Monday, 18 May 2015

Ribbon or Lace Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to the Crafty Boots Challenges mid challenge reminder. The theme of the current Challenge is 'Ribbon or Lace'. The response to this Challenge has been amazing and we are really enjoying seeing your creations.

Three lucky winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Lucyna and Rebecca were winners of our recent 'Spring' Challenge.

Lucyna

Moje zdjęcie  I am very happy and proud to be here.  My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula.
I come from the north of Poland.  Fifty- something, stay at home wife, mum of two grown up boys and a happy grandma.  I started my crafting journey 3 years ago and immediately became an addicted paper-lover.  Started with making cards, I am now particularly drawn to mixed media projects and altering things.  And I love making crafty friends all over the world!

This is my take on the theme 'Ribbon or Lace' - a card with a touch of mixed media:



Rebecca

My name is Rebecca but I'm better known as Beckie. I live in Church Village in beautiful Wales, with my husband and two sons, who are 17 and 11.  I have been paper crafting for 14 years.  I started when my eldest son started Welsh primary school to enable us to send Welsh greeting cards to teachers and friends.  Also, my mother is called Mam and Mam-gu and buying cards for her on the high street proved almost impossible.  After getting inspiration from a paper crafting show a few years ago I started die-cutting for most of my projects. 

It is a honour to be a Guest Designer at Crafty Boots Challenges and here is my card:


Our fabulous Design Team have also been very busy and here are some more inspirational ideas from them:

Card by Chris







This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 24 May. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Ribbon or Lace Challenge

Welcome back and we hope you are well.  Can you believe that it is time for a new Challenge here at Crafty Boots Challenges, where does the time go?

For the next two weeks the theme of our Challenge is 'Ribbon or Lace'.

According to a certain on-line encyclopedia - a ribbon is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, other popular fabrics used to make ribbons are satin. silk, velvet, cotton, organza, grosgrain, nylon and polyproylene. Whereas, lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand. Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads, now lace is often made with cotton thread or synthetic fibres.

We are sure that you are going to come up with some stunning projects using your best ribbon or lace.  Here are a few ideas dreamed up by our lovely Design Team.

Cards and Tag by Chris








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, 24 May. 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, good luck.


Monday, 4 May 2015

Things with Wings Mid Challenge Reminder

Hi and welcome back, it is time for our 'Things with Wings' Mid Challenge Reminder.  The response to this Challenge has been amazing and we are really enjoying seeing your creations.

It is a Bank Holiday in the UK today.  So far the weekend has been bright but cold, perhaps the perfect day to stay home and do some crafting.  Three lucky winner of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers.  Tracey and Lin were winners of our recent 'Anything but a Card' Challenge.  Both are amazing crafters and we are sure you would enjoy a visit to their blogs.

Tracey

Hi, my name is Tracey. I live in Manitoba Canada on a small acreage with my husband of nearly 20 years along with our daughter (12) and son (9). I have been paper crafting for about 15 years as time allows when not busy tidying the house, doing laundry or driving around children! I dabble a bit in mixed media and scrapbooking, but my real passion is card making...especially in the vintage style! As of late, I've been bitten by the Pocket Letter bug...it's a fantastic way to use up scraps and to get to know people from all over the world!

 It's such an honor to be able to guest design with Crafty Boots today! Hope you'll enjoy what I've created for your viewing pleasure!



Lin

My name is Lin and I have been crafting in one form or another since childhood. I taught myself to knit, crochet and sew as my Mum, bless her, was useless with needles, hooks and machines. In fact one day she repaired a pillow of mine that was leaking feathers and my Dad's description was 'I could have nailed it together neater'. Where I got my crafty bent from I have no idea. When my Daughter was an infant I made all her clothes, curtains, bedding and even her lampshade! Sadly these days I have a few health issues that prevent me from enjoying those particular crafts, so I have turned to card making and home decor/mixed media. I run a couple of challenge blogs myself and so I get to travel around blogland looking at everyone else's amazing talent. I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Crafty Boots. 


Our wonderful Design Team have been busy making a few more inspirational projects for you:

Card by Chris










This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 10 May. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 27 April 2015

Things with Wings

Hello and welcome back to another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

The weather this week is due to be wet and cold in the UK, but things could be much worse, and we have another great theme for this challenge to lift your spirits - 'Things with Wings'.  For the next two weeks we would like to see any of your projects with wings, these could be fairies, butterflies, planes, insects, angels, in fact, anything your imagination can come up with.

Our wonderful design team have had their thinking hats on and these are some of their ideas.

Card by Chris








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, 10 May. 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, good luck.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Red White or Blue Mid Challenge Reminder

It is time for the mid challenge reminder at Crafty Boots Challenges, where the theme of the current challenge is 'Red, White or Blue'.  Your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.  Just use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that.

Our Guest Designers today are Anna and Lisa, who were recent winners, did just that.  They chose to use all three colours in their beautiful designs. Their work is amazing and you should check out their blogs.

Anna

My name is Anna and my internet nick is Srebrnolistka (which means “Silver Leaf”). I’m from Poland, where I live with my husband, two sons and two cats. Scrapbooking and card making are my passion and my family shares this with me. Scrapbooking really connects people and generations. I love vintage and shabby chic, mixed media and many layers and embellishments in my cards and layouts. I love trying new styles and techniques. I’m happy and honoured to be a Guest Designer here at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lisa

My Photo  I have been crafting since 1991.  I started out learning 3d decoupage and made mainly pictures. There was no diecutting in those days so I used to cut out each layer with a craft knife, one picture took me 22 hours!  I played around a bit with Rubber stamping and colouring but found that the lack of tools available back then hindered a good result.  A few years ago I discovered die cuts and chalk.  Then I met a lovely lady who introduced me to Promarkers and the wonderful world of Digi Stamps and encouraged me to have another go at colouring.   I have never looked back.  I love colouring both digi and rubber stamps and experimenting with colours.


Our fabulous Design Team has been busy too:









This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 26 April. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.




Monday, 13 April 2015

Red, White or Blue Challenge

Hello and welcome back to another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

The evenings are getting longer and lighter and. last week, we had some lovely days.  The Easter holiday's are over and most of the children in the UK are back to school today.  There is definitely a sense of change in the air.

It is all change at Crafty Boots Challenges this morning and we have a new 'Red, White or Blue' Challenge starting today, your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.  Just use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that.  This Challenge was chosen by Design Team member Dionne and she is looking forward to seeing your take on this colourful challenge.

Here are some of the Design Team's amazing projects:

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, 26 April. 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, good luck.


Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Mid Challenge Reminder

Happy Easter, we hope you are enjoying your long weekend. It's time for our Mid Challenge Reminder for our current challenge, which is 'Easter'.

We have a treat to share with you today. Anna and Andrea recently won our 'Hearts and Valentines' Challenge and have joined us today as a Guest Designers.


My name is Anna and my internet nick is Srebrnolistka (which means “Silver Leaf”).  I’m from Poland, where I live with my husband, two sons and two cats. Scrapbooking and card making are my passion and my family shares this with me. Scrapbooking really connects people and generations.  I love vintage and shabby chic, mixed media and many layers and embellishments in my cards and layouts.  I love trying new styles and techniques.  I’m happy and honoured to be a Guest Designer here at Crafty Boots Challenges.

This beautiful Easter card is n traditional colors and patterns of my Polish Highlands.


Andrea

I'm Andrea.  I've not been making cards or blogging for very long.   I got married in April 2013 and made all our wedding stationery because I thought the printed "stuff" was so expensive.   Exploring the crafting world whilst designing the invitations I found a fantastic amount of crafting materials and started experimenting.   Encouraged by the girls at work I started making cards properly and blogging in August 2014.  I use various colouring mediums and am always expending this whilst experimenting and trying new ideas/techniques.


The Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have also been busy creating more Easter treats to inspire you:












This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 12 April. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.