Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday City Crafter Challenge Blog!!!! (week #52)

Today is a special day for City Crafter Challenge Blog, we are turning ONE!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday City Crafter Challenge Blog!!!!!
Being ONE today, we have gone through 51 fun challenges, I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow team mates - Linda Robinson, Cheryl Nelson and Ros Crawford, they have been wonderful team mate throughout the year, week after week, they helped to host the challenges, write their blog post, created beautiful samples for our challenges as well as going around leaving comments for hundreds of entries, they cast their votes to pick the winner every week, not just that, they even contributed to lots of lovely prize packages for our winners! THANK YOU ladies, for walking along with me and help make CCCB a fun place to be!
Next, I would like to THANK our past DT and GD for their contribution to CCCB, last but not least, THANK YOU to all who participated in our past and present challenges, send in your entries and make this challenge blog as fun as it could be, THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

Now let the celebrations begin......

This week, we are not just having ONE prize, but 6 prizes!!! How's that for a celebration!!!!!
Each design team member and our Special Guest is giving away a $10 gift certificate for Pixie Dust Paperie. So come blog hopping with us

City Crafter 1st Blog Hop starts here
Please hop from one blog to the next following the list below, leave a comment and hop onto the next blog, return to CCCB blog, leave a comment that you have completed the Hop. You will have one week to complete the Hop. We will pick one winner from each blog (DT and GD). Winner(s) announcement will be made here next week (# 53 at our winner section)

Starts here--- > City Crafter Challenge Blog
Kirsty Vittetoe - Handmade Little Things
Linda Robinson - My Happy Place
Cheryl Nelson - Cheryl June Girl
Ros Crawford - Mikey's Mom
Guest Designer Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
City Crafter Challenge Blog

Now that you are back to City Crafter Challenge Blog, how about playing along with us?

Week 52 ~ Happy Birthday!!!!!
Our challenge this week is to case this lovely Birthday Card created by our Special Guest Sylvia Nelson. And don't forget, it has to be a BIRTHDAY CARD!

You can pick up the colors, the shape, the embellishment of this card, or anything you can pick up from Sylvia's creation shown above, remember it has to be a birthday theme too!
So come on and help us celebrate our 1st birthday at City Crafter Challenge Blog

~ Kirsty Vittetoe

Guest Designer
I am happy to introduce you all to our Guest Designer this week - Sylvia Nelson!
Sylvia has been a special guest here at CCCB, I don't remember she miss any of our challenges, she has been a CCCB winner more than once, not just here, her work has been mentioned and awarded at numerous challenge blogs, I am sure you would agree with me. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Sylvia, for helping us celebrate this special occasion at CCCB, she not only made a beautiful card for us to case this week, she also cased her own card and have a GD sample card, thanks Sylvia, 
Sylvia Nelson

Design Team
Here are the beautiful projects of the DT!
Kirsty Vittetoe

Linda Robinson

Cheryl Nelson

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 dedicate to bringing you the newest products available 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 $15 gift certificate to shop at Pixie Dust Paperie

For card makers and those who do not need a huge kit. Pixie Dust Paperie has a few mini kits on sale at The Pixie Blog this month.

Pixie Mini Kit - Poppy ($12.95)

includes 4 DP (12x12), Tim Holtz fanciful buttons and 4 yards of Pixie Crinkled Ribbons

Pixie Mini Kit - Garden Plum ($16.95)

includes 4 DP (12x12), Tim Holtz fanciful buttons and Lavish trimmings, 25 yards of Baker's Twine

Hop over to The Pixie Shop to see more....

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#52 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 18th, 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 "Cheer Up" 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 the winner(s) for week 51

CCCB Spotlight Artists

Congratulations to all, we have NEW winner/spotlight artist badge for you, feel free to display it proudly on your side bar.
Jan, please send an email to citycrafter@gmail.com, so we could link you up with our wonderful sponsor Digital Delights for your prize.
Thanks to al who joined us last week, hope to see you all again this week, I do want to make a note regarding our theme this week, what we want is not just any birthday card, you will have to CASE our Guest Designer Sylvia's card.
Thanks and have fun!


  1. Congrats on 51 challenges and Happy one year CCCB! Love playing along with the challenges this past year!. Here's to many more!!

  2. CONGRATS Kirsty... YAY Happy Birthday CCCB!!!...Awesome... hugs...xoxo

  3. Happy Birthday CCCB! Lovely Challenges and lovely cards from the DT!

  4. Happy Birthday CCCB
    a great place to see
    great creations and
    meet sweet people :D

  5. Happy Birthday CCCB! I've really enjoyed visiting all the blogs and seeing the different ways Sylvia's card has been CASED, great idea for a challenge too. CoB

  6. Parabéns a voces todas, designers da City crafter! Conheci a poucos meses o blog de voces e posso dizer que sempre passo por aqui para ver as criações, os desafios! E sempre que posso (ou que consigo criar...)estou participando porque os temas dos desafios são originais e com um estilo próprio de muita beleza! Saudações!!

  7. Happy birthday CCCB ! And what a chic new blog header

  8. Happy Birthday CCCB and all the people behind it. You're all doing such a marvelous job. Love the new design .... trés chic!

  9. Happy Birthday CCCB! GORGEOUS work ALL!!

  10. happy birthday to you.. love all of your works.. and the challenges are fun...

  11. Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you have many more years here in blog land.
    Your inspiration card is GORGEOUS!!! and the team has made beautiful case cards.
    and now I want to slink off and eat a piece of cake.

  12. Happy Birthday, CCCB! I just completed the Blog Hop and thoroughly enjoyed visiting each DT member's blog. These birthday cards are just stunning!!!

  13. lovely blog hop all of your designs were fabulous in thier own way..now i am off to create my rendition of this card ... -anne-

  14. Happy birthday, Kirsty and CCCB ! I love the new blog look. You and your amazing DT always inspire me, week after week. All the comments left on my blog by your team leave the 'warm & fuzzies', and keep me going. Thanks for a great year !

  15. Thank you all, thanks for support for CCCB and sending in your beautiful work week after week! Thanks for being part of CCCB!

  16. all of the design team members made gorgeous cards. Your little blog has come a long way in a year. I sure miss you all, wish I didn't have to step down but at the time I felt it was only fair to you all because of my frequent hospital stays, you've done a great job

  17. Happy B-day! I am just now finding the site but what amazing creations and loads of inspiration. Look forward to playing along with you from now on :)

    aka papercompulsions.blogspot.com

  18. Thank you for everything; happy anniversary!

  19. Just finished my blog hop :)
    Thanksfor a chance to win!

  20. I finished the blog hop... now do I get my piece of Birthday cake?
    You guys are the best... Happy Birthday!!!

  21. Just finished the blog hop. Fun to see all the different takes on the challenge. Happy Birthday City Crafters.

  22. Happy Birthday CCCB, great samples from you DT!

  23. Love the new look! such a great new header as well! congrats on your first year Kirsty, Linda, Cheryl, and Ros. Miss you June! Thanks for the spotlight artist this past week! Love all you gals! Hope you enjoy your party!

  24. Congrats to all the winners ... well done Jan!

  25. Thanks so much for including my card! It's gonna be a good day! :o) BTW - love the new look...

  26. Haaaaappy Birthday!!!! What a wonderful DT samples, simply stunnin'!

  27. Happy Happy Birthday!! Love all your samples ladies - so so pretty! Thanks for choosing my card as one of the Spotlights last week. Dru

  28. Happy birthday! I just finished the blog hop and now need to make a birthday card. I have enjoyed the challenges and seeing all the wonderful creativity that is out there. Thank you for getting me to move out of my comfort zone with some of the challenges.

  29. happy birthday cccb, what fun it was hopping from blog to blog great artists...... I love the new look of your blog it's trey shabby......
    www.lizzidroege.typepad.com i have such trouble commenting to blogger but i keep trying!!!

  30. Well you girls did it again with a wonderful set of case card examples for this week's special birthday celebration and blog hop. This is one awesome challenge blog and it's all because of all of you. Thanks for a great year of fun challenges, a GD spot, and wonderful encouragement! Happy birthday CCCB!

  31. Congratulations on an awesome first year and best wishes for many more. Your DT celebration samples this week are beyond gorgeous! Thanks for a fun opportunity to play!


  32. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you!!Yahaha way to go ladies...
    I could not think of a better person to be with you than the very sweet Stella..
    I hope to join in and get round all your beautiful Blogs soon..Big (((hugs)))
    Fab Fab Inspo as always a real pleasure) x

  33. I finished hopping and I thoroughly enjoyed the inspiration at each blog…thank you for that, ladies!

    Happy Birthday, CCCB!

  34. Thanks Ros for your sweet comment, yes I made my cake just for you guys. I was feeling so frustrated because the colors didn't show as they were...I had a friend help me edit the pics and bring back the true colors. Give it a second look!

  35. Congrats, girl! I love this blog!

  36. I have finished the blog hop ! Great fun visiting you all !!

  37. Congrats on celebrating your birthday!! I just completed the blog hop and I must say there are sure some stunning projects!!!
    Just posted up my card for your birthday challenge.

  38. Just checked out everyone's blog and left a comment. Love the idea of a "hop." All of the cards are just wonderful!

  39. Happy birthday CCCB ! And what
    Beautiful Blog . I am quite new at paper crafting but I so love doing it card making altering etc, I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog it is just 5 months ago I started doing this I hope you will return and leave me another message sometime and also become one of my followers.
    ~ God Bless ~


  40. happy happy 1st birthday, CCCB!!! so glad i could join in and help celebrate! loved the challenge, love CCCB, and all you gals! big *hugs* steph :)

  41. Happy Birthday CCC! Love this blog!!!

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