Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CCCB # 9 ~ Venice, beyond Gondola

Can you believe it is another round, and my (Kirsty) turn to host again!
I've done New York City, Paris for City Crafter's week 1 and 5, and now, I am revisiting another of my favorite city - Venice!
Venice is Italy's city on water, when you talk about Venice, you talk about the beautiful Piazza San Marco and pausing atop Rialto Bridge to watch gondolas glide along the Grand Canal. What amazed me most is browsing through the narrow, hundred year old streets, admiring at thousands of eye-catching Venice Masks, this picture captured one of Venice well-known craft.

~Kirsty Vittetoe

CCCB # 9 ~ Venice, beyond Gondola

You can create a card/project/layout based on the following

1. Venice theme (e.g. your Venice vacation photo, mini album, Venice landmark etc)
2. Pick the colors you see in this picture (no Venice theme required)
3. Music score/music notes (use old music score sheets, paper with music score, music note charm etc)

You can do 1, 2 or 3, or combine both, or do all 3, the choice is yours, have FUN!

photo: courtesy of Nick Carlson (www.truelifeimages.com)
Thank you Nick, for letting us use your beautiful artwork

Guest Designer
Once again, we are very honored to have Debbie Marcinkiewicz as our Guest Designer again. Debbie is known for her shabby vintage creations. Her blog Simple Treasures has thousands of lovely artwork to look at. Debbie is also the wonderful hostess of The Shabby Tea Room, she is also in the DT for many challenge blogs. Here's what Debbie has to say.

Hi to all my stampy friends! My name is Debbie and I am a paper and glue junkie!! I've been a crafter almost all my life - dabbled with sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting..... but I always seem to gravitate back to the paper crafts. I used to scrap book when my kids were young, but now that they are grown and in college, I just make cards and gifts! I've been serious about my paper crafting hobby for approximately 4 years and have been blogging for 2 years. My style is shabby vintage - I {heart} all things old, antique, shabby, tattered and well-loved! I love embellishments and I adore glitter - the more the better! Whenever I have free time, you'll find me up in my design studio stamping and gluing away. I am very honored to be joining the City Crafter Girlies again this week as their Guest Designer - its always so much fun to hang out here and be inspired by the lovely work from both the design team and participants. The 'Venice' theme this week was fun to work with - great inspiration colors and OMG.... sheet music paper!! One of my favorites!! As you can see here, I love to make these fluffy, ruffly, tattered flowers with sheet music papers! You can visit me on my blog at http://debsimpletreasures.blogspot.com and http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com. I also host an Etsy Shop here.

~ Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Debbie used sheet music paper to make the tattered flower

Design Team
And now for some more inspiration from our fabulous design team members. 

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty used DP with music notes, and also pick up a few colors from the inspiration photo of Venice

Linda Robinson
Linda used DP with music score as her background

June Lanum
June used embossed music score paper, green music score DP and also musical note charm

Cheryl Nelson
Cheryl used music score paper as well

To see the details of the designer's work, please visit their individual blog

Take Note
You are welcome to submit any type of project based on the theme and combine challenges, 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 challenge. You must mention our challenge on your blog to be eligible to win the prize, and please link back to City Crafter Challenge Blog. Last but not least, the most important thing is that you must have FUN!


City Crafter Challenge Blog week 9 is sponsored by 
You can click HERE to see the description of the prize

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#9 so we could easily find  your creation), then link it here with the direct link (not your entire blog) with our linking system (at the end of each challenge). Don't forget to link back to our challenge blog so more people can join in the fun!

Challenge ends June 21st, 2010 at 11.59 PM (EST)
The design team really looking forward to visit you over the coming week to see your wonderful creations for this challenge, so please send in your entries.

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

Did you all enjoy last week's challenge hosted by Cheryl? We certainly enjoyed viewing every single entry. As always, it was a difficult decision trying to choose just ONE winner from the great work that was submitted, and here's our winner for week 8 challenge!

Ros Crawford

Her little vintage horseshoe is filled with tulle, flowers, ribbons, is so beautiful, and her blog "Mikey's mom" is full of wonderful surprises too, do find some time to visit her blog and leave some sweet notes!

How could we not showcase our Spotlight Artists, these gals' artwork were just too good to be missed, here you go.......

Congratulations to everyone, thanks for sending in your wonderful artwork, without you, City Crafter won't be this much FUN!!! Please grab your Winner badge and Spotlight Artisit Badge and display it proudly on your sidebar, thanks once again and hope to see your entry here on our week 9 challenge!


  1. What a wonderful idea for a challenge, and the photo is so beautiful. I am pretty excited about this one, but so many ideas !

  2. Great challenge.Can't wait to have a go.Just found the perfecy papers.

  3. Thanks for choosing mine in your highlights. Ros's horseshoe was absolutely amazing! There were indeed a lot of wonderful projects! This one is going to require a lot of thought!

  4. THANK YOU!!! I am so thrilled that I won the wedding challenge...
    Congrats to everyone else.....
    Not sure if I will get time to do this weeks' challenge though but my thoughts are with you.....Thank you again x

  5. Thank you for the spotlight award. There were a lot of beautiful submissions so I feel very lucky to be mentioned. Thanks again.

  6. I thought this challenge was great- I was so very excited. I think I might make more then one card :)

  7. I had a lot of fun interpreting all the element of this challenge. Just wish I would think of how to fit 'Venice' in too.

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