Thursday 30 April 2015

April Challenge

Welcome to the new challenge at The Crafting Cafe.

Firstly may we thank everyone who played along last month.
Not too many entries but they were all great!
Thanks to those who added their names to the DT call too. 
Find out more about that below!

The challenge theme for the month of April is
"Flights Of Fancy"
Take from that what you will!
Here's a definition to help your thought process:
Flight Of Fancy:- An idea, narrative, suggestion etc which is extremely imaginative and which appears to be entirely unrealistic, untrue or impractical:thinking which is speculative.
Or you could use include something to do with flying on your project!

The images that the DT are working with this month were provided by our Sponsor
Doctor Digi's House of Stamps
who is offering a great prize of: 
Two images of the winner's choice from the shop.

DT Call
We would like to add some more creative team members to the DT.
Are you creative, able to create with digis and able to work to a deadline.....?
Do you want to be part of this very friendly DT? 
Then we would love to hear from you.....

What you need to do -
Enter the challenge this month and put DT behind your name.

What is involved in the DT -
You are required to create one project per month (or more if you like)
using a given a theme/digi, which you will then post to the 
challenge blog on a specified date.
You are also required to comment on challenge entries.
(The DT are allocated numbers for this)
You will be invited to join our friendly Facebook groups.

This DT post will initially be from June - December.

Our DT call will end on the 27th April, so make sure you enter before then. We will then be looking at the DT entries from last month and this month and will announce our new teamies in May.

The Crafting Cafe is a very friendly team......
we are really looking forward to seeing what you create for the challenge x

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Out of this world!

I think it's the first time I have used our design team images to create a digital project. Our sponsors this month for our 'Flights of Fancy' theme, Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, allow their images (in this case, Moon and Cosmo-nut) to be resized, coloured and adapted as long as any posted projects are no longer in line format - which makes them great for digital work.

I imported the line art into Photoshop and added the colour using the gradient tool (line gradients and radial), overlaid the asteroid texture onto the moon, imported a space image for the background before finally adding the text. Then it was just a case of printing out, chomping the corners and matting onto a 5x7" kraft card and adding the Royal Blue Liquid Pearl dots.

Until next time,


Monday 27 April 2015

April - Flights of Fancy - Angelie

Hi everyone

Hope you are gearing up for the long weekend! For my DT project I decided to use this cute image and picked the sentiment based on the expression on the bird's face :) The image has been coloured with promarkers and compiled in serif craft artist.

Looking forward to seeing your designs before the end of the month!

Thursday 23 April 2015

Flights of fancy - Sammy

Good morning everyone, Sammy here with a slightly cheeky card for you this month!

My husband, who is approaching the ripe old age *cough* of 42, is often teased by our youngsters about how terribly old he is. It is a running joke in our household that dad is in fact 65 million years old (he used to have a pet dinosaur, you know...) and hubby plays along with good cheer, regaling them with stories from over the millennia. If he is to be believed he is responsible for many things, both good (he invented the first language, because the grunts of the Neanderthals were getting too confusing) and bad (he's lost count of the amount of earthquakes he's caused after eating sprouts and beans!).

So when I saw the images provided for us by our fab sponsor Doctor Digi's House of stamps, there was one in particular that stood out, because it fit so perfectly with out little running family joke.

This was the result:

So yes, a little cheeky really, but I know hubby will appreciate the joke, and the kids think it's hilarious!

Hope you'll find the time to play along with us this month. There's still a week left!


Monday 20 April 2015

Flights of Fancy , with Mr Digi's house of stamps DT post

This is my DT post for the crafting cafe this month' it's Flights of fancy
The sponsor is :-
who is offering a great prize of: 
Two images of the winner's choice from the shop.

I made a card for my friends grandson who is 4 , I managed to get a photo of him to put in the helmet
I know he will love it , hope you do too !

Friday 17 April 2015

Flights of Fancy - Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share some inspiration for our current challenge 'Flights of Fancy'.

I used a cute image from our sponsor Dr Digi called Quackers.  I coloured the image with promarkers and created the background myself by using my new brushos.  To finish the card I added some ribbon, bow and heart buttons.
For more details just pop over to my blog.

Don't forget that you have until the end of the month to join in with the challenge.

Bye for now

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Flights Of Fancy - Dawn

Hi all,
Dawn here with my card for this month's challenge!

I've used two of the images kindly supplied by our sponsor this month.
Doctor Digi's House of Stamps
Meet Captain Thunderpants & Phyllis the Festive Fairy!
Captain Thunderpants has a flight of fancy that one day he & Phyllis will fly off
into the wild blue yonder together............
not sure what Phyllis would make of it though!
Enter the challenge here
More about my cards here
Cant't wait to see what you create!

Monday 13 April 2015

Flights of Fancy, by Amanda

Hello, Amanda here, with my project for our theme this month, Flights of Fancy. Our sponsor this time is Dr Digi's House of Stamps, and I've used two of their images (Moon and Cosmo Nut) to create glow in the dark ceiling decorations for my 3 year old boy's room. Sadly the glow in the dark paint isn't bright enough for any of the cameras in our house, so I can only share pictures of the decorations in daylight. When the decorating is done, the ceiling and top half of his walls will be painted like sky, and the light fitting is shaped like the sun. There'll be aeroplanes and birds for during the day, stars and planets for night time, so these moons and astronaut should fit in really well! For more info, please visit my own blog:

Their temporary home on the bed until the decorating is done
Happy crafting!

Wednesday 8 April 2015

April challenge Flights of Fancy

Our challenge this month is Flights of Fancy, My inspirational make is more fancy than flight although he has got a few wings on his costume, 
This image is called Captain Thunderpants and it's from our sponsor Dr Digi.

This is definitely a fun card for a male birthday.
Please pop back and get some more inspiration from my fellow DT members, please join in too and see if you can win a fabulous prize.

Thursday 2 April 2015

March Winners & Top 3

Hi everyone!
Dawn here with the Winner & Top 3 for our March challenge.
Thanks to everyone who entered, your cards were all amazing!

I asked Mr to choose the winner of our sponsor prize from

The Stamping Boutique

The number he gave me was

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

Winner's badge

Now on to the top 3 as chosen by the DT

#19 Shelly

#22 Katies Craft Room

# 14 Hazel

Please pick up your Top 3 badges below!

Top 3 Badge

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

Crafty Hugs
xX Dawn Xx

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Nikki's project....

I loved the theme this month and I adored the digis that we got given to play with.
This is my project,

I had a lot of fun creating a 3d scene.
It went down very well with Ethan too.....
We would love to see you joining in with us again this year and remember that we have a dt call too.... if you'd like to join a very friendly dt, working with great digis and themes........ just enter!!!
We would love to have you play along with us every month!
Happy crafting
Nikki x