Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Card Challenge of October

This month the lovely Paula from CRAFTS U LOVE is challenging you to create a card for Christmas using Blue and Silver.


Crafts U Love was formed in September 2001 by Paula Baughan and Jenny Baughan (Mother in law). Both avid card makers at the time frustrated by the lack of quality craft companies. Using a spare bedroom and having a bathroom as a stockroom with an ironing board as a packing table was hardly ideal at the time, but served a useful purpose..
But how things have changed since then. In 2002 Paula's husband Geoff left his job to take over from his mother Jenny. Using his IT, Sales and Marketing background Geoff rebuilt the website and started a marketing campaign, which included full page adverts in various magazines, website promotion and attending shows up and down the country. Using Paula's creative talents and general business skills the business continued to grow and after moving home 3 times in 5 years to accommodate the business, it eventually outgrow their home. In July 2006 Crafts U Love moved to their current premises in Charlwood, Surrey. This enabled them to grow their product range and increase stock levels.
Crafts U Love is currently one of the largest Die Cutting and Rubber stamp stockists in the UK and now also stocks most of the world's leading die-cutting systems all of which are complimented by a wide range of general card making and scrapbooking products.


Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.











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PRIZE TIME

Paula has offered a £10 voucher to spend at Crafts U Love



We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a Christmas card using silver and blue. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured, rather than the whole blog. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - the address is in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th November 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.

Please claim your prize within a month of the winner being announced.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.



Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Winner of the September Layout Challenge

We have just heard from Robyn, and she said:

"Wow, they are all amazing! I love seeing all the different interpretations. My vote is for Terri. I love how she flipped the sketch and made it work with both horizontal and vertical photos. Wonderful!

Thanks again for featuring my work.
Robyn"

Here is a reminder of TERRI's lovely layout:


Terri - Please contact us so we can get your prize sent out to you.



Thank you to all who took part.

The current challenge runs until 5th November - so plenty of time to join in.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

L is for Labels

This month we've chosen this stunning layout by The Bling Princess



The Bling Princess is called Julianne and here are a few words from her:

"Hi there! My name is Julianne McKenna-De Lumen, otherwise known as Jules The Bling Princess. I live in the very beautiful and scenic Mount Barker, South Australia, and I have been scrapping for 8 years. Fortunately for me, I have one (very tolerant) husband, two
daughters, and eight cats, that are my most willing photographic subjects. When I am not scrapping, you will find me taking photos, being crafty, reading, cooking, or travelling. 

My style has varied greatly over the years. I find it changes as I play with new products, and learn different techniques. However, a love of colour has always been a part of my style, along with an even bigger love of bling, and all things sparkly. My work is feminine, colourful, and all about the details. My go to products include texture paste, masks, Glimmermist, and Pan Pastels. And flowers - I have a whole other addiction there. 

Over the years, I have been blessed to be a part of many wonderful Design Teams - including, but not limited to, Pencil Lines, Zva Creative, PaperHaus, Imaginarium Designs, Kaisercraft and Colorbok. I have loved every minute of working with all these wonderful Design Teams as it has allowed me to grow as an artist, and to meet, and make, some amazing lifelong friends.  
I have been fortunate to be published numerous times in Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations. I have my first commissioned article with Australian Scrapbook Ideas coming out later this year. You can find more about me on my blog: http://julestheblingprincess.blogspot.com/ . "

You can also see her work on Scrapbook.com

Please create a layout including some label shapes - use the sketch, Julianne's layout and the layouts by the DT to inspire you. 

We drew our sketch as always


Here are the layouts created by our design team to give you some inspiration. Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.

digital



A4







SANDRA
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YOUR LABEL LAYOUTS FOR OCTOBER

KERRY

TERRI

JACKIE

MARIANNE

LYNSEY

ADELE

updated 20/10/14

PRIZE TIME
Christmas Goodie Pack


Five sheets double sided patterned paper by American Craft
Three sheets cardstock (white scalloped, red and green)
Card Candi (red and green)
Dew drops (red and black)
Ribbon (red stitched grosgrain, green satin in two widths)
Four clear stamp packs

four wooden number counters
Tree foam stamp
Silver snowflake

Two decorative pins


We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and some label shapes. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 5th November 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.
Please claim the prize within a month of the announcement.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.


Please create a new layout for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sneak Peek for October

In a few days we will reveal the full images of these layouts so you will be able to see who we have scraplifted and a brand new challenge sketch.











Pop back on 1st October for full details.x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Winner of August Card Challenge

We had an amazing number of entries for our Sue Wilson challenge - Well Done Everyone, they were all lovely!

Sue wasn't able to choose a winner as she loved them all but, she gave us her top 5 and we drew a name at random - the winner is...................


STEPHEN


Well Done Stephen - please contact us to claim your prize.

Thank-you to everyone who took part and to Sue for joining us this month.

Check out our new challenge while you are here!






Monday, 15 September 2014

September Card Challenge


This month Linda is challenging us to create a card, this time: 


'ANYTHING GOES'


Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.



LYNN





PRIZE TIME

YOUR CARDS FOR SEPTEMBER

CAROL I


 CAROL II

CHRIS I

CAROL III

 CAROL IV

CAROL V

JENNY

KAREN

ANNE

AGAPANTHUS

MARIANNE

SAMANTHA

CHRIS II

CHRIS III

JACKIE I

JACKIE II

CHRIS IV


updated 06/09/14

We hope you will join the fun and enter the challenge by creating a card using anything you like. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured, rather than the whole blog. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - the address is in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th October 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.Please claim your prize within a month of the winner being announced.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.



Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.