Friday, 1 November 2013

Challenge 14 - Christmas Cards x

Hey, thanks for popping in :-) I’ve got loads of news for you this month but before that I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month. I think that was one of my all time favourites and loved seeing what people got from the inspirational pic. - such pretty and clever designs :-)

Before I get to the winner I’ve got some bits and bobs to tell you. The 1st is that we’re very lucky to have another talented lady joining our DT – her name is Laura and you can see more of her beautiful work HERE She’s come up with some really gorgeous designs and I’m over the moon to have her on the team.

On other DT news I was excited to see that 2 of our lovely ladies had applied, and been successful, for the new challenge that our dear friends over at Polkadoodles are running. It’s called Digi Choosday and can be found HERE – if you haven’t seen it already it’s seriously worth visiting as the DT are doing amazing work. I'm lucky enough to have my range of digi's at the Polkadoodles store but they've got sooo many other gorgeous designs and often have wonderful promotions so if you're a digi lover like us it's definitely worth joining :-) xx

I’ve got quite a bit of inspiration from the Digi Choosday site and I think the way they’re running things is really nice so I’ve had a chat with our DT here and decided to make a couple of changes that will hopefully make it easier for you guys to join in on our challenges.

As always Taylor can be found wearing her bossy boots on the rules tab above to guide you through everything but the updates are as follows:

As before, 1 winner will be chosen at random each month – they will have their choice of 4 free Flat Friends digi’s

You don’t need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges any more – all entries will have an equal chance of winning

If, however, the winning card does feature a Flat Friends digi the creator of that card will also receive 50% off in my Etsy store for 1 month (a discount voucher like the example below will be emailed along with the 4 free digi’s)





Right that’s enough chatter from me (well until my card in a bit lol) x Sorry – so much news this month :-) We’ve run the numbers through the Random Number Generator and the winner for last month’s challenge is:


Gail

Congratulations hun – I’ll get your card added to the winners wall and if you email me with at flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com with your choice of 4 digi’s I’ll get those over to you xx

Right, onto the next challenge – we’re doing Christmas cards this month (my absolute fav.) & our girls have made some seriously cute cards – I’ve been swooning over these this week :-D 


A winner will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month (when we launch the December challenge).

Digi hugs and xx's




Hello, Angela here!  As I was working on my card, I realized that Christmas is far closer than I realized...I had better get busy!  I had a hard time choosing an image...because there were so many I wanted to work with, but I decided to go with one of Em's new ones, Mistletoe Kisses.  I hope you will gain some inspiration from our cards today and join us in our challenge.




Audrey here and I am presenting the wonderful "Deer Girl" for the new Christmas releases.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and Sakura pen.  Image and backing cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I used Bazzill CS, embossed right side with Sizzix folder.  Paper is from free booklet I received with one of my crafting magazines.  Lace and pearls from Prima and poinsettia sticker from my stash.  Sentiment is from A. Jillian Vance Designs and cut with die from there as well.  Sure hope you like it!



Hi everyone, Kathy here. I love making Christmas cards, in fact, I try to make them all year long, so I don't have to rush in December. I couldn't resist this new digi called Christmas Pudding. She looks so cute in her icicle dress and glittery boots. Hope you will take some time to join the challenge this month.



Laura: Hi fellow crafters! I am super excited to be posting my first card as a member of the Flat Friends Design Team.  I am a huge fan of Emma's images and can't wait to work with them.  For my Christmas card I went with the image "Deer Friends".  You can find this image and other lovely Christmas images at the Polkadoodles shop Here. For more info on this card, I've blogged about it here CraftyLawyerCreates.blogspot.com.


For my second Christmas card (see I told you I loved these digis~!) I was going for a kind of 1970's vibe with the wallpaper. This digi image is called "Not Just for Christmas".   I've also blogged more info on this card here at CraftyLawyerCreates.blogspot.com and would love to have you visit me.


Hi there, Sally here, for this weeks challenge, I have chosen an Angel.  Christmas is all about loving and giving and Hope.  So I chose this lovely image and coloured her in contemporary colours added a little angel dust and picked some lovely lilac backing papers which I die cut and placed the image on to it.  I gave her a dotty background using my Promarkers. I then added a sentiment.




Hello there!  Sarah speaking - so for this challenge it's Christmas! Now, unlike my Teamies, I don't make Christmas cards early - nope, not me!  But who can refuse someone as nice as Em when she asks for Christmas cards, so here's mine ;-)

I used Santa's Little Helper, coloured with my ever faithful ProMarkers, cut her out, popped her on some 3d foam and set her in front of a pile of presents! I also dotted around some Viva Pearls for some interest. Simple but effective, I hope!




Hiya guys, Em here x I’m absolutely loving getting in the Christmas spirit – it’s dark cold nights here already so I’ve been enjoying cozy nights in by the fire this week drawing Christmas digi’s, and making Christmas cards – heaven :-) For my card I went with my ‘All Lit Up’ digi, the Christmas tree is from the Bo Bunny ‘Elf Magic 12x12 Chipboard’, and the window die I used is the ‘Grand Madison Window’ by Memory Box. I layered everything up with foam pads. Hope you’ll join us this month – can’t wait to see everyone’s Crimbo cards xx



20 comments:

  1. Oh these cards look all lovely! Thanks for the tons of inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much Ira - your card is beautiful, Em xx

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  2. Hi Em - first - thank you for the win - I am excited that random.org picked my number and I am so doing the happy dance - second -the DT Rocks' with their Christmas cards. My head is already spinning of thinking of lifting some of these ideas - great job!

    I have already been working on Christmas cards for a couple of months so this is a favorite challenge for me - and third - best wishes for more people to enter the challenge here - have a lovely week to everyone - Gail

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    1. Bless you - thank you so much Gail xx I can't wait to see your Christmas card - I know it will be gorgeous xx Have a wonderful weekend, Love, Em xx

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  3. Cute cards. Thank you for the challenge.

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  4. Hey,

    very beautiful and cute cards. I must say creative work!

    Thanks
    ~ Sunita
    Christmas Cards

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  5. Whoo Hoo - 22 uploads already for the challenge- way to go Emma!

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    1. Can't believe how busy we are this month :-) I absolutely love Christmas cards so it's a real treat seeing so many gorgeous designs :-D xxx

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  6. Lovely design team samples. Thanks for opening up the challenges to all types of stamps. I would love to win some "flat friends".

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy :-) So glad we've opened it up to all stamps - seeing so many gorgeous cards (including yours) - thanks very much for joining us, Em xx

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  7. Just heard about you from Open-Minded Crafting fun Challenges.
    Now following by email and Google.
    I'll have to give your challenge a try.
    Your designs are wonderful.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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    1. Hey hun, thanks so much for your lovely comment :-) Have a lovely week, Em xx

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  8. Had to stop by today to see how things were growing over here in the challenge - good 2 more since my last visit -the month is not over yet! Yippee - maybe more will come -

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    1. I know - it's so lovely and busy over here this month - can't believe it :-D So many beautiful cards to get us in the Christmas spirit xx

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  9. The DT creations are absolutely stunning and thanks for a fabulous challenge too :)
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma :-) and thank you for entering your gorgeous Christmas card too xx Have a lovely week, Em xx

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  10. Thanks for the wonderful challenge!

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    1. Thank you Glenda :-) Thanks for your beautiful card xxx

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