Wednesday, 15 May 2013

May mid-way inspiration Flowers


This is an inspiration post only, you can find the challenge post here. Or just scroll down to the next post :)
 
Our wonderful sponsor this time is QKR Stampede
QKR

who are giving away 5 digital images to our winner who will be chosen at random.
 
Here are some lovely inspiration samples from our design team for this month's flower theme.   Don't forget that this will be our last challenge before taking a break for the summer.
 
Remember, you can join in using any craft, and you can combine with other challenges but each entry must be a different craft and your creation must be new and not blogged before the date the challenge went live (May 1st).
We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful flower inspired creations!

Friday, 3 May 2013

May- Flowers

This will be a longer post that usual so please read to the bottom :)

Welcome to another By The Cute and Girly challenge.
Before I get onto the winners and this weeks challenge etc, I have to tell you that I am taking some time out as I have so much going on at home just now and just don't have time for the challenge blog and haven't been giving 100% commitment to this challenge or my design team. So I have decided that BTC&G will take a break after this months challenge, but we should be back in a few months (we may only miss June's challenge but I'm not sure yet).
I just want to thank my design team for putting up with me while I have been all over the place these last few months and also to all our followers/challenge participants for all your support.
We have 2 dt members leaving us so once we come back, we will most likely be looking for a couple of new dt members, so keep your eyes peeled for that :)
Tammy and Carol are both leaving and I would like to say a massive thank you to them for all their hard work and also for their amazing friendship. We will miss you guys so much, but I'm sure we will still see you around blogland :)

I also forgot to announce our winners for March....so sorry about that!
So here are March and April's winners 

March winner of £10 Lili Of The Valley voucher 


was number 3
and that was Coldwaters 2
who entered with this card



March winner of 7 Bugaboo digital images 

Bugaboo Stamps

was number 170
and that was Pinky
who entered with this card



April winner of the goodies from Tea House Bridge 


is number 9
and that was Rebekah
who entered with this card

Congratulations ladies! Please email me (Lora) at lorascards@aol.com to claim your prize.


This months challenge

This month is was Celine's turn to choose the challenge, so here's a little bit from her:)

Hi everybody,

This is Céline with the new challenge for May.  For this month, I choose the theme of "Flowers"
 You can have flowers on your image, papers, embellies...  the possibilities are endless.  

Our wonderful sponsor this time is QKR Stampede

QKR

who are giving away 5 digital images to our winner who will be chosen at random.


 and you can see some of the DT used their awesome images.  

We are all excited to see what you will create.



Brigitte
using QKR Stampede "Secrets"

Uta
using QKR Stampede "Birthday Girl"
Kate
using QKR Stampede 'New Family'

Geraldine
using QKR Stampede "Flower Bouquet"
I'm not sure what's happened to Ger's card. Will add it again soon!


Using QKR Stampede Digi 17002



Please remember:
You may enter the challenge as much times as you like and you can combine with other challenges but your entry must be new and each entry must be using a different craft eg: 1 card, 1 scrap layout, 1 altered item, 1 knitted item etc.
You must mention By The Cute and Girly in your post and link back to us so the deisgn team know that they are looking at the correct entry.
Please leave a direct link to your entry with Inlinkz below, not just a general link to your blog so that they design team can find it easily.
You can enter our challenges with any craft, from papercrafts to baking and everything in between :)
Finally have fun!!







Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April mid way inspiration- Vintage

This is an inspiration post only, you can find the challenge post here. Or just scroll down to the next post :)

The design team have been busy again making lovely samples for your inspiration for our Vintage challenge, but before I get to that, here's a reminder of what's up for grabs this month :)

A selection of goodies from our sponsor


How fab is that? 

The design team also got some goodies to play with and you can see some of them on their creations below.

Design Team Samples


Have used Tea House Bridge Buttons and Bauble Lace



White lace pom pom trim and turquoise buttons from sponsor

using White Lace Pom Pom Trim and Pink Rasin Flower from Tea House Bridge

(using Grosgrain ribbon, pom pom trimming and buttons from Tea House Bridge)

(using pom pom trimmimg and buttons from sponsor)






(using pom pom trim and flower buttons from sponsor)



Remember, you can join in using any craft, and you can combine with other challenges but each entry must be a different craft and your creation must be new and not blogged before the date the challenge went live (April 1st).
We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful vintage inspired creations!




Monday, 1 April 2013

April- Vintage

Welcome to another By The Cute and Girly challenge!
Thank you to everyone who played along last month and also a big thank you to our sponsors.
Remember to check back later to see if you are a winner.

This month is was Carols turn to choose the challenge and she has chose

VINTAGE
we want to see all your vintage inspired creations this month.
Remember you can enter with any craft.

This month we have a fabulous new sponsor who is just perfect for our vintage challenge :)


is giving away a goodie pack to one lucky winner.


If you love all things vintage, you have got to take a look in this store.
Zuzana stocks gorgeous lace, ribbon, trim, resin pieces, wooden spools a huge selection of buttons and more.
Even if vintage is not your thing, there is so many pretty things that you can use in non vintage projects :)

Zuzana was very generous and sent the design team some goodies to play with which you can see on their creations below.

DT Samples

using cotton buttons from sponsor Tea House Bridge


Using flower buttons, baby pink cord and  pompom lace from sponsor Tea House Bridge


Using cotton button, Baby pink cotton cord and pink resin flower from Tea House Bridge.


Card using pompom trim, flower button, cotton and Resin flower from Tea House Bridge
Pincushion trimmed with grosgrain ribbon and flower buttons from Tea House Bridge

Resin flower, cotton buttons and pom pom lace from Tea House Bridge

using Rose Print Blue Grosgrain, Baby Pink Cotton Cord, Turquoise Button Mix from




Now it's your turn!

Rememeber:
You may enter as many times as you like throughout the month, but each entry must using a different craft (i.e 1 card, 1 scrap page, 1 altered item, 1 baked item etc).
Your entry must be new and never blogged before, No back linking to older projects- these will just be removed.
You may combine with other challenges.
Please mention By The Cute and Girly in your blog post so we know we are looking at the correct creation and add a link back to us so that other people can find our challenges.
Please leave a direct link to your creation below with Inlinkz, not just a general link to your blog
Finally, have fun!!

Friday, 15 March 2013

March Inspiration

This is an inspiration post only. You can find the March "Favourite Things" challenge post here

The design team have been busy again making some beautiful cards for this months challenge inspiration, using all their favourite things.
Before I get to the dt samples, here's a reminder of the prizes up for grabs this month.

 giving away a £10 Gift voucher

giving away 7 digital images (winners choice)

 Bugaboo Stamps 

Remember you must link your entry with Inlinkz on the main challenge post (I have linked it at the top of this post)

DT Samples


Using image from Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps
My all time favourite things are doilies. bling & flowers



my favorite:  Copics, purple and green combo, charm and flowers



Favourite things - Flowers and Butterflies and pretty papers


Using Bugaboo (Sponsor's) image "Laugh" sentiment
Favourite things: Beads, Yarn, Sentiment stamps

Favourite things: Twine, Flowers, Gems, Charms


Favourite Copics, stamps and flowers


Favourites- Copics, flowers, pearls and lace.

Now it's your turn!
We want to see creations made with your "Favourite Things". This could be your favourite colour combo, materials you love to use, favourite colouring medium or anything else that's your favourite........mines would probably be chocolate and quietness for a while from kids!! but don't think I could stick those things on a card!! lol


Monday, 11 March 2013

February winner

You can find our March "Favourite Things" challenge here

I can't believe I forgot to post the winner of last months "Roses Are Red" challenge!! Things have been so hectic this past few weeks and I only just remembered because one of our lovely entrants emailed me (Thank You so much!!:))

So I will get right to it since I am really late.

The winner of $5 to spend on digital products at 


is number 33

and that was Lisa Jane (My Makes "n" Me)

who entered with this card


Congrats hunnie!! Please email me (Lora) at lorascards@aol.com to claim your prize.


Monday, 4 March 2013

March Challenge- Favourite Things

Before we get onto this months challenge, I have to apologise for this post being so late!
I've haven't been at home for the last few days and didn't have internet access while I was away, so the post is a few days late...sorry!!


Thank you to everyone who entered last months "Roses Are Red" challenge, and also to our sponsor.
I will do the winners post tonight when I have a bit more time.

This month is was my turn (Lora) to choose the challenge, and I chose
Favourite Things
use your favourite things on your project :) This could be your fave papers, embellies, image, a favourite photo, or even your favourite colouring medium or colour combo.

We have two fab sponsors this month

 giving away a £10 Gift voucher

giving away 7 digital images (winners choice)

 Bugaboo Stamps 

Design Team Samples 
Using image from Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps
Fancy SB Love
My all time favourite things are doilies. pearls & flowers

Céline
My fav are : red, flowers, pearls

 Brigitte
My favourite:  Copics!!!
Birthday Bear
Favourites: My Pro/Flexmarkers. pretty papers,handmade flowers
Uta
using Theodore - Birthday Sign
favourites: ProMarkers, Twine, Pearls
Kate
Using Bugaboo image Cupcake - Deacon
Favourites: Copics and chocolate!

Geraldine
Using bugaboo Beautiful blocks - Life in Color
My favourite things:Yarn, Beads and Sentiments

 Now it's your turn! 
A reminder of the rules (see sidebar for a full list)
You may enter the challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges,  but each entry must be with a different craft, ie:, 1 card, 1 scrap page, 1 altered item, 1 knitted item etc. 
All entries must be new and never blogged before. Any backlinked entries will be removed   
You must leave a direct link to your creation with Inlinkz below, not just a general link to your blog.
Please link back to By The Cute and Girly in your post.
Finally, have fun!! :)