CRAFT 13th Birthday blog hop

Good Morning All and a very Happy 13th Birthday to us all here at CRAFT Challenge!!

This year we are 13 years old already and still going strong. Only one team member has been present from the start, Jo. Jo says ‘I have seen a lot of team members come and go over these 13 years, but all have been fabulous and very talented. I feel honoured to be working with such talented and lovely people. Even though my time is limited these days, I still love being part of this team.’

If you feel you would like to join our fabulous team, then just have a look at our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or simply get in touch with us and let us know.

And now it’s time for our birthday celebrations. This week our challenge is

Birthday! (what else could it be?)

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering this challenge.

There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be recent (new) work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limitation exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

Please also turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We will not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Here is an alphabetical list of the fabulous sponsors for our Blog Hop, all loyal supporters of our challenge blog:

All Dressed Up

Crafty Sentiments

DRS Designs

Oddball Art Co

Sheepski Designs

Star Stampz

Sweet ‘n’ Sassy

The Cutting Café

Trimgym’s Digital Stamps, Papers and images

The rules this year are very simple:

1. Make a project for this challenge and we will put your entry in the random draw for the prize from Sweet n Sassy

2. Visit the blogs of our DT and enter their Linky or their comments if no Linky is in place to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.

3. As always, we will choose the Top 3 as we do every week and this week each Top 3 will win a prize too.

You should have come here from Brenda’s Blog and your next stop is Ginny’s Blog

The prize on this blog is 2 images from Sheepski Designs

Here is my card using ‘Butterfly hair’

Please enter your card in the linky below to be in with a chance to win this prize or leave a link in the comment box below.

Add your entry in the linky here

A host of golden daffodils

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #634 os DRS Designs. The theme this week is “Spring”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I printed this image 3 times onto white, light yellow and deep yellow card. I fussy cut the petals from the deep yellow card and some of the petals from the lighter yellow card. Around the petals I added some ink to add some depth of colour and raised the lighter coloured petals with some dimensional glue. The white card I coloured the sky and the leaves. I layered the daffodil circle onto some circular die cuts.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Happy birthday rubber stamp

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Shaped Card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #633 is ADU (All Dressed Up). The theme this week is “Shaped Card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I coloured this image with coloured pencils and cut the image out. I die cut 2 shapes from layering does and cut out a shaped base card and added contrasting coloured distress oxide ink.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Happy birthday rubber stamp

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Inspired by a film

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge I’m sure you can guess the film that inspired this card in seconds.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #632 is oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Inspired by a film”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I coloured this image with pencils, not sure why but I’ve got a thing about pencils at the moment! I then die cut the image and a further layer using what I believe are crafters companion dies (though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!) and mounted them onto some contrasting blue backing paper and glued the layers onto my base card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Backing paper from my stash
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Focus on what’s important

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. It’s almost Easter – eek!

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #631 is Jan’s Digital Stamps. The theme this week is “Anything Goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

For this one coloured the image with pencils, cut both the image and sentiment out and mounted them onto some contrasting backing paper. I edged the backing paper with some distress oxide.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image printed
  • Backing paper from my stash
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Kitch flamingo distress oxide ink
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Shoes….

Hi everyone. I’m a little late with this post, but better late than never!

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #630 is All Dressed Up. The theme this week is “Female”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

For this one coloured the image with pencils, and cut the image out to layer onto a background. I inked the background and layered this under a die cut in black. I think it’s quite striking, but allows the topper to still stand out.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image M printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash inked with distress oxide inks
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Metal die
  • Black card
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Way up high

Hi everyone. Things seem to be getting slightly warmer which is a bonus.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #629 is Star Stampz. The theme this week is “Christmas”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

For this one coloured the image with pencils,, and cut the image out from the A4 sheet it was printed on. I edged the rectangle with some creative expressions stamps which are a distressed snowflake border using Weathered Wood distress oxide.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from Star Stampz printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash with snowflakes
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Weathered Wood distress oxide ink
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments. Are you making any Christmas cards in March?

Debbie x

Pigs might fly

Hi there everyone. Are things harder when than they were pre Covid? Part of me thinks that I’m certainly picking up more ailments that are taking longer to get over? That’s just my observation today!

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #628 is Dr Digi House of Stamps. The theme this week is “Not a card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

Not a card kept me thinking for a while on this one. When we choose our images we sometimes have something in mind and other times we don’t. Sometimes we change what we decided upon, or we can’t think of what to do, or we simply forget!

For this one I had the image coloured, but was then ill with a sickness bug for about 4/5 days before the challenge was due. The night it was due I got the inspiration and it just came together. Ideally I could have done more, and I will one day, but right now I’m at least happy that I’ve completed the project!

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps printed onto super smooth card
  • Backing paper from my stash created with distress resist spray and distress oxides
  • Colouring pencils
  • HB pencil
  • Paper stump (for blending)
  • Lace
  • High tack glue
  • Picture frame with mount

I printed the digital image onto some super smooth card and coloured the image. The image was coloured firstly with a HB pencil which I blended out. When you do this try and think about where the light is and where something is on top of something else that would also cast a shadow. On top of the pencil I started overlaying the lightest of the pinks, again thinking about the light source. On top of this I added the darker pink and then faded it out with the lighter pink. It’s all about building up the colour, so layer it up (I did this a little more to get the tones).

To finish off I also grabbed a background out of my stash, which I’d made in the past, and along with some lace this gave me a sky and clouds.

I actually love what I’ve made and can’t wait until I get a bit of time to go back in and add to it at some point. Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Debbie x

Christmas

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #627 is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Blue 300gsm base card made from an A4 sheet
  • Digital image
  • Stamped and die cut sentiment
  • Backing paper also from TPS
  • Snowflake die cut with pixie powders
  • Sequins
  • High tack glue

I printed the digital images onto some thin card and cut out the topper image. I also had a large doe cut snowflake which toned in with the colour palette so I added this in between the background layer and the topper.

To finish off I also added a few sequins to add some sparkle. It’s a great image and makes stunning quick cards.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

Love/valentines

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #626 is Oddball and the theme is Love/valentines. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • White 5×7” 300gsm scalloped edge base card
  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens
  • Die cut sentiment
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Backing paper

I coloured this cute little giraffe with my chameleon pens. I wanted to show that a card for love could be for the birth of a child. Love is all around us.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X