Friday, October 10, 2014

Winners & Design Team Favorites CMM89

Time for another Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

Lots of Thanks to our sponsor for CMM89: Lunagirl Images




and our random.org winner of the $15 credit to the Lunagirl shop is...



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the winner has been emailed)


And now on to our
Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!


Clever layout with a stunning image, I think the embelishments are perfect.

I was absolutely enthralled by this card. Love the cream and black colour way and I must admit to never seeing a shabby chic Halloween card before.  The background which was created with texture paste is fabulous, gorgeous flowers and even the spider looks great!

Love the soft feel, all the pretty flowers and the added diecuts...so pretty.


Darling vintage photo, Linda! Love the ink distressing around the die cut frame - really adds to the vintage feel - along with the feather, flowers and ribbon.


Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

Friday, October 3, 2014

CMM90 | Mini Cards or Tags

Welcome to this edition of the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge!

This challenge is sponsored by Scrapper's Delights!



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Janice, the owner of Scrapper's Delights, is a designer living in the UK. She loves card making, creating and using digital images - no rubber marks!

At Scrapper's Delights you'll find high quality, 300dpi, images for printing and even designs just for web use. If you love fantasy, fairies and sassy girls, you'll be sure to find lots to love here!

We hope you enjoyed the last challenge and are ready to create and inspire with this one:


CMM90 | Mini Cards or Tags


This challenge YOU choose the theme
and create MINI CARDS (smaller than A2 - 4.25" x 5.5")
or TAGS (any size). Easy peasy.


Enjoy the paper eye candy designed by our talented Mojo Mamas!

Please remember to follow the guidelines and only 2 entries per person.


 DT Kim using Genie 2






Visit our fabulous DT's personal blogs to read more about their projects!

THANK YOU to those that leave some paper praise after linking up!
The Mojo Mamas love & appreciate your comments!

Now we want to see what YOU create!

To play along:
* Create a new card following the current theme and guidelines *

* Inspired? You can link up to 2 cards! *
* Please include a link to the CMM Challenge Blog in your post. Share the fun! *

Friday, September 26, 2014

Winner & Design Team Favorites CMM88

Time for another Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

Lots of Thanks to CMM88's sponsor: Aurora Wings!



and our random.org winner is...



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the winner has been emailed)


And now on to our
Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!


On first glance this card looked simple enough, but when looking further you see the finer details of embossed paneling, layering and the smart use of our 3 requested metals.  The stamped image although subtle is perfect on your layout.  


A stunning card. The focal point is a lovely picture which has been framed so beautifully but still retaining the masculine looks with the papers and embellishments. Love the way it folds out with every page beautifully finished off. Fab attention to detail Lena.



DT Kim | #7 Niki1
Very elegant card. Love the colors and what a wonderful quote.



Love the simple color scheme and the metal embellisments...the dog tag and the gears, paired with the ace are just perfect! Beautiful sonnet.


Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

If you would like to be considered for a DT Fave create your card following the guidelines and theme of the challenge, take well lit pictures and show us your best work!

Friday, September 19, 2014

CMM89 | Ooh La La! - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Welcome to another edition of the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge!

We hope you enjoyed the last challenge

(Winner and Design Team Favorites
will be announced in a new post on September 26.)

and are ready for a new one...

This challenge is sponsored by Lunagirl Images!



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Here's a little about Karen and Michael:

LUNAGIRL IMAGES was born in 2004 when two people “married” their ephemera collections and began to digitize, restore, alter, and embellish our old pictures, vintage photos, Victorian cards, and other antique ephemera for others (like you!) to use and enjoy.  Why "Lunagirl"?  I've always been a moon girl, and when I had to choose an online nickname this just popped into my head!

Karen and Michael (that's us!) founded Lunagirl Images to offer high-quality images for home crafters and artists.  We currently publish more than 50 fine quality image CDs and over 300 original digital collage sheets which I have designed.  I currently run the business myself (Karen) and do most of the design and production work, as Michael has pursued his calling as a teacher.   I have found my second calling in digital design and restoration (my first being history, folklore, and mythology!).



For this challenge we are looking for VINTAGE elements, ephemera, antique colors

OR

SHABBY CHIC distress, lace findings and feminine antique colors.

Your choice! Be sure to ask any questions in the comments below.


Enjoy the paper eye candy designed by our talented Mojo Mamas!

Please remember to follow the guidelines and only 2 entries per person.




 DT Kim




Visit our fabulous DT's personal blogs to read more about their projects!

THANK YOU to those that leave some paper praise after linking up!
The Mojo Mamas love & appreciate your comments!

Now we want to see what YOU create!

To play along:
* Create a new card following the current theme and guidelines *

* Inspired? You can link up to 2 cards! *
* Please include a link to the CMM Challenge Blog in your post. Share the fun! *

Friday, September 5, 2014

CMM88 | Precious Metals x3 sponsored by Aurora Wings

Welcome to another edition of the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge!

Sponsored by:



Mitzi Sato-Wiuff is the artist that designs "...fairies, mermaids, macabre, steampunk, ballet & more..." This is the tagline of her website and only hints at the wonderful images and creations she dreams up! Please visit her 'About' page to learn more about this visionary artist and her work.

Mitzi has generously donated a prize of $10 of digis from her shop - winner's choice!

We hope you enjoyed the last challenge and are ready to create and inspire with this one:


CMM88 | Precious Metals x3

We want to see your metal...times 3!
Your metal can be metallic paper, fibres, embellishments, embossing powders, even actual metal!

You must use 3 metals/metallic items on your CARD.
Glitter/Glitter Glue does NOT count as a metal for this challenge.




Enjoy the paper eye candy designed by our talented Mojo Mamas!








Visit our fabulous DT's personal blogs to read more about their projects!

THANK YOU to those that leave some paper praise after linking up!
The Mojo Mamas love & appreciate your comments!

Now we want to see what YOU create!

To play along:
* Create a new card following the current theme and guidelines *
* Inspired? You can link up to 2 cards! *
* Please include a link to the CMM Challenge Blog in your post. Share the fun! *


Friday, August 29, 2014

The Break is Almost Over!

Hello, Mamas & Papas of paper crafting!

We hope you've enjoyed our summer break and are looking forward to seeing and creating lovely paper goodness as much as we are!

We couldn't have such a successful and long standing challenge blog without you! (CMM was created by Jessica Fitzgerald and has been around since 2007!)

THANK YOU for playing along with and supporting our challenges! Visiting and purchasing from our wonderful sponsors, leaving comment love here and on our designers' blogs and sharing our challenges are wonderful ways that you show your appreciation.

We feel the love.

New challenges, generous sponsors and lots of gorgeous eye candy are in store for the CMM challenge!

Watch for more announcements as we get closer to our first AB (After Break...lol) challenge.


Hear CMM announcements first, such as Design Team Calls, upcoming challenge themes, and sponsor specials. Don't forget to share your crafty deals, advice and your projects. We love to see what you're creating, too! 

Only one week until the new challenge...see you soon!

Monday, June 23, 2014

On Break

Hello, CMM Mamas & Papas!

You've probably notice it's been quiet on the CMM Challenge...We have appreciated the emails. 

It's time for a break! All of our Designers and work behind the scenes people are volunteers. It takes a LOT of TIME to design, take pictures, find sponsors, write the blog posts, answer emails...I'm sure you get the picture. All of this and try to keep a semblance of a life outside of crafting (Is there life outside of crafting?!)...it's hard work! LOL

***The CMM Challenge will be on a break until the end of August.***

That means there will be no challenges until the beginning of September.

HOWEVER, you may see tutorials, ideas, inspirations and other crafty love on occasion (no promises, but it could happen!). Be sure to join the CMM Facebook Group - where you'll hear everything first! We don't want you miss anything!

And, of course, feel free to visit the Mojo Mamas to see what craftiness they have gotten themselves into!









See you soon!