Friday, January 7, 2011

Winner of our Final Challenge!

Hey bloggers!

We hope you are all doing well and getting crafty with any new goodies you may have gotten over the holidays. I know we have!

So, our final challenge started on December 23rd and since we know that most of you out there have had a busy couple of weeks we had decided to extend the challenge and we’re here to announce our final winner…

#21! Sammibugscrapshack!

Congrats! If you haven’t heard from us, please contact us so we can send you out your gift certificate…

That goes for any other winners out there who may not have gotten their prize… if you think you are one of those, please contact us, we do have trouble with cyber space sometimes and maybe our e-mails have gone awry or we couldn’t contact you or we just plain old forgot (yes, rare, but could happen!).

So there it is… our final challenge is finished and with it, a sad so long!

We would love to take this opportunity to thank our current DT members, Fink (who fearlessly took on the roll of Marketing Manager!), Lola, Deanette, Cleota, Chelsea, Georgia, Joyce, Jessica, DJ and Nancy for all their wonderful creations and for being part of our team these past few months!

Last, but definitely not least we want to thank you, our supporters for all your kind words and encouragement. It has been a total blast! We wish that life didn’t get in the way and there were more hours in the day, but for now, we’re called to do some other things and so we won’t say good bye because it seems too final, (we’ll be back soon with a special thank you) but we will say so long! See you in blogville, and again, thanks from the bottom of our hearts xoxo

Happy crafting!

Kendra & Kelly (the not-so-imaginary illustrator!)

P.S. Just so you know, the store will remain open for now (everything at $1 still!) and we are here to answer any questions and/or if you have any problems, so don’t be shy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winner of December 17th Challenge

Hey crafters....hope everyone has had a good holiday with family & friends. We wish everyone a prosperous New Year for 2011!! The hustle & bustle over the holidays has made us a wee bit late on this post. The winner from December 17th Challenge is...
# 7 Sharon
Send us an e-mail if you don't hear from us in the next few days and we'll send you your $5.00 gift certificate.
We decided to extend the current challenge until this coming friday since it's our last one if you'd like to enter go here.
Don't forget about our sale in the store...all of the digi's are on sale for a $1.00...for a limited time so hurry and get shopping before it's over!!
Have a great day bloggers!!
Kelly ( & Kendra )

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Feature Friday at TCC

Good morning, we're sorry that this is late being posted, but with everyone so busy this time of year the posting was "temporarily" forgotten. I (dj) volunteered to do the posting, since I don't have anything going on. Since this is still December, our challenge this week is still Dazzle, but this time using Sparkle/Sparkle/Sparkle. Did I say Sparkle? LOL. This can be any kind of thing that sparkles, like glitter, glossy accents, stickles...(you get the picture). Unfortunately sparkle doesn't always show up that well when we photograph the card. However, if you'd like some inspiration, please take a look at what we did this week. Oh, and we were able to use one of our favorite TCC images.
Don't forget to stop by The Character Cafe Store and stock up on the images that are on sale. (Most of the images are still only $1.) The winner of this week's challenge will win a $5 Gift Certificate. Think how many images that would get you. I'm sure that Kelly or Kendra will stop by later to announce last week's winner. All of us here at The Character Cafe have enjoyed sharing our cards with you. We hope that next year will be safe for all. If the Linky is not up and working, please feel free to leave the link to your project in with your comments.
Hugs from,
All The Character Cafe Team

Friday, December 17, 2010

Feature Friday Challenge – Shiny/Foil

Welcome bloggers!  First off, let us just say thank you to everyone who participated last week.  I know it seems to pale in comparison to some blog challenges out there, but we had a whopping 70 participants!!!  That’s a record here at TCC, so YIPPEE!!!!

On to the WINNER….


Congrats Maria, we will be in touch with your $5 Gift Certificate to the Cafe Store!  If you see this, and haven’t heard from us, please send us an e-mail…

Now for this weeks’ challenge… we want you to use Shiny material like foil or glitter paper, anything that has a mirror-like finish…

So to help inspire you, our fabulous DT came up with these creations…











 Deanette (not sure what happened to your picture last night?!  Trying it again)




and of course, Lola!


We hope that you find some time to play along in what we realize is a super busy season for most of you out there.

Up for grabs is a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Cafe Store and a blog badge for you!


Well, this is the point in our post that we bring to you some important news for the future of The Character Cafe.  Kelly and I have been drawing for the Cafe for a few months shy of 2 years now and while we’ve enjoyed it tremendously, we are finding it harder and harder to find time to complete our images, let alone participate in our groups and getting to know you all. 

We recruited Fink to help us out and while she took on all that we asked of her, it seemed that the time she freed up for our drawing ended up being needed elsewhere in our lives.

It was with heavy hearts that we had to come to terms with the fact that there really aren’t enough hours in the day and it just isn’t feasible for us to take on another Design Team at this time.  So, we have informed our current (and wonderful) Design Team that the last 2 weeks of December are voluntary.

After that, the Cafe Store will remain open and we are here for customer service, but we will not be drawing any new images starting Jan. 2011.  Our blog will also remain as Kelly and/or I may wish to pop in and say hi, or you never know…

We want to thank our friends/supporters from the bottom of our hearts for the past 2 years of crafty goodness and we will definitely be seeing you in blogville!!!

As a thank you, we are also putting all Cafe images on sale for $1 only… get them while you can ladies!!!

Happy crafting,


Kendra (& Kelly)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Feature Friday Dazzling December

It is time again for a Feature Friday here at The Character Café! I can’t believe how fast December is already going. So many things to do but so little time.

The design team has come up with some fantastic projects to show you so I won’t keep blabbing on but show them to you.

This weeks challenge is GLITTER, GLITTER, GLITTER!!! Do you get that we want to see plenty of glitter???









snowmancopywithwm-2 dj

Are these not wonderful creations? I can’t wait to see what you all will do for us! Remember to use glitter for the chance to win a $5 gift certificate plus 2 new release images! Come on join us! There will be a special announcement coming from us so check back to see what that might be!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Drum roll please…….Last weeks challenge winner

What awesome projects you all did!  I was dazzled by all the beauty I saw.  Like I said before I am so glad there is!  LOL

Our winner is………………………


Anne Harada

Please email Fink ( for your prize! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Final Blog Hop for 2010

Welcome!  Hopefully you are coming here after visiting the creatively talented design team!  If not you might want to go to the store for the start of the hop!  I know last month I said can you believe it is November well now it is DECEMBER!!!  The busiest time of the year for everyone including this talented team!  Just so you know this is the last month for the current team and we are looking for new members!  I hope you will give it a shot!  I will be posting the details soon to the blog as well as through blogland!  Be looking for it! Smile  I know I have been scurrying to stores, buying and buying some more!  Just for the heck of it my girls and I did Black Friday too!  LOL  Good thing we are night owls but were tired for days!  Hee hee

Back to why were are really here.  You have a chance to win a grand prize of a $5.00 gift certificate and 2 new release images!  All you have to do is make sure you leave love for the talented design team then leave a comment here as well!  Now come on that is easy for you to do!  You will have until 10:00 p.m. next Thursday to leave comments to be included in the random drawing!!!!  

The design team has awesome stuff to show you so let’s get you the blog hop order!

Start:  Store










The Character Café blog


Remember follow the rules for a chance to win!   Check back next week so that you can check if you are the winner!  Good luck!