Monday, 25 May 2015

Introducing DT Member Lisa

Hi My Name is Lisa (Lisa J when linking up to Challenges!)

I am married with 3 young children.   I  have been crafting since 1991.  I started out learning 3d decoupage and made mainly pictures.  There was no die cutting in those days so I used to cut out each layer with a craft knife.  One picture took me 22 hours!  I then changed over to card making but still using 3d "traditional" decoupage.  I played around a bit with Rubber stamping and colouring but found that the lack of tools/pens available back then hindered a good result or I just wasn't any good at it!  A few years ago I discovered die cuts and chalk and found it relaxing to sit and chalk and make up toppers.  Then I met a lovely lady and now fab friend (and fellow DT Member) who purchased one of my toppers.  She was into stamping and colouring and she introduced me to ProMarkers and the wonderful world of Digi Stamps and encouraged me to have another go at colouring.  I have never looked back.  I love colouring both digi and rubber stamps and experimenting with colours. I have also experimented with different Pens but I don't think I can ever be separated from my ProMarkers.   I love the CAS style and also Monochrome/GreyScale and White on White.  I am particularly fond of all things Mythical and Magical with Unicorns being my favourite Mythical Creature.  

That's about it from me other than I would like to say Thank you to my two Team Mates who have been helping get this Challenge Blog up and running. Without them this wouldn't be possible so Thank You Ladies!

I hope that you like my White on White Creation and will join in with our Challenges once they go live on September 1st and also don't forget the Guest Designer Call Out which will be live for the whole of June so if you would like to be our Guest Designer for our October Challenge please come along and link up your blog.  We can't wait to visit you!

Lisa  x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Introducing DT Member Claire

Hi Everyone

Hope you had a good week.

Time is flying on, Half way through May already.  Won't be long before September is here and the first challenge goes live. 

In the meantime, I would like to introduce to another one of the Unicorn Challenges DT Members.


I'm Claire and I love to cross stitch!  I live in Hampshire with my husband of nearly 12 years and our 7 year old son.  We have a cat who is not helpful when I'm trying to craft! I've been stitching since I was small, I used to do one big picture at a time but am running out of wall space so had to become more selective.  I started making small cross stitch pictures to make into cards a couple of years ago, they weren't very good back then, just the stitching in an aperture card. I've gradually become more adventurous with background papers and embellishments and started entering challenge blogs in January.  I'm now beginning to colour digital stamps with promarkers but art was never my strong suit so I am struggling with the shading. I hope to have something of a good enough standard to blog by the end of the year.  I still do the big cross stitch pictures, I'm doing a reindeer that I'm determined will be a cushion by Christmas.  Then I have a picture of an oriental scene in a fan shape to do and then the biggie - a Heaven and Earth design called Treasure Hunt Bookshelf. It is a beautiful picture but the chart is over 50 pages long  so it's going to take years!  Can't wait to get started though! 
Here's something on a smaller scale that I have made recently.

To see more of Claire's Creations please click on her name to be taken to her blog.

Next week will bring you the introduction of the final DT Member (Oh that's me!) and then on 1st June our GD call will go live for the whole of the month, so if you would like to be our Guest Designer for October then make sure you link up sometime in June.

Have a Great Week!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Introducing DT Member Traci

Hi Everyone

I would like to introduce you to one of the Unicorn Challenge DT Members.

Hi, I'm Traci.  I live in Leicester with my beloved pooches whom are not very forgiving when Im crafting and my attention is taken away from them, they like to be the centre of my attention!!
I have been crafting for many years where I enjoyed cross stitching and knitting. I was only introduced to card making some 3 years ago and was instantly drawn in. This is definitely my addiction. I adore colouring to the point of obsession!  The cards that I make I donate to various animal charities.  I am thrilled to be a part of Unicorn... my fellow DT members are my craft family.  I am blessed to have these girls as friends. 
 The card I have made here I think sums me up totally.  If I can make anything pink, add glitter and finish with pearls then I am in my element 

If you would like to see more of Traci's Creations please click on her name to be taken straight to her blog.

If you haven't already then please grab our badge and wear it on your blog and look out for another DT Member Introduction next week.

Have a great week

Friday, 1 May 2015

DT Member Introductions!

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to let you know that the DT will be introducing themselves to you throughout this month.  The First one will be here on 11th May!

Also don't forget our GD Call Out will start on 1st June.  If you would like to be in with a chance of being our Guest Designer for our October Challenge you will need to link up your blog during June.

Please can you let your crafty friends know about us and if you are not already following we would love you to follow us.  We wouldn't want you to miss out on any news!!!

Have a Great Day 

The Team x