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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Winners Post for Challenge 10


Winners Post for
Challenge 10 - Create a Mini Album

Well, that was interesting.  We had 10 people enter this challenge and I am impressed, because you don't expect people to make a mini-album just like that! Good thing Hilde gave a heads-up early, wasn't it. Well done to all participants.

Now, before I announce the winners, I just need to give another reminder about Rules for this Challenge blog. Particularly, you have to be a member of our blog, you must reference us in your blog and you cannot enter more than once. We know we are not the same as other challenges, but that is the point - we like to be a bit different! So, please, if you thought you should have had a chance to be mentioned, and cannot find your name in this post - it may be because you were not eligible. The rules can be found here. On the other hand, if you are just sharing - go ahead and enter.

Now as as Challenge Blog, where would we be without our lovely Sponsors - thank you so much for believing in us, and allowing us to give our members such lovely prizes.

The winners of our Sponsored prizes for Challenge 10, chosen by Hilde, are as follows:




Number 2 : Issys (cute album, great memories, love Disney, very clever additions)


 and


 Number 9 : Rea ( great vintage look family album)



Ladies, please contact us on craftingwithdragonflies@gmail.com to be put in the way of your prizes, and don't forget to collect the winners badge from the sidebar and display it on your blog as well!


Now, the TOP THREE were chosen by the lovely Judith this week, and are in o particular order:





Her album is all about Recipes and is a Tag Album. 





Melissa's album is about Halloween and would make a great gift


Kate's album comes in this lovely gift bag with that great quote on the front.

Ladies, again don't forget to collect the badge for Top Three on the sidebar (by highlighting, right click, copy and then paste into your blog) - no prize but honor and glory!


We are currently half way through Challenge 11




Use your Scrap 
( at least 5 different pieces of DP) 

Our wonderful Sponsors for this challenge are


4 digis of winners choice
 and

7 digis of winners choice

We would love to see what you come up with so won't you come on over and join in the fun! 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Challenge # 11: Card Challenge - Use your scrap

Hi everyone, so nice to see you again...
WOW, that's all I can say about the wonderful entries for our Mini Albums......you did a wonderful job, check out next weeks post to see who won....I was aware that there wouldn't be as many entries, it was a big ask, therefore I appreciate you even more for having a go.....

Just a friendly reminder that we can only accept one entry per person, and you must be a follower to enter our challenges, and if you would like to be a GDT.
This fortnight our challenge is easy,
I would like to see at least 5 different pieces of Designer Paper on your card...........
This is a wonderful opportunity to use up some of those scraps we always hang on to for those
' Just in case..' moments.....

Use your Scrap 
( at least 5 different pieces of DP) 

Our wonderful Sponsors for this challenge are


4 digis of winners choice
 and

7 digis of winners choice

 My very talented team has come up with a wonderful array of examples for you and we also have the privilege of 3 Guest Designers sharing their creations with us today, and if you would like to be a Guest Designer on our blog, as long as you are a member,
just leave a GDT after your name in your entry...

This cute card is from Dewi - GDT
Hello, my name is Dewi.. I live in Bandung, Indonesia.
Happily married to a wonderful IT Guy, and we have two lovely boys.
Currently work as Psychologist on a Child Development Center
I've been paper crafting for 3 years, I love to make cards and 3D projects. 
Wish that I could make a scrapbook lay out someday.

This card has been created by Erin from Erin's Owl Nest- GDT
Hi everyone! I am very excited to be a guest designer for Crafting with Dragonflies. Thank you for this amazing opportunity.  I am a veterinary technician living in Upstate NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I was introduced to crafts through my pen pals who were making gorgeous cards and I wanted to be able to do that as well. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. I look forward to growing as a card maker and perfecting my technique.Sincerely, Erin from Erin's Owl Nest


This gorgeous card is from our lovely Guest Designer Mary- GDT
Since the age of 8 I have knitted, embroidered and sewn. The amount of time spent on these hobbies reduced when I had children, but 3 years ago I retired (from teaching mathematics) and began making cards for the family. This then developed into making cards requested by  neighbours and four months ago I began my own blog and hence entered into the world of paper challenges!

Thanks ladies and here are the wonderful cards created by our Dragonflies:

 This wonderful creation is from Ina: Using sponsors Meljens image 'penpal mouse'

Tania with this gorgeous card - using a quilting effect and
 sponsors image from Bugaboo'best wishes dandelion'

Kel is getting into the spirit of this challenge using her scrap and sponsors Meljens image 'three pigs'


 This gorgeous Corner Book mark has been created by Barb, using sponsor Bugaboo image, using the paper piecing technique

Here we have a most beautiful Christmas card created by Susan,
using a sponsors Meljens image 'little bird song'

This gorgeous creation is from Judith, using sponsor Meljens image 'Steampunk Girl'


This card was made by Hilde: Using sponsor Meljens image'little bird song'
Well there you have it, all so wonderful and such variety of creations for you to get inspired ....
One of our DT has made a corner bookmark,
that and a tag would be acceptable also for this challenge
Looking forward to seeing yours,
 blessings from Hilde and the Team....

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Winners Post for Challenge 9

Welcome to Spring (if you lie south of the Equator) or to Autumn (Fall) if you are in the Northern climes. The weather where I am is certainly getting warmer and more pleasant, although they tell us that there will be a return to wintry weather next week - joy, oh bliss! No tulips yet in my garden but the Camellia's are all out and getting rained on and wind blown!


Our Challenge 9 was to Create a Male Card of some kind - perhaps a Father's Day card for those in Australia or NZ, or just a male card. We had LOTS of entries - YIPPEE.  Some people forgot that they had to be a member to be eligible for a prize (SAD FACE); please remember that you need to join to be eligible.


Many thanks to our lovely sponsors for this challenge and without further ado, the winners are:



Jane has a tutorial on how to create her birds nest and eggs as well. Congratulations Jane. 

        



Isn't he just so amusing! 

 Please ladies contact us at craftingwithdragonflies@gmail.com for your prize.
Don't forget to also collect the winner's badge on the sidebar and display it proudly.

Our TOP THREE are chosen this week by DT member Barb and these are her comments too.



Great sentiment, very creative inside and out




You can never go wrong with Gus and I like the scene she's colored.




 I loved her shadow box and that map DP

Now, the next challenge really is a Challenge. Hilde did give you a head's up several weeks ago but it is obviously testing a few of you out there.

Challenge No 10: Create a Mini Album

 We expect to get a flood of entries this week! Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:


5 digi's of your choice

and


$10 gift voucher at the shop

Your mini album can be for a family member, a recent holiday, a special event, the life of your pet, your new car, new house, new clothes, new life!

There are many reasons for celebrating with a mini album! There are so many different ways to create one too, and just a quick search on YouTube will show you many tutorials for a start. At least three pages and the covers will be enough. 

Remember: when you link up, if you are not a member, just join to be eligible. 


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Challenge # 10 : Mini Album

A wonderful great Challenge Wednesday to you, so great you can visit us today....and a big WELCOME to all our new and old followers..
What wonderful Guy cards you all made, watch out for next Wednesday's Winners Post to see 
if you won or made the top 3....

 We are inviting you to be a Guest Designer on our challenges, no previous experience necessary.....just put GDT next to your entry, remember you have to be a follower to enter and to be our Guest Designer, and we will contact you......
We have a doosy of a challenge for you today....if you have been reading our challenge posts you already knew this was coming your way........Drum roll please...............
Create a Mini Album
Well there it is, I would like to see a small album with at least 3 pages.....
If you want to add more please do....It could be anything from envelopes, paperbags, a card with double insert to use as an album, DIY pages from scratch...let your imagination roam..
I would love to see a link to where you got your inspiration from(if you have used one) so we can all check it out...but that is not mandatory....I do however expect this to be a creation that has not been previously posted, so it needs to be new....
We have been blessed by our lovely sponsor this week
 5 digis of your choice


$10 gift voucher to spend at the shop

Eureka have very kindly given us more images so we can display them on our pages.....
Thanks so much...
How awesome are these examples from our Dragonflies???
 As always, if you want to check more details about how they did it and get more pics, please go to the left column and click on their name...

This is Tania's cute little mini album, go to her blog to check out the rest


This is Barb's gorgeous contribution, her girls tribute to their Daddy (with some help from Mum)


Here is Susan's gorgeous mini album, also using images from Eureka

Ina made a gorgeous Squash book for her sister using the sentiment digi from Eureka


Here is Judith's beautiful mini-mini album with lots of tags dedicated to Dragonflies...awhhhhhh


here is Kel's entry, she has turned envelopes into this gorgeous mini, using sponsor Eureka images...

Here is Hilde's Paperbag Album, hop over to her blog to see more tags and pages,
using Eureka images


Now it's your turn..you have two weeks to enter...
Blessing from Hilde and the Dragonfly Team

# 96 Anything goes - Card only

Big Dragonfly hugs to you all. Hope you had a great Christmas and a great start to the New Year. Looking forward to starting again afte...