Tuesday, January 10, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #91 - Back to Black

Hello and Good Morning to you all ...
It's Ros back with you this week and the challenge I have set for us is to make a card or project incorporating 
Any Black Silhouette image
I've seen so many of these beauties around lately ... So you can use a stamp, die cut, digital image ... You choose as long as it is Black
We here at City Crafter love to see your fabulous creations
Have fun

~ Ros ~

Week 91 ~ Back to Black

photo credit: Ros Crawford

Guest Designer

Get to know June....

I am a work-at-home mom to two beautiful 9yo fraternal twin girls both of whom are diagnosed with Autism. I have been married to my college sweetheart, Doug, for over 20 years. We also have a 21yo cat name Skeeziks, who is the sweetest furry girl. I am an avid card-maker with a paper addiction. If there were a show on paper crafting hoarders, I would probably be on it!

For my "With Sympathy" card, I stamped and embossed the daisies on Graphic 45 "butterfly kisses from the Once Upon a Springtime colletion. Both stamps are by Stampin'Up! I added hot rocks by Imaginisce under the sentiment and on top of the black velour daisy trim.

For my "Absolutely Fabulous" card. I stamped and embossed the shoe (My Sentiments Exactly! stamp) on black card stock. I fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape. I cut my nested circles using my Cricut "Accent Essentials" cartridge. My papers are "Modern Homemaker" by October Afternoon that I purchased from The Pixie Shop

June Houch
please stop by June's blog to say hello!

Design Team
We hope to get you inspired with the beautiful projects of the DT, please hop over to their individual blog to see more pictures of their projects!

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 mentioned 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

If you're passionate about paper-crafting, whether it be scrapbooking your memories, making cards or altered art, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders, inks, stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages to keep everything organized. Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy.
In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you.

Messager Board - come and meet like minded paper-crafters
Blog - we have prizes and giveaways every week
Gallery - lots of inspiration from all over the world
You Tube - demonstrations, how-tos, projects and much more
FaceBook page - be the first to know of new arrivals in the store
Twitter - we always find something worth Twittering!

CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Call or come visit us at www.CropStop.com and wee what's new in the world of paper-crafting.

The winner of this week's challenge will get a $15gift certificate to shop at CropStop.

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#91 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 January 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 "Save the Date" challenge, here's our winners for week 90

and our Spotlight Artists are

Congratulations to all, please feel free to grab your winner/spotlight artists badge and display it proudly on your side bar.
Rebakah, please send an email to citycrafter@gmail.com so we could link you up with our wonderful sponsor. You have till Jan 18th to do that.


  1. Thank you so much for having me this week, Ladies. As usual, your DT has absolutely beautiful inspiration.

  2. Wonderful samples this week. Love that shoe, June.

  3. That is such a great idea!
    I love negative space images :D

  4. oh how excited am i? one of the BEST challenges ever, in terms of really making me *THINK*! plus, one of my favorite papercrafters is the guest designer this week! (& of course ALL of the DT examples are amazing!!!!!!!) thanks CCCB!!! ♥

  5. thanks so much for choosing me this week..such a great group of gals up there with me :)

  6. June, I love your "shoe" card, and the sympathy card is so elegant! What a beautiful job you did!

  7. Love the DT cards such great ideas.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful honour, I'm so happy!

  8. Thanks for the fun challenge...The DT cards are all amazing...I love Silhouettes..

  9. Love the inspiring work from DT! Thanks so much for naming me as one of the spotlight artist in previous challenge! What an honor!

  10. DT you have outdone yourselves this week with your creations, they are just stunning! Thank yo for the challenge, I really did enjoy it!