Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December challenge - Your favourite thing from 2014

Merry Christmas!
I know that there is still a little time to go, but not long really!
On a personal note I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has played along with our challenges over 2014. You are all very talented and you have helped to inspire us every month.
I would also like to thank my design team - thank you for joining us and for all your wonderful inspiration every month. You are all uber talented and a joy to work with.
A massive thank you to all of our sponsors over 2014 - we hope you will all agree to sponsor us again in 2015 as we have loved working with all of your wonderful images.
And a special mention to my two team leaders, Dawn - who has been my right hand woman from the very start and sorts out all the sponsors for the team to work with and for you to win prizes from and Marlene - who joined us, stepped up when we needed a team leader and who helps the DT when they are stuck.
Without them, our sponsors and of course all of you, there would be no Crafting Cafe. So thank you!
Here's to a fun and crafty filled 2015!

So this month the challenge is for you to reflect 'Your favourite thing from 2014', that could be colours, creative mediums, and image or embellishment.
We can't wait to see the projects that you share with us.

This month there is no sponsor. This one is just for fun.
The design team will be popping back over the month to inspire you and show you some of their favourite things from 2014.....

Here are a few of my projects to get the ball rolling

 I have loved working with all our sponsors and I have loved getting creative with digis....
 I love, love, love all things die cut!
 Playing with pyrography...
 Having fun with fimo......

Now it's over to you.... we would love to see what your favourite thing has been this year - it's just for fun so really there are no rules....

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Happy crafting
Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Design Team x


Sunday, 21 December 2014

My Favourite makes in 2014

This is my post for the Crafting Cafe blog DT for December, we have not got a sponsor, so this month its all about posting your favourite things from the year. So these are mine.

This was my husbands 60th Birthday card in October, i loved making it and he loved it too
this is a mixture of Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz

This is a favourite scrapbook page, my granddaughter Maia all dressed up in WW1 outfit.
the papers and embellishments are dragons lair designs.
And finally a shadow box House for my bestest friends 65th Birthday, with all her family photos in it
Happy Christmas everyone 

Friday, 19 December 2014

My favourite things of 2014 - Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share some of my favourite things from 2014.
This is just for fun and we would love to see your favourite projects.


My 3d christmas crackers.


Lots of distressing on this one


Using die cuts


My favourite colour and sparkle.

Thanks for popping by and hope you enjoyed seeing my selection of projects.

Bye for now
Mags
xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My Favourite Things of 2014 - Dawn

Hi everyone, Dawn here with some of my Favourite Things From 2014
This month we are playing Just For Fun but we will still choose a Top 3
You don't have to make anything new, we know how busy you are already!
So here are mine!


Just click on the links if you'd like to know more about any of them!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

2014 Favourites

This month's challenge is to share your favourite makes of the year.  2014 has been quite a special crafting year for me for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, it's the first year I've done any significant amount of scrapbooking.  I've always wanted to scrap, and becoming a Mum in 2011 gave me an extra reason to do it, but I hadn't managed more than the odd isolated project.   At the start of the year I set myself a target of creating one layout per month, and I'm happy to say I exceeded that, not least because I think that's the first time I've ever kept to a new year's resolution!  My top 3 favourite layouts for the year are these:

"Bob's Bumpy Bark Rub" (this was my first of the year, and incorporates a bark rubbing):


"Great Minds" (think alike), made for a sketch challenge on the do crafts scrapbook forum:


and "Bob's First Proper Christmas", my first 12x12 double page layout:

The other reason 2014's crafting has been special is that my little boy has very recently become interested in making things :-)  To capitalise on this, I made an activity advent calendar that included some crafting and cooking projects.  Despite the fact I spend all of every day with him, I think we're both really benefitting from this more focussed 'time in'.  This is my favourite of the things that we've made so far - partly because Bob stayed interested from start to finish, and partly because I managed to resist the temptation to neaten it up!


I hope you like my faves.  Thanks for reading and Happy Christmas!

Amanda

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Just for Fun

This is the last challenge of 2014 at the Crafting Cafe and if a lovely one to join in with because the theme is 
Just for Fun, Your favourite things from 2014.


My favourite things are lovely warm colours, pretty embellishments and getting back to using my Polychromos pencils that I have coloured this image in with. 

So come back soon and see some lovely inspirational ideas from my fellow DT members.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Janet x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Winners & Top 3

Hi everyone, it's time to announce our Winner & Top 3
from last month's  NOT A Card challenge!
A big thank you to everyone who played along, the entries were all brilliant!
We always wish we could give everyone a prize,
but, we can only have one winner per sponsor!

First up, our Artbmiran Prize Winner
Congratulations Carol,what a fantastic little gift box!
You have won your choice of 3 images from the Artbmiran shop

Now, our Delicious Doodles Prize Winner
Delicious Doodles

#42 Sarah-J W

Congratulatins Sarah-J, a fantstic little wreath!
You have won your choice of 4 images from the Delicious Doodles Shop

Ladies, please send us an email to craftingcafe@hotmail.co.uk
with Winner in the subject line to claim your prizes.
Don't forget to collect your winners badge & wear it with pride!

Winner's badge

Now on to our Top 3 in no particular order.
We had such a hard time choosing but here they are


  #27 Michelle


#28 Coops


#21 Carol Dunham
Fantastic creations ladies, we all loved them!
Collect your badge from below & wear it with pride!

Top 3 Badge

Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors &
thanks to everyone who entered, without you, there would be no challenges!

Don't forget to enter this month's challenge
Your Favourite Thing from 2014
We don't have a sponsor prize this month as it's Just For Fun,
but we will pick a Top 3
You don't have to make anything new this time,
Simply link up something you've made that you particularly like, from this year....
 colours, projects,techniques, it's your choice!

Hope to see you there!
Keep on crafting!
Hugs
xx Dawn xx