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.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Queens, Princesses and Crowns Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we are already half way through our 'Queens. Princesses and Crowns' Challenge.

As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer.  Susan (aka Aunty Sue) and Maya won our recent 'Easter' challenge.  If you should like to see more of their amazing work you should take a look their blog, Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern and Maya - For the Love of Papercraft.














Hi my name is Susan Aka Aunty Sue and my blog is called Aunty Sue's Craft Caven.  I live in the North West of England with my Son and Shetland Sheepdog Buddy.

I have always done some sort of crafting and even made my Bridesmaids dresses.  However card making has been my main hobby for the last 10 years after retiring due to ill health.  I am on several design teams and not sure if I have a Style.  I think I tend to go with the mood I am in at the time.  I mainly use my Promarkers but have dabbled with pencils and Distressed inks.

I was delighted to have been asked to GDT for Crafty Boots Challenge.  Thank you for inviting me!

Hugs Aunty Sue



Hi Crafty Boots friends!  My name is Maya, and I live in Norway.  I have been making cards and other paper things since 2007.
I love to color images, it makes me relaxe, and it is such a joy!  For the most I make cards, but I also like to play in my Art Journal, and make layouts once in awhile.  It is an honour to be a Guest Designer here at Crafty Boots challenges!




A always, our Design Team ladies have been busy making projects to inspire you.





Card by Dionne








This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 22 May. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Queens, Princesses and Crowns

At last the sun is shining and the birds are singing and the trees are once again turning green.  It has been a long, strange winter and everyone has been making the most of the recent good weather.

The timing of the good weather could not have been better because there are a lot of events taking place all over the UK at the moment to celebrate the 90th birthday of our Queen.  Here are Crafty Boots we wanted to pay our own tribute to this amazing lady, so we have called this challenge 'Queens, Princesses and Crowns'.

The theme is pretty much self evident, we would like to see designs around images of Queens, Princesses or Crowns.  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, 22 May. 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, 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.