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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Shop
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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!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Winner & Design Team Favorites CMM87

Time for another Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

THANK YOU to The East Wind
for sponsoring our challenge and generously donating a prize!
Be sure to show your appreciation by visiting the shop and like their Facebook page.
There's something for everyone at The East Wind!


and our random.org winner of 3 digis from The East Wind is...



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the winner has been contacted)

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


I haven't seen one of these special folds in ages, and you have reminded me to try fancy folds.  I like how you included the rainbow on the edges of the card and on the sentiment.
 

Love your card Lulu. The butterflies are gorgeous and you have done a wonderful job of delicately colouring them. Love how you added the extra dimension they really pop off the page. 

I love the image and the background paper. It just "pops".

DT Kim | #7 MA-MI
What a lovely card. Love the way you did the title...so vibrant!


DT Maria | #25 Hazel
Funny card! I love colours and the liquid pearls and amazing choice of image.

DT Melissa | #30 Martina
I absolutely love this card.  The bright colours you have used are fantastic!

The rainbow-ness of this card really grabbed my attention. I usually prefer more layers, but I love the way you incorporated our challenge theme using the rainbow sentiment and the way you lined up the rainbow hearts washi tape, Marie! 

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, May 16, 2014

CMM87 | Over the Rainbow sponsored by The East Wind

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

This challenge is sponsored by The East Wind!


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Etsy Shop
Facebook

Here's a little about The East Wind designs and Unky, the artist, from her Etsy site:

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"A strong cold East Wind is blowing,The children, looking out the nursery window, see Mary Poppins arrive, not in a normal way, but blown along by the East Wind, carried over the gate of the house, and put down at the front door. "


I am a Vancouver based artist with graphic design background.

'The East Wind' is inspired from my favorite book Mary Poppins.

The East Wind shop is providing digital stamps and clips at the moment.

I love fantasy, magical, quirky, slightly dark, cute, pretty, and Funky Fun stuff. 
If you love The East Wind designs, be sure to stop by their blog and sign up for their emails...trust us, you'll want to!


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




For this challenge we are looking for rainbows (paper, fibers, elements) and rainbow colors, ombre, rainbow & ombre techniques...we love color!

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

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






Here's a few more ideas...







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! *