Monday, 2 May 2016

Monochrome - Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we are already half way through our 'Monochrome' Challenge.

As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer.  Tanvi won our recent 'Something for the Lady' challenge, her winning entry was fabulous, check out her work on her blog - Paper Fantasees.

Tanvi

Hello.................this is Tanvi a SAHM to two lovely girls - Tirthika & Navyaa. We live in Bangalore, India. Crafting has been a passion since childhood, thanks to my mom! Along this creative journey I have dabbled into several crafts & paper crafting is my current my addiction. I have an active blog since October 2012. I love new products & exploring techniques using them!


Here are a few more ideas from talented Design Team.

Card by Dionne












This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 8 May. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Monochrome Challenge

We have a brand new Crafty Boots Challenge starting today.  For the next two weeks we challenge you to produce your very best 'Monochrome' projects.

As you know, monochrome means one colour and we are looking forward to seeing lots of traditional black and white designs.  However, the Design Team have decided that your one colour, does not necessarily have to be white, black or grey and, in addition, you will not be penalized for using flesh tones ... but only on skin!

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, or an ATC, an inchie.  It is entirely up to you how you choose to interpret the theme, jut as long as you stick to the colour rules.

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

Card by Dionne


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, 8 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, 18 April 2016

Use a Sentiment - Mid Challenge Reminder

We are already half way through our 'Use a Sentiment' Challenge and we are back with a few more inspirational ideas from our lovely, lovely Design Team ladies.



Card by Lisette




Card by Lisette




As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 24 April. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 11 April 2016

Use a Sentiment

Today sees the start of a new Crafty Boots Challenge. We should like to see you 'Use a Sentiment' with your project.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary a sentiment is a thought, opinion, or idea based on a feeling about a situation, or a way of thinking about something.  However, most of us tend to think of a sentiment as being a statement or a wish, like 'Many Happy Returns', 'Happy Anniversary', 'Seasons Greetings', or 'Get Well Soon'.   It could be a stamp or a purchased sentiment or even one you have hand written or made on your computer.


Your project does not have to be a card, 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 include a sentiment.

Our Design Team have come up with a few ideas to share with you:

Card by Dionne


Card by Lisette



Card by Dionne


Card by Lisette


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, 24 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, 4 April 2016

Spring is in the Air - Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we are already half way through our 'Spring is in the Air' Challenge. Our fantastic followers have really been busy this past week, we have receive so many fabulous entries for this challenge .

As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer.  Pamellia and Janice (you may know her as JanR) won our recent 'Love is in the Air' challenge.  Both of these ladies are very well know in the world of crafting and we are so lucky to have them as Guest Designers for this challenge.

Pamellia

Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live on Lake Aquitaine in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian), and more recently, a family of adorable squirrels as well.

Thanks to my very creative and talented Mom, I have been crafting in some form or another since I was a little kid.  I've dabbled in a variety of crafts, and my true passion has always been card making.  I have recently discovered the world of mixed media and since getting back in touch with nature, I find I just can't stop myself from reaching for those crackle pastes and paints! I am always discovering new products and learning new techniques.  I find a great sense of satisfaction in working out a process from beginning to end, even the bumps in the road teach us about our art and ourselves! Be it a card or a Christmas decoration, there's no denying the sense of accomplishment a DIY project can bring you.

 

To find out how Pamellia made this card go to her blog 'My Little Craft Things'.


My name is Janice, JanR in Blogland. I live in Southwestern Ontario, and I have 3 kids.  In my spare time I like to make cards. And, that's pretty much all there is to me! :-)

Don't forget to check out Janice's blog 'Huh, So this is a Blog'


Here are some more ideas from our very lovely Design Team ladies.

Card by Dionne










This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 10 April. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Spring is in the Air

It may not feel like it but spring officially began a week ago on 20 March.  There are little tell tale signs of the return of the warmer weather and nature awakening, the hedgerows are full of nodding daffodils and, if you look closely, the trees are in bud.  The lambing season is well underway and birds can be seen gathering nesting material.  However, here in the UK it is still pretty cold, especially at night and this weekend there has been sunshine, wind, rain and hail.

However, in recognition of the changing seasons for the next two weeks our challenge theme is 'Spring is in the Air'.  We should like you to show us what spring means to you.  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.

Our Design Team have come up with a few ideas to show you what spring means to them.

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, 10 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.

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Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we are already half way through our 'Easter' Challenge. As always, we have had some gorgeous entries for this challenge and, as always, the Design Team are really enjoying seeing each and every one.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer.  Ina won our recent 'Ribbon and Lace' Challenge, as you can see Ina is a very talented card maker.  Pop over to her 'Vintage by Ina' blog to see more of her lovely work.


My name is Ina Twigt and I live in the Netherlands with my husband and my two daughters.  My other daughter is married and has one daughter.  I am a grandmother and it is very very nice.

I started out learning 3d decoupage, but now I also make scrapcards.  I started to colour with Faber Castell pencils and Distress markers.  I love this.

I'm proud to be a guest designer here to Crafty Boots.  Thank you for giving me the chance to show one of
my cards.



Here are some more ideas for Easter from our very lovely Design Team ladies.





Card by Dionne








Card by Dionne


This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 27 March.  Please click here to go directly to the challenge.