Saturday, 31 August 2013

A baby is born - August challenge

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last month. We have all loved seeing the wonderful creations that you have made.

This month the have an exciting new challenge and theme for you to work with....
This month your theme is
A baby is born...

Well, when I set the themes for the year at the very beginning of the year, I could never have imagined how well timed this months would be!
We have a new Royal baby to welcome and at my work there have been 3 babies this month connected to my team! Not to mention all the other lovely babies that I keep hearing about.

This month we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the wonderful
The amazing prize for this months challenge will be 7 digis from Bugaboo! Wow - what a prize!

My card to help get the inspiration going this month is.....

Keep popping on over to the blog to see all the wonderful creations that the DT have been making.

Please make sure you pop on over to the right hand side bar to read our rules before you enter - we love to see your creations but we have to stick to the rules to make it fair for everyone. xxx

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Birth announcement

'Birth Announcements' by Neil Burley

I don't really do babies, or baby related cards for that matter! So when I was given the theme for this month, I searched the fabulous sponsor site, Bugaboo Stamps for something a bit less 'baby' - and found Jack and Diane holding their signboard. The image was perfect for a birth announcement. A bit of fussy cutting to make a layer, careful ProMarker colouring and stamped text completed the look.

Oh, yes, I developed a new technique (for me anyhow) for getting a distressed/marble like texture on the sign background using ProMarkers. Place an acrylic block over the area on the image you'd like to distress, and colour the block with the ProMarker colour of your choice - bear in mind the colour will be darker than you expect with this technique - I used Blush - and that it will the mirror image when printed. Lightly spritz the colour with isopropanol alcohol (rubbing alcohol) from a mini-mister bottle - you will find the droplets push the colour away forming the pattern. Immediately print it wet side down onto the card to transfer the effect.

Skin: Blush/Oatmeal/Apricot
Blond hair: Pastel Yellow/Sunflower/Gold/Caramel
Brown hair/his shoes: Tan/Cinnamon/Cocoa
Jeans: Pastel Blue/Denim Blue
Her jeans/shoes: Lavender/Lilac/Amethyst
Shadows: Ice Grey 1-4
Pinks: Pastel Pink/Cerise/Magenta
Blues: Pastel Blue/Cornflower/Blue Pearl
Greens: Bright Green/Forest Green

Stamped text:
Worn Text - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Stamp ink:
Versacolor Pink/Sky Blue

Jack and Diane - Sign It from Bugaboo Stamps

Monday, 26 August 2013

Welcome Baby

Hello there! It's Ria here today.

I'm sharing my take in this month's A Baby is Born challenge. I used a digi image, AKV Baby Horse from Bugaboo stamps. Babies are such a joy and this month's challenge is just one of my favorites.

I colored my image with Promarkers and placed it in a soft pink and blue scalloped and circle die cut base. To add some texture, I added a lace, felt button and flower. I also did a partial embossing in half part of the card base.

There's still time to play along the challenge so grab your soft pastels or anything fit for a baby theme challenge.

Happy crafting! 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

A Baby Is Born - Sylvia

Hi everyone, Sylvia here!
Well it's that time again, this is my card for this months challenge.
I have used the sponsor image
 I hope you like it & I hope you will join in our lovely challenge x
Happy crafting x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A Baby Is Born - Dawn

Here's my card for this months challenge,
"A Baby Is Born"
Click here for the challenge & here for more about my card!
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, 19 August 2013

A Baby is Born - by Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share a bit of inspiration for our current monthly challenge.  I have used the cute image AKV Baby Teddy from our sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  

Such a cute little image and really enjoyed making this girly card.  For details of how I created my card just pop over to my blog here.  

You still have until the end of the month to enter the challenge so get those entries in.

Happy Crafting

Friday, 16 August 2013

A baby is born - by Amanda

Hi everyone, it's my turn to share some baby inspiration today, and I've made a card using the AKV Baby Horse image from this month's lovely sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.  In fact I've made two cards, a pink one and a blue one, as there are a couple of nice details in the image that you can colour code.

I hope you like them.  For more info about the card, please take a look here.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

A Baby Is Born - by Claire S

Hi Everyone!

It's my turn (Claire S) today to share my DT make for this month's challenge!

The theme for August is 'A Baby Is Born' and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering 7 digi stamps to the winner!!

Here is the card I made this month:

The digi stamp is from our sponsor this month and was coloured with pro markers, this panel was cut out and faux stiching added around the edge.  The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse and was stamped directly onto the 6x6 card blank.  I added the pale blue ribbon around the card blank and then mounted the digi panel onto the card front with foam pads.

To visit my personal blog please click HERE 

Bugaboo Stamps are giving away 7 digi stamps for the winner so click HERE to pop over to the linky post and join in!!

Claire x

Friday, 9 August 2013

Day 9 - A Baby is Born

It's time for a new theme this month at The Crafting Cafe - A baby is born!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 digis, that's right SEVEN digis of their choice!

My card was created using Baby Bundle Heart by Bugaboo.  I used my copic markers to color this adorable image then pulled out some paper from my stash, added layers & buttons for a quick and simple card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

There are so many beautiful baby images out there, I can hardly wait to see what you create!  Make sure to link your creation up here at The Crafting Cafe!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Summers Here Winner & Top 3

Hiya lovelies, I hope you are all well, Lindsay here with our winner & top 3 for July's Summers Here Challenge.

Mr Random.Org chose our Winner and that was .....................
#17 ~ Sarah  with this adorable card

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then email us at:
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Our Top 3 are as follows:

#4 Karin

#32 Andy

#37 Lorraine

Fantastic creations, congratulations
Please take your badge from below
& wear it with pride!

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Once again we'd like to thank everyone who entered!
The DT had great fun visiting your blogs & leaving some love.
You are such a talented bunch of crafters!

Don't forget our new challenge A Baby Is Born is live now!
We can't wait to see you make this time!

Please remember to read the challenge rules before linking up!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Marlene's card

Craftwork card
Papermania papers - New Arrival
Pink Pearlescent card
Nesties Dies
Bugaboo Digi
Computer generated Sentiment

Saturday, 3 August 2013

August Challenge - A Baby Is Born - By Lindsay

Hiya lovelies, Lindsay here, today I have my A Baby Is Born themed  card made using a digi from our sponsor Bugaboo.

Before I post my card, I have some sad news and some happy news, this will be my last post as team leader and full dt member for Crafting Cafe (for a while at least) as I will be starting an art & design course at college in September and although it was a difficult decision to make I didn't feel I would be able to keep up with all the duties involved with being a team leader. I would like to say a massive thanks to Nikky and Dawn for giving me the opportunity to help them get this lovely challenge started and also for all of the support and friendship they have offered me, they are both amazing ladies and I count myself lucky to have been able to work with them.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all join in with our challenge and if you wish to know more details about the things used for making the card please hop over to my blog

Lindsay xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

August Challenge idea!

Hi there,
Chris here again with the August theme New Baby.

With the lovely images this month being so linear, they lend themselves to creating a card from the whole image quite well.

Iv'e made a Rocking Horse Card with one Digi Image. I printed it out quite large, coloured it in with water-colour pencils and then blended the colours.  When it was dry I added 3D Gloss to make it all shine. I love the shape of this card as you can either let it rock or snip the bottom off in a straight line to stop it rocking.

Have fun with the lovely images this month and I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Happy crafting....