Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Challenge #46 Dies and Punches

Before we get onto the new challenge I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have left such lovely tributes to Dawn on both my post and Craig's they mean a lot to us all.
I have been running the challenge in Dawn's absence for most of the last year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to all of the Design Team for their support over what has been a difficult time and I hope we can continue to work together to keep Dawn's memory alive with this challenge.
Carol x


Welcome back to a new challenge here at Crafting for all Seasons, a big thank you to those of you who entered our 'Colour Inspiration' challenge, there were so many lovely entries, we all enjoyed looking at your fabulous projects and hope you will join us again for our new challenge.
Willkommen zurück zu einer neuen Challenge hier bei Crafting for all Seasons. Ein großes Dankeschön an diejenigen unter euch, die an unserer "Farbinspiration"-Challenge teilgenommen haben, es gab so viele zauberhafte Beiträge. Wir haben es alle sehr genossen eure fabelhaften Projekte zu bestaunen und hoffen dass ihr auch bei unserer neuen Challenge wieder mit dabei seid.

Our theme for you this fortnight  is "Dies and Punches".
Unser Thema für die kommenden 14 Tage ist "Stanzen und Stanzer"

Our sponsor this time is : 
Unser Sposnor ist diesmal:

Kenny K who are offering a prize of 5 digital images

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! 
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.

The randomly drawn winner from Challenge #45 "Colour Inspiration" is:
Der zufällig gezogene Gewinner der Challenge #45 "Farbinspiration" ist:
Please email Carol to claim your prize before the start of the next challenge.
Bitte schickt Carol vor dem Start der nächsten Challenge eine Email um euren Preis zu erhalten.

Our Top Three as chosen by the DT are:
Unsere, vom DT ausgesuchten, Top Drei sind:



Congratulations, please take your well deserved Top Three banner from the side bar and display it on your blog.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, bitte schnappt euch den wohlverdienten Top 3 Banner aus der Sidebar und zeigt ihn auf eurem Blog.

Here are the DT’s projects using the fabulous images from our sponsors. (Click on the names to be taken to their blogs).
Hier sind die Projekte des DT, erstellt mit den fabelhaften Motiven unserer Sponsoren. (Klickt auf die Namen um zu den Blogs der einzelnen Team-Mitglieder zu kommen).


 Carly taking a little break

Carol using own image from Kenny K


Cindy using Cheers Dude from Kenny K



Many thanks to our sponsor for the wonderful images and sponsorship they have provided.
Vielen Dank an unseren Sponsor für die wundervollen Motive und das Sponsoring im Allgemeinen.


Now it's your turn to get crafting and join us for our 'Dies and Punches' challenge.
Nun ist es Zeit für euch das Bastelmaterial hervorzuholen und euch an unserer "Stanzen und Stanzer" Challenge zu beteiligen.

Please note we have changed the rules slightly and now have a 3 entry maximum.
Bitte beachtet, dass wir unsere Challengeregeln etwas abgeändert haben und nun nur noch maximal 3 Beiträge pro Person zulassen.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A message from Craig Austin (Dawn's husband)

This is Craig, Dawn Austin's husband. Thanks so very much for everyone's out-pouring of kind words, thoughts and reflections on Dawn's love for life and crafting. I'm so glad you all touched Dawn’s heart over the years with your mutual passion for a wide range of crafting.
Seeing this blog string in Dawn's memory last evening was very timely. I was in the process of preparing a Eulogy. I've designed the Eulogy around specific "reflections" on what was meaningful in life to Dawn. I have included her love for crafting and touches with you folks as "Reflection #3 - CRAFTY" . . .
Reflection #3): CRAFTY -- Dawn was an avid crafter. She liked creating anything and everything from it’s small individual pieces leveraging all the creativity afforded her by God. With years of experience and exceptional skill, Dawn ran a couple crafting blog sites with the interest of fostering and sharing ideas as well as competition among crafting enthusiasts. Dawn’s crafting competitions drew world-wide interest from the crafting community.
Thank you all for adding joy to Dawn's life over the years.
Respectfully,
Craig, Kyle and Megan Austin

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sad,Sad News

It is with much heartache that I have to tell you that sadly Dawn (the owner of this challenge) passed away yesterday morning. She had been battling breast cancer for some time and put up a very brave fight never giving up hope that she could beat the illness or that a cure would be found.
Dawn started this challenge nearly two years ago and it has gone from strength to strength, I hope we can keep it going in her memory.
Our thoughts are with Craig, Kyle, Megan and all Dawn's family as they come to terms with their loss.

Rest in Peace Dawn, heaven just gained a crafting angel.

Carol and all the Design Team

Challenge #45 Colour Inspiration

Welcome back to a new challenge here at Crafting for all Seasons, a big thank you to those of you who entered our 'Buttons and Bows' challenge, there were so many lovely entries, we all enjoyed looking at your fabulous projects and hope you will join us again for our new challenge.
Willkommen zurück zu einer neuen Challenge hier bei Crafting for all Seasons. Ein großes Dankeschön an diejenigen unter euch, die an unserer "Knöpfe und Schleifen"-Challenge teilgenommen haben, es gab so viele zauberhafte Beiträge. Wir haben es alle sehr genossen eure fabelhaften Projekte zu bestaunen und hoffen dass ihr auch bei unserer neuen Challenge wieder mit dabei seid.

Our theme for you this fortnight  is "Colour Inspiration" using this delightful palette from Design Seeds
Unser Thema für die kommenden 14 Tage ist "Farbinspiration"


sundae brights

Our sponsor this time is : 
Unser Sposnor ist diesmal:

Jani's Kreativwelt who is offering a prize of 3 digital images
(Pst...the special thing about these stamps is, they can't be bought anywhere, 
you have to win to get them)
 Jani's Kreativwelt spendiert einen Preis von 3 digitalen Motiven
(Psst...das besondere an diesen Stempel ist, dass sie nirgendwo gekauft werden können, 
ihr müsst sie gewinnen um sie zu bekommen)

The randomly drawn winner from Challenge #44 "Buttons and Bows" is:
Der zufällig gezogene Gewinner der Challenge #44 "Knöpfe und Schleifen" ist:

Please email Carol to claim your prize before the start of the next challenge.
Bitte schickt Carol vor dem Start der nächsten Challenge eine Email um euren Preis zu erhalten.

Our Top Three as chosen by the DT are:
Unsere, vom DT ausgesuchten, Top Drei sind:



Congratulations, please take your well deserved Top Three banner from the side bar and display it on your blog.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, bitte schnappt euch den wohlverdienten Top 3 Banner aus der Sidebar und zeigt ihn auf eurem Blog.

Here are the DT’s projects using the fabulous images from our sponsors. (Click on the names to be taken to their blogs).
Hier sind die Projekte des DT, erstellt mit den fabelhaften Motiven unserer Sponsoren. (Klickt auf die Namen um zu den Blogs der einzelnen Team-Mitglieder zu kommen).

Bianca using Triceratops from Jani's Kreativwelt

 Carly (taking a break)

Carol using Schneemann from Jani's Kreativwelt



Cindy using her own image

Dawn using Schneemann from Jani's Kreativwelt

Jani using using Cupcake from Jani's Kreativwelt

Pauline using her own image

Many thanks to our sponsors for the wonderful images and sponsorship they have provided.

Vielen Dank an unseren Sponsor für die wundervollen Motive und das Sponsoring im Allgemeinen.



Now it's your turn to get crafting and join us for our 'Colour Inspiration' challenge. 
Nun ist es Zeit für euch das Bastelmaterial hervorzuholen und euch an unserer "Farbinspiration" Challenge zu beteiligen.


Please note we have changed the rules slightly and now have a 3 entry maximum. 
Bitte beachtet, dass wir unsere Challengeregeln etwas abgeändert haben und nun nur noch maximal 3 Beiträge pro Person zulassen.