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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge for the week of 12-11-17 - Little Blue Button

Good morning Crafty Peeps! This is Cara posting for Team B and on behalf of Therese, Hema, Kimberly, Anne-Marie, Sandra and myself …

Welcome to a new Anything Goes Challenge! This week our Sponsor is Little Blue Button with  a $10.00 store voucher


Hello! My name is Olga. I’m the owner and designer of Little Blue Button Stamps. All the designs you can see in our releases were illustrated by me.
All my life I loved to draw. I inherited this from my Grandfather Ivan, who created a lot of illustrations for my and my sister’s classes, he did a lot of oil paintings, carvings, engravings and was very creative till the last breath.
I remember myself visiting their house and watching him drawing and painting. It was such a magical time for me!
I started to draw as I was little. Who didn’t?=) But this love never left me, it followed me for all these years.
I had no chance to attend any art school or faculty, I learn everything by myself.
I always get a lot of support from my family and friends. I used to draw Christmas and other holidays banners for our local village club, for my University faculty and for my friends.
Then I had to put some of my drawings for sale and now this is my main income, since I live in a war zone of Ukraine and have no job.
My main supporters and inspiration are my family and my boyfriend Konstantin, who supports me in all my starts. Thanks to him I discovered digital pencil and he encouraged me to start this company.
Little Blue Button Stamps started its life in December 2012 as free digital stamps company “Digital designs by Olga”.
Later in spring 2013 it was reborn as Little Blue Button Stamps and first Design Team started its work.
In the summer of 2013 we started to produce rubber stamps which were pressed and packed by C.C.Designs company. In Fall 2014 we started to release clear stamps but due to some problems in my life I had to shut down both clear and rubber and continue with digital stamps only.
 Now I continue to create designs for digital stamps and printables by LBBS and clear stamps for Russian store by Tamara Startseva.
It is so hard to be a foreigner in this business, so I am so very thankful to each of my customers for support!

Now check out some awesome inspiration from the Design Team!

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Gentle Reminder!
As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Link up below to play along!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winner and Top 3 Picks for Week of November 28th, 2017

Good morning Everyone!


Thank you all for joining us for last week's Anything Goes Challenge sponsored by  Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Since 2010, Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop - a unique South African online digistamp store – has been providing you with fabulous digistamps that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and often humorous. The store has verified PAYPAL facilities for our international clients, as well as PAYFAST and EFT for our South African customers. You are welcome to enter our monthly card challenges on our Blog at http://digistamps4joysa.blogspot.com and of course “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy where you will receive regular updates on our activities.
Prize $10 to store

And the winner (selected via Random.org) is #48 - Card di Natale
Congratulations Card di Natale!
Please contact Deonna at TTCRDCoordinator@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 4, 2017 to claim your Prize of $10 to the Store and your Guest Designer spot!

This week's top 3, in no order, selected by Cicci are:

Beautiful Christmas card...With a fantastic background and Love the Sparkle
This is so cute card!! Love the cute image and a perfect design with LOTS of lovely details
So cute!!! Love this card so much! I smile when I look at this

Congratulations! Your cards / projects will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of Through the Craft Room Door and will also be placed into a drawing for a $5.00 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced here on the blog January 7th.

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To those of you who continue to play along with us every week, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!

Please Note:
  • The November/December edition of Through the Craft Room Door has been released. Make sure to check to see if you are a winner of a Gift Card to Amazon.com, please click HERE
  • You are invited to submit your cards and projects for the upcoming January/December 2018 Issue. Please check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding requirements or contact me at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the Craft Room Door, please check out the link HERE for more information.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TTCRD- Anything goes Challenge for Dec. 5th-11th

Hi Everyone, Deonna here posting for Team A this week. For Cecelia, Rijacki, Joi, Hayley, Dots2lines and our guest Designer Maxine, we'd like to welcome you to our new

Anything goes challenge.

Sponsored by


Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.
I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby :D

You could be the lucky winner of 3 digital images of your choice.

Now let's see what our team came up with to inspire us
Guest Designer Maxine Diffey using Wild Roses image no 68 


Cecilia Gunnarsson using  Wild Roses image no 68 




Rijacki using Rocket and Rosie, image #84







Joi  using Miki and Shila 






Hayley Warren  using Snow Happy



Dots2Lines using  Wild Roses image no 68 



All Fantastic!

Gentle Reminder!
As always, our challenges are Anything Goes and we love seeing your crafty entries each week however, we must have rules for you to follow to keep it fair and fun for everyone.
  1. Only 2 entries per person
  2. No back linking - all entries must be new and not posted prior to the start of the challenge.
  3. All entries must include a link - back to Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.

Word Verification Blogs are commented on at the discretion of the Design Team so your awesome project may or may not be commented on.

Link up below to play along!