Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September challenge - Shades of one

Thank you to everyone who joined in with last months challenge, all of the design team have loved looking at your wonderful creations and visiting all of your blogs. You are all very talented.

This month the Crafting Cafe challenge theme is 'Shades of One'....... so, feel free to use whatever colour makes you happy, we just want to see lots of shades of one colour. Time to get your pencils, inks or pens out.... but don't worry, if you don't like to colour you could always use lots of shades of paper and create a paper piecing work of art. Whatever you do, we can't wait to see it!

We have 2 sponsors this month......

Watch this space to see all the great things the design team create over the month to inspire you.
To get the ball rolling here are two cards that I have made using images provided by both sponsors.

This one is using an image from Bugaboo (I adore working with the Bugaboo images),

and this one is an image from Scribble and scrap (I love this image - it looks just like one of my nieces)

I'll pop some close ups of these cards and a few others onto my blog. You can find that here....

Happy crafting
Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Design Team x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Shades of One: two cards - and an oops

It's shades of colour here at The Crafting Cafe this month. And silly old me forgot this for my first make (see below) - but once I'd got back on track I made these two cards:

Using photo stock from our sponsor Scribble & Scrap, I've done shades of sepia for this one - and sort of created shades of the photo too. I used MS Word to create a background version, to which I applied a sepia and blur filter. I then used the crop tool on five more copies to select various pieces of the original image to make the thumbnails at the side. Mounted on Foundations A4 Dark Roast Coffee card from Creative Expressions, and black card, and embellished with Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls. 6x6" hammered card blank.

Using this fantastic silhouette from our other sponsor this month, Bugaboo Stamps,  I printed two copies onto 160gsm card, sizing them to 13cm square. For the outer ring I have blended Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. For the inner silhouette, I used Milled Lavender, working from the bottom of each to created the gradient. The inner ring is the second copy, raised off the first using foam pads, and with the butterfly and leaves cut round with a knife so that they can be folded up. I edged everything with either black archival ink or a black pen, and mounted it on white, (12.5cm diameter) then black card (13cm diameter) before gluing it to my card. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and mounted on black card and foam pads.

This is the same card technique this time with all the shades of more than one! Look at the difference with the leaves and butterfly edges when I haven't used a black pen to colour the cut edges.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

September - Shades of One - Angelie

Hi there

Hope you are enjoying the extended summer! For this month's challenge, I decided to use this fun image from bugaboo to make some wine charms. The image has been coloured with promarkers and finished with glossy accents for durability.

More information is available on my blog


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Shades of one challenge

Hi all,

It's my turn to share my project for the September Challenge. The theme is Shades of One and this month we had two sponsors. I chose to work with an image from Scribble and Scrap crafts.

I just loved this image and it worked so well with the papers. You can find out more about the items I used for my project over on my blog.  I do hope you will join in the challenge this month. Happy        crafting.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Shades of one - Sammy

Good morning all,

Sammy here with my card for the current "shades of one" theme. I used a gorgeous image from our sponsor Scribble & Scrap, and created this for you:

For some reason I always seem to do browns/neutrals for this theme!
There's more info about this card on my blog.

hope to see your entries soon!


Monday, 22 September 2014

Shades Of One - Dawn

Hi Folks,
Here is my humble litle DT inspiration card for this challenge!

I have used a cute little Bugaboo Image called
See more about my card on my blog

Friday, 19 September 2014

Shades of One by Mags

Hi Folks
It's Mags here to share some inspiration with you for our current challenge.  We have two sponsors for this challenge so I did two cards using an image from each sponsor.

Here is my first card using an image from Bugaboo Stamps.

I used distress ink to add some colour to the image and then used various different embellishments,  The colour just had to be purple.

Here is my second card using an image from Scribble and Scrap.

Such a gorgeous vintage image so I teamed it up with browns and beiges.  The frame is from Memory Box and I couldn't resist adding a lovely bow and gems.

Hope you will join in the challenge and look out for more inspiration from my talented teamies throughout the month.

Bye for now

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Hey Everyone :) I hope you are all OK.

Its that time of the month, where I can hopefully offer a little bit of inspiration for our September Challenge. 

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Scribble and Scrap  and I decided to use this beautiful image from 'Vintage photo sheet - 23'

If you would like more details on my card, please pop over to my blog.

I hope you will be inspired to enter our shades of one challenge and don't forget to check back later in the month for more DT inspiration.

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Shades of One by Amanda

Hi everyone, we have two sponsors this month for our "shades of one" challenge, and I couldn't choose between them, so I have two cards to share with you this time.  I've used different techniques for each card and, as always, there's more info on my own blog, here.

Here's my Scribble & Scrap card, using an image from their "Vintage Photo Sheet 6":

And here's my Bugaboo Stamps card, using their "Silhouette - Butterfly Flowers" image:

I hope you like them, see you next month!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Almost Shades of Just One Colour

Its my turn to give you some inspiration for this months Craft Cafe challenge Which should be Shades of just one colour
But I started off with mostly reds cause it's Christmas but I couldn't help but add a of some thing else.

I added a bit of Zentagle to the word Believe. This image is from our sponsor Bugaboo, He is a cute Santa with a cute face.

 Please pop back sna see what my fellow talented DT members can inspire you with.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Winner's and Top 3 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi all, Marlene here with your Winner & Top 3 announcement!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo Inspiration  challenge last month!
 Suprisingly, not too many entries but those entries that we did have were of a very high standard!
A big high five to you all!

So, without further ado, let's announce the Winner & Top 3
for our Photo Inspiration Challenge

Chosen by Random.Org the winner of our Sponsor prize,
 a CD from Oh La La Creations

No 12 - Liselot

Liselot, to claim your prize, drop us an email on
Don't forget to collect your winners badge from the side bar!

Our Top3, chosen by the DT, in  numerical order.

No. 2 -  Theresa P

No. 9 - Lyn T

No 12 - Liselot (it must be your lucky day)

Fantastic creations everyone!
Don't forget to pick up your Top 3 Badges from the side bar!

Our new challenge has already gone live!
The theme this time is 
Shades of  One 
Check out the details here!
We'd love to see your creations!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Shades of one - craft cafe blog challenge, September

This month over on the crafting cafe blog , the challenge is 'Shades of one' and we have two
Great sponsors. So we can make 2 cards !  Bugaboo images & scribble and scrap crafts.
So go ahead and make something in shades of one colour, it's fun & challenging ! 
These are my versions of Shades of one. lovely blue on everything !
This little girl below is from a sheet of images from scribble & scrap. I used my photo editor to turn 
Her blue ! 

                        The next card is an easel using a cute Bugaboo image with shades of 
                              Brown - or as I prefer :- chocolate, caramel & toffee !

                 More details on my blog - janna-scrappingintheattic.blogspot.com