Sunday 31 March 2013

March - a new challenge.

Before I go any further, I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who stopped by our challenge blog last month and an even bigger thank you to those of you who entered in the challenge and played along with the design team.
It has been wonderful to look through all of your wonderful creations and see all the crafty things that you have been up to.... wow - you really are a very talented bunch.
Make sure you pop back later on to see who won last months challenge....

Our challenge this month is sponsored by the uber talented Teri over at Delicious Doodles,

The winner will get to chose 4 of her wonderful digis as their prize.
This month the theme is............. your favourite colour....
We would love to see you play along with us this month too.....
Have a quick read through the rules (see the side bar)...... and make sure you leave us a link so that we can pop on over and leave you some crafty love.

Please remember to keep popping back to see all the inspirational projects from the design team. They will be posting all throughout the month to help inspire you - let's get creative.

Saturday 30 March 2013

Delicious Doodles in Green and Blue

This month's topic is "Favourite colour" - well I just love greens and blues so for this post I've created a card with one of the lovely Delicious Doodles images.
To make the card shape:

Open a C6 card and fold both right hand side corners into the centre.  Open out and you should have a small triangle on the right centre section  - score from the point of the triangle the outside edge of the card and fold inwards.

 You can now create a stand-up card which will fold flat for posting.

Iv'e coloured my "Delicious Doodle" with water-colour pencils and added a feather and embellisments to finish.
The card itself was coloured using paint spread onto a tile.
I then stamped into the paint with stamps and other bits and pieces then I places cardstock on top. This gave me a swirly coloured pattern which I then stuck onto the card.

I look forward to seeing some of your lovely creations and please join in with the Challenge for your chance to win a lovely prize. Happy crafting.....

Friday 29 March 2013

Birthday card for Dad

Hi there everyone! Ria here today.

This month's challenge, use Your Favorite Colour in your creations. So since March is the birthday month for my dearest Dad, I used my favorite blue colour for Dad's birthday card.

I used the digi image Vintage Chevy from Delicious Doodles. I find it just perfect for a man's card isn't it? I colored the Chevy with Promarkers then used random papers on the background. Behind the image, I also used two strips of vellum with some diagonal scored lines for some added texture. I just love the subtle touch of texture without being too much.

I then added my bithday sentiment and the word 'dad' from my sticker stash.

So there you go. There's still time to play along the challenge so I hope to see your creations too.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Blue Hues in a Can

I decided my favourite colour this month is blue, and used the fabulous Floral Watering Can from this month's sponsor Delicious Doodles for my base image. I recently fell in love with Letraset AquaMarkers, bought the entire set, and played with them some more for this card.

I started by printing two copies of the image onto 90gsm watercolour paper using my laser B&W printer. I added AquaMarkers to the crosshatched areas of the design (as these will be the darkest) and dragged the colour across the rest of the space with a waterbrush pen. I added extra layers of colour where needed by allowing the first layers to dry before painting on colour picked up from a palette (draw on a plastic sheet with the AquaMarker). That's how I built up the mottled watercolour effect on the can and the shadow.

For added depth (not easily seen on the pic) I coloured in the second copy and cut out selected items, edged them in black and layered them decoupage stye onto the flowers. Try to choose things that aren't overlapped by anything else and you'll get the foreground elements perfectly.

Pens used:
   Can - Pebble Grey
   Flowers - Deep Sapphire/Storm Blue/Vintage Blue/Mediterranean
   Background - Pebble Grey/Frost Blue

Mounted on black card over Bazzil on 14x14cm 'linen' style card. The metallic strip at the bottom is by Letraset and helps ground the image.

Let me know if you'd like a more in-depth/video tutorial on using AquaMarkers. I think they're fab!

Monday 25 March 2013

Challenge 2 - Favourite Colours - Debbie

Hi all you talented crafters, what amazing creations you made for last months challenge, i loved looking at them all. This months challenge is favourite colour....Pink pink pink pink pink Ooops getting a little carried away lol. I love pink, so girlie, pretty & feminine. So as soon as i see this digi from our amazing sponsors delicious doodles i knew she would be pink.
I decided to make an easel card with 4 drawers underneath & i have used Hunkydory papers & pro markers to colour the her in. For more information on this project visit my blog at debs crafty creations. Thanks for stopping by and joining in, i love looking at all your makes & good luck xxxxx

Saturday 23 March 2013

Butterfly kisses

Hi everyone, Sylvia here thanks for stopping by.
I hope you'll join in our challenge this month

 Our sponsors are
The theme is "Your favourite colour"

Thursday 21 March 2013

Challenge #2 My Favourite Colour - Dawn

Good morning all you lovely bloggers! I hope you can play in our 
#2 My Favourite Colour Challenge!
Here's my creation for your inspiration!

 I used Steampunk Fairy from our kind sponsor

To read more about my card visit my blog

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Challenge 2 - Mags - Purple Delight

Hi Everyone
Mags here with my share for the March challenge here at The Crafting Cafe.  The design team have all used images from our generous sponsor Delicious Doodles.
Now the theme of this month's challenge is Use Your Favourite Colour.  I don't think it takes much working out that my favourite colour is purple lol.  

You still have until the end of the month to enter the challenge and there will be more inspiration from the design team during the rest of the month.

For more details of how I created my card just pop along to my blog.

Happy Crafting

Sunday 17 March 2013

Challenge 2 - Day 17

Hello Everyone! Claire H here with my take on the Challenge theme 'Favourite Colour'! Our lovely sponsor this month is Delicious Doodles, and my image is called 'Watering Can'. 
I have been rather broad in my take on Favourite Colour, as I love all the vintagey colours that you get, so that's what I used. I have created a tag, which I can either use to attach to a gift or on the front of a card, I haven't quite decided yet!
You can find out more on my blog, which can be found here!
Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget to enter the challenge!
Love and light
Claire xx

Friday 15 March 2013

Challenge No.2 - Favourite Colours

Hi All!

Claire here today with another DT card for you.  So the challenge for March is favourite colour and our fab sponsor this month is Delicious Doodles!!

So I could not settle on one favourite colour so I have cheated a little bit and used two - purple and yellow - I just think they always look lovely together, especially when used with flowers.

So here is the card I've made for this month's challenge:

I printed the watering can, from Delicious Doodles and coloured it using distress markers in scattered straw, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, dusty concord, pumice stone, peeled paint, forest moss and worn lipstick.  I coloured around the watering can using tumbled glass distress ink.  I then cut a square of white card, rounded the corners, cut the diamond shape using an Xcut die and embossed the card using a dots embossing folder.  I layered the watering can image onto a 6x6 kraft card blank then topped it off with the embossed panel mounted with foam pads.

I really hope you can join in with our challenge this month!

Thanks for stopping by today, Claire x

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Challenge 2 - Favourite Colours - by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here with my March project.  Today is my birthday, so I really ought to have made something with cake on it, or at least a balloon, but when I took a look at the Delicious Doodles site, I fell in love with the vintage chevy.  Not only did it give me a great opportunity to use some grungy Tim Holtz travel related papers that I bought a little while ago, but even better, it gave me an excuse to buy some more goodies!

Picking my favourite colour for this challenge was a bit tricky, as I can honestly say that there aren't any colours I don't love to craft with sometimes.  Purple is my favourite for lots things, but I thought our lovely Nikki probably had that one covered, so I thought I would do a project in one of my favourite colour combinations instead - blue and brown.  It's perhaps not an obvious combination, but then the earth and the sky do go quite well together!

Well, here's my project.  I hope you like it and I would love to know what you think - it's quite a departure from my normal style!  For more info about how I made it and what I used, please see my blog post here.

Monday 11 March 2013

My Favourite Colour!

Good Morning all!
I hope you are going to enjoy playing along with the Challenge this month.
My favourite colour is BLUE. I just love it and have to really restrain myself from decorating my whole house blue. My hall, bedroom and bathroom are all currently shades of this super-duper luscious colour!
Now for my card I have used Butterfly Bliss by Delicious Doodles (our sponsor this month) and this is my card:
It is mainly shades of blue with some black & white and just a touch of lemon. The blues are quite a bit more vibrant IRL, have to work on my camera skills I think and also take pictures when I'm not half asleep.

For more details on how I created my card please visit my blog here.
Now, if you haven't joined in already, we need you to added a card in your favourite colour. Remember you have a chance to win 4 digi stamps from our lovely sponsor Delicious Doodles :o)
Love n kisses

Saturday 9 March 2013

Day 9 of Challenge #2 at The Crafting Cafe

The theme for our March challenge at The Crafting Cafe is "Favorite Color".

Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles and the winner will win 4 digis from the very talented Teri!

You wouldn't think this is difficult but for me, I seem to have a few fave colors and deciding which one to pick drove me nuts!  Of course I picked PINK!

I created this tag in craft class I took at our local shop, Creative Accents.  We played with different techniques and different sprays and thought this one would work perfect with Steampunk Fairy by Delicious Doodles.

I colored her up with my Copic markers and added a bit of glitter with my Spica markers.  Then I went hunting in my craft stash and threw a bit of everything together, voila!  I'm quite surprised at myself as this style is completely out of my comfort zone, I hope you like it!

Thursday 7 March 2013

Marleen DT

Helloooo everyone...

Its my turn to share my post for this month Challenge.

Dont forget, we also have a Facebook  group where we have loads of fun and all share our crafting projects.
Do come and join us..

The theme for this month is:
"Favorite Colour"

I have many favorite colours, so when I sat down to make this card, I just let it flow. Let the markers take me where they wanted, if that makes sense lol..

And here is what I have made for this month Challenge:
Image is from our sponcer:

Im personally a huge fan of Delicious Doodles Design, but this is my first ever to play with.. sitting down to colour this image was a bit scary, cause its so beautiful and I didnt wanted to ruin it. But I stuck to the blonde hair, in which I have the most practice. I like the way it turned out.
I keep the rest of the card simple, as usual, to show of the beautiful image.

If you want to see more of my work, do come and join me over on my own blog as well.

And that is it from me for this time.
Thank you for stopping by, and for any comments left behind.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Challenge Winners

Wow oh wow!

Everyone of the Design Team here on the Crafting Cafe have been blown away by all the amazing entrants to our first ever challenge post.
What a truly amazing bunch of talented people you are!

THANK YOU! To you all for entering our challenge. We have had a wonderful month visiting all your wonderful blogs.

Now to the exciting bit for us.... the winners of last months challenge....
(Winners, please collect your blog badges from the side bar) xxx

The winner of our challenge last month is

No 78 - R Meyers
Please contact LEJ Designs here.... and let her know the 4 digis that you would like. 

In no particular order, our top 3 are......
No 39 - Karin
No 16 - Jackie Bowman
No 97 - Twisted Witch Lin

Thank you again to everyone who entered the challenge.
We hope you will join us again for some more crafting fun this month.

Happy crafting xxx

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Challenge 2 - Favourite colours - by Marlene

Hi Ladies,

Hey it' Marlene here. This is my card for March  Challenge, I have my Favourite colours.I have used LOTV papers, Delicious Doodles Digi called Fairy Fae. Martha Stewart border punch, Butterfll Dies which I won in Teresa from MY Crafty Heart Blog Candy. Prima Flower and Pearls and coloured with Promarkers and an ultrafine nib for the butterflies.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Challenge 2- Favorite Colours - By Lindsay

Hello lovelies, Lindsay here to share with you  my Favorite Colours make (although I am actually  no good at picking favorites so I have just selected a few of my favorite colours lol).

This month we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles  who have provided us with some gorgeous Digi's to work with and this month our theme is Favorite Colours.  The image I have used is the Steampunk fairy and I have coloured her in using Promarkers and layered her on to several different patterned papers from Kanban (either mechanica or odyssey paper packs I can't remember which). I have then just decorated with lace, charms and a little bit of chain.

Thank you for reading my post, I hope that you will all join  in with our challenge for this month and please feel  free to stop by my blog and say hi if you have the time.

Lindsay xx

Saturday 2 March 2013

My favourite colour

Well for anyone who knows me, they know there would only ever be one chance of one colour showing up here!
My favourite colour would have to be...... purple!
I love all things purple and when I saw the beautiful images that Delicious Doodles had given us to work with, I knew just what I wanted to do....
This is the card I made using the Butterfly Bliss digi,
 And here are a few close ups for you...

It would be great if you joined in with this months challenge.... we would love to see what you create - and remember, it's your favourite colour that we want to see you using.
Remember to leave us a link on the challenge post.
Happy craftin'
Nikki x