Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday City Crafter Challenge Blog!!!!! (week 104)

My oh my, can't you believe it, we have been here for 104 weeks!
City Crafter Challenge Blog
is 2 today!!!!!
Happy Birthday
City Crafter Challenge Blog

First I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow team mates - Linda Robinson, Cheryl Nelson and Ros Crawford. These girls are THE BEST!!! They have been wonderful team mate for 2 long years, not only they helped to come up with our weekly theme, go around and leave comments for our entries each week, they cast their votes to pick the winners and make lovely project for the blog, they even contributed lots of lovely prize packages for our winners! THANK YOU ladies, for making CCCB a fun place to be for all.

I am not forgetting YOU, the talented ladies who play along with us weeks after weeks, many of which became our blog buddies, guest designed for many of our challenges, even sponsored a few lovely prize packages, THANK YOU to all, who supported CCCB for the past 2 years, without YOU, our challenge blog cannot be as much fun!

Now let's move on to our Birthday Challenge

Week 104 ~ Case me if you can
This week, we want you to go through challenge #1 to #103, pick a project created by our current DT and case it!
To be eligible for the prize, please remember to tell us who's project you chose to case, show the original project and link back to the original post
So let's get crafty!!!!

~ kirsty vittetoe

Guest Designer

Get to know Lauren.....

lauren bergold is has been crafty all her life, a blogger since 2006, a pixie since 2010, an etsy shop owner since last fall, and a fan of the city crafter challenge blog for two years! she can most often be found in her natural habitat of new jersey, surrounded by art supplies, vintage ephemera, and the world's most patient husband. there is usually a bit of paint, ink, glue or glitter stuck to her somewhere... and she wouldn't have it any other way!

Here's what Lauren said about her project this week

i am SO EXCITED to be here wishing CCCB the very happiest of birthdays, and thrilled with my assignment to "CASE you if i can!"! for inspiration, i chose this gorgeous card of kirsty's from CCCB week #63

not only is it lovely, and completely lift-worthy in its own right, but also, the challenge that week was to create a project using this very lovely sketch by miss ros... so i felt like i was sneaking in a tribute to two CCCB designers... which obviously makes any project TWICE as nice, right?! then i started wondering if i even could work in a bit MORE inspiration from my favorite design team, and it turns out i could: i love the fairy element on this card of miss linda's, and also the way she has mounted it atop a verrrrrry skinny scalloped frame... and these music paper butterflies of miss cheryl's really rock my world, particularly the way she has used them alongside text paper! so i put alllllllllllllllll of that amazing inspiration together and here is what i came up with:

you can see i've used a lot of elements from kirsty's card: the soft colors paired with neutrals, pretty floral elements, loads of stitching, and the big crinkled ribbon bow anchored with a vintage button; then i've followed ros' sketch quite faithfully; plus i've incorporated the fairies and butterflies from linda and cheryl, respectively! then i added one more little twist of my own to honor the occasion of this challenge:

yes, it's a BIRTHDAY BOOK! i made a template for each month in my favorite graphics program and them printed out on clear labels which i affixed to pieces of coordinating patterned paper which make up the pages of my book. and now all that remains is a reminder to you to mark the words 

...and many more!" 

into YOUR birthday book for this week, then go off and create your own tribute to any one (or more?!) of our these talented designers!!!

Lauren Bergold
Please stop by and take a look at Lauren's happy blog

Design Team
We hope to get you inspire with the beautiful projects of our DT, please stop by to see more photos of their wonderful work!

This is a card created by Linda Robinson for CCCB week #91 challenge "Back to Black"
see original post HERE

The following is Kirsty's version

Kirsty Vittetoe

This is a card created by Kirsty Vitteote for CCCB week #97 challenge "It's all Natural"
See original post HERE

The following is Linda's version

Linda Robinson

This is a card created by Kirsty Vittetoe for CCCB week #27 challenge "Rome, the Eternal City"
See original post HERE

The following is Cheryls' Version

Cheryl Nelson

This is a card created by Kirsty Vittetoe for CCCB week #71 challenge "Easy as 123"
See original post HERE

The following is Ros's version

Ros Crawford

Take Note
You are welcome to submit any type of project based on the theme and enter as many times as you wish, but we do hope that the creation is new and original, please do not link creation that have been posted prior to the day of the current challenges. We are looking after our wonderful sponsors who donate time, prizes, and effort with full focus on them, to be eligible for the prize -

No direct selling links are allowed here
Please mention City Crafter Challenge Blog and provide a link back to us
Please do not cross-promote event unrelated to City Crafter Challenge Blog
Link your direct post of the challenge and not your entire blog


Pixie Dust Paperie is a monthly kit club dedicated to bringing you the newest products in the paper crafting industry. Each month, you will received a beautifully designed kit with the latest papers and embellishment, all designed to coordinate perfectly and ready for you to create. At The Pixie Blog, you will find lots of inspiration and new ideas on a daily basis.

The winner for this week's challenge will get a $10 gift certificate to shop at Pixie Dust Paperie

To Play Along
Upload your creation to your blog or online gallery, if you add your photo to an online gallery, please use code CCCB#104 so we could easily find your creation, then link here with the direct link, not your entire blog. Don't forget to link back to our blog so more people can join in the fun!

Challenge ends April 16th, 2012 at 11.59 PM (EST)
We would love you to play along, so come on and join us!

If you have difficulties using Inlinkz, please email citycrafter@gmail.com. We will try our best to help you with your questions.

Thanks for playing along, we had so much fun with last week's "Hats off to you" challenge, here's our winners for week 103

Wendy AppleApricot

and our Spotlight Artists are

Linda B
Scatty Jan
Danielle Vincent
Jenny Martin
Sylvia Nelson
Lucille K

Congratulations to all, please feel free to grab your winner/spotlight artists badge and display it proudly on your side bar
Wendy, please send an email with your mailing address to citycrafter@gmail.com so we could get your prize out to you. You have till April 17th to do that.
Thanks to all who sent in your entry for our week 103 challenge, hope to see you play along with our current challenge "Case me if you can"


  1. Happy 2nd anniversary Kirsty! This is always an awesome place to visit and play. Keep it going!


  2. happy aniversary City Crafters!!! And just look at those stunning projects you all did for this week and also the originals you chose! Wow, thanks for all the inspiration you give newbee crafters like me!! Keep on going ladies! xoxo Wendy

  3. Congratulations girls! Happy Anniversary, keep up the good work and fun!

  4. Happy Birthday to you! i am singing for you!!! Happy wishes and many kisses I have snt to you!!!

  5. Parabéns ao City e a voces, designers queridas! ótimo tema para o desafio aniversário!!!

  6. Happy Birthday, girls. Fabulous projects from everyone.

    Long may you continue.

  7. Happy Birthday to CCCB! I just LOVE being a part of it! Thanks Kirsty!

  8. Happy 2nd Birthday, CCCB! You girls are all amazing! Thanks for the inspirations as always! Congrats on this milestone!

  9. Congrats on your anniversary !! This is the most fun challenge I think I have played all year, I case'd Ros.

  10. Oh my gosh I was so excited to see that my card has been spotlighted in the Week 103 "Hats" challenge! Thanks so much.

    I can't wait to participate in the Case Me if You Can Challenge. Happy Anniversary you do such a great job with this blog and your challenges :o) I'm glad I've found you.

  11. Happy Birthday City Crafter Challenge! Wishing you many more!