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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Challenge #147 - Use and image

What fantastic Shabby Chic projects were entered in to our last challenge.  I love the muted colours and distressed papers and card.  I think it may be my favourite style to look at but I personally find it hard to do as I like my straight lines.  Funny what we like compared to what we do.  As usual the Winner and favourites will be announced next week.

Unfortunately, we have had 2 members of the DT step down, so we would like to wish Robin and Amy all the best and I would like to thank them both for their wonderful creations which I know will have given many people inspiration.

This week we have the wonderful Andreia from
Andreia Silva, that’s the name of the artist.  She’s Portuguese, to be more precise, born in Madeira Island, also known as the Atlantic pearl.  Land of great food, great weather and beautiful landscaping.
Since little been crazy over crayons and drawing, being one of the things that always were on her hobby list.
Being fascinated by stories, fantasy, mythology, princesses and all that,  marked her style, well that and manga/anime lol!  So fantasy art is her thing!
All she knows over drawing is what she had read on tutorials online and in one book or two she got from manga/anime how to draw.
Before putting some time into teaching herself on how to improve her skills, she used dolling (A form of digital art, in which you find a base somewhere online or make your own, take it into a paint program, then draw and shade clothes on it.)  as a way to express her creativity and drawing talent. She was known online as Orathty, the crazy doller over massive hairs and loads of folds, something that still proceeds with her on the drawing now. Is her style J
Andreia also loves photography, to make some manual arts such as a bit of decoupage and  books.

Theme: use and image

Amy using Lilly Snow White


Gina using In the meadow 


We can't wait to see what image you use for this challenge so follow the simple rules and leave your project with the link below.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE.
*YOU MAY COMBINE THIS CHALLENGE WITH ANY OTHER CHALLENGE.
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING.
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON.
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST.
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED.



PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Winner and Favourites Challenge 145

Thank you to all that entered our Black, White with a splash of colour challenge.  It was a pleasure, as always to see your wonderful projects.  We always love to see what you have created and we get as much inspiration from your work as I hope you do from our DT members projects.

 The winner for challenge 145 was chosen by random.org and below we have some favourites chosen by the DT.

Winner challenge 145

 #2 - Lynne NI

Congratulations Lynne, to claim your prize contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com, putting Winner Challenge #145 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

DT Favourites

#5 - Lucy Patrick

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 Congratulations, please take your DT Favourite badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride. 

 There is still time to enter our current challenge
Shabby Chic

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Challenge #146 - Shabby Chic

Great enteries for our black and white with a splash of colour.  The winner and favourites will be announced next weekend.  To make sure you don't miss it become a follower and your will receive all our posts.

This week we don't have a sponsor so the Design Team chose a favourite image and used that instead.  

There will be a prize of ribbons or stamps I haven't decided yet.  (It's been show week and I've been a little busy to sort anything).  Once sorted i'll post a picture.

THEME: Shabby Chic


Vickie using bits off her table

Amy using stash

Lynda using stash


To be in with a chance of winning the surprise prize, just follow our simple rules below and leave your project with than link at the bottom of the page.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE.
*YOU MAY COMBINE THIS CHALLENGE WITH ANY OTHER CHALLENGE.
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING.
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON.
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST.
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED

PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Winner and Favourite Challenge 144

Thank you to all that entered our Bright and Colourful challenge.  It was a pleasure as always to see your wonderful projects.  We always love to see what you have created and we get as much inspiration from your work as I hope you do from our DT members projects.

 The winner for challenge 144 was chosen by random.org and below we have some favourites chosen by the DT.

Winner challenge 144
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#30 - Victoria R
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Congratulations Victoria, to claim your prize contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com, putting Winner Challenge #144 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

DT Favourites


#11 - Lorraine A

#39 - Bettina

#31 - Laney

 Congratulations, please take your DT Favourite badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride. 

 There is still time to enter our current challenge
Black and white with a splash of colour

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Challenge #145 - Black, white with a splash of colour

So many Bright and Colourful projects, it was like looking through a rainbow looking at all the beautiful work.  We hope you get as much inspiration from our DT projects as we do from your wonderful ideas.

This week we have a regular sponsor Sarah from
Hello! My name is Sarah though I am commonly known by friends and online as Star. This derived back from the early days when I first began signing my artwork as Stargirl (and have ever since.)

Art has has a big influence on my life and who I am. Though I have dabbled in many styles and types discovering Japanese anime and it's art style is what renewed my vigor to draw. It helps that I'm also a complete geek ~ anime, Japanese culture, books, writing, fantasy, cartoons, music, musicals, etc.
I am not very crafty with paper scrapbooking or putting together beautiful cards and creations BUT when I discovered the world of digital stamping I was fascinated what others could do with the same art stamp. I have also been fond of inking pen drawings in my sketchbooks. I have focused a lot on my digital art and other freelance projects but digital stamps is that perfect niche for being creative and getting back to pen&ink drawings. I always look forward to see what creations others have turned my stamps into! 

We were generously given images to use and I think you can guess which ones were favourites of the DT.  








Now it is up to you to show us your splash of colour.  Will you choose one of the colours our DT chose or will you go will something else.  I always say my favourite colour is green but i seem to choose a lot of purple when I craft.

To be in with a chance of winner Star Stampz wonderful prize follow our simple rulesa and leave your wonderful projects with the link below.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE.
*YOU MAY COMBINE THIS CHALLENGE WITH ANY OTHER CHALLENGE.
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING.
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON.
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST.
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED

PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Winner and Favourites Challenge #143

Thank you to all that entered our Clean and Simple challenge.  I know lots of people find CaS difficult to do but our entrants excelled themselves and there will be alot of lucky people out there.

We always love to see what you have created and we get as much inspiration from your work as I hope you do from our DT members projects.

 The winner for challenge 143 was chosen by random.org and below we have some favourites chosen by the DT.

Winner challenge 143
#4 - Renata K

Congratulations Renata, to claim your prize contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com, putting Winner Challenge #143 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

DT Favourites

#12 - Cinni

#39 - Sharon

#28 - Birgit




 Congratulations, please take your DT Favourite badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride. 

 There is still time to enter our current challenge
Bright & Colourful


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Challenge #144 - Bright and Colourful

We got to see loads of clean and simple projects in our last challenge.  I think it's hard to see space on a card but we got some wonderful inspiration from your projects and I hope you got plenty from our fabulous DT.

We have Lizzy Love sponsoring this challenge from 
Theme: Bright & Colourful

We were generously given some images to use and here is our talented DT member projects for you to use as inspiration.









I think you'll agree with me that our DT has done some stunning work with these images and I hope you'll hop over to their pages and leave them some love.  To be in with a chance to win the prize just leave your Bright & Colourful creations with the link below.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE.
*YOU MAY COMBINE THIS CHALLENGE WITH ANY OTHER CHALLENGE.
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING.
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON.
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST.
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED

PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Winner and favourite Challenge 142

Thank you to all that entered our One for the Girls challenge.  There going to be a lot of lucky girls out there of all ages receiving your wonderful projects.  

We always love to see what you have created and we get as much inspiration from your work as I hope you do from our DT members projects.

 The winner for challenge 142 was chosen by random.org and below we have some favourites chosen by the DT.

Winner challenge 142

#4 - Erica
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Congratulations Erica, to claim your prize contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com, putting Winner Challenge #142 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

DT Favourites


#72 - Imke

#76 - Lucy Patrick

#61 - Alicia O

#21 - Cynthia O

 Congratulations, please take your DT Favourite badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride. 

 There is still time to enter our current challenge