Friday 31 October 2014

October Challenge - Think Pink

Welcome to the brand new challenge for October at The Crafting Cafe
Last month you all out did yourself! 
What brilliant projects you all shared with us. Thank you for that.

This month our challenge theme is 
'Think Pink'....

To make it more interesting for you, we  have a wonderful sponsor

Aurora Wings

Who are offering one lucky winner a fantastic prize of their choice of 
$10 US dollars worth of digis from their shop!

Company Info/Artist Bio

Mitzi is a Colorado-based fantasy artist.  Originally from Japan, her art is influenced by the vintage shojo manga she grew up with, as well as the classic art forms such as tattoo art and woodblock prints of her native country.  Her fantasy art subjects range from cute and whimsical to dark and macabre, and everything in between.  Majority of her Aurora Wings digital stamps are made from the line art of her fantasy illustrations, giving them a uniquely distinct look of flowing lines with high level of detail.  Most are ink & pen traditional drawings, which are either colored free-hand in Corel Painter or traditionally with watercolor.  Her Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, offers digital stamps, prints, ACEOs, coloring books, and originals.

Shop -
Facebook Digi Group -
Facebook Artist Page -
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog -
Artist's Official Site -

The design team have been busy crafting away with their Sponsor images,
 to inspire you over the coming month, so be sure to keep checking back 
to see what they have been up to.
We love visiting your blogs so don't forget to pop your details into the link so we 
can see your project. If you are unsure of the challenge rules, 
you will find them over on the right hand column.

Here are my inspiration cards to get you started

Now it's over to you,
Happy crafting
Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Design Team x

Thursday 30 October 2014

Think Pink by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here with some more inspiration for this month's "Think Pink" challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Aurora Wings, and I chose their beautiful "Marie Antoinette" image for my project.

For details of what I used, please take a look at my blog, here.

There's still time to enter the challenge, I hope you can join us!

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Thinking Pink

'Thinking Pink' by Neil Burley

I guess it might not be a surprise that pink is not my first go-to colour, so this month's challenge theme took me a little out of my comfort zone. Having said that, the fabulous image from our sponsors for the month, Aurora Wings, was lovely to work with, and immediately invited the addition of colour.

I managed to print the image onto watercolour paper, but ended up heat setting the toner with my heat tool as my laser printer didn't quite manage it on it's own as two other copies will attest as the toner brushed off as I cut them out! I've coloured using Letraset AquaMarkers, starting with the pens in the shaded areas of each element and dragging the colour out using a waterbrush to the rest of the area. This results in a subtle blend from dark to light which can be emphasised with more pen work in the deepest shade areas. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, and mats use Bazzill cardstock.

Pen colours used: 
Roses/berries: Cherry Blossom / Flamingo Pink / Vintage Rose
Face/lips: Deco Peach
Leaves: Amazon Haze
Hair: Cream
Background: Frost Blue
Highlights: White Signo Broad pen

Until next time,


Saturday 25 October 2014

Think Pink - Janna

Hello everyone, this is my DT card, for this months

challenge on The Crafting Cafe blog.
using one of the lovely images from our sponsor
 Aurora Wings

Read more about my card on my blog here!

Thursday 23 October 2014

Think Pink - Sammy

Hi all!

Sammy here, with another pink card for you all!

I have to start by saying how much I loved working with this image from our sponsor Aurora wings! Such a beautiful image, and a real joy to colour!

Anyway, here it is:

For more details, please visit my blog.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pink creations!
Have a fab day,


Tuesday 21 October 2014

Think Pink - Dawn

Hi all, Dawn here with my DT Inspiration card for this months
Think Pink 
challenge here at The Crafting Cafe.
I hope you will take the Breast Cancer Awareness message behind 
this challenge & I challenge you to check your boobies regularly for any 
changes or abnormalities. Not sure how? Look here for more information
After you've done that, make something pretty in 
Pink & link up here!
I've used  the pretty Happy Little Mermaid Stamp from our sponsor
More about my card here

Sunday 19 October 2014

Think Pink - Mags

Hi Everyone, Mags here to share some inspiration for our current challenge - Think Pink.  Our sponsor this month is Aurora Wings and I have used Mistletoe Fairy for my inspiration project.

I coloured the image with promarkers and added lots of stickles and liquid pearls.  For more details about my project just pop by my blog.

Now it's over to you.  You still have until the end of the month to enter.

Bye for now

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Think Pink - Denise

Here is Denise's card for your inspiration.
She has used the beautiful image Autumn Rose from our sponsor.
You can lnk up to our Think Pink challenge Here

Friday 10 October 2014

Mistletoe In Pink

Hello the theme for this months challenge here at the Crafting Cafe is Think Pink. Our sponsors this month is Aurora Wings and I have used one of their lovely images called Mistletoe Fairy.

Why don't you join in and see if you can win the prize from our wonderful sponsors.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Winner & Top 3 - Shades Of One

Good morning everyone, it's time to announce the Winner & Top 3 from last month's 
Shades Of One challenge!
Thanks to everyone who played, the entries were all gorgeous!
Sadly, much as we'd like to give you all a prize,
we can only have one winner per sponsor!
I asked Mr Random.Org to help out & he gave me the number......

#38 That's you Michelle

 your prize is 
7 images of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps

The second number he gave me was.........

#6 That's you Carol

your prize is a £10 voucher for

Congratulations ladies, fantastic cards!
Drop us an email to
to claim your prizes.
Don't forget to collect your winners badge & wear it with pride!

Winner's badge

Now on to our Top 3 in no particular order.
We had such a hard time choosing but here they are.....

#28 Kim

Fantastic creations ladies, we all loved them!
Collect your badge from below & wear it with pride!

Top 3 Badge

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Thanks also, to all who entered, without you, there would be no challenge!

Don't forget to enter this month's challenge
Think Pink
(For Breast Cancer Awareness)
We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday 6 October 2014

Think Pink

Hi all. Just thought I'd share my project for this month with you. The image is from our sponsor, Aurora Wings and I chose the image called Autumn Rose. Hope you like it, pop over to my blog to find out more.

Now it's up to you!