Tuesday 30 April 2013

April and a fab new challenge

Well what can I say - we have all been blown away by the fantastic entries to last months challenge.
You really are a very very talented lot - we had so much fun looking at all the inspiration and wonderful designs that you all created - well done to all of you!

Onto this months challenge - and this month our theme is ' Let's Celebrate'..... we would like to see your projects on the theme, remember you can enter any form of crafting to the challenge but please only enter once (the rules are over on the side bar)...... we love to see you thinking outside the box too!

This month we are sponsored by the very talented Crafty Sentiments Designs.
The Design Team have been lucky enough to have been working with digis from Crafty Sentiments Designs, so do pop back over the month to see what they have created to inspire you. This post will remain at the top of the page so that it is easy for you to find, Design Team inspiration posts will be under this post, just scroll down to see them.

The prize this month will be either 3 digis or 1 stamp...... the winner will get to decide....
So what are you waiting for....... get creating your 'Let's Celebrate' projects....... and make sure you come and link to your blog post here so that we can pop on over and visit you.

Here is my card to start of the inspiration

I loved working with this image - she is sooooo cute.
I'm celebrating Spring and birthdays with my card.... what will you be celebrating?

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday 27 April 2013

Perfect in Pastels...

Perfect in Pastels by Neil Burley
I chose the fantastic 'Bundles of Hearts' digistamp from , our sponsors this month for the 'Let's Celebrate' theme.

I had a go at being a bit different, and decided to try and make the equivalent of an embossing folder to build up the image into an embossed one - it worked to a degree, but no where near good enough to run with, and then I ran out of time.

So I got out the PanPastels to colour in Benson Bear, adding shading and filling in the small areas with Derwent soft pastel pencils. I blended those in with a paper stump, which was also quite handy for moving the pastel off the laser-printed black areas. Any pastels running over edges were gently rubbed back with an eraser. I used a spray fixative to seal everything before assembling the card. The sentiment is a peel off, and the coloured card from Bazzill. I love the texture that the pastels give to the fur :)

And once I've mastered the art of converting a digistamp to an embossed image, I'll let you know!

Friday 26 April 2013

April challenge - Let's Celebrate

Hello everyone! It's Ria here today.

This month's challenge theme, Let's Celebrate can come in any form, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation or a celebration of life itself.

In my card today, I used a digi image from the Crafty Sentiments Designs, isn't she adorable :)
I love her sweet, innocent smile, just like my sweet little girl KC.

I consider this card as a celebration of life, just fit fit the sentiment I also used here "You're my sunshine'. I colored her with Promarkers and added some buttons for additional texture.

There's still time to play along in this month's challenge so go ahead and create something to celebrate.

Have a great day!

Thursday 25 April 2013


Hello all you crafting lovelies hope you are all enjoying this months challenge...
It`s been lovely looking through all your entries & for those of you that haven`t yet entered, 
you still have time to get creating. 
This is my card this month & i`ve used this fab digi (by our lovely sponsor) 
I`ve chosen the theme of an Anniversary as my celebration
& have done an over-load of hearts
for more info on my card pop across & visit my blog
i would love to see you xxx

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Hi everyone  Sylvia here, i hope you are all having a lovely day,
I made this card to celebrate all the wonderful friendships i've made on Facebook
This is my DT card for the crafting cafe.
The theme this month is Let's Celebrate.
I've enjoyed using this lovely digi from

Items used.
Lilac cardstock.
Green cardstock.
Flower die. ProvoCraft.
Friends forever. ProvoCraft.
I paper pieced the clothes with paper from my stash.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Let's Celebrate - It's Party Time

Hi all, have you joined in our Let's Celebrate challenge yet?
You can celebrate any little thing you like!
Here is my card for your inspiration

I used a sponsor image called
to make a Happy Birthday Easel Card!
You can read more about my card here
Don't forget to play along this month we love visiting your blogs
to see what you've been up to!

Friday 19 April 2013

Let's Celebrate Day 19

Hi Everyone
Mags here with my share for the current Let's Celebrate challenge here at The Crafting Cafe.
The design team have all used images from our generous sponsor for this month, Crafty Sentiments.

Really enjoyed making this card.  Went for my favourite colour of purple and lots of distressing.

You 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 on my card just pop by my blog.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Day 17

Hello Everyone! Claire H here, which means it's Day 17 of our new challenge - Let's Celebrate. This month we are being sponsored by the lovely Crafty Sentiments Designs, and my image is called Poppy and Henry! They are just so sweet, so much in love...
You can find details of how I made my card and what I used on my blog, which can be found here.
We look forward to seeing your amazing entries, and you have until the end of the month to enter! Please pop back again soon to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with - so many different designs but all so unique!
Thank you for stopping by!
Love and light
Claire H xx

Monday 15 April 2013

Let's Celebrate

Hi All,

It's the 15th of the month so it's my turn (Claire S) to share my project with you for this month's challenge.  The theme this month is 'Let's Celebrate' and we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs so here is my card using the Toby In A Pot digi stamp from our sponsor:

I hope you like my card, for details of how I made it please pop on over to my blog here

  I hope you will join in with the challenge this month - there are some prizes up for grabs for the winner from Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Claire x

Saturday 13 April 2013

Hoppy Baaday!

When I started making my April project, the sun was shining, and a warm breeze was making the first daffodils in my garden nod their pretty heads.  Full of the joys of spring, I made a card to celebrate the passing of winter.  As I shiver indoors with the rain lashing against my window, I think I may have been a bit premature!  Perhaps if I stare at my card long enough, I'll feel warm again?!

Well, here's my card, I hope you like it.  This month's challenge is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs, and I chose their gorgeous Toby In Pot digital stamp for my project, as I loved the fresh spring feel of it.  For details of the other products I used, and some handy tips, please see my blog, here.

Hoppy crafting everyone!

Amanda x

Thursday 11 April 2013

Let's Celebrate!

Good Morning

Hope you are all having a great April and enjoying our challenge for this month.

The image I used for this months challenge, sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs, in Poppy and Henry, little bears in love :o)

This is the card I made:

See hwat I mean about the little bears in love. It could be used for a Golden or Ruby anniversary really, as both colours are their.

If you would like more details of how I made the card please pop over to my blog here.

Have fun creating for this month's challenge :o)

Love n kisses


Tuesday 9 April 2013

Celebration Challenge #3 - Day 9

Day 9 is here and Michelle is ready to cheer "It's time to Celebrate at The Crafting Cafe".  There are so many reasons to celebrate and we want to see yours!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments Designs.

This sweet little digi is Lilly.  I had fun coloring her with my Copic markers to match the bright papers from the Surprise! Collection by Bo Bunny. I added some glossy accents to the flowers for some dimension, strung up some red and yellow ribbon and for some fun, pom poms.

The sentiment, both outside and inside is from Paper Smooches.

Now it's your turn to link up your "Let's Celebrate" creation!

Sunday 7 April 2013

Marleen DT

Hi everyone

Its my turn to show you what I've made for this month challenge.
I LOVE this image I got to use.
Here is what Ive made:

For this card Ive used the "Spots & Stripes" paper pack from Docrafts.
All I added was the twine and the wee button in the greeting.

I hope you like what I've made and Thank you for any comments.

Saturday 6 April 2013

March Challenge Winners

Hiya lovelies, Lindsay here to announce the winners for the March challenge, wow what fabulous entries you all made, the design team have really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations and we would like to thank you all for joining in. 

So without further ado, the winners of the March challenge are...................

 The winner of the digi's from Delicious Doodles  is ............ No.9 Shellshearer 

Please grab your badge for you blog and email us on Craftingcafe@gmail.com to claim your prize.

In no particular order, our top 3 are......

No.24 Lalkygirl 
No.56 Anniebee
No.68 Krafty Karen

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

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Challenge 3- Lets Celebrate - By Lindsay

Hello lovelies, Lindsay here to share with you  my Let's Celebrate Card.

This month we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments  who have provided us with some gorgeous Digi's to work with and this month our theme is Let's Celebrate, so here is what I have made.

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