Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas???

HO! HO! HO! Ohhhh.... Hi Everyone! Sharon here and this week we are bringing back our favorite weekly challenge, Let's Get Ready For Christmas. We took a little break after the holiday season, but now we are ready to get a jump start on making those Christmas Cards. Something we can cross of the to do list early. 
We have a new sponsor for the challenge, Drawn by Krista. Please stop by and take a peek at her images, they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Drawn by Krista  
Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

And now a little holiday inspiration from our DT:

Julia - Jumpin' Gingerbread Boy Digital Clip Art/ KopyKake Image

 Sharon  -penguin-digital-clip-art-kopykake-image

 Carole- Christmas Holiday Moose with Lights

CraftyGirl - happy holly daze santa and rudolph

We have super talented Guest Designers joining us this week. 
Their creations are so "Merry and Bright!"

Tracey from Mowbray Designs
I'm married with 2 boys. I love to paper craft, card making, 
colouring die cutting & just started doing a bit of embroidery.

Maria from Made by CreaMaria
I’m Maria, 46 years old, living in Stockholm, Sweden. I work in a craft supplies store – I love it, but my bank account doesn’t. ;) I’ve been making cards for over 15 years now, and have also designed stamps and taught cardmaking classes. It is simply my big passion in life! I’d say my cardmaking style is quite clean (not a lot of embellishments besides ribbons and rhinestones) but with patterned papers and several layers.

Lynne from Lynne's Craft Haven
Hi, my name is Lynne and I live near the Cathedral City of Lincoln with my husband and two little doggies. I retired last year and started my blog in May after I caught the bug of card making.  Even though I have dabbled in other crafts over the years, this seems to be the one that has hooked me the most.  My other hobbies are gardening and playing tennis, but I always go back to my craft room when I can and it always seems to be in a mess!  I hope you like my card and thank you to Crafting by Designs for asking me to be a Guest Designer.

Lynda from My Handmade Life

Louise from Crafting Mum Louise
I am currently a stay at home mum and i have been crafting for about 15 years now, mostly cards, a little bit of other stuff sewing, scrapbooking. I love stamping and embossing, but i also love die cutting which has really taken off lately. I hope to get back into work soon so hopefully i will still find time to do the odd card!

We look forward to seeing every one of your Fabulous Christmas entries!  Just remember that we have a few rules for the challenges. Link to your post and not to your blog, no linking back and you can only have three entries . The challenge will run through May 2nd.

Thank you for playing along!
Lots of Hugs!
Sharon and the CBD Design Team

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Hi everyone, Isobel here and welcome to the new Vintage challenge.
We have 2 sponsors, so twice the prizes.  I went with a sewing 
theme as I had a vintage sewing stamp set. 
I love the ball gown Digi.
We have 2 sponsors this week and a talented Guest Designer.
Now here's some inspiration from our Design Team:


 Prize - $15 gift certificate
Julia using Garden Catalogues

Carole using Garden Catalogues

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images


Julia - Ruffled Dress Digital Stamp

Guest Designers
Autumn from SewPaperPaint
Autumn Clark of SewPaperPaint has been stamping for nearly two decades.  She defines her style as Grungy Elegance and loves layering and mixed media.  She loves blogging and sharing inspiration and techniques with her fellow bloggers.  Visit her blog today to get connected.

Now it's over to you - let's see your lovely Vintage projects!  
This challenge is open until April 25 but please be sure to follow our rules!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Spotlight #117 - Girls or Flowers

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #117
featuring the DT favorites from the
 Girls or Flowers challenge.

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:
 The first spotlight falls on
#14 Helen from Helen's Crafty Shed

 The second spotlight falls on
#69  Debi B from That Might Look Good on a Card

 The third spotlight falls on
#22 Caroline from Caroline's Scrapfun

Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:

Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest

and Instagram Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers