Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog Sale This Week!

Hey Everyone!

I haven't posted on this blog site for a loooooong while, as this was more for Design Team Work, but I have moved to another blog under a new name, so please do pop over and follow me! This would be much appreciated and I'll be sure to follow you on your blog as well!

I've had a Crafty Destash during this week as I have decided to do a clearout! These will include dies, crafting tools, stamps and inks, so please do have a look or spread the word if you think someone else maybe interested.

All products will be a mix of brand new, used once or good condition items, so have a look at the descriptions and listings. All items will be through my Ebay link below

There will be listings up at some point during the week - likely to be the nearer end of the week - Thursday or Friday and all items will be at DISCOUNTED PRICES!

Available to UK residents only and Postage and Packing prices will be near to nothing, or free, so please do have a look!

I'll be doing a few posts during the week as I have reorganised a few of my dies and stamps, as well as undertaking a new scrapbook project!

Thank you all for reading!

Mel xoxo

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Tags & DT Call

Hey Everyone, hope you're all fantastically well and preparing for the Christmas season. I know I'm feeling festive! :)

We have another challenge at Aud Sentiments ready and waiting for here's the details - there is also a Aud Sentiments DT Call, so if you would like to join the Aud Sentiments DT - then check out the blog for more details!

This fortnight's challenge is: Christmas Tags - And don't forget to put a sentiment on there!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy

They are giving the winner a $10 voucher for their shop.  Thanks so much!

Here is a little bit about them...

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
Stamp Fairy is currently having a 50% off sale.  Just in time to pick up a few extra goodies for the holidays.

- x -

Here's my Christmas Tag below:

Hope you guys like and enjoy the inspiration from Team A who have designed some fabulous Christmas gift tags! Pop by the following week for the lovely Team B who will be inspiring you with lots of fab tag creations!

Details of the DT call are below as well:

If you would like to become part of our DT, just enter this challenge and add DT behind your name on your entry

So what are you letting yourself in for?  
Well, you don't need to have been on a DT before.  You need to commit to a project every fortnight.  You also need to commit to commenting on entries -  but not all of them...we have a system!

What will you get?  
Kudos for a start!  Some of our challenges have over 200 entries, so we are fairly well known in blogland.  You gain the experience of working in a DT - with a great group of creative people!!!  You will get digital images to work with from our lovely sponsors.  And you get to help pick winners. 

We are happy for non card makers to apply too - we are always open to other media because we feel it can add a new element to our challenges.  So if you scrapbook, photograph, paint...whatever, why not try out?  Its all about the creativity!

And of course, we are very informal and flexible.  We know life gets busy and is subject to twists and turns.  So we are not over-demanding or too precious!  We know you are giving us your time, energy and creativity, we also know you have lives outside blogland! 

So get your creative and crafty friends to take part in this fortnight's challenge and for those who want to be part of the Aud Sentiments DT experience - make sure you follow the details above to be a potential DT member!

Happy Crafting! :)
This challenge will run until Tuesday, December 17

Friday, 22 November 2013

Any Sentiment @ Aud Sentiments!

Hi Everyone! Hope you're all a crafty mood for the weekend!

Another great Aud Sentiments challenge has kicked off on the blog, so make sure you join in with our challenge!

This fortnight's crafty task: We'd like to see a card or project with ANY SENTIMENT. That's right - it's a free for all you can do whichever sentiment you like, as long as there is a sentiment on your project!

Our challenge this fortnight is sponsored by: A Day for Daisies

- x -

My creation is below:

Please check out our Blog and get yourself and your crafty friends and followers to join in too!

Team A have created some wonderful cards, check out Team B's creations next week for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Girl Power @ Aud Sentiments

Hi Everyone!

A bit of a late post for this fortnight's challenge over at Aud Sentiments! Make sure you take part and get involved with the current challenge!

I've sneaked into Team B's post today, so for the remainder of this week, make sure you have a peak at Team B's as well as Team A's creations for the challenge!

The theme is: Feminine and this can be interpreted in any way you like. Your card can be for a boyfriend, husband, partner or even best friend - and don't forget to include a sentiment!

We're sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

- x -

Here's my creations below:

This week I did something a little different! Everything on this card has been made digitally through my IPad. I used an app called 'A Beautiful Mess' and created a digital card image instead of the usual papercrafting. I softened the image with a lot of pinks and reds, as well as a hint of yellow and made the card that bit more vibrant and flirty, without it being too overpowering. Hope you guys like this! Love the outcome!

Check out the Aud Sentiments Blog and be inspired by the Teams' designs! Get all of your crafty friends and followers to join in too!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Christmas @ Aud Sentiments!

The year is going ridiculously quick, it's now coming towards the end of October and it's near to Christmas and Festivities! Ohhh! I love the Christmas season and it's great time to get creative with handmade gifts, tags and presents!

This fortnight's challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog is all about Christmas! So here is what we want you to do:

Create a card or project with a Christmas Sentiment

For this challenge we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish

Here is some information about them:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is

owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize for this challenge is 3 digital images of the winner's choice

- x -

So here's my creation below:

I made a paper Christmas Wreath using one of our sponsor pictures in the middle of the wreath and a Christmas sentiment to much! Love how it turned out!

This idea was inspired by Angie Kennedy Juda - an SU! Demonstrator who did a wreath for Halloween
A blog post from her website is here: Halloween Wreath

Please check out the amazing festive creations from Team A and make sure you stop by next week for inspiration from Team B.

Get all your crafting friends to join in on our challenges and you could be in our Top 5!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Bit of a late post today! Huge apologies! But that should not deter you from taking part in the latest Aud Sentiments Challenge on the blog, so make sure you join in on the fun! :)

This fortnight's challenge is:
To create a card or project with a funny Halloween sentiment

Our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo. The winner will receive 7 digis of their choice! Thank you so much!

- x -

Here's my creation below:

Have a look at the challenge blog to take part in this fortnight's Halloween themed challenge and check out the awesome creations from Team A. Make sure you come back to the blog the following week to get inspiration from the gorgeous creations from Team B!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sentiment for a Child - Aud Sentiments

Its another fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments this week, so here's the theme for this challenge! 

We would like you to create a card or project with a sentiment for a child

For this challenge we are sponsored by not just one, but two sponsors:

Beccy's Place


Imagine That

Here's a little information about both sponsors

Beccy's Place

I love spending time in my craft room designing and creating with paper, fabric, flowers, ribbons, paint... anything I can get my hands on really. I have tried many different arts and crafts and have a particular passion for papercrafts, decorative painting and ribbon embroidery. I love to share ideas and "how to's" with other keen crafters, which is the purpose of this blog.

Imagine That!

A li'l about me... my name is Kris and I'm married to a wonderful Christian man of 17 years.  We live in the high desert of Central Oregon with our 2 daughters... my li'l muses who inspire many of my drawings.  My love of card-making, drawing & digital coloring lead me to illustrating my own line of digi stamps & papers and the opening of this web store in January 2013.  I thoroughly enjoy this hobby-turned-business and love to see my art incorporated into your crafting projects! The categories are growing quickly, so you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy *Ü* 

Thank you to our sponsors this fortnight! 

For this challenge, I've created the card below:

Thought I would do a cute-sy card today using Sweet Tia from Some Odd Girl and using one of the sentiment words from one of our sponsors - 'Piles of Smiles' (which is from Beccy's Place, I think!)

So please do check out the blog for inspired and fantastic makes from Team A, make sure you pop along and see Team B's creations next week up on the blog and get your craft loving friends to enter into our challenge!

Happy crafting! :)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

It's Autumn!

Hey everyone and welcome back to another fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments!

This fortnight we have the theme of Autumn, or in the US, it's known as Fall. And our challenge centres around that!

So the challenge is: 
Use a sentiment suitable for Autumn - but not Halloween

Our sponsor this fortnight is Stamp Fairy.

They are giving the winner $10 to use in the Stamp Fairy Digi Shop! Awesome prize - thank you so much!

Here is a little bit about them:
"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
- x -

Here is my creation below:

Hope you all like my Fall card. I love the brown and green tones, gives a really rustic and natural feel to it.

Please check out the awesome creations of Team A this week, then next week visit the blog for Team B's creations.

Get your followers and fellow crafters to join in with our challenge and you could be in with a chance of winning! :)

Happy Crafting Everyone! 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Any Sentiment Time!

Hello Everyone, hope you're all well and in the crafting mood this week!

We have another awesome challenge over on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, so come on over and join in the fun!

This fortnight your challenge is to: Create a card or project with Any Sentiment you like!

And our sponsor this fortnight is: Priarie Fairy

They are giving the winner $10 to use in their store.  Thanks so much!

Here is a little bit about them...

"I am a small town girl with a passion for all things creative. I have been a creator since childhood, doodling like crazy, building forts and climbing trees. I have always loved anything magical and sparkly, though oddly enough I don't sparkle myself up much! Through the years I have tried my hand at many things. I have always believed that if I really wanted to do something, I could or I would figure out how to. Can't is not really a word in my vocabulary. My favorite saying is "I am willing to try anything at least once, though sometimes I am sorry I tried it!" I love teaching and sharing what I have learned along the way. I resisted the computer for years until a friend introduced me to blogging. Not long after digital stamping started to make a splash in blog land and I jumped on the boat. I spent a good year learning all about everything digital and now here I am."

- x -

My creation is below:

I used various papers from Crate Paper and American Crafts, as well as some pink twine, some satin red roses and pink & red adhesive jewels.

Hope you guys like my little tag creation, I chose Happy Birthday as a sentiment as my birthday's coming up next month, and it's always one of those sentiments that is a classic and always a favourite! Love it!

As always check out the amazing creations by Team A this week and then Team B next for some inspiration and join in our challenge!

Happy Crafting everyone! :) 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

August Christmas!

This post is coming a little late - my apologies! Here's the lowdown...

The Aud Sentiments Team have set this past week the task of  challenging  you all to make a card or project that isn't a birthday card... yep you heard me! No birthday cards allowed!

Here's your task for the next & last week of this frtonight's challenge:

Anything but a Birthday Card, so it can be any card or project you like - just not a Birthday Card!
(Please don't forget the sentiment!)

Team A had a fantastic array of cards and projects, make sure you check out Team B's efforts too - fantastic as always!

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Stamp Art Design


Here are a few words from Kathryne...

Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts.  My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you.  I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like to why not pop over to Kathryne's Facebook page - here - or her Pinterest boards - here.
Thr prize for the winner is a choice of 5 digis from Kathryne's Catalogue via the Whimsy Stamps Store!

- x -

So here's my creation using the Joyful Gingerbread digital stamp:


It's a bit early for Christmas - though it is nearly September and it won't be too long until the Festive season is upon us! Hope you like my tags above!

Check out the creations of the DTs on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and make sure you and your crafty friends take part as well! Spread the word!

Happy Crafting!