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.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Father's Day / For the Man in Your Life

Welcome back, we have a  new challenge starting today.  The date of Father's Day around the world can vary country to country but in the UK it falls on 21 June this year.  Therefore, our theme for the next two weeks is 'Father's Day' or, if you prefer, something for the man in your life.  Your project can be a card, an altered box. a handmade gift, an album, in fact anything you like just as long as it has a masculine theme.

Here are a few inspirational ideas from our very talented 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 noon on Sunday, 21 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, 1 June 2015

Sketch Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to the Crafty Boots Challenges mid challenge reminder. The current challenge is a sketch challenge..


There are one or two additional rules for a sketch challenge:
  • you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.  
  • do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.  
  • 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 the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.
Three lucky winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as

Guest Designers. Catherine and Tone were winners of our recent 'Easter' Challenge.

Catherine

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 challenge theme:


Tone

Hi.  My name is Tone K. Jensen and I live in Norway under 20 minutes drive north of the capital Oslo. I am 46 years old live with my husband and son (15 years old). I also have a stepdaughter (soon 30 years old).

I've always taken pictures and put them in albums, but I have been scrapping since 2004. The last two or three years I have also started making cards and I have relatively recently start with Project Life (PL) pages.  I guess I am one of few that scrap everything and chronologically.  But I love it, although I have only come to 2007 J (With PL everything goes much faster though).  Scrapping is my way to retrieve energy and relax.  I do not know if I have any special style and if I have I do not quite know what category it falls under. I'm very fond of using stencil and mist and make LO with layers.  Otherwise I use far too much time surfing around in the blogworld, but that's where I get inspiration.


Our lovely Design Team have also come up with some ideas to inspire you.









This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 7 June. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to another wonderful challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.  This time the lovely and very talented Chris is our hostess and she has chosen a sketch challenge.


There are one or two additional rules for our sketch challenge:
  • you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.  
  • do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.  
  • 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 the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.
Here are a few ideas from our fabulous 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, 7 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.