Friday, May 25, 2012

Challenge #46 Feeling Punchy!

Happy Friday Momma's!  I hope you guys are in store for a treat today as it's Challenge Day!  Our challenge this time around is sponsor is Digi Darla Designs!
They will offer up a prize as well, but I will get back to that a little later on as Miss Jess is on vacation and I didn't get that information from her.  But it's okay b/c we can still party!!
Our challenge is use punches on your card.  Not die cuts or fussy cutting... punches!  Border punches, squeeze punches, lever punches!  Whatever punch you have, use it!
Let's see what the DT has for us!

Super cute cards right?  Want to show us what you got?  Then link up below to be entered in our challenge! The winner will win an awesome prize from Digi Darla Designs and we will also pick a top three!  It could be you, you never know unless you enter!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Winner and Inspiration

What a wonderful challenge that #44 was!  We have talled up the enteries and we have one awesome winner!!

76. CraftyGirl
Grats!!  Please send an email to  with CHALLENGE 44 WINNER in your subject so we can get your prize out to you!!

Now for our Top Three... everyone did such an amazing job with the challenge!  Here are the picks for our Top Three!

Cristena Ba

You guys can add the Top Three button to your blogs if you wish!

 Now lets get on to some inspiration for our current challenge, May Flowers!!

Hurry up and get in your entries!  Only six more days until the challenge ends!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Challenge #45 - May Flowers

Hey all you lovely ladies. We have a fun and easy challenge for you this time so I hope you can all play along.

The challenge is: FLOWERS. I want to see anything with flowers. That means images, designer paper, or flower embellies. If it  has a flower on it then I want to see it.

Our lovely sponsor this challenge is Cassie from Paper Issues. Cassie has a lovely mystery prize to her shop for one of you lucky ladies.
Welcome to Paper Issues! You can check out more paper goodness here:
Want something but you don't see it here? Send us an email! We might have it.
Right now you can take an additional 20% off your order with this code: OHSNAP

Here is what the DT has for you, and let's start with the NEW ladies first. 

Didn't the ladies do a fantastic  job? Be sure to  stop back next week when we reveal the winner and Top 3 of the photo Inspiration challenge. Plus Lizzie, Dee and myself will be back with some fantastic Flower inspiration. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Introducing Susan


I retired last year from a career in nursing and now have lots of me time to enjoy my passion for card making.  I have two fabulous children who left the nest many years ago, one adorable and much loved grandson and a wonderfully understanding husband (I think this is a necessity if you are a crafter!). I am a completely messy crafter despite how many times I tidy my craft room I always seem to end up working on a 6" x 6" space or, worse still, balancing stuff on my chair!!  I am really looking forward to working with the team here at Card Makin' Mamas and am thrilled to bits to have been chosen to join the DT.

Well we are excited to have you here too Susan. Please everyone make her feel welcome. 

Come back tomorrow for a new challenge featuring our new CMM DT gals. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Introducing Sharon


My name is Sharon and I have been making cards for about 2 years now.  

My story is much like a lot of other crafters - nothing spectacular.  As a child I loved to colour and draw - copying cartoon characters etc.  I did crocheting which was taught to me by my Nan. My Nan was very creative and made everything from duvets, to men’s vests, knitting both hand and machine etc.  She loved in the Seventies to collect shells and coloured glass and cover lamp bases, tables and jars - so you could say she was into altered art.  I guess I take after my Nan, I knitted, sewed, did soft furnishings, loved to bake, cross stitch, jewelery making - you name it, I tried it!  
Like so many children at sixteen I had no idea what I really wanted to do with life and so I went into the administration world and worked for many years in this field  but I never envisaged working for 30 years doing this!
I had tried doing a couple of Art evening classes (Painting and drawing) at the local Art College but being a single Mother this was quite difficult with holding down a full time job.  I had many times thought about doing a HND in Fine Arts but finances played a part in not doing this.  I did on the other hand do a couple of City and Guilds Soft Furnishing course and even a City and Guilds Massage course.  I also did an A Level in English Literature.  I loved playing with make-up and even did an evening course in this when I was very young.
After being retired on ill health grounds at 46 I did nothing for a few years - but still having the burning desire to paint and draw I decided to take up card making.  I had done a little stamping, painting and drawing with my Son when he was young.  Not being able to consider doing a full time course, I thought I would start gently with colouring so I got some Copics and joined an on-line Copics colouring class.  I went on Youtube and watched people colouring, watched where the shadows on people’s faces were when I was watching the TV etc and here I am a fully fledged crafter loving all aspects of crafting and continually trying to perfect and develop my own style.

Help me Welcome Sharon to the CMM Family. We are excited to have  her join us and share her cerations with all of you. 

Come back tomorrow for our final DT Member reveal. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Introducing Lisa


I am Lisa and I hail from the good ole Midwest. it's an area of the country that in the span of a week we can often times experience all 4 seasons. ( lucky me,LOL) 

I live in Dayton, Ohio where until recently I was working at our local scrapbooking store ( I got the news we will be closing mid to end of June). I teach a card class every Monday night . I teach different folds ,layouts ,interactives, prisma pencils and gamsol, and pretty much anything to do with paper crafts. I have been interested in art for some 35 years in one form or another.I have dabbled in watercolors, pastels, pencils  , batik , jewelry making  and have settled on scrapbooking and card making. I love to color more than anything ,especially since I've found the world of Digis.( much to my Husband's playful griping " Another $4.00 charge from ..... '') I can be found in my craft room any free time I get, but usually i am "organizing" my latest retail  acquisition.( as if I need anything more),

I have been married since 1977, ( to the same handsome man), blessed with 2 lovely girls, gained 2 son-in-laws, enjoy a 3 year old granddaughter and am waiting on the 2nd granddaughter due in August.

I am so looking forward to "meeting" a new community of talent and sharing and be inspired by you all.  

Well Lisa we are looking forward to working with you and for you to share your creations with all of  us. Everyone please help us welcome Lisa to the CMM family. 

Come back tomorrow to see the third new member. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

DT Reveal. Introducing Laura


Hi, I'm Laura, I am 28 years old and I am from Lancashire, which is in North West England, UK! It does have a tendency to rain somewhat so an indoor hobby is not a bad thing to have. In my spare time, chances are I will be sat in my craft room, putting together a new creation. I am slightly addicted to buying more stuff for my crafty stash and my husband definitely wishes I had a cheaper hobby! But I think it is worth every penny!
I am married to my wonderful husband Matt, who I met through university/church. One of things we love to do together is musical theatre and we can often be found treading the boards of our local theatre. Singing is my other big love and in a dream world I would be starring on broadway! And making cards at the same time!
Starting my blog was one of the best things I have done, it has opened up a whole new world of crafting and I am so excited to be a part of this team and to be able to share my love of crafting with you all!

Let's all give Laura a warm CMM welcome. I am so excited to have her join us and for her to  share her wonderful creations with all of you. 

Come back tomorrow to see our next DT member reveal. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Winners and Inspiration, OH MY.

OMG ladies, you amaze me. Over 300 entries for our Girlie challenge. I will have to  look but I think it might be a record. It  was so super hard to choose a top three! But first, let us get to the winner!!
The winner of the Girlie challenge is .......Elaine

Please send an email in order to claim your prize!

And don't forget to add this badge to your blog!!
Now for our top three! 
                                                      Peggy R

                                                  Sarah's little Snippets 

                                                      The Crafty Den #2 

Here is a fun badge for you to display on your blogs as well!

Now that we have named the winner and Top 3, it's time for  inspiration on our current challenge!  Here are some of your amazing cards which were inspired by out lovely spring cake photo. 
                                                     Cathy D.  

                                                                    Suzie McFloozy

Here is a badge for you to display on your blogs as well!

 Now we want  to share what  spring cake photo inspired cards our DT has come up with!!

Don't forget to enter your cards for the current  spring cake photo inspiration challenge!

*** I feel as though I must remind you that this challenge blog is for CARDS ONLY unless the challenge states otherwise. AGAIN, I had to disqualify SEVERAL entries for the most recent challenge because they were not cards. Please keep this in mind while you are linking up your creations***