Saturday, February 17, 2018

Challenge #2 Reminder & Inspiration

Welcome to
Crafter's Castle Challenge #2
Anything Goes
with the option to share your
Favorite Distress Ink Technique

You still have time to enter your beautiful creations in Crafter's Castle February Challenge!!!

PLEASE READ THE CHALLENGE RULES TO GET FAMILIAR WITH HOW OUR CHALLENGES WORK
(see tabs above)


February's challenge theme is Anything Goes with the Option of Favorite Distress Ink Technique.  What does this mean?  That means your creation can be a card, scrapbook layout, mixed media, something altered, 3D, or whatever your heart desires, as long as it is newly created by you (no back linking)...BUT we would love to see something using YOUR favorite Distress Ink technique.  And if you need some Distress Ink Technique ideas here are some links to my Distress Ink Technique tutorial videos to inspire you.

Distress Ink Techniques - Part 1
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 2
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 3
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 4
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 5

Our generous sponsor this month is


The winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to VectoriaDesigns Etsy Store so visit the store and get your wish list started in case you are the winner!!!  You can also check out their YouTube channel by clicking HERE and their blog HERE

Below you will find some beautiful inspiration from our creative design team and I hope you visit their blogs and YouTube channels to see what they have created!












Bev 





Now it's time to share YOUR beautiful creations with us!!!





Mini Album - Paris Theme

I have an obsession with Paris and have been wanting to make a Paris themed mini album for a long time.  I recently discovered VectoriaDesigns Etsy shop and fell in love with all the Paris themed printables they have!!!  I found everything I needed to make my album!


To see all the beautiful pages
 CLICK HERE to watch my video

To see my tutorial on making this type of album
 ...you will be SURPRISED at how it's made!

Challenges!!!  Yay!!!
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Papercrafter's Linky Party 3
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog - #61 Anything Goes
World Wide Open DT Challenge - #2
The Creative Crafters - First Challenge
Not Just Cards Challenge - Feb Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #206 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers


IMPORTANT!!!  Check out
Crafter's Castle monthly challenge!!!
CLICK HERE to check it out and ENTER you beautiful creations....and a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to VectoriaDesigns Etsy shop!!!


DT Blog Links



Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Selective Coloring Technique For Black & White Photos


And now for some inspiration I'm going to share a card I made using a technique I came up with years ago for my photography.   Yes I'm into photography too....another passion of mine.  And now I'm combining that technique with my cardmaking.


With this technique you can add a touch of color to a black and white photo....or add some eyecatching bold color.  It's up to you.  For this card I just added a touch of pink to the flower in her hair to match the pink in the rest of the card.

If you would like to see this in action and see other samples of what can be done 
just CLICK HERE to watch my video.

I found some challenges....
Cardz 4 Galz - #64 Think Pink
Fussy & Fancy - #205 Flowers, Lace, & Pearls
613 Avenue Create - #206 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers


And don't forget February's challenge here on Crafter's Castle
CLICK HERE to check it out and enter!!!

DT Blog Links

Thanks for stopping by and....
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Saturday, February 3, 2018

Challenge #2 and Winner of #1

Welcome to
Crafter's Castle Challenge #2
Anything Goes
with the option to share your
Favorite Distress Ink Technique



PLEASE READ THE CHALLENGE RULES TO GET FAMILIAR WITH HOW OUR CHALLENGES WORK
(see tabs above)

We are so excited to start having challenges here on Crafter's Castle 
and look forward to seeing everyone's entries!!!

Here is the winner of our FIRST challenge...
Congratulations 

127. jackie cornfield



Contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com to claim your prize
And here is your badge


And now our TOP 3
This was not an easy task, especially with the number of entries we had, but we did it :)

29. Mindy Baxter


48. Annette Stapylton


104. Emma R


Please proudly display your badge


Congratulations everyone and thank you for entering your fabulous creations in our challenge!!!


February's challenge theme is Anything Goes with the Option of Favorite Distress Ink Technique.  What does this mean?  That means your creation can be a card, scrapbook layout, mixed media, something altered, 3D, or whatever your heart desires, as long as it is newly created by you (no back linking)...BUT we would love to see something using YOUR favorite Distress Ink technique.  And if you need some Distress Ink Technique ideas here are some links to my Distress Ink Technique tutorial videos to inspire you.

Distress Ink Techniques - Part 1
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 2
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 3
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 4
Distress Ink Techniques - Part 5


Our generous sponsor this month is
The winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to VectoriaDesigns Etsy Store so visit the store and get your wish list started in case you are the winner!!!  You can also check out their YouTube channel by clicking HERE and their blog HERE

Here are our talented design team's creations....
Please visit their blogs for more inspiration.

Bev Code




Leigh Bradshaw - Guest Designer


Now its time to share YOUR beautiful creations!




Screenfold Card with VectoriaDesigns

Are you ready for some Crafter's Castle Challenge Inspiration!!!

This month's sponsor is VectoriaDesigns and I love Love LOVE them!!!  So plan on seeing some projects this month using their printables :) 


I made this card that I call a Screenfold Card.  For the panels I used Flowers and Frames ATC Cards and Vintage Paris ATC Cards from VectoriaDesigns Etsy shop.  And since Crafter's Castle challenge theme this month is to share a favorite Distress Ink technique, I inked the edges of EVERYTHING!  I used Sizzix Framelits Fancy Label dies....and...well...for all the details check out my YouTube video by clicking HERE 

I also made these gorgeous envelopes from the Five Floral Envelopes set


Be sure to check out Crafter's Castle monthly challenges and enter YOUR beautiful creations!

DT Blog Links



Some other good challenges to enter...
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #453 Three Of A Kind
Craft Rocket Challenges - #45 Love
Crafty Gals Corner - #158 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - #231 Flower Power
Die Cut Divas - Love Is In The Air
Frilly and Funkie - All You Need Is Love
Hiding In My Craft Room - #338 Pinks & Reds
Make My Monday - #63 Fancy Folds
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Valentine - Love
The Crazy Challenge - #267 Love


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Anniversary Card with MHK Designs February Release

I made this beautiful anniversary card for my husband using MHK Designs new February release digital image set Valentine Roses 



After printing the flowers and quote, I colored the image with Ohuhu colored pencils, and then lightly chalked around the flowers with blue chalk to add a little depth.  I layered that on top of pink cardstock (color doesn't look right in the picture...sorry), and then used my Martha Stewart lace punch and created two rows of "lace" from the same pink cardstock.  I added that to the bottom of the card and topped that with pearls.  I know it's a little feminine for a man, but my husband doesn't mind...he loves everything I make and displays them in his office.

Be sure to check out MHK Designs Blog for their monthly challenges and inspiration!

And....you can enter the same project in Crafter's Castle monthly challenge as well!  Just click the tab that says Current Challenge!

DT Blog Links

Other challenges...


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!




Saturday, January 20, 2018

Challenge #1 Reminder & Inspiration

Hi everyone!!!  Just a reminder that you still have time to enter Crafter's Castle January challenge!!!


Below you will find some beautiful inspiration from our creative design team and I hope you visit their blogs and YouTube channels to see what they have to inspire you.












We are looking forward to seeing your creative entries in the challenge!


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!