Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Challenge #257 In Stitches

Good morning!

Jayne here with this weeks challenge and I'm going with one of my trusty favourites this time around.......Stitching!

Real or faux, doesn't matter as long as there is some form of thread resembling pattern on your creation!

I absolutely love the look of 'real' sewing on a card or layout, but unfortunately I'm usually too lazy to fetch my sewing machine from the basement, or just a little mentally challenged when it comes to achieving a beautifully straight line!

So unfortunately for my sample, you'll have to make do with a fine line marker and a (not so) steady hand!


Looking back now, I think my 'faux stitching' turned more into 'faux doodling' with my uneven zig-zags, but I'm sure you get the general idea.

Hopefully you will have some success with the sewing machine, needle and thread, or marker and whip up some fabulously stitched creations......just link up below and we'll be sure to stop by.

Don't forget also to check out a little inspiration from the rest of the Girlfriends, then come back here Tuesday for our Featured Faves.

Have a great week,
Jayne.x.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured Fall Themed Projects

We had so many great entries for the 'fall themed project' challenge this week. I loved going around to each of the blogs and seeing what everyone had created.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to play along!!

Here are a few of my favourites:







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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Challenge #256 - Anything Fall Themed

Fall is officially here!!  The leaves are starting to change colour, the days are getting shorter and the air is feeling a little crisper.

This week the challenge is anything Fall themed!!!  I think we are going to be loaded with entries.....I can't wait!!!

I love to make 3D projects so I thought I would try this adorable little pumpkin!  I love polka dots and chevrons so this paper was perfect.


I can wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge.  Be sure to visit the other DT blogs for some inspiration :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Featured Shaped Cards

Well, we didn't have a whole lots of entries for this challenge but there was one card that caught my eye.



Lovely card, Julie! Feel free to grab the Featured Button on the sidebar.

Hope to see you all back here tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Challenge # 255 - Shaped Card

Happy Wednesday, all!  We're going to shape it up a bit this week.....notice that's "shape it" not "shake it"?  That's because we want to see your shaped cards!  No rectangles or squares allowed!

This is what I did.....


See, easy!

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and add your project to Mister Linky.

Can't wait to see what you create!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Cork Projects

Well, it looks as though my challenge this week was more of a challenge that I thought it would be!  We had only two brave souls that decided to give cork a try and their projects were lovely!  So they are both being featured this week.






Ladies - you rock! Thanks so much for playing along!  Please grab the Featured Button from our sidebar and proudly display it on your blog - you both deserve it. 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a great challenge from Jan :) 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Challenge #254 - Cork

Cork is such an interesting item to work with when crafting, so for this week's challenge I would like to see some cork creations!

This is a card I created using a cork sheet and a Tim Holtz die.


I used a second Tim Holtz die to cut the flower and then I added a gorgeous pearl flower for a beautiful layered look.  The corrugated paper as my background was a perfect compliment to the textured feel of the cork.

Lastly, I created the card holder using an actual cork from a bottle of wine! Nothing goes to waste with just a little creativity.

Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more inspiration and then show us what you create using cork. Just link up your project below and then check back on Tuesday to see our Featured projects! Have a fabulous week :)

Joanne xo