Sunday, 1 March 2015

It's March and Anything Goes!

Hopefully Spring is on its way now and we have, "Anything Goes!", as our challenge. Our sponsor is the lovely Di's Digis who are offering a $12 voucher to their online digi store (well worth a visit!)

We are also delighted to announce that we have two new members who have joined our DT this month 
MONIKA (entry 171)


LYNDA (entry 156)

Our Design Team have really enjoyed the freedom of creating whatever they like and we hope that you enjoy their creativity!

Happy Crafting!
Denyse, Isobel and the CGDT

 (this was a cheese box!!!)


(from TP rolls and gorgeous Tim Holtz idea-ology paper "Wallflower")

(using her own hand drawn images)



(her own original art work)



From a workshop with  Karen Clare



Hand Crotcheted

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Use a Stamp or Digi for February!

This month we have a fabulous Challenge for you as we have two wonderful sponsors with three prizes!
Our first sponsor is the ever delightful Kenny K, who are offering two prizes of their gorgeous digi images, two images can be chosen  a winner picked at random, and two by a chosen winner.

We are also delighted to say that Jelly Park are back up and running with a BRAND NEW website, featuring their delicious digi images!
Jelly Park are offering a bundle of images to a winner who will be chosen.

The challenge is, "Use a stamp or DIGI", so we look forward to seeing your entries!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGE DT


You will need to be happy to be part of a secret group on Facebook, happy working with digi stamps, have a blog, comment and produce 1 piece of work a month!

Denyse Using Princess Image from Jelly Park Post Pals Group
PLEASE consider joining the group by following the link HERE you will be given a FREE image to use. You send your card to a seriously ill child and are then given another free image to create your next card. This is SO WORTHWHILE, I have received two photos of children with cards that I have made and their faces are so joyful!


Andree using Craft Star


Adele using Retro Selfie

Karola using Texting Friends

Isobel using Anime Drummer

Ileana using Retro Selfie

Daria using Craft Star

Tamie using Inspector Em

Wendy using Retro Selfie


Beth using Anime Drummer

Sentiments from Social Media Sentiments

Denyse Using Thank You from previous Jelly Park Collection

Thursday, 1 January 2015

A New Year and A New Challenge! ANYTHING GOES!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you all enjoyed a Happy and Healthy Christmas and are ready to face a New Year!
The news that the UK Government has decided to apply tax to digital downloads is not good for our crafting industry and has forced many small companies to close. We are hoping that we can continue our Challenge Blog, although we are reshuffling sponsors as websites close.
Our news is that this month we are joined for the first time by our three new members, Andree, Karola and Wendy and we say a sad farewell to La-Vie and Caroline, we wish you well in your future endeavours.
So, this month our sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and the theme is, "Anything Goes". The winner will receive three digis of their choice, chosen at random and of course we will choose winners based on merit, for a badge.

Our design team really enjoyed working with the images and these are their fabulous projects!
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Crafty 2015,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGE DT
Andree using Honey Anime

Karola using Cupcake Honey

Wendy using Emo Honey 

Denyse using Honey Anime

Beth using Cupcake Honey

Adele using Honey Emo

Dawn using Crafty Honey Markers

Tamie using Honey Emo

Saturday, 27 December 2014

New DT Members!

Thank you to everybody who applied to be on our Design Team. We had a massive response, and whilst it was very difficult to choose our final three, it was great to look at all of your beautiful work.
We have replied to everybody who applied for a position, and a very grateful for the responses we received. 
So without further ado I would like to welcome our three new members.....

Andree, Karola and Wendy!


My name is AndrĂ©e and I've been a freelance card designer and demonstrator since 2007. I don't really have a style of cardmaking, I like to try a bit of everything. I live in a corner of South West Wales where we have spent the past five and a half years renovating an old property so I can have my own craft room .This is my favourite of my recent cards xx


Hi, my name is Karola and I currently live in Cambridgeshire in England, although I'm originally from Finland. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My Grandma, who worked as a dressmaker, has always been sewing and knitting. She taught me to knit and I can remember knitting clothes for my Snoopy doll when I was young. I also used to knit my way through my lectures at Uni. Over the years I have tried many types of crafts such as glass fusing, knitting, crochet, beading, sewing and cross stitching. Currently my main passion is paper crafting and particularly card making and stamping. I love online card challenges and seeing all the talent, inspiration and encouragement the online community of crafters has to offer. I have also inherited a love for cooking and baking from my Mum and I have lately been attempting to do some gardening, with varying success. I have a crafting blog called InvisiblePinkCards and a food blog called InvisiblePinkFood.


Hi I'm Wendy, I've been crafting in some sort or another for most of my life, but have been paper crafting seriously  for about 3 years now. All my crafting is done in the evenings, as I have 2 kids and work full time in the motor trade. My predominant style is vintage and shabby chic, but I do love to experiment with different techniques and genres, particularly taking paper crafting away from cards and using it in other projects. Love this card, coloured using Distress Markers, sooo me!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Merry Christmas and Anything Goes!

Well I can't believe it is December the first and Isobel and I have been working with our lovely DT for a whole year! We would like to say thank-you to all of them for their amazing hard work, stunning creations and friendly attitude!
We are losing the lovely La-Vie this month and wish her well for the future, thank you for your beautiful creations this year la- Vie!
We will be adding the names of our new DT members shortly.
This month we are sponsored once again by Beccy's Place and the prize is 3 digi stamps or a set of digi stamps, of your choice. There are some gorgeous digis to be had so please pop over to Beccy's Place to have a look!

We hope that you can join us for our last challenge of the year, the theme is Anything Goes!
Wishing you all a Happy, Crafting Christmas,
Denyse, Isobel and the CGE DT

La-Vie using Poinsettia Swag

Gemma (Homemade Bath Bomb, box and card)

Ileana using Gingerbread House

Dawn using Snowy Snowflake

Beth using Candy Canes



Tamie using Snowman Fence

Daria using Gingerbread House