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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Winner and Top 3 Challenge #127

Current challenge "Use your favourite colouring medium" click HERE

So many people will be amazed when they open their birthday card at the love that has been put into their creation.  I think it's really special to make something for someone who appreciates it.  All the time, love and attention that is put into the project is our way of showing how much the recipient means to the person who gives it.  

I once heard someone in the school yard complaining that she had received a card from her 'friend' (said with air quotes), that was homemade.  She said "She couldn't even be bother to go to the shop to buy a card". I wonder if she even considered how much time and effort her friend would have put into making her the card.  Probably not in my opinion.

We really enjoy looking through all your entries and even if we don't get to leave you a comment all the projects who follow the rules are in with a chance of Winning or earning a Top 3 place.

The Winner and Top 3 for Challenge 127 were chosen by our DT member Carolyn.

Winner


Congratulations Janis, please contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com to claim your prize, putting Winner Challenge #127 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Top 3



#32 - Petra L

Congratulations, please take your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Challenge #128 - Use your favourite medium (pens, paint, pencils etc)

We had an enormous amount of cards to peruse for our 'Happy Birthday' challenge and the Winner and Top 3 will be posted next weekend so make sure you follow us to never miss a post.

We have the wonderful Sarah from
Hello! My name is Sarah though I am commonly known by friends and online as Star. This derived back from the early days when I first began signing my artwork as Stargirl (and have ever since.)

Art has has a big influence on my life and who I am. Though I have dabbled in many styles and types discovering Japanese anime and it's art style is what renewed my vigor to draw. It helps that I'm also a complete geek ~ anime, Japanese culture, books, writing, fantasy, cartoons, music, musicals, etc.

I am not very crafty with paper scrapbooking or putting together beautiful cards and creations BUT when I discovered the world of digital stamping I was fascinated what others could do with the same art stamp. I have also been fond of inking pen drawings in my sketchbooks. I have focused a lot on my digital art and other freelance projects but digital stamps is that perfect niche for being creative and getting back to pen&ink drawings. I always look forward to see what creations others have turned my stamps into!


Prize: 3 images of your choice


Theme: Use your favourite medium
pens, pencils, paint etc


Our wonderful DT have been creating some wonderful inspiration for you using their favourite medium.  Hop over to the blogs and leave them some love and see how they created their projects.


medium - Copic markers

 Amy
medium - Copic markers

medium - Paper/fabric/inks/ Promarkers and Stamping


medium - watercolouring

medium - copic markers
medium - embossing paste with stencil and LSG sprays/magicals


medium - Copic markers

medium - Copic markers

medium - Spectum Noir pens

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE

*REMEMBER MAXIMUM COMBINATION OF 5 CHALLENGES (INCLUDING THIS ONE).

*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING. 

*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON. 

*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG. 

*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST

*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED

PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Challenge #128 - Use your favourite medium (pens, paint, pencils etc)

We had an enormous amount of cards to peruse for our 'Happy Birthday' challenge and the Winner and Top 3 will be posted next weekend so make sure you follow us to never miss a post.

We have the wonderful Sarah from
Hello! My name is Sarah though I am commonly known by friends and online as Star. This derived back from the early days when I first began signing my artwork as Stargirl (and have ever since.)

Art has has a big influence on my life and who I am. Though I have dabbled in many styles and types discovering Japanese anime and it's art style is what renewed my vigor to draw. It helps that I'm also a complete geek ~ anime, Japanese culture, books, writing, fantasy, cartoons, music, musicals, etc.

I am not very crafty with paper scrapbooking or putting together beautiful cards and creations BUT when I discovered the world of digital stamping I was fascinated what others could do with the same art stamp. I have also been fond of inking pen drawings in my sketchbooks. I have focused a lot on my digital art and other freelance projects but digital stamps is that perfect niche for being creative and getting back to pen&ink drawings. I always look forward to see what creations others have turned my stamps into!


Prize: 3 images of your choice


Theme: Use your favourite medium
pens, pencils, paint etc


Our wonderful DT have been creating some wonderful inspiration for you using their favourite medium.  Hop over to the blogs and leave them some love and see how they created their projects.


medium - Copic markers

 Amy
medium - Copic markers

medium - Paper/fabric/inks/ Promarkers and Stamping


medium - watercolouring

medium - copic markers
medium - embossing paste with stencil and LSG sprays/magicals


medium - Copic markers

medium - Copic markers

medium - Spectum Noir pens

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE

*REMEMBER MAXIMUM COMBINATION OF 5 CHALLENGES (INCLUDING THIS ONE).

*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING. 

*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON. 

*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG. 

*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST

*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED

PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Winner and Top 3 #126

Current challenge "Happy Birthday" click HERE

It seems we all love to use our dies and punches.  I know I love to use mine, they always seem to added the perfect finishing touch to any creation.  We really enjoy looking through all your entries and even if we don't get to leave you a comment all the projects who follow the rules are in with a chance of Winning or earning a Top 3 place.

The Winner and Top 3 for Challenge 126 were chosen by our DT member Poppet.

Winner

#21 - Jana K

Congratulations Jana, please contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com to claim your prize, putting Winner Challenge #126 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Top 3

#1 - Angela C

#44 - Mary Marsh

#53 - Lozzy

Congratulations, please take your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Challenge #127 - Happy Birthday

We loved seeing all your die and punch creations.  We get such inspiration from seeing the projects you make.  As usual the Winner and Top 3 will be announced next weekend so become a follower and you won't miss the post.

This week we have the wonderful Cheri Shull of

Prize - choice of
1. choose any 2 digi's (value $5)
2. choose current color club (value $10)

Theme: Happy Birthday

We were generously given images to use for this challenge and I hope you enjoy seeing the DT's wonderful creations as much as we enjoyed making them.

Gina using Poodle Skirt 2015

Gina using It's my birthday

Amy using It's my birthday

Sandra using Poodle Skirt 2015

Patti using Poodle Skirt 2015

Patti using It's my birthday

Poppet using It's my birthday

Now it's your turn to show us your Happy Birthday projects.  Just follow the simple rules below and you will be in with a chance of winning the wonderful prize.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE
*REMEMBER MAXIMUM COMBINATION OF 5 CHALLENGES (INCLUDING THIS ONE). 
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING. 
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON. 
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG. 
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED
PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Winner and Top 3 Chellenge #125

Current challenge "use your dies and punches" click HERE

Luckily all your wonderful 'things with wings' projects didn't fly away before the Winner and Top 3 were chosen.  We really enjoy looking through all your entries and even if we don't get to leave you a comment all the projects who follow the rules are in with a chance of Winning or earning a Top 3 place.

The Winner and Top 3 for Challenge 125 were chosen by our DT member Poppet.

Winner


Congratulations Kelly, please contact Ang at craftingwhenwecan (at) hotmail (dot) com to claim your prize, putting Winner Challenge #125 in the subject line and take the Winners Badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Top 3

#43 - Bad Kitty


#22 - Helen H


Congratulations, please take your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and wear it on your blog with pride.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Challenge #126 - Show us your Dies and Punches

So many beautiful and cute Things with Wings.  I hope they don't fly away before they reach the recipients of these wonderful projects.  As usual the Winner and Top 3 will be announced next week.

We have some fabulous new members on our DT and I hope you'll hop over to their blogs and give them a warm welcome.



Amy at AO Creations

For challenge 126 we have the fabulous Nikki from


BIO

I am the proud Mommy to 3 beautiful girls, wife to Mike, and the Mimi (Grandma) to one awesome little boy and sweet little baby girl.

My story is a bit long, but I hope it will inspire others to search out their dream and not give up.

My family, like millions of others struggled financially. My husband owns his own business, and I worked the grave yard shift in a home for mentally and physically disabled people. There were times when we had to choose between food and gas to get to work, or pay bills. We even went 6 months during the summer with the gas turned off to our home. We would boil the water on the stove for baths, and to make it worse, we only had 2 working burners on that stove.
Within the space of just over two years, we lost Mike's mother, both of my parents were diagnosed and passed away from cancer. Our oldest daughter left our home to live elsewhere, we lost our truck and home, and had to declare bankruptcy. It was the lowest point in my life.
This is where Heavenly Father stepped in and took over. 
I was so blessed to find a man in my neighborhood that was a graphic designer. He took me under his wing after seeing something that I had drawn, and would process my scribbles and turn them into clip art. It was amazing!!!!! He helped me set up a shop to sell it. He will always be one of my heroes. Thank you James.
One month when we just couldn't stretch our finances any further, we met with the Bishop in our church to ask for help. We hated to do it, but had no other choice. While we were there, we asked him to pray with us, so that we could find a way to be self sufficient. Not to be rich. Not to get "free" money or win the lottery. We wanted to be able to work and support our needs.
The next day I got the idea to start a blog, and I'm not gonna lie.... I thought it was really stupid. I didn't know how to make a blog. I didn't really even know what one was. That thought nagged me for DAYS!!!! I finally sat down and figured it out.... Then the miracles really began.
Within a few days of posting my first free graphics, I got picked up by a site that posts links to free graphics every day. I had over 2,000 views, and thought there was some kind of error. I posted as often as I could. I found lots of friends, and am glad to say, I still have many of them :) 
I found another neighbor who was able to help me get the software I needed to be able to create professional grade graphics at a huge discount. It was still a stretch to buy it, but we did it. More blessings.
I was then urged by a friend to start some shops on websites like Etsy, and Teachers Pay Teachers by my friends Rachelle  and Patty,
and my world changed. More blessings. 
We could buy toilet paper, and non essential stuff that we couldn't afford before.... like... oh... chocolate milk! and pens! And band aids!!!!! And just breathe. 5 minutes without worry.
I know God has a plan for me, and has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do. He has sent people into my life to show me my path, and guide me to where I needed to be. I have been given the opportunity to serve others, and will be forever grateful for each one.
God has blessed me. He knows my heart. He loves me. 
And, he has sent me you.
Thank YOU, for your support, comments (both good and critical),
and friendship. You have helped to change our lives! I can only hope that I can give you something back. I hope my scribbles make you smile, and warm your heart.
xox

Nikki and family

Prize: A bundle of choice from the store

Theme: Dies and Punches

We were generously able to choice a bundle of images to use for our DT projects and I think you'll agree that the DT has come up with some wonderful inspiration for you to peruse.

Sandra using Owls line art

Gina using Melonheadz Freebie image

Patti using Owls line art

Poppet using 5 Swinging Monkeys


I hope you enjoyed looking at our project and have gleaned some inspiration for your works of art using dies and punches.  As usual to hop over to the DT member's blog to leave them some love click on their name.  To go to the Melonheadz store click on the title. To be in with a chance of winning the fabulous prize or Top 3 just follow the simple rules and link your creations below.  We accept any projects as long as they follow the rules.

RULES

*FOLLOW THE THEME OF THE CHALLENGE
*REMEMBER MAXIMUM COMBINATION OF 5 CHALLENGES (INCLUDING THIS ONE). 
*MUST BE A NEW POST, NO BACK LINKING. 
*MAXIMUM OF 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON. 
*PLEASE LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG. 
*PLEASE LINK TO CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGES IN YOUR POST
*CLAIM PRIZE NO LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER WINNER ANNOUNCED
PLEASE LINK UP YOUR CREATION BELOW IF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THESE RULES.

THANK YOU AND ENJOY CREATING! x