Monday 7 April 2014

April Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Welcome to April and a new challenge, but first the winner from last month:

Chosen by the winner of 3 digital images from Imagine That is:

Please send an email to craftybn @ (without the spaces) to claim your prize within the next 14 days.

and our top 3 are

Well done girls, please feel free to grab our top 3 badge down below on the right

Now on to this month's challenge which is kindly sponsored by Rick St Dennis

A friend, Dee Moran, suggested the idea of Rick doing digital stamps to donate to OPERATION WRITE HOME which he did-they were so popular that he decided to post some of his more iconic designs on ETSY just on a lark-which he did in 2009.

Gaining exposure and by doing sponsorships for challenge blogs and other online events he expanded from about 50 designs in 2009 to over 400 in 2012.

2013 will see the addition of archive discs featuring designs which have been retired and the addition of work by friends who are also designers and artists.

The idea of digital stamps which at first seemed sort of silly and frivolous has become a product which Rick really believes in-the images are widely diverse, relatively inexpensive, easy to store and certainly more conducive to manipulation than hard stamps, HOWEVER-digis won't replace rubber-there are things a talented stamper can do with rubber stamps that can't be done with a digital image. 

The theme for this month is:

Die Cuts or Embossing

so break out those cutting dies and embossing folders and show us what you got :)
The winner will receive 2 digital images of their Joice from Rick's store

Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team

Copics, Spectrum Noirs
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Dies - Tim Holtz, Spellbinders Labels 18, Simon Says Stamp
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Remarkable



Digi Image by Rick St Dennis

Pro Markers
Wink of Stellas
Tim Holtz Distress Inks In Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac
Embossing Folder
Flowers and Ladybird from my stash.


Image by Rick St Dennis coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tonic Dies
Paper from stash


Image by Rick St Dennis 
Embossing folder small spots
Happer Easter cut with scanNcut
Ribbon & paper from stash




  1. wonderful DT inspriation using Rick's images

    looks fabulous

  2. I have not been able to link up my post? It says no back linking...but I'm not?? Help please...

  3. I tried to add my link also, says needs a back link, do not know what this is! Help!

  4. Have the same problem, no back link but its in my post!!
    What must I do now to link up?

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  6. Thanks so much for choosing my card for your top 3, and congrats to the winner and other top picks. xx

  7. Fun and great DT inspiration...great images!!

  8. Great array of cards and projects from the DT - thanks so much for the inspiration, and the fun Die Cuts challenge! Donna Ellis {Creative Smiles}

  9. Terrific inspiration! Thanks for the challenge.

  10. So glad I found your blog! Just became a follower! Thanks for a fun challenge!