Monday, 31 March 2014

March Challenge - Clean and Simple

February saw so many talented crafters visit our challenge blog - thank you for stopping by and a massive thank you to all of you who took our challenge and came up with a stunning selection of embossed projects.... watch this space for our winners announcement between the 6th and the 8th.

This month we want to challenge you to get creative and make us a project that is
 Clean & Simple
It can be any type of project that you like but it must be clean and simple. Please check out our challenge rules in the sidebar..... and please note that we only allow one entry per crafter per challenge.

We are lucky to have the uber talented Lindsay from LEJ Designs sponsoring us this month

Lindsay is kindly offering one lucky winner a prize of:
4 images of their choice. These images are currently not for sale,
the only way you can snag them is to win them as a prize
or to find a freebie on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog!

I have made a couple of cards to get the inspiration going this month, but remember to stop by and check out all the things that my wonderful Design Team have been creating (I've had a few sneaky peeks and I think you are going to love what they have been up to!).

Here are the cards I made,

So, over to you..... remember to check out the rules and please follow the theme - Clean and Simple. We are really looking forward to seeing what you make this month.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Let There Be Spring

Good Morning Bloggers! 
It's Amy and it's time for my DT Project for this month's challenge: CAS (Clean and Simple)

I chose the daffoldil image by LEJ Designs
I tried to get creative with this card but still keeping within the CAS style.
 I do like to embellish and give lots of detail so sometimes it's hard for me to do CAS cards. 
This is as CAS as I get. lol

Here's my card creation...
I doubled the image and popped up one to give it some demension.

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 March so hurry, hurry because thaqt's tomorrow! 
Bye for now...Amy A.

Friday, 28 March 2014

A Host Of Golden Daffodils

'A host of golden daffodils' by Neil Burley

Well, ok, five is probably not a multitude, but Wordsworth wasn't terribly specific!
I was provided with the fabulous Daffodil 2 image from LEJ Designs to work with this month.
 I imported the source image into my graphics program and did a bit of mirroring and scaling to create this bunch from the original single flower.

I laser printed onto my favourite coated card from Rymans before colouring with ProMarkers:
Petals: Yellow / Canary / Sunflower / Gold
Stems: Marsh Green / Forest Green / Pine / Leaf Green
Outline: Powder Blue

I mounted on some Bazzill card stock, using the really useful Stix2 Layer Perfect to help square everything up, used a sentiment from the Craftwork Cards Friend Sentiments die cut sheet with a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon underneath using the Yellow and Sunflower ProMarkers to colour it to match. So that I could have a large white space for my CAS style, I used a 6x6" card to mount everything on.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

March CAS Challenge - Angelie

Hi there

Hope everyone is enjoying this month's CAS challenge. I have to admit whilst I like fuss free cards, I find the idea of lots of white space scary! This is my DT card using the lovely seahorse image. More details are available on my blog

Still a few days left to enter this month's challenge as we'd love to see your designs


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

CAS - Sylvia

Hi everyone,
It's my turn to show you my clean & simple card, I loved working with this digi from the very talented Lindsay.
I hope you will join in with us, for your chance to win a lovely prize xxx

Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 24 March 2014

CAS inspiration

Hello all, Sammy here.

It's my turn to share a DT project with you today. There's still about a week to join in with our CAS challenge, which is sponsored by LEJ Designs.

This is what I made with one of their digis:

There's more into on my blog.

Hope to see you all join in!


Saturday, 22 March 2014

CAS - Dawn

Hi, Dawn here with my DT card for this months CAS challenge!
The image is from our Sponsor, LEJ Designs.
It's Just perfect for a Clean & Simple card for Spring!
More About my card here

Thursday, 20 March 2014

CAS - Flowers

Hello! Clean And Simple is the theme this month.  
Our sponsor this month is LEJ Designs, and I've chosen 
Lindsey's tulip design to work with.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it using a SpellBinders die.
 Simple and Clean!!
I can't wait to see your entries! Good luck with the challenge!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

March Challenge - CAS

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share a little more CAS inspiration for our monthly challenge.  Our great sponsor this month is LEJ Designs and I used a lovely little tulips image for my project.

I printed the image onto white card and used distress ink to colour.  I added a small amount of glamour dust to the tulips for added sparkle. I do struggle with CAS cards but quite pleased with how this turned out. For more details please pop by my blog

I hope this has inspired you to have a go.  Look out for more inspiration from the design team througout the month.

Bye for now

Monday, 17 March 2014

March Challenge - CAS - Samantha K

Hey Everyone :) I hope you are all OK?

Its that time of the month, where I can hopefully offer up a little bit of inspiration for our March Challenge. Our wonderful sponsors this month, are LEJ Designs  

We were given a few fab images to pick from and I used the image 'Sea Horse'

I added some seaweed and bubbles, which were painted with perfect pearls so they were nice and shimmery and made a cute little sea horse charm - If you would like to find more details on my card or for more piccies, please pop over to my blog.

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

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Clean And Simple

Here is my take on a Clean and Simple card for our March theme. 
 I have used the image - Seahorse  from our sponsor LEJ Designs   
To see more of my work please visit me on my blog here

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Clean and Simple - Foil Seahorse

Hello everyone, I've been looking forward to this month's challenge, as Clean And Simple is my normal style!  Our sponsor this month is LEJ Designs, and I've chosen Lesley's lovely seahorse design to work with. I wanted to show something a little different this time, so for my card, I've embossed the stamp onto foil. For details of how I did it, please visit my blog here.  I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

CAS with Tulips

Some more inspiration for this months challenge which is 
our sponsor is LEJ designs.

I have used there Tulips image for my card coloured with pencils and a touch of embossing.
Please join in and see if you can win this months prize generously donated by our sponsors.

Pop back again for more inspiration from my fellow DT members.

Friday, 7 March 2014

February Winners and Top 3

Hi all, Marlene here with your Winner & Top 3 post!
Thank you for the Wonderful Entries into Our Embossing Challenge last month.
You all did a wonderful job.

The Winner of the WOW Embossing Powder sponsor prize
 picked by Random Generator is

No 15 - Carol

Please email us at to claim your prize
& don't forget to collect your winners badge from below!

The Wonderful Top 3 are, in Numerical Order

No. 52 - Kbrandy4

Well done Ladies!
Please take the Top 3 Badge from below and wear proudly on your blogs.
Top 3 Badge
Thank you again to everyone who entered our February Challenge,
we hope to see you again soon.

We hope you can play in this Months Challenge
 Clean and Simple

Thursday, 6 March 2014

March Challenge

Hi all

My turn to show you my entry for the March Challenge. The brief was to make a clean and simple card using one of the lovely images from LEJ Designs. Now I struggle to do CAS cards, I am always so tempted to add bows, bling etc and my cards always have patterned papers on them, so I hope you like what I came up with.

The full instructions are on my blog

I do hope you'll play along with our challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations.


Monday, 3 March 2014


Hi everyone, I'm here with my DT post for Marchs Challenge Clean and Simple....  I hope you like it

Hugs Erin x