Monday, 28 November 2016

Wood or Trees (See the Wood for the Trees) Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with our 'See the Wood for the Trees' Mid Challenge Reminder.  As always, the DT have been having a great time looking at the fabulous entries for this Challenge, keep them coming.

We have two wonderful Guest Designers today, Branka and Deanne recently won our 'Autumn' Challenge, if you are not familiar with their work, you can check out their blogs 'Vintage Handmade' and 'Little Bit 'O Paper'.

We asked our Guest Designers to tell us a little about themselves....

Branka

  My name is Branka (aka Vintage Handmade) and I come from a beautiful European country Croatia. I am a mother of two amazing children and a wife of a wonderful husband.

I have been crafting since my childhood and after a lot of experimenting I fell into mixed media art and art journaling a few years ago. My style is rather eclectic, trying to express myself in different styles, playing with different mediums, techniques and materials. 



My name is Deanne Clarke-Saunders. My hubby and I live in Paradise, Newfoundland Canada.  I was an elementary teacher for 23 years but retired early.  I am now an Early Childhood Educator (couldn’t stay away from the kiddies!!).  I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue, and ESPECIALLY crayons and pencil crayons, ever since I’ve been a small child. I just couldn’t stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making!  I love it!!! My hubby calls me a paper hoarder. He just MAY be right, but I’d never tell him that!!! A man doesn’t need to know he’s right!!! haha!




Our Design Team ladies have been busy in their craft roomsmaking a few more items to, hopefully, inspire you.









What makes you think that Christmas is just around the corner and we are all working on our Christmas cards?


This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 20 November. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 21 November 2016

See the Wood for the Trees

With the arrival of Storm Angus this weekend the weather in the UK has been very wintery - wet and windy in most places and snow in some areas of the north.  We had 'Weather Warnings' and some were even advised to stay home if possible.  Really not a week to be out if you can avoid it, so why not stay home and craft?

Our new challenge starts here today and it could just be the inspiration your need.  'See the Wood for the Trees' will hopefully get your imagination working, include imges of trees or wood grain in your design, or even decorate a wooden object.  It is all about the wood, you can use any materials you like, to make anything you like, for example, a card, an altered box, a gift bag, an ACT, a scrapbook page, an inchie.

Our wonderful Design Team ladies have come up with a few beautiful cards to give you an idea of the sort of thing we have in mind.

Card by Lisette








This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 4 December. There are very few rules to our Challenges but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 14 November 2016

'Things with Wings' Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with out 'Things with Wings' Mid Challenge Reminder. We have been having a great time looking at the fabulous entries for this Challenge.

Keti and Carol recently won our 'You are my Sunshine' Challenge, these ladies are amazing and such tallented crafters, if you are not familiar with their work you can check out their blogs Keti's Projects and Crafty Stamper.

Keti

  My name is Katarina, Keti for my friends. I'm 39 years old. I come from a small and beautiful European country Slovenia. I finished law school and after passing my bar exam in 2009 I found my love for crafting. Now I'm hooked. I love papercrafting, crocheting and colouring books for adults. And I can't image my life without some time in my pink crafting room. I enjoy blogging (Keti's Projects) and meeting new crafty friends too.

I'm really honored to have been asked to be a guest designer here on Crafty Boots Challenge and hope you enjoy my butterfly cards. Happy crafting everyone. 

Hugs, Keti















Hi I'm Carol married with three children and five grandchildren.I have always crafted -knitting,crotchet,cake decorating and now papercrafts,from cards,mini albums,decorated canvas and now into mixed media and rediscovered my love of stamping.



Once again our Design Team ladies have been busy in their craft rooms to make a few more items to hopefully inspire you.

Card by Jess













This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 20 November. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 7 November 2016

'Things with Wings' Challenge

It is time for a new Crafty Boots Challenge for the next two weeks we should like to see your projects featuring 'Things with Wings'. This is one of our favourite challenges, there are so many things which have wings, for example, there are birds, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, fairies, angels and all sorts of mythical creatures.

As always with our challenges, you can use any materials you like, to make anything you like, for example, a card, an altered box, a gift bag, an ACT, a scrapbook page, an inchie ...........

Our wonderful Design Team ladies have come up with a few beautiful cards to give you an idea of the sort of thing we have in mind.











This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 20 November. There are very few rules to our Challenges but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 31 October 2016

'In the Pink' Mid Challenge Reminder

Here we are back already with our 'Pink' Mid Challenge Reminder.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this challenge is our way of lending our support to this very important cause.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge.  Emily, Karolina and Kathie recently won our 'All Squared Up' Challenge.  We are so lucky to have three wonderfully talented ladies as our guest designers this week, please make sure you visit their blogs and leave a frinedly Crafty Boots Hi.

Emily

Hi, my name is Emily and I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been card making in a serious way since 2012 and started blogging the same year at Pen and Paperie. I love to colour and try new techniques, with card making my creative outlet to counter my rather serious job that pays for my craft supplies. I try to match the style of each card to the recipient but have been playing with CAS a lot this year.  

I'd like to thank the lovely DT at Crafty Boots for the opportunity to guest DT for them for this delightfully pinkalicious challenge.



Hello, my name is Karolina and I live in Poland.  I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue, and paints ever since I’ve been a child.  I just couldn’t stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making.  I have always loved doing crafts and paper-crafting.  I also have a bit of an addiction to pretty papers - like most crafters I have far more than I could ever use but just can’t seem to help myself.  I started my blog Zosiurkowa Muma a few years ago, mainly to keep a track of the cards I was making but then I discovered so many other wonderful blogs and challenge blogs. 

I’d like to thank the team at Crafty Boots for this opportunity to be their guest designer for this challenge, and I’m very proud to take part.




  Hi, I'm Kathie from New Zealand and I’m happily married to an amazing man who supports my crafting and loves my cards. We have two teenage sons at boarding school and one black and white cat that is spoilt rotten and if I’m crafting and don’t pay attention to him, he’ll jump up and sit on my work. One of my sons has an amazing eye for colour and detail and if I ever need a second opinion about an embellishment or colour he’s the first one I call on. 
I’ve been crafting from ever since I can remember, weather it was knitting, colouring, or sewing dresses for my dolls as a child and later in life for myself. But now days it’s either Card Making, Scrapbooking or Cross Stitch. I’ve been on one design team for nearly 7 years and have loved meeting people from all walks of life and countries.  I have a blog called Kathiez Kardz.

I'm honored to have been asked to be a guest designer here on Crafty Boots Challenge and hope you enjoy what I've created to share with you today! Happy crafting everyone.  


Our lovely Design Team ladies have had their paper and glue out again ....







Card by Jess




This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday,6 November. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 24 October 2016

In the Pink

As you know October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness' month.  This is such an important issue and here at Crafty Boots we would like to add our support by turning this challenge pink.  For the next two weeks we should like you to use pink in your projects.

As always with our challenges, you can use any materials you like, to make anything you like, for example, a card, an altered box, a gift bag, an ACT, a scrapbook page, an inchie ...........

Our Design Team have come up with a few cards to give you an idea of the sort of thing we have in mind.

Card by Lisette








We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 6 November. There are very few rules to our Challenges but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 17 October 2016

'Halloween' Mid Challenge Reminder

We are having such a wonderful time looking at all of your Halloween projects, you have all been so very busy. It is already time for the Mid Challenge reminder, where does the time go?

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as Guest Designers.  Jana won our recent 'Anything but a Card' Challenge, Jana is such a tallented crafter and her work is well known in the craft world, you are probably familiar with her blog 'Jane's Creative Garden', it is really worth taking a few minutes to take a look.

Jana


  Hi...my name is Jana, 42 year old and I live with my family in a small country – Slovenia. I am married to a graphic designer and we have three beautiful children: son Andraz (16), daughter Katarina (13) and son Matija (9). We love nature...mountains, sea, forest and animals. And I love gardening. My favorite things are to create exploding boxes, gift boxes, books cards, accordion cards... I love making cards with lots of layers and embellishments. On the cards is specialty the pocket with flower seeds. I started blogging in January 2014.

My blogspot Janinustvarjalnivrt.blogspot.com (Janin ustvarjalni vrt – Jane's Creative Garden) is my virtual happy place to share some paper projects. This is my hobby and I love playing with paper, dies, inks, stamps...





Of course, our Design Team ladies have been busy making cards .....













This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 23 October. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.