Thursday, 31 October 2013

Anything Goes + A DT Call

Today sees the 1st of October and a brand new challenge from us.
Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last month.
 It was amazing to see what you all created.
Lots and lots of wonderful altered art going on!
Thanks to those of you who expressed an interest in
 joining our Design Team too!
Our DT call is still live and will run until the 31st October.
We are a very friendly team who get to create with 
digis and themes every month. 
The term would be for 6 months initially and you are asked to create
 at least one project a month. Sound like fun?
All you need to do to be considered for the team is to create a project 
based on the theme for this month and then blog about it..... 
When you link your project up to the challenge,
simply add DT after your name to let us know you are interested.
If you don't want to join the DT, that's fine.... just link up as normal. 
We will still be popping by to leave some crafty love....
So the theme for you all this month is ........

'Anything Goes' 

So over to you, we want to see whatever you want to show us! 
Check out the rules in the side bar! 
Remember, no back linking and only one entry please 
(any second entries won't be counted towards the prize).

This month, we are being sponsored by the fabulous
 As you can see, one lucky winner this month gets 
a £5 voucher to spend in their shop.

Here is the project that I created using one of their digis...
I decided that this month I would make a door sign for my son's room.

 I love anything to do with cute dragons so this digi was just perfect for me!
We would love to see what you create and it would be lovely
 to have some more of  you talented people on our design team!
 Remember, when you link up to the challenge....
just add DT after your name.
Pop back soon to see the brilliant things that the design team have been 
getting up to help inspire you!
Happy Crafting

xx Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Team xx

Monday, 28 October 2013

Driving Dragon?!

'Driving Dragon' by Neil Burley

It's still 'anything goes' month here at the Crafting Cafe sponsored by the fabulous Stamping Dragon Designs - I've chosen the Rupert's Car digistamp for my card.

Since my ProMarkers are currently on loan to my young tutee, I've used my Fashion Design set of Tria Markers to colour in the digistamp. This has the benefit of a preselected palette of colours that work well together. I've added extra colour-on-colour to add the tartan stripes to the hat and the shading. I felt Rupert really needed scarf and goggles, but only the scarf made it :)

For the background I cut out a 4x4" square city map from an old road atlas, coated it twice with Picket Fence Distress Stain to lighten it before adding distress inks in red and brown round the edge - I can't tell you what colours exactly as they are what was left on the applicator foams from previous projects! The sentiment is from Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous Simple Sayings set, stamped in Versacolor Burgundy. Everything is mounted on distressed Foundations Card - Milk from Creative Expressions.

This is such a versatile image - I look forward to finding more uses for it in the future :)

Friday, 25 October 2013

Hi everyone, Sylvia here.
It's time to share my DT card with you.
I had so much fun creating this cute little card,
The image I have used is Bedtime Boy from our fabulous sponsor

As you can see, one lucky winner this month gets a £5 voucher to spend in their shop.
We would love to see your creations, so come & join us, we also have a DT call.
This is your chance to join our lovely friendly team.
Happy crafting x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Anything Goes - Dawn

Hi everyone, Dawn here with my DT card for the Anything Goes Challenge!
Our sponsor this month is Stamping Dragon Designs
I have used a sponsor image called Ruperts Car for my card
Click here to enter the challenge.
We are also running a DT call, just add DT after your name when you link up to the challenge
Click here to read more about my card!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Anything Goes by Mags

Hi Folks

Mags here to share a little inspiration for our current challenge of:
Anything Goes

Our sponsor this month is Stamping Dragon Designs.  The lovely image on my card is one of their fab images.

The image has been coloured in promarkers and mounted onto some kraft card.  The papers are from We R Memory Keepers and I got them as a freebie in a magazine many moons ago.  I added some ribbon across the centre, some card candi and some metal corners.  A sentiment finished the card.

You can find my blog here if you fancy popping over.

Thanks for popping by and you still have till the end of the month to enter the challenge.  We also have a DT call on at the moment so if you fancy joining a fun, friendly team just add DT after your name.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Anything Goes by Claire

Good Morning Everyone!

It's Claire here today to share some mid-month inspiration for our current challenge:

Anything Goes!

This month we are sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs - if you click HERE you will be taken to their shop to see all the great digi stamps on offer - also the challenge winner will get £5 to spend in the shop :)

So here is my project for this month:

To start I printed the Hoppy Frog Prince digi image from Stamping Dragon Designs onto nice smooth cardstock.  I coloured the frog with promarkers, I added some gold glamour dust to the stars on his crown to give him a bit of sparkle.
I added a wash of salty ocean distress ink underneath the frog to give him a watery place to sit on.
I mounted up the frog onto navy blue cardstock and finally added four little green gems to the corners before adding to my 6x6 card blank.

Thanks for visiting the challenge blog today, if you fancy visiting my personal blog you can find it here

Claire x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Anything Goes by Amanda

Happy soggy Sunday everyone!  Amanda here with some inspiration for October's Anything Goes challenge.  This month's sponsor is Stampin Dragon Designs, and I decided to think ahead for my project this month and chose their kissable froggy prince for a fun Valentine card.

Here it is, I hope you like it!  For more info, please visit my blog here.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Altered Art Challenge Winner & Top 3 + DT Call Reminder

Hi everyone, it's Dawn here with the Winner & Top 3 for last months 

Altered Art Challenge

thanks to everyone who entered and to those 
who expressesd their interest in joining 
The Crafting Cafe DT
A reminder that our DT call has been extended until the end of October,
as we decided that altered art is perhaps not everyones cup of tea.
This month's challenge theme is

Anything Goes

so that should make it a bit easier for you all!
Remember. no previous experience is necessary but you
do need to have an active blog. Simply add "DT" after your name when you 
link up your Anything Goes project!
Now on to the winner, as chosen by Mr
Drum roll please..........
 #21 Suman!
You are the lucky winner of our sponsor prize,
4 digital images from 
Regular Sponsor

To claim your prize, please email us at
Don't forget to collect your badge from below 
Winner's badge

Now on to the Top 3 chosen by the DT in no particular order:

Congratulations ladies you creations are all brilliant!

Please collect your badge from below & wear it with pride on your blogs!
Top 3 Badge

Happy Crafting,
xxDawn & The Crafting Cafe DTxx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Anything Goes & A DT Call - October Marlene

Marlene has made this card to inspire you!
She has used  a sponsor image from
Stamping Dragon Designs

This is Bedtime Boy isn't he cute with his little
teddy bear at the ready!

The prize on offer is a £5.00 voucher for their shop.

Click here to enter our Anything Goes challenge,