Saturday 19 May 2018

Challenge 84 and Winners of Challenge 83

Good morning and welcome, 

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 the DT ladies had a good 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
The Letter 'B' is for...

We would like to see things beginning with the letter 'B', for example: Boys, Blossoms, Buttons, Bows, Birthday, the list is endless.  ** Plus, dont forget to mention in your posting what your Letter B's are**

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. 

Our wonderful sponsor for today's challenge is Sheep Ski Designs
Here's a bit about me and my shop
Andrea Norris, unknown artist - Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant and currently working on 4 design teams.  I'm a dancer (Argentine Tango and Ceroc) and a competitive badminton player.  It's amazing that I've managed to squeeze drawing into my schedule as well as being an obsessive crafter and creator of cards.  I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky.  I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.  I love anything arty.  I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember.   In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings.  I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.  I've had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I can gel with in January 2016.  Recently one of the challenge teams I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some.  Then people kept asking me for my drawings.  So I thought what the heck let's open a shop and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.  Welcome to my world, we're only at the beginning and I have so much more to offer  Andrea x

If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive the following fabulous prize...Three digital stamps of your choice from Sheep Ski Designs store.  Click HERE to be taken to the Etsy store - it is really worth a visit.  They sell a large selection of gorgeous digital stamps.  For more inspirationtake a look at their Blog and Facebook page.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this 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 4 fabulously talented crafters... Andrea Norris [owner of Sheep Ski Designs], Helen, Sherry and Kelly [Sheep Ski Designs DT members].  We would like to say 'Welcome and Thanksfor making these lovely cards.

Andrea using Bumble Bee Blossom [Personal Blog SheepSki Designs]
'B' is for Bumble Bee, Blossoms and the colour Blue
Sherry using Butterfly Girl [Personal Blog Loose Stitches & Unraveled Threads
'B' is for Butterfly, Blossoms and Blue pearls

Kelly using Baby Feet' [Personal Blog 'The Crafty Bat']
'B' is for Baby, Book, Bow and the colour Blue

Helen, using Baby Feet
Helen who is on Team 1, has made an additional card for this challenge, 
as she is also a SheepSki' Designs DT member.   
'B' is for Baby, Boy and the colour Blue

...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.

We would like to say "THANKS" to Andrea for kindly supplying the digital stamps used on the DT cards.

Diane Louise using Otter Halves
'B' is for... Bow, Buttons, Birthday and Blossoms

Geesje using Butterfly Curl
'B' is for... Blossom, Butterflies and the colours Blue and Brown 

Grietje using Fuzzy
'B' is for Bears, Birthday, Blossoms, Bow, Bunting and the colour Blue

Ine using Kris
'B' is for Boy, Bumble Bee, Bird, Branch, Blossom, Bow, Butterfly and the colour Blue

'B' is for... Baby, Boy, Buttons, Bow of Lace, Bundle of Joy (on the sentiment in Dutch) and the colour Blue

Petra using Bob
'B' is for... Bob, Bolts (and screws) and the colours Blue and Bronze

Here are the lucky winners from Challenge 83 (Theme was Animals)....

Our randomly picked winner who will receive a prize 

from 'Di's Digi Stamps' is Number 68 Kym  ** 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 83 - Di's Digi Stamps'
(Don't forget, you have 14 days to claim)

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

A great quirky card with perfect papers for the design.
Such a cute design and a great colour combination.
Such a cute, funny image and a great card layout.

Have fun crafting this fortnight

Crafty Hugs
Diane Louise and Team 2 Ladies xx

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