Monday, February 25, 2013

ABC18 ~ Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!   Before I begin with this week's challenge I have some exciting news to share with you!  You may have already noticed the new Pinterest and Facebook badges on the left hand side of our challenge blog.  

That's right!  Now can now follow us on Pinterest!  I have the 'follow me' Pinterest badge on the left hand side bar or or you can click here to see our ABC Challenges Pinterest boards.

I've been busy this week!  I also started our ABC challenges Facebook page.  You are welcome to come visit our new page where I will be posting details about our challenges as well as winners and such.  You can click on the Facebook badge on the left hand side bar or you can click here to visit and 'Like' our new Facebook page.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and sketch challenges are one of my very favorite challenges and so this week we hope you will join us in creating some cards using the sketch below.


ABC18  'Sketch Challenge’


Create a card based on the sketch above.  Feel free to flip, turn, or modify it slightly if needed, but please try to keep your card as close to the sketch as possible.


Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC18 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!








 A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created, happy crafting!

ABC17~ Challenge Winners

The stitching cards from last week's challenge were just amazing!  The design team and I would like to thank you for playing along with us.  It really wasn't easy picking winners this week.  Be sure to join us for our next challenge!  Our winners for this week are-  
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'All Stitched Up' challenge is-


Pat, be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

And here are our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order- (we have 4 top cards this week).



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Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Donna

Good Morning everyone!  Our guest designer for this week is Donna and she's created a card for us for this week's challenge which is to use real or faux stitching on your cards.

You can see Donna's winning card here.  Welcome Donna and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 


Donna your card is simply beautiful!  Your details are just perfect and I love all the pretty flowers and your lovely borders and die cuts.  The butterfly and beautifully colored image are just perfect!  Please take a minute to visit Donna's blog and leave her some love!  You can click on her name below to visit her blog.



Hi, I'm Donna, and I've been making cards for five years now. I started out making a scrapbook of our dog and ended up making cards. I also started up my own digital papers shop, and that's been going for 6 years now.

As with most crafters, I have a large collection of die, markers, papers, cardstock, flowers, embellishments. I love adding as much as I can to a card, the fuller the better. I love working with both digital and rubber stamps. I like the digital stamps for being able to resize them to what you want for a craft project, and I love the rubber stamps just for the fact I can collect them....lol 
My Blog address   http://bearlymine.blogspot.co.uk/
Thank you so much, Donna!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2013

ABC17 ~ All Stitched Up

Welcome back to another All Beautiful Cards challenge!  This week our challenge was created by Ger and it's a technique that I find myself using quite often so we hope you'll play along with us!

ABC17   'All Stitched Up’

Create any card using faux or real stitching.  Yep, it's that easy this week!  Lets see some stitching!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC17 for this challenge.  

Below are our deisn team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!



 
inside of Jeanette's card-
 

  

  
  



 A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created, happy crafting!

ABC16 Challenge Winners

We had gorgeous cards entered in our color challenge last week, thanks so much for playing along with us!  Be sure to join us again this week, we'd love to visit your blogs!  Our winners for this week are-  
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our Color challenge is-


Debbie, be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

And here are our 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order)-





Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Eileen

Good Morning!  This is such a pretty color challenge and I hope you'll join us and play along!  Our Guest designer this week is Eileen and she's created a card for us using the colors from our color challenge.

You can see Eileen's winning card here.  Welcome Eileen and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 

Eileen your card is amazing!  I love all the gorgeous details, everything from the beautiful pearls, ribbon, and die cuts to the beautiful flowers.  I especially love how your sentiment is the main focus, so beautifully done!  I hope you'll all take a minute to visit Eileen's blog and leave her some love, just click on her name below to visit her blog.


Eileen

I started making cards about 5 years ago and was really into decoupage and CD crafting, I even bought a Cricut Expression and about 40 cartridges (most of which have never been used). Last March I found Bev Rochester's blog and my life, and I do mean my life, changed.  I have always been crafty, knitting, crochet, cross stitiching, sewing.... but as a child I loved to colour.  When I discovered stamping it was as if I had found direction again. A few pounds later ( had to have ALL the Pro and Flex markers, and so many Spellbinders , Memory Box, Cheery Lynn, Marriane, Joy... and all the rest as well as enough stamps to keep me colouring for the next year) lots of trial and error and lots of practice I find I can now win competitions, serve on the Design Teams of two respected blogs and have a blog I enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to read this and good luck with your card making and challenges.

Thank you so much, Eileen!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

One of our Design Team members also made an extra card for th is week's color challenge and I wanted to share her card with you as well.  Thank you, Ger for making another card for us this week, the butterfly is simply amazing and I like the panel shaped layer behind your butterlfy.

Monday, February 11, 2013

ABC16 'Color Challenge' Red, Pink, White/Vanilla

We have some exciting news this week, but before I begin, here is this week's challenge.  It's been awhile since we had a color challenge and this week's challenge was created by our design team member, Danielle.  



ABC16 'Color Challenge’

I can already picture the lovely cards this week's color challenge is going to bring!  Simply create a card using primarily the colors:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and White or Vanilla.  I will be using Stampin' Up! colors for a reference and we want everyone to play along so if you do not have these colors please use the closest colors you have. 

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC16 for this challenge.  

Now for some exciting news!  Today we are welcoming two new design team members!  Please give a big welcome to AnnMarie and Jan!



 Hi! My name is AnnMarie and I am mom to four amazing kids and wife to my very best friend. Hubby and I have been married 22 years. We live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I am a long time crafter and dabble in everything from cross stitching to scrapbooking, but my true love has become rubber stamping! I started stamping six years ago and am hooked! I am happiest when my hands are inky and I am surrounded by piles of crafting doo dads! Very nice to meet you all and I look forward to getting to know everyone through all the upcoming ABC challenges!


Jan Forthworth- Tweetybugshouse

 I am the mother of an active 8 year old boy, wife to my wonderful husband James for 12 years. For my job I am in home care provider. You can find me when I am not working my stamp cave creating away, I am very active blogger and I also love to read whenever I get the chance you can find me on goodreads adding to my ever growing collection of books. That me a stamper, reader, wife and mother.


And below are our  design team members' cards to get you inspired!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!







 

A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created, happy crafting!

ABC15 Challenge Winners

Thanks so much for joining us for our 'Candy Hearts' challenge!   We loved seeing all of your inspiration cards and it's never easy picking our top choices.  Here's our winners from last week's challenge-
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Candy Hearts' challenge is-

Donna BMC

Donna, be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 


And here are our 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order)-



 

Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Anita

I hope you are enjoying this week's challenge!  My little ones were just eating some candy hearts yesterday and my 3 year old kept asking me what each of the hearts said, it was so cute.  I remember these little treats from when I was a little girl. 

This week's guest designer is Anita and she's created a card for our 'Candy Hearts' inspiration challenge.  You can see Anita's winning card here.  Welcome Anita and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 

Your card is super cute!  The colors you used are awesome together and I'm amazed at how pretty you colored that adorable image!  Love those papers too!  Be sure to stop by Anita's blog and leave her some love!  Click on her name below to visit her blog.



Anita Madden from "Just A Pigment Of My Imagination"

Hi, my name is Anita Madden and I live in a small town in southwestern Ohio.  I'm married and we have one adult daughter that's a nurse and one adorable grandson that we love to spoil!  I've always done some sort of crafting.  I've been a painter for many years (acrylic, watercolor, pen/ink) and then a few years ago I was bitten by the "stamping bug".  Thank you for having me as a guest on your challenge blog.
Thank you so much, Anita!  Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

ABC15 ~ Candy Hearts

We had nearly 100 entries last week, thank you for such a great turn out!   This week's challenge was created by Lela and it's another exciting challenge!



'Candy Hearts' Inspiration
One of the fun things about Valentines is the Candy Hearts.  So let's be inspired by these fun little treats.  Your inspiration could include fun or mushy sentiment, pastel colors, little hearts or whatever else you think of when you think of Candy Hearts.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC15 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our design team to get you started!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!









A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!