Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Challenge # 31: Create a Bag and Tag

Hi everyone, so glad you can visit....I certainly hope you had a wonderful week so far...
and a very big HELLO to all you beautiful people out there that have joined us, we have a bunch of new followers and a very big welcome and lots of Dragonfly hugs your way....

I am learning to appreciate life a little more after a health scare just recently, so if I end up philosophizing you know why, lol....but I will be ok, I have decided I am not going to give in.....I still have so much to do..

I just wanted to say thanks to the faithful ones who at least try to give it a go when we have some challenges up that are not just the standard card all the this challenge. We are asking you to create a 
Don't just decorate a ready made bag, no,no!!! We want you to make a bag from scratch and a matching tag to go with it..and add the link if you can, from where you got your bag idea from.....
But if you have a die or an electronic machine, like the silhouette for example or a sixxiz die,  then that's ok...but let us know in your blog post what you have used..

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps
 the winner will receive $ 12 to spend in their shop

Here are some gorgeous examples from our Dragonflies to get those creative juices flowing, and I am so pleased to see how different they all are...

On a sad note we have to say goodbye to Tania, who only had time to leave us with a gorgeous tag she made. Goodbye Tania, we will miss you...

Our gorgeous Susan used this pretty set with images from Sammi stamps, such a cute baby 

This very cute box bag made by Tracey using an image from Sammi Stamps

CG was verty busy, and created these gorgeous designs, and clever tags

Wynn has made this gorgeous creation

Sammy has created this gorgeous bag with a secret, hop on over to her blog to find out what it is...

Sammy's tag

Hilde using a Sammi stamp image in her creation

An Tania made this gorgeous tag as her farewell creation, so cute Tania

Well there you have it, hope you have been inspired, make sure you are a follower to participate, and join us in our bag and tag challenge, blessings from Hilde and the Dragonfly Team.

Bag and Tag challenge

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Challenge #29: Winners Post

Hello to all our loyal followers. How are you all coping now Germany has won the World Cup? Congratulations to them and commiserations to everyone else! On to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! My Grandfather came from there and it is such a pretty city now they have cleaned up all the sandstone buildings. I really like their City Hall - that staircase! So antebellum! I can see me sweeping down it in crinolines and lots of petticoats! Of, course, I would have Mr Darcy at the bottom waiting for me - not Mr "Frankly, I don't give a damn!". We can but dream.....

Time to post who won the lovely prizes for Challenge #29, donated by our sponsors! Last challenge we asked you to create

Apparently it was a bit too challenging, as we only had three entries. 
Pity, the DT had great fun creating ours!!

We had two wonderful Sponsors for this challenge:

Pickled Potpourri

Vicki will receive a voucher of $7.00 to spend in the store for this set
ATC 1 (640x328)

and  for QKR

Maria will receive 3 Digis of her choice for this set of 3

Ladies, congratulations and please take the badge from the sidebar and display it; and then go to the tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions for contacting us for your prize. 

The third entrant Jean, created this lovely set and gets a Special Mention!

If any of you would like to be a Guest Designer for us, please go to the tab at the top of the page and  follow the instructions for contacting us.

Our latest challenge is seems to have hit more of a nerve with people

CAS stands for Clean and Simple

It is being sponsored by

Our sole sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Pickled Potpourri - why not hop on over to check out their shop...

The winner of this challenge will receive: a $ 7.00 voucher to spend in the shop!

There are already some wonderful examples of CAS to view on our blog between the DT and the entrants, so why not have a look,spread around a  bit of blog love and then have a go yourself.

See you in blog land!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Challenge # 30 : CAS Card (Clean and Simple)

Hi everyone, big dragonfly hugs to you all.....not sure where you are, but here in Sydney, Australia, it is cold...brrr.....Winter is here, there is no doubt....
Our last challenge was again challenging it seems as we didn't have too many participating which is a shame...but this challenge should get the heart rate up a bit, 
CAS style card

CAS stands for Clean and Simple

Our sole sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Pickled Potpourri and we have all enjoyed using their images for this challenge, so hop on over to check out their shop...
The winner of this challenge will receive: a $ 7.00 voucher to spend in the shop

CG using sponsor image

Tracey Mo using sponsor images

Sammy using sponsor image

Tania using sponsor image

Wynn using sponsor image

Hilde using sponsor image

Susan using image from Beehive

So there you have it, what wonderful designs, everyone was a bit scared of doing a CAS card, but they all look just fantastic to me, don't know what you all were worried about....
Now it's over to you  my Dragonfly friends, remember less is more, lol...have a go...
Blessings Hilde and the Team

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Winner's Blog for Challenge #28: Zentangle Card Challenge

Well, Hello Peeps and welcome to our Challenge Blog - this is our post mid-fortnight to announce the winners of the previous Challenge and any other news there is.......

Last Challenge was to Zentangle  and then to create a Black and White card using that tangle: you could tangle freehand or within a digi or other stamp outline, as many of our DT team did - we had fun too and some of us are still 'tangelling' as a result of this challenge - and so are many others out there in blog land, but unfortunately, not many crafters did it for this challenge!

Our sponsor for this amazing challenge were

Winner will receive 3 Digis of their choice

That's you @ Marianne's Craftroom

Really love the way the special number birthday was framed and the black and white Zentangle was made the centre of attention. ( great patterns too)


Winner will receive 7 Digis of their choice
That's you No#5 AJ
Really like the simplicity of the card designs and that each one had a different Zentangle pattern. Very nice.


This has been chosen by Tania
 # 3: Cards and Cats

How cool is that one! Love those owls!

Ladies, Congratulations to you all - please contact us via the tab at the top of this page, and don't forget to collect your badge and display it proudly! Remember, we are looking for Guest Designers as well so if you are keen, let us know asap!

Well, what are we up to this fortnight?

Challenge # 29 : ATC's or Artist Trading Cards - a group/set of 3

In this challenge we are asking you to create 3 ATC's, as a group or a set......that means they match.
If you think phhhffttt, not going to do this one, please re consider, because even if you are not an ATC fan, they do make the perfect card please, give them a go...

What exactly IS an ATC?

An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. Today, people make them and use them as toppers for cards. The one rule an artist trading card must adhere to is the size. An ATC must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm. Click here for some more basic info on them.

Again, we have two wonderful Sponsors for this challenge:

Pickled Potpourri

Winner ONE will receive a voucher of $7.00 to spend in the store

and QKR

Winner TWO will receive 3 Digis of their choice

The DT had a ball making these, why not go and have a look if you haven't seen them yet. Then you can show us what you come up with - I know many of you have been making these for yonks! Why not share your skills and who knows, you could be a winner!

Remember, be a member of our blog to be eligible for the prize.