Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Challenge 22 - 1 Layer Cards x

Hiya lovelies, thanks for visiting :-D Hope you’ve all had a fab month xx It’s been great this end – lots of fun weekends including the weekend before last where we saw Dolly Parton on Friday night and Eric Clapton on the Sunday! Eric was really good and Dolly, bless her, was absolutely amazing – she knows how to put on a show that one!! I was singing and dancing about for days :-D Hopefully you got to see her on TV doing Glastonbury - she was amazing there also xx

It was fun here on the challenge site last month too – I absolutely loved seeing all of the clever non-card designs. As always, a massive thank you to everyone who shared their work with us – so much gorgeous inspiration xx We’ve run the numbers through the random number generator and the winners are:
Kate T 
 Gail
 Tracey V
 Julie Gleeson

Congratulations guys xx You can grab your winners badge from the sidebar and email me with your choice of 4 digi's to flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com - I'll get them over to you straight away. 

I'll try to get your cards added to the winners wall ASAP too (having a bit of trouble with blogger at the moment as I don't seem to be able to republish pages that I had taken back into draft mode for some reason).

For this month’s challenge we’re doing 1 layer cards – I thought this would be a really fun one to do and I love CAS card designs. It should, hopefully, be an easy one to play along with too - fingers crossed :-D Really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.




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

Our lovely design team have given us some really cute inspiration, as always. Thank you ladies, Em xxx 
Hope you’ll join us with the challenge and that you have fun playing along. TTFN :-D

Digi hugs and xx's

Hello, Angela here!  What a fun challenge this was...as I was making my card, I toyed with the idea of adding some gems, but decided to leave it just as is.  It was fun to keep it simple and just enjoy the process of coloring....  I chose "Cupcake Girl" because: 1. I love cupcakes, and 2. I knew she would look darling perched in the corner of the card!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!


Hi Guys! Kathy here to share my single layer card with you. I have to admit that a single layer card is way out of my normal, but I actually am pretty happy with the way it turned out. And it will be easy to mail, too. My digi image is called All My Love. He's so cute, I've used him for a thank you, but he could be used for so many occasions. Hope you will join the fun this month and craft up a one layer card!



Hi everyone, Laura here.  Single layer cards are way out of my comfort zone and I had a few "oops" moments (Im so used to using design paper!), but I really like the simple look of the card.  Plus, it's for my 18 year old niece who just graduated from High School and is heading off to college and I colored the adorable digi to look like her.  Can't wait to see what you gals have up your sleeve this month!




Hi guys, Em here xx I really enjoyed making this card - it forced me to focus on my colouring a bit more which is good because I'm keen to practice with my Copics :-) I decided to go for the 'Prince Peck' digi as I wanted to make a Birthday Princess card for one of my friends. I was keen to add a bit of sparkle to the crowns so purchased some 'Ice Stickles Glitter Glue' which I've fallen in love with - tempted to go round the house blinging things up lol :-D Hope you'll join us for this challenge - really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Lots of love, Em 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


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

World Cup Digi's x

Hiya, hope you're all having a lovely week :-D I've had a few enquiries to see if I would be able to do some World Cup digi's in this month's batch - I had hoped to launch these last week but I'm afraid that the flags took longer to draw than anticipated :-) 

The stamps are available now - there is a girl and a boy option and all of the 32 flags have been drawn so you can add your chosen flag to your digi before you print it out to colour or just print out and attach the flag by hand if you prefer :-) 

I have broken the digi's down into the 8 World Cup groups on Etsy so each stamp has 4 flags included (as I didn't want to downsize all of the flags onto 1 PNG page and loose the image quality). If you do get a digi and would like to have all of the 32 flags - rather than just the 4 flags in your group - just let me know and I can get them emailed over to you) My email address for contact is flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the month - see you on the 1st for the next challenge, love, Em xx


Some gorgeous inspiration from our lovely Laura :-) :



Sunday, 1 June 2014

Challenge 21 - Anything but a card x

Hi guys, thanks so much for popping in :-D I hope you've all had a lovely month xx We've had a really busy one with family and friends so really fun but really quick - I can't believe it's been a month since our last challenge! 

As always, I want to say a big thanks to everyone who joined us last month - such beautiful cards and I loved getting to see all of the different dies and punches :-)  Thank you xx

I’ve run the numbers through the random number generator and our winners for the challenge are:

Lisa s
 Yolanda R.
 Sue Kment
 Jay
 Shirley AC2
 kristylee
 Cindy van Oorschot
 Antoinette T

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. 

Right, on to the next challenge - as you can see from the post title we're looking for any non-card creations this time. I always love these challenges when I see them so thought we'd have a go -  really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with :-) 






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

As always our awesome DT ladies have made some beautiful creations to give us some inspiration - thanks lovelies xxx 

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

Digi hugs and xx's




Hello, Angela here!  Anything But a Card...that is always a challenge for me; hmmm, what to make?  I decided that since June is popular for weddings, that I would decorate the cover of a photo album to make a little keepsake for the bride.  I hope you will play along this month...can't wait to see what you come up with!




Hey everyone, Kathy here! Happy June! I love making 3-D items and don't do enough of it. I found a cute little cupcake box file in the silhouette store and thought it would be great with Cupcake Cutie (the coolest thing is that this digi is currently a freebie)! It's large enough to hold a gift card or some small items. Can't wait for one of my boys to get invited to a classmate's party, so I can give this one away! Hope you will have the chance to play along with us this month!





Sally: Hello folks - anything but a card eh?  Well, I decided to do a tag! Last minute rush as I have been rather busy in May! But here it is. Love this image, coloured her with my Graph'it markers and made her into a tag.



Hiya, Em here xx I decided to go for a bookmark for my creation - not very adventurous I know, lol, but it is something I will get some use out of so I thought it would be a good thing to have a go at. I tend to read in bed before I go to sleep so thought the Snuggles digi would work nicely for this. I coloured the image with my copics and decorated the back of the bookmark with a cute digital word clip art design I found by 'liveURpassion' on Etsy. Hope you'll join us this month - can't wait to see what everyone comes up with 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

Thursday, 29 May 2014

May Releases :-) xxx

Hiya everyone :-) Hope you've all been having a lovely month whatever you've been up to x It's been lovely and busy here with so many gorgeous cards to swoon over - thank you xx

I just finished up on this month's batch of digi's - when I started them it felt like summer was on it's way here but I think I may have been slightly optimistic going with a sunny theme as it's been pretty grim the last few days. Crossing fingers that the sun will start shining again soon :-D 

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Sunday when we will announce this month's challenge winners and set a new theme, lots of love, Em xx






Thursday, 1 May 2014

Challenge 20 - Dies and/or Punches x

Hi guys, thanks so much for popping in :-D I hope you've all had a lovely month and that the sun has started shining where you are x We've been seeing peeks of summer recently so feeling very positive and ready to whip the BBQ out any minute :-) 

We had another wonderful challenge last month - so many beautiful cards and so many gorgeous sentiments. We really enjoyed looking through all of them - thank you xx I’ve run the numbers through the random number generator and our winners for the challenge are:


Spanish Crafter

 Julie Gleeson

Desire Fourie

Gloria Shirr

Dawn Lancaster

Rachel Taylor

Katie Tate

Helen

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. 

Right, on to the next challenge - as you can see from the post title and pic below we're looking for cards that have been made using punches and/or die cuts. I think this will be a lovely one and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :-) 





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

As always our lovely DT ladies have made some really cute cards for inspiration - a big thanks from me to them xxx 

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!  Dies and Punches...great challenge...I used them all the time!  I loved this new "Love Heart" image of Em's and thought it would go perfectly with this heart border die in my stash.  I colored the image with pencils, cut it out, and popped it up.  Why do I always think fussy cutting is a great idea until I'm in the middle of doing it?  LOL  I embellished simply with red gems.  I hope you will put your dies and punches to work and play along!



Audrey  here using Millie Birthday for my card.  I chose to color her in primary/neutral colors and cut her out with a Nestie die.  I also used a Nestie to cut the sentiment.  I used an EK Success punch for the borders on the middle piece and added bling flourishes and glittery bling dots to round out the card.  Sure hope you like it!!


Hey everyone, it's Kathy here! Dies and punches? Yes, please! I love both and have quite a stash in all shapes and sizes. I never make a card with out using one or the other, often both. Here I used some round, rectangle and word window type nestabilities and a SU border punch. Hope you will take some time this month and play along with us!



Hello, its Sally here. Today, for our challenge we are using Dies and Punches! My favourite tools!  So I chose one of Emma's new images, Little Princess kissing a frog.  I coloured here with my Graph'it markers, used Pan Pastels around the edges and then cut a frame die.  Found some lovely stripey paper in my crafty stash and matted the image onto it.  I then stamped and punched some butterflies and I had the perfect sentiment "Make a Wish".  I hope you like it x


Hi guys, Em here :-)  For my card I went with the new 'Love Heart' digi, coloured him with my copics, and mounted the image with foam pads. I punched the love hearts in using my Heart Tonic Studios Paper Punch. The papers behind the hearts are both from the 'Love Me' paper pad by My Minds Eye - lots of love on this card :-D Hope you'll all play along - can't wait to see what ya'll come up with this month xxx




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

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

April Releases :-) xx

Hiya lovelies :-) Hope you're all having a great week and that you've got sunshine where you are - I think the weekend BBQ's will kick in soon around here :-D Thanks to everyone who has joined us so far on the sentiment challenge - it's another busy one and we're absolutely loving the cards that are coming through xx

I just finished up on my new digi's for the month -  a little mixture of fairy tale magic and love this time round (not sure why - just fancied having a go at these ones on my to draw list) xx See you next week for the winners announcement and a new challenge theme, lots of love, Em xx


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