Monday, November 28, 2016

Welcome, Penny!

Hello everyone! I'm absolutely delighted to introduce to you the newest Love To Craft Challenge Blog designer, Penny! She will begin creating with us in our next challenge on December 1st! We are so excited she's joining our team - we believe she's going to be a perfect fit because of her passion for crafting! Be sure to visit her blog - Sunshinepens Rambles - we know you're going to love what you see!

So, without further ado, here's our new teammie...

I am Penny Hewitt, known as Pen (Sunshinepens Rambles), and live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a Partner, Mum and Grandma with 5 grandchildren whose ages are from 4 years to 19 years, where does the time go?

I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years, sewing since I was a child but photography being my passion. Although that has taken a bit of a back seat since starting my blog :)

Being a keen photographer and wishing to share my photos with others I started making Photo Cards and they became a great success. Then around this time a couple of years ago, I thought I am sure I could expand my art work and so Handmade cards developed and have expanded.selling them at our local Village Coffee Mornings and craft fairs.

Maybe I would say I am a perfectionist in my work, if it’s not right with me then it’s not right. But I have learnt over the years that sometimes a mistake is a blessing - if you put your work away for another day and look at it with "different eyes".

I love to try something new, whether it be card making, sewing, painting, or mixed media.

So I am looking forward to sharing my work with you.

Crafty hugs,

Welcome aboard, Pen! We're proud to call you our teammate and look forward to lots of crafting together! :)

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LTCCB #3 Winner & Top Picks!

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Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Craft Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's challenge! I think you'll agree we had some pretty awesome entries, and it's time to announce our Winner and Top Picks!

The WINNER is...

And the TOP PICKS are...
(in no particular order)


You've all created absolutely gorgeous projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! Your projects will be showcased in our Facebook photos!

Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges page above to display on your blogs!

Don't forget our LTCCB #4 - November Anything Goes is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and get crafty! We want to see what you're working on! :)

Big crafty hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LTCCB #4 - November Anything Goes!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Craft Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all your amazing creations! The design team has a tough job ahead of them but be sure to check back on the 10th of this month for our Winner and Top Picks!

We'd like to say good-bye and bid a fond farewell to our teammie, Julie, who is leaving us to pursue other opportunities. We thank you for your service to our design team, Julie, and we wish you the very best. We will miss you. Big hugs from all of us! :)

All of our challenges are Anything Goes! The Crafty Girls have been busy creating some pretty awesome projects to inspire you to play! Take a look...

Please visit our designers' blogs for all the details on their DT inspiration projects and to let them know you love what you see - they would absolutely love it! :)

This challenge will run for the entire month, so dig into your crafty stash and come play with us!

Big crafty hugs,
Leslie & the DT