PLEASE NOTE: We will now be awarding a Top 3 every challenge, and you may enter your creation in as many challenges as you like!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Introducing new Design Team member, Teresa!

Hi! We are so happy to announce our final 'new' team member joining us in the Card Crafter's Circle!  All the way from merry England, is Teresa!


Hello! I'm Teresa. I'm a mum of two, wife of one and lover of all things paper, wool and fabric :-)
I've been cardmaking for about five years now and just about got the hand of silicon glue!! I've been knitting and sewing since a little girl thanks to some great female influences in my family.

I work full time (unfortunately not in crafting!). About the crafting - I'm a designer for Do Crafts and demonstrate their products in stores too (which is such a cool job!). In my day job I'm involved in adult learning so I'm a huge fan of teaching others to find their way of having fun with paper and stuff. I'm really looking forward to playing with the designs we get given - more than that, I'm looking foward to making new friends x

We look forward to seeing Teresa's creations join our showcase each week... and you can find Teresa's crafty delights at her personal blog, Tayberrys!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Challenge #63 Teddy Bears on Parade!

Each week, as a challenge closes, and we introduce a new challenge to you, we will showcase three challenge entries that spoke to the challenge the most... and they will receive our Top 3 blog badge.  This week, we congratulate our Top Three:                                                             

  # 11 Karen H

  # 27 Helen

And we extend congratulations to #34  DEBBIE M, our random prize winner!

Ladies if you would collect your Top 3 or Winner's badge from our sidebar, we would be happy to see them worn on your blogs!   And if DEBBIE M would contact me at the yahoo email address on the right, I will arrange for your prize to be delivered to you!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:

TEDDYBEARS!

Our sponsor is STAMP ART DESIGN BY KATHRYNE! These images are sure to delight you! Kathryne creates images covering so many themes, and they are so very cute too! You can find SADK designs here in the Whimsy Shop...

Our random prize winner will receive a selection of FIVE IMAGES, of their choice ... yummy! On with the Show!

Here is our fabulous Teddy Bear Parade, showcased by our design team!.....
                                                 Anne-Marie using Little Bear Ducky 

Grandma Bonnie  using "Little Bear Garden Delight"

Jenee using Bonnet Bear with Large Flower


Jennifer using Butterfly Friend

Kerry using Little Bear Watering Can Friend
A reminder though...to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual card entry, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!

(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Go to the END of the entries to enter your card/project for this challenge and select the prompt "Click here to enter"

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Introducing two new DT members!

It is my pleasure to introduce to you our two newest team members... Sara and Shirley-Anne!

Hi, I'm Sara.  I'm a 30-something wife, stepmother of five, nana of nine, and great-nana of one.  I also have two fur babies of the doggy persuasion and three of the kitty.  I was born in Guam when my dad served there with the US Navy, but wound up being raised a third of the world away in a very landlocked Idaho town of 550 people.  I'm still in Idaho - the 5th generation of my family to live in this state - but I did finally move to the "city".  

The number one thing I hear from my family in response to my crafts is "When did you learn to do THAT?".  Despite dabbling over the years with art and crafting, it's only been in the last few years that I've really discovered my creative streak.  I adore shabby chic style, though I feel like my own style changes depending on my muse.  I love to create and alter a variety of things, but have a soft spot in my heart for my cards because I know how much that little bit of thought, effort, and personalization means to the recipient.


I feel truly fortunate to be joining these amazing ladies on the DT, and look forward to getting to know more crafty people! My personal blog is Folded Paper & Printed Pixels.


Hi there. I'm  Shirley-Anne.
Shirley-Anne
I am a full time carer for my husband . Papercrafting and blogging are my rest and recreational tools . I have tried many hobbies from writing short ....yes really, I can do short ...articles for magazines . Card creating has taken over my free time ...as opposed to ironin , dusting and window cleaning; I find the instant gratification soothes my soul.

Having said that my richest pleasure comes from commenting on other papercrafters mini works of art .Kind words ..and one does not need to be patronising ,can encourage, enthuse and inspire the beginner as well as an established artist.

My style is definately CAS .  My personal blog is Stamping for Joy. 


We welcome these wonderful ladies to our team, and we hope that you will enjoy seeing their creations each week... you'll see their first creations for Card Crafter's Cirle in our very next challenge!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Challenge #62 Paint the Town Red! DT CALL

We are looking to add some new team members here at Card Crafter's Circle... if you are interested in joining us, please read our DESIGN TEAM CALL PAGE (or click the tab link above), and email Pauline with subject line "Card Crafters Circle DT Call", at the yahoo address shown on the right sidebar.
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Back to our regular programming....

Each week, as a challenge closes, and we introduce a new challenge to you, we will showcase three challenge entries that spoke to the challenge the most... and they will receive our Top 3 blog badge.  This week, we congratulate our Top Three:
                                                                

  # 71 Kevin


And we extend congratulations to #109 BEATE, our FIRST random prize winner!
Beate wins the Robyn's Fetish Prize!



And we extend congratulations to #101 KATHY D, our winner of our second random prize...
Kathy wins the Floppy Latte prize!
Cupid Valentine

Ladies if you would collect your Top 3 or Winner's badge from our sidebar, we would be happy to see them worn on your blogs!   And if BEATE and KATHY would contact me at the yahoo email address on the right, I will arrange for your prize to be delivered to you!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to:

PAINT THE TOWN RED!

... with a RED colour challenge! We ask that your creations be predominantly red, or all red! We are excited to introduce a new this week, Digi Darlas Designs!!  

One randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Digi Darlas Designs! ... thank you for such a generous prize!

Our Design Team has created a beautiful showcase creations to share with you this week, and we hope you find inspiration in them!

Anne-Marie using  Colorful Sailboat 

Grandma Bonnie  using "Crissy and Umbrella"

Jenee using Brittany's Balloons

Jennifer using Picking Apples

Kerry using "Crissy and Umbrella"

 Pauline using 

A reminder though...to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!

(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Go to the END of the entries to enter your card/project for this challenge and select the prompt "Click here to enter"

Friday, February 8, 2013

Challenge #61 Love Is in the Air/Valentine

Each week, as a challenge closes, and we introduce a new challenge to you, we will showcase three challenge entries that spoke to the challenge the most... and they will receive our Top 3 blog badge.  This week, we congratulate our Top Three:
                                                             
And we extend congratulations to #16 ANDREE CLARK, our random prize winner!


Ladies if you would collect your Top 3 or Winner's badge from our sidebar, we would be happy to see them worn on your blogs!   And if ANDREE would contact me at the yahoo email address on the right, I will arrange for your prize to be delivered to you! Thank you Digital Delights for sponsoring our challenge!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our theme is:

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

With February 14th approaching (or for any reason, really) we ask that your creations be themed on LOVE or VALENTINES. We are excited to welcome back our TWO sponsors for this week, Robyn's Fetish and Floppy Latte Designs! So we have two prize winners this challenge!  

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.    Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.


Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Hi. I'm Jessica (or FLOPPY) of FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. I design digital stamps and papers, and also rework old woodcuts and drawings and put them into digital stamp form.. and I'm Stef (or GLITTERBABE) as I'm known in blogland. I also design digital stamps but not quite as intricately as FLOPPY does. Together we're the LATTE LADIES, or better known as FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. Jess is the more serious one and Stef is the clown – always trying to make people laugh. ok. So she likes the limelight. Keeps me (Jess) in the background creating. Together we offer a variety of stamping and scrapbooking images and items reaching out to everyone's tastes (so we think). Do drop by Floppy Latte Designs and have a look around. We are sure you'll see something you like and we guarantee it'll put a smile on your face!

One randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Robyn's Fetish ... and another randomly drawn winner will receive a prize of $10 to spend at the Floppy Latte Designs store.  Thank you both for your generous prizes!

Our Design Team has created a beautiful showcase creations to share with you this week, and we hope you find inspiration in them!

Anne-Marie using Elmer the Lovestruck Elephant from Floppy Latte Designs

Grandma Bonnie  using Puppy Paws from Robin Fetish & "Love" sentiment from Floppy Latte

Jenee using Robyn's Fetish Randy Valentine Boy

Jennifer using Floppy Latte: Country Hearts

and Robyn's Fetish: Pussy Cat Luv

Kerry using Floppy Latte: Country Hearts

 Pauline using Robyn's Fetish: Flowers'n'Hearts

 Pauline using using Floppy Latte: Ruffled Heart and Be My Valentine

A reminder though...to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!

(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Go to the END of the entries to enter your card/project for this challenge and select the prompt "Click here to enter"

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Welcome new Design Teamie!

Hey everybody some great news that I couldn't hold in... so it's a fanfare announcement!

<insert "Trumpet Vountary" here>

We have a new crafter joining our design team, and it's my pleasure to introduce her to you! We heartily and happily welcome Kerry Leddlestone, from the beautiful Emerald Isle that is Ireland.... Kerry says:

I'm a full time carer for my elderly grandmother and part-time (because alas, there are 24 hours in the day!) crafter.

I started card making about 3 or 4 years ago. Only Christmas cards and a few birthday cards at first, but a year or so ago, I really got bitten by the bug and since then I try to do some crafting almost every day. Mostly it's just cards and occasional other paper crafts like tags and bookmarks. I also do some cross-stitch and attempt knitting and crochet (badly!) and some day I'd like to try things like jewellery making and candle making!

I don't really have a 'style' when it comes to card making, I like clean and simple, but I also like lots of layers, lots of embellishments etc and I *love* digi stamps. I love regular stamping, getting inky... but I just love the immediacy of digi's a little more, within just a few minutes I can have the image I want, ready to colour with my promarkers!


I'm so delighted to be able to share my creations with you all here at Card Crafter's Circle and see all your wonderful creations in return!

We are delighted to have you joining us Kerry, and we look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!  If you can't wait until Kerry's first challenge showcase, you can find her creativity at her blog here http://irishfaery.blogspot.co.uk/

And don't forget there is still plenty of time to join in our Springtime challenge #60!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Challenge #60 Springtime

Each week, as a challenge closes, and we introduce a new challenge to you, we will showcase three challenge entries that spoke to the challenge the most... and they will receive our Top 3 blog badge.  This week, we congratulate our Top Three:
                                                                
And we extend congratulations to 12 Sandra, our random prize winner!

(winner has confirmed and collected prize)

Ladies if you would collect your Top 3 or Winner's badge from our sidebar, we would be happy to see them worn on your blogs!  

For this Challenge at Card Crafter's Circle our Theme is:

SPRINGTIME!

Our sponsor this week is joining us at Card Crafter's Circle for the first time... please welcome Digital Delights!  We are so happy to have you here with us!  Here's a little about Digital Delights....


Digital Delights by Louby Loo is your one stop shop for all your digital stamps, paper piecing and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!!  Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

The prize offered to our randomly drawn Digital Delights prize winner, is a $5 spend at their store...have fun choosing from all they have to offer!



Here is the fabulous feast  of images showcased by our design team for the Springtime challenge!



Anne-Marie using Easter Lara


Grandma Bonnie  using Monkey Love


Jennifer using Honeypot Larry Paper Piecing set


 Pauline 

A reminder though...to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!

(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Please go to the END of the entries to enter your card/project for this challenge and select the prompt "Click here to enter"....