Wednesday 31 July 2013

Summer's Here - July's challenge

Hopefully wherever you are today there is a blue sky and lots of bright summers colours all around you. I always feel so much more alive and filled with energy when the sun is shining....

Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last month - what a fantastic bunch of projects you shared with us - very inspiring!

This month our challenge theme for you is
  'Summer's Here'....
 now it's over to you to get creative and then share it with us.....
 remember to link your blog onto this post so that we can pop on over and leave you some crafty love....
if this is the first time you have joined us - 'welcome x'

Please check our rules over in the right hand side bar.

This month our sponsor is the wonderfully talented Lindsay from
Regular Sponsor
The Design Team have been working away with her designs creating projects
 to inspire you over the month.
The winner of this months challenge will get their choice of 4 digis from
Lindsay's wonderful collection.

Here are a few cards that I made for the challenge,
I used the same 'blossom' digi but achieved 3 totally different looks.

Now it's over to you!
Remember to keep popping back over the month as the
DT members will be stopping by to share their creations with you.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday 27 July 2013

So grateful summer's finally here!

'Summer's Here!' by Neil Burley
As I write this, the sun is shining, the heat is getting to me, and the weatherman isn't saying it'll be raining any time soon! That must mean this is summer? Last year there was no blossom on the cherry tree at my allotment, this year there was plenty, though I now only have one cherry ripening.

The fabulous 'Blossom' digistamp from LEJ Designs (our sponsor this month) was perfect for making a summer-themed thank you card. I printed the digistamp onto my favourite coated card and coloured with Pale Pink/Burgundy/Cardinal Red and Gold ProMarkers. I used an embossing tool from the reverse to emboss the branches, some of the flowers and the flower stems, before colouring a second copy and cutting out some of the open flowers and shaping them with the embossing tool before decoupaging them onto the image. The stamens are cotton thread tied in a bundle, trimmed, coloured with the Gold ProMarker at the tips and then stuck down with matt multi-medium. I used the thank you stamp from the Gratitude clear stamp set from WOW! Embossing Powders with Burgundy Versasmall ink pad, and then printed out the quote on a colour printer to match. Everything is mounted on Bazzil Brocade cardstock onto an ivory hammered effect card.

I hope the 3D elements come across in the photo, but if not, here's a close-up to try and show it better!

Friday 26 July 2013

Hello Summer

Happy Friday everyone!

It's Ria here today :) I'm sharing my take in this month's ''Summer's Here'' challenge.

I used the Blossom digi image from LEJ Designs. I colored them with Promarkers and added a crochet ribbon strip that I already have in my stash to complement the flower colors. Summer has a bright fun colors so I used lively colors of the pallet.

There's still time to play along the challenge so go and have fun creating a card for summer.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Summers Here - July Challnge

Hi everyone hope you are all well & enjoying all the creations 
that have been made by all our fab design team

You still have a week left to enter our challenge
& the theme is Summer`s Here

My card this month is made with this 
fantastic digi from our sponsor 

Many thanks for joining us, i look forward to seeing your creations
For more info on my card my blog is
I would love you to visit 

Summer's Here By Sylvia

Hiya Sylvia here I hope you are enjoying the sunshine,
I certainly am,
I would like to show you my DT card for the crafting café.

I decided to do some paper piecing.

Items used.
White cardstock.
Free background image.
Shells (from my stash)

I look forward to reading your comments .
Lots of love, Sylvia x

Sunday 21 July 2013

Summer's Here - Dawn

Summer's Here!
Most definitely! I love all this sunshine, don't you?
I have used the image Beachy Fun from our lovely sponsor
Regular Sponsor
If you haven't entered the challenge yet, there is still time,
you have until the end of the month! 
So go create!
The DT can't wait to visit your blog & leave some love!

Friday 19 July 2013

Day 19 at The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Mags here on Day 19 of our 'Summers Here' challenge at The Crafting Cafe.

I have used a super image from our sponsor LEJ Designs to create my Summer Themed card.  I created a little beach scene by using glitter paper, beach huts paper and some cut out palm trees.  
For more details of how I created my card just pop by my blog.

You have until the end of the month to enter the challenge.  So let's see those summer creations.  

Bye for now

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Summer 's Here - July challenge by Amanda

Summer is definitely here in Bedfordshire - it's roasting!  Not a great time to be carrying boxes of heavy crafting supplies around the house and building shelves then!  I'm moving my crafty stash into another room at the moment, so my inspiration project this month is a little bit work in progress.

This month's sponsor  is LEJ Designs and I chose Lindsay's pretty floral digi Blossom.  I've used it to make a decoration for my new room and I'm hoping it will inspire me for a long time to come. For more about the project, please take a look at my blog post here.

Monday 15 July 2013

Here Comes Summer!

Hi Everyone, today it's my turn (Claire S) to share my card this month!

So the theme for July is "Summer's Here" and we are sponsored this month by LEJ Designs

Here is my card using our sponsor image:

I coloured the digi image with promarkers and fussy cut her.  All the backgrounds are from a set of free papers that came with a magazine recently.  The sentiment is a stamp from Acid Drops and Whatnot which was stamped into a frame and cut out.  I mounted the sentiment and the digi onto the card with foam pads for a bit of extra dimension.

There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge this month - click HERE to find the post to link up your project, remember there is a chance to win four digi images from our sponsor!

Thanks for looking!

Claire x

Sunday 14 July 2013

The Sun Has Got His Hat On!!!!!

Hellllooooo all you lovely crafters.

Lyndi here with my card for this month. I know, I know, I'm late. Think all this sun is going to my head - how beautiful is it out there. I Love it - cannae have enough sun for me, the hotter the better!!

Here is my wee card for this month:

How cool does she look sitting on the beach! The bikini just screamed 'YELLOW POLKA-DOT' at me, so I had to oblige LOL.

C'mon, join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning 4 digis from LEJ Designs.

Til next time (when I will be on time)


Tuesday 9 July 2013

Day 9 - Summer's Here!

Welcome to Day 9 of our "Summer's Here" Challenge!  Don't know about you but from where I'm from, summer is definitely welcome with open arms!

This digi is Summer Sun Ellen by our sponsor LEJ Designs.  I colored her with my copic markers and decided since she had such a nice tan that a red suit would look quite nice against this paper!  I  added some craft canvas from and found some chipboard cutouts in my stash. The paper is Beach House from the Summer Soiree Collection by Fancy Pants Designs.

Sunday 7 July 2013

Marleen DT

Hi Guys..

It is my turn to show a bit of inspiration for this months challenge..

Sadly it is also my last post for this amazing Challenge DT.
Due to way to few hours in the day, Ive had to cut down my DT's.

But I still have this last card to show you.

The image for this card is from our sponcer, LEJ Design.

This is a really pretty image, and I really wanted it to be center of attention on my card. So I kept the rest of the card really simple. I embossed the background card stock and just added a die cut corners. Really simple ans a greeting can always be added..

Hope you like and good luck in the challenge.

Saturday 6 July 2013

Here Come The Boys Winner & Top 3

Hi everyone, it's Dawn here with the
Here Come The Boys Winner & Top 3
Have you been waiting with baited breath?

Without further ado I will put you out of your misery
Mr Random.Org chose our Winner

A stunning Father's Day card Shelley!
Please take your badge & wear it with pride

Winner's badge

then email us at:
to claim your prize of 4 images from

Regular Sponsor
Delicious Doodles

Our Top 3 are as follows:

Your colouring is spot on Janine

Jennifer your ship in a bottle really caught our attention

Anjii your fun card made us giggle!

Fantastic creations ladies
Please take your badge from below
& wear it with pride!

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Once again we'd like to thank everyone who entered!
The DT had great fun visiting your blogs & leaving some love.
You are such a talented bunch of crafters!

Don't forget our new challenge
Summer's Here is live now!
We can't wait to see you make this time!

Please remember to read the challenge rules before linking up!

Friday 5 July 2013

Marlene's Card


What I have used

Craftwork Card Blank
Red Card
Shells from the Coast
Distress Ink (Barn Door)
Papermania Papers Ahoy there
LEJ Digi Beachy Fun

Wednesday 3 July 2013

July Challenge - Summer's Here - By Lindsay

Hiya lovelies, Lindsay here, today I have my Summer's Here themed  card made using a digi from our sponsor LEJ Designs.

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

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Dragonfly canvas - Summer's here

Hi all

For this months's post Iv'e used the lovely Dragonfly and included it in a canvas.  The Dragonfly was coloured in and glitter glues added to the wings to make them stand out.

The canvas itself was painted and crackled then I added some inks to make a tree and branches background. It's a little abstract but I kind of like it that way.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for this month's theme.
Happy crafting everyone.