Saturday 28 May 2011

Faux Linen Technique Challenge

Hi Everyone, Cindy here, your hostess for this challenge. Thanks to all who have tried our challenges thus far, we really are having a blast visiting your blogs. I have picked the technique challenge which I've decided on the faux linen technique. It's fun to do and very easy if you've not tried it before please give it a try. Here is a link to a video for you, in case you haven't done it before
Faux Linen Video
This technique is fun cause you can use it as a background technique or you can use it as part of the focal image of your project. I decided I would do one of each for you to see.
The first is the trees, the faux linen section of this card is actually the sky, doesn't show up as nice as I would like on the camera but it is there, The second card I've used it along with the background stamp wonderfully worn on the background piece, so as you can see both ways work really nice. So why not give it a try, and for more inspiration we have some great samples from our Design Team as well as our Guest Designer once again Von.Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your work.

Guest Designer

Top 3 from Shell's Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone, Thanks to everyone who has entered our challenge this week. All of you deserve a big round of applause. Here is our top 3 pick for this week.


If any of our top 3 wish to be a guest designer for a Challenge in June, please email us at

Sunday 22 May 2011

Sketch Challenge~

Hello there! It's Shell here, this week it's my turn to share a Sketch Challenge with you! I got in a few new stamps that I really wanted to use.....well my sketch card got kind of big because of the images so I ended up making a Easel card and guess what it's my very first one!! Yes I said my first one!! LOL Anyway I hope that you all have fun with the sketch and come join in and show off your talent for this challenge! Here are the Design Team Cards for the Challenge, along with one of our previous winners Von, as our Guest Designer. Please go over to everyone's blog and give them some love

Guest Designer: Von

Saturday 21 May 2011

Top 3 Pick for Color Challenge

Hi Everyone, Well here we are again having to pick the top 3 of our latest challenge, not as many entries this time around, but some really good stuff. Thanks to all who have joined in our challenges. We really appreciate it.

Our Top 3 pick for this week is the following

And we would like to give an honorable mention to Jan
Thanks again crafters for playing we love checking out your creations. Top 3 please take our badge and display it proudly on your blogs and tell your friends about us. If you would like to be a guest designer then just email us at

Sunday 15 May 2011

Color Challenge...Is a Challenge!

HI Crafters! I am Julie, and this week I chose a color challenge here at Come and Get It! With all the funky weather going on, I thought it would be fun to use some Spring colors, so I have chosen Olive Green, Peach, and Light Green. When I decided on this combo, I thought it would be a breeze for me, but, alas, it wasn't! I hope you all have an easier time than I did! I know my fellow team members weren't as challenged as I...hmmm what does that say? LOL
We had such a WONDERFUL turnout with last week's challenge, again we all would like to say thank you! Please join us by posting your creations below in the linky! Have a GREAT week! HUGS~ Julie

Saturday 14 May 2011

Top 3 Pick for Birthday Challenge.

Hi Everyone, wow, is what I have to say for everyone that entered into our challenges. There were so many wonderful entries. so it was a real debate as to the top 3 but in no particular order here are our picks. Please feel free to take our Top 3 Pick Badge and post it on your blogs and also if you would like to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge email us at

We would also like to add a few honorable mentions to this as they were great as well
Thanks again for playing along with us. Cindy, Julie, Leslie, and Shell
Hope you will join us for our Color Challenge tomorrow.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear...

Hello Crafters...This weeks' challenge is all about Birthdays. My birthday was on the 4th and Cindy's is on the 11th of May. So it seemed like a great idea to make my theme challenge... Birthday cards. Finding out just the week that I am the oldest of our group was a little disturbing, to say the least. But, it has it's advantages too. I decided to do a masculine card for a change, something I find more difficult to do than other B-Day cards. Then I thought, why not take the same basic card and make it feminine. So I kept the same printed paper, changed borders, accents, coloured cardstock, and the twine became ribbon. And Voila! A whole new world. Hope you enjoy this challenge and thanks for listening. As I always say...May the fourth be with you!!! Leslie

Saturday 7 May 2011

Great Bandana Card

Only one participant in the last challenge, so therefore she is a winner of the challenge.
Von Thanks for taking part in our challenge. Let me know if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a couple of our challenges. Here is her great card. Again thanks.

Friday 6 May 2011

Happy Father's Day Challenge~

This week here at Come and Get It Challenges, we are challenging everyone to make a card or project  for their Father or special man in their lives. Here are some GREAT examples from our Design Team~ We can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Happy Birthday Leslie

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish one of our design team members a very Happy Birthday, She's a great friend and I wish her all the best for her special day. Go and visit her on her blog and send her some wishes, or post them here, I'm sure she will see them.
From the rest of the Design Team.
Cindy, Julie and Shell

Sunday 1 May 2011

Technique Challenge

Hi Everyone, Shell has picked our next challenge, which is a technique one. It's the Bandana technique. We hope you will join us in trying this challenge this week. The design Team had a lot of fun preparing our cards for this challenge, as none of us other than Shell had done the technique before. Here is the card and instructions given to us by Shell.

Black Ink
Spray or Dye Inks
Bold / Design Stamps
White Card Stock
Dauber or Sponges
White Gel Pen or White Acrylic Paint

Stamp images using black ink
in random on your card stock

Using white card stock spray your chosen ink
color or sponge colors on.

With your Gel Pen or Acrylic Paint 
add dots around your images

You can add swirls, dots or doodles 
to make it look like bandanna pattern
Embellish and as desired to finish for a card.

Now for the design teams ideas with this technique