Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September challenge - Shades of one

Thank you to everyone who joined in with last months challenge, all of the design team have loved looking at your wonderful creations and visiting all of your blogs. You are all very talented.

This month the Crafting Cafe challenge theme is 'Shades of One'....... so, feel free to use whatever colour makes you happy, we just want to see lots of shades of one colour. Time to get your pencils, inks or pens out.... but don't worry, if you don't like to colour you could always use lots of shades of paper and create a paper piecing work of art. Whatever you do, we can't wait to see it!

We have 2 sponsors this month......



Watch this space to see all the great things the design team create over the month to inspire you.
To get the ball rolling here are two cards that I have made using images provided by both sponsors.

This one is using an image from Bugaboo (I adore working with the Bugaboo images),


and this one is an image from Scribble and scrap (I love this image - it looks just like one of my nieces)


I'll pop some close ups of these cards and a few others onto my blog. You can find that here....

Happy crafting
Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Design Team x


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Shades of One by Amanda

Hi everyone, we have two sponsors this month for our "shades of one" challenge, and I couldn't choose between them, so I have two cards to share with you this time.  I've used different techniques for each card and, as always, there's more info on my own blog, here.

Here's my Scribble & Scrap card, using an image from their "Vintage Photo Sheet 6":

And here's my Bugaboo Stamps card, using their "Silhouette - Butterfly Flowers" image:



I hope you like them, see you next month!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Almost Shades of Just One Colour


Its my turn to give you some inspiration for this months Craft Cafe challenge Which should be Shades of just one colour
But I started off with mostly reds cause it's Christmas but I couldn't help but add a of some thing else.


I added a bit of Zentagle to the word Believe. This image is from our sponsor Bugaboo, He is a cute Santa with a cute face.

 Please pop back sna see what my fellow talented DT members can inspire you with.



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Winner's and Top 3 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi all, Marlene here with your Winner & Top 3 announcement!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo Inspiration  challenge last month!
 Suprisingly, not too many entries but those entries that we did have were of a very high standard!
A big high five to you all!

So, without further ado, let's announce the Winner & Top 3
for our Photo Inspiration Challenge

Chosen by Random.Org the winner of our Sponsor prize,
 a CD from Oh La La Creations

No 12 - Liselot


Liselot, to claim your prize, drop us an email on
craftingcafe@hotmail.com
Don't forget to collect your winners badge from the side bar!


Our Top3, chosen by the DT, in  numerical order.

No. 2 -  Theresa P




No. 9 - Lyn T


No 12 - Liselot (it must be your lucky day)


Fantastic creations everyone!
Don't forget to pick up your Top 3 Badges from the side bar!

Our new challenge has already gone live!
The theme this time is 
Shades of  One 
Check out the details here!
We'd love to see your creations!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Shades of one - craft cafe blog challenge, September

This month over on the crafting cafe blog , the challenge is 'Shades of one' and we have two
Great sponsors. So we can make 2 cards !  Bugaboo images & scribble and scrap crafts.
So go ahead and make something in shades of one colour, it's fun & challenging ! 
These are my versions of Shades of one. lovely blue on everything !
This little girl below is from a sheet of images from scribble & scrap. I used my photo editor to turn 
Her blue ! 



                        The next card is an easel using a cute Bugaboo image with shades of 
                              Brown - or as I prefer :- chocolate, caramel & toffee !


                 More details on my blog - janna-scrappingintheattic.blogspot.com

Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Hi there, thank you for joining us here on the Crafting Cafe Challenge Blog. All the design team love seeing what you create to our theme each month. We are always blown away by all of your talent and inspiration. 
Thank you for sharing all your hard work with us.
This month we want to challenge you to use this photo as your inspiration.......

(I don't know who took the photo as I found it on a google search - if it was you, wow! what a talent, it's a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it with us. Please let us know and we will add your name to the photo)
This month we are very lucky to have a wonderful sponsor...

Who are offering one lucky winner a CD of their choice from thier shop!


Here is the inspiration creation that I made to kick off the challenge and this months dt inspiration.....

I really loved working with the stunning images that we got to work with. They are beautiful and so useful for every occasion in your life.

Now it's over to you...... we can't wait to see your creations, remember to check out our rules over in the side bar before you enter....... and please use the photo as your inspiration...
Keep checking back over the month for lots of inspiration from all of the design team.

Happy Crafting
xXx Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Team xXx