28 August 2013

Challenge #237 Use a Number

Hello everyone, Anna here, hope you' ve had a fabulous week and made lots of fab creations.
I would like to thank you for entering our 'Shabby Chic' challenge. We really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful projects.

The winner is (drumroll)
no. 11 Kaija!
with this stunning Shabby Chic project
Please contact Jaime to claim your prize.

Our today's challenge is about counting. Those of you who don't like math (like me) - don't worry! All you have to do is
That's right. Just use a number somewhere in your creation.

We have a really cool prize. Our sponsor
is offering this supercute stamp
I really wish I could have it, it is adorable.

Our team prepared some inspiration for you, please sit comfortable and enjoy.


So have fun with numbers and show us your crafty creations!

21 August 2013

Challenge #236- Shabby Chic

We are back once again with a new winner and challenge for you all.  Let's start with the winner of last week's challenge, Make Two. selected #26!

Congrats MAGS!

Mags has won from StampFairy, Please contact Jaime for info on your prize.

Now on to this week's sponsor and challenge.

We are joined once again by Lily of the Valley this week.  
They are offering a gift voucher for this week's challenge winner.

So What is Shabby Chic exactly...
As per wikipedia ... Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as "distressing" the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added.

Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens. Pure whites, as well as ecrus and worn or bleached out pastel colors are favorites. Fabric is often stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric. Bleached and faded are terms often applied to the style. Vintage floral patterns with pastel colors, cotton ticking patterns, or linen in earth tones, are all typical of shabby chic style.

So lets see what the DT's Shabby Chic Style is...
Wedding Couple Image from LOTV.

Glamorous Gardening Image from LOTV.

Recipe Sentiment images from LOTV.

Fairy Friends image from LOTV.

Using Baby Christening from LOTV

Let's us see your Shabby Chic by linking below...

14 August 2013

Challenge #235: Make Two

It's Wednesday and that means a new Challenge here at Crafty Creations Challenges. I'm Heather, one of the newest DT members, and I'm super excited to be hosting this week's Challenge.
Before we get to the new challenge, let's find out who won last week's Challenge #234: Add Texture.  I'm so glad I didn't have to pick the weekly winner, because I couldn't even pick a Top 3.  I enjoyed the variety of "textures" everyone used.
The winner, chosen by Mr. Random, is

 #53 is Sari -- and here's a picture of her entry:
Congratulations Sari -- you have won digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps. Please contact Jaime for details on how to redeem your prize.
Now, onto this week's exciting Challenge. The theme is:
Make Two
Yes, we'll all be seeing double this week:  two cards, two tags, two scrapbook pages, two gift bags, two pieces of jewelry, etc . . . any type of craft is acceptable, as long as you "Make Two" (they don't have to be identifcal, but they should have either the same style, colors, papers, images or pattern).
Our wonderful Sponsor this week is:
They have digital stamps for every occasion.  Here's a little information about Stamp Fairy.

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5, 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You'll find adorable teddie bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical creatures. Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy's wonderful images. We hope Stamp Fairy's images inspire YOUR creativity."

Stamp Fairy is offering one randomly drawn winner a $10 Gift Certificate to their on-line store.

The Crafty Creations Design Team members have some fabulous inspiration for you this week. But first, I'd like to welcome 2 Guest Designers from Stamp Fairy's Design Team.

Chrissy used Barry Winter 3

And some inspiration from our own Design Team Members.

Lindsey used Lenny Ice Cream 1

Heather used Lenny Ice Cream 1
Marlene used Freebie images Bunny 2 and Bunny 1

Meighan used Freebie images Mimi Hearts and Barry Best Friends

Remember . . .
 ~Any craft is accepted (cards, jewelry, scrapbook pages, etc).
~Please link directly to your creation, not just your blog, by August 20;
2 entries max.
~Include a link in your post back to us: Crafty Creations Challenges.

Check back Wednesday, August 21, to find out who was randomly selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate from Stamp Fairy.

Thank you for joining us this week and keep crafting.

Crafty Creations Challenges #235:  

07 August 2013

Challenge #234--Texture

Thanks for stopping by.  We always love seeing what you create and appreciate the time you spend with us.  We hope you get to find some time to play along with us this week, but first we need to announce the winner our last challenge.  Congratulations Melissa! 
Please contact Jaime to redeem your prize.
This week we have a new challenge and a new sponsor.  This week it is all about
adding texture
to your creation, but more about that in a minute.
Bugaboo Digi Stamps is graciously sponsoring this week's challenge.  If you have never visited their store, please pop on over. 
There are all different kinds of ways to add texture to your creations and here is what the design team has created to help inspire.
"Let it Snow"
You can get this image here.  It is part of super cute set.
If you like this image, you can get it here.
If you like this image, you can get it here.
You can get this image here.
If you like this image, you can get it here.
As always, thanks for stopping by and joining us here at Crafty Creations.