Saturday, February 16, 2019

February - Challenge #14 & January Winner

Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #14
This challenge is open WORLD WIDE!!!

Craft Room Helpers - My Favorite Craft Tool
hop/collab/GIVEAWAY
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND LINKS!!!

To see the WINNERS of the Anniversary Celebration Giveaway CLICK HERE

***Coming March 2***
Crafter's Castle "Sparkle N SPRING-kle" YouTube Video Hop!
Put that on your calendar!!!

This month's sponsor is VectoriaDesigns
They are offering a wonderful prize of a
$12 Gift Certificate to spend in their Etsy shop!
Click HERE to visit their shop and start creating your wish list!


As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Valentine's Day
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)



And now to announce January's WINNER of the
Brutus|Monroe
Brutus/Monroe $25 Gift Certificate....

99. NanaConnie

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com
to claim your prize!!!
And here is a badge for you to proudly display

And the awesome TOP 3
(in numerical order)

2. On the moon - Melle

Congratulations!!!
I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge


If you need some inspiration you will find it here...

Janie's Mailbox Treat Box Tutorial
















Now it's YOUR turn to share your creations!




Craft Room Helpers - My Favorite Craft Tool Hop/Collab/Giveaway!!!



Craft Room Helpers - My Favorite Craft Tool
is a Hop/Collab/Giveaway with a prize at EVERY CHANNEL!
You aren't going to want to miss this!

Here are the details and line-up links....

There are 8 of us YouTube crafters that will be sharing favorite craft tools that can help you in your craft room. Each of us will be having a GIVEAWAY on our channels and all we ask is that you SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A COMMENT....and we wouldn’t object to a THUMBS UP if you feel we deserve it (THANK YOU). Below you will find the full line-up, so please scroll down to read to everything.
GIVEAWAY is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY due to shipping costs. The giveaway on each channel will run from Saturday February 16 through Saturday February 23, 2019 and the winners will be chosen randomly from the qualifying entries and announced shortly after.
To qualify for individual channel giveaways you must be a subscriber and leave a comment their channel. There may also be additional rules for each channel so listen carefully.
Video LINE-UP (click on links to get to each video)
Rebekah / IAMMAMA24 https://youtu.be/FmkVuJFv4bU
Janie - The Craft Princess https://youtu.be/XtAUQQWkpF0
Sandra / Creative Paper Craft https://youtu.be/b52JWikE6Ks
Jeanie - Scrapbookingmamaw https://youtu.be/CfDode5NjOI
Monica Taylor https://youtu.be/tw-AbmU5aWI
Mike DezinesbyEM https://youtu.be/5npYTHOEKCc
Betz Golden https://youtu.be/FSjZ-EiVcGU
Tasha / Crafty Pink Pixie https://youtu.be/GRVgiJCUVYY
Thank you so much for joining us and we hope that you have learned something new :)

Here is what I made with my favorite craft too.....

Watch my video to see what tool I used
and what I'm giving away :)
I'm Janie - The Craft Princess above in the links

CLICK HERE FOR
CRAFTER'S CASTLE CHALLENGE!!!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Moose Wonderful Birthday Card!

I made this adorable moose birthday card for my grandson using Kadoodle Bug Designs "Chocolate Cupcake Moose" and a Deco Foil technique I share in my video "7 Ways To Apply Transfer Foil To Crafts WITHOUT A MACHINE"


The Kadoodle Bug files can be cut using Cricut Design Space or if you don't have a Cricut you can print and cut by hand. I used foam tape to pop up the moose and label for added dimension. I used CTMH Liquid Glass on the eyes and cherry. And for the foil trim around the edge of the card and label I used Gina K Designs "Dazzling Orange" Fancy Foils and used one of the techniques I share in my video "7 Ways To Apply Transfer Foil To Crafts WITHOUT A MACHINE" (CLICK HERE TO WATCH) I add a few sequins for a festive look. I think my grandson will love it :)

Be sure to stop by Crafter's Castle challenge and enter YOUR creations!  CLICK HERE for the challenge!

And here are some challenges I've entered....
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - #132 One For The Boys
613 Avenue Create - #218 Anything Goes/Use A Critter
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #568 Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #23
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - February
Crafting With Friends - #79 Anything Goes


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


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Treat Box / Gift Box Tutorial - So Many Possibilites!

I am having way to much fun making Treat Boxes and Gift Boxes.....and this one can be used either way!  So many possibilities .....so many different occasions ....so much fun!

That adorable stamped image is from the "Janie's Girl Frames" stamp set from Paper Wishes

The papers used on the two below are from VectoriaDesigns
This paper is from the "Hearts" printable paper pack

And this paper is from the "Shabby Flowers" printable paper pack

There is a little drawer that slides out.  It holds candy, or tea bags, or other treats.  I used dies to cut the windows BUT....if you don't make a window in the box it is perfect for a small gift like a ring or bracelet or necklace!

Watch my YouTube video tutorial by clicking HERE 
You will be surprised at how easy this is!

And if you missed my Mailbox Treat Box tutorial click HERE

Visit Crafter's Castle challenge HERE

I found some other great challenges to enter...
Die Cut Divas - February
Simon Says - Add Some Red
Cuttlebug Mania - Be My Valentine
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies
Creatalicious Challenges - #156 AG - Love/Hearts
Classic Design Team Challenge - #2 (February)
A Perfect Time To Craft - #2 (February)
Crafting With Friends - #79 Anything Goes


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


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cute Shaker Valentine's

My kids are grown so we really don't have the need to make kid's Valentine's anymore....BUT...I decided to make Valentine's to send to my grandkids as a nice suprise.

I have a stamp and die set from CTMH that I got about a year ago (they don't sell it anymore) and thought it was perfect for Valentine's.....it has cute little animals and matching sentiments.  


I used papers that had opposite color schemes, die cut a heart from the center of each, and for a background I took the hearts that were cut out of the red paper and added it to the shaker of the white ones......and the white ones were added to the red.  Then I filled them with red heart sequins and silver sequins.  And finally I added the stamped die cuts to the front of the card.  The end results....adorable shaker Valentine's!!!

Sorry this was not a tutorial.  If you need to learn how to make shaker cards you can watch one of my tutorials by clicking HERE 
Be sure to check out Crafter's Castle challenge HERE

I think I will enter some challenges myself....
Simon Says - Add Some Red
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #406 February Sketch
Simply Create Too - #146 Option Use Hearts
Die Cut Divas - February
Simon Says - Interactive Card
613 Avenue Create - AG / Use A Critter
Get Creative Challenges - #77 AG / Use Lots Of Red
Dies R Us - #114 Use The Color Red
Cuttlebug Mania - Be My Valentine
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #23


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



Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mailbox Treat Box - Valentine's or Any Occasion!

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it and what is more perfect that a cute treat box filled with goodies!!!

I love these mailboxes!!!  They are so easy to make and can be decorated so many ways....shabby chic, playful, masculine or even for kids!  In fact they are easy enough for kids to make!
You can CLICK HERE for the YouTube tutorial

On this mailbox I used some Deco Foil for the "Love" and one of the hearts (a NO MACHINE technique I share in a video you can see by clicking HERE).  The stitched hearts are die cuts.  I added some lace and pearls to the bottom edge. And the Valentine Tickets are from VectoriaDesigns and can be found HERE  as well as the Shabby Flowers printable paper pack.


On this mailbox I used the Hearts printable paper pack, also from VectoriaDesigns, as well as their Valentine Tags , and I added some bling to the bottom edge and a bow on top.


For this mailbox I used stitched heart dies and gave them some sparkly shimmer with a CTMH Shimmer Brush, and added some lace and pearls to the bottom edge.  I also used another paper from the Shabby Flowers printable paper pack and Love Coupons both from VectoriaDesigns.


Watch my video for a better look and all the details

And to watch my video 
"7 Ways To Apply Transfer Foil To Crafts WITHOUT A MACHINE"  

And visit VectoriaDesigns HERE

Here are some challenges I've entered
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - #287 Love
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Foiling
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #405 Anything Goes
Through The CraftRoom Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Love Is In The Air
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - February
Die Cut Divas - Feb / Love Is In The Air
Crafting With Friends - #79 Anything Goes

AND don't forget...YOU should enter Crafter's Castle challenge HERE!!!

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


Saturday, January 5, 2019

January - Challenge #13 & Anniversary Celebration!!!


Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #13
and
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!
See GIVEAWAY details further down in this post!

This challenge is open WORLD WIDE!!!
Open to ALL crafts....ALL crafters....ALL skill levels
Don't have a blog or don't know how to enter?
CLICK HERE for tutorial

This month's CHALLENGE sponsor is
Brutus Monroe
Brutus|Monroe
This is this months CHALLENGE prize for the random winner.  
They are offering a wonderful prize of 
$25 gift certificate to their store!!!


As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Fun Techniques .... Any technique that you have had fun using.
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)



Here we go....
December's random WINNER of  
the SURPISE gift from me!
88. Deonna B



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(prize claimed)
Please contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com
to claim your prize!!!
And here is a badge for you to proudly display

And the fabulous TOP 3
(Actually TOP 6 this month!!!)
picked by the design team
another tough decision as usual and we had a lot of ties ... so guess what ... 
ALL 6 OF YOU ARE IN THE TOP 3
(in numerical order)

36. gingerbread bauble


45. Glenda Atkins


47. shylaa


55. Irene M


62. ScrappyHorses


82. Deonna B


Congratulations!!!
I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge

I just want to thank all of you!!!  All of you that entered the challenges and all of the wonderful sponsors we have had this past year.  You have all made this a wonderful year and a successful challenge blog!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Now for the 1 Year Anniversary Celebration details!
At the end of each week in January (4 weeks) ONE random winner will drawn from THAT WEEKS entries.  So each week you enter you have a chance of winning a wonderful prize from one of our sponsors!!!  As per our challenge rules you can only enter 3 times in one month...BUT...this month only you will be allowed to enter up to FOUR times!

Here is the list of sponsors and prizes....
COME BACK AND CHECK EVERY WEEK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER AND CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!!!
WE WILL DRAW A NEW WINNER IF A PRIZE IS NOT CLAIMED IN A REASONABLE TIME

Week #1
Random Winner!!!

Looks like entering them all in the first week was to your advantage Meghan...LOL
Congratulations!!! (Prized claimed)
Thermoweb - A FABULOUS prize package (US only)
DF Foam Adhesive, DF Pen Adhesive, iCraft Purple Tape, DF 5 Sheet Tube - Gold Transfer Sheet, DF 5 Sheet Tube – Rainbow Transfer Sheet, Ultra Bond 2 oz. Liquid Adhesive

Week #2
Random Winner!!!
Congratulations!!! (Prize claimed)

SheepSki Designs - 3 digital images of your choice from her shop (Open Internationally!)

Week #3
Random Winner!!!
Congratulations!!! (Prize claimed)
Little Acres Creations
Little Acres Creations - 2 stamp sets, "Cafe Dreamers" and "Moo Brew" (Open Internationally!)

Week #4
Random Winner!!!
Congratulations!  (Prize claimed)
Rainbow Card Challenge
Rainbow Card Challenge - 3 MHK Designs digital stamp sets (pre-determined) (Open Internationally)

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE WONDERFUL SPONSORS!!!  PLEASE STOP BY THEIR WEBSITES AND SEE ALL THEY HAVE TO OFFER!


If you need some inspiration you will find it here...

Janie (using Color Bursts)

Jeanie


Janie (Puffed / Selective Embossing Technique)


Now share YOUR creations with us...