Sunday 31 May 2015

May Challenge

Welcome to the new challenge here at

The Crafting Cafe

First of all we'd like to thank everyone who played in our
challenge last month. We had some great entries, so well done everyone!

The DT will have a tough job on their hands deciding on the Top 3
Check back in a few days to see who the lucky entries are!

On to the May Challenge!
Our theme this time is 

Around The World

We are sponsored this month by the wonderful
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Who are offering one lucky winner their choice of 7 images

We can't wait to see how you interpret this one!
In my minds eye I can see globes, circles, modes of transport, people from different
nations, food from foreign lands, national costumes,
animals from different countries...........
The list is endless!

Can we politely ask that you read our rules before you link up & please,
please, in the inteterest of fairness, only one entry per person!

Our DT Call is now closed & we'd like to thank
 everyone who showed an interest in joining our Design Team.
You really are a very talented bunch!
If you've been successful, we'll be in touch with you over this month.

Pop back over the month to see what the Design Team have been up to.
 They are all having great fun using images provided by  Bugaboo Stamps
  I can't wait to see their creations.

Happy crafting from all at
xxxThe Crafting Cafe xxx

Friday 29 May 2015

Iridescence with ProMarkers

It's a bit of a stretch of the 'Around The World' theme this month, but we're off to the Americas to where the hummingbirds do their amazing flying, hovering and most particularly their colour and iridescence. How to capture that on paper? This image from our sponsors this month, Bugaboo Stamps, needed bright colours, as well as delicate shading, and ProMarkers were my first choice. A light touch with some Star Dust Stickles added the iridescence that I wanted - it also helps to use more than one colour on the plumage.

Pens used:
Sky: Arctic Blue/Pastel Blue
Bird: Lavender (wings), Denim Blue/Turquoise/Bright Green
Flowers: Maroon/Magenta/Hot Pink/Carmine, Gold/Canary
Leaves: Pear Green/Bright Green

The sentiment is a die cut from Craftwork Cards.

Until next time, which will be my last time on this fabulous DT,


Wednesday 27 May 2015

May - Around the World - Angelie

Hi Everyone

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend! I've decided to use this cute image for my DT project as it made me smile :) I've coloured it with promarkers and attached it to a little handmade gift box which would fit one or two posh chocolates.
Looking forward to seeing your makes before the end of the month


Saturday 23 May 2015

Inspiration by Sammy

Hi all, Sammy here with some more around the world inspiration for you featuring a fab image from our sponsor Bugaboo.

The sentiment is in Doric, a dialect spoken in North-East Scotland, and means "How are you?" (which I added to the bottom of the card, as you can see.) It's a bit of an in-joke, as my brother - the recipient - is becoming more and more intelligible every time we see him. I'm sure he's making half of it up! ;-)

There's still a week to enter this month, so I hope you'll come and play along!


Wednesday 20 May 2015

Around the World - bugaboo stamps , Design team post

After I had chosen my image to use this month, I realised that the theme was around the world !
Lovely image of flowers and hummingbird from the sponsors Bugaboo stamps made me think it was a bit oriental , so that's what I have gone with & I hope you like it .

Sunday 17 May 2015

Around the World - Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here with some inspiration for our current challenge which is Around the World.

I used an image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps to create my altered gift box.  I do tend to keep empty boxes for recycling and this was a Turkish Delight box from Christmas.  I coloured the image with promarkers and matted onto a diecut.  I covered the box with chocolate themed papers from my stash and some chocolate ribbon.  

Thanks for popping by and you have until the end of the month to enter the challenge.  
Bye for now

Thursday 14 May 2015

Around The World - Dawn

Hi all, Dawn here, with my DT inspiration card for this month's
Around The World Challenge!

I've used a sponsor image to make my
"Across The Miles" Christmas card!
More about the challenge here
More about my card here
I for one can't wait to see what you create!
Don't forget to check back to see what the rest of the DT create!

Friday 8 May 2015

May Challenge by Janet

It's new month, new challenge time here at the Crafting Cafe. I've used an image from our sponsor this month who are Bugaboo Stamps. 

I have made most of the card black and white and just coloured the image sketchy style using a Wink of Stella glitter pens.  Then decoupaged the flowers.

I hope you like it. Please pop back for more inspirational ideas from my other DT members. 
Please join in the fun and you may well win a lovely prize.

Sunday 3 May 2015

April Winner & Top 3

Good morning all, Dawn here with the 
Winner & Top 3 for our last months challenge
Flights Of Fancy 
There were lot's of amazing entries this time!
We loved all the different intertpretations of the theme too!
Everone deserves a big pat on the back & I wish you could all have a prize but
there can only be one winner!

I asked mr Random.Org nicely & he gave me the number

A brilliant card!

You've won our sponsor prize of two images of your choice from
Doctor Digi's House of Stamps

To claim your prize, please drop us an email to 

Don't forget to grab your winners badge from below!

Winner's badge

Now on to our Top 3

After much pushing, shoving & a bit of jostling,
 (I can assure you there was no actually bodily harm but 
someones jumper did get a little bit snagged) Lol! 

The Dt have agreed on the following!

#18 Crafty Clarey (it's your lucky day)

Grab your Top 3 badges from below ladies & wear them with pride on your blogs!

Top 3 Badge

The DT Call has now closed!
Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in joining the team.
Such a talented bunch of crafters!
We'll have a look at all the entries & be in touch soon.