Friday, 28 February 2014

February Challenge - embossing

Thank you for coming to play along with our challenge last month - you are all so inspirational and have such wonderful blogs and creations for us to look at.
All the Design Team love to look at your craftyness that you share with us - thank you for sharing your creativity.

This month the theme for our challenge is embossing.... Now this can be dry embossing or heat embossing.... in fact any type of embossing that you like. But your project must have embossing on it.
Please read over our other challenge rules before you enter any projects.


We are very lucky this month to be able to offer you a prize of 6 pots of WOW! embossing powders as WOW! is our sponsor this month.

Not only to WOW! create some of the most amazing powders that I have ever seen but they also have stamp sets (watch out for some new designs coming very soon), ring bases, embossed paper and silicone moulds!!!! You can find their shop HERE if you want to take a  peek.....

Here are a couple of projects showing you some techniques with embossing powders.

You can find out a little bit more about these projects by popping onto my blog, here....

Now it's over to you - looking forward to seeing all your embossing projects x

Happy Crafting
Nikki x

Time Flies Encased Quotation

'Time Flies Encased Quotation' by Neil Burley

This 'bottle cap' is in fact more like a mini-flan case, 5cm in diameter and available from Woodware Crafts stockists. I've used WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder in layers to encase the various bits 'n' bobs: bottom layer and butterflies are from Craftwork Cards Time Flies papers, the cog is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line and the quote is printed ever so small; all are edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

By using my low airspeed Heat-It tool, I was able to heat the powder directly from above rather than pour in previously melted powder - much the same as if you were building layers with clear resin. Don't try this if you have one of the fast airspeed heat tools as it will just blow the powder everywhere - you'll have to use pre-melted powder and pour it on instead. This allows the elements to be placed in turn in the individual layers. The molten powder has soaked into the paper turning it translucent. Just make sure each layer is completely cool before starting the next so that you are only melting the powder and not the whole piece. 

The 'case' comes pre-pierced with two holes at the top so it can be used as a pendant - I chose to plug these with blue tack so I could fill with embossing powder. I hope this inspires you to use embossing powder for more than just lines!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

February Embossing - Angelie

Hi there
Hope you've been enjoying this month's challenge. I decided to use dry embossing as the background for my DT card. More information about the design can be seen on my blog


Monday, 24 February 2014

Embossing - Sammy

Hi all,

I am here with my DT offering for this month's embossing challenge.

Rather than go with an embossed background, I decided to emboss some other elements on my card...

I do so adore the Stamping Bella stamp, and it made sense to me to emboss the hearts.
For more info on this card, please come visit my blog.

There's already a lot of gorgeous entries for this challenge, and I'm looking forward to seeing some more!

Have a fabulous day,


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Embossing - Dawn (2)

Hi all, it's my actual turn this time to share a card with you for our
February Challenge! The theme this time is 

I used a brick mask to emboss some cardstock played about with it a bit
then made it into this card!

I hope this inspires you play in our challenge!
Read more about my card on my blog!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

February Challenge - Emboss It!

The February challenge here at the Crafting Cafe is Embossing. Our sponsor this month is WOW embossing powders. Please join in, you could win a fab prize.

Your can choose to do either wet or dry embossing

For my card I used the Cracked Glass technique. I stamped and coloured the butterfly with Distress Pens Then I covered the mountboard with Perfect Medium before applying WOW! Embossing Ultra High Clear Powder. I repeated this three times to get a thick coverage. Then I let it cool before bending the whole piece to give a cracked look. Finally I applied a dark brown ink with Cut N Dry Foam to highlight the cracks.For more on this project you can visit my blog 

Pop back again for lots more inspiration from my fellow DT members.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Embossing Challenge - Mags

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share a little inspiration for our current challenge - Embossing.  Our sponsor for this month's challenge is WOW embossing powders who are offering a great prize to the winner.

I went for a resist technique using embossing powders and a stamp set from Imagination Crafts.  The effect is achieved by stamping the image and embossing with white embossing powder.  The image and background was then coloured with distress inks.  The embossing repels the distress ink leaving a lovely crisp image.

For more details of how I created my card just pop by my blog which can be found here.

Hope this has inspired you to have a go.  You still have until the end of the month to enter our challenge.

Bye for now

Monday, 17 February 2014

February Challenge - Embossing (wet or dry) - Samantha K

Hey Everyone :) I hope you are all OK?

Its that time of the month, where I can hopefully offer up a little bit of inspiration for our February Challenge. Our excellent sponsors this month, are WOW Embossing powders  

This month we got to use our own images, yay, so I used Abi Ballerina from all dressed up, as I had already coloured her a little while back, when testing out my new Christmas goodies :)

I used dry embossing for my card, on both the ribbon banner and the flower - If you would like to find more details on my card or for more piccies, please pop over to my blog.

I hope you will be inspired to enter our Embossing Challenge and don't forget to check back later in the month for more DT inspiration

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Embossing Challenge - Dawn (1)

Good Morning all, Dawn here with a card to share.
This would normally have been Claire's spot but
she has had to leave us due to work commitments,
Can I take this opportunity to say goodbye to Claire,
we will miss you! Thanks for everything & don't be a stranger!

I'd love it if you were inspired to enter our challenge after having a peek at my card!
I have used both wet & dry embossing.
To find out more please visit my blog.
Don't forget to enter the challenge if you haven't  done so already

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Embossing - Amanda

It's halfway through February already (!) and our sponsor this month is Wow! Embossing Powders.  Heat embossing has been one of my favourite crafting techniques since I first saw it demonstrated as a very new crafter.  I love to experiment with embossing powders and the projects I'm sharing this time show two ways you can have fun with them.   For more information, please visit my blog, here.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Embossed Card with Travel Theme

Hello everyone, my name is Denise Fletcher and I live in beautiful 
Bridport, Dorset, where my husband and I retired to in 2004.  
I've been crafting since around 2005, mainly making cards but in the last year 
or two I've veered towards Altered Art which I just love! 
I'm a member of the Design Team for docrafts and am thrilled to be
 the newest design team member for the Crafting Cafe! 
I hope you enjoy my stuff!

Here is my first Crafting Cafe DT card it's for the February Challenge
 I've used various items such as docrafts clock dies, docraft All Aboard papers,
Madame Payraud papers from docraft (again!!) and Tim Holtz embossing folder for the ticket.
To see more of my work, visit my blog here

February Challenge Embossing

The February challenge here at the Crafting Cafe is Embossing. Your can choose to do either wet or dry embossing. For my card I chose to do dry embossing. A simple black and white design, using 2 different embossing folders and stamping.

Our sponsor this month is WOW embossing powders. Please join in, you could win a fab prize

Pop back again for lots more inspiration from my fellow DT members.

Janet x x

Friday, 7 February 2014

Our January Winners

Thank you for the Wonderful Entries into Our Anything Goes Challenge last month.
You all did a wonderful job.

The Winner picked by Random Generator is

No 114

Please email us at to claim your prize
& don't forget to collect your winners badge from below!
Winner's badge

The Wonderful Top 3 are in Numerical Order

No.31 -  Sandra Carey

No.43 - Sandra

No. 88 - Danielle C.

Well done Ladies!
Please take the Top 3 Badge from below and wear proudly on your blogs.
Top 3 Badge

Thank you again to everyone who entered our January Challenge,
we hope to see you again soon.

This Months Challenge is
 Embossing - Heat or dry, or both if you like!

Thursday, 6 February 2014


Hi all

For this month's challenge, I've chosen dry embossing. I've used Docrafts Twelve Days of Christmas embossing folder and dies from the same range but made a Valentines card instead. (It's nice to have stuff with more than one use, don't you think)

Hope you like it

Lou x

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

Hi everyone, I'm a little late with my post...  But here is my card made for the Embossing Challenge.  I have used an image from Floppy Lattes A bird Among Branches, which is a lovely image to work with.  I hope you like my card...

Hugs Erin x