Friday, 31 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Wow - what a fast year 2013 was!
Thank you to everyone who played along with our challenges and shared their crafty journey with us. We have loved every visit to all of your blogs - you are all so talented and very inspirational!
You will have seen new dt members over the past month, what a talented design team I have. If you missed their posts over the festive season, just have a look through some of the older posts.

So, welcome to 2014!!!

Our first challenge of the year sees us being sponsored by

The Stamping Boutique, read on for more about them!

Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. 
We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. 
Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store 
at http:// 
Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network.
Thanks so much!
Tracey Malnofski

So many wonderful images in their shop to play with......
Our challenge for this month is "Anything Goes" - so get creative and show us what you can do! If you are new to us or unsure of our challenge rules you will find them over in the right hand side bar. Make sure you give them a read before you enter.

The prize on offer from The Stamping Boutique is 3 images of your choice from their shop!!!! (If you already have any of their images and you use one of them for this challenge, your prize would be 4 images if you won. To be eligible for this you must use one of TSB images and you must put TSB after your name in the link section).

I used the umbrella whimsy 2 digi stamp for my inspiration cards.
This is the card I made.....

Pop back over the next month to see what all the DT have been up to.
Here's to a craft filled, happy and healthy 2014.
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Anything Goes-Amy

Good Morning Bloggers! 
It's Amy and it's time for my DT Project for this month's challenge:

Being that Valentine's Day is almost here I thought I would use this fun image 
on a card for such that occasion.

You can see more details about my project at my blog all things beautiful
We would love to have you take on the challenge and show us your crafty creation! 
The challenge runs until to the end of January so hurry, hurry!
To enter your card click here.
Bye for now...Amy A.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Layered-Paper Rocking Horse

'Layered-Paper Rocking Horse' by Neil Burley

For this month's 'anything goes' challenge, the DT got to choose digistamps from our sponsors The Stamping Boutique. I couldn't resist this gorgeous rocking horse, and with a bit of digital jiggery pokery I created a cut file for my Silhouette e-cutter. Using time honoured decoupage techniques, I layered up the 160gsm card shapes to create this 3D layered sculpture. It's all in white card with no lines at all, and relies on shadows to create the form. Great fun, and now I have the cut files, easy to reproduce should I wish to.

Monday, 27 January 2014

January Anything Goes - Angelie

Hi there
Hope you are enjoying this month’s challenge. For my DT inspiration card, I decided to use the umbrella image. It made me think of Zentangle designs and so I decided to create my own Zentangle background.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Anything goes - Sammy

Hi all,

Hope you're all well and have been able to grab yourselves some crafty bargains this month. Got to love January sales!

I'm here to share my DT project for this month's anything goes challenge with you.
I used the "Umbrella Whimsy 2" stamp from The Stamping Boutique.

For more details on this card, hop on over to my blog.

There's still a week left in the challenge, so I hope to see some of your creations soon!



Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Anything Goes - Dawn

Hi all, Dawn here with my DT sample for the Anything Goes Challenge
I have used the image Umbrella- Whimsy 2 from our sponsor 
To make this circle stepper card.
If you haven't joined in the fun yet please do here!
More about my card here!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Anything Goes At The Crafting Cafe!

A belated Happy new year everyone!  I hope you all managed to squeeze some crafting in over the holiday season!

Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique, and I chose the beautiful  Rocking Horse digi stamp to work with.  

Our challenge for this month is "Anything Goes" - so please come and join us this month.

The prize on offer from The Stamping Boutique is 3 images of your choice from their shop, but  to be eligible for this you must use one of TSB images and you must put TSB after your name in the link section.

I decided to create this card in sepia tones to give it a vintage look.

For more information on this card please pop over to my blog!

Good Luck!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Anything Goes - Mags

Hi Folks
Mags here to share a little inspiration for our Anything Goes challenge.

Our sponsor for this month is The Stamping Boutique and I used a gorgeous image called Rocking Horse.

As you can see I decided to decorate a gift bag.  I used all papers and embellishments that I have had in my stash for quite a long time.  I coloured the image using promarkers and the lettering is a die cut. 
For more details just pop by my blog.

Thanks for popping by and do hope that you will join in the challenge.  Look out for more inspiration from the design team througout the month.

Bye for now

Friday, 17 January 2014

January Challenge - Anything Goes - Samantha K

Hey Everyone :) Happy New Year!

Well its my second month posting for Crafting Cafe and I have to say I'm still loving every minute of it.

This month our fabby sponsor is Stamping Boutique  and we had some gorgeous images to work with.
I chose Rocking Horse and this is my card :)

I decided to make him a dappled Grey horse and so added some spots, the image is coloured with Promarkers - To find more details on my card and for more piccies you can pop over to my blog.

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

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K

Thursday, 16 January 2014

January Anything Goes - by Claire

Hello Everyone and welcome to The Crafting Cafe January challenge - the theme this month is "ANYTHING GOES" and we are sponsored this month by The Stamping Boutique!

Our sponsor are offering 3 digi stamps to the challenge winner so link up your entry HERE

This month I have used the Umbrella Whimsy 2 digi from our sponsor - The Stamping Boutique - for my inspiration card:

I shrank the image and pasted it three times - flipping one image over in the centre. I then printed this out onto cream card, trimmed and inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink.  I then mounted it onto dark brown cardstock, added ribbon down the side and then mounted onto a kraft DL card blank.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Claire x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Anything Goes - Amanda

Happy new year everyone!  At least all this grotty weather gives us all plenty of excuses to stay in and craft!

Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique, and I chose their gorgeous Rocking Horse digi stamp to work with.  When I used to do card making demos, people would often say how much they loved stamps, but didn't enjoy the colouring in.  If that applies to you, then I hope my project will give you some inspiration to try something new.  I've made a bold and bright new baby girl card, and have coloured only a few details. This technique is very quick and simple and I hope you'll give it a go!  For more information about my project, please visit my blog, here.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Anything Goes Janet

Welcome to the first Crafting Cafe challenge of 2014 which is of course
Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this month are The Stamping Boutique and this is one of there lovely images they have allowed us to use. The prize this month is 3 images of your choice, so why not have  go and see if you can win.

This is the card I have made using there umbrella image. My idea was for a baby girl card. I hope you get a little inspiration from it. 
Pop back again soon and you will see what ideas our other talented DT members have made.

Janet x

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Our December Winners

Thank you for the wonderful entries into our sketch theme challenge last month.
You all did a beautiful job.

The winner of the challenge, picked by Mr Random Generator is....

Please email us about your prize.

And our fabby top 3 goes, in no particular order, to,

3. Grammy's Attic (NanaConnie)

Please take your blog badges ladies and wear them proudly on your blog!

Thank you again for everyone who entered, we hope to see you all again very soon...... This month the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Sunday, 5 January 2014


I have used The Rocking Horse from The Stamping Boutique
Coloured it with Promarkers.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Anything Goes - Erin

Happy New Year everyone...
 Erin here with some inspiration for you.

I used Whimsy Umbrella from The Stamping Boutique 
Pro Markers, Pearls, Ribbon, DP.
Don't forget to check back for some more inspiration from the Design Team
Hugs Erin x