Tuesday, 30 April 2013

One for Mum Challenge

Our Mum's are very special to us, so lets create something special for them. It could be for Mothers Day which is coming up in the USA soon or for a birthday or perhaps a card just to say Thank You.

Our sponsor this week is Craftsite

who is offering this gorgeous Spellbinders Butterfly die to our winner.

One entry per person
Tell us how you have used your die cutting/embossing machine in your project.

Here are our design team projects -
I used Craft Concepts - Dandelion Whispers de-bossed with assorted inks
and alphabet dies from Memory Box for Mum.
I have used the Oval Shaped Nestabilities for the Sentiment
and the Cuttlebug Folder Scroll Work.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 Die
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die
Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Sm. Die
Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Winner Sentiments Only

Thank you to all who have joined us in the "Sentiments Only" challenge,
you have made so many beautiful projects!!

It was difficult for us but we found a winner!
Congratulations Brenda !!

Please contact Kerry  for your prize

And congratulations for the runners up as well!:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Colour challenge & Guest Designer!!

Hi everyone, we have a great and special challenge this week for you!

Not only is it a colour challenge
but we have a special guest designer for you!

It is Jennifer Stricker and we used to be in the same DT!
She is very talented and that is why we are so honoured that she is hosting
the Purple & Green challenge this week!

One entry per person
Tell us how you have used your die cutting/embossing machine in your project

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Individuals.

They have kindly donated these lovely unmounted stamp sets for our winner.

This is what Jennifer has made, isn't it gorgeous?
This is Jennifer's recipe:

Solid Paper: White-Solar White from Neenah
Pattern Paper: Echo Park
Ink: Purple, Green, Silver, Black-AMuse
Stamps: Jar, Lid, Saying-Papertrey Ink
Embossing Folder: Starry Night-Sizzix
Other: Sewing, Butchers Twine, MS Butterfly punch, 
Vintage Number Index Card, Vintage Crepe Paper and Paint Chips.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Victorian Border Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Sohpie's Heart Mini
Papertrey Ink Filigree Border Die
Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder

I've used  the Cuttlebug Just My Type border embossing folders and Sizzix Buttons die on my card plus I did some paper piecing using the Sew Stylish stamp set from Hero Arts.

I have used dies from My Creative Time

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Winner Climb Every Mountain challenge

Thank you for joining us in this double challenge!
Not only did we ask you to make a folded card
but we also asked you to use a beautiful flower!

And the one who did both so very well is Kimbo!
Congratulations, we love your card!!!!

Please contact Kerry for your prize!
And because we had a small group who joined our challenge we want to mention the runners up who also both used a cardfold ánd the flower!

So thank you:

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Sentiments Only Challenge

on our favourite day of the week and we are getting sentimental......
We know
We have made Cuttlebug Mania our dream and we are enjoying
every minute of it with all of you!
 And so that is why we have "Sentiments only" this week,
no images!

Only one entry per person
Tell us how you have used your die cutting/embossing machine
Good luck and have fun everyone!

This weeks sponsor is  

Lots of Buttons have given us a $25 gift voucher for the lucky winner.

These are the design team projects, aren't they gorgeous?
Funny enough we all have a birthday theme and we didn't even know!!


Cuttlebug Items Used:
Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die
Memory Box Small Felicity Frame Die
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Die
I've used the Happy Birthday embossing folder this week. Then embossed just the Happy part onto scraps of coloured card and stuck them on.


I have used two dies from My Creative Time and letter beads!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Winner April Showers Challenge

It was lovely to see some new names this week, so please keep spreading the word.
We had great submissions again this week, so it was really hard to choose but our April Shower winner is .....

We all loved the image and details on her card plus the sentiment was perfect.
Well done Pat, please contact Kerry to claim your prize.

Our Runners-up are ...
Just hilarious.
Gorgeous card and we love the umbrella charm too.


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Climb Every Mountain Challenge

Fun-fold cards are the theme for this week. Mountain, Valley, Side-Step, Easel - get the idea?
Or have you created something new, then please share it with us!!!
(There is someone who actually has started making an ABC for cardfolding! Isn't that clever!
So if you need to learn a technique, you have to check this blog!)

Our sponsor is A Passion for Stamps this week.
There are 4 free downloads of your choice for the winner!!

 One entry per person
Tell us how you used your Cuttlebug/or other machines on your project and what products you used.

Here are our gorgeous designer projects.

I have used a Center step card technique I found on You Tube

I've used the following on my card Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder,Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish and Nellie Snellen Corner.

Yes, it's a Christmas card but I thought this gorgeous image looked so Christmassy.
I've used Swiss Dots and Crafters Companion Christmas Sentiments embossing folders plus a scallop circle from Cart-US.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Winner Easter Challenge

Hope you all had a great Easter. We loved all your entries this week. There was a great mix of cards reflecting Easter, but our winner is...

Please contact Jannie to claim your prize.

  Our runners up are:


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

April Showers Challenge

I hope the weather has been better where you live. It just seems to have rained and rained in England, but this inspired us for our challenge this week - April Showers. It's up to you how you interpret our challenge.
One entry per person
Tell us how you used your Cuttlebug/or other machines on your project and what products you used.

This weeks prize is a £10 voucher from our sponsor - Every Crafts a Pound
for those living in the UK.
For the rest of the world we have a Surprise Prize.

Here are the projects from our design team.

I used the Sizzix Dottle embossing plate for my background and lots of paper piecing.


On my card I used a Cuttlebug Folder nameless to make it look like rain
Die from Go Kreate No 110056 Robin#1
Petite Umbrella die from Memory box
Alphabet die from My Creative Time
Hearts from Owl punch by Stampin' Up

I used lots of Spellbinders Decorative Labels dies and
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.