Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Challenge # 5 : Card Challenge: Vintage with Layers and Lace

Welcome to Crafting with Dragonflies challenge # 5
Yes you read correctly NUMBER 5....unbelievable, isn't it??
We have a wonderful challenge for you this fortnight.......
Create a Vintage Card with Layers and Lace
you will either cringe or go YEAHHH!!!
I know that a lot of us hate vintage, all the frills and fru fru that goes with it...but it doesn't have to be like that....Here are some hints....even though I am not an expert, but I have noticed that most true vintage look cards have mainly muted colours
(I find cremes, light pinks, light browns and blues help with the look)
 adding lace and vintage emphemera prints as your backgrounds, layers and extra embellies helps a lot, and you can use all sorts of charms, flowers, tickets, anything.....Hope this helps some....
so give it a go....
...or just check out what our beautiful Dragonflies have created....stunning as always....
so proud.....sigh!!

Our most generous of sponsors this fortnight are: 

 Winner received 5 Digis of their choice click here to check them out

 Winner will receive a $12 gift certificate to spend in their shop, click here to have a look.

So here we go: 
Created by Susan: using ADFD image

Created by Judith: using a ADFD image

Created by Tania: Using butterly image from Eureka

Created by Hilde: using a ADFD image

Created by Ina, using word background image from Eureka

Created by Barb: using ADFD image

Well , what can I say, absolutely gorgeous. And as you can see everyone had their own ideas of what a vintage style card looks like.
Now it's your turn....can't wait to check it out...
Greeting from Hilde and the Dragonfly Team

The winners of the box challenge will be announced next Wednesday...

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Challenge #3 Winners!

Hi ya Peeps!

Susan here again to announce the winners of Challenge #3 - One for the Girls!

Well - did we hit the nail on the head or what! Obviously that challenge suited lots of people and we had over 130 entries to trawl through and select our favourites! Not that that was a chore - there were so many beautiful entries to look at and drool over and CASe for future cards, and to see all the lovely embellies and die cuts that one just might have to have for all know what it is like......yep, addictive!

On top of that, Hilde got an attack of being generous, and decided that when we reached 100 followers she would give a way a few things, including to the people who supported this blog - you, dear reader - by creating a free digi for everyone to use.  You can find this freebie HERE if you haven't found it yet! It's lovely Hilde and I for one have used it already and will be posting it soon!

Now, for the winners of Challenge #3

Our Sponsors for this challenge were:
4 Digi's - Winners Choice

and the winner of this is (drum roll).........

# 117Stephanie Hester 

with this beauty


ADFD - $12 gift voucher to spend 

This was won by:

#111 Sarah Lacey 

with this funky one

Ladies, please contact Barb at
and pick up your winners badge from the sidebar by right click  - copy image - paste in your blog

In addition we have our 

102 shellshearer
Don't you just love those stars!

16 Maya 
Oh My, what is not to love about this!

71 Eemeli

LOL - she is soooo cute!

Please collect the appropriate  badge from the side bar and display them proudly  by right click  - copy image - paste in your blog!

A big thank you to our wonderful Sponsors and a heartfelt


go to all our winners
all our lovely followers!

Just a reminder: to be eligible to win a prize you must be a follower of this blog

Our current Challenge #4 is running:

Make a box

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are :

QKR: 5 Digi's of Winner's choice

Sassy: 4 Digi's of Winner's choice

There are  either links to fabulous tutorials or tutorials on the blogs of each Design Team member on creating boxes, so there is no excuse not to make one. Always useful for gift boxes and  such and you can have so much fun with them.  Let us see you creations - we look forward to viewing another 100 examples at least of your creativity!
You still have a week to enter this 

Challenge #4 Make a Box!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Challenge # 4 : Make a Box and Followers Freebie/Giveaway

Hi everyone, what fun we have been having, hope you all had a great week.
I just want to say a big, big THANK YOU to all of our followers, and thanks for all of your lovely comments...

As you know we put out a challenge, that once we reach 100 followers there will be some prizes....
You guys are so amazing....Just to the moment of this post going live we are already up to
WOW.....Wow, that's all I can say.
 So here it goes,......For the actual 100th follower we have a beautiful rubber stamp from Kitty Lane (it's a suprise)  and the 100th follower is :
Vicki Fortier 
The next two prizes have been donated by two of our Team Members Judith and Ina. Thanks very much ladies, very generous. The best part will be, it's going to be a surprise.....
All of our followers are in the running and we put everyone into the random org thingy and here they are:
Abbie Kay
Sassy Raggedy

Congratulations everyone, please contact Barb on
We will need your details, please include your postal address, so we can send you the surprise gift...

and here is the freebie digi as promised, feel free to use it for anything, just don't re post the image, rather refer people to this blog...thanks

Now onto our next Challenge, # 4 already...can you believe it??? 
Make a box

Well this will be interesting....I would like to see you create a box.
There are so many wonderful box tutorials and you tube videos out there....I would prefer if you did it from scratch, a box die is fine as well or those simple origami fold boxes out of one sheet of paper etc, we would love it if you added a link to where you got the idea from or briefly tell us how you did it, but that is not essential...
Now I know for some of you this really is a challenge, do me a favour, don't just say, too hard...give it a try, you might just surprise yourself...
Can't wait to see your creations, so get to it....

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are :

QKR: 5 Digi's of Winner's choice

Sassy: 4 Digi's of Winner's choice

Here are the wonderful creations from my Design Team:
To find our more details about how they did their projects please see over to left column up the top, and click on their name and it will take you to their blog....
 Created by Tania, using a QKR digi image

Created by Ina, using a QKR (rose) digi image, she made the box and the 3 cards to go inside

Created by Barb, using an image from Sassy Studios hidden on the inside, see second pic

 Created by Susan, using a QKR digi image

Created by Kelli, using Sponsor image Gradution from Sassy Studio

Secret box created by Judith, using a word digi from QKR

Cosmetic size Tissue box created by Hilde, using QKR rose image 
 Well there you have it...
 Once again, welcome to all of our followers, new and old, and have have nearly two weeks to get your box together,
blessings Hilde and the Team..

PS: Just a friendly reminder to read the challenge rules, see at the top and click on the tab. There are only a few rules.....I would not be happy if I had to disqualify anyone..

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Celebrating the Mums - Winner

Hi all, Susan here again with the winner or our second challenge.

However, before I tell you that we have a BIG announcement!

We have noticed that our followers are creeping up and have been getting a wee bit excited about that.  So, Hilde has decided that we will have a little incentive to see if we can get out followers to 100! This is what is to happen:

There will be a giveaway, some prizes and a digi freebie for ALL of our followers when we reach the 100 milestone!

So, to all our peeps  - get out there and let others know and we will all get a present!

Now, on to our winners for Challenge #2 - theme Mothers:

Well, obviously layouts are a bigger challenge than we thought they would be.  We only had two entries for our second challenge and that was disappointing, but they certainly were two lovely entries.

Here are the entries again if you haven't seen them yet.

Melissa Sunshine Honeybee entered this:

Melissa uses a beautiful photograph and papers

Gail Scott entered this one:

Gail's layout is digitally put together.

Of course, there can only be one winner for our wonderful prize.  This fortnight our prize has been donated by the wonderful folk at Bugaboo, who have generously offered seven digi's of the winner's choice.


So, with out further ado - the winner is: Gail Scott

Congratulations Gail!
Please contact Barb to receive your prize at

You are also entitled to proudly display this badge
I won Badge

The DT also had fun creating our layouts and seeing what each other had done, sharing our stories about mothers.

Reminder of Challenge 3
Our next challenge is up 

I am sure you can all identify with this one and we expect lots of entries - keep them rolling in! A great prize again to be won  - this time our sponsor is Delicious Doodles!  

And remember - 100 followers and we will all get some love!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Just a reminder: You must be a follower to enter

Hi everyone, it;s been wonderful to see all those beautiful and exciting entries into our # 3 Challenge.
Just a reminder though, you must be a follower to to top tab and check out the challenge rules, they are just the standard rules that most challenge blogs have.....Hopefully this would give those a little bit of time to become a follower and we wont have to disqualify them at the end...
I have been enjoying visiting your fantastic blogs and admiring more than your entries here...
Blessings Hilde