April 1, 2018

Challenge #13 Sponsored by Linda Simpson Designs

Welcome to our 13th Challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Woohoo!  We've been around for an entire year now and plan to keep going strong!  Please don't forget to check our rules. Thanks!

       OK, let's get right to what you all want to know - our winner of the prize offered by 
Limited Runs for our March, 2018 challenge is:

with this fab card

Congratulations!  Please email us at 2craftycrittercrazies(at)gmail(dot)com so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.

We've also chosen these as our
DT Favorites:

CarolG  #73 KT FitKitty

I liked the detailed spontaneous and arty look of all the materials, and that fabulous kitty!

NanaConnie - #145 Sue Kment

Aside from loving the purple, I adore the hedgie in the image
and the simple design which lets the image do all the talking.  :-D

Nancy's delightful bunny is surrounded by hand-made flowers, beautiful bows, sweet layers and shapes, and colored oh-so-delicately! You made my heart happy, Nancy!

I love the little mice and the coloring with matching papers.

Loved everything about this card!
Lovely background die, and stitched, blue clouds
Darling elephants, beautifully colored, cut, and popped for dimension and movement.

Cheryl - #59 Amelia B
I love the colour tones, the simple, playful bunnies, and the femininity and dimension on this card. 

Teresa - #38 Carol Gill

This whimsical design is like something straight out of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Lori - #48 Julie T

I love this card for two reasons, first is because it reminds me of my daughter and her parakeet Lucky.   She used to take him out in the yard and talk to him. The other reason is I love the added flowers and ladybugs; I adore ladybugs so this card spoke to my heart and soul!! Love it!

Favorites Ladies, please take this badge and add it to your blog.  

Now, the April Challenge!

 We're sponsored this month by Linda Simpson Designs and here's a little bit about them.

My name is Linda Simpson and I am based in the UK. I have been crafting for over 20 years and been on the design team of many UK and US companies in the past.
In 2017 I decided to design my own bespoke designer papers and ephemera and was overwhelmed with the response at these papers.  They have proved really popular.  I then decided to branch out into designing my own stencils. 
When I was approached by Nana Connie, who is a very good friend, to sponsor this challenge blog I, of course, had to say yes!
I wish you all good luck in the challenge and am delighted with the projects that the design team have created using my papers and ephemera.

Here is the link to the website.  http://www.lindasimpsondesigns.com

Linda also did a project as a Guest Designer 
using "So Cute Ephemera"
and we're excited to share it with you.

     Here's a little more inspiration from our team to encourage you.  

Donna using "Les Beaux Oiseaux Bird Ephemera" Birds on Branch

NanaConnie using "So Heavenly"

Encaustic (wax) Paintings with Collage

You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 25 to enter your project.

        If you have any problems with the Inlinkz, please leave us a comment or send an email and let us know.


  1. WOW ladies you have created some amazing projects using my papers and ephemera! Thank you all so much! Good luck to whom ever wins!
    Happy Easter
    Linda xxxx

  2. Thank you so much Ine for picking my card as your favourite, congratulations to the other ladies
    Andrea x

  3. Thank you for picking my card as DT Favorite and congrats to the other winners.

  4. Thank you for choosing my card as your favourite Teresa and congrats to the other ladies
    Carol x

  5. Oh WOW, that's awesome! Thank you so much to CarolG for choosing my card as one of the favourites! It was something new for me and I really enjoyed trying that style! Love the cute badge, thank you! Congrats to all the winners and picks - I really enjoyed looking at all the cuteness! Your new challenge looks like fun and your team did an amazing job with their cards and samples! My favourites are the birds! I'll be back to join in the challenge as usual!

  6. Congratulations to our winners! My teamies certainly have gone above and beyond with their projects! I love each one!

  7. Thank you so much, I'll email you.
    Congrats to the other winners;-))m

  8. Thank you Cheryl for choosing my card as a DT Favorite and the kind comment. Congratulations to the other winners too. Great new challenge and such beautiful inspiration from the DT

  9. Super inspiration from the design team, thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  10. Beautiful DT work. Thanks for the challenge.

  11. Fab inspiration & challenge blog. Thanks! :)

  12. Gorgeous inspiration by the DT.

    Jennifer. x

  13. Love the DT Inspiration, Stunning, Hazelx

  14. So excited to see Linda sponsoring; the DT showed beautiful projects using her lovely designs! Congrats to the winners!


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