Monday, 20 April 2015

Red White or Blue Mid Challenge Reminder

It is time for the mid challenge reminder at Crafty Boots Challenges, where the theme of the current challenge is 'Red, White or Blue'.  Your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.  Just use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that.

Our Guest Designer today is Lisa, who was one of our recent winners, did just that.  Lisa chose to use all three colours in her beautiful design. Her work is amazing and you should check out her blog.

Lisa

My Photo  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.


Our fabulous Design Team has been busy too:









This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 26 April. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.




Monday, 13 April 2015

Red, White or Blue Challenge

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

The evenings are getting longer and lighter and. last week, we had some lovely days.  The Easter holiday's are over and most of the children in the UK are back to school today.  There is definitely a sense of change in the air.

It is all change at Crafty Boots Challenges this morning and we have a new 'Red, White or Blue' Challenge starting today, your projects can contain just one of the colours, all three colours or any combination of the three.  Just use red, white or blue somewhere in your project, it is as simple as that.  This Challenge was chosen by Design Team member Dionne and she is looking forward to seeing your take on this colourful challenge.

Here are some of the Design Team's amazing projects:

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, 26 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, 6 April 2015

Easter Mid Challenge Reminder

Happy Easter, we hope you are enjoying your long weekend. It's time for our Mid Challenge Reminder for our current challenge, which is 'Easter'.

We have a treat to share with you today. Anna and Andrea recently won our 'Hearts and Valentines' Challenge and have joined us today as a Guest Designers.


My name is Anna and my internet nick is Srebrnolistka (which means “Silver Leaf”).  I’m from Poland, where I live with my husband, two sons and two cats. Scrapbooking and card making are my passion and my family shares this with me. Scrapbooking really connects people and generations.  I love vintage and shabby chic, mixed media and many layers and embellishments in my cards and layouts.  I love trying new styles and techniques.  I’m happy and honoured to be a Guest Designer here at Crafty Boots Challenges.

This beautiful Easter card is n traditional colors and patterns of my Polish Highlands.


Andrea

I'm Andrea.  I've not been making cards or blogging for very long.   I got married in April 2013 and made all our wedding stationery because I thought the printed "stuff" was so expensive.   Exploring the crafting world whilst designing the invitations I found a fantastic amount of crafting materials and started experimenting.   Encouraged by the girls at work I started making cards properly and blogging in August 2014.  I use various colouring mediums and am always expending this whilst experimenting and trying new ideas/techniques.


The Crafty Boots Challenges Design Team have also been busy creating more Easter treats to inspire you:












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




Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter

Hello and welcome back to another Crafty Boots Challenge.  Our theme for the next two weeks is 'Easter'.

We had so many wonderful entries for our 'Spring' Challenge, and we know how much Easter inspires your creativeness., we can not wait to see your 'Easter' projects.  Little chick, cute lambs, fluffy bunnies, beautiful spring flowers and traditionally themed cards, these are just a few ideas to get you thinking.  Here is some more inspiration from our Design Team:











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, 12 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, 23 March 2015

Spring Mid Challenge Reminder

Spring has sprung,
The grass has riz,
I wonder where the birdies is?

Spring has finally arrived.  To be honest, it does not feel that much warmer yet but the daffodils and snowdrops are bobbing their heads in the gardens and hedgerows.  In addition, the birds seem to have gone into overdrive, singing their little hearts out in the early morning.

Our current challenge celebrates the arrival of spring.  We would love to see what you think of when you think of 'Spring'.  Last week you shared some amazing projects with us, we have been so impressed.  However, if you have not been playing along, there is still time to join in the fun.

Our talented Design Team have come up with some gorgeous inspirational pieces.










This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 29 March. Please click here to go directly to the current challenge.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Spring

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” 
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

In the UK the weather has been a little milder of late and although winter has not left us completely officially spring is almost here.  In just a few days it will be the first day of spring and, if Tolstoy is correct, we should be inspired by the warmer weather and things growing all around us.

We have a new challenge starting today.  We should like to see your projects inspired by 'Spring', by the celebration of the passing of winter and the coming of new life and all of those wonderful plans you are making for springtime.

Our very talented Design Team have been very busy and thoughts of spring have very clearly inspired them.

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, 29 March. 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, 9 March 2015

Anything but a Card Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to another Mid Challenge Reminder. The theme of the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Anything but a Card'.

Three lucky winner of this Challenge will be given the opportunityt to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Carol did just this when she won our recent 'Out with the Old and in with the New' Challenge.  Carol is a talented designer, but don't take our word for it, please make time to visit her blog and see for yourself.


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.



We have had some amazing projects linked up for this challenge already but just in case you are looking for a little bit of inspiration here are some more fabulous inspirational projects from our lovely and very talented Design Team.
This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 15 March. Please click here to go directly to the current challenge.