Saturday, May 26, 2018

Challenge #5 & More Inspiration


Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #5
The sponsor for May is Honeybunnies Treasures
and she is offering a prize of a $25 gift certificate
for this months winner so don't miss out!!!

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is "Share A Favorite Technique"
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)


And here are Crafter's Castle design team's wonderful creations to inspire you!
Please give them a little love by visiting their blogs and YouTube channels 
to get a better look at their beautiful work.

Bev

Janie

Jeanie




Now it's your turn share YOUR inspiration!






5x7 Flip & Fold Mini Album Tutorial

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5x7 Flip & Fold Mini Album
I have been playing around with creating Flip & Fold Mini Albums and this one is 5x7 and beautiful.   I actually do my tutorials on YouTube and you can watch that by CLICKING HERE  And next week I will have a tutorial on a cute little 4x4 Flip & Fold Mini Album so watch for it :) 


This picture only shows the cover and the first page....to see the entire album from front to back and all pages as well as the tutorial you will need to watch the video.....and you aren't going to want to miss it!!!  Links to the papers I used from VectoriaDesigns are also in the video description box.

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's Spring! - Birthday Box Card

It's starting to look like Spring where I live even though the rest of the country 
is starting to look like Summer.
I love flowers and butterflies and thought having them pop out of a box card 
would just be perfect.


For a better view of this card you can watch my video
by clicking HERE

To watch my video tutorial on making 2 sizes of box cards
you can click HERE 

The butterflies and yellow flowers were stamped with coordinating Distress Ink and colored with Ohuhu colored pencils, and then I cut them out.  I used CTMH Clear Shimmer Brush to give the butterflies a little shimmer, and CTMH Liquid Glass for the center of the flowers.  To make it look like the butterflies were flying instead of being attached to cardstock, I attached them to Dura-Lar (an acetate alternative).  I did the same with the flowers.

Products used from Honeybunnies Treasures....

Don't forget to enter YOUR creations in
CLICK HERE for the challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Challenge #5





Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #5
The sponsor for May is Honeybunnies Treasures
and she is offering a prize of a $25 gift certificate
for this months winner so don't miss out!!!

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is "Share A Favorite Technique"
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)

  
Now....drum roll please....I will announce
April's lucky WINNER of the awesome
$100 Create For Less gift certificate!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com
to claim your prize!!!
And here is a badge for you to proudly display


And now....the fabulous TOP 3....
(in numerical order)

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Congratulations!!!
I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge

And now without any further ado...
Crafter's Castle design team's wonderful creations!
Please give them a little love by visiting their blogs and YouTube channels 
to get a better look at what they made.





Bev




And now it's YOUR turn!



Summer Theme Mini Album -with HoneyBunnies Treasures

This month Crafter's Castle challenge sponsor is Honeybunnies Treasures and she sent me Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" 6x6 paper pack and Hampton Arts "Sentiments" stamp set to work with.

Since the paper pack has a Summer theme I decided my first project would be a  Summer theme mini album.


To fully see the album and products used you can watch my video by

To watch a tutorial on making this type of mini album CLICK HERE

Be sure to check out


For more inspiration please visit the rest of the design team

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Thank You Mynn - Blog Hop

For those of you familiar with MHKDesigns, you know the first of the month would usually mean it's time for a new challenge at MHKDesigns, and also for a new set release. But sadly, Mynn, the very creative owner of MHKDesigns, and my very good friend, has made the tough decision to close the blog and challenges so she can focus on what's important to her, being a teacher. The Etsy store will remain open for the time being, but nothing new will be added.

Mynn and I have many things in common, and being a 2nd grade teacher is one of them. She just started teaching this year, and I used to teach 2nd grade many years ago. So I completely understand and support her decision.
The news came as quite a shock to her DT members, but it's a decision they also totally support. And because most of us already had our cards created for today, we've decided to make it a blog hop to say THANK YOU to Mynn for all she's done for us. The hop order is further down the post, but first I'd like to share a little of what Mynn means to me...

Mynn has been a dear friend to me for the past few years and there are times I don't know what I would have done without her. Our friendship goes beyond crafting. But on the crafty side of things, Mynn made my blog what it is today....she gave Crafter's Castle it's true identity. And that gave me my craft identity and confidence to grow. She also was supportive of me starting the monthly challenges we have here on Crafter's Castle and my own design team. In fact MHKDesigns was the sponsor of Crafter's Castle very first challenge. Without Mynn's advice and encouragement I don't thnk this would have happened. So I am beyond thankful to my sweet friend Mynn for all she has done for me....and I'm thankful that we will continue to be friends forever. I love you Mynn!

I am sharing two of my favorite MHKDesigns cards I made
because they both are a message to Mynn.





Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful creations and messages to the lady we all love so much

Janie http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ (you are here)


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Challenge #4

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Hello everyone and welcome to 
Crafter's Castle Challenge #4 
sponsored by Create For Less 

As always our challenges are
ANYTHING GOES
and this month we would love to see some
dimensional projects (OPTIONAL).
Dimensional cards, scrapbook layouts, 
altered projects, home decor, mixed media....
whatever you're inspired to do.
Wait til you see what the team does!!!

The prize this month offered by
is a $100 gift certificate to their store!!!
No that is NOT a type-o!!!
So let's see your entries!!!
OPEN TO ALL.... Create For Less offers International shipping.... 
CLICK HERE for shipping details!
Check out the store now to get your WISH LIST started!!!

PLEASE READ THE CHALLENGE RULES TO 
GET FAMILIAR WITH HOW OUR CHALLENGES WORK
(see tabs above)


If you don't have a blog you can still enter!!!  You can link from your Facebook photo albums, Instagram, Pinterest, Flicker, and more!!!

And now for our talented design team's creations....


Please visit their blogs for more inspiration.





Leigh

Now it's YOUR turn share your creations!