Friday, 18 December 2015

Guest Designer: SARA EMILY aka sarascloset

Hi there!

We have a special guest here with us today! We have invited the lovely and beautifully talented Sara Emily aka sarascloset to guest design for us today!

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Hello! My name is Sara Emily, otherwise known as sarascloset, which is my blog name and also where I do most of my crafting. I live in Wilmington, North Carolina in the USA, just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. I am married and have 17 year old boy/girl twins and boy/girl twin kitties!

I’ve dabbled in many crafts from stain glass to up cycling discarded furniture and handcrafting the occasional Christmas ornament. I’ve even given a variety of art mediums a try in high school and college. When my sister became seriously ill several years ago, I promised her a homemade card every day until she was better. I made and sent her a daily handmade card for about 18 months without fail. So, I’ve had lots of practice and love making cards!

I’ve loved mixed media even before I knew what it was called, and I love to experiment with products I already have on hand. I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it!


Thank you, Ingrid and the entire talented Design team for inviting me to spend the day with you today! It was so much fun!

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Sara Emily joined the fun and made a beautiful project to coincide with our current challenge...





This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily! I love the gorgeous snowflakes, the colours and textures are out of this world and I am very grateful that you agreed to join us here today and shared your amazing talent with us. We love your work and hope you can visit us again soon! 

Big hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 

& DT xxx 

Sunday, 13 December 2015

MMW#10: Inspirational Image + new DT + surprise!!

Hello there! 

Hope you're all well? This year is nearly over and I don't know about you, but it has been so full on so I can't wait to have a couple of weeks off and enjoy the festive season to the full. I will be spending time over Christmas to spruce up this website a bit. If you come back in 2016 and it looks no different it is most likely because I enjoyed the festivities way too much... heheeee!! 

I have a lot to talk about today so make a cuppa or whatever you fancy and make yourself comfy. Today is the start of our new challenge this time chosen by our lovely Debs. There is Christmas all around and we thought we'd do something totally different, because we like to invite ALL crafty friends around the world to our challenges, even the ones that don't celebrate Christmas. We made it quite simple for you too... a beautiful natural palette of colours and an image. 


These are the colours for my December Inspiration. Curtesy of Design Seeds.

You can create anything you like, follow any theme (even Christmas), as long as it is a mixed media project, you need to follow the colour scheme and copy our inspirational image into your blog post so that everyone can see what colour scheme you were supposed to follow. Sounds like fun? 

The sponsor of our next challenge is The Old Design Shop... 

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... you have a chance to win 3 gorgeous images from Julie's Etsy shop! These are no ordinary images! These are full of character vintage images that you can use for any art, including image transfers, layouts, cards, tags... whatever you an think of! 

HERE comes to SURPRISE>>>

Because it is Christmas and I'm feeling all festive I will personally pick my three favourites from all entries once the challenge is over at the beginning of January. Each of these three lucky winners will get £10 voucher to my chosen online craft shop!! This is sponsored by me (Ingrid). You can use your voucher in those fabulous January sales!!! Yay! The only thing I ask for in return is that you help me spread the word about our blog so that more people can come and have some fun. You can grab our badge and pop it on the side bar of your blog for a month or however long and/or you could share our post via your social media... thank you very much! xxx

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I have another excited news for you today!!! That's right, you're going to be so spoilt by the time you get to the end of this post! 

I would like to introduce and welcome our lovely new extremely talented Design Team member, Lena



This lady was actually one of our winners and I was so impressed with her style and her knack for mixed media art that I simply had to ask her to join us so that you could be inspired by her art even more. I hope you can visit her gorgeous blog and say hi! Before I show you what our talented DT prepared for this challenge let's take a look at Lena's work... 


...and some inner pages...







Isn't this journal awesome! As promised, here are the wonderful inspirational pieces from the Design Team... 














Yulianna
(image to follow)

How fabulous is this selection of mixed media art?! This is getting better and better each month! 

There is one more thing we need to do today and that is to announce the winner and our FAB 3!! Without any further ado, the winner of our Anything Goes challenge is....



... and our FAB 3 are....
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please could the winner email me to ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail . co .uk to claim her prize and to confirm if happy to guest design for us next month! Thank you!

We had so many amazing entries and it was not easy to pick at all. You have smashed it and totally deserve the recognition. Sod the tea, let's pop a champagne and give it up for all of the above and the 25 following artists... 

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Our DT Call is nearly over. I will not be making any decision until after 15th December so please feel free to email for your chance to become one of the Design Team members. Thank you to all that contacted me so far. If I sad it was going to be the hardest thing to select only one or two it would be an understatement. 

Have a wonderful time being creative and enjoy the holiday season wherever you are! Big hugs to you all! 

Ingrid xxx



Sunday, 29 November 2015

Guest Designer: Beatriz Sanchez

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying your weekend? It's nearly the end of November and I can't quite believe how fast this year has gone! Well, I can't say it wasn't fun! ;) It is out intention to keep it that way and we have a very special post for you today! We are joined by a very talented lady who also is one of our lucky winners! 

May I introduce, the lovely Beatriz Sanchez... 



My name is Beatriz Sánchez (B-art) in the world of scrap. I'm from Spain and I live in Pamplona (Navarra). I live with my son and my three kittens adopted. I met the world of scrap a year ago and since then I have not stopped experimenting, do and try all kinds of things. I discovered it my world !!, as in, binds everything that I like. Photography, crafts, mixtures, ultimately, experience and explore !!. With every job, every day I try to overcome myself and try to learn new things and put my feelings in each. It is a passion. I hope you like my work and mainly to inspire them. I am currently a designer in two blogs of which I am very proud and can see my work on my blog: www.beartehome.blogspot.com.es

Thank you very much again for this great invitation for me a great honor.
A very affectionate hug everyone !!

Beatriz (B-Art)

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Beatriz has a great talent for combining gorgeous textures with vibrant colours. Her creations are full of amazing elements and there is always so much to admire. Her attention to detail is brilliant which is probably one of the reasons we absolutely loved her gorgeous layout. Today, Beatriz is thinking of Christmas! I'm confident that her beautiful decorated Christmas gift bag will inspire to start crafting for Christmas...





 


Oh, I don't know about you, but I'm definitely getting my glitter and pastes out! I hope you're also feeling inspired to get crafting for the wonderful season of Christmas. Do visit Beatriz's blog for more mixed media goodness! 

Beatriz, thank you very much for sharing your amazing talent with us here today! Your make is absolutely stunning and we hope to see more of your creations. 

Our 'Anything Goes' challenge is still running for all who fancy showing us those fab mixed media masterpieces. Can't wait to see them all! 

Don't forget about our DT call! get in touch! :) 

All the best! 

Ingrid xxx


Thursday, 19 November 2015

***MMW DT Call***

Better twice than never! Ha! Please see the previous post! :)

***MMW DT Call***

Hi!

Calling all mixed media artists and enthusiasts!! 

It's time to attack 2016 with some new talent! We'd like to invite one or two talented people to contribute to our challenges on monthly basis from January 2016. I will ask for one challenge project a month and one or two tutorial per the whole year. Not bad, right?! 

We are all friends here and we all enjoy what we do. We like to inspire others with our art and bring fun to the craft world through our creativity and our challenges. 

I'm not going to ask you to stay for a whole year (unless you want to!), but I'd like you to have fun with us and stay for as long as possible. This is not a chore!! We create for our monthly challenge because it's fun! We comment on your gorgeous makes, because we like to let you know that we love what you do and appreciate that you took time to create something for our challenge. So yes, if you think you fit to all of the above, are a brilliant and a unique mixed media artist who really wants to show it to the world and can commit to a little bit of time for crafting and commenting then please contact me on ...

ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co. uk

Please notice the spaces in the email address... You will need to get rid of the spaces in order to send the email. I do this so that I don't get spammed. :) alternatively, you can contact me via our Contact form on the side bar or via my own blog www.ingridscraftscorner.blogspot.co.uk

Don't forget to add 'MMW DT Call' in he subject line!! 

What I would like you to email me: 

- 3 or more samples of your work that will  tell me exactly what mixed media art you love the most, what you're good at, what your preferences are 

- links to your blog/s and your social sites 

- a little bit about yourself as a person, a crafter, any achievements, dreams, etc... 

We will announce the new DT member/s in a special post and they will also be featured via our social sites. 

This call will run until 15th December 2015!!!! That should give you plenty of time to give me a shout! 

I look forward to hearing from you!! 

Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx




Sunday, 15 November 2015

ATC Swap Party RESULTS!!!


Hello! 

Riikka and I (Ingrid) would like to thank all of the lovely ladies who took part in our very first ATC Swap Party! We hope you had fun swapping your little cards with friends all around the world! We certainly enjoyed seeing it action. 


There were 11 entries and every single one of those cards were exquisite! There were 9 participants throughout the swap and all 9 of your will receive one ATC from Riikka and one ATC from me! The ladies who deserve the full recognition are: 






ATC Swap Party

Nouvel ATC

















Thank you all for playing along with our swap. You brought some fun element and a great source of inspiration to the Mixed Media World blog and I hope you can join us again in the future! 

Please email me with your names and addresses to ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail. co.uk and I will pass them onto Riikka so she can send you one of these beauties... 





...and one from me... 


Want to do it again? Let me know in the comment below ;)

All the best,

Ingrid xxx