Thursday, 9 May 2013


Hi to you all

Yes its blog hop time at  CRAFT  this week for their birthday

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.
here is my sponsor for the blog hop 

A card using one of digi darla Images  

to make this card I have used a image from digi darla (star diploma ) I have decoupaged the scroll and used my promakersI used a template to make the easel card out of white card and I used my promakers to give it colour the second layer was done the same out of white card and colored I have added some gems edge stickers and added a sentiment I printed out and added colour to 

Prize: 3 images of choice

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.
And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

  • Our challenge this week is Birthday
  • Create something with this in mind
  • Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Follow the route of the Blog Hop
  • Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
  • Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
  • Form a sentence with these letters
  • Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
  • We will enable comment moderation for the duration of this challenge/blog hop to ensure there is no cheating, lol.
  • And the main rule: HAVE FUN!

    What can you win on our challenge blog?

    1. The winner of the winning sentence wins My Memories Suite 4amazing software, for free.

    Everyone else can also get this software with a $10 discount. Just follow the links to My or My Memories Suite 4 and use ourcode in the discount box on purchasing this software you get a fabulous $10 off this software. That is not to be sneezed at.
    In order to get $10 off this great software, copy and paste our code

    and enter it in the discount slot while purchasing this software. It will take it automatically off the purchase price. It is however only valid for this software and nothing else!

      2. Our Top3 this week will win a prize from Karen's Doodles
    • Top3, 1 : 3 images of choice
    • Top3, 2 : 2 images of choice
    • Top3, 3 : 1 image of choice

    You should have come here from Nikki's blog and as you can see your next stop is Rick St Dennis (yes the man himself!)'s blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

    And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. 

    To make this card I used a template from B-C-E some patterned papers and a digi Image from Robyn's fetish digital stamps and more I have used happy birthday edge stickers 
    I would like to enter this card in for some challenges 


    Your next stop is Rick St Dennis (yes the man himself!)'s blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

    thanks for coming 
     by and taking the time to stop and look and comment 
    happy crafting to you all 


Kavitha Vadhri said...

LOVED star shaped easel card. beautiful and funny second card.

Gail said...

I love both of your easel cards - first time I saw a STAR shaped easel card and you did a lovely job on both creations - love the cook at the stove on the second creation Rachel - Collected the letter on your blog - thanks for the hop - enjoy your crafty week! Gail

Dangina Martinez said...

Super sweet. Thank You for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Good Luck.
Tons Of Hugs, Dangina

Emily Thubbron said...

I love that easel card. It's so adorable. Thanks for the great hop and the many chances to win some great prizes.


Karen Letchworth said...

Great card! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge this week. Hope you're having a blessed week, and thanks so much for joining us.
Word Art Wednesday

Jac said...

Great cooking image and fab card, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your paper piecing.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Leeann said...

I love both cards but especially love the second pop-up one :)

Anna-Karin said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Anna-Karin

Bonnie said...

2 amazing cards, the cook is really sweet.

Nonni said...

I like both of your cards, the star-card is really unique and the cooking image is really cute! Great work!

Pam D said...

Both easel cards are lovely, nicely done, TFS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh this is so cute, love the fabulous image. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, just hopping along to see things are running ok. Hope you are enjoying the hop.



Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lovely creation. Congratulations on CRAFT Challenge 4th Birthday and thank you for the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Marcy said...

Pretty card and great image! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

sammi said...

Great cards! Love the pop up card! Happy 4th birtday, CRAFT!

Anda said...

I've never seen a star easel before, it looks wonderful. Thanks for the hop!

CTgirl said...

Both your easel cards are lovely!
My favourite is the star! It is so clever and striking and such a perfect card to congratulate somebody!
What a fun hop - so much inspiration.

Theresa said...

Lovely easel card. Happy Birthday Craft!