Thursday, October 16, 2014

Challenge 117 - Week Two

Welcome to  Week Two of Challenge 117
Oct 9-Oct 21
Theme: Anything goes 

Another fan favorite... Anything Goes!
Only a few rules to keep in mind --

  • As you might guess from our name - -we require a SENTIMENT!    Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
  • You can enter up to 5 times and enter as many other challenges as you like
  • Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab at the top of the page titled "Challenge Rules".

Here are my teamies bringing more of the 
lovely & sometimes quirky character images by Heather Valentin!

Tracey from My-Creative-Place
using HoneysuckleRose

Ginny G from RubberMad
using "Twinkles Boo"


Mandy from Paper Panda
using Madeliene Boo's Christmas Star

Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using MaryBoo's Candy Cane

Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
using Rory Christmas Presents



We certainly appreciate the darling images that Heather from Lacey Sunshine Stamps  has provided for our Designers to use - and of course, 
the prize of 3 images for our challenge winner!




So there you go - it's everyone's favorite challenge - jump into the mix!
# 117- "Anything Goes
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, Oct. 21

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Challenge 117 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Challenge 117
Oct 9-Oct 21
Theme: Anything goes
OMGosh!  If you haven't seen the winners and top five yet from challenge #116 - you need to check out Julie's post from last night!  I am so impressed with the talent that we have joining the Aud Sentiment challenges!  
Just click here for the WINNERS' POST!

We have a fabulous sponsor this time in Lacey Sunshine Stamps! 
I absolutely love the quirky, imaginative, colorful characters in this collection. 
All the images are hand drawn and designed by Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator and her dad, professional artist, G.P.  
Heather has given each of our designers an image to create some inspiration for you and I think Team A has some 'oh so creative' projects that will spark your mojo for this next challenge!  Information about the prize for this challenge is at the end of this post.

To get you started, here are five of our very creative 
Aud Sentiment Designers! 
Team B will be here next Thursday with more mojo inducing 
Lacey Sunshine images 

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Wilkes the Pirate and Parrot Whiskey

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Eleanor Skateboarding

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using  Tabbi Boo

Ginny H from As I do Rodos


Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Angel Boo


Lacey Sunshine Stamps


We are delighted Lacey Sunshine has teamed up with us for this challenge! We certainly appreciate the darling images that they have provided for our Designers to use and of course, 
the prize of 3 images 
of the winners choice!





So there you go - it's an easy enough challenge
# 117- "Anything Goes" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, Oct. 21
Let's see what you have in your back pocket for this one!
~ginny g


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Winner and Top 5 Challenge 116

What a fun challenge!  A great big shout out to all of our participants.  
Your rocked those Halloween projects!

Sorry I am a little later than usual for announcing the winners.  I got side tracked today making applesauce.

Also, a great big thank you to our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

The winner of the challenge is...


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:

#44 Ro Ra



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Challenge 116 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of
Challenge 116
Sept 25-Oct 7

Theme:  Halloween Sentiment
[Make sure you do a Halloween Sentiment
 and not just a Halloween project]

 Bugaboo Stamps has provided each of our designers with the image indicated above their work.  I encourage you to click on the links to the designer's web site to see more pictures and /or explanations of their technique.  And of course, I always encourage you to leave a little love for their efforts - it makes our day!
Let's get right on to the creations...

Lalkygirl from My-Creative-Place
using Halloween bratwitch



Mandy from Paper Panda
using Halloween Mummy Trick oTreat

Sandie from 
Fairy Tale Day Dream
using Decon Goth

Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using skelekidzboy

Ginny G from RubberMad
using Bugaboo's Skelekidz Girl
And I had to share this great sentiment on the inside from Gingerhouse!

We loved teaming up with Bugaboo, they have such a variety of cute and funny images... always something for everybody!  They are providing our winner with a lovely prize.  
Thank you Bugaboo!

You can submit up to FIVE entries... 
Challenge 113 - Halloween Sentiment
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Oct 7
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Challenge 116 - Halloween Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge 116
Sept 25-Oct 7
Theme:  Halloween Sentiment
[the theme is a sentiment for Halloween, NOT just a  Halloween card!]


Please, please Pleeease:  I was sooo bummed this last challenge because there were several entries that were absolutely stunning - BUT there was no sentiment. It breaks my heart to see some of that beautiful work disqualified!  I even wrote under the theme when I announced the challenge: "(make a masculine card using a  suitable sentiment)".  I noticed several of you shortened the theme in your notes to just the word "masculine" - but we ALWAYS require a sentiment [hence our name - "Aud Sentiments"].   

And here are our first five designers with their take on the theme... [notice all 5 have Halloween sentiments] OK - I know, I know!  You got the message! LOL!
I encourage you to use the link to their blogs for more pictures and details on their projects - and while you are there, leave a comment for them, it makes their day!

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Stella Witch Swiffer

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Trick or treat feet

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Boo Ghost

Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
using Wizard 1
Nice going team with those fun & creative designs!  
And some great images, eh?  They are from our sponsor: 
Bugaboo Stamps
We love to team up with Bugaboo, they have such a variety of cute and funny images... always something for everybody!  They have provided our DT with images to make the inspiration projects for you and of course they will provide our winner with a lovely prize.  Thank you Bugaboo!

You can submit up to FIVE entries... 
so get ready, get set, GO!

Challenge 116 - "Halloween Sentiment" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, 10/7


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Winner and Top 5 for Challenge 115

Thank you to all of our participants.  We had fun viewing all of your great projects for the men in your lives.

A great big thank you for your fabulous sponsor, The Doodle Pantry

Before I announce the winner, I would like to take this time to remind everyone of our challenge rules.  We did have to discount several entries this time because they didn't follow the first rule.

We actually have very few rules but here they are:
  • As you might guess from our name - -we require a SENTIMENT!    Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture that shows us the sentiment.
  • You can combine as many challenges as you would like. (Sometimes that is our favorite part.)
  • You can enter up to 5 times - the reason for this is that we want to come and visit all your blogs and not just rush around trying to get through the numbers - so choose your best projects!
  • If you are lucky enough to win a prize, this needs to be claimed by email by the closing date of the following challenge - otherwise we will select another winner.  
  • Have fun, share your creativity! 

Now on to the winner and top 5...

The winner of the challenge  is
#54 Jen L

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
#38 Sue

#71 Mari

#73 Kym

#39 Gail

sentimental sundays 14 sep 14

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to find out the theme for our next challenge.

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