Saturday, 27 August 2011

Stained Glass Technique

Hey there all you crafty folks, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that joined our challenge last round for Julie's sketch!
This week for the challenge I picked out a technique that I hadn't tried myself.... it's called "Stained Glass" using vellum, so if you are like me you got some in your stash of goodies somewhere!
I chose to make a Christmas card this time using a Tim Holtz stamp from the set "Letters to Santa"
Stained Glass technique is really easy and fun if you haven't tried it yet check out the instructions on Split Coast Stampers here
Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.........Here's The Design Team Members cards for samples to get you all going on the technique!

Let's Get Sketchy DT Picks

We had some WONDERFUL entries into our Sketch Challenge this week....Thanks so much to all that played along. The Design Team has picked the following as our Top Picks. Please take the Badge to the right and proudly display it on your blog. We would also LOVE it if you would like to be a Guest Designer for us on a future challenge. Please just email us and let us know! Here are our choices and why~

Two of the gals chose this card....
My pick for this week is Jane's creation, #4.
I liked this card because the paper choice was great, the style followed our sketch quite well and it was just so pretty. Leslie

My choice for this weeks sketch would be #4 Jane used some awesome Designer Paper for the focal point of her card and added some half pearls for bling to make her card pop!  Thanks again Jane for joining us on Julie’s Sketch this week!

My pick is #3, Crafty Chaos. I love the way she has colored the kids, and the sentiment is so appropriate! Great for a kid of any age going back.

I have chosen #7 by Choccy. The way she has colored this plane is just WOW! I also like how she has done multiple layers with the BG paper and cardstocks. GORGEOUS CARD!

Thanks again for visiting us and playing along. Tomorrow we will have a Technique Challenge for you to try is really kinda cool! Have a Fabby Saturday...see you tomorrow~

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Let's Get Sketchy This Week...

HAPPY SUNDAY!  This week our challenge is a Clean and Simple Sketch~
There are so many possibilities with this sketch, and we are SO ANXIOUS to see what you all do with it! Below are the Design Team's takes on this sketch. Remember you can fllip it any way you wish as long as the oringinal sketch is still obvious.
We hope you will all join us~

Thanks so much for checking us out this week, we hope you will join in the fun! Have a WONDERFUL week and we will see you again SOON!

Rubber hugs,

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Top Picks from Leslie's Color Challenge

Hi Everyone, well I'd like to say we got some really great cards submitted for our Challenge last week. I hope you will all come again tomorrow and play with us again, Julie has a very simple sketch for you. Of course there are only 4 cards to be the top picks so without further ado lets get to them.  Also a reminder, that anyone who is picked for our challenge, please grab our badge for your blog and also if you would like to be a guest designer at an upcoming challenge, we would love to have you, just email us at

Julie's Pick: I really like the chevrons around the image and that they only go half way up the page, and the doodling around the image works perfectly as well. And to top it off its just a really cute image, so that is why Paul is my pick. 

Shell's Pick:
My pick for this week’s color challenge would be #10 Marilyn’s Raggedy Nurse, her card was made with one of the Bugaboo New Release Stamps and it’s so adorable with sparkly wings it reminds me of a vintage home made doll from years ago. Love all the layers that she chose to complete her card using only the Red, Black and White colors of our challenge.

Cindy's Pick: I picked Choccy's card because I thought the image was adorable and loved the way she colored it, and adding the red flowers, butterfly and the great lacey edge just set it off perfectly. Great job Choccy.

Leslie's Pick:  My pick this week is #4, Sarah's card. I love this mug, it is too pretty. An amazing Christmas card in black, red and white. It is really lovely and special. Excellent it!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Leslie's Color Challenge

Hello Crafters. Leslie here with this week's challenge. It is going to be a colour, red and white. I was thinking it was a good time to get into some different colours, before we are inundated with orange, yellow and red...the traditional fall colours. These colours are great for a masculine card I think. Yet it made me think the wonderful damask wall paper my mom use to have in the hall. It was black and white and she paired with fire engine red carpet. She was always a trend setter, and had definite ideas about colour and style. Hope you have fun with these colours...They are oh so cool!
Hope you will join us for our Challenge. Any time you are picked for the top 4 at our blog you can join us as a guest designer, by emailing us at We have Hazel as our Guest Designer this week. Welcome Hazel.
Without further delay here are the colors I chose for this week's challenge.Thanks for listening, Leslie



Guest Designer:  Hazel