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Monday, 12 December 2011

Winner post Challenge #7


It was a really hard decision to choose a winner and Top 3 but after much deliberation here are my choices.

Top 3 in no particular order

Kat - Lilackat

Stephanie - Savory Stamping

The Winner of Challenge #7

Please collect your badges from the sidebar to the right and wear them on your blog with pride.  Coops if you could please e-mail Ang using the e-mail in the sponsorship box to the right, she will let you know how to claim your prize.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

That's Friendship - Challenge #8

Thank you for all the wonderful entries we received for challenge #7, borrow a sketch.  I certainly enjoyed  looking through them all and the winners will be announced Monday.

As it's nearly Christmas we are running challenge #8 until 7th January so you will have plenty of time to join us over the holiday period.  The theme will be


Our sponsor this challenge is the marvellous

Kenny K has plenty of diverse digi images and now does pre-coloured digi images for those quick cards we all need to make every now and again.
The design team were all able to chose and image from Kenny K's wonderful selection.

The winners prize will be added when Ang our Team Leader is able to add it to this post but it will be worth the wait.

A little reminder of the rules as we would like you to be eligible for comments and the chance to win our wonderful prize or Top 3.

1. You must make a creation to the specifications of the challenge for that fortnight.

2. No backlinking, please only enter new creations.  Therefore the post date must be after the date the new challenge has been set.

3. Maximum of 2 entries per person. 

4. Enter a direct link to your creation into the Mr Linky tool, not to your whole blog. This way the DT will find your creations to leave comments.

5. Add a link back to our challenge blog in your post.

6. You can combine your creation with other challenge blogs, but only to a maximum of 5 in total.

7. Have fun!

Now we've shown you ours it's your turn to show us yours so don't be shy we don't mind if they are big or small, card or altered art any project is welcome.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Winner & Top 3 for Challenge 6

Our fabulous DT Carol has picked her Winner and Top 3 for our Christmas Come Early Challenge these are:

The Winner is:

Grab your badges from the sidebar and Marjo email us to claim your prize.
Thanks, Ang x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Borrow a sketch

Well hello everybody and welcome a new challenge here at Crafting When We Can! Fabulous entries for our last challenge, and as usual the winner and top 3 will be posted soon. 

Our challenge for the next fortnight is
Borrow a Sketch

That means you can have a look at the other challenge blogs who have sketches running either this week or next week and if you like then use it and link up your entry. 
*Remember to put in your post where you found the sketch*

This week we are sponsored by Tiddly Inks
Christy has some fabulous images in her store!

Tiddly Inks offers digital stamps and digital papers, created by Christy Croll. Christy is a self-trained illustrator who likes simple, cute and quirky drawings with a sense of humor. She draws what amuses her, which means some days it is quirky and cute and other days it is a bit of a twisted gothic feel.
Christy has allowed the DT to use one of her fabulous images in their creations:

Using the sketch from My Time Made Easy

Using sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Carol C
Using sketch from Deconstructed Sketches

Carol D
Using sketch from Crafty Ann's

Using sketch from Creative Accents Challenge

Using sketch from Pink {Ink} Sketch

Using sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge

Using sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps
Using Sketch from Sketch & Stash

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Winner of Challenge #5 Halloween/Anything but a Card

Please scroll down for current challenge.

Thank you to all our Fantastic Entrants for the Spooky Challenge, it was a pleasure to see them all.  So without further ado here is the Winner and top 3.  


#33 ~ blackdragon

Please contact Ang on Please put Winner challenge #5 in the subject bar.


#5 ~ wishcraft

#6 ~ Lee

#25 ~ Barbara

Please grab your badges from the sidebar and wear them with Pride.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Female Birthday

A huge thank you to all who entered our last challenge! Some fantastic entries and our DT will announce shortly the winner of that challenge so stay tuned. 
Moving on to our next challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous

Stretch & Bubbles
Here is a bio of Alison and Stretch & Bubbles:
I really started “Scrapbooking/Card making” in 1996 when my dear friend Lisa Bearnson introduced to her new magazine Creating Keepsakes.. after that I was HOOKED!.. I do both scrapbooking and card making.. I have been published in many magazines, worked for Creating Keepsakes as a designer for products sold on QVC, and won many contests. I am the owner of Do You Stack Up?! Challenge blog, Free Digital Stamps blog, & Stretch N' Bubbles Digital Stamps blog/store. I quickly fell in love with the idea of digital stamps. Not having to find a spot to keep them,being able to get your product instantly, and buying one size fit's all.. I was on board! I have never taken an art class.. I just started doodling and putting them online. My free digital stamps within 2-3 days were getting 500 downloads, so I thought if there were that many people who liked my designs. I should start a little store.. and Stretch N' Bubbles was born.. Now you might ask yourself, how did you get the name Stretch N' Bubbles? Well my dad "poppie" gives all the grandchildren "magic names" and my son's magic name is Stretch, and yep you guessed daughters magic name is "Bubbles".. so I put them together and came up with that name..
Thanks so much to all of you for helping support my dream..
HUGS *Alison*
stop by and check out my blogs..
Personal Blog HERE
Store HERE
Design Team HERE
We also have a weekly draw of two winners, who each receive 2 images of their choice.... just for visiting and leaving comments at our Stretch & Bubbles Design Team Blog!

Now for our challenge this fortnight!!!
We're keeping it nice and easy with a


Our fabulous creations from the DT

 Carol C
 Carol D
and last but by no means least is Poppet.  Some exciting news is that Poppet has agreed to join me as a Senior DT Member for Crafting When We Can!!! YAY!!

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Wow thanks for those amazing entries for our Christmas Come Early Challenge! Our winner and Top 3 will be informed soon. 
Now for the next challenge....
Halloween and/or Anything But A Card
(or both if you want)

This week we are sponsored by Poodle Doodle, and you can view their fabulous images here

Now kindly the DT have received an image to work with for this challenge and here is their work for your inspiration:

 Carol C
 Carol D

Sunday, 16 October 2011

It's Christmas...almost

Hello everybody, I hope you've enjoyed last fortnight's challenge.  Once again we've had some fabulous entries and our DT should have been over to visit and left comments.  Today launches our next challenge:

Yes we want to see your Christmas creations!
We are all very excited to be sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps, and here is a little information about them:

Tickled Pink Stamps is an Australian based online company that stocks a range of popular and well sought after stamps from many companies all over the world and is always so excited to be supplying you with everything cute, quirky and PINK... They now have their very own Lil Lolita and Lil Lads along with the cute Lil Pinkette range. Tickled Pink Stamps is excited to be sponsoring Crafting When We Can Challenges. 

For this challenge we are joined by Debbie from the Tickled Pink Stamps DT as our Guest Designer! Here is her fabulous card:
Now from our normal DT




Carol D







The fabulous prize for our Winner is a choice of
either 2 digi stamps or 1 rubber stamp
from the Lil Lolita, Lil Lad or Lil Pinkette ranges.   

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Fabulous entries for our last challenge! It was difficult as it was a sketch with a theme, but I'm glad several people joined us with it.  Our lovely DT member Carol C has been looking at all the entries and has picked her winner and top 3. 
The Winner for Challenge 2 is Annika congratulations! To claim your prize please contact Ang on the email in the sidebar. 
The Top 3 are Christine, Julie and Jacki

Moving on to the next challenge we have a
If you are unsure how the bingo card works, let me explain... You need to use at least 3 items off the bingo card below, however these need to be in a line either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.  For example you could use flower, distressing and 2 images which takes it horizontally in the middle row.  If you are confused please comment or email for further advice. 
Here is the bingo card. 

For this challenge we are sponsored by
They are offering the winner
3 Images of their choice from their store!

 Now onto the fabulous DT creations using images kindly given by our sponsor this challenge!


 Carol C

 Carol D