Friday, August 28, 2009

Feature Friday - Guest Designer Piali

It's Friday again, and that means time for Feature Friday with TCC :)

Today, we're featuring a paper piecing project by Piali using Syd Golfer from The Character Cafe. It rocks... Syd Golfer is one of my favorite images especially when paper pieced!

A note from our Guest Designer: Piali

Hi, I am Piali..a full-time Mom and part-time crafter. I am addicted to papercrafting. I love to make cards and gifts for friends and family. Three months ago, I used to be only a rubber stamper... that's when I discovered Digi stamps/images. I absolutely love the endless possibilities of digi stamps. I like to paper piece the digi stamps a lot and here is my card with "SYD GOLFER" ... just love this image. It's hard to find images for male cards... thanks to TCC, this is just perfect.

Here's Piali's card as well as a bit of a visual tutorial for "piecing" it all together!

I just love it... never thought to print on the coloured paper for the background to be green/blue like that. Very simple, yet effective! Thanks so much Piali :)

If you would like to see more fabulous creations and maybe learn another trick or two, be sure to check out Piali's blog (don't forget to leave some love!)!

Oh, and don't forget to play along with us in this weeks' Work It Wednesday (it's a sketch!!!)

Also, last, but not least, The Character Cafe is looking for new Design Team Members! Go check out the details and apply!

That's it for today,
Happy crafting
Kendra & Kelly

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Character Cafe - Blog Hop!!

Yay, it's Friday!!

Hope everyone's having fun on the hop. If you just stumbled upon this blog, then you should go back and start at the beginning at The Character Cafe. There are prizes to win if you follow along, comment on all the DT members blogs and become a follower of the Cafe Blog/website. You will get your name entered in a draw to win some TCC images. Also, there's a discount code (58620271) that you can use to receive 30% off your purchases at TCC store (which you probably already got if you're already doing the Hop)! The discount is good from Aug. 21st at 12:00 noon until Aug. 25th at 12:00 midnight. Further down the post, there's also a Halloween freebie for you to download :) Lots of goodies!!!! Hope you enjoy and have fun.

Now for my project. I used a new release for August called "DracuTy".

The sentiment I used, I created last night. It will be available at The Character Cafe soon.
It will work well with all of our new Halloween images.

I used my faithful water colour pencils...then used black ink on the edges.

Black cardstock from DCWV and orange DP from basic grey.

I used brown ink to ink edges of sentiment and not sure if you can tell from the pic, I used a clear stardust pen on the spider web.

Other Details: Red gem brads, orange ribbon, silver grommets and black rope from my
"friendly neighbourhood craft store" aka. Kendra's craft room. (hee,hee)

Now for the FREEBIE! We've got a tombstone for you to celebrate Halloween... hope you enjoy! Just click the image to be taken to the 4Shared download link.

Have fun on the rest of the blog hop. From here you will want to head on over to Colleen's Blog.

Kelly "The imaginary illustrator" ;)

On a bit of a sad note... Sara is unable to participate in our Blog Hop at the last minute due to family illness and so we're sending her lots of prayers, and adding this little bit to cover the image she was working with... I'm sure when things settle down she'll share with us her creation that no doubt will blow our socks off, but in the meantime, we'd like to introduce to you "Seamour Turtle".... he's a bit wrinkly granted, but I think Kelly did a fantastic job colouring him!!! Personally, he's one of my favs this month :) I think I'm going to do him up right and put him on the wall in my bathroom... I can't wait (already have it all planned out in my head) & I'll be sure to share when that happens!

Well, hope you're enjoying the hop and all the inspiration! "See" you soon, but until then, Happy Crafting :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Feature Friday Guest Designer - Vivi!!!

Hi all, this week we have a super talented Guest Designer showcased at the Cafe. Her name is Viviane, otherwise known as Vivi. We're so excited to have her agree to be a Guest Desiger, so thanks Vivi!

Q & A with Viviane Casale "Vivi"
I am Viviane Casale, 41 yo and live in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Q: What got you started crafting?
A: I started in the crafting world when I first saw a bookmark made with quilling techinique few years ago.. I just couldn't believe that a strip of paper could make such beautiful things.. so I dedicated the last 4 years to quilling, learning how to make cards, bookmarkers, miniatures and others things until I found digital and rubber stamps and how cute they are!! So I have been working with stamps for over a year and loving it...

Q: What could you not live without (craft related that is)?
A: I found so many great tutorials that teach you how to work with a techinique.. I just love it !! I had no idea how many beautiful cards we could do with a stamp.. lol I must confess I would not be able to make a card without the tutorials.. they make our lives so easy!! I'm so thankful to them!!

Q: What is your embellishment of choice?
A: One of the many things I leanrt and adore is how to use ribbon on the card.. oh, it makes the card so charming and elegant.. It is funny, but now I cannot make a card without a ribbon on it.. this is one of my favorite embellishements for making cards.
Anyway, I'm so addicted to card making now that can't stop and don't want to stop...

Here is what Vivi created for her showcase using Bertie n Friend digi image from the July Release at the Cafe.

To see more wonderful creations by Vivi, be sure to visit her blog and show some love!

Also, if you're feeling the need to blurf, and share some more love why not check out the rest of our Design Team creations too... they're all hosting some TCC inspiration!

Billie, Sara, Tesa, Mary, Elaine, Steph, Heather, Colleen, and don't forget to play along for Work It Wednesday hosted by Shelley (you too could win some goods & be a Guest Designer!).

We hope you enjoy what you see and walk away with a bit of inspiration. Again, if you see something you like, it would be great and is most appreciated if you share with a comment :)

Happy crafting!
Kelly & Kendra (& Vivi!!!)