Saturday 28 February 2015

February Challenge

I can't believe that we are already in February!!!
All of the design team loved seeing your entries to our last challenge.
What an uber talented bunch you are!
Keep checking back to see if you are one of our winners.....

This month, unfortunately, our sponsor has closed down. 
So one of the design team..... Sammy.......
Has offered to create our winners prize for this month.
It will be some crafty goodies..... Thank you Sammy x

This month our theme is 'Your Favourite Technique'
We want to see your crafty project using whatever your favourite technique is.

Pop back over the month to see the fantastic talents of our design team as they work with the squigglefly images.... I am always excited to see what they get up to.

Make sure you read the challenge rules over in the side bar.

Happy crafting
Nikki and the Crafting Cafe Design Team x

My current favourite technique

To be completely honest, I'm glad I'm not working with my allocated Squigglefly image as it was an 'animal totem pole'. Um... right. It's a shame they are no longer open though :(

So - back to the topic at hand, my favourite technique. It's difficult to pin such a thing down as a mixed media artist, but here's my current one: Chameleon Pens. I've seen loads of comments for and against these newcomers to the alcohol pens, but I have to say I'm smitten. I think they save so much time, and once you've gone through a couple of the online tutorial videos, they are quick to work with. Here's my card for this month, featuring the Cling Vase Bouquet from Stampendous.

Pens used:
PK3 Bubble Gum for the roses
PR4 Purple Grape for rose shading and on tabletop
YG3 Spring Meadow for the leaves and stems
BL3 Sky Blue for the background
Blending Pen
Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Friday 27 February 2015

February - Favourite Technique - Angelie

Hi Everyone

Loving all the techniques we are seeing this month. For me, colouring with promakers remains my favourite! This is my DT card using this cute image from Squigglefly

More details on how it has been created are available on my blog

Thursday 26 February 2015

My favourite technique(s), by Amanda

Hi everyone, February is nearly over, but there's still time to join in with our challenge.  I don't really have a single favourite technique (my fave is generally whatever I'm doing right now!), so I've created a project that features several of my favourites.  I've always loved to lose myself in the detail of colouring in, especially with watercolour pencils, I really enjoy single colour projects, and I have a long-standing addiction to easel cards.  Here's my card, I hope you like it.  For details of what I used, please visit my blog, here

Wednesday 25 February 2015

My Favourite Technique is Distressing and Heat Embossing
I have used Shabby Blue Frantage.

Monday 23 February 2015

Sammy's favourite technique

Hi all, Sammy here with my favourite technique. Which at the moment is making backgrounds with Distress inks.

Like on this tag, which I used as a topper for this card:

I've used some other fun techniques too... Details can be found on my blog.

Looking forward to seeing all your techniques too!


Friday 20 February 2015

This is my DT post for 'my Favourite technique'

Hi, this time on the crafting cafe we have the theme of 'my favourite technique'

My favourite techniques are many, anything inky and distressed, I love embossing folders and water colouring , so this has all of those things to go with my distressed lady

You have till the end of February to join in with the challenge so go and visit crafting cafe blog


Tuesday 17 February 2015

Favourite Technique - Mags

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share my favourite technique for our current challenge.  It was difficult for me to pin down a specific technique as I love all types of papercrafting.  However, when I get the chance I love stamping and also embossing.  This card has both of these favourites on it.

I used a stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps that came free with a crafty magazine recently.  I also used my large dotty embossing folder for the background.  Although quite a simple card it seemed to take ages to come together.

For more details of how I created it just pop over to my blog.  Now it's your turn to show us your favourite technique.

Bye for now

Monday 16 February 2015

Favourite Technique - Dawn 2

Hi all,
I just stopped by to share a card using another of my 
Favourite Techniques, embossing!

Pop over to my blog here, to see more about this card
Enter the challenge here

Sunday 15 February 2015

My favourite technique - Nikki

This challenge was just about impossible for me!
I love all forms of papercraft and everything that that includes....
So here is a card that I made that has a couple of my favourite things in it.....

I love decoupage..... I love bunting...... and I love these papers....

We'd love to see your favourite techniques too.......
I'll be back later this month with another favourite to show you x

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday 14 February 2015

My Favourite Technique - Dawn

Hi everyone,Dawn here to share my DT inspiration card for this month's challenge!

The technique I have used is Decoupage, it's just one of my many
Favourite Techniques! lol
Pop over to my blog to read more about my card!
Enter the Crafting Cafe Challenge here

Tuesday 10 February 2015

January Winners & Top 3

Hi all, so sorry this is late but finally.....
Here are the winners for our January - Lots of Layers challenge
Thanks to everyone who entered, it was a pleasure to visit 
all of your blogs to see your wonderful projectsprojects!

Our challenge Sponsor was Bugaboo Stamps

Who offered a fantastic prize of 7 Bugaboo images of the winners choice.
Without further ado, here is the winner as chosen by Random. Org

#12 Lou Sims

Congratulations Lou, to claim your prize, drop us an email to
Your winners badge is below

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Now on to the top 3 as chosen by the DT

#109 Cec

#58 Shelby

 #92 The Millers Daughter

Your Top 3 badge is below!

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Wear it with pride & brag all about it!
We hope everyone can play along this month too!
Find the challenge details here
Crafty Hugs
xxDawn xx

Sunday 8 February 2015

My Favourite Technique

Hi Janet here and this is my DT card for this months challenge of using my
favourite technique.
I have used an images from Squigglefly, which I had to make a Christmas card an early start toward next Christmas. I have so many techniques I love to use but this is one of them and that is a clean and simple card. Everything has been done direct to card except for a die cut greeting.

I can't wait to see what you all do and pop back and see what the rest of our talented design teams favourite techniques are.