Monday, 1 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

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

August Photo Challenge, by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here, finishing up our August challenge with a clean and simple card.  Our sponsors this month are Ooh La La Creations, and I've chosen paper and a topper from their beautiful and delicate "Dancing In The Wind" design from the Carnival of Colour CD.  Here's what I made.

For more info about what I used, please take a look at my blog, here:

If you haven't joined in already, you still have until midnight tonight.  Good luck!


Friday, 29 August 2014

With Sympathy Card

'With sympathy' by Neil Burley

When faced with a photo inspiration challenge, you have so many choices - do you go with the colours? The featured elements, such as the poppies? How it makes you feel? What it reminds you of? Tying all that in with the images supplied by our sponsors this month, Ooh La La Creations, I was reminded of all the commemorations of the First World War that are ongoing at the moment, and decided to make a 'with sympathy' card.

I've embellished the Toppers 2 triptych with black ribbon bows, black mosaic tiles (Mark Richards Crystal Stickers), and matted onto black card. The lettering is machine cut on my Silhouette Cameo - Remember is in the font Agency and the with sympathy in Zapfino, with a white card background made by adding an outside offset of 0.1cm to the text.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

August - Photo Challenge - Angelie

Hi there

This is my DT inspiration card for this month. This image is so colourful I printed it with a watercolour effect and finished with a simple sentiment and basic mat and layer to make the image the main focus of the card

Hope to see your designs if you haven't entered the challenge already!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ooh la la it's photo inspiration challenge

I think the Ooh la la designs CD is fabulous, so much on it, images, cards, sentiments & more
It's really worth a look the website is to be found :-  here

This is my take on the photo inspiration, I hope you like it.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Photo inspiration - Sammy

Morning all,

Sammy here with my photo inspiration for you using some gorgeous images from our sponsor Ooh-la-la Creations.

I wanted to keep the front relatively CAS to focus on the gorgeous image, so stamped the sentiment on the inside and just used the image and border strip on the front:

There's still a week to enter, so why not come and play? :-)