Monday, 22 August 2016

'Anything But a Card' Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with out 'Anything But a Card' Mid Challenge Reminder. There are some challenges which seem to generate a buzz, the Anything But a Card Challenge is one of them. It makes us think outside the box, to truly challenge our creative selves.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as Guest Designers. Billie A recently won our 'Summer Time' Challenge, Billie is very well known in the crafting world and I am sure many of you will be familiar with her work. If you are not as familiar as you would like to be, check out her blog 'Ink on My Fingers'.

Billie

Hi my name is Billie Anderson. My blog is called Ink on My Fingers. I have always loved doing crafts and paper-crafting took over my life in the late 80’s. I am on four design teams and love bringing cards to life. My style has changed over the years and I want to keep learning and trying more techniques. I keep a yearly journal to keep track of my projects and this is one of journal divider page I made. I am retiring the end of Oct. 2016 and looking forward to more time doing some of my other crafts.

I am married with grown children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We have a little 4 legged kid who is spoiled.. I hope you stop by my blog and take a look. Thank you and Thank you Crafty boots for having me as a Guest Designer.



Our Design Team ladies have been very busy as well and have a few more inspirational pieces for you.

Mini Album By Dionne












Scrapbook Page by Dionne


This Challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 28 August. Please click here to go directly to the Challenge.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Anything But a Card

It is time for a new and exciting challenge here at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the next two weeks we should like to see your creative side coming up with something other than a card. It could be, for example, an altered box, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie - just as long as it's not a card! You can use any materials you like and you are not restricted to paper, it could be made of wood or fabric - or even embroidery.

Our Design Team have come up with a one of two ideas to get you going.



Tag by Dionne


We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 28 August. There are very few rules to our Challenges but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 8 August 2016

'Use a Stamp' Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back with the Mid Challenge reminder for the 'Use a Stamp' Challenge - what is it they say, time flies when you are having fun?  It is wonderful to see so many entries in this challenge, who would have thought so many of us love to use our stamps.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer. Andree (Aloha Cards), Lisa (Handmade by Lisa) and Carol (Crafty Stamper) won our recent 'Masculine Cards' challenge. We are so lucky to have three really talented ladies guesting this week and you really should take a look their blogs to see more of their amazing work.

Andree

Hello, my name is Andree and I live in the UK and work in a local school office and so lots of my school holidays get spent in my craft room.  I’ve been making cards for the last 12 years and I love both digi and rubber stamps and colouring with Promarkers.  I also have a bit of an addiction to pretty papers-like most crafters I have far more than I could ever use but just can’t seem to help myself.

I started my blog ‘Aloha Cards’ a few years ago mainly to keep a track of the cards I was making but then I discovered so many other wonderful blogs and challenge blogs and I now have lots of crafty blog friends. 

I’d like to thank the team at Crafty Boots for this opportunity to be their guest designer for this challenge, and I’m very proud to take part.



Lisa

My name is Lisa and I´m 48 years young. I live with my husband and our cat in a small town two hours from Stockholm, Sweden. I´m a dental hygienist by profession. I've been making cards since 2011 and I absolutely love it. I´ve always at least one ongoing project on my desk and always a lot of them on my mind. I colour my images with Polychromos pencils or Distress Ink re-inkers. I spend a lot of my free time crafting but have also other interests like photography, travel, hiking and sports activity. This is my blog: Handmade by Lisa.




Carol

    Hi I'm Carol and live in Kingston Upon Hull in England, I have crafted for many years through knitting, cake decorating and now card making, mini albums and decorated canvas - I have also recently rediscovered my first love of stamping and am delighted to be Guest Designer for Crafty Boots.


Our regular Design Team have been busy too, here are some more of their ideas.







Card by Jess





This Challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 14 August. Please click here to go directly to the Challenge.


Monday, 1 August 2016

Use a Stamp

A new month and a new challenge here at Crafty Boots.  For the next two weeks we are challenging you to dust of  your stamps and use them to create something a little bit special.  They can be the more traditional rubber/polymer stamps or they can be digital stamps, we really do not mind.

As always with our challenges, you can use any materials you like, to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc - just as long as you have used a stamp to create it.

Our Design Team have come up with a few ideas to get you in the mood.

Card by Jess




Card by Dionne






We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 14 August. There are very few rules to our Challenges but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Picture Challenge - Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with a quick reminder about our picture challenge.  This gives us a second chance to show you the fabulous photograph we have for this challenge, it is an amazing sunset .....


Here are some more ideas from our lovely Design Team:



Card by Lisette







This Challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 31 July. Please click here to go directly to the Challenge.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Picture Challenge

Crafty Boots Challenges has been been going for many years and every other week we try to challenge you with a different and exciting idea. In all of those years we have never had a picture challenge and we think it is time we rectified this.


The idea of the picture challenge is to use one or more element from the photograph to inspire your project. It could be the colours, sunsets, poppies, fields, that amazing sky, in fact, anything from the photograph. You can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie. It is entirely up to you how you choose to interpret the the photograph.

As always, our fabulous Design Team have been busy doing just that and here are a few projects to inspire you:

Card by Lisette


Card by Jess


ATC by Lisette

Card by Lisette


We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 31 July. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, have fun and good luck.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Christmas in July Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our 'Christmas in July' mid challenge reminder.

The Design Team have been having a wonderful time seeing all of your stunning Christmas projects but we are sure there are more still to come.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as Guest Designers. Pat K recently won our 'Queens, Princesses and Crowns' challenge, as you can see, Pat is a very talented designers and if you would like to see more of her amazing work you should check out their blog - Paper, Markers, Ink, Oh My!

Pat K

Hi, my name is Pat K. I’m so happy to be here today as GDT Thank you to the lovely Dionne and the rest of this talented team. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years now and still feel I have a lot to learn. I love the colouring process in card making and collecting paper is a passion. There are so many wonderful techniques out there that I’d love to try…all on my wish list. Hugs, Pat K xx




Being a Christmas in July challenge we could not stop our lovely Design Team from making yet more cards to, hopefully, inspire you.













This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 17 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.