Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Get Ready For Christmas - June edition!

Good morning to all our lovely crafty friends and followers. Carole here today to launch this months Get Ready For Christmas Challenge. I hope you have all been joining in these challenges this year and  are building up an nice little stock of Christmas cards. Not sure if you know but we are half way through the year and only 26 weeks till Christmas. What happened to those first 26 weeks!!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the fabulous

Prize = $20 gift certificate to store

This is a very generous prize Thank you for sponsoring us.

Our lovely Design Team ladies have been busy creating some stunning cards to inspire you all. Also joining us this time are some very talented Guest Designers whose cards are just fabulous .

Carole - Christmas Pixie


We're super excited to welcome a new Design Team
member to Crafting by Designs!  Please be sure to
stop by Mel's blog and check out her beautiful creations!


Guest Designers
Hi, I am Plony in The Netherlands.
November 2011 I started my blog 
and I still love to show my cards and some other, mostly vintage, things.
I love vintage but coloring stamps and digi's is also one of my favorite hobbies.
Crafting is my life and I would love to thank the Crafting by Designs team for giving me the chance to show my card as a guestdesigner today.

Laney from Laney's Place
I have been crafting for many years and i like all kinds of crafts,but paper crafting has to be my no 1...pastime.  Its so nice to be chosen to be a Guest Designer  and i have enjoyed the challenge​
Thank you to the Guest Designers your creations are fabulous.

Well I hope we have got you  into the Christmas mood now and you can start making your beautiful Christmas cards and enter our challenge. We always look forward to seeing each and every one.

Please remember to follow our simple rules:
-All projects must be made by you during the time this challenge runs
-you can submit up to 3 projects
-no back dating please
-link your blog post to our challenge
This challenge is open until the 4th July  

Happy Crafting everyone Carole and the Crafting by Designs Team

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hi everyone, Doris here with our new challenge for the week
We want to see your projects with
all kinds of animals, from the barn to the sea!

First, a great big THANK YOU to
our very generous sponsor
QKR Stampede  
for gifting some amazing images to our
design team AND 3 digi images to our winner!

Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

Here are some fabulous projects from our 
Design Team

Isobel using Old Goat 

Carole using  Sleigh Bells

Julia using Party Cat

CraftyGirl using  Christmas Moose


And now some  projects from our fabulous Guest Designers

Carol from Crafty Stamper
Hi I'm Carol from Crafty-stamper and I have been crafting for many years,knitting,crotchet,cake decorating and now cardcraft,mixed media  rediscovering my first passion of stamping .I have been married for 48yrd and have three grown children and five grandchildren.
I have decorated a small canvas with various stamps die-cut and paper napkin

Nancy from My Creations

I am Nancy Soetaert, 50 years, I live at the Belgian Coast. I love a lot of crafting work: beading, making beads with polymere clay, flower arranging,… but most of all I make cards: fun to do, fun to send and make someone happy…   Mostly I make scrapcards, but I also love playing with inks and stamps.  I am blogging since end of 2014, you can find my blog at
Thanks for chance to be guestdesigner at Crafting by Designs.

That's some great inspiration!  Now it's over to you - please
remember to follow our simple rules:

  • all projects must be made by you during the time this challenge runs
  • you can submit up to 3 projects
  • no back dating please
  • link your blog post to our challenge
This challenge is open until June 27 and 
we can't wait to see what you make!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Things with Wings

Hello! It's Sharon again and I am hosting this week's new Challenge. 
Things with Wings
Hmmm.... Birds or Insects may come to mind. 
But (Any)Thing with Wings will work. Angels, Fairies, 
Magical Mythical Creatures.... the sky is the limit as long as your project was wings that can fly. Fred She Said is our very 
generous sponsor for the Challenge. A $10 gift certificate 
to their store, (which is awesome by the way), is the fabulous prize!

Prize - $10 gift certificate to store

Now a little inspiration from our Design Team:

Carole- Marigolds and Morpho 

The Lid

The Box

CraftyGirl - Nuthatch

Mel - Daisies and Ladybug

Dora - Humming bird and Petunias

And we are so lucky to have Darlene join us as a Guest Designer this week!

Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations

I'm Darlene Pavlick from Akron, Ohio and it seems like I have been crafting in some manner all my life!  About 10 years ago I was introduced to papercrafting and well, the rest is history!  I want to thank Crafting by Designs for the opportunity to Guest Design for them ... it's truly my honor!

Please read the challenge rules as they have changed. No dating please. The challenge will be open until June 20th. 
Upload your projects through Mr. Linky below.
Don't forget to visit our sponsor, DT and Guest Designer and show them a little love.
Have fun, show us your wings and soar!