Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Ladies, I am so sorry in the delay with the editing with this months post! The cable for my lap top broke, and I have not been able to get a new one until now! 
Thank you for your comments of concern, all is well! :) x

To the winners of the last two posts... I have not forgotten you! Your prizes are all ready to go, I just haven't posted them yet! This challenge blog has no sponsors at the moment, so I sort the prizes and postage myself. Money has just been a bit tight the last few months especially as I have been off work sick! :( 
Thank you for your patients and support in playing along with the challenges! I hope you all enjoy them.

Now! Let me announce last months winners!

First place goes to DeniseC
Congratulations! Email Lucy to claim your prize!

Second place goes to Ionabunny
Third place goes to KhawalaAlhussaini
Congratulations! Email Lucy to claim your bedges!


As you probably have already guessed, this months theme is


The winner of this months challenge will receive an Emergency Craft Kit!
(One kit per winner - colour may vary)

Lets have a look at what our DT has done! 


Lucy ~ For this page i made the background with acrylic paint. I then sprayed ink through a stencil and then stamped the quote!  

Carole My card for this month is an Easter card featuring a fun digital stamp from Mo Manning. I coloured the image with pro markers before die cutting on to Spellbinders Labels 17. I  matted and layered on to both yellow and multi-coloured polka dot papers from Pink Petticoat, from which I also made the punched flowers. I finished off with polka dot voile ribbon.


Saturday, 1 March 2014


Happy March everyone!
Better late than never.
I hope all crafters are well and have not suffered with the extreme weather that has been happening all over. 
Judging last months entries was SO difficult, so we have joint 2nd and 3rd place winners!
So here they are!

First Place goes toLousie F - Punknscrap
Congratulations! Email Lucy to claim your prize!

Joint second place goes toKate  Khawlasa  BaNika

Joint third place goes toKaral S  NanaConnie   Jane Howden Kim B 
Congratulations! Email Lucy for your badges.



The Winner of this months challenge will receive one of these Emergency Craft Kits
(one kit per winner, colours may vary)

This months theme is....

Lets see what the DT have come up with.


Lucy I bought myself an A6 soft cover note book from Paperchase, it has squared paper in side. If any of you take part of have heard of the documented life project, you will know about the tip ins for a moleskin. I play along in a large journal, but wanted a small one to carry with me. This was my first tip in and mini art journal page. Stamps and watercolour paints, with some simple doodles on the edges. I added some paper flowers coloured with Pro Markers.

Carole My creation for this month is a wall plaque I made using Indigo Blu's Jane Austen stamps and die cut flowers. I gave the wooden shape a coat of gesso and stamped over it. I coloured the image with Promarkers and then gave it a coat of Mod Podge to seal. I then made flowers to match the colours of the flowers in the image using  Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies.


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Pink or Red

Welcome to February peeps. Can you believe how quickly January flew by!
Now are you all loved up ready for valentines?

This leads us to this months challenge!
Your Project must have PINK or RED in it!!

Now to announce last months winners!
First place goes to *Rea*

Congratulations, email Lucy to claim your badge and prize.

Second place goes to *Michelle B*
JOINT Third place goes to *Helen* and *Manuela*
Congratulations, email Lucy for your badges.

The winner receive one of these Emergency Craft Kits!
(Colours may vary)

I wondered why the last two winners had not claimed their prizes! And I realised that I had not posted that there would be a prize! So if you were the winner of November and December please email me!!
Sorry for the confusion!


Lets see what the Design Team have done for this month!


Carole Just lately I have been making a lot of cards featuring Zentangle, so for this month's card - which for me has a red theme, I have designed some tangles with a difference - I drew the design on fabric and then used my sewing machine to stitch over it. I embossed the base card using Sue Wilson's Heart Lattice embossing folder and cut the aperture with a Spellbinders die. The stitching is on red felt, which I glued to the heart die-cut for strength. To finish off I added a red  heart ribbon

Lucy ~ This is an ATC i made for a swap. I used a Daler Rowney Acrylic paper ATC. I used acrylic paints for the background. I stamped the quote and the heart is painted chipboard, with glitter and glossy accents on top.


Thank you for playing along with us :)


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

January 2014

WELCOME everyone to 2014 and our first challenge of the year!
I hope everyone had a good evening and that 2014 will be happy and crafty for you all.
Lets announce the winners from December's challenge, and then announce today's!

First Place goes to:
Congratulations! Email Lucy at EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com

Second Place goes to: Elllapu and
Third place goes to: Tanvi
Congratulations ladies! Email Lucy for your badges! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com


Januarys challenge is:
As its so cold and wintery in most parts of the world at the moment, lets have a project that MUST have either BLUE or a SNOWFLAKE on it! 

Lets see what out DT have done!


Lucy: I LOVE the snow, but we have had nothing but wind and rain here in London. For this challenge I used Dylusions ink sprays for the back ground and did Dyan's ghosting effect with water and a stencil. The border is washi tape. I stamped snow flakes with clear ink and holographic clear embossing powder. I stamped the words with Silver ink and embossing powder.


Carole: With the theme of cold: blue or snowflakes I wanted to stick with winter! I made this little polar bear just this week, from a Tilda pattern book and material I was given for Christmas. I gave him a blue background and added a little die cut snowflake to his collar...Brrr!

Please remember: Only one entry and that must have only been in 9 other challenges! 
Enjoy and thank you for your comments!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

December 2013

Where has this year gone?????
Are you all prepared for the festivities of this month?

Sorry for the lateness of the winners being posted last month. I cant always get to a computer in time and I always want to visit every blog to see all your brilliant cards! Always pop back, the winners will be on there!! 

Let me announce last months winners and this months theme!

First Place is *Denise Vr*

Congratulations! Email Lucy to claim your prize! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com

Second Place is *Kathi R*
Third Place is *Verybelle*

Congratulations! Email Lucy to receive your badges! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com

This months theme is.............


I am sure a lot of you may be sick of hearing about it by now! As crafters, you probably made all your cards months ago! So if you fancy doing something different.... please do!!

Lets see what the Design Team have come up with!


Lucy :~ Had lots of fun with this art journal page! For the back ground I used Dylusions and cosmic shimmer inks. The digital stamp and sentiment is from Tiddlyinks. Coloured in with Pro Markers and Graph Its. And of course lots and lots of glitter.


I thought I'd go for the other type of card we sometimes find ourselves sending more this time of year...get well! I love House Mouse, so chose this image of the little cuties nursing the not so happy Hopper to make an easel card

Please Follow the rules and have fun!

Thank you very much for joining in with our challenges over the year! Thank you for your lovely comments! I hope everyone has a lovely time at the end of the year and 2014 is fantastic!!
Take care and see you in January!!!


Friday, 1 November 2013

November 2013

Welcome to November one and all.
Are you counting the days until.... dare i mention the word? Christmas....!
Not long now!

Lets announce last months winners and this months theme!
It was very hard to choose, everyone's entries were brilliant! My other half helped me choose and we decided to have a joint second as the final 4 were so good. 

First Place *Annie*

Email Lucy for your Prize! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com

Joint Second Place *Anna* and *Audrey E*
Third Place *Rachel Fisher*

Email Lucy for your Badges! EmergencyCrafters999@gmail.com

Congratulations to you all. And thank you everyone for joining in the challenge!

This months theme chosen by the lovely Jacqui is.....

Roaring Fires = Steam Power =

The winner of this challenge will receive one of these Emergency Craft Kits!
Picture shows 3 kits, winner will be sent one kit, colour may vary.

Lets see what the Lovely design team have produced this month!


Lucy :~ I loved this challenge! I used the DoCrafts Urban Stamps Cogs and Clocks, that the lovely Jacqui gave me! The image is from Tiddlyinks and I coloured it with Pro Markers. I used Dylusions ink sprays for the background.

Carole - My favourite crafting is when I get to steampunk! For this box easel card I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells papers and Spellbinders cog dies...the wheels actually turn..have fun!



Steampunk Tag


Please follow the rules and enjoy crafting!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on last months post. Much appreciated x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

October 2013

Happy October Crafters and Artists
I hope you are still out there with us, even though we have been absent lately!
Our design team have had various issues in their personal lives and we needed to focus on these things.
So lets get back to it and to this months theme... as if you couldn't guess!!!

Lets see your spooky makes!!!

The winner will win one of these Emergency Craft Kits!!
Picture shows 3 kits, winner will be sent one. Colours may vary

Lets see what the Design team have made!


Lucy :~  For this challenge I decided to use an Octopode Factory Digi Stamp for the girl. (check out the Octopode Factory store on Etsy). 
I also used Stampotique Rubber stamps for the monsters. (check their stamps out on Art from the Heart online store). I coloured them in with my Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I painted the back ground with black acrylic and used a white Posca pen for the border and eyes. Sorry about the image quality! My new doggie from Battersea chewed on the usb cable to my camera! So this pic was taken on my phone :-/


Please take a peek at the rules, but here are the main ones. 
You can only enter once. And the project you submit should only be entered in to 10 challenges in total including this one. Please use an original piece of work.
Have fun and happy crafting!