Saturday 28 June 2014

Top Picks - #58 CAS

Current challenge HERE.

What a fantastic turn out we had in our designer's choice CAS challenge! So many beautiful creations entered!  Here are our top picks:

Cinni used such a sweet image, her coloring is fabulous, and she created a colorful combination of circles/washi for her background!

 Kylie created such a cute, funny card. The sentiment is perfectly placed and the pop of red color is fabulous!  And of course, we are so happy to have a former DT member playing with us!

 We find Lydia’s center-placed focus image to be an eye-catching delight. Her creative use of paper for waves is so fun and she created such a clean look!

Congratulations to our winners!
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Saturday 21 June 2014

Challenge 59 - Blue with White or Cream

Hi everyone. Our new challenge is a colour combo - blue with white or cream. You can use any shade/s of blue with white or cream. You may also use black and realistic colours for hair ,skin or fur - but no other colours. 
Please welcome our wonderful guest designer: 

Hello everyone, it is Laura here from Scotland. I am honoured to be here as Guest Designer following my top 3 win for challenge 56. I am so humbled to be receiving any recognition for my designs as I am, what I class as a relative ‘neewbie’ in the world of card making. I bought my very first stamps just over a year and a half ago and my stamping was a disaster!! I fell foul to ink beading up on the stamps and thought it was just my lack of skill causing the problem. Luckily, 6 months later an eraser saved me and made my stamps all fully functioning. Since then I have never looked back. Over the course of the year, my style has dramatically changed. I started off with throwing everything possible on to a card and now I am opting more for a CAS feel – although I am a HUGE fan of sequins and crystals and usually include them somewhere on my design.
I must say I was slightly worried when I was told the theme for the new Inkspirational Card Challenge – blue with either cream or white. This was so ‘open’ but after the initial panic, I knew exactly the type of card I had to create – my first ‘shaker’ card. Carol who is on the design team here is a big fan of these cards and she inspired me to give it a try. I hope she is pleased with the end result!!! If you wish to see more of my work, please check out my blog

I try to post new work as often as I can, but aside from card making, I am also Mum to two boys, and Wife to my amazingly supportive Husband, which can keep me very busy at times.

Thank you all for inviting me as guest designer and I hope my card provides a little inspiration for you all. Good luck everyone.
Here's what Laura made: 

Here is some inspiration from our design team:

Saturday 14 June 2014

Top Picks #57 - Bloom

Current challenge HERE.

Wow... the entries for our "Bloom" challenge were absolutely GORGEOUS! You all know exactly how to work with flowers and it was fun to see a few other creative interpretations of the word!  It was very difficult to choose, but here are our top picks:

We loved Greta’s clever design and beautiful flowers! The interesting placement of the sentiment with the die cut window is wonderful.

We liked Sandie’s unique technique and her use of the shimmer and pearls created great natural-looking flowers.

We loved Hannelie’s use of stenciling and inking. She created a stunning CAS look with a gorgeous flower!

Congratulations to our winners!
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Saturday 7 June 2014

Challenge 58 - Designer's Choice - Clean and Simple

Our challenge for you today is from one of our design team members Sandie. The challenge is to create a Clean and Simple project. (CAS) 

CAS cards have lots of empty space and minimal embellishment. Even if it's not your usual style, why not give it a go? 

We are delighted to have with us a fantastic guest designer , Sue from Sue's Card and Craft . Please visit her blog and see her work. 
Here's what Sue did: 

Here is some inspiration from our design team:

We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer. 

We're sorry that we can't comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment  (eg Splitcoast Stampers). When we can view your card, however we will still consider it for our top picks.