Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pokin' Fun at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Hey everyone! Welcome back for another fabulous challenge here at the 4 Crafty Chicks! This week, the challenge is being set out my me, Lori, and I'm requesting to see some pokey things on your cards/projects!!

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #74 - PINS!!

That can be safety pins, poke pins, stick pins, etc. Since it is the last Thursday of January (ALREADY?!? ACK!) it is time for a prize! Leanne is offering up this wonderful little bundle of crafty-ness for one lucky participant - drawn by Random.org:


For my card, I decided to make a birthday card for my beautiful 6 year-old niece, Bailey - and I used a stick pin that my wonderful friend, Leanne, made for me for Christmas:



and here are the wonderful creations from the rest of the Chicks:

Leanne







Are you ready to play? 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-74 (eg: Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.) Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks!



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winner's of Challenge #73 -Summer in January

Good afternoon! Thank you so much to everyone who played in our Summer in January Challenge. It was so awesome to see such beautiful creations of cards, 3D cards and scrapbook pages. Each one is fabulous and it made it really hard for us girls to pick. We have the best followers around with creative expression.

So without further adieu here are our TOP 3.



Creative layout, beautiful image and awesome summer time colors. Definitely brings a smile to someone face.



Wonderful colors, layout and image. The Dew Drops are awesome and add a pop. Bring on the ocean :)



Bring on the beach. Fabulous colors, layout and awesome summer time image. Oh a beach day would be nice :)

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 our Summer in January Challenge. We will see you tomorrow morning with another fun challenge! Stay warm!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Summer in January - Challenge #73

Good Morning! It is me, Tamie and I will be your hostess this week. We had amazing creations last week so thanks to all who played. Scroll down to see who the TOP 3 are.

The last few days have been seriously cold here in Central Alberta and the wind chill is just crazy (feels like -45). Hopefully tomorrow will warm up a bit and the windchill will settle down. By Sunday it is supposed be -5 not -30-35. So in keeping with better thoughts about the weather, I decided to bring summer into January. Now to be honest I think it through us all a little bit being as most of us were thinking snowmen, snowflakes anything wintery and then I up and switched it on us. It was super fun and I hope you have fun making something that is Summer inspired. Please come and join us we love seeing all of your creations. Here is our challenge!

CHALLENGE #73 - SUMMER IN JANUARY
(it could be scrapbooking, cards, 3D project etc...)

So here is my creation, bright colors and I was thinking of a beach day. Who doesn't love a beach day :)
Tamie



Here is some fabby inspiration from our other chicks.


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-73 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)

Please link up below and thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winner's of Challenge #72 - Recipe

Hi everyone! Well this last week old man winter has hit Alberta with a brutal force. Our temperatures have been brutal and only a little bit of snow. Today we are at -33 with a wind chill of -45-50. The best part is the sky is blue and the sun is out.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Melissa's Recipe challenge last week. It was so awesome to see everyone's takes on the challenge and all of the inspiration you shared with us. Enough of my talking and let's get onto our TOP 3 picks.


Fabulous colors, layers and flowers. Great inspiration :) Thank you.

Sheri


Clean, simple and amazing! Great colors and layout. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kimberly C


Great inspiration for a Christmas card in January. Love how you worked with the recipe and the colors you used :)

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 our Recipe Challenge. We will see you tomorrow morning with another fun challenge! Stay warm!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Get Cooking with the 4 Crafty Chicks


Welcome back for another fun challenge at the 4 Crafty Chicks!  Thanks to everyone who joined our blog hop and guest designer search last week - you all did a fantastic job!  It's me, Melissa, who will be playing the part of hostess-with-the-mostest this week and I hope you're ready to get cooking because I have a recipe challenge for you all to follow:

1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 layers

Easy peasy, right?  Here's a peek at what I created for you this week:


Now let's see what the rest of the Chicks created:



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-72 (eg. Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, etc.)






Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winners from Challenge #71 and Guest Designer Announcement

Welcome back everyone! Thank you to those who entered Leanne's sketch challenge last week and who applied for our Guest Designer spots! Our blog hop was a great success and the winners from each blog are listed below as well. 

Leanne decided to put up 2 sketches this week; one for cards, and one for scrapbook layouts and we were thrilled to see all the different interpretations of the sketches. Here are our Top 3 picks for the Golden Egg in no particular order:










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 blog too!



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

Lori's Blog (Inkingly Yours) - # 2, Fluffles

Tamie's Blog (Paper Infusions and More) - # 8, Michele F.

Leanne's Blog (Banking on Crafts) - #16, Craftin' Dawn

Melissa's Blog (My Paper Obsession) - # 3, Julie Koets

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

GUEST DESIGNER TEAM:

Since we had 2 entries for Guest Designer spots, we are happy to announce that Heather and Kasey will be our Guest Designers for the following 3 months:

February - Heather Peterson

March - Kasey

April - Heather AND Kasey

We will be contacting you by email with your challenges and schedules.

Thanks to all who participated in Leanne's sketch challenge/Blog Hop - We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...gonna have a "Cookin'" great time!!! See you in the morning!

Monday, January 9, 2012

GUEST DESIGNER SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!!

** Just a reminder that there are still a couple spots open for a Guest Designer spot here at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog! Get your entries in! Please scroll down one post for our Blog Hop and Challenge to be entered for your chance to be a GDT with us for a month! **

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year Blog Hop and Guest Designer Opportunity

Happy New Year everyone!  We are so excited to be starting 2012 with another Blog Hop and search for our Guest Designers for February, March and April.  We absolutely loved having Victoria, Christy and Dee join us this fall and cannot WAIT to see who will join us next!

This week’s challenge is a fun sketch created by our own Leanne (the first is a scrapbook sketch or you can choose the card sketch below it - or both!!):




Here’s the low-down on the Blog Hop:
  • 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.
Would you like to join the 4 Crafty Chicks as a Guest Designer? If you participate in this week’s Sketch Challenge and would like to be considered for February, March or April'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.)


That's enough of my babbling -  I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!  Don't forget to leave your comments because each Chick has their own blog hop prize to give away!


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

Please post your links here!  Don't forget to include (GDT) to be considered for a Guest Designer position!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winner's of Challenge #70 Something New and Prize

***Happy New Year! Tomorrow we would love to invite you to join us for our first challenge of 2012, our SECOND BLOG HOP, we are also looking for 3 new Guest Designers and a chance to win prizes from each of the 4 Crafty Chicks. ***

What an incredible last challenge for 2011 with 145 entries. It was so awesome to see everyone's interpretation of our Something New Challenge. There were so many spectacular creations from a gift holder that can be turned into a CD holder, cards, scrapbook pages, cozy holders, boxes really just incredible inspiration. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with the fun.

On to our Top 3 (which was super hard to pick) and our Crazy Egg Prize winner.




Great colors and what a wonderful idea of a cozy for a Kindle. Fantastic inspiration :)

MINDY BAXTER


Wonderful creating the wood floor look along with the layout and all of the details on your card.

MARY C


Amazing details on your card, layout, image and the Memory Box Dies are super neat. :)

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 blog too.

CRAZY EGG WINNER

Congratulations to..............Lisabee! Please email us at 4craftychicks @ gmail dot com with your mailing address so we can get that out to you ASAP.

Crazy Egg Prize using random.org is #107 Lisabee

True Random Number Generator 1 145 107 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

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

Thanks to all who participated in our Something New Challenge. We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge...can you believe we are up to #71 already? Crazy... :) See you in the morning with our second ever Blog Hop with chances to become Guest Designer and win prizes, what an exciting day! Here is to our first challenge of the New Year (BRING IT ON!!).