Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AiFactory Challenge #99 - Christmas

Wow, how did two weeks fly by so quickly? It's time for another AiFactory challenge! One that is so easy to create for! Christmas!

The DT have created stunning creations for your eyes to feast on, you can see them and enter at the challenge blog here. You will have until the 27th of December to upload your projects, and if you enter and win using an AiFactory image you'll get two images instead of just one!

The DT were given a stunning set of clip art to work with for this challenge, it's called Season Greetings and can be found at the store here. A sneak peek of the set looks like this:

I loved all the images on this set, but didn't want to make a card. I have been working my fingers to bone lately creating birthday cards on commission and sometimes a girl just needs to take a break :) I scratched around in my stash and found a stack of very large paper doilies.....

... Light bulb! I made a paper wreath! I used the candy cane image for my project, printing it off twice (one was reversed before printing). I fussy cut them out and centred them in the middle of the wreath. I then took my Sharpies and coloured in a few of the accent pieces of the doily. I stuck bling stones all around the edge and then added a nice big red bow to hang it on our front door.

I love how it turned out and my family loved it too. Amazing how something as simple as a paper doily can be such an inspiration :)

Hurry up and join us for the challenge, we can't wait to see your entries! And don't forget about the DT call we have running, you can see the post here. We are eagerly awaiting your submissions :)


Saturday, December 3, 2011

AiFactory DT Call!

An exciting opportunity is awaiting all you talented crafters out there, to apply for a place on our Design Team! If you are passionate about crafting, have a knack for digital images and clipart, then this is the place to be! Card makers, scrapbookers and 3D specialists are all welcome to join our Team.

Our DT requirements are as follows:
- You must be able to work with Digital stamps and clipart images
- You must be able to commit to a 6 month DT term
- You must be able to commit to doing two projects a month, as well as one tutorial over your six month Term.
- You must have an active blog (no less than one post per week)

In order to apply, please send an e-mail to Petra via ( at, tell us a bit more about yourself, what crafting style do you like most? What is your favourite type of project (cards, scrapbooking, 3d?) and attach three recent photo's of your best work. Please ensure that your photo's are no larger than 500kb in size. You are also welcome to send us the address of your blog, so we can further ogle all your beautiful work.

DT rewards include free digi's and clipart for projects and challenges, blog promotion via the AIF site and discount at the AIF store.

You will have until December 20th to apply, we will announce the new DT members on the 24th of December, your six month term will then start on the 1st of January 2012.

We will also be earmarking bloggers for Guest design posts, so please do not be disappointed if you do not make it on to the Design team. You may be chosen to guest spot!

Looking forward to seeing all the talent you have to offer!