Friday 31 May 2013

May Challenge goes live

Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog and
 for taking part in last months challenge.
We love seeing all the creativeness that you have been up to -
you really are a talented bunch, so a massive thank you
 for all your inspiration to us x

This month we are so lucky to have the wonderful 
Bugaboo Stamps

sponsoring us..... pop on over to their site to see
 the wonderful images that they have on offer
(and there are some fantastic freebies for you to use too!)...

The challenge theme for this month is

Lady Luck.........

So what does that mean?
Well we want to see your creativeness in however you see the theme
 and with whatever product you would like to use!
Lady luck!
Please have a look over the rules (you will see them over on the side bar)
to make sure that your project fits in with the challenge rules.

Here are a couple of cards from me to get the inspiration going,
remember the uber talented Design Team will be popping by here
every couple of days with some more projects to offer even more inspiration
(I've seen some of the projects coming your way - they are amazing!!!!).

Now over to you.....
We can't wait to see what you create this month for the challenge.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Monday 27 May 2013

Bon chance... Good luck... All the best...

'Good Luck Card' by Neil Burley

For the 'Lady Luck' theme this month I chose the 'Moving Car' digi stamp from the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsors. I think it's such a versatile image, whether for moving house, emigrating, marriage... perfect for wishing someone good luck.

For the background image, I used various colours of acrylic paint on my GelliArts plate, applying various masks and textures such as bubble wrap, and layering up the prints onto A5 copy paper. I then overprinted with white acrylic paint applied to Claudine Hellmuth's Dwelling foam stamps. Finally I stamped the outline clear stamp from the same series using Deep Purple Archival Ink (to make sure it stuck to the dry acrylic paint) and left everything to dry thoroughly.

For the digi stamp, I printed onto 160gsm card using a laser printer, resizing in Microsoft Word so that four images fitted onto an A4 page (i.e. each was A6 in size). I used Distress Reinkers as watercolour paints, applying them with a water brush. A bit of cutting and snipping later, mounting with double sided and foam pads and stamping with a sentiment from Tim Holtz's Simple Sayings, stamped in the same archival ink colour direct to the card.

Sunday 26 May 2013

Life is like riding a bicycle..

Hello everyone! It's Ria here today :)

I'm sharing a very adorable card today using a digi stamp from Bugaboo stamps. The image is called 'Bugaboo Brat - riding a bike'.
I colored him with Promarkers and added a cut design paper for the bike's flag. I added a small heart too with die cut cork. Minimal stamping is also used in my background's base card.
I really love the sentiment, just a perfect inspirational thought to live isn't it?

Until next time! Happy Sunday :)


Saturday 25 May 2013

Lady Luck - by Amanda

Hi everyone, it's my turn to share some lucky inspiration today, and I've made a card using the AKV Moving Car image from this month's lovely sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.  As the image is called "Moving Car", I thought it ought to be, well, moving :-)  I love kinetic cards, and penny sliders are a particular favourite, except that you have to incorporate the slot into your design.  With this card, I wanted the workings to be completely hidden and, after a bit of pencil chewing, this is what I came up with:

I hope you like it.  For more info about my card, and details of how it works, please take a look here.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Day 23 - Lady Luck

Hi everyone  Sylvia here, i hope you are all having a lovely day it's my turn to share my project. Our theme this month is Lady Luck and we are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo  Digi Stamps. I had so much fun using this fabulous digi why not follow the link and take a look there's a wide variety to choose from.




Tuesday 21 May 2013

Lady Luck - Dawn

Good Morning All!
Have you entered our latest challenge yet???
The theme for this month is
Here's my card for your inspiration.

I have used a sponsor image from Bugaboo
To make  little A6 card.
Read more about my card here

Sunday 19 May 2013

Lady Luck Challenge

Hi Everyone, Mags here.  Hope you are all well.

It's my day to show you my inspiration make for the current challenge.  I have used this great image from Bugaboo Stamps.

For more details of my card just pop by my blog here.  

Hope you like it and get those creations rolling in.  You have till the end of the month to take part.


Friday 17 May 2013

Day 17 - Lady Luck!

Hi Everyone! Day 17 of this month's challenge, which means it's my turn - Claire H!! This month we are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps! Our theme is 'Lady Luck', which you can interpret any way you like!
I have made another sign to partner the one in my post Whimsical Challenge on my blog! Please stop by and have a look - I would appreciate your feedback!
Good luck with the challenge - don't forget that you have until the end of the month to enter!
Until next month...
Love and light
Claire H xx

Wednesday 15 May 2013

May Challenge - Lady Luck

Hi Everyone

Well it's the 15th of the month so time for me, Claire S, to share my project.

The theme this month is Lady Luck and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!  Click HERE to visit their great site where you can even get some freebies!

I hope you like my project and will join in with the challenge this month - click HERE to go to the challenge post and link up your project!

To see how I created my card visit my personal blog HERE for all the details :)

Claire x

Monday 13 May 2013

Lady Luck

Good morning, afternoon, evening all you lovely crafters, another crafty challenge awaits your creations & the theme is LADY get your crafty head on & enter a card for a chance to win a fab prize,

My card this month is a retirement one, i love this image & she was so easy to work with, she can be purchased over at Bugaboo Stamps who are also our sponsor this month
so pop over & visit, you will find some amazing digi`s.

For more info on my card & a look at my other creations
feel free to pop over to my blog
you will find me HERE 

Most importantly have fun
I love looking at all your creations xxxxx

Saturday 11 May 2013

Moving Time!

Hello Crafters!

Lyndi here!

Where are all you crafters hiding, come on out and join the challenge!!!

This is the card I made for this months challenge:

I used two Bugaboo Stamps for my card, one I received free with their monthly newsletter.

If you'd like to read more about my card pop over and visit my blog here.

Thanks for looking, now go and make a card for the challenge and win yourself some digi-stamps!


Thursday 9 May 2013

Day 9 - Lady Luck Challenge

It's Lady Luck challenge time at The Crafting Cafe!  We want to see your creations based on your interpretation of Lady Luck!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps!

Sorry the card has a green tinge throughout, I was having issues with my ink spray ... actually it was a huge issue with my ink spray :(

For my interpretation of Lady Luck, I used Margaret for this card and took the word "luck" quite literally.  I colored her up with my copic markers and added some glitter with my spica glitter pens.  The sentiment was from Digi Doodle.  The paper, ribbon, flowers and button is from my stash.

Now it's your turn....I can hardly wait to see what you create!

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Marleen DT

Hi everyone..

God I cant believe we are in May already. This year is already flying by..

But it does mean that it's my turn to show of the card I've made for this months challenge.

The image I have used is from

I hope you like what I've made. If you wish to see more of my work, do pop by my blog:
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments left behind.

Monday 6 May 2013

April Challenge Winners

Good morning all in the land of blog!
It's Dawn Here with the winners of our April Challenge.
Firstly I have to say a huge thank you to all who entered.
The design team had great fun visiting your blogs & finding out
what reasons you all had to celebrate!
Now on to the winner & top 3
Mr Random. org chose  #30
That's you Angel 007 with this cute little card!

You have won 3 digis or one stamp from our wonderful sponsor

Please take your badge & wear it with pride on your blog 

then email us at with
April Challenge Winner in the subject line to claim your prize!

Now on to our Top 3 in no particular order

Congratulations ladies you'll find your Top 3 badge below

Now, don't forget there's still plenty of time to play in our current challenge
We'd love to see your interptretation of this theme!

Sunday 5 May 2013

Marlene's card

     For more information on my card please go to my blog here

Friday 3 May 2013

May Challenge - Lady Luck - By Lindsay

Hiya lovelies, Lindsay here, today I have my Lady Luck themed make to show you, using a fabulous Bugaboo digi stamp.

I hope you like what I have made, I really enjoyed colouring this image.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all join in with our challenge and if you wish to know more details about the things used for making the card please hop over to my blog

Lindsay xx