25 November 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #43 Cracked glass effect

Thanks everyone who joined in our awesome challenge last week! We love to see all your wonderful projects. We're looking forward to seeing what you create this week.
Our new challenge is a Christmas theme, with bonus points to those using the cracked glass technique on your card layout or project.
You can see a cracked glass tutorial HERE.

Regina Easter from
the Cutting Cafe is our sponsor this week. The winner will get to choose any 3 of her printables from her shop. How generous is she!! The DT was given the Christmas Bulb set to play with .

here's the awesome creations made by the DT
This is our last week with Teri as our Guest Designer, what a great job she has done
creating lots of inspirational projects.

Teri - GDT

We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Be sure and leave us a link with Mister Linky below, and if you are uploading to SCS please include keyword CCCW42

Winner Challenge #42 - Metal

What can I say - what alot of fabulous entries for the Metal challenge - some really great ideas!
Thanks to everyone that entered last week, we all enjoyed visiting your fab projects.
Our random generator has chosen


If you pop by Doodles by Hope Jacare and pick an image - I will also
sort out your sparkly metallic winnings and pop them in the post.
Please e-mail your address to myself(Claire) at

18 November 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge#42 - metal or metallic finnishes

Thanks to all of you that joined us with last weeks challenge and we are looking forward to seeing what you all create this week, our new challenge is
Metal/Metallic finnishes
ideal for all the Christmas card piles we are trying to create!
I am sponsoring this weeks challenge and the winner will recieve their choice of any image from
my digi shop - Doodles by Hope Jacare
and also a few goodies that I enjoy working with - some charms, a Sakura metallic pen and a few surprises
(I do like a surprise).

What have the DT created this week? Pop by their blogs to see what they have been up to

We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Be sure and leave us a link with Mister Linky below, and if you are uploading to SCS please include keyword CCCW42

Winner Challenge #41

Thanks to everyone who entered our Snow challenge - what an amazing array of wonderful projects, I enjoyed visiting them all. Thanks also to our sponsor
Fresh Brewed Designs

Our random generator has chosen....

With this fabby fluffy snow card

Please e-mail Jaime at with your choice of 3 images from
Fresh Brewed Designs and Jaime will sort out your prize.

12 November 2009

Winner #40

And the Random Pick was #7 Pattie. I am just hoping this card comes my way cause I love Gingerbread! Please contact me at and I will forward to Jenn for your prize.

Don't forget to check out Challenge #41 below.

11 November 2009

Challenge # 41

Welcome back to Crafty Creations Challenge Blog this week! We are so pleased to have you with us. This week we are looking ahead to some cold weather, and with cold weather in Minnesota comes. . . SNOW. I would like to see your snowy creations. From Snow creatures to lots of white, lets see what you can come up with and throw a snowcreation back at us.

This week we are happy to have Fresh Brewed back with us. Allowing us once again to use some beautiful images from the shop. Heather is also offering up a fabby prize again this week! The lucky winner getting to choose THREE images from Heather's shop! Be sure to stop by and see all of the Fresh Brewed images. The snowmen used on our cards are not yet released! Look for them this Friday in Heather's shop!!

Here is some DT inspiration. . .


November Guest Designer Teri







Remember to link your creation in Mr. Linky and if you are using SCS use CCCW41 as a keyword.

09 November 2009


Thank you to all of you kindhearted, caring stampers for sending your cards, and along with them, some hope and love for Jaimie!! The blog hop was a tremendous success! It was amazing to see the outpouring of love shown for this little girl and her father. Thank you !!

We have four winners: Here are the random numbers:

4 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

20 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

30 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

16 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Refer to the Blog Hop post to see what the donations from our design team are! Prizes were matched randomly to each winner.

#4 is Sem...who will receive Claire's donation. Contact:

#20 is Lynne...who will receive Deena's donation. Contact:

#30 is Tammy...who will receive Ann's donation. Contact:

#16 is Marina (Kaos)...who will receive Jaime's donation.Contact:

Thank you for spreading the love for Jaimie!!

See you back here on Wednesday for a NEW CHALLENGE!

The Crafty Creations Challenge Team

04 November 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #40: Use a Pull-Out Feature! Sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs

Thank you to alll who participated in last week's Give Thanks challenge. I must say that all of the creations were amazing!! Please check back in a bit to see who the lucky winner is!!

This week we would like to see you use a "pull out" feature. You can use tags, photos, or whatever you like!! Scroll down to see what the Design Team has created to inspire you!!

We are being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs this week. The owner of the store, Heather Dennis, was generous enough to supply each member of the Design Team an image to use for our cards!! Thank you so much! The lucky winner of this challenge will get to choose THREE images from Heather's shop! Be sure to stop by and see all of the Fresh Brewed images.

Thanks so much to Magda for being such a wonderful guest designer for the month of October!

Please welcome Teri as our new GD this month, we look forward to seeing all her creations over the next few weeks!
(Our November Guest Designer)

Please leave us a link with Mister Linky below, and if you are uploading to SCS use keyword: CCCW40, Thanks!

Winner Challenge #39 - Thanksgiving/Gratitude

Thanks everyone who entered our 'Thanksgiving/Gratitude' challenge. We all enjoyed visiting your great projects. Thanks also to our sponsor Raindrop Echo Designs! Our random number generator has chosen...

June Renee

Please contact Ann at to get more information about claiming your prize!

02 November 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us in this hop. If you've come from Kimmi Blakey's blog (Poppy Petal Designs) then you're on the right track.

Here's a little bit of information about why we're doing the hop:

"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and he
r 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her."

Please send your card to the address below:
Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

Members of the Crafty Creations team were so deeply touched by this story that we have decided to join in on the hop and offer some prizes up for those that create a card for Jaimie. If you're wondering what kind of card you should make, here's a little bit about Jaimie: "Jaimie is not really a girlie girl, but she does like hot pink and black. She likes outdoor activities such as biking, skateboarding, razor rip stick, snowboarding, and karate. As you may have read, she is a black belt in karate.

If you create a card for Jaimie and post a direct link to your creation in the comments section, you will be entered to win some prizes donated by some of the Crafty Creations design team members:


Here are the cards that the design team members have decided to send off to Jaimie:



Your next stop is Jennifer Scull's blog (Just Coffee Please... & Stamps, & Ribbons, & Paper). If you get lost, you will find all the links to the hop members on the Stamp Something...for Jaimie blog. The blog hop start today, at 10AM EST and runs until November 9, 10AM EST.

We hope you join us in this amazing cause and send Jaimie some hope.

Thank you,
Crafty Creations DT