Monday, 23 February 2015

Use a Sentiment Mid Challenge Reminder

Monday morning again, where do the weeks go to?  For most schools in around here it was half term last week but most of the children will be back to school today and you will be able to get back to your routines and into your craft room.

We are back today with the 'Use a Sentiment' Mid Challenge Reminder and our Design Team has been busy making a few inspirational pieces for you.

Card by Chris


Card by Dionne


Card by Jess








Canvas by Dionne





This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 1 March. Please click here to go directly to the challenge page.






Monday, 16 February 2015

Use a Sentiment

This year seems to be flying by and a new Crafty Boots Challenge starts today, the theme for the next two weeks is 'Use a Sentiment'.

A crafters we use sentiments all of the time and in lots of different ways, it is up to you how you use your sentiment for this Challenge.  Here are a few ideas our talented Design Team have come up with.

Card by Chris















We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 1 March. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Hearts and Valentines Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to another Mid Challenge Reminder. The theme of the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Hearts and Valentines'.

Three lucky winner of this Challenge will get to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers. Sue and Debs did just this when they won our recent Christmas Challenge. They are both talented designers, but don't take our word for it, please make time to visit their blogs and see for yourself.


Hi, I'm Sue and I live in the UK and have been crafting for about 7 years.  I mainly make cards, but dabble in scrapbooking and sewing as well - it's my time to relax after a busy day at work! I am delighted to have been asked to join the Crafty Boots team as a Guest Designer for their 'Hearts and Valentines' challenge

Sue's Card



Debs

   Hi, I’m Debbie, Mum to 3 boys Jamie, Aaron & Jack and Grandma to Oliver, Lola and Ruby. 

I never considered myself to be very artistic and then I discovered scrapbooking about 7-8 years ago when I stopped smoking and wanted something to do in the evenings. I saw a craft programme on TV, ordered the kit, bought a few more things, stored them in 3 stacking boxes, crafted at the kitchen table, bought more stash, discovered stamping and card making (quicker end result than scrapbooking) moved into the dining room, acquired a set of craft drawers, bought even more stash and now have my own little crafty haven full to bursting but very loved and visited practically every day. I have had my blog nearly 6 years now and I am lucky enough to be on some wonderful Design Teams. I have also recently been lucky enough to start designing for Papercraft Inspirations – a crafter’s dream come true.

I am truly blessed to have made a number of wonderful friends through crafting and blogging and hope it continues.

Debs card

We also have some more fabulous inspirational projects from our lovely Design Team.

Card by Lisette






This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 15 February. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.




Monday, 2 February 2015

Hearts and Valentines

Hello and welcome to another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Here in the UK we are feeling a little more obsessive about the weather than usual.  In the past week or so we have had virtually everything it has to offer except heat, we have had snow, hail stones, torrential rain, high winds and bright sunshine.  What we all need is a craft pick me up, retreat to your favourite crafting space and get creative.

We have a new Challenge starting today, 'Hearts and Valentine's'.  Dial up your romantic side and share with us your St Valentine's Day project, your anniversary or wedding day projects.

Our talented Design Team have been busy.

Cards by Chris














We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 15 February. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Butterflies Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to another Mid Challenge Reminder. The theme of the current Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Butterflies'.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce two very talented ladies today, they won our recent 'Stars' challenge and very generously agreed to be our Guest Designers this week. Please make time to visit their blogs, you will not be disappointed.

Jane

"My name is Jane of Jane's Journal, I live in Surrey in the UK and I have been a "make and do girl" from the time I could hold a pencil or paint brush. I kept scrap books as a child long before the term "scrap booking" was used. I work part time for the NHS as a physiotherapist and I craft in what little spare time I have. My family is the most important thing in my life and our newest addition is our 14 month old gorgeous granddaughter, Daisy Jane. I am also a silver smith, jewellery maker, keen photographer and gardener but paper crafting is my real passion at the moment. I love getting inky hands in my garden studio (when it is warm enough to work outside). Recently I have been dabbling in mixed media and I like to learn and explore new products, ideas and techniques. I have been blogging for over 4 years and I treasure the friendships I have found with fellow crafters the world over. I share my blog space with our great cat, Billy, who often features there".



"My name is Sandra. I´m 35 years old and I live in the middle of Sweden with my husband and our four children. I work as a nurse at an orthopedic unit since 2001.

I LOVE paper crafting and started with scrapbooking in 2005. Now a days, I mostly make cards and alter things. My favorite part is to color and I am a true ProMarker addict :) I love embellishments like lace, pearls and flowers - and I prefer a LOT of them :)

Making a CAS card is a big challenge for me *lol*"


We are also offering Guest Designer spots to the winner and 2 runners up of our current challenge so don't forget to enter your projects.

We have some more fabulous inspirational projects from our lovely Design Team.

Two cards by Chris

This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 1 February. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.


Monday, 19 January 2015

Butterflies

Welcome to a new Challenge.  The theme for the next two weeks was chosen by the fabulous Lisette, who is rather fond of butterflies and if you pay a visit to her blog I am sure she will tell you why.

For the next two weeks we should like your projects to include a butterfly, or butterflies, in the design.

Here are a few inspirational ideas from our very talented Design Team:

Card by Lisette















We should like to give you the opportunity to join in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges and, therefore, we are offering guest design team spots to the winner and two runners up of this challenge.

This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 1 February. There are very few rules but, if you would like to read them for yourself, you will find them here.

We are looking forward to seeing your projects, good luck.



Monday, 12 January 2015

Out with the Old and In with the New Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with our Mid Challenge Reminder for the current 'Out with the old and in With the New' Challenge and to introduce you to one of our recent Challenge winners.

Neva

  " My name is Neva. I live in a small European country, called Slovenia. I’m the mother of two wonderful children (19 years, 33 years) and the grandmother of mischievous 8 years grandchild. I ‘m an employer in the company, where we perform the social service of guiding, protection and employment under the special conditions for adult people with mental disabilities. I share my love for the manufacture of paper craft with them. I started to make greeting cards two years ago. I really enjoy to make the digital stamp paints by Copic markers. In my free time I’m an enthusiastic mountain high hiker. I would like to thank Crafty Boots for the invitation to be GDT. I am so happy.

With love, Neva"



Please make the time to visit Neva's blog, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

We are also offering Guest Designer spots to the winner and 2 runners up of our current challenge so don't forget to enter your projects.  We have some more fabulous projects from our lovely Design Team to give you a few ideas.













This challenge will remain open until noon on Sunday, 18 January. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.