01 August 2011

Challenge #2 - Wheels bonus entry if using Spirelli Technique (No Stamps)

Hi everyone, what a terrific response we have had to our first ever challenge.   47 entries and here I was thinking that we may get 10. :-) Thank you so much for taking the time to enter.   You have made it hard for the Design Team to pick their favourite entry.   However, we did enjoy visiting everyone's blogs to decide.   Time for some announcements.

We as a Design Team loved all your work that we could not narrow it down to just one favourite to show, so we have three people.

Laney: who has decorated this little box for a bride to hold her wedding garter.  
Items used...digital patterned paper from Bearly Mine Designs (Summer Rose Collection), Doily die, punched butterfly, paper flowers and she has made her own pin.

Laura:  has used a wonderful fold technique, patterned papers, stickers, paper tole/decoupage and stitching.

Jenny H: Totally amazing and elegant. Jenny has used cardstock, stickers and rhinestones.

The winner of our wonderful Sticker Pack from the Sticker Store is:

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Before starting the next challenge we have to let you know about a couple of changes to the rules.
There were a couple of entries throughout the month that made us think we need to fine tune the rules a little.
The main aim of our challenges is the way we use papers on our creations without the use of stamps.

So the rules now read as:

No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions.  This also includes sentiment stamps.  
Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams discretion and we will contact you if feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.

We still want everyone to have fun but just felt like we had to be a little more detailed in this rule.

Now a fun new addition to our challenges.
From now on we will be adding a Technique Theme to each challenge.   This is not a requirement for an entry but if you can give us a creation with the Challenge theme and the Technique theme you will be entitled to a bonus entry.  The Challenge theme must always be part of your creations.


Finally we have made it to Challenge #2 it is all about WHEELS.
The bonus Technique Theme is Spirelli, this is not a requirement but if you can add this to our main theme WHEELS you will get a bonus entry.
Video tutorial for Spirelli here.
Photo tutorial for Spirelli here.

This month our sponsor is the very generous Kelly from over at Kel's Kaszazz Kaleidoscope.
Kelly has kindly donated this prize.  
Products are all from Kaszazz an Australian owned Craft Business.

Following are some inspiration from the Design Team.....be sure to visit their blogs for more details.

Cathy - 3D Paper Tole/ Decoupage

Kaye - Bike Emellishment, Sticker and Cutting Dies

Kerry - Stitching and Stickers

Merry - Spirelli, Fussy Cutting, Paper Flowers and Paper Punch, Sticker
(Fussy cutting is a Quilting term. Basically it's cutting out intricate pieces of paper for your card or scrapbook page with scissors.)

Mandy - Bazzill Card, Patterned Paper, Cheery Lynn Dies, Stickers

Stacie: Spirelli, 3D Sticker, rub-on

Annmaree - Spirelli, Cutting Machine


  1. 'No stamping' is challenge enough for me! I have used wheels on my card, but no spirelli this time. Thanks for a great challenge!

  2. WOW, what a great selection of entries.
    Thanks everyone ;-)


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.