Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Hi there, thank you for joining us here on the Crafting Cafe Challenge Blog. All the design team love seeing what you create to our theme each month. We are always blown away by all of your talent and inspiration. 
Thank you for sharing all your hard work with us.
This month we want to challenge you to use this photo as your inspiration.......

(I don't know who took the photo as I found it on a google search - if it was you, wow! what a talent, it's a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it with us. Please let us know and we will add your name to the photo)
This month we are very lucky to have a wonderful sponsor...

Who are offering one lucky winner a CD of their choice from thier shop!

Here is the inspiration creation that I made to kick off the challenge and this months dt inspiration.....

I really loved working with the stunning images that we got to work with. They are beautiful and so useful for every occasion in your life.

Now it's over to you...... we can't wait to see your creations, remember to check out our rules over in the side bar before you enter....... and please use the photo as your inspiration...
Keep checking back over the month for lots of inspiration from all of the design team.

Happy Crafting
xXx Nikki & The Crafting Cafe Team xXx

August Photo Challenge, by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here, finishing up our August challenge with a clean and simple card.  Our sponsors this month are Ooh La La Creations, and I've chosen paper and a topper from their beautiful and delicate "Dancing In The Wind" design from the Carnival of Colour CD.  Here's what I made.

For more info about what I used, please take a look at my blog, here:

If you haven't joined in already, you still have until midnight tonight.  Good luck!


Friday, 29 August 2014

With Sympathy Card

'With sympathy' by Neil Burley

When faced with a photo inspiration challenge, you have so many choices - do you go with the colours? The featured elements, such as the poppies? How it makes you feel? What it reminds you of? Tying all that in with the images supplied by our sponsors this month, Ooh La La Creations, I was reminded of all the commemorations of the First World War that are ongoing at the moment, and decided to make a 'with sympathy' card.

I've embellished the Toppers 2 triptych with black ribbon bows, black mosaic tiles (Mark Richards Crystal Stickers), and matted onto black card. The lettering is machine cut on my Silhouette Cameo - Remember is in the font Agency and the with sympathy in Zapfino, with a white card background made by adding an outside offset of 0.1cm to the text.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

August - Photo Challenge - Angelie

Hi there

This is my DT inspiration card for this month. This image is so colourful I printed it with a watercolour effect and finished with a simple sentiment and basic mat and layer to make the image the main focus of the card

Hope to see your designs if you haven't entered the challenge already!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ooh la la it's photo inspiration challenge

I think the Ooh la la designs CD is fabulous, so much on it, images, cards, sentiments & more
It's really worth a look the website is to be found :-  here

This is my take on the photo inspiration, I hope you like it.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Photo inspiration - Sammy

Morning all,

Sammy here with my photo inspiration for you using some gorgeous images from our sponsor Ooh-la-la Creations.

I wanted to keep the front relatively CAS to focus on the gorgeous image, so stamped the sentiment on the inside and just used the image and border strip on the front:

There's still a week to enter, so why not come and play? :-)


Thursday, 21 August 2014

August - Photo Inspiration - Dawn

Good morning all, Dawn here to share my DT card with you,
for our current Photo Inspiration challenge!

I made a Twisted Easel card using toppers & papers from
the CD which was generously supplied by our sponsor.

More about my card on my blog here
More about the challenge here

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Photo Inspiration - Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share a little inspiration for our current photo inspiration challenge.

I used images and papers from The Carnival of Colour CD from our sponsor Ooh La La Creations.  I loved this image and simply matted onto some dark green card.  I added some dark green ribbon at the bottom together with a sentiment and some gems.  

I hope you will join in with our challenge and look our for more inspiration throughout the month from the talented design team.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Hey Everyone :) I hope you are all OK.

Its that time of the month, where I can hopefully offer a little bit of inspiration for our August Challenge. 

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Ooh-la-la Creations  and they were very generous in providing the DT with a fabulous full CD to use. The CD is  'Carnival of Colour'

Because my card was quicker to make than normal I also made a matching bookmark :)

If you would like more details on my card and bookmark, please pop over to my blog.

I hope you will be inspired to enter our Photo Inspiration challenge and don't forget to check back later in the month for more DT inspiration.

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K

Monday, 11 August 2014

August Challenge

Welcome to this months Crafting Cafe challenge and this is my take on this months theme of an inspirationsl picture. I've used the CD from Ohh La La Creations. This design is called Ladies in Scarlet. I love poppies I grow lots of them in my garden.

I have printed 3 sheets from the CD, 2 background papers and a topper sheet. I have made an easel card and just added a bit of ribbon, a flower and gold mirror card to complete. I don't tend to do much work with CD's so I hope you all like it.

Please join in our challenge this month it's much easier than it looks.

Janet x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Winners & Top 3 - Feeling Fruity Challenge

Hi all Dawn here with your Winner & Top 3 announcement!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Feeling Fuity challenge, last month!
 Suprisingly, not too many entries but those entries that we did have were of a very high standard!
A big high five to you all!

The new challenge is already live here. 
We have a great photo to inspire you this month, I hope you can find the time to play!
Don't forget you can use any medium, to make any project as long as it fits the theme!

So, without further ado, let's announce the Winner & Top 3
or our Feeling Fruity Challenge

Chosen by Random.Org the winner of our Sponsor prize
3 images of your choice from

Lacy Sunshine
#6 Susan Kennedy

We love your cute little watermelon & ants creation!
Please pick up your winners badge from the side bar & email us @
to claim your prize 

The Top3 chosen by the DT, in no particular order
#18 Very Belle

#1 Christi's Creations

#3  kellylou....

Fantastic creations everyone!
Don't forget to pick up your top 3 Badges from the side bar!