Thank you to all our kind and wonderful sponsors we are able to offer a sponsor prize on all our challenges in 2019

Every Friday we will bring you a new challenge which is ANYTHING GOES but we have an optional twist to make it more interesting, along with the Design Team's creations for extra inspiration!

Anyone is welcome to join in from all over the world, and we hope you will join us when you can!

We are primarily a card making blog but please feel free to link your alternative projects in line with our challenges. You can combine challenges if you wish.

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Thursday 29 October 2009

Challenge # 6 - Sketch


The Top 5 chosen for challenge 5 are:-

1. Liz -
2. Katie Tate -
3. Jo -
4. Kimberly -
5. Christine -

Well done ladies you can now all help yourself to our Top 5 logo.


Thank you all for your entries this week it was a record breaking week for us at Crafty Catz.
This Weeks lucky winner picked at Random is....

Penni at

Well Done Penni please contact me at and we'll sort our your prize!

Now go and check out this weeks challenge!


Hello and welcome to another challenge at Crafty Catz, I would just like to thank you all for entering our challenge last week as we have had a record number of entries, it is fantastic. Kirsty will be back with the winner of the prize and the top 5 in a little while.

This week it is my turn, Suzie to host the challenge and I have come up with a sketch for you and I can't wait to see how you all interpret it, I am sure you will all do a great job.

We have another fantastic sponsor this week and it is Helen at Ellephantastic Cards.

Helen is offering some of her gorgeous digi images as the prize this week.

Here is a little bit about Ellephantastic Cards:

In September I decided to launch an Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts online shop after blogging for just over a year. In the shop I sell my handmade cards, gifts & knitted items, which you can also order, and an expanding range of digi images. I am new to digi images, so like my crafting the inspriation & ability is growing with time.

The DT have done some lovely work as always and I am sure you
will agree. If you have a moment please pop over to the DT's individual blogs and see what they have been up to this week. To join in please add your link to Mr Linky below, please make sure it’s the link to your card and not just your blog, this will help us find it quicker! Remember to pop back next Friday when we will announce the winner of the prize and our top 5 !





Sunday 25 October 2009

Top 5

Evening sorry this is a wee tad late I was away for the weekend.

Anyway this weeks TOP 5 are:-

Please copy and upload our TOP 5 banner to your blog! Well Done everyone!

Crafty Catz x

Thursday 22 October 2009

CHALLENGE #5 ~ Buttons or Brads

Winner of Challenge #4
is ...



Well done Pattie please contact me at

I would Just like to say a big thank you to Elaine for being our fantastic sponsor for last week be sure to visit Elaine at Quixotic Paperie she has some fantastic goodies to offer!



So here it is Friday again, aren't they just flying in!

Well this week it's my turn Kirsty and this week the Challenge is BUTTONS or BRADS, all you need to do is create a card or project and include some buttons or brads or maybe even both what ever takes your fancy.

This week we have another super duper sponsor......

Liz is kindly offering the winner a fabulous prize and will be revealed to the lucky winner!

here's a little bit about Pink Petticoat

Pink Petticoat is ....

... a range of high quality, very trendy, printable paper designs & digital image stamps for you to use in your Card Making & Papercrafts.
Choose them as a 'Zip-Kit' download, your files delivered to you instantly by email, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a dayOr choose a CD. Create your own Personal card making Collection CD by choosing the downloads you'd like us to put onto a CD for you.
Prices start at just £1.99 & you'll find lots of free card making ideas & inspirations to help get you started too!

Hop over to the site and check it out HERE

Given that Liz is our sponsor for this week, Liz kindly gave the team the whole "Tis the Season" collection to make their DT cards for this week, and what a fab job they've done! The collection is amazing! The papers are gorgeous and the images are simply adorable!

So lets see what they've been up to, and as always we cant wait to see what you come up with!





Friday 16 October 2009



Just a quick post with this weeks top 5 . . .

1. Christine at Nana Seaside

2. Beverly at Purplestorm Creations

4. Donna at Craft Headcase

5. Claire at Littlebear Crafts

Ladies please copy the badge above for your blog

Crafty Catz


Thursday 15 October 2009


Winner of Challenge #3

Once again a massive thank you to Heidi at Simon Says Stamp for being our fab sponsor for last week!

Thanks again to all who took part in challenge #3, as usual the winner was picked at random by numbers 1 - 20

And the Winner is .....


Claire please e-mail me at for full info on claiming your $10 voucher


Hi Everyone

Well it is my turn this week, Dianne

Before I tell you about the challenge I would like to say a really big thank you to all of you who entered the last challenge your cards were fabulous!
Kirsty will announce the winner and the Top five on a later post.

This week's challenge is to use the colours BLACK and WHITE and ONE other colour, also some ribbon and any other embellishements you like. I hope you can join in on the challenge, just have fun! Myself and the DT looked forward to popping on your blogs to see your fabulous creations!


This week we have another fantastic Sponsor . . . .

Launched in June 2009, Quixotic Paperie is a treasure trove of papercrafting stash, with a huge selection of charms and other embellishments and a variety of rubber stamps from around the world.

UK Stockists of: Alota Stamps,Belles 'n Whistles Stamps, C.C. Designs, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, SCACD Stamps, Shimmerz Paints, The Greeting Farm and more!

Elaine from Quixotic Paperie has kindly offered up this beautful Victoria Case for SCACD Stamp, isn't she just so cute! Please make sure to pop over and visit Quixotic Paperie's online store.

Ok so lets see what the DT have been up to, as well as our DT we have also had a wonderful creation from our sponsor Elaine. So lets see what you've got!

Elaine (Sponsor)





Saturday 10 October 2009

TOP 5 for week 2

Please scroll down for challenge #3
This week the team have picked the following for top 5
please contact me at and I will send you your top 5 badge for display on you blog!
Well done ladies, keep up the fab creations!
Crafty Catz

Friday 9 October 2009

WINNER Challenge #2 & Saying Goodbye


Morning all

Just a super quick post from me today to announce the WINNER of Challenge #2!

I will also be back later with the Top 5 for this week

Thanks to everyone who took part, again the winner was drawn from, numbers 1 – 20 (Hazel linked her card in the comments section giving us 20 entries)

The winner is ………………….

* * No.4 ~ Janette * * *

of Little Bo’s Place
Well done Janette!

please e-mail me at and I will get your lovely bag of Crafty Ribbons to you!

Thanks again to Ali of Crafty Ribbons for sponsoring us!

I would also Like to say a big sad goodbye to our dear friend Jennie, who has decided to leaver her spot on the Design Team, I hope you will all wish her well

Lots of Love

The Crafty Catz DT xx


Thursday 8 October 2009

Challenge # 3 - Snowmen and Snowflakes

Wow week 3 already.... hello, Carol here... it's my turn to set the challenge this week for Crafty Catz, but before i let you know what it is i would just like to say Thank you for joining us last week and what fantastic cards, wow and those Butterflies, We loved popping to your blogs and having a sneaky peek, hope you all continue to join in the fun. Kirsty will announce the winner and top 5 on a later post.

OK so on to this weeks challenge...
My Favorite time of year is Christmas so thought it would be lovely to do a theme along this, so that's were "Snowmen and Snowflakes" come in to it. Please create your card using both of these somewhere on your card, Most of all have fun and leave a link via Mr linky to your card at the bottom of this thread. please leave the link which is directly for your card so we can find it quicker,

Heidi is our sponsor this week at Simon Says Stamp, Heidi is offering a $10 gift voucher for her store and will also pay the shipping fees.

With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world

The DT have been busy with some inspiration for you, thats if you need any,lol ...please pop over to their blogs to find out more details about their cards.



Friday 2 October 2009

WINNER & TOP 5 of Challenge #1


A big big thank you to everyone who took part in our first challenge last week, it's been so much fun looking at all your cards! I hope you'll scroll down and be sure to join in on this weeks challenge set by the wonderful Suzie

Our first Winner at Crafty Catz was chosen at random by and the winner is .....


Donna please contact me at and I will get your prize out to you!

As well as our weekly winner we also have

TOP 5 of the Week

The top 5 chosen this week are:-

Tammy Kelly -

Vixykins -

Vikki -

Charlotte -

Pattie -

Ladies please contact me and I will send you the Top 5 logo to post on your blog

Kirsty x

Challenge # 2 - Butterflies

Hello everyone and welcome to the second challenge at Crafty Catz, this week it is my turn, Suzie to host the challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined us for last week's challenge it was lovely to see how you all used our colour combo and you came up with some fantastic creations. Check back later to see who won the candy !
So onto this week's challenge which is 'butterflies'. We want to see butterflies on your creations, whether it be on the papers, image or punched, whatever takes your fancy. This week we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, big thanks to Ali xxx

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbon and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others.

Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths, we even have a ribbonbox to keep them in!

With a few simple instructions turn your hand to ribbon embroidery, with soft and delicious sheer or pure silk ribbons. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects, they use nothing but ribbon. Go on, have a try... It's worth it !

This is the prize which is up for grabs this week -

The DT have done some lovely work as always and I am sure you will agree. If you have a moment please pop over to the DT's individual blogs and see what they have been up to this week. To join in please add your link to Mr Linky below, please make sure it’s the link to your card and not just your blog, this will help us fi
nd it quicker! Remember to pop back next Friday when we will announce the winner of the prize and our top 5 !