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woensdag 17 september 2014

New sketch!!!

The new sketch is up at The Outlawz!!
This weeks post is from Darcy:

Hello crafty ones! Welcome to this week's sketch challenge!!
I can't wait to show you this weeks's Sketch! It is a really fun one!!

On behalf of Sandra, Trina, Pat, Lisbeth, Emily, and Margaret, I want to welcome you all to this week's challenge!  We really look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks to everyone who entered our sketch challenge last week. The entries were wonderful and amazing.  We hope you'll join in the fun again this week as w
e're very eager to see what you will make with this week's sketch :-)
Remember you can create anything, a card, tag, scrap page, as long as the sketch is your inspiration and recognizable.
Our sponsor for the month of September is incredible Aurora Wings! Mitzi will give a prize of $10 coupon to use at her store for digital images.
Are you ready for the sketch?!?!
And now for some inspiration from our fantastic Sketch team!

Pat has made a stunning card using "Marie Antoinette" by Aurora Wings. So gorgeous!

Emily is on vacation. Lucky girl!!!

Margaret's version of "Orchid Fairy" by Aurora Wings is absolute eye candy!! Wow!

Sandra also used "Orchid Fairy", but in greens and blues! Spectacular! and I love the window!
Sandra's coloring skills are amazing with this beauty! See the sparkle!!

Lisbeth is on break

And I used "Harlequinade" from Aurora Wings. Such fun to color and in my favorite colors, too!
Hope you enjoyed looking at our cards and that you found some inspiration to take part in the Sketch Challenge!! We would really love to see what you come up with!

dinsdag 16 september 2014

woensdag 10 september 2014

sketch challenge september 10

Hello everyone,
Welcome to this weeks sketch challenge!!
First of all we would like to welcome Margaret Gilmer back on the team!!
We're very happy she joined us again!
I'm Sandra and on behalf of Trina, Pat, Lisbeth,Emily, Darcy and Margaret, I want to welcome you all to a to this week's challenge, we hope you all join this new sketch!
Last weeks entries were stunning and beautiful, and we hope to inspire you with our cards, and that you all like the sketch for this week.
So.....we can't wait to see what you will make with this week's sketch !!
Get creative and inspire us too with your beautiful projects!
Remember you can create everthing, a card, tag, scrap-page, as long as the sketch is your inspiration and recognizible.
Our sponsor this month is:
Be sure to check their site, as the images are fabulous!!!
This is the sketch for this week:
Now it's your turn!!!!
Remember that the sketch is for inspiration. Feel free to flip, rotate, re-size so long as we can see how the sketch lead to your creation...
We can't wait to see what you all create from our new sketch .
Here are the inspiration cards from our DT:
It seem we all love this cute little penguin :-)
makes a fabulous re-entry to our team with this gorgeous card, I love that big snowflake and the colors!
Gives us a stunning card, beautiful coloring and colors!

So cute, beautiful coloring on the penguin!

Beautiful background paper and ribbon!
I used Dandelion sprite for this week, such a cute image!
So now it's your turn, show us your projects using this sketch!!

We hope everyone joins!!

dinsdag 9 september 2014

new challenge on TTCRD

Through The Craft Room Door
Paper Craft Magazine, September 2014 Issue
Is now available for your viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door website: http://craftrmdoor.ning.com. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create. Come see Colleen Schaans craft room - trust me it will knock you off your feet - it totally rocks. Art by Miran is this issues Feature Digi artist and has given the subscribers the sweetest images for you to download. Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.

The new challenge is up on The Craft room door!!
That means another chance to win  a great prize, sponsor this week is TTCRD!!

This is y DT card for this week:

Don't you just love this little image from Little Miss Muffetstamps??

I hope you will all join this new challenge, anything goes so easy to enter!!

maandag 8 september 2014

Creative bloghop

I've been nominated for the creative bloghop by Darcy Schroeder.
I met Darcy on The Outlawz, and now she is part of our sketch team.
She is a lovely and friendly lady, always willing to help and a great sense of humor!
And now she is also part of our TTCRD DT, so glad she joined us.
Her cards and projects are very beautiful so please check her blog and leave her some love!

  Now the questions.....

1.   What am I working on?
At the moment I'm trying to color an image for the oktober sketch challenges, and thinking of a project for the next TTCRD magazine.
Also I have on my desk some sheets to cut and make a example/card/project for a shop.
I usually have two or three things to do on my desk, and my laptop, :P

 2.  How does my work differ from others of my genre?
Hm,that's hard to tell, I think everyone has his/hers own style.
I color on most of my projects with copics, I use sketches I make, and sometimes it is CAS, sometimes it is more decorated.It depends of the image and how big I printed it.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I craft because it is so relaxing to color.
I love to start with a blank paper, print an image and make something people like.

4. How does my creation process work?
For most  of my projects I start with a sketch.
For every week we have another sketch challenge, so the sketches are the first thing to make.
I print the images and color 4 or 5 images.
Then I have to think very hard if the image fits the sketch, sometimes I have to print again to fit in a sketch :-)
Look for papers and put it all together.If I'm ahead for my sketches and TTCRD DT cards, i just color an image I like, put it aside for a while  and make a card later, I love the coloring process.

 Now its time to nominate 3 people for the Blog Hop.
I have to nominate 3 people with blogs.

I'd like to nominate:

Sandi Hugget.

Sandi is one of the most creative people I now.
She make beautiful digistamps and gorgeous cards,her coloring is fabulous
We met at The Outlawz a few years ago, and she was teamleader of the sketchteam.
She is also a great teacher, when she resigned as teamleader I took over and she learned me everything!!

Cara Malmrose.
Cara is a very creative person, I met her also on The Outlawz and on TTCRD.
She is very sweet and great to chat with, or to play a little game on the computer/phone :D 
Cara is a Jack of all trades, good in communication and great in crafting!
I loved to see the photo's she took in Japan when she visited her daughter.

Emily Shroom.
Emily is a wonderful crafter, living in Australia.
She has the most gorgeous creations and every time I wonder how she does that!!
Her cards are put together so very well!
She is also on the sketchteam, we were very glad Emily was able to join us.
I know she will be on a trip soon and can't wait to see her photo's too.

Well now you have read my words you can go and enjoy our Blog Hop
with three wonderful crafters...

zondag 7 september 2014

The new magazine of TTCRD is available!!!!!

The Fall 2014 Through The Craft room door magazine is published for your viewing in the "Subscibers Only Area:  It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can crate. Come see Colleen Schaan's craft room - trust me it will knock you off of your feet- It totally rocks.  Art By Miran is this month's Feature Digi artist and has given the member the sweetest images for you to download. Come on over and see! You need to go to the top of the page and click on subscription/renewals. I look forward to seeing you there!!!

woensdag 3 september 2014

New sketch!!

We have another sketch for you and this weeks posting is from Emily!

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's sketch challenge!

On behalf of Darcy, Lisbeth, Pat, Sandra, Trinaand myself, I want to welcome you all to this week’s challenge.  Thanks to everyone who entered our sketch challenge last week, the entries were all beautiful.  We’re looking forward to seeing you join in the fun this week and how you interpret the sketch.

Remember you can create anything, a card, tag, scrap page, as long as the sketch is your inspiration.  You can also flip, rotate and resize the sketch so long as we can recognise it.

As it’s a new month we have a new sponsor, the amazing Aurora Wings

Mitzi generously provided our design team beautiful images to play with and the winner of our September challenge will receive $10 worth of digital stamps of their choice from her Etsy shop!

Here’s this week’s fabulous sketch.
Now here’s some inspiration from the awesome sketch DT.
has created a beautiful Chinese inspired card with the Chinese Woman with Erhu in Peony Garden image matching the designer papers and colours of her image perfectly and adding a simple elegance through the use of black mats.
These images are so gorgeous and the colouring from the DT so amazing they deserve a close-up, here's Trina's image, so beautifully done it looks like it came from a classic Chinese scroll.
richly toned card features Sisterhood and is gorgeously warm and autumnal.  I love the colours and the elegant simplicity of the metal discs for embellies.
Take a closer look at Sandra’s fabulous colouring, she’s really nailed the feathers and the owls!
card features Orchid Fairy.  I love the beautiful, soft lilac tones and how perfectly the wings are coloured to give the impression of translucency.
In the close-up you can really see how Pat has created a stunning watercolour effect with her colouring that is just perfect for the image.
used Warrior and his Pack of Wolves on her masculine card.  I love the pop of red on his tunic and those metal triangle embellies.
And here’s a close up of Darcy’s beautiful colouring of the image, the fur on the wolves is just perfect!

Lisbeth (will be back soon)
I’ve used the beautiful Marie Antoinette on my card, which I just had to go vintage and shabby chic on given the image.
Just look at how beautifully drawn the image is, my absolute favourite Marie Antoinette inspired digi.

Now hopefully we’ve inspired you as we would love to see what you create with this sketch!