Monday, October 21, 2013

Challenge #88 ~ Artist Trading Card

Happy Monday!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 
"Sketch Challenge" last week.

We had a fantastic turnout with so many amazing submissions showcasing your interpretations of our Sketch! The team and I had an awesome time visiting your blogs to see your creativity in action! Fabulous Job!!!


Once again I would like the Thank all of the Designers who sent in their application to join our Love to Create Design Team. Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce our Newest Designers to you.

Hi, my name is Lorraine. I live in Cumbria, England with my life partner and two almost grown children. Being a relative newbie to crafting - almost 5 years since I bought my first stamp. I have found that stamping is my most favorite thing to do: from choosing the stamp, how I am going to colour it, cut it or punch it, and then layer, emboss or accessories it. I just love stamping. I stamp cards and scrap-booking pages, mini books and anything else I can get my hands on. I decided to apply for being a design team member to help me challenge myself to progress with my crafting: when you work together in a group like that the ideas seem to just bounce around brilliantly and you feel empowered to try things you might not have done!

Hi, I'm Maureen. I'm a stay at home mum of 4 children and I've been married for over 13-years now. I've always been arty and crafty, and have a higher in Art and Design, but after school I dabbled in several jobs before gaining a degree in Adult Nursing. However, hubby is studying at the moment and being at home with the kids means I have a bit more time to get crafting! I'm a card maker at heart but also enjoy home decor projects and have started experimenting with altered art. I'm so excited to be joining the Love to Create team and look forward to working with you all and helping inspire the challenge entrants. 

These ladies are busy working on projects to inspire you, and they will be joining us for Challenge #90 on November 4th. Please join us in Welcoming these ladies to our Design Team.


A Huge "Big" Thank You to last weeks Sponsors 

The Winner of 4 Sassy images of your choice is ... # 4

Congratulations!!  Granne

Fresh Brewed Designs
Fresh Brewed Designs

The Winner of 3 Digital images of your choice is ... # 9

Congratulations !! Leeann

Please send an email to 
with Challenge #87 WINNER in the subject line so that we can get your prize information sent to you.
You have until November 4th to claim your prize!
Our NEW Winner's Badge will be emailed to you with the prize information.

Our TOP 5 PICKS for this week are ...

#5 Deonna B

#6 Greg 
#11 Mirella

#18 Julie 

#2 Kapree 

Please send an email to 
with Challenge #87 TOP 5 in the subject line so that we can send you
our NEW TOP 5 Badge.

A BIG HUGE Thank You to everyone who played along with us last week!
You are ALL Winners in our eyes!!!


Our Fabulous Sponsors for this weeks
Artist Trading Card (ATC) Challenge are

A Day for Daisies
A Day for Daisies provides themed categories of over 1,000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cute kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions.

Offering a $12.00 Gift Certificate to the Winner!

Di's Digi Downloads

Offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Winner!

Please join us in Welcoming our Guest Designer this week!!


My name is Laila, I'm a 26 year old girl from Norway :) 
I live in a small area in the south-east region, enjoying the mountains, the sea and the forest. 
I started crafting (scrapbook-albums) 8 years ago, and found my way into folding, stamping and cards as my curiosity got bigger. I now make primarily cards, with some albums now and then, and I love it! Style-wise, I lean towards bright colours and contrasts, as well as my beloved Steampunk. Making a lot of steampunk means my favorite stamp-creators are amongst others KennyK, Simply Betty Stamps, and SweetPea. Other beloved brands are DCWV, Graphic 45, Prima, Lindy's Stamp Gang and Dusty Attic. 

Laila's beautiful ATC using ADFD Creepy Mushrooms

Please stop by Laila's Blog to see all of her fabulous designs,
and leave her some love!

NOW for some inspiration by our Amazing Designers!

ADFD A Chubby Fairy Dream

ADFD Little Miss Giraffe

ADFD Pretty Witch

ADFD Daisy Girl

ADFD Love Angel

ADFD Tower of Gifts

ADFD Pearls in my Hair

ADFD Booktime

ADFD Skirt of Flowers

ADFD Poinsettia Bloom

ADFD Christmas Poinsettia

ADFD Batgirl

Our Guest Designer spots are presently filled through the end of 2013.
We are starting a waiting list for 2014.
WINNERS & NON-WINNERS please send an e-mail to ...
if you are interested! Good Luck!!!

To play along with this weeks Challenge PLEASE post a direct LINK to your blog post of the card/project using the INKLINKZ below, and LINK back to our Challenge from your Blog. You can join in as many other challenges as you like along with our challenge. However, you can only enter our challenge a MAXIMUM of three (3) times per Challenge.

Please DO NOT back-link to cards/projects that you have previously posted!

We hope you will join us this week!!!
Crafty Hugs' ... Love to Create Design Team


  1. No linky so here's my 2nd entry:

    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Beautiful ATC samples by the design team. I'm blown away by Amanda's! Thank you for the challenge this week. I enjoy making ATC's.


Thank you so much for joining us!!!