Sunday 28 January 2018

Love 2 Create - last reminder as challenge #4 closes today

Just a quick reminder to everyone that Challenge #4 ends tonight at midnight which means you still have a little time to add your project.

All details for Challenge #4 can be found HERE.

Also if you would like to be a GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges remember to add GDT after your name or alternatively email Lou Sims for more details. Please put 'GDT position' in the subject header.

Join us next week for another new challenge but until then ... happy crafting to you all ...,

Love 2 Create DT

Sunday 21 January 2018

Welcome our Guest Designer Norma

Again, we are very pleased to welcome another Gust Designer here at Love 2 Create challenges and this week it's the very talented Norma Pechir Holland. You can check out all of Norma's wonderful creations on her beautiful blog - Creating and Sharing It

Here is a little bit about Norma ...


Hi, I’m Norma. I born in Mexico City, but I live in New York. Crafts have been part of my life since I can remember. Most of the things that I know I learned them from my mom, my life was around art because of her.
She taught me about mix media when I was 15 and even when I’m not as good as her, I love to make some projects for my house or for my good friends.

Below is the wonderful project Norma has created for her GDT spot ...

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To make my project, I recycle a box of cheese, each time that I got that cheese, I have in my mind that something is possible with that box, and today was the day.
I used a piece of paper of the Belle Papillon Collection, that I love, some flowers from my stash and the beautiful butterflies from the same collection. 

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I'm sure you will agree that it is a beautiful upcycling project - thank you Norma for joining in with us at Love 2 Create challenges.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Love 2 Create - Winners & Top 3 for Challenge #3

Happy Sunday everyone and we're here to share the winner and top 3 from challenge #3. Remember you still have until 28th January 2018 to enter our current challenge - details here - we'd love it if you could play along/create with  us.

Winner of Polkadoodles prize
(Chosen by
Debs from Deb's Bat Cave

Congratulations Debs. To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles directly, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Claim code is L2Cwk3. Have fun choosing your goodies.

Top 3
(in no particular order)

Finally and by no means least, could the following please email me (Lou Sims) regarding a GDT position on Love 2 Create challenges. Please add 'GDT position' in the subject bar to ensure your email doesn't get added to the junk folder by mistake.

(from Kyms Crafty Cards)
Many congratulations to you all and we look forward to seeing you again at Love 2 Create Challenges.

Sunday 7 January 2018

Love 2 Create Challenge #4 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had great fun bringing in 2018, whether that was partying or even creating. As it's the start of a new year, it means another new challenge at Love 2 Create. A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on 14th January 2018.

There was a little confusion (from our end), over the winners for challenges #1 & #2 and we thank you for your messages bringing this to our attention. Winners for both challenges have been announced, double checked and can be found HERE or on our 'Winners Page'.

The long winter evenings will slowly be getting lighter but they are still a great excuse to craft, so we hope you're going to join us for challenge #4. Our theme is easy peasy ...

Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

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Our sponsor for 2018 will still be Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop. Have you visited recently? If not pop over now as there are oodles and oodles of new goodies waiting to be re-homed 😇😏😁

You don't have to use our Polkadoodles products to enter but we do a happy dance when you do lol. The challenge will run until 28th January so there's loads of time to play long. Ooohhhh, we must mention that we've a fabulous prize from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by
Polkadoodles Ltd
Prize: £5 gift voucher for the Polkadoodles store.

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Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT. As you can see our talented team have been busy working their mixed media magic for you .....

 Terry:this time for your inspiration I made a Birthday Card. Clean and simple. I worked on the background with Distress Oxides and splashed water all over it this way the colors mix all together. Usually I work with brighter colors so this was a bit out of my comfortzone. After I dried the background with my heattool I Stamped with red ink. I used the butterflies from Nikky's stampset Bella Fleur A5 large Clear Stampset.  I just love butterflies. I colored them with Panpastels and the toplayer I used is crackle accents. Last but not least I placed a happy birthday sentiment and colored them with distress inks. 

I worked with these products:

Gemma: I made this beautiful box and notebook for a friend, the box is an MDF blank and the notebook was made form scratch. All the stunning papers used to decorate both are from the Polkadoodles Beau Paperie 6x6 craft paper pack.

Lou: I've decided to play with Odella Twig digi image from Polkadoodles to create a tag. Odella has been coloured with pencils but then I have triple embossed here adding additional coloured embossing powder to each layer. I was trying to go for a more aged look ...

We're all waiting here eagerly at Love 2 Create to see what you have created, so please link up below ...

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