Thursday, September 29, 2011

Challenge 57 Crazy Egg Anything Goes

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful Fall day here, and we sure had some beautiful Fall cards in last weeks challenge.  Thank you all, they were all amazing.   

Our Crazy Egg Prize for September!


Here we go for our September Crazy Egg Challenge.  Anything Goes!  Yes that is correct, whatever you feel like, we want to see what you create.  Also since it is our Crazy Egg Thursday, we have a prize going out to one of you, using Random.Org, so please play along.  Have fun with it, and we can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Here is what the design team created this week.

Happy Crafting!


Lori  
                                                                 









If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to  your post (not just to your blog), using Inlikz below.  If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-57 (eg: Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)  Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

Please Leave a direct link to your post here!  Have fun!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #56 - Fall

Hello to all of our peeps out there! Sorry this post is late but today has been a bit of a weird day but a good one spent with my fellow DT Lori. My internet is so slow that turtles are moving faster. Thank you so much to everyone who played with us for our FALL challenge. We had an outstanding amount of entries with 94. There were so many creative and stunning cards to pick from and so many inspirational idea's. So thank you for making our job so hard and sharing your creations each week. Onto our winner's.



Loving the texture on your tree and your background paper. The buttons are so awesome and a great inspiration instead of leaves, along with the twine it is a beautiful Fall/Autumn inspiration.


What a wonderful idea of creating a center piece decoration. I love the texture in each layer. I was thinking Thanksgiving is going to be wonderful with this in the middle. The warm colors are welcoming and the flowers are beautiful.


Your image is super cute! The colors, pattern paper which is sweet, layout and oh your yummy ribbon just make your card pop. Your sentiment is so cute, it makes people smile!!

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.
Thanks to all who participated in Lori's Fall challenge - We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #57 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrating FALL at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Welcome to another weekly challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! Thanks to everyone who participated in Tamie's EMBOSSING challenge! Sooo many gorgeous creations! This week, I, Lori, am the hostess-with-the-mostess and I am issuing a FALL/AUTUMN challenge to you all :) Interpret that how you would like! Here is the card I made for my challenge:


And here are the wonderful creations by the other 3 Chicks:






Melissa


Tamie



If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-56 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.) Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Winner of Challenge #55 - Embossing

Good Afternoon from a sunny but bit blustery central Alberta. Here is to hoping you all are getting a touch of summer still. We are with a temperature of 22 Celsius right now.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU all for coming out and making our choice of picking winners such a super hard one...LOL. We had witches hats, pumpkins, party favors for a little Christmas treat, scrapbook layouts and cards each and everyone entered has fabulous dry or heat embossing on. The inspiration you all got from the embossing challenge is awesome. Thanks for sharing your idea's because each week we all find something new to think about and try. We love the uniqueness of your techniques and inspiration each week. On to our winner's:


Yummy Christmas colors they are bold and light which just look fabby together and who doesn't love a cute snowman. The snowflake embossing folder really adds a super pop to your layout and brings the snowman and buttons front and center.


Oh what a fabby party embossing folder it sure adds even more pop to your card! It works so perfectly with your birthday card. Loving the colors you chose, the little details like the stars and the fact that you used in your layout scalloped circle as a border to your image, which by the way is wonderfully colored.


Stunning card! The back ground paper you embossed with works so perfectly with your colored image, the colors you chose and oh with your fabby layout. Loving the flowers, buttons, pearls and ribbon. Just beautiful!

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.


Thanks to all who participated in Tamie's Embossing challenge - We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #56 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Challenge #55 Embossing

Good morning to you! Today is Thursday and you know what that means....a new challenge here at 4 Crafty Chicks and it is almost the weekend again...LOL. Your host today is me, "Tamie".

We are on Challenge #55 Embossing (Heat or Dry). As you know, I am one who just loves using my embossing folders to add texture and I also love heat embossing. It can add a touch of elegance and add wow factor. Please come and join us...show us what embossing inspires in you.

Tamie

On my card I used Swiss Dots and Stripes embossing folders. It is hard to see but I used my versamark pen over my image and heat embossed clear embossing powder over it to give it a pop.


Here are the totally inspiring creations by the Chicks!! Thanks girls :)






If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-55 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.) Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

Have fun embossing - Please link back here when you are done :)



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #54 - Sketch

Good Wednesday morning! Today is cloudy with a touch of sun and windy but boy oh boy does it ever feel cold. The tree's sure are turning and it is starting to feel a whole lot like fall *oy*.

Thank you so much for all of the fabby entries for Melissa's sketch. We just loved all of the inspiration that you shared with us. Now our super dooper talented chick Leanne has given us new Golden Egg badge for our winner's. So thank you Leanne for changing our look up for us! You rock girlie :) Now onto our TOP 3 PICKS for this week.


The colors of your card are soft and remind us of spring. Loving the three pattern papers you picked and the yummy flowers just go with the butterfly and bling. Way to move the pattern of three to the bottom. Just beautiful.


Super cute image and the coloring is just awesome. Who doesn't love cupcakes and they look so yummy. The pattern paper is so perfect with the image and your other colors for the sketch. As you sentiment said "SO SWEET".


Your card is very symbolic and the colors and pattern paper are just awesome. The image you stamped is a stunning reminder of 9/11. The textures and metal you used also help make your card pop with wow factor. Melissa sketch looks awesome in a A2 size.

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.
Thanks to all who participated in Melissa's Sketch challenge - We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #55 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Are You Ready For a Sketch?

Oh My Gosh!!!!  The 4 Crafty Chicks want to say "Thank You" to EVERYONE who helped us celebrate one year of challenges last week.  We hope you all enjoyed the blog hop and a big "Congratulations!" to the three lucky ladies who will be joining us over the next few months as our Guest Designers - we are so looking forward to seeing what you will create.  If you missed yesterday's Winners' post, please scroll down - all of the winners are there, including our Golden Egg winners, blog hop winners and our new guest designers!

This week, I have created a sketch for your crafting pleasure...not too hard, methinks:

Here is what I came up with for my card:

Melissa

Let's see what the rest of the Chicks have to inspire us:








If you would like to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using Inlinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-54 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.) Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Winner's of Challenge #53 - Celebrate - Blog Hop & GDT

What an amazing week we had! Thank you all so much for sharing in and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us!! Here is to another year full of fun challenges for you and for us :) We want to thank all of our followers and our new followers for your support. The 4 Chicks would also like to thank everyone who applied to be our Guest Designers for the next 3 months. We are just so excited with the turn out and the overwhelming success of our first blog hop. So this week is a busy week for announcements. We will have the TOP 3 PICKS, BLOG HOP WINNERS and last but definitely not least our GUEST DESIGNERS!!

TOP 3 PICKS were so hard this week. You all really know how to bring on the inspiration for a celebration challenge.


Your card is very elegant and a perfect kind of card for any occasion.


A really fun birthday card. Great coloring, paper piecing and layout.


The effect of coloring one flower is stunning. Great layout with the added touch of the pins. Beautiful card.

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your Golden Egg badge and display it proudly on your blog! We'd love it if you could link it back to our challenge too.

BLOG HOP WINNER'S: All winner's chosen bye random.org

Lori's Blog (Inkingly Yours) - Stamping Sam

Tamie's Blog (Paper Infusions and More) - Bon Bon

Leanne's Blog (Banking on Crafts) - Sandy

Melissa's Blog (My Paper Obsession) - Bon Bon

Congratulations to everyone who won please email us at 4craftychicks @ gmail dot com so we can get your prizes out right away.

GUEST DESIGNER TEAM:

#1. Victoria Lavendar

#7. Christy Dillman

#12. Dee

We will be contacting you by email with your months and schedules. Thanks to everyone else who sent in amazing projects for our first GDT call. We hope you will apply again. It was a very tough decision but an exciting one.

Thanks to all who participated in Celebrate challenge/Blog Hop - We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #54 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The 4 Crafty Chicks are CELEBRATING!!!

What are we celebrating, you ask?? Well, the 4 Crafty Chicks are celebrating our FIRST Anniversary this week and we are so excited to have shared one year of fabulous challenges with you all. We certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without the support of all of our participants. The Design Team would like to thank everyone who has enthusiastically participated in our challenges over the last year – especially when they were *really* challenging challenges! We all have so much fun visiting your blogs to see what you have created week after week and hope to have another fun-filled year of crafty goodness... with a few surprises thrown in!!

This week’s challenge theme is “Celebrate” and the Chicks have made some pretty awesome cards – remember... the theme can be interpreted many different ways so please have fun with it!

As another way to celebrate and say THANK YOU to everyone, we have put together a Blog Hop for you this week and here’s the low-down:
  • Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using Random.org.

  • To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4CC blog.

The 4 Crafty Chicks have also decided that NOW is the time to start having a monthly Guest Designer! We are so excited to be giving everyone the opportunity to join us for a month of fun challenges. This month, and during the first challenge of the month in January and May, we will be on the lookout for Guest Designers for the next three months. If you participate in this week’s “Celebrate!” challenge and would like to be considered for October, November or December’s Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Whew! That was a LOT of information, wasn’t it? I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!





I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our first Guest Designer! Have fun, everyone!