Monday 28 May 2012

Bowtastic/Anything Goes!

Hello and welcome back to another week at Crafty Boots Challenges! 

We hope you enjoyed the sunny weekend!!

We have a few announcements to make today so bear with us on this post!!

First of all we would like to thank everyone who entered our Design Team call. We have four new design team members to introduce you to and they are:

We are so excited to have these ladies joining our team!  The call only closed on Friday so you will start seeing their work on the next challenge (although you might spot one piece from a newbie below!).  Please pop by their blogs and check out their fabulous work!

We have had a lot of new stock in the last two weeks so head by the shop and check it out.  We are also having a giveaway on our shop blog ( to win a Some Odd Girl stamp - head on over and check it out!

This fortnight's challenge is a multi-element challenge and you can pick which elements you would like to follow:

The challenge is ANYTHING GOES, but you can have extra entries into the prize draw if you include any of these two elements:

- BOWTASTIC (feature bow/bows of some sort)
- Use any digital stamp from Crafty Boots (click here to see them)
(this includes the free digi offered below!)

If you include one of these (either bowtastic or a digital stamp from Crafty Boots) then please put (2) after your entry as you will receive 2 entries into the prize draw.

If you include both bowtastic and a digital stamp from Crafty Boots then please put (3) after your entry as you will receive 3 entries into the prize draw.

One entry will be chosen at random from this challenge to win a Pan Pastels trial kit which includes two colours of Pan Pastel and a variety of applicator tools!

To help you with this challenge here is a free digital stamp for you from the Daffy Digis @ Crafty Boots range:

As always the challenge will run for two weeks closing at 12 Noon on Sunday 10th June.

You can enter as many times as you like as long as they are new projects (no backlinking).

Entry to this challenge can be combined with any number of other challenges.

Your blog post must mention that you are entering this challenge and include a link back to this blog.

Please link to your actual blog entry rather than just your general blog address.  

Dont forget you can enter with absolutely ANY kind of crafty project!

Card by Stephanie-Emma: - Bowtastic AND using the free bow digi!

Tag by Sara: - Bowtastic!

Card by Zoe - Bowtastic AND using the Crafty Boots digital stamp

Sunday 27 May 2012

Top 3 ~ Yellow

Here are the top 3 entries into the Yellow challenge, as voted for by the design team:

First place - Number 51 - Suzanne J Dean

Second place - Number 50 - Viv

Third place - Number 53 - Hazel

Congratulations ladies,  please email to get your blinkies!

Monday 14 May 2012

Good Luck

Good morning and welcome back to another Crafty Boots Challenge!

This week is hosted by Sara who has chosen a theme of Good Luck - this is particularly topical for any students sitting exams at this time of year!

- The challenge will run until 12 noon (UK time) on Sunday 27th May 2012.
- You can enter as many times as you like as long as it is with NEW projects (no backlinking)
- If you have used any products purchased from Crafty Boots add 'CB' after your name to get two entries into the prize draw!
- Entry to this challenge can be combined with as many other challenges as you like
- Your blog post must mention that you are entering this challenge and include a link to this page
- Please link to your blog post not just your general blog address.

Don't forget that you can enter with ANY kind of crafty project!

Before the design team inspiration, all the entrants to the No Girls Allowed and Yellow challenges have been combined and a random winner selected to receive a £10 voucher to spend at

The winner is:

Number 57!

That is Netty!

Congratulations Netty!  Please email to receive your voucher!

Finally, we would like to remind you that our design team call is open until Friday 25th May, please scroll down to the previous post for more details!

Now onto the design team inspiration:

Bunting by Amy:

Sunday 13 May 2012

Top 3 ~ No Girls Allowed

Hope you're all having a great weekend, hopefully the sun will stick around for the rest of it!!

Here are the Top 3 entries from our 'No Girls Allowed' challenge, as voted by the Design Team

1st Place - Number 65 - Bev

2nd Place - Number 49 - Inkypinkycraft

3rd Place - Number 5 - Freya 

Wow what a week for tags!!!

Congratulations ladies, please email to receive your blinkies! 

Thank you everyone for your stunning creations!

Don't forget our design team call is open until Friday 25th May.  Scroll down to our previous post for more details!!!

Saturday 12 May 2012

Design team call!

Crafty Boots is looking to extend our design team!!

If you are interested please carry on reading and see if this sounds like the team for you!!!


- Unfortunately this call is open to crafters in the United Kingdom only.
- You MUST have a blog or if you don't have a blog be willing to set one up
- You must participate in the Crafty Boots Challenges challenge blog.  (challenges are fortnightly but we understand that life gets in the way sometimes so you won't be asked to leave if you miss one!!!)
- We ask that you provide images of anything you create using products from the Crafty Boots shop for us to feature on our blog.
- You must post your challenge cards and any cards using items from Crafty Boots on your blog with links to the challenge blog and/or shop sites and promote Crafty Boots in any way you can

What's in it for me?:

- 10% discount on any items from the Crafty Boots shop
- Opportunity to purchase other craft supplies (i.e. items that we do not stock) which we will source from our suppliers for you at heavily discounted prices
- Links to your blog from our blogchallenge site and have your work featured on both sites and at times on our shop site.
- Access to private design team blog
- Opportunity to be a part of a very friendly team
- Invitation to the Crafty Boots DT craft weekend (likely to be held in Milton Keynes in November but subject to change).

Other information

- There is no set term duration, you are free to leave at any time, or stay on for as long as you wish!
- This call is open to ALL types of crafters - cardmaking, scrapbooking, mixed media, etc...
- We are intending to add 2 or 3 spots to our existing team (although there may be some flexibility in this if we really can't choose!)
- The applications will be reviewed and voted on by the current design team before positions are allocated
- The call will be open until midnight on Friday 25th May 2012

How to apply:

If you are interested and would like to join our team please email us at:

In your email:
- Include a little about yourself telling us about you, your crafting style and details of any current or past design team posts you hold/held
- Include a link to your blog (if you do not have a blog then please provide a link to where we can see at least 3 different examples of your work - or email photos.)

Before you apply please feel free to familiarise yourself with our various sites:

Shop -
Blog -
Challenge blog -

Twitter: @crafty_boots