Sunday, July 1, 2012

Challenge #1 Nautic

Welcome to Live & Love Crafts' 1st Challenge!!!

We're so glad you stopped by and we do hope that you'll join us for our first challenge.
We've got the perfect summer theme for you; Nautic.

For our challenge you can create whatever you heart desires as long as it fits the theme; scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, gift boxes, paper bags, altered items...whatever floats your boat!
(hehe; that was clever of me, wasn't it?! :-))
Also; if you're a stamper you don't have to use any of the stamp brands Live & Love Crafts is reselling, i.e. Bildmalarna & Magnolia, you can use whatever image you like!

Our challenge is open to Crafters Worldwide.

We only have a few teeny-weeny rules that we ask you to please respect:
Only one entry per person and challenge
Your submission must be a new creation
(i.e. not posted prior to this challenge going live)
You may combine our challenge with a maximum of 9 other challenges (10 in total).

The DT will be choosing a TOP 3, and one participant who will be invited to guest design for the September challenge. Furthermore; one lucky winner will be able to go on a shopping spree at the Live & Love Crafts' Store as the prize is a:

Time to check out what the DT members have been up to, don't ya think?!

The Design Team Members and our two wonderful Guest Designers have mostly used Maja Design's "Life by the Sea Collection" papers, available at Live & Love Crafts in the 12 x12 size.


Becky used:
The West Coast, Maja Design
Seaside Cottage, Maja Design
Scent of Wild Flowers, Maja Design


Tina used:
Island Skerries, Maja Design
Marina Hovering, Maja Design
Compass Charm, Bildmalarna
Pom Pom Trim, Melissa Frances
Vintage Findings - Pearl Centers, Maya Road
Gardenia Flower, Kort og Godt
Hortensia Flower, Kort og Godt

Elin had not yet received her DT package, but found in her stash this fab "Old Sea Map" paper by Tim Holtz. Elin also used;
Cheese Cloth
Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" Distress Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool


 Karita used:
Nautic, Maja Design
Drop the Anchor, Maja Design
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint, Ranger
Cheese Cloth


Materials used:
Regatta, Maja Design
Bottle Message, Maja Design
Sea Background, Magnolia
Dangling Sea Edwin, Magnolia
Dangling Sea Tilda, Magnolia
The Tide Always Turns Sentiment, Magnolia
Vintage Tag Die, Magnolia
Carte Postale Stamp, Inkido
Petite Boat Steering Wheel, Bildmalarna
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vials, Ranger
Stardust Stickles, Ranger


 Elizabeth used:
The West Coast, Maja Design
Bottle Message, Maja Design
Pier Background, Magnolia
Camel Lace, Riddersholm
Compass Charm, Bildmalarna
Garnish Applique, Melissa Frances
Gardenia Flower, Kort og Godt
Pearl String, Reprint
Cheese Cloth

Now; how's that for inspiration???

But there's more... as I announced on Friday, for each challenge we'll have two Guest Designers and this time we have been joined by two amazingly talented and creative ladies.

First out from the Green Hills of Scotland, please bring out the bagpipes for the lovely Kat Grieve:


Kat used:
Navigate, Maja Design

...and now it's time to make the voyage across the little pond, a.k.a the Atlantic Ocean.
 From The City of Angels, Sunny L.A. in California, my dear friend Patricia Garcia (who also designs for Maja Design).
 Patricia used:
Navigate, Maja Design
Nautic, Maja Design

Kat and Patricia - thank you so much for joining us as our first very guest designers.
It's been a privelige having you!!!

Now it's over to you...
Remember; you have a whole month to submit your entry.
This challenge ends July 31st at Midnight UK Time.
The Winner, the TOP3 and the GDT will be announced a few days later.

Good Luck - we can't wait to see what you'll create!!!

Hugs from Sandy & The Live & Love Crafts' Design Team


  1. Congrats on your new chall how lucky am I you have this theme as your 1st chall? gorgeous DT inspiration & great DT members well done all.

    smiles Christine x

  2. Congratulations on your launch of this exciting new venture. The Dt have made spectacular creations. I look forward to joining in.

  3. What fab DT creations!
    Congratulations on a fabby new challenge. I look forward to joining in every month.
    Love,Mel. xxx

  4. Hi Super inspiration and super new challenge !! Just done my first order was so hard as so many beautiful things to play with ! Looking forward to joining in !! ;0)

  5. What fabulous inspiration and a fabulous challenge too I also look forwards to joining you each month Hugs Elaine

  6. Oh my word such fabulous work from the DT. So please to join you with your first challenge cant wait for the next.

  7. Beautiful cards by the DT. So glad to be playing along.

  8. Congrats on your new venture. Amazing creations from the DT. Looking forward to playing along :-) Jenny x

  9. Fantastic DT creations. So glad to be able take part in your first challenge