blog name to check out what else she is up to... and leave her [and the other designers] some love if you see something you like!

Mandy from Paper Panda
using Funny Disguise

Lalkygirl from My Creative Place
using Beary cute

Sandie from Fairytale Daydream
using Detective Sheep

Marie from Cards by MI
using Hotrod

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Carousel Seahorse


We want to thank Doodle Pantry for sponsoring this 2 week challenge!  They have provided the images for our DT and the prize for our challenge winner!



Thank you team... nicely done!

So, you have another week to get up to 5 projects entered into the challenge - to enter click HERE.
~ginny g

Challenge 115 - For the Men in our Life
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 9/23

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Challenge 115 - For the Men in our Life


Welcome to Challenge 115
Sept 11-23
Theme: For The Men In Our Life  
(make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)

Last week we had a collection of some of the best entries we have ever had!!  You guys are growing creatively every week... we see it in the quality of the entries.  Julie posted our winner and Top Five last night - and if you haven't done so, do check them out!  You can click HERE to see the final decisions!  Also - there is a re-draw from Challenge 113 and that might be YOU!  READ the instructions carefully to claim your prize!  And to wet your appetite - here is a random sneak peek from the Top 5... 




We are delighted to pair up with Doodle Pantry for this 2 week challenge!  They are providing the images for our DT so we can show you the possibilities... and the prize for our challenge winner!



And now, with the possibilities from some 
very experienced and creative ladies:

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using On the road

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 


Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Baby Cow

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Vintage Gentleman

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Golf Ball

You may enter up to five projects but don't forget 
to use an appropriate sentiment for the theme!  
Challenge 115 runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 9/23.

Get ready, get set, GO!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Challenge 114 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Any Sentiment except for birthday" Challenge. There were so many beautiful projects and creative sentiments that it was hard to choose a winner.
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor Stamp Art Design by Katherine

Before we announce the winner of challenge 114....

The winner of challenge 113 did not follow the steps to receive their prize so we selected a new winner.  The new winner of challenge 113 is...
#47 Faith W

Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize. 

Now drum roll please....

The winner of Challlenge 114 is

#198 Julie P

art by miran easel card

Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize. 

Top 5 in no particular order

#7 Viv

#43 AJ

#118 Tracey F

#134 Susanne

#258 Jane




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Challenge 114 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge #114
Aug 28-Sept 9
Any Sentiment other than Birthday

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #113

We have some delightful card ideas to share with you at the end of this short post... but right off the top we want to share with you another...
Marie-Clare's Freebie sentiment:

This is the jpg file:

This is a png file



I really like this one - I have plans for this down the road a bit!  But here is incentive for you to use it on one of your entries now... We will be SPOTLIGHTING our favorite entry using one of MC's sentiments with the next challenge!  Watch to see if it will be you!

NOTE:  Some of you are having problems downloading the sentiments -  Please feel free to leave me a comment and I will work with you till you have a version - even if I have to email you a copy personally!!

And a quick reminder - this challenge is sponsored by our friend Kathryne from Stamp Art Design
Kathryne has generously provided the images used by the DT in their inspiration pieces and the Winner's Prize of FIVE free digis from her catalog.  
A quick note 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. Kathryne


More of the Aud Sentiment's Designers have provided inspiration on the 
Any Sentiment other than Birthday theme:

Ginny G from RubberMAD
using Raggedy Girl Adorably Yours 

Lalkygirl from My Creative Place
using Butterfly Friend
  
Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using owl ways thinking of you

Marie  (MI) from Cards by MI
using Snow Mail

Sandie Gough from Fairytale Daydream
using Charlie fishing on a rock

Oooohhh!  Nicely done ladies!

And now it's in your court...  you may have up to five entries -
 and you still have a week!
Challenge #114 - "Any Sentiment other than Birthday"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 9/9/2014

To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Challenge 114 - Any Sentiment Other than a Birthday

Welcome to Challenge #114
Aug 28 - Sept 9
Any Sentiment Other than a Birthday
The Winner and Top Five for Challenge #113 can be found HERE.


 Marie-Clare's {Cards by MC} FREEBIE sentiment
 was designed, as always, to fit the theme.  You are welcome to save the image to your files for later or we would LOVE to see it on your entry!  Each fortnight we will watch for any entries that use Marie-Clare's sentiments in their design and then MC and I will choose one to SPOTLIGHT.  If you DO use one in your entry- please put MC after your name so we can easily identify you!

 Some people are having trouble saving or copying a png file so we are now giving you two versions - please let me know if you are still having problems!

This first image is a .png file

This 2nd image is a .jpg file


Come back next Thursday for MC's 2nd sentiment for this theme.



We are lucky to once again pair up with Kathryne from Stamp Art Designs who has provided images for our DT  to create inspiration projects and the Winner's prize: 
Choice of 5 free digi’s from Kathryne's catalog at Whimsy Stamps

A note 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. Kathryne

This is a short post this week - let's get right to our designer's delightful takes on 
the Any Sentiment other than a Birthday  theme!

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Gracie

Ginny H from As I do Rodos
using Beary Special Gift

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Autumn Delight

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Raggedy Baby Boy

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Owls-Way Rosie

We will have more of the designers takes next week along with another freebie sentiment... and now it is your turn to accept the challenge!

Challenge #114 - "Any Sentiment other than a Birthday" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 9/9/2014


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Challenge 113 Winner and Top 5

 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Let It Go" Challenge and created a project for your favorite season. There were so many beautiful projects.
 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs
 
The winner of the challenge is...
 
 
 
 
Congrats! Please complete the following to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. Email me before the start of the next challenge
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize
 
Top 5 in no particular order
 
#28 Sarah T
 
#12 Granne
 
#33 Helen
Christmas Card Tally 2014
 
#47 Faith W
 
#2 Helen
 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Challenge 113 - Week Two

Welcome to Week Two 
of Challenge 113
[runs Aug 14-26]
Theme: Let It Go - Make a project for your favorite season
 [and don't forget the sentiment] 

Just a quick FYI: Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #112

I have three important messages for you today
 and I will start with: 

Marie-Clare's Freebie sentiment:


Isn't that cool?  This one is going to be so versatile with winter coming up!  But here is incentive for you to use it on one of your entries now... We will be SPOTLIGHTING our favorite entry using one of MC's sentiments with the next challenge!  Watch to see if it will be you!

Second - I want to remind you we are pairing up with Sassy Studio Designs this challenge...

 They have provided our DT with two different images that will fit our "Favorite Season" [we are using winter as our chosen season.] They will also be sponsoring the prize for our challenge winner. 
Thank you for your participation Sassy Studio Designs!


Now to the most important order of business today - this is the first challenge for our three new Design Team Members.  Each of them has written a few introductory remarks so that you can get to know them.  I am putting their inspiration cards immediately following their comments and then MC and I will bring up the rear.  I hope you enjoy the efforts of our "new" Team B!  Welcome ladies!
Marie Ingholt
Hi you all! This is me, Marie or Cards by MI.  I'm a crafter since birth even if the craft subject has changed over the years.  Started with a crochet needle and yarn, then needles and aida cloth, you get it?  All due to my beloved granny who kept me busy when I was in the hospital as a kid.  One thing has followed me since then, and that is the love I have for paper of all kinds. My auntie had a small fabric making paper of recycled old newspapers and I always had plenty of it... I've had rheumatism since I was three and now when I'm 40+, I've got a whole collection of illnesses. Oh well, lets just say that crafting keeps me going. I slowly started my card making in 2009 when I was making tons of friendship books and got bored as they where so small. I have two boys 6 and 8 & during the fall and other times we do a little crafting together. Especially the younger one loves it when he gets to use my markers and make cards together with me. I live in Kalmar, Sweden together with my "boyfriend" since 19 years back. In our family we also have two cats, Hasse and Tage. You know your home is not complete without a cat? LoL  Ok, this was a "little" about me.
Love n hugs
Marie
Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Snow Queen

Sandie Gough
  
Hello, I'm Sandie and I love, love, love to craft :) When I'm not working or organizing life with my large family (husband and 8 children!, 4 still at home!) I can be found at my desk crafting away on some project or other...its how I relax and feel a huge sense of achievement when something goes right and I am pleased with the result :) As my picture suggests I'm a southerner through and through, but now reside in the beautiful and inspiring Leicestershire.  We are surrounded my the National Forest and some fantastic walks.  As a family, we spend a lot of time walking and just being a part of the landscape, inspirational and calming.  I am really pleased that I was accepted onto the Aud Sentiments DT and am looking forward to sharing some fabulous crafty goodness with everyone.
Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
using Snow Queen

Tracey Rogers
Hi My name is Tracey Rogers ...aka Lalkygirl in Blogland.
I am absolutely addicted to papercrafting...My first love is cardmaking but I will have a go at anything at all .I adore colouring  stamps/digi stamps using promarkers. I love creating "girly" projects with lots of embellishments .
I live in a stunning ,scenic  area in Wales [Pembrokeshire] with my partner we are so lucky living so close to so many stunning beaches and Marina's.
Thank you all for the opportunity to be on the DT at Aud's Sentiment's .I am looking forward to the challenges and all the wonderful projects that will be entered .
Tracey from My-Creative-Place
Frozen Heart Sassy

Marie-Clare from Cards by MC
using Snow Queen


Ginny G from RubberMad
using "Frozen Heart" & an MC Sentiment

There you have it!  You may have up to five entries... and you still have a week!
Challenge 113 - Make a project for your favorite season 
[and don't forget the sentiment] 
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, 8/26
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.