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!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Winner for our last challenge is

I know you all want to know who it is!!!! I want to promise I used not that I picked this lady since we both have the same name and spell it the same (not the common way) but I go by Fink since most botch my first name anyway, LOL Plus Fink is easier and I usually am the only one! Ha ha

Who is it????????????


Contact Fink for your prize!

Last Feature Friday of November...

Can you believe that the new year is almost here. I can remember when everyone was so worried about what the year 2000 would bring. Now it's almost 2011. Wow!
Well, enough trivia. Let's get down to what you came for. LOL! Welcome to our latest Feature Friday Challenge. It's really a fairly easy challenge this week. While we didn't have too many join this week, it means that those who did, have a better opportunity to win! We hope more will join in this week. The winner will receive a $5 gift certificate from The Character Cafe's Shop.
This week all you need to do is to again use some natural (or neutral) color and this week we'd like to see some glitter/sparkle. See, not to difficult.
Now, let's take a look at what the lovely ladies on the DT have to show you this week.


dj (me)

We hope you have a great weekend and that you get to all of the Black Friday Sales that you want to, from all of us at TCC.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feature Friday Recipe Challenge

Well, its Friday again, and time for our new challenge at The Character Cafe! But first, I would like to thank everyone who participated in last week's challenge....what a wonderful turn out!!! As this is the first time that I have hosted a challenge, I really do hope you will all enter again this week......

Now, this time around we are asking that you include a homemade flower and use some Natural colours (shades of brown or kraft) on your project. The flowers can be made using punches, die cuts, ribbon, paper, fabric, or whatever your imagination can dream up!

.....and now for some wonderful samples from out Design Team:

Me (Joyce)

The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $5 gift certificate for The Character Cafe store, where you are sure to find something that pleases you! Hopefully we've given you some inspiration, and we look forward to visiting your blogs and looking at all your cards. Thanks for visiting, and remember.....HAVE FUN!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our Blog Hop Winner and Last weeks winner

Hey all-

I heard from our Blog Hop Winner Craftymom205! Michel Espey is happy to having a shopping spree!

What a great turn out we had for last weeks challenge! All the participants did fantastic work! Glad I do Random.Org or I would never be able to pick just one!

And the Winner is Lynn's Designer Creations!!!!

Please contact Fink for your prize! Awesome job ladies!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Feature Friday Challenge

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by for this weeks Feature Friday. The challenge this week is:


Let's take a look at some fantastic examples created by the Design Team:

Cleota - Christmas Tree Shopping

Jessica - Christmas Tree Shopping

So join us this week and post your EMBOSSED creation for a chance to win! We really appreciate all our players and thank you all for stopping by!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Blog Hop and New Releases!

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!  Can you believe it is already November?  Soon we will have shorter evenings, brisk fall nights and for those in the US, Thanksgiving!!!!!  Don’t you just love getting together with your family and friends to celebrate with some good old turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy!!!!  Boy I am stuffed already!!!  Oh and who can forget those wonderful desserts!  Yum

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!!!!  

Here is the blog list order:

1.  Jessica - Harvest
2.  Joyce - Christmas tree shopping
3.  Deanette - Cardinal
4.  Georgia - Remy & Fredrik
5.  Fink - Harvest
6.  Cleota - Stefan & Katherine
7.  Lola - Christmas tree shopping
8.  Chelsea - Cardinal
9. Nancy - Festive Lion

Finish at the Cafe Blog


This week you will notice that we are missing a couple of designers!  We unfortunately will be losing Tina because of family and time constraints.  We will miss her talent, awesome coloring and the wonderful easel cards that she does!  We do wish her well in the future and hope she comes back and tries our challenges!  We also have DJ missing since she is in the hospital this time around but we wish her well. 


Don’t forget to come join us at CDAC and SNR!  Just look for The Character Café groups!  Also, if you are on a team that is looking for sponsorship, please contact Fink at!  We would love to sponsor your group!  See you next week! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Winner of our 1,2,3 challenge is

The winning name drawn was.................................

Carolina Girl (Cely)

Please contact me (Fink) for your prize! :)

Feature Friday

Wow it's Friday already. Can you believe that Halloween is already here? Christmas is just around the corner. This week's challenge is to use:


die cut (ie. spellbinders)


3 circles

The design team has come up with some great stuff.





I just love what everyone has done. Such a wide selection of great work. To check out all the great details of these projects & more go by and check out the wondeful blogs of the design team.

Our prize this week is a $5 gift certificate to The Character Cafe Store.
Why not hop on over and do a little daydreaming about which digis you'll choose if you win

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Feature Friday: 1, 2, 3 Challenge

Good morning lovelies! Welcome to another Feature Friday!

Our prize this week is a $5 gift certificate to The Character Cafe Store. Why not hop on over and do a little daydreaming about which digis you'll choose if you win?

The ladies have outdone themselves for you this week, so take a peek, get inspired and then show us what you've got!

Your recipe this week:

- Orange
  - 1 Flower
- 2 brads
- 3 gems

DJ's gorgeous card using the new digi Flutter:

Cleota's beautiful creation using Sleepy Max:

Lola's sweet little card using Flutter:

And didn't Chelsea do a great job with Flutter?

And one from me.  I used Sleepy Max too. (Jessie):

Fink chose to work with Simonstein.  Isn't he cute?!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Feature Friday For Oct. 15th & Blog Hop Winner

Welcome, To the feature Friday challenge. This is Georgia I will be your host for this week's challenge.
The challenge is to use

Orange, 3 Squares & 3 Flowers

I was so surprised to see that the design team choose only two different images.






For everyone choosing the same images. We show how very versatile the images are. No two are the same. The other design team members will be out and bout in blog land this week checking out challenges to join. Be sure and go by to say hi to them all and check out all the great stuff they have going on.
The prize for trying this week's challenge is a $5 gift certificate.
Thanks to everyone for participating in our blog hop! We appreciate you taking the time to comment on the design team cards plus our images. Your feedback mean a great deal to us.
This month's Blog Hop winner is...........................
Thea, a newbie to the hop!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Release with our New Team!!!

Hello all! Fink here with our New Image Release and with our New Design Team!!!! I first would like to welcome DJ (Debra) to our team! We unfortunately had to lose Bettina to babysitting issues. This makes us very sad but DJ is ready to take over! We are hoping in the future that Bettina will be back! Smile

If you have come here from my blog, you are on the right track! If you are just stopping by or found us by accident, we welcome you to join us in the hop! Please start at the store!

Please stop and visit each DT member so that you have a chance to win our Grand Prize which is a $5 gift certificate and 2 of the new releases! Leave a comment for them then finish here letting us know you were at played along! You will then be put in for the drawing. Easy as that! You also have a chance to win at each DT’s blog! Leave them love for your chance to win! Winners will be picked and announced next Friday! Smile

Of course we would love for you to become a member of our store and follower at our blog but it is not required to win. We would also love to see you join our groups at CDAC and SNR. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Winners of 9/17 and 9/24 sketches

Hey all
With the DT call, I am behind on posting the winners! I was hoping we would have more players for the sketches but not this time around! I just decided to chose the winners as the people who played!!!!

Rose Petal

Just contact me so that I can get your information! Congratulations

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Friday is different!!!! It is a challenge but

NOT a blog hop!!! We are going to have our blog hop and new release next Friday instead plus we are sponsorings 365 cards!!!! Make sure you check back for that!
This week is just our way of introducing you to the new girls & to also say good-bye to some of our talented members who are moving on.
We wish them well in all their new crafting endeavours.
It's a sad goodbye to Sara who has been with us from the start of The Character Cafe.
Also sad farewells to Rachel, Audrey & Margie and also to Deanne, Angie E., Queenie & Angie C who had to step down early from their position.
We welcome back Deanette, Georgia, Lola and Fink (me)!
Now for the challenge...kind of a recipe,
2 embellishments
Pretty easy get crafty & come join us!!

I chose to give the new girls the image of Simonstein!!! They came up with great projects!









Lola - Ancient Returning DT

Tina--GD who is offically with us!


Fink- The new Marketing Manager/DT Coordinator! This is me! LOL

Check back next week for the blog hop! Gotta Run I keep fixing this but it keeps staying all crazy! It is 1 a.m. and I quit! LOL