Tuesday, March 8, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #47 ~ In My Pocket!!!

Good morning ... It's Ros here hosting for you this week with a brand new challenge
You know I love projects and I have been seeing lots of pretty pockets lately ... I adore the whole concept of them 
And you can see from the beautiful inspirational photo just how pretty they can be ...
These beauties were made by Karen Besom aka recycledrita 
So my challenge to you this week is to create 
either a CARD, TAG or PROJECT with a pocket!
I can't wait to see what you come up with 

~ Ros Crawford

Week 47 ~ In My Pocket

Guest Designer
I am happy to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer - Monica Skadsem

Here's a little about Monica in her own words: Hi, I'm Monica from Norway! I have three fantastic children and I am married to the man of my dream. I have been crafting my whole life, and about 12 years ago I discovered stamping and cardmaking - and I was lost!! Some years later a colleague invited me to a scrapbook class, and guess what.... I was lost again! Oh my.... these papercrafting hobbies have really changed my life. It's lifestyle, passion and therapy in one, and I could not imagine life without papercrafting. 
I was so happy and honoured when Kirsty asked me to be a guest designer - and i just had to say yes! I am not share that I have a certain style, but I do love the French Country Style, and i guess I am quite influenced by that. I love to use soft colors, flowers, paint and sewing on my projects - and I always have to distress the edges both with distresser and ink to get the "right look". I love it when it looks a bit crackled and old. I am lucky to be a designer for a Norwegian producer Papidesign - and I just love their papers and stamps! I am also a designer for  Norwegian company called Scrapbookengros - which is a papercraft wholesaler here in Norway.
This weeks challenge was so inspiring and I immediately knew that I had to make a mini album from scratch with brown paper bags. I have used my sewing machine a lot here - and I have spent a lot of time waiting for paint to dry *lol*. The theme of the mini album is friendship, gratitute and encouragement, and I have made pockets to put pictures and "secret tags", I have used a lot of Melissa Frances rub-ons that I think was perfect for both the theme and the style.
I hope you will enjoy this week's challenge, and that you will be as inspired as I was! Can't wait to see your creations! So Kirsty, thank you again for asking me to be this week's guest designer, it has been so much fun!!

Monica Skadsem
To see more of Monica's mini album, please hop over to her blog

Design Team
Here are the beautiful projects of the DT, go hop on over to each design team members blog to see more photos of the project they created just for you!

Ros Crawford

Kirsty Vittetoe

Linda Robinson

Cheryl Nelson

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


This week's prize package is kindly sponsored by American Crafts

Here's a little about American Crafts - Steve and Alma Mitchell founded American Crafts in 1994 with their sons. Together, they quickly built the company into a business catering to the general crafting market. Initially specializing in pen manufacturing, American Crafts produced a variety of gel and ink pens and markers - customer favorites that are still part of the company's lineup today.
In the late 1990s, the company transitioned to focus on creating innovative, well-designed products fro the emerging scrapbooking industry. Since then, American Crafts has steadily expanded its product offering, becoming a trendsetter along the way. In 2009, American Crafts acquired the Pebbles brand to offer an even wider variety of products to scrapboookers.
American Crafts is known for fresh, clean product design and friendly, personalized customer service. Products feature bright, vibrant colors and a contemporary feel, inspiring crafters to record their memories in a fun, sophisticated, and stylish way.

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#47 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 March 14, 2011 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.

Thanks to all the beautiful entries we had last week for our "Spring Fling" challenge, we hope you know that your support is hugely appreciated. Our DT had so much fun visiting each and every one of your fabulous blog, here's our winners for week 46

and our spotlight artists are 

Congratulations to all, feel free to grab your winner/spotlight artists badge and display it proudly on your side bar.
Dru, please send an email to citycrafter@gmail.com so we could link you up with our sponsor.
Thanks to all who joined us last week, hope to see you all again this week!


  1. I think maybe there is a slight error in the end of the challenge. It says ends at 14th of feb. Is it suppose to be march?

    Hugs from Lilli =)

  2. Oops, thanks for pointing that out, I will amend that!

  3. Nps =) I have had alot of fun trying out this one. Some errors along the way, but the result is one i aprove of =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)

  4. Wow, I'm stunned by the DT work this week!! Seriously jaw dropping.

  5. Thanks so much for mentioning my card and thanks for all of your hard work!

  6. oops...should have said scrapbook page! :o)

  7. OMGoodness - thank you so much - I will send e-mail right away - I truly am honored. Dru

  8. Congrats to Dru and all the spotlight artists. such an honour to be up there with them:)

  9. How lovely what a fun idea. I enjoyed my visit to your beautiful blog. Hugs

  10. Congratulations to all, everyone is a winner here, you can't believe how hard it is to just pick one winner, there were so many great and wonderful work here last week, thanks ladies for making our week fun and enjoyable!

  11. This was fun; I cant wait to see all the pockets...tks for the inspiration...

  12. Sssshhh! Don't tell anyone! Those pockets are made out of TP rolls! karen...:)

  13. Wow! Gorgeous design team samples! Lovely!

  14. Woohoo...Beautiful work ladies!!! I've just linked mine....YAY I managed to join this week...YAY...thanks for the chance...and its such a fun challenge to play....hugs...xoxo

  15. beautiful creations! super fun challenge! had a ton of fun playing along. have a great rest of your weekend! *hugs* steph :)

  16. Thank you so much for mentioning my card! :)

    Hugs, Inger

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