Monday, 27 July 2015

Christmas in July Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our mid challenge reminder. Our current challenge is 'Christmas in July'. We have had some fabulous entries for this challenge and the Design Team are really enjoying seeing them.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Marina and Lisa were winners of our recent 'Sketch' Challenge. As you can see, they are both very talented card makers, check out their blogs, you will be in for a treat.

Marina

My name’s Marina. I work full-time as a college teacher and I have a family, but in my free-time I love to make things. I try many different crafts, but my biggest hobby is playing with paper. I enjoy exploring all the many styles and materials out there, and love to enter challenges such as Crafty Boots. Thank you for having me as Guest Designer.


Lisa

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.


I am sure you will agree they are very worthy winners.  Our Design Team ladies have also been busy, they have made a few more Christmas cards  to help inspire you.










This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 2 August. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.



Monday, 20 July 2015

Christmas in July

Welcome back and we hope you are well?  It's time for a new challenge here at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the next two weeks the theme of our Challenge is 'Christmas in July'.

It is that opportunity to make a start on your Christmas cards and hand crafted gifts.  Each year most of us make the same promise to ourselves - 'This year I am not going to leave my Christmas cards and gifts to the last minute', this is the excuse you have been looking for to make that start.

I know that most of you will not be feeling very festive at the moment, especially if you leave in the South East of the UK, where we are having an exceptionally warm summer at the moment.  Just imagine that you live in Australia, which is exactly where several of our Design Team Members live, this is what Christmas is like for them most years.  So get out your stamps, dies, scissors, glue etc and show us your Christmas projects.

 Here are a few ideas dreamed up by our lovely Design Team:

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, 2 August. 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, 13 July 2015

Stars or Stripes Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our mid challenge reminder.  Our current challenge is 'Stars or Stripes'.  We have had some fabulous entries for this challenge and the Design Team are really enjoying seeing them.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Maya and Carol were winners of our recent 'Ribbon or Lace' Challenge.  As you can see, they are both very talented card makers, check out their blogs, you will be in for a treat.


My name is Maya, and I live in Norway. I began my paper crafting journey in 2007, and since then I have never looked back. This is the hobby of my life, I am in love with paper, images, rubber stamps, colors and embellishment. And I love that we learn new things all the time with our crafting.


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.


The talented ladies from the Crafty Boots Challenges Design team have also been busy making beautiful inspirational projects.

Card by Chris






This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 19 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.





Monday, 6 July 2015

Stars or Stripes

It's time for a new challenge here at Crafty Boots Challenges and, with a nod to all of our loyal American followers, who celebrated their Independence Day last weekend, our theme for the next two weeks is 'Stars or Stripes'.

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. 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:









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 noon on Sunday, 19 July. 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 June 2015

Black and White Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to the Crafty Boots Challenges mid challenge reminder. The theme of the current Challenge is 'Black and White'.  There have been some stunning entries so far and we are really enjoying seeing your creations.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Catherine and Amelia were winners of our recent 'Things with Wings' Challenge, they are both very talented card makers, check out their blogs, you will be in for a treat.


Hi, I'm Catherine aka Ammaris Art. I live in Poland with my husband and two children. I'm a very young blogger and card maker. I discovered card making about a year ago and I fell in love with it completely. My favourite style is vintage and shabby chic. I love rich embellishments, layers, die cuts, inks and handmade flowers. 

Today I'm happy and honored to be a Guest Designer at Crafty Boots Challenges and this is my take on the black and white challenge theme:


Amelia

My name is Amelia Breytenbach and I am so delighted to be guest designer for the Crafty Boots challenge blog! It is such an honour. I live with my husband and 7 cats in Pretoria, South Africa. I am a librarian at a residential university, but when I am at home I keep myself busy with card making. I have been paper crafting for about 16 years now. My style has developed over time, seeing all the beautiful cards from so many talented card makers. I would describe my style as a mixture of shabby, vintage and sometimes cute elements. I like experimenting with new crafting tools and products and using the older stash with new products is very challenging for me. I started my blog, "Stamped for the Occasion", in February 2010 and since then made so many friends around the world who share my passion. Thank you for asking me to join as a featured Guest Designer – your challenges always inspires me.


Of course, our lovely ladies in the Crafty Boots Challenges Design team have also been busy making beautiful inspirational projects.

Card by Chris










This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 5 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 22 June 2015

Black and White

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we have a new challenge starting today.

It is so hard to believe that yesterday saw the longest day of the year in the UK, from now on the days start to get shorter as we head back into winter and, before you know it, we shall all be talking about Christmas.
 
But, before that happens there are still plenty of crafting days, and for the next two weeks our theme is 'Black and White'.  We know how talented our followers are and we want you to draw on that amazing wealth of talent and produce your best black and white projects.

Our trusty Design Team have been hard at work making some stunning inspirational pieces for you.










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 noon on Sunday, 5 July. 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, 15 June 2015

Father's Day/For the Man in Your Life Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to the Crafty Boots Challenges mid challenge reminder. The theme of the current Challenge is 'Father's Day or Something for the Man in Your Life'. 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 Guest Designers.  Silji and Karen were winners of our recent 'Red, White or Blue Challenge'.

Silje










My name is Silje Kristin Aunan.  I am 27 years old and live in a city in northern Norway called for BodØ.  I started with paper crafting November 2013.  The first thing I made ​​was some simple Christmas cards and labels for my Christmas presents, after this I was totally hooked.  I am very fond of making paper projects in vintage or shabby chic style.  With many details as paper flowers, charms, buttons and chip boards.  What I like best is to create different boxes, 3D crafting, where I created my on tutorials.   The ideas I get everywhere I am.  It happens very often that I discover objects on the second-hand shop or flea market, and I decorate them in my own style .

Today I am designing for a Norwegian scrapbooking shop located here in the city I live in, TreL.no.  a challenge blog, NordSalten Hobbyclub  and Norwegian provider of scrapbooking equipment, Dies, stamps and pattern paper.  I hope you like the book I have decorated. masculine colors, nails and various gears, my recipe for making something masculine to someone you love.




Karen

My name is Karen and I am of the mindset that sparkles make everything better and my heart speaks clearest through artistic means. Paper crafting, baking, writing, and photography are constant sources of joy. Most of my work is for charitable purposes and it is an honor to use my crafty side to bless those in need. 



Our talented Design Team have also been busy and have a few more cards to hopefully inspire you.









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