Saturday 2 January 2016

Challenge 22

Good morning and welcome to our first challenge of 2016.

I hope you all had a fantastic fortnight celebrating Christmas and the New Year, 
as well as spending lots of time crafting.  

Before I mention the challenge, I would like to wish the amazing DT ladies, our wonderful Sponsors and all our lovely challenge participants a "Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year".


Also I would like to take this opportunity to say 'Thank You and Good Bye' to Sylvie, 
who unfortunately is having to step down from the Team.  We wish her 'All The Best'.

As several members have stepped down from the team recently, we have decided to have a DT Call.  If you are interested  in joining our friendly teams,
please click HERE for further details

Thank you so much for your entries to our last challenge.  
It was lovely to see your cards.  
Here are the details of our lucky winners...

Our first randomly picked winner of Challenge 21 
who will receive a prize from Toadstool Printables is....
Number 41 Kelly Lloyd  **Claimed**

Our second randomly picked winner of Challenge 21
who will receive a prize from Sami Stamps is....
Number 102 Rosina  **Claimed**

Congratulations to you all, please contact Diane Louise at  to claim your prize.
(Don't forget, you have 14 days to claim)

and now for the Top 3 favourites, as chosen by Shirl
Shirl says "Although it was hard for me to make up my mind flipping from so many gorgeous choices, it came down to these three:
Congratulations and please collect your Top 3 Winners badge
from the tab at the top of the page.
104 Barbara Ann

120 Cicci Vid Peman

I have had to do a re-draw for a winner of Challenge 19, 
who will win a prize from A Day For Daisies.
The winner is
81 Pink Clover


Now onto our new challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Friends...
The theme of this challenge is


You can make anything you like, maybe a card, a scrapbook layout 
or even home decorYou can use any products you like to enter 
as long as it follows the theme for this fortnight.
Please mention what new item you have used in your posting
and don't forget you can enter up to three times per challenge. 

Here are details of this challenge's wonderful sponsors... 

Mitzi is a Colorado-based fantasy artist.  Originally from Japan, her art is influenced by the vintage shojo manga she grew up with, as well as the classic art forms such as tattoo art and woodblock prints of her native country.  Her fantasy art subjects range from cute and whimsical to dark and macabre, and everything in between.  Majority of her Aurora Wings digital stamps are made from the line art of her fantasy illustrations, giving them a uniquely distinct look of flowing lines with high level of detail.  Most are ink & pen traditional drawings, which are either colored free-hand in Corel Painter or traditionally with watercolor.  Her Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, offers digital stamps, prints, ACEOs, coloring books, and originals.  

Prize - $15 worth of digital stamps of the winners choice.

Click HERE to be taken to their Etsy-store and click HERE to be taken to their blog.
For more inspiration, please click HERE to be taken to their Challenge Blog

Our next wonderful sponsor is...

Prettygrafik is a husband and wife team that started a creative and friendly studio that provides professional high quality art to worldwide commercial clients. We pride ourselves on designing original hand drawn and digital layered art in close partnership with our clients. Sarah: With a background in art and photography.  Sarah worked as a graphic designer for over 10 years and owned a company that manufactured products in the giftware industry. Gabriel: With a background in business development and his passion for art and illustrations, Gabriel has been around the giftware industry and design business for over 5 years.  We just celebrated Prettygrafik's three year anniversary! We are so happy and fulfilled to be working in a business that we love and are passionate about! We would like to thank you, YOU our fans and supporters whom without we could not live our dream everyday. 

Prize - $20 gift card in our stores
(Pretty Grafik clipart or Pretty Grafik gifts - it's the equivalent of 20 free clip-art packs).

Click HERE to be taken to their Etsy-store and for more inspiration,
please click HERE to be taken to their blog.


 ...and here is inspiration from Team 2 and as you can see, their cards are absolutely gorgeous.... thank you so much ladies. If you want to take a closer look at the DT's beautiful cards or leave them a comment, just click on the name above their card and it will take you straight to their own personal blogs.

Diane Louise
The next 3 cards have been made using clip art images and
digital papers from Pretty Grafik Designs
Paris FashionPuppy Playground and  Ballerina
Diane  Louise has used her new craft knife and cutting mat

Diane Louise's fourth card has been made
using Woman in Strands of Pearls from Aurora Wings.
Diane Louise has used her new Spectrum Noir pens she received for Christmas

Using Star Angel Sprite from Aurora Wings
Dora has used her new Merry Christmas Die

Using Red Poppies from Aurora Wings
Linda has used a new paper pad

Lisa G
Taking a break from this Challenge

Petra's first card has been made using Spirit of Hibiscus from Aurora Wings
Petra has used a new background die she received for Christmas

For Petra's second card,
she has used Puppy Playground from Pretty Grafik Designs
Petra has used her newest stitching pattern.

Using Star Angel Sprite from Aurora Wings
Tracey has used her new snowflake dies

Blankina (from Team 1, has joined us for this Challenge)
Using Lotus Sprite from Aurora Wings
Blankina has used new lace ribbon, a flower and a doily die 

Have fun crafting this fortnight

Diane Louise and Team 2 Ladies xx


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