Monday, 25 July 2016

Picture Challenge - Mid Challenge Reminder

We are back today with a quick reminder about our picture challenge.  This gives us a second chance to show you the fabulous photograph we have for this challenge, it is an amazing sunset .....


Here are some more ideas from our lovely Design Team:

Card by Lisette




This Challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 31 July. Please click here to go directly to the Challenge.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Picture Challenge

Crafty Boots Challenges has been been going for many years and every other week we try to challenge you with a different and exciting idea. In all of those years we have never had a picture challenge and we think it is time we rectified this.


The idea of the picture challenge is to use one or more element from the photograph to inspire your project. It could be the colours, sunsets, poppies, fields, that amazing sky, in fact, anything from the photograph. You can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie. It is entirely up to you how you choose to interpret the the photograph.

As always, our fabulous Design Team have been busy doing just that and here are a few projects to inspire you:

Card by Lisette


Card by Jess


ATC by Lisette

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, 31 July. 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, have fun and good luck.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Christmas in July Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our 'Christmas in July' mid challenge reminder.

The Design Team have been having a wonderful time seeing all of your stunning Christmas projects but we are sure there are more still to come.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as Guest Designers. Pat K recently won our 'Queens, Princesses and Crowns' challenge, as you can see, Pat is a very talented designers and if you would like to see more of her amazing work you should check out their blog - Paper, Markers, Ink, Oh My!

Pat K

Hi, my name is Pat K. I’m so happy to be here today as GDT Thank you to the lovely Dionne and the rest of this talented team. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years now and still feel I have a lot to learn. I love the colouring process in card making and collecting paper is a passion. There are so many wonderful techniques out there that I’d love to try…all on my wish list. Hugs, Pat K xx




Being a Christmas in July challenge we could not stop our lovely Design Team from making yet more cards to, hopefully, inspire you.













This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 17 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Christmas in July

We have a brand new Crafty Boots Challenge starting today, for the next two weeks the challenge is one a good old favourite amongst crafters - 'Christmas in July'.

I think most of like this opportunity to get a bit of a head start on our Christmas projects. As always with our challenges, you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, or an ATC, an inchie. It is entirely up to you how you choose to interpret the theme.

As always, our fabulous Design Team have been busy doing just that and here are a few projects to inspire you:

Card by Dionne




Card by Dionne



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, 17 July. 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, 27 June 2016

Summer Time Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, where it is time for our 'Summer Time' mid challenge reminder.

The winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designers Jane, Cicci and Marlene recently won our 'Monochrome' Challenge, they are three very skilled crafters and, I am sure you will agree, that their work is worthy of visit to their blogs to see more.

Jane


   Hi I am Jane from 'Jane's Journal'. I have been a make and do girl since I could hold a pencil. As well as a avid paper crafter I am also a silversmith, jewellery maker and cake decorator.  Recently, I have had fun exploring mixed media.  I also love gardening.  

I recently retired from the NHS after 34 years as a physiotherapist. Now I  have more time to craft and see more of my darling granddaughter. 

Thanks to Crafty Boots for inviting me to guest design today, it's been a pleasure.  You can see the design process for this card over at my blog today , do pop on over, a warm welcome awaits you there.



This is the second time I have the honor to be a guest at Crafty Boots, I Really enjoy it :0).  I'm a happy guitar playing Crafter that loves to colour!!  I live in Sweden with my family.  

I have always loved to colour and drawing but I took a long break when the kids were little.  Then I found the wonderful Copic Markers about 2 years ago and I started colouring again after 15 years!!!!  So much fun and good for the soul I think :0).  I am a DT Member at TTCRD (The Magazine for the Crafty One) - owner Cara Malmrose.  I'm also a DT Member at Scrappers Delights/ Image by Janice and I love being a DT member at Lovely Ladies

Hugs To You all
Cicci





Hi, I'm Marlene from 'Cards Made by Marlene'.  I started making cards in January 2011.   I found cardmaking to be very relaxing and since then I have become addicted, if that is the right word, to making them.



A always, our Design Team ladies have been busy making some additional projects just in case you need a few more ideas.

Card by Dionne


Card by Lisette








This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 3 July. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer Time

According to my calendar it is summer, however, I am not totally convinced.  We have so much rain recently there are rumours that the man next door is building and ark.  OK, yes there has been the occasional nice day but the past few evenings I have been tempted to put the heating on.  Hopefully beach weather is just around the corner and we can all start planning our holiday's.

We have a new challenge starting today and it is just what we need to remind us of things to come.  For the next two weeks we want to see your 'Summer Time' projects.  As always with our challenges, you can use any materials you like, to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc.

Our Design Team have come up with a few ideas to give you an idea of the sort of thing we had in mind.

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, 3 July. There are very few rules to our Challenges 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, 13 June 2016

Masculine Cards Mid Challenge Reminder

Welcome back to Crafty Boots Challenges, we are already half way through our 'Masculine Cards' Challenge.

As always, the winners of this Challenge will be given the opportunity to be featured in a future challenge as a Guest Designer. Jana and Cicci won our recent 'Use a Sentiment' challenge. If you should like to see more of their amazing work you should take a look their blogs - Jane's Creative Garden and Cicci vid Pennan.


Hi...my name is Jana, 42 year old and I live with my family in a small country – Slovenia. I am married to a graphic designer and we have three beautiful children: son Andraz (16), daughter Katarina (13) and son Matija (9). We love nature...mountains, sea, forest and animals. And I love gardening. My favorite things are to create exploding boxes, gift boxes, books cards, accordion cards... I love making cards with lots of layers and embellishments. On the cards is specialty the pocket with flower seeds. I started blogging in January 2014.

My blogspot Janinustvarjalnivrt.blogspot.com (Janin ustvarjalni vrt – Jane's Creative Garden) is my virtual happy place to share some paper projects. This is my hobby and I love playing with paper, dies, inks, stamps...

Thank you so much to Crafty Boots team for inviting me to spend the day with them. I am so happy and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists.

With love, Jana




I'm a happy guitar playing Crafter that loves to colour!!  I live in Sweden with my family I have always loved to colour and drawing... but I had a long break when the kids were little but then I found the wonderful Copic Markers about 2 years ago and then I started to colour a little again - after 15 years!!!!  So much fun and so good for the soul I think :0)

I am a DT-Member at TTCRD (The Magazine for the Crafty one) Owner Cara Malmrose and I'm also a DT-Member at Scrappers Image by Janice - I love to be a DT-member at these Lovely Ladies.

Thank you all at lovely Crafty Boots and hope you see you again.



A always, our Design Team ladies have been busy making some additional projects just in case you need a few more ideas.













Card by Lisette



This challenge will remain open until 12 Noon on Sunday, 19 June. Please click here to go directly to the challenge.