Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Challenge 19 - Include a Sentiment x

Hi guys, thanks so much for popping in :-D I’ve been having a lovely time since my last post as the hubby and I went on our hols to France. I’ve put details and pics on my personal blog HERE if anyone wants to have a peek xx

What an amazing challenge we had last month too – I can’t believe how many people entered – it was our busiest month to date and an absolute pleasure to see so many gorgeous cards! I was thinking there was a shortage of male handmade cards out there but I was obviously wrong – there are loads, and they’re amazing :-D xx

Thank you ever so much to everyone that joined in – I’ve run the numbers through the random number generator and our winners for the challenge are:

Julie B

Samih

Ciska

Scatty Jan

Susan Zuzarte

Scrappellen

Tracey V 


Congratulations guys – I’ll get your cards added to the winners wall ASAP. You can grab your winners badge from the sidebar – any probs let me know x 

Please email your choice of 4 digi's to flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com and I'll get them over to you straight away. 

Okay, onto the next one – as you can see from the post title and pic below we’re looking for cards that include a sentiment this month. I’m really looking forward to seeing the entries on this challenge - one of the things I love most about handmade cards is seeing the cute sentiments that people have chosen so it'll be fun seeing which ones come up :-)





The winner(s) will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month when we launch our May challenge. 

As always our gorgeous DT gals have come up with some beautiful inspiration for us. They’re a clever bunch – thanks ladies xx


Hope you’ll join us again this month and that you have fun playing along. Have a lovely week and I’ll see you on the next post :-D 

Digi hugs and xx's






Hello, Angela here!  Hmmm, sentiments....  I rarely use one, so this was fun!  I loved Em's new images for April; do you notice anything different about this cutie?  She has a nose and a mouth!  How fun is that?!  This image made me think of this fun paper that I had in my stash; I used a bunch of the different patterns and went with a collage type card.  The sentiment "Snap Me" refers to the Snapchats that my 15 year-old daughter and her friends love to send each other.  I hope you will break out the sentiments and play along!




Hi everyone, Kathy here. I love cards with sentiments, so many funny and punny ones to use. I went simple with my sentiment today, because I'm always in need of birthday cards. The latest craze around here is video game truck parties, they bring a truck filled with popular video games to your chosen destination and the kids have a blast. How perfect is the "Gamer" image? I think I will be using a lot of this image! Hope you will join the fun and add a sentiment to your card so you can play along!




Hi all, Laura here....Today's challenge is to use a sentiment and I couldn't make up my mind so I made two cards!  The first is a clean and simple with Kraft.....ala Emma Canning style. :-)  The second card uses the adorable new "mouth & nose" images for a fun card.  I hope you enjoy them and can't wait to see your entries this month. 






Hi there.  A very  quick and easy card today using one of Emma's lovely images.  I printed him out and coloured him in using my Graph'it markers. I made an easel card using kraft cardstock and matted a dotty backing paper onto it. I then added a couple of ticket sentiments from Dollie Daydream CD Rom.




Hiya, Em here :-) for my card I decided to use the new 'Girl Selfie' digi, I coloured her with copics and used the 'cheese' digital sentiment from the 'In The Kitchen' sentiment set by Ali Edwards as I thought it worked quite well with the image. That's about it on the supplies side apart from white card, kraft card, and some foam pads - yet another CAS card from me lol xx


Remember that you don't need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges anymore but there is an extra prize on offer if you do :-) Also, each challenge can only be entered once so unfortunately multiple entries will not be entered into the draw xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March Releases :-) xx

Hiya, I just finished up on my new digi's for the month - selfies seem to be the craze at the moment so I wanted to pop a couple of those in this batch :-D
Also, I've had a couple of people mention that they would like to be able to add mouths and noses to the Flat Friends characters so I've put together a little set that can be used on existing digi's - will be fun seeing the Flat friends out and about with smiles on their faces :-)




Right I'll leave you to it - I'm absolutely loving the boy cards that are coming through this month - it's been so busy on here the last couple of weeks - thanks to everyone that's joining in xx Have a lovely week and I'll see you on Tuesday when we launch the next challenge and announce our winners for this month xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Challenge 18 – Cards 4 Men x

Hi guys, hope you’re all keeping well and happy x It’s been another quick one this month and I’ve been wishing the days away as we’re off on holiday on Tuesday :-D It must seem like I go away all the time as on my challenge last post we were heading out the door to Ireland for a long weekend but we’re just taking our holiday’s a bit earlier than normal (I’ll be feeling sorry for myself in the 2nd half of the year, I’m sure).

I’ve got a lovely friend who lives in Lyon and we’ve been meaning to go out and visit her, and her partner, for a while now. We were just going to visit for a long weekend originally but decided that as we were headed over to France it might make sense to squeeze Paris and Disneyland in and extend the holiday to a week. I’m super excited! Mr C was not as giddy about Disneyland as myself but has come around to the idea after seeing a number of attractions he is interested in at the Disney Studio’s park. I just know that once he’s there he’ll be skipping about like a happy man child :-D I’ll pop some pics on my personal blog when I get back x

Right, on to challenge business :-) We had another amazing challenge last month – so many beautiful creations. I was really inspired – being relatively new to the card making world myself I hadn’t realised how many gorgeous designs could be made from adding a few extra folds!! My card to do list is getting quite big now!! Thank you to everyone who joined us – we’re so grateful for your entries x

I've run the numbers through the random number generator and the winners for the February challenge are:

Darlene Pavlick

TRACEYMO

Kelly L

Gloria Shirr


Congratulations ladies – I’ll get your cards added to the winners wall today. You can grab your winners badge from the sidebar – any probs let me know x Please email your choice of 4 digi's to flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com and I'll get them over to you straight away. 

Kelly, as your card featured a Flat Friends digi you'll also get 50% off in my Etsy store for a month - I'll email the voucher code over along with your digi's xx


Okay, onto the next challenge – we're going for cards for men this month and I've been really looking forward to this as I don't tend to stumble upon many handmade male cards on the internet. It will be fun to see more - fingers crossed a few of you will play along :-) xx




The winner(s) will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month when we launch our April challenge. 

We've got some seriously cute inspiration from our lovely DT ladies this month - a massive thanks from me to them for their beautiful work xx

Digi hugs and xx's




Hello, Angela here!  "Man Cards" are always a challenge for me...I have a hard time stepping away from the glitter!  Emma's darling image reminds me of warmer times to come...soon I hope.... After all, doesn't everything taste better on the grill?  I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge!




Audrey here and I am loving the New Male Releases from Flat Friends this month!  I have used "Gamer" for today's card.  I love this image because this is exactly what my 11 year old son looks like when he is playing on his gaming system.  I colored this great image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with dies from Frantic Stamper.  Corners also done with a die from my stash and sentiment is from a clear stamp and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play in our challenge!!





Hello everyone! Laura here! I had fun making this Guy Card and used the new Gamer Digi as well.  I kept the paper simple by Bo Bunny and the sentiment "BRING ON YOUR BEST GAME AND YOU WILL ALWAYS SUCCEED" is from Papertrey Ink and I thought I perfect match.  Hope you all have a great month, and look forward to seeing your projects. 





Hi there, Sally here. I love these new images from Emma Canning.  Great for young men and boys. This card I have made for the challenge but also my friend's son whose birthday is coming up soon. I found some striped cardstock I had in my crafty stash and roughed it up around the edges and adhered it to the card blank.  I coloured the image with Graph'it markers using they greys, except for the hair and skin of course.  Cut a ribbon strip and added a sentiment. There it is. I hope he likes it.


Hi guys, Em here x I’ve never done a boy card challenge before so I was excited about this one. My card it pretty simple (as usual) – I decided to go with the ‘Music Time’ digi, coloured it with copics, and added a couple of boy-friendly papers to the inside of the card. The striped paper is from the Lost and Found ‘Blush’ paper pad, and the grey plain paper is from the Indie Chic ‘Saffron’ paper pad (both My Mind’s Eye). I hope you’ll join us for this challenge – I’m really looking forward to seeing more boy cards xx



Remember that you don't need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges anymore but there is an extra prize on offer if you do :-) A list of the challenge rules can be found on the tab at the top of this page xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

February Releases :-) xx

Hiya, I just finished up on my new digi's for the month - thought it was time to add some more boy ones to the collection :-D

Hope you're all happy and well - I'm absolutely loving the cards this month - please keep them coming :-) See you next week for the winner's announcement and a new challenge, Em xx


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Challenge 17 - More Than 1 Fold x

Hiya :-) Thanks for popping by xx I can't believe it's been a month since our last challenge - last time I was writing one it was the early hours of New Year's Day and I was getting ready to crawl back under the duvet :-D Today I'm in a much more excitable mood as the hubster and I are off to Ireland in a couple of hours for a long weekend with a couple of our best friends. 

My Grandma, who I was very close to, was born in Ireland and I've always wanted to visit so we jumped at the opportunity when we were offered somewhere to stay. Unfortunately we're not there long enough to travel to visit my Irish relatives as they are quite a distance from where we're staying but I'm sure once we've been we'll be keen to go back :-D I'll try to remember to take some pictures in between the drinking and eating so I can put them on my personal blog when I get back xx

Anywho, the reason I'm telling you all of this is that I'm having to write my challenge post a bit earlier than I would normally as we haven't got Wi-Fi in the house we're staying at in Ireland. The challenge linky widget has just expired so I thought I had better get this post typed up now and schedule it to go live tomorrow morning. I'll add any more DT cards on when we return on Tuesday xx

As always, it was an absolute delight to see all of the gorgeous entries - a massive thank you to everyone who entered xx We had so many entries again that I've decided to tier the number of winners we have moving forward as 1 winner doesn't seem enough when the entry numbers are high. Moving forward if we have 1-10 entries there will be 1 winner, 11-20 entries 2 winners, 21-30 entries 3 winners, and so on. Hope that makes sense :-) xx 

So, I've run the numbers through the random number generator and the winners for the January challenge are:


Heather Mills

tmd

Susan Kennedy

Crafting Vicky


Congratulations guys – I’ll get your cards added to the winners wall asap. 

Please email me with your choice of 4 digi's to flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com and I'll email them over to you as soon as I can (I'll have access to the internet from Tuesday the 4th of Feb) xx


Right, onto the next challenge – we're going for cards with more than 1 fold this month and I think it's going to be a fun one - I can't wait to see all the cool designs that pop up :-) 


The winner/winners will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month when we launch our March challenge. As always, I've put some inspiration from our awesome DT ladies below for you - a big thank you to them from me - absolutely stunning creations as always xx 

Sorry guys, I know I've talked a lot today but I did want to say one last thing before I head off on my hols :-) Unfortunately for us our lovely Sarah has had to step down from the design team. I just wanted to say how much we'll all miss her - she's been an absolute pleasure to work with over the last year or so and such a great help to me in the background as I fumbled around not having a clue what I was doing :-D You can still follow her gorgeous work on her blog at http://createdbysarah.blogspot.co.uk/ - if you're not already familiar with her site you should pop on over there when you have a mo. Right that's enough from me - off to finish packing. See you next month - have a lovely Valentine's day whatever you're up to, Em xx


Digi hugs and xx's



Hello, Angela here!  I hope you enjoy our challenge this month...I thought it was super fun!  The biggest challenge for me was deciding what to make after I started researching all the "fun folds" out there!  I decided that candy was perfect for February and went with a "Treat Box Card"; it really was quite simple to do.  I hope you will play along with us...I can't wait to see your "fun fold"!




Hey everyone! Kathy here with a circular easel card to share. This is my favorite "go to" card for a fancy fold type challenge. This one will be my husband's Valentine. I used the new Be Mine? image that Em just released, isn't she cute! There are lots of tutorials on the internet for different sorts of folds, hope you will join the challenge and play along with us.




Hi Everyone ~ Laura here! I really enjoyed today's Challenge, and I know you will too. It is your chance to make something a little more involved than normal, and that is always fun! Being understated is not really my strength.  :-) The tutorial I used, as well as the supplies, are all listed on my blog here. Thanks for peeking and have a Happy Valentine's Day!  



Sally - Hi there.  This month's challenge is "More than one fold" card. I made a gatefold card and covered the front with matching paper. Made a banner and adhered it to the right of the card. Printed out this little guy holding a heart cushion and coloured him in using Graph it markers. For the inside I wanted to have a focal point. I used some embossed cardstock, then cut a die cut heart, two little hearts and a key.  To finish off, I printed out a sentiment saying "You hold the key to my heart".


Hiya guys, Em here x I really loved making my card for this challenge as it pushed me to do a more complex design than I’m used to :-) I thought a box design might be a cute idea for a valentines card as you can put a love voucher in or something :-D I coloured my digi with copics and glued her onto the inside of the box (leaving the balloon string unstuck to give a little bit of a 3 effect inside). On the outside of the box I used a couple of My Mind’s Eye papers and made a little slip to hold the box closed. I've put links for the products and box card tutorial I used on my blog xx





Remember that you don't need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges anymore but there is an extra prize on offer if you do :-) A list of the challenge rules can be found on the tab at the top of this page xx

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

January Releases :-) xx

Hiya, hope you're well xx I draw a new handful of digi's each month so I thought I'd start sharing them on here so you know when new designs have gone live. I've gone for a love theme this month as Valentine's day is just around the corner :-) 

Hope you all have a lovely week - I'll see you on the 1st when we launch our next challenge, Em xx


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Challenge 16 - Anything Goes x

Hiya lovelies, sorry I'm late today - we  stayed over at a friends house last night and I couldn't get on their internet. I hope you've all had an amazing Christmas break and lots of fun last night to see in the New Year :-D We had the most wonderful time down south with our friends and family - couldn't have wished for a better stay :-)

I won't natter on for too long as I'm desperate to go and veg out on the sofa for the day now we're home :-) I want to say a massive thanks to everyone who entered our challenge last month - the cards were absolutely gorgeous and it was lovely to see all of the different colour combo designs xx I've run the numbers through the random number generator and the winner for the December challenge is:


D at Designs by Dragonfly



Congratulations hun – I’ll get your card added to the winners wall later today. As your card featured a Flat Friends image you will receive a 50% discount voucher for my Etsy shop for the month along with your choice of 4 free digi's. Just email me at flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com once you've chosen the images you would like and I'll get everything over to you xx

Right, onto the next challenge – we're going nice and simple this month as it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge so you can literally create anything you like :-D We thought it might be a nice way to start the new year as you're probably all a little tired after Christmas :-) I've put some inspiration from our lovely DT gals below for you - stunning creations, as always, I'm sure you'll agree. Thanks so much ladies xx

A winner will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month when we launch our February challenge.

Right, I'll leave you to it now :-) Hope you all have a very happy and healthy 2014 xx

Digi hugs and xx's



Hello, Angela here!  Happy New Year to you; hope you have had a lovely holiday season!  I couldn't resist using one of Emma's New Year images to bring in 2014 with style.  This beauty is sure to be the belle of the ball in her sparkly gown!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for our Flat Friends Anything Goes challenge! 


Hi everyone and Happy New Year! It's Kathy here, I've used this fun image called Christmas Shopping today to make a birthday card. I'm always scrambling at the last minute and thought this image would make up a cute for a girl friend's birthday. Maybe with a gift card tucked inside to go along with the shopping theme. Hope you will take the time and play along this month, anything goes is such an easy challenge for everyone!

http://www.willstampforwine.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/flat-friends-monthly-challenge.html

Hi Crafty Friends - Laura here! I have no idea how this sweet little farmer card came about, since it is completely non-seasonal (but that's the fun of Anything Goes!), but here she is!  I love the little concerned look on the dogs face.  The Anything Goes challenge is so fun, especially when you are playing with Flat Friend images, and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations you all come up with! 


Sally - Happy New Year Everyone.  Let's hope its a good one!  Here is my first card of the year for Flatfriends DT Challenge.   Guess what I had for Christmas?  Yes, new Graph'it markers (Greys) and Metallic Pan Pastels!  So I put them to the test today with my lovely image! I coloured her hair, dress, boots and balloons in the warm greys. Used the metallic copper colour to highlight the dress, hair and balloons and then the background!  Oooo.... I do love these! I then printed a sentiment and cut it out using a balloon punch. Matted her onto a Spellbinder die and then onto a Kraft cardstock card. Voila!


Hey guy, Em again xx It's Mummy Canning's birthday this week so I thought I would make a card for her this month. We've got very similar tastes and she loves simple cards so I've gone for a CAS design. I used my 'Birthday Wishes' digi, coloured her with Copics, and mounted the image with foam pads. To finish off the design I punched along the side of the card with my Martha Stewart 'Daisy' edge punch to add a bit of decoration. That's about it - nice and simple :-) I hope you'll play along with us this month - really looking forward to seeing all of the different designs on this anything goes challenge :-D xxx

http://flatfriendsboutique.blogspot.co.uk/



Remember that you don't need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges anymore but there is an extra prize on offer if you do :-) A list of the challenge rules can be found on the tab at the top of this page xx