Saturday 31 January 2015

January Challenge - Lots Of Layers

Welcome to 2015!!!!
To those of you who are back to join us this year - welcome back.... to those of you who are joining us for the first time...... A massive Crafting Cafe welcome to you all..... we are really looking forward to seeing all the fantastic projects you create, so pull up a chair, grab yourself a drink and play along with us.
For our first challenge of 2015 we are lucky to be sponsored by the uber talents of Bugaboo...

The prize for the winning project will be 7 Bugaboo images of the winners choice. 

So, over to you.... the theme for this month is 'Lots of layers' - our other rules are found over on the right hand sidebar of the blog. Please make sure you read them before you enter.

Here is one of  my inspiration cards for the start of the challenge..... (more will be added throughout the month).

Each of the very talented design team will be popping up with inspiration, so do pop back and see what they have created.

We are all looking forward to seeing your creations.

Happy crafting

Nikki and the Crafting Cafe Design Team

Thursday 29 January 2015

Lots of layers... must be time to do some decoupage!

'Lots of layers' has a very strong association with decoupage for me, as I'm still getting to grips with how to make a card front heavy with layers without it falling over! The 'BBrat Girl Balloon Sitter' image from our sponsors this month, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, is perfect for creating a layered decoupage. I printed four copies to an A4 sheet of my favourite coated card, and cut out and layered up each part of the image based on the foreground/background position of each element. Once everything was assembled, I coloured in with ProMarkers. Doing it this way made sure I didn't waste time and ink colouring in things that would be covered by the next layer. I then matted onto an 8x8" card blank.

With a straight on view, there's just an emphasis of the shading I did with the colour, but top down you can see the   layers a bit better. Oh, and I've learnt a bit more about matting layers without the card toppling forward - a couple of the mats are paper rather than card ;)

Until next month, happy crafting!


Tuesday 27 January 2015

January - Lots of Layers - Angelie

Hi there

Hope you are all enjoying this month's challenge. For my card I decoupaged this image into three layers and added a quote which seemed to fit really well and will be very apt for the recipient

More information on the card is available on my blog

Looking forward to seeing your designs before this months challenge ends!


Monday 26 January 2015

January Challenge, It Must Be Snail Mail


I'm really late with my post for this month challenge, not been very well, but I hope it inspires you to put in a last minute entry and see if your lucky enough to win a great prize.

The image is from our sponsor for this challenge, I think it's quite a fun image.

We've still got lot's of other inspiration from my fellow DT members to come, so pop back and see what lovely things they have done.

Sunday 25 January 2015

Friday 23 January 2015

An extra lot of layers!

Hi all, Sammy here with an awful lot of layers... You see, I made two cards for our lots of layers challenge, so there's a double amount!

First, a card for a younger girl:

And next a card for a grown-up.

Got to love Bugaboo images, no?

There's more info over on my blog

Hope to see you all enter the challenge this month. There's still a week left.
Have a fab day!


Tuesday 20 January 2015

january blog post for crafting cafe DT - Bugaboo

It's a cute image from our sponsor for January,  Bugaboo images are gorgeous & this one
Is brilliant for all sorts of occasions . This one is for my granddaughter Eden Rose who is 3
The theme is lots of layers, well I managed a few !! I coloured the image with copics.

Saturday 17 January 2015

Lots of Layers by Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share a little inspiration for our current challenge which is Lots of Layers.  I used a sweet image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps for my inspiration project.

I coloured the image using my promarkers and added some stickles to various parts of the image for added sparkle.  Unfortunately, this doesn't show up too well on the photo.  Various layers of card and paper with a few embellishments and the card was done.  A bit of a different colour combo for me but I quite like it.

Watch out for more inspiration during the month from my talented teamies.

Bye for now

Sunday 11 January 2015

Lots of layers, by Amanda

Happy new year everyone!

This month's theme is Lots of Layers, and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  Once Christmas is out of the way, I just want it hurry up and be Spring, so I've chosen this beautiful butterfly image to work with for this challenge.  I printed it once onto paper and once onto vellum (for an extra wing), then coloured it with metallic markers and matted with plain and shimmery papers. For more info, please see my blog, here.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Lots of Layers - January Challenge

Happy New year to you all.

This month's challenge is Lots of Layers and our sponsor is Bugaboo. I just loved this snail image and I hope you do too.

There is lots of matting and layering and the image really lent itself to being decoupaged but I'm not sure you can see this clearly.

I do hope you'll join in our challenge and pop back during the month to see what the other DT members have been up to xx

Sunday 4 January 2015

Your Favourite Thing From 2014 - Top 3

Happy New Year Everyone!

Dawn here, to announce the Top 3 from our December Challenge.
We asked you to share "Your Favorite Thing From 2014"
Sadly, we only had 5 entries! 
I guess you were all just to busy getting organised!
Happily, we have decided that there's no way we can possibly narrow it down to 
just three favourites from those entries, so.........
we have decided to award you all a Top 3 badge!
So here you go 

Dr Sonia
Mary Marsh
Angel 007
Carol Gill

Top 3 Badge

add your badge to your side bar & wear it with pride!
We look forward to seeing you all in our January Challenge
"Lots Of Layers"