It's a very special week this week! C.R.A.F.T is one year old...!
(Happy Birthday to C.R.A.F.T, Happy Birthday to C.R.A.F.T......
da da da da de de de........Happy Birthday to Yoooooooo.....!)
Oh eh! That top note was a bit cracked...!! (...it isn't the only thing on here that's cracked....)
Well on that effervescent note (...cracked or otherwise...) I'll just have to tell you what's happening on here today.
Because it's C.R.A.F.T's Birthday, we're having a celebratory blog-hop as well as the normal challenge!
Our theme this week for the challenge is - appropriately - Celebrations or Birthday and our prize is an amazing selection of Papermania 'Henbury Lane' Designer Papers! So, you know you REALLY need those, don't you?
....I want them myself...! Guess I'll have to re-visit Crabapple Crafts and see if they have them! LOL!
They have everything else so they must have this too.
Here's my creation for this week - it's an 'Exploding Box'! I had fun with this and used DCWV 'Pocketful of Posies' for the cardstock because not only is it beautiful, it's substantial and will take paper mechanics in its stride. I also used the DCWV Glitter Stack and Dawn Bibby vellum panels, so it was a very straightforward and easy make too.
The little daisy trims are from Papermania 'Capsule Collection'.
In the centre, to help the spring 'explode' on opening, I used the inner spindle from a cd container! I just colied the spring over it.
I know piccie four is on its side but some quirk of blogger won't display it the right way! I've re-uploaded it four times and it rotates it every time!
I won't put a 'materials & method' section on here this week as there's enough going on with the blog-hop but if anyone wants instructions, just e-mail me and I'll let you have them.
My own personal sponsor is the absolutely fabulous Donna's Den of Craft! Donna has an amazing array of products from Joanna Sheen, DCWV, Dovecraft and the wonderful Sakura, and it is a set of the lovely Sakura Souffle pens which Donna has very kindly given me for one of my prizes! Don't tell me you don't want them.....even I want them...!
Our blog-hop order is this:-
1) You start on the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog and you visit each Design Team Member’s personal blog and leave a comment.( Each DT member will have their own draw to find a winner for their own blog.)
2) At each stop there will be a RED word associated with crafting for you to collect
3) We’re staying with our customary alphabetical list for the team so Andrea is the next stop after the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog.
Andrea will give you the link to the nest DTM and so on.
4) At the end, we want you to get back to C.R.A.F.T and leave a comment with the nine words you pick up! If you can make a sentence so much the better!
Just to make it clear for you to follow - here is our DT in alphabetical order.
We're SO Looking forward to seeing who comes up with the correct sentence as we have a really fabulous new sponsor for that - QVC's Scrapbooking Expert, Rosemary Merry!
She is kindly having a good look through her stock at Crabapple Crafts top find something lovely for that clever crafter (who will be chosen from the corrrect answers by random generator) who gets the sentence right! Now how cool is THAT!
But don't just leave it to their online store - go visit! The shop is SOoooo fabulous! It's a good sized shop and stuffed to the hilt with every goodie a crafter could want. Apart from all the other stash, I can get my Copics from Crabapple Crafts too! Not only that, but there's a really fab lickle tea-shop onthe same site too......yummm! I heartily recommend the Lasagne!
This fab mystery prize, is in addition to all the prizes available at our Design Team Members' own blogs!
So ultimately, someone COULD, arguably, come away with no less than TEN prizes! Oh my goodness! Is that, or is it not, very very nice.........?!
....what? You want it even nicer....? Oh okay then....you are such hard work...!
(This could prove very embarrassing for me.......!) What I'm going to do is.......
Here are two of my brand new digi-kits.
and I'm going to give one of each of these exclusive kits (I don't sell my kits at the present and have no immediate plans to do so) to two of my followers. The first follower to comment gets Kaleidoscope and the last follower to comment gets DitzyDaisies! (I just hope I don't get just two comments from followers - how embarrassing would THAT be..? ......LOL! )
My Eiglas kits are full of stuff - they're on cd because the files are just too big to e-mail, even zipped! There are backing papers and elements, bows & ribbons and tags and eyelets - all kinds of things! And I will be bringing out more later on.
But you don't need to be a pc tech to use the cd's as they are just jpg's and png's and really easy to use either digitally in a graphics program or you can just print them off and use them in a 'real' way!
I do ask that you do not distribute, alter give away or sell any of the files on either of these cd's as the copyright belongs to me in perpetuity. I also ask that if you do use them in a project and that project is published anywhere, you give a small credit to Eiglas. Not much to ask, is it? LOL!
If someone shows an interest in my kits, please just point them in my direction either here or on Trimcraft and I'll sort them out! (If anyone nicks my stuff, I'll sort them out too....!)
Enuff sed! So off you go to your decoupage, digistamps, stamping and embossing! Enjoy - and have yourselves some crafty fun - it's gonna be GREAT!