Monday, 21 April 2014

April Challenge mid- month Inspirations

Sponsored by 
                                     Here is our mid-April inspirations.

Sizzix tag,grass and tree die.
Crafters Companion cloud embossing folder.
Assorted Promarkers .
Card and ribbon from stash



Digi Image by Rick St Dennis
Pro markers
Backing paper from Tattered Lace magazine.
Embellishments from Stash.
Die cut shape is Grand nestabillities tag.


Image by rick st dennis
Liquid pearls
Embossing using ultimate pro
Cheery lynn corner dies

Items used

Image from Rick St Denis
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
The Hobby House Pearl Medallions
Pearl Star
Sheena Douglass Embossing Folder
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die
MB Hibiscus Die


Rick St Denis digi image "A Stitch In Time"
White linen card from Papermill Direct
Docrafts Chronology paper and buttons
Ranger Distress Inks
Dies by Tim Holtz and Memory Box
Metal embellishments Tim Holtz
Metal button, string and chain from my stash

Monday, 7 April 2014

April Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Welcome to April and a new challenge, but first the winner from last month:

Chosen by the winner of 3 digital images from Imagine That is:

Please send an email to craftybn @ (without the spaces) to claim your prize within the next 14 days.

and our top 3 are

Well done girls, please feel free to grab our top 3 badge down below on the right

Now on to this month's challenge which is kindly sponsored by Rick St Dennis

A friend, Dee Moran, suggested the idea of Rick doing digital stamps to donate to OPERATION WRITE HOME which he did-they were so popular that he decided to post some of his more iconic designs on ETSY just on a lark-which he did in 2009.

Gaining exposure and by doing sponsorships for challenge blogs and other online events he expanded from about 50 designs in 2009 to over 400 in 2012.

2013 will see the addition of archive discs featuring designs which have been retired and the addition of work by friends who are also designers and artists.

The idea of digital stamps which at first seemed sort of silly and frivolous has become a product which Rick really believes in-the images are widely diverse, relatively inexpensive, easy to store and certainly more conducive to manipulation than hard stamps, HOWEVER-digis won't replace rubber-there are things a talented stamper can do with rubber stamps that can't be done with a digital image. 

The theme for this month is:

Die Cuts or Embossing

so break out those cutting dies and embossing folders and show us what you got :)
The winner will receive 2 digital images of their Joice from Rick's store

Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team

Copics, Spectrum Noirs
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Dies - Tim Holtz, Spellbinders Labels 18, Simon Says Stamp
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Remarkable



Digi Image by Rick St Dennis

Pro Markers
Wink of Stellas
Tim Holtz Distress Inks In Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac
Embossing Folder
Flowers and Ladybird from my stash.


Image by Rick St Dennis coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tonic Dies
Paper from stash


Image by Rick St Dennis 
Embossing folder small spots
Happer Easter cut with scanNcut
Ribbon & paper from stash