Friday, 31 October 2014

October Challenge - Think Pink

Welcome to the brand new challenge for October at The Crafting Cafe
Last month you all out did yourself! 
What brilliant projects you all shared with us. Thank you for that.

This month our challenge theme is 
'Think Pink'....

To make it more interesting for you, we  have a wonderful sponsor

Aurora Wings

Who are offering one lucky winner a fantastic prize of their choice of 
$10 US dollars worth of digis from their shop!

Company Info/Artist Bio

Mitzi is a Colorado-based fantasy artist.  Originally from Japan, her art is influenced by the vintage shojo manga she grew up with, as well as the classic art forms such as tattoo art and woodblock prints of her native country.  Her fantasy art subjects range from cute and whimsical to dark and macabre, and everything in between.  Majority of her Aurora Wings digital stamps are made from the line art of her fantasy illustrations, giving them a uniquely distinct look of flowing lines with high level of detail.  Most are ink & pen traditional drawings, which are either colored free-hand in Corel Painter or traditionally with watercolor.  Her Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, offers digital stamps, prints, ACEOs, coloring books, and originals.

Shop -
Facebook Digi Group -
Facebook Artist Page -
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog -
Artist's Official Site -

The design team have been busy crafting away with their Sponsor images,
 to inspire you over the coming month, so be sure to keep checking back 
to see what they have been up to.
We love visiting your blogs so don't forget to pop your details into the link so we 
can see your project. If you are unsure of the challenge rules, 
you will find them over on the right hand column.

Here are my inspiration cards to get you started

Now it's over to you,
Happy crafting
Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Design Team x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Think Pink by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here with some more inspiration for this month's "Think Pink" challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Aurora Wings, and I chose their beautiful "Marie Antoinette" image for my project.

For details of what I used, please take a look at my blog, here.

There's still time to enter the challenge, I hope you can join us!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Thinking Pink

'Thinking Pink' by Neil Burley

I guess it might not be a surprise that pink is not my first go-to colour, so this month's challenge theme took me a little out of my comfort zone. Having said that, the fabulous image from our sponsors for the month, Aurora Wings, was lovely to work with, and immediately invited the addition of colour.

I managed to print the image onto watercolour paper, but ended up heat setting the toner with my heat tool as my laser printer didn't quite manage it on it's own as two other copies will attest as the toner brushed off as I cut them out! I've coloured using Letraset AquaMarkers, starting with the pens in the shaded areas of each element and dragging the colour out using a waterbrush to the rest of the area. This results in a subtle blend from dark to light which can be emphasised with more pen work in the deepest shade areas. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, and mats use Bazzill cardstock.

Pen colours used: 
Roses/berries: Cherry Blossom / Flamingo Pink / Vintage Rose
Face/lips: Deco Peach
Leaves: Amazon Haze
Hair: Cream
Background: Frost Blue
Highlights: White Signo Broad pen

Until next time,


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Think Pink - Janna

Hello everyone, this is my DT card, for this months

challenge on The Crafting Cafe blog.
using one of the lovely images from our sponsor
 Aurora Wings

Read more about my card on my blog here!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Think Pink - Sammy

Hi all!

Sammy here, with another pink card for you all!

I have to start by saying how much I loved working with this image from our sponsor Aurora wings! Such a beautiful image, and a real joy to colour!

Anyway, here it is:

For more details, please visit my blog.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pink creations!
Have a fab day,


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Think Pink - Dawn

Hi all, Dawn here with my DT Inspiration card for this months
Think Pink 
challenge here at The Crafting Cafe.
I hope you will take the Breast Cancer Awareness message behind 
this challenge & I challenge you to check your boobies regularly for any 
changes or abnormalities. Not sure how? Look here for more information
After you've done that, make something pretty in 
Pink & link up here!
I've used  the pretty Happy Little Mermaid Stamp from our sponsor
More about my card here

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Think Pink - Mags

Hi Everyone, Mags here to share some inspiration for our current challenge - Think Pink.  Our sponsor this month is Aurora Wings and I have used Mistletoe Fairy for my inspiration project.

I coloured the image with promarkers and added lots of stickles and liquid pearls.  For more details about my project just pop by my blog.

Now it's over to you.  You still have until the end of the month to enter.

Bye for now