March 7, 2016

Challenge #59 Let's Get Sentimental

Welcome to a New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

We would like to say a Big Thank You to Doctor Digi House of Stamps, Faery Ink Angies Cards and Digis for their sponsorship of the last challenge.

Please join us in welcoming Ginny & Tania to the team.  We are looking forward to working with you and seeing your inspirational projects.  We hope you have fun with us!
Thank you to everyone that took part in our Pearls and/or Lace Challenge #58  We really enjoyed looking at your lovely projects.

If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge, please email us and we will arrange this for you.
The First Winner of the last challenge is

#19 Plony
Congratulations you have won 2 Digi Images from Doctor Digi House of Stamps    
The Second Winner of the last challenge is

 #3Lucy W

Congratulations you have won 3 Digi Images from Faery Ink

The Third Winner of the last challenge is

#46 Lena Loken

Congratulations you have won 3 Images of your choice (Excluding Digi Sets) from Angies Cards and Digis

There is a link in the side bar to contact us so you can claim your prize.

Please take our Winners badge.

The Top 3 chosen by the DT are

#8 Coldwaters2 
#21 Blankina

#53 Plony 
Congratulations, please take our Top 3 badge.

Now onto the New Challenge and the Theme is
Let's Get Sentimental.

We need to see a sentiment on your projects please. 

This fortnights sponsors are

Rick St Dennis

Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes.

The Prize for the Lucky Winner is 2 digi images (excluding sets) or 25% discount in the store


All Dressed Up 

Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.

I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.

Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .

All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.

We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.;postID=2501713700607648171
We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

The Prize for the lucky winner is 2 Digi Images


Poppyseed Graphics

Poppyseed Graphics is home to award winning artist Lee Seed. Her work is born of ethereal dreams and magical moments spent in her whimsical studio. Inspired by all things fantastical she weaves together a world of delight and pure imagination with her digital art stamps

The Prize for the lucky winner is $15 worth of digital stamps
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes, simply enter your creations using Inlinkz below.

Here is some beautiful inspiration from the DT using images from Rick St Dennis

using Trendy Ava Fashion

using Pierrot - To Kiss A Rose

using Rosamund and Butch 
using Lil Wizard

using Treek the little monster

using Lavish

using Hi Flyin Mouse

Here is some beautiful inspiration from the DT using images from All Dressed Up

using Abi Ballerina

using 'Abi Ballerina' from All Dressed Up

using 'Hippie Chick' from All Dressed Up

using All Dressed Up Image Hippie Chick

Here is some beautiful inspiration from the DT using images from Poppyseed Graphics

using Dragon
using Fire Fairy

using Fire Fairy

Please welcome our Guest Designer for this challenge.

I'm an art teacher originally from New York State and now retired, living in Florida. For many years I have experimented with several areas of creativity. Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed sewing my own clothes and making designer outfits for my dolls. I love to pick out the little details that will make my clothing or vintage costumes and hand painted jeans look unique.
For several years my husband and I covered arts and entertainment as correspondents for a local newspaper. I enjoyed participating in special events such as the Menendez Birthday Festival, which took place in St. Augustine. For that event I dressed in a 16th century Spanish wardrobe of my own design. I’ve enjoyed the theater arts so much that eventually I tried out and won parts in four local productions including “Grease," “Oliver,” "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Cabaret." I worked as a scrapbook instructor and paper crafting teacher for a year at Michaels, where I learned many new techniques and used a lot of great new tools! I'm currently designing scrapbook pages (scrapping photos of my grandchildren is a great enjoyment), making cards and working on altered canvas and all kinds of boxes. My art work is for sale locally and has been published in a few magazine. I received an honorable mention to a piece I created using an image from Aurora Wings. For the latest stop on my journey, I take part in designing cards for challenges and belong to several design teams.

I love working with cute images and enjoy putting them in scenes. I generally don't use a lot of embellishments. My focus is on the main image. My go to medium has been colored pencils, but I just began working with Copic Markers and I am loving them. I do enjoy trying out new mediums and techniques. Lately I have been playing with gelatos. Life right now is full and busy designing and coloring lots of greeting cards.

 using Abi Ballerina

Now it's over to you.  Enter your creations using Inlinkz below by 3pm on 19th March NZ Time.

Please remember you can enter up to 3 times.

Have fun!  The Creative Craft Cottage Design Team.


  1. Thank you for the top 3 spot, it's an honour!
    Congratulations to all winners!
    Hope to join this challenge too, hugs Blankina

  2. Great sponsors and DT samples. Thanks for the "add a sentiment" challenge.

  3. Thank you for the honor of being your GD for this challenge!

  4. Thank You to the DT’s for making such fabulous projects using our images.

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Anne Lise, Sponsor Co-Ordinator for All Dressed Up


We would love it if you could take a little time to leave us a comment and visit our personal blogs to see what other lovely creations we have, we really love hearing what others think of our projects. The Design Team