Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Halfway Post for the Monochrome Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to our halfway post for our "Monochrome" challenge. The second half of the team have created some wonderful inspiration for you .

Firstly though we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied for our DT , it was a really hard decision as the standard was so high.
In the end we have picked two new members as we couldn't decide , so welcome to the team Bridget Barnard and Marie Richardson . They will be joining us on our May challenge.

So here is a quick reminder of our sponsors for the challenge and the fab prize.

 "Funky Hand started with the launch of our first backing paper CD 'The Funky One'. Things have certainly moved on since then and I would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for making our time in the craft business such fun!
There are a lot of exciting things ahead for Funky Hand so keep popping back to see what we are up to. Anything that I want to let you know about will be added to my blog Funky Hand Thoughts as soon as it happens. I update it regularly with new card designs to inspire you, exciting news that I want to share and just general day to day chat. I look forward to you visiting me there! Don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can drop by your blog if you have one.
If this is the first time you have visited Funky Hand or if you are a Funky Hand customer and friend I am sure you will find something to inspire your paper crafting projects amongst our CD-Roms, downloads, stamps and stash. Don’t forget to take a look at the examples of cards, scrapbook pages and word-books for each CD or Download collection, new ones are added regularly. My thanks to my design team members Kathy, Jackie, Amanda, Jenny, Lou, Allison, Debs, Ni, Belinda, Debbie, Samantha and Ruth for all their hard work creating fab new card designs to add to the ones I pull together when I have a spare moment! As well as making cards for this website and my TV appearances the Funkettes also run a monthly challenge blog - Get Funky! where there's Funky Hand goodies to be won every month, so why not have a go yourself? You never know! "



And if you don't have your own blog , don't worry ,  remember we have a Facebook Page for you to post your entry onto. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafting-Musketeers-Challenge-BLOG/320703981385124
Please remember to read our challenge rules , which you will find on the sidebar, and feel free to grab a badge to put on your blog.


You can create any kind of project as long as you keep to the theme of Monochrome.


Here are what the rest of the team have created for you.
 
Fran

Avril

Hazel

Mags

Marg

Sheena

Pam   
 
Our challenge ends on the 28th of the month at 8pm, so when you are ready please enter on the link below , which is a little bit down the blog , and best of luck .


The Crafting Musketeers Team xxx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

EXCITING DT CALL

Hello lovelies.
I have some sad news but also some exciting news.
Firstly Sheena has decided to step down from the DT due to other 
committments. The team would like to wish Sheena all the best
for the future and thankyou for your committment to the 
team.
So it's time for a
 DT CALL.

We are looking for just one member at the moment to start in May.
As a DT member you will need to create one card per month.
We have 2 teams , one that posts at the beginning of the month and one that
 posts as a mid-way reminder.
Other conditions are to be able to blog your projects and advertise posts on FB.
There is also a rota for making comments on entrants blogs.
We are a really friendly team and always support each other. 
The challenge as been running for a year in May and we have been very successful.
If you think you have what it takes please leave a comment and a  link to your blog.
Closing date for entries is the 12th of April. The successful applicant will be contacted shortly after.
We look forward to seeing you and 
good luck.
x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Welcome to Challenge #12 Monochrome

Hi everyone and welcome back for challenge #12,  thank you to everyone who entered the last challenge and also a huge congratulations to the winner and top 3.

The theme for this challenge is "Monochrome" and it has been sponsored by the wonderful Funky Hand . 

Here is a little about Funky Hand.

"Funky Hand started with the launch of our first backing paper CD 'The Funky One'. Things have certainly moved on since then and I would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for making our time in the craft business such fun!
There are a lot of exciting things ahead for Funky Hand so keep popping back to see what we are up to. Anything that I want to let you know about will be added to my blog Funky Hand Thoughts as soon as it happens. I update it regularly with new card designs to inspire you, exciting news that I want to share and just general day to day chat. I look forward to you visiting me there! Don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can drop by your blog if you have one.
If this is the first time you have visited Funky Hand or if you are a Funky Hand customer and friend I am sure you will find something to inspire your paper crafting projects amongst our CD-Roms, downloads, stamps and stash. Don’t forget to take a look at the examples of cards, scrapbook pages and word-books for each CD or Download collection, new ones are added regularly. My thanks to my design team members Kathy, Jackie, Amanda, Jenny, Lou, Allison, Debs, Ni, Belinda, Debbie, Samantha and Ruth for all their hard work creating fab new card designs to add to the ones I pull together when I have a spare moment! As well as making cards for this website and my TV appearances the Funkettes also run a monthly challenge blog - Get Funky! where there's Funky Hand goodies to be won every month, so why not have a go yourself? You never know! "



The prize this month is a £10 download voucher to use on the Funky Hand website.

And if you don't have your own blog , don't worry ,  remember we have a Facebook Page for you to post your entry onto. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafting-Musketeers-Challenge-BLOG/320703981385124
Please remember to read our challenge rules , which you will find on the sidebar, and feel free to grab a badge to put on your blog.



You can create any kind of project as long as you keep to the theme of Monochrome.

Here is some inspiration for you from the 1st half of the Design Team , and then the 2nd half will bring you some more inspiration halfway through the challenge.
Carrie - above and below


Denise

Jackie

Kathy-Jo

Sharon


Nicola


Laura

Nicole


GDT - Linda Simpson

The challenge this month will end on 28th April at 8pm, so when you are ready please enter on the link below , and best of luck .



The Crafting Musketeers Team xxx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Winner of our Art Deco Challenge

Good afternoon everyone.

Firstly can we thank everyone who entered
the challenge. The standard of the entries were
spectacular.
So onto the winner  as picked by Random Org

 
 What a fab winner.
to claim your prize and badge.
Now onto the top 3 as picked by the DT member Carrie.
  I know she had a real hard time choosing but she has chosen the following 3.
 
#1

#2
#12 Amy A

#3


Well done all please email craftingmusketeers@gmail.com
to claim your top 3 badge.
Thanks again for supporting the challenges it really does
mean alot to the DT.
Be sure to check back on Wednesday at midday for our new challenge and hope
to see you all there.
The Crafting Musketeers Team
xxxxxx
 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Halfway Inspiration for Challenge #11 - Art Deco

Hello everyone and welcome to our halfway post for our "Art Deco" challenge. The second half of the team have created some wonderful inspiration for you .

Here is a quick reminder of our sponsors for the challenge and the fab prize.


The theme for this challenge is "Art Deco" and it has been sponsored by the wonderful Debbi Moore Designs .

Here is a little bit about Debbi.
"Debbi Moore Designs was launched in February 2005. Debbi had been a keen cardmaker and scrapbooker for many years, demonstrating both on TV and at crafts events and shows around the country.
She decided to introduce her own range of stamps after feedback from those who came to her classes, creating a selection to ensure that there is something for everyone. The stamps are available either mounted or unmounted and are made from top quality rubber with deeply etched designs to ensure a perfect impression every time.
In addition to the range of rubber stamps, Debbi has developed a range of exciting and innovative products. Our produce range now includes embossing powder, the innovative Metal Magic, Amazing Acetates and decorative papers, with more products being introduced regularly. Visit our gallery to see a range of designs created using our products, and to give you inspiration in your crafting."
And here is the prize that you could be winning.
And if you don't have your own blog , don't worry ,  remember we have a Facebook Page for you to post your entry onto. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafting-Musketeers-Challenge-BLOG/320703981385124
Please remember to read our challenge rules , which you will find on the sidebar, and feel free to grab a badge to put on your blog.


You can create any kind of project as long as you keep to the theme of Art Deco.


 
Here are what the rest of the team have created for you.
Fran
Hazel
Hazel
Mags
Jan
Pam
Marg
Marg
Avril

Sheena




Our challenge ends on the 29th of the month at 8pm, so when you are ready please enter on the link below , which is a little bit down the blog , and best of luck .


The Crafting Musketeers Team xxx

 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Welcome to Challenge #11 Art Deco

Hi everyone and welcome back for challenge #11,  thank you to everyone who entered the last challenge and also a huge congratulations to the winner and top 3.

The theme for this challenge is "Art Deco" and it has been sponsored by the wonderful Debbi Moore 

Here is a little bit about Debbi.

"Debbi Moore Designs was launched in February 2005. Debbi had been a keen cardmaker and scrapbooker for many years, demonstrating both on TV and at crafts events and shows around the country.
She decided to introduce her own range of stamps after feedback from those who came to her classes, creating a selection to ensure that there is something for everyone. The stamps are available either mounted or unmounted and are made from top quality rubber with deeply etched designs to ensure a perfect impression every time.
In addition to the range of rubber stamps, Debbi has developed a range of exciting and innovative products. Our produce range now includes embossing powder, the innovative Metal Magic, Amazing Acetates and decorative papers, with more products being introduced regularly. Visit our gallery to see a range of designs created using our products, and to give you inspiration in your crafting."


And here is the prize you could be winning.



And if you don't have your own blog , don't worry ,  remember we have a Facebook Page for you to post your entry onto. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafting-Musketeers-Challenge-BLOG/320703981385124
Please remember to read our challenge rules , which you will find on the sidebar, and feel free to grab a badge to put on your blog.



You can create any kind of project as long as you keep to the theme of Art Deco.

Here is some inspiration for you from the 1st half of the Design Team , and then the 2nd half will bring you some more inspiration halfway through the challenge.

Carrie

Kathy Jo
Jackie
Denise
Nicola
Laura
Nicole

Sharon







GDT Kym Upshaw , above and below



The challenge this month will end on 29th March at 8pm, so when you are ready please enter on the link below , and best of luck .


The Crafting Musketeers Team xxx
 
 

Friday, 28 February 2014

Winner of the Butterflies Challenge

Good morning everyone.
Firstly can we thank everyone who entered
the challenge. The standard of the entries were
spectacular.
So onto the winner  as picked by Random Org

#6 Linda Simpson

 What a fab winner.
to claim your prize and badge.
Now onto the top 3 as picked by the DT member Sheena.
  I know she had a real hard time choosing but she has chosen the following 3.

#1
 #113 Lyndal 

#2

#3


Well done all please email craftingmusketeers@gmail.com
to claim your top 3 badge.
Thanks again for supporting the challenges it really does
mean alot to the DT.
Be sure to check back on Sunday at midday for our new challenge and hope
to see you all there.
The Crafting Musketeers Team
xxxxxx