Monday, 26 January 2015

Butterflies Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to another Mid Challenge Reminder. The theme of the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Butterflies'.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce two very talented ladies today, they won our recent 'Stars' challenge and very generously agreed to be our Guest Designers this week. Please make time to visit their blogs, you will not be disappointed.

Jane

"My name is Jane of Jane's Journal, I live in Surrey in the UK and I have been a "make and do girl" from the time I could hold a pencil or paint brush. I kept scrap books as a child long before the term "scrap booking" was used. I work part time for the NHS as a physiotherapist and I craft in what little spare time I have. My family is the most important thing in my life and our newest addition is our 14 month old gorgeous granddaughter, Daisy Jane. I am also a silver smith, jewellery maker, keen photographer and gardener but paper crafting is my real passion at the moment. I love getting inky hands in my garden studio (when it is warm enough to work outside). Recently I have been dabbling in mixed media and I like to learn and explore new products, ideas and techniques. I have been blogging for over 4 years and I treasure the friendships I have found with fellow crafters the world over. I share my blog space with our great cat, Billy, who often features there".



"My name is Sandra. I´m 35 years old and I live in the middle of Sweden with my husband and our four children. I work as a nurse at an orthopedic unit since 2001.

I LOVE paper crafting and started with scrapbooking in 2005. Now a days, I mostly make cards and alter things. My favorite part is to color and I am a true ProMarker addict :) I love embellishments like lace, pearls and flowers - and I prefer a LOT of them :)

Making a CAS card is a big challenge for me *lol*"


We are also offering Guest Designer spots to the winner and 2 runners up of our current challenge so don't forget to enter your projects.

We have some more fabulous inspirational projects from our lovely Design Team.

Two cards by Chris

This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 1 February. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 19 January 2015

Butterflies

Welcome to a new Challenge.  The theme for the next two weeks was chosen by the fabulous Lisette, who is rather fond of butterflies and if you pay a visit to her blog I am sure she will tell you why.

For the next two weeks we should like your projects to include a butterfly, or butterflies, in the design.

Here are a few inspirational ideas from our very talented Design Team:

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, 1 February. 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, 12 January 2015

Out with the Old and In with the New Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with our Mid Challenge Reminder for the current 'Out with the old and in With the New' Challenge and to introduce you to one of our recent Challenge winners.

Neva

  " My name is Neva. I live in a small European country, called Slovenia. I’m the mother of two wonderful children (19 years, 33 years) and the grandmother of mischievous 8 years grandchild. I ‘m an employer in the company, where we perform the social service of guiding, protection and employment under the special conditions for adult people with mental disabilities. I share my love for the manufacture of paper craft with them. I started to make greeting cards two years ago. I really enjoy to make the digital stamp paints by Copic markers. In my free time I’m an enthusiastic mountain high hiker. I would like to thank Crafty Boots for the invitation to be GDT. I am so happy.

With love, Neva"



Please make the time to visit Neva's blog, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

We are also offering Guest Designer spots to the winner and 2 runners up of our current challenge so don't forget to enter your projects.  We have some more fabulous projects from our lovely Design Team to give you a few ideas.













This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 18 January. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 5 January 2015

Out with the Old and In with the New

Greetings and a Happy New Year from the Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team.  We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all of very happy, safe and healthy 2015.

Design Team Member Lisette is hosting our first Challenge of the year and her challenge to all of us is to use something new.  This would be a great opportunity to use something you got for Christmas, or something you have gifted yourself in the sales, or perhaps something you have had for a while but never used before.  It could even be a new technique you have never tried before.  You may like to team it up with some of the old stuff from your stash or you could go for something totally new, it is really up to you.

Here are a few inspirational ideas from our fabulous Design Team:

Card by Lisette












We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.  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, 18 January. 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, 29 December 2014

Winter Wonderland Mid Challenge Reminder

How was your Christmas?  We hope Santa was kind to you and you got lots of crafting goodies.

We are half way through our 'Winter Wonderland' Challenge and we have some fabulous projects from our lovely Design Team to give you a few ideas.

Snow Fairy by Lisette













This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 4 January. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

The Crafty Boots Design Team would like to wish you, and your family a very happy and prosperous 2015. 

 Happy crafting.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

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

Not long now until Christmas Day, hopefully you have made and sent all of your cards, wrapped your presents, put up your decorations and just have the food to sort out now .... or have you sorted that as well?

We have a new Challenge starting today, which we have called 'Winter Wonderland'. In the UK people often talk about a white Christmas, but they are rare as we tend to get our heaviest snowfalls in January or February. However, this does not stop us depicting snowy scenes on Christmas cards and buying our disappointed children taboggans for Christmas.

What do you think of when you think of a winter wonderland? We should like to see the projects this inspires you to make. Here are a few ideas from our fabulous Design Team.

Card by Chris

Book folding art by Helen


Card by Lisette


Calender Journal page by Sandra

We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots 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, 4 January. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

Our Design Team Family would like to wish you and your family and very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

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

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Mid Challenge Reminder

We're back with a mid challenge reminder for the current Crafty Boots 'Christmas' Challenge.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce three exceptionally talented ladies today, they won our recent 'Halloween/Autumn' challenge and very generously agreed to be our Guest Designers this week.  

Please make time to visit their blogs, you will not be disappointed.

Gunn-Eirill

  My name is Gunn-Eirill, I am 45 year young, living in south of Norway with 3 children and my lovely husband, one cat called Gardfield and 100 fish.

I have always been crafting. When I was 5 years old I was cross stitching, at 6 I was making my own clothing, and so on...  In 2007 I was hook on paper, and now I am a hoarder. I just love paper, trims, bling, pearls, flowers... you know girls...

My style as a scrapper is easy to explain: 3D, building weird thing for no use and no reason. I am jusing my Shilhouette machine to make my own templates. I do always have some crazy ideas in my head for what I am going to make, so I have 3-5 project on my desk, and 50 more in my head. I whis that I had more time to make all this things, one day I will....I hope.





  I am a crafter from Norway.  I live close to the capital, Oslo, with my family and a dog. I make cards, alter objects, Mixed Media, layouts and create 3D papercrafts. I am currently a designer for Hobbykunst (large craft shop in Norway), StampARTic (online craft magazine), Scandinavia Paper Fun (Scandinavian Challenge blog). I am also a guest designer for Ett trykk (Norwegian Scrapbooking magazine) and Nicecrane designs.

I love to create projects in 3D, and normally incorporate that in my crafts.  My style is often a gentle style, with a hint of steampunk and gears.  My favourite brand at the moment is Prima. 

As a guest DT, I have decorated a Peat Pot, with a small Christmas scene. The house has a small diode light inside.


   I would like to thank Crafty Boots for the invitation to be GDT. My name is Annette Stapylton I live on the South Coast of NSW in Australia and I have been scrapping for over 10 years. My forte is mainly designing and making cards, which I love to enter in as many challenges as possible. I am always seeking out different ideas and designs for my creations.

I have my own Facebook Scrapping Group where I run a monthly Challenge with my Design Team plus I DT for My Besties International, My Besites UK, 3D Decoupage and Scrapbook Blessings Club. I would love to have you visit my Blog and see some of my other creations and little tutorials etc. (My Blog Link is http://annetteshobbyrosettes.blogspot.com.au/)

The following photos of some recent DT projects which include Bookatrix Easel Cards and also Christmas Gift Box Easel Cards which I have a tutorial on my Blog if anyone is interested in trying this design.

Thank you for taking the time to read my short Bio and look forward to having you visit my Blog.






Our fabulous Design Team have not been idle either, here are some more of their gorgeous 'Christmas' projects.






Card by Helen










This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 21 December. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.