Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CCCB week 22 ~ Tree of Books (My home, my country, Singapore)

Hello all, it is week 22 at City Crafter, more than 1/3 of a year already!!!
Well, as you all know, I like to set my theme based on a city, this time, is not just a city, it is my home, my country, Singapore. Singapore is such a small place, it is a city country, the size? 3.5 times of Washington D.C, tiny huh? but mind you, being a Singaporean, we are so proud of Singapore being top of the list in many ways, one of the wealthiest country in the world, ranking 3rd in terms of economies, our airport, airline and seaport was ranked number one for many years. President Obama mentioned our education system, Mayor Bloomberg visited Singapore to learn how the traffic system work in Singapore, oh yes, I am so proud being a Singaporean.
Since I grew up in Singapore, that is where I went to school too, my childhood, school days..... that brought us to this week challenge "Tree of Books" and by coincident, my all time favorite book is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, it is such a great book, the meaning behind is way beyond a children book, you gotta read it!

~ kirsty 

CCCB week 22 ~ Tree of Books (my home, my country, Singapore)

Here's the inspiration picture
Photo source: wall paper from fanpop.com

Here's what you need to do for the challenge: create a card/project that include the image of a tree/trees  or a book/books. You could also make a bookmark, a book cover, a notebook, coffee table brag book etc. This is not a color challenge, so it is NOT required to use the colors from the inspiration photo.

Here you go, some inspiration from our Guest Designer and Design Team

Guest Designer
I am so thrilled to have Lenet Mos guest designed for us this week, here's a little about Lenet

Hi, my name is Lenet Mos. I'm living with my husband, two kids and two ginger tomcats in Enkhuizen, a middle sized town in the Netherlands near by the IJsselmeer. 
I'm a stay at home mom and just love it, now I have a lot of time for my crafting when the kids are at school. I love working with little kids and used to be a pre-school teacher. (2 to 4 years old) Now I'm a volunteer at a pre-school for one morning a week. Maybe I'm going back to teaching if there is a job opening there. I love crafting as long as I can remember. I discovered scrapbooking about 5 years ago, and love it since then, although I'm not really into making layout at the moment. I'm too busy making cards. For a year now, I'm totally hooked on cardmaking and love to play at challenge blogs. I love to use sewing, soft colors, and spellbinder nestabilities on my cards.
I'm very honoured to be choosen as the guest designer at CCCB for this week.

Lenet Mos
Lenet make a bookmark with "Hidden" from the Enchantment Line.

Design Team
Before I go on with the DT's sample, I have a little announcement to make. Our dearest DT June Lanum  had decided to step down from the team, she has not been feeling too well lately and thought that she needs more time to rest, we respect her decision and could only wish her well, hope she takes good care of herself and recover soon. June has been a great help here at CCCB, I can't thank her enough for her contribution weekly since we started the challenge blog 21 weeks ago. Thank you June, please visit us when you have time and we will surely be in touch.  If you know June, please stop by her blog and leave her some love.

Here you go, our DT's sample for this week challenge

Kirsty Vittetoe
Handmade Little Things
Kirsty is getting ready for christmas gift with this card made with the image "snowflakes tree" from the seasonal and holiday line.

Linda Robinson
My Happy Place
Linda's beautiful card is also using "snowflakes tree" from the seasonal and holiday line.

Cheryl Nelson
Cheryl used "Back to school background paper" for her layout.

Ros Crawford
Ros make a notebook with "Audreys Books".

All digital images used by our Guest Designer and Design Team are kindly sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.

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. As a respect to our wonderful sponsors, and to be fair to all participants, to be eligible for the prize, do take note of the following -
  • Please mention City Crafter Challenge Blog and provide a link back to us
  • Please do no cross-promote event unrelated to City Crafter Challenge Blog
  • Link your direct post for the challenge and not your entire blog
**Please read our rules for the challenge under the section "Take Note", as we have a wonderful digital stamp sponsor "The Stamping Boutique" this week sponsoring the digital image for our Guest Designer as well as the Design Team, and generously sponsored the prize for the winner, it is really NOT nice to promote other digital stamp here, it is ok to use it on your project but no promotion of any kind please, thanks!

We are being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique this week, who is offering 5 beautiful digital stamps to the winner of this week's challenge. Here's a little about our sponsor - The Stamping Boutique.

"I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor City Crafter Challenge Blog. My store has been open since September 2009. I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in m my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dashshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen from their charater and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week."

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#22 so we could easily find your creation, then link it 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 September 20th, 2010 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 feel free to email citycrafter@gmail.com. We will try our best to help you with your questions.

A big THANK YOU to those of you that played along last week, and sorry for the delay as Kirsty is on the road this week. Here you go, our winner for last week "One for the boys" challenge is


And of course we can't go without spotlighting these beautiful entries as well
Our spotlight artists are

Sylvia Nelson
Lori Hairston
A 4 Andie
Linda, the funkie, junkie
Lisa C

Congrats to all, please feel free to grab your winner/spotlight artists' badge and display it proudly on your sidebar. Stella, please drop me an email at citycrafter@gmail.com and I will get your prize out to you.

Something fun for everyone
If you are new here at City Crafter Challenge Blog, I want to let you know that we have a little fun place for everyone - City Crafter Party Blog, we organized swap once in a while, the last one was a "pretty things jar swap" and now, our 2nd swap is open for registration, please join us HERE for the "Lace and Doily Swap"! See you there!


  1. Congrats Stella!!! I am so pleased for you ... and Congrats to all our winners ... great work!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners - such a wonderful group of projects this week. Thank you so much for picking me as a Spotlight Winner this week!!! I am honored.

  3. Congrats to all, winner and spotlight artist, you gals rock!!!


  4. Congrats to all the winners!
    I am over the moon and so honored I won.
    Thank you so so much. Never thought I would win; you made my day!

  5. I'm with Kirsty...Congrats to Stella and the Spotlight Artists...you ALL totally ROCK!

  6. Congrats Stella, and everyone else. there were a lot of fun cards this week!

  7. I just love the challenge this week, I am a bit of greenie so had so much fun with this challenge.

  8. thanks for the honor! congrats to stella and the rest of the gals! love the challenge this week, kirsty! wonderful creations by the DT. *hugs* steph :)

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