Monday, 27 June 2016

Summer Time Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our 'Summer Time' mid challenge reminder.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers Jane, Cicci and Marlene recently won our 'Monochrome' Challenge, they are three very skilled crafters and, I am sure you will agree, that their work is worthy of visit to their blogs to see more.

Jane


   Hi I am Jane from 'Jane's Journal'. I have been a make and do girl since I could hold a pencil. As well as a avid paper crafter I am also a silversmith, jewellery maker and cake decorator.  Recently, I have had fun exploring mixed media.  I also love gardening.  

I recently retired from the NHS after 34 years as a physiotherapist. Now I  have more time to craft and see more of my darling granddaughter. 

Thanks to Crafty Boots for inviting me to guest design today, it's been a pleasure.  You can see the design process for this card over at my blog today , do pop on over, a warm welcome awaits you there.



This is the second time I have the honor to be a guest at Crafty Boots, I Really enjoy it :0).  I'm a happy guitar playing Crafter that loves to colour!!  I live in Sweden with my family.  

I have always loved to colour and drawing but I took a long break when the kids were little.  Then I found the wonderful Copic Markers about 2 years ago and I started colouring again after 15 years!!!!  So much fun and good for the soul I think :0).  I am a DT Member at TTCRD (The Magazine for the Crafty One) - owner Cara Malmrose.  I'm also a DT Member at Scrappers Delights/ Image by Janice and I love being a DT member at Lovely Ladies

Hugs To You all
Cicci





Hi, I'm Marlene from 'Cards Made by Marlene'.  I started making cards in January 2011.   I found cardmaking to be very relaxing and since then I have become addicted, if that is the right word, to making them.



A always, our Design Team ladies have been busy making some additional projects just in case you need a few more ideas.

Card by Dionne


Card by Lisette








This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 3 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer Time

According to my calendar it is summer, however, I am not totally convinced.  We have so much rain recently there are rumours that the man next door is building and ark.  OK, yes there has been the occasional nice day but the past few evenings I have been tempted to put the heating on.  Hopefully beach weather is just around the corner and we can all start planning our holiday's.

We have a new challenge starting today and it is just what we need to remind us of things to come.  For the next two weeks we want to see your 'Summer Time' projects.  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 give you an idea of the sort of thing we had in mind.

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, 3 July. 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, 13 June 2016

Masculine Cards Mid Challenge Reminder

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

As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer. Jana and Cicci won our recent 'Use a Sentiment' challenge. If you should like to see more of their amazing work you should take a look their blogs - Jane's Creative Garden and Cicci vid Pennan.


Hi...my name is Jana, 42 year old and I live with my family in a small country – Slovenia. I am married to a graphic designer and we have three beautiful children: son Andraz (16), daughter Katarina (13) and son Matija (9). We love nature...mountains, sea, forest and animals. And I love gardening. My favorite things are to create exploding boxes, gift boxes, books cards, accordion cards... I love making cards with lots of layers and embellishments. On the cards is specialty the pocket with flower seeds. I started blogging in January 2014.

My blogspot Janinustvarjalnivrt.blogspot.com (Janin ustvarjalni vrt – Jane's Creative Garden) is my virtual happy place to share some paper projects. This is my hobby and I love playing with paper, dies, inks, stamps...

Thank you so much to Crafty Boots team for inviting me to spend the day with them. I am so happy and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists.

With love, Jana




I'm a happy guitar playing Crafter that loves to colour!!  I live in Sweden with my family I have always loved to colour and drawing... but I had a long break when the kids were little but then I found the wonderful Copic Markers about 2 years ago and then I started to colour a little again - after 15 years!!!!  So much fun and so good for the soul I think :0)

I am a DT-Member at TTCRD (The Magazine for the Crafty one) Owner Cara Malmrose and I'm also a DT-Member at Scrappers Image by Janice - I love to be a DT-member at these Lovely Ladies.

Thank you all at lovely Crafty Boots and hope you see you again.



A always, our Design Team ladies have been busy making some additional projects just in case you need a few more ideas.













Card by Lisette



This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 19 June. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Masculine Cards

It is time for a new challenge here at Crafty Boots Challenges.  In many parts of the world it is Father's Day later this month.  However, it is not Father's Day everywhere and we know that our followers are from all around the globe, so instead of calling this challenge Father's Day Cards, we have called it 'Masculine Cards'.

This way we can also include male family birthday cards, anniversary cards for our husbands, get well cards for a poorly little boy etc.  Just as long as they are for a man or boy and it is a card.

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

Card by Chris




Card 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, 19 June. 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, 30 May 2016

Butterflies and Bees Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our 'Butterflies and Bees' mid challenge reminder.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as Guest Designers. Maxine and Carol recently won our 'Spring is in the Air' challenge, as you can see, they are very talented designers and if you would like to see more of their work you should check out their blogs - Kiwine's Kreations and Crafty-Stamper.

Maxine

I am a grandmother who has been crafting in some fashion or another for as long as I can remember, my first attempts were to sew 'pictures' with wool on my dolls blankets.... that has progressed through to crochet, sewing, knitting, embroidery, bobbin lace making, and latterly card making.  I live in small town New Zealand, and have the privilege of having my family living nearby, which also means that we see a lot of our grandchildren - my grand daughter in particular is very interested in crafts and my card making!   

It has been a joy to guest DT and create this card for the Crafty Boots Challenge.


Carol

Hi, I am Carol and have been crafting quite for many years knitting, crotchet, cake making and decorating and now card making. I started stamping but as I am now on some Design Teams and digis are my passion. I have just recently started experimenting with dies and embossing folders. I am delighted to have been chosen to a Guest designer with Crafty Boots challenges.


Our fabulous Design Team have also been busy ......















This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 5 June. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Butterflies and Bees Challenge

We have a brand new Crafty Boots Challenge starting today.  The summer will soon be here and already you can see flowers everywhere, with butterflies and bees flitting from one to the other.  To welcome the return of these important little workers we have dedicated this challenge to the butterflies and bees and for the next two weeks we should like to see your projects featuring 'Butterflies and/or Bees'.

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.

Our fabulous Design Team have been busy making projects to inspire you:

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, 5 June. 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.