Saturday 25 March 2017

Challenge 54 and winners of Challenge 53

Good morning and welcome to our latest challenge

I hope you all had a fantastic crafty fortnight. Thank you so much for your gorgeous entries for last times challenge. It was lovely to see your wonderful entries and it means so much to us that you join us each fortnight.  The DT ladies had an enjoyable time visiting your blogs.  Please scroll further down this post for the winners of last times challenge.

Now onto our new challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Friends...

The theme of this challenge is
‘B is for….’

You can make anything you like, maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home decorYou can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this fortnight and has something with the letter B on it… for example Bows, Buttons, Boys etc etc.   Don’t forget to mention in your post what they are…

Our wonderful sponsor for today's challenge is 
Sami Stamps

If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, 
you will receive the following fabulous prize... 
a 12$ gift card to spend at Sami Stamps store

Click HERE  to be taken to Sami Stamps store - it is really worth a visit.
They sell a large selection of gorgeous digital stamps.
For further inspiration take a look at their Blog and Facebook page. 

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous prize, 
please enter your creation using Inlinkz below.

Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times



  We are joined this fortnight by the fabulously talented 
Bonnie Kohan from Grandma Bonnies Place

Grandma Bonnie is also a member of Sami Stamps Design Team.

We would like to say 'Welcome and Thanks' for making this lovely card for our challenge using 
Bird on Branch 
'B' is for Bird, Branch, Blossoms and the colour Brown


...and here is inspiration from Team 2... 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 using Another Beautiful Day & Three Loyal Friends
'B' is for Buttons, Bows, Blossoms, Bone Charm, Boots and Bling

 Dora using Birthday Kitty
'B' is for Balloons, Butterfly, Birthday and the colour Blue

Geesje using I Love Books
'B' is for the colour Brown, Boy and Books

Linda using Little Flower Fairy
'B' is for the colours - Blue, Brown and Berry.
'B' is for Blossoms, Butterflies, Buttons, Bling Bling

Petra using Sneeky Whiskers
'B' is for Brown, Birds and Bunch (of cats)

Tracey using Balloon Puppy
'B' is for Balloon, Blue, Bunting, Brickwork


Here are the lucky winners from our last challenge (number 53)....

Our randomly picked winner who will receive a prize 
from Pink Gem Designs is 

Number 24 Rainey's Craft Room **CLAIMED**

Congratulations, please contact Diane Louise at
to claim your prize and receive your winners badge.

On your email, in the subject line, can you put the words
'Winner of Challenge 53 and Pink Gem Designs’

(Don't forget, you have 
14 days to claim)

and now for the Top 3 favourites, as chosen by Diane Louise and Laura
Congratulations and please collect your Top 3 Winners badge from the tab at the top of the page.   

Diane Louise  -  I just couldn't narrow my choices down to three, so I have added an extra one.   Here are my chosen cards....

Number 14  Lovely Linda
Fabulous card for a little boy using bright primary colours.  

Number 21 Paper Mona
An absolutely stunning 'Welcome to a new baby' exploding box card.  Lovely use of wooden shapes.
Number 42 Chris
This beautiful card just made me smile and reminded me of my daughter when she was a toddler, as she loved to dress up in my clothes and shoes, but I didnt have a gorgeous hat like this little girl is wearing.

Number 71 Pinkys World
A beautiful birthday card for a little 5 year old girl.  Gorgeous colouring of a sweet stamp.

and here are Laura's Top 3 favourites...
She found it so difficult to choose as all the cards were so beautiful.

No 74 Kaijan Arkea

No 72 Patsy Long
No 22 Lillian


Have fun crafting this fortnight

Crafty Hugs

Diane Louise and Team 2 Ladies xx

Saturday 11 March 2017


Hello everybody and welcome to our latest challenge!

Before I give you details of this challenge, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, all the entries were fab, we loved looking at them all :)
Please scroll further down the post for the winners of challenge 52

The theme of this fortnights challenge is

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

Pink Gem Designs
Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK and began trading in November 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in  clear polymer.  As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.

Click here to be taken to their web-store and
and for further inspiration, take a look at Pink Gem's 
Challenge Blog and Facebook Page  

 One lucky winner will receive 2 single digital stamps or 2 Card Topper Kits of their choice from Pink Gem's on-line store.


 Here is the DT inspiration from our talented ladies, 
take a look and then please do join us :) 

Diane Louise using Party Time (pre-coloured version)
 and using Party Time (un-coloured version)

Lisa using Hula Hoop Chloe

We are joined this week by fabulously talented Guest Designers 
from the Pink Gem Design Team.  Thanks Ladies and Welcome...



So here are the winners from our last challenge (No 52)

Our randomly picked winner who will receive a prize from 

Sherri Baldy, My Besties is....
No 43 Cartai


Congratulations, please contact Diane Louise at  to claim your prize
and receive your winners badge.
On your email, in the subject line, can you put the words
'Winner of Challenge 52, Sherri Baldy
(Don't forget, you have 14 days to claim)

and now for the Top 3 favourites, as chosen by Diane Louise
Congratulations and please collect your Top 3 Winners badge from the tab at the top of the page.

No 7 Neha
A beautiful vintage tag and I love the glittery fairy wings and pretty handmade flowers.
The peacock topper is so pretty and I love that this beautiful card is covered in glitter.

No 54 Pink Clover
A very pretty, stylish and glittery Wedding card. 
I love that the card has been made using lots of different dies.


Have fun crafting this fortnight
and we hope you will join us for our new challenge.

Tanya, Diane Louise & Team 1 Ladies  xxx