26 October 2011

A bit of Inspiration from Merry

Hi everyone, thought you might like to see my 'Thanks' card I have created without a stamp in sight.
I started with a plain white card then added a layer of Stampin Up Crumb Cake which I have embossed with my Victoria folder.  I have gone around the edge with a Stampin Up border punch....really love how this punch creates such neat corners too.  The white flowers and the bronze skeleton leaves are from our sponsor this month - Pizzazz Applenty.

I have added some buttons to the centres of the flowers.  
I finished with a white sticker sentiment.

  • You still have time to enter.....close date is 4th November
  • Prize for this challenge is a $10.00 Surpise pack from Pizzazz Aplenty.
  • entries to include papercrafting without stamps.

17 October 2011

Cathy with some Autumn inspiration

Hi everyone, this time we have a wonderful creation from Cathy to inspire us.
I love how Cathy has attached the acetate to this shaped card.  Great use of stickers.
The bee is too cute.
Visit Cathy's blog here to find out more info about this card.

  • Challenge theme - Autumn/Fall
  • bonus entry if you include stitching in some form
  • closes 4th November
  • Prize sponsored by Pizzazz Aplenty - $10.00 Surprise Pack of Goodies.

15 October 2011

More Autumn/Fall inspiration from Annmaree

Morning everyone, Annmaree has keenly made a second Autumn/Fall card to inspire you in our latest challenge.  Annmaree has cut the Pumpkin and leaves from a Cricut card.  Don't you love the background effect.  Annmaree has just crinkled up the paper and then laid it out flat.  It has created terrific texture on the card.  Around the edge of the black circle you will see some faux stitching.
Remember if you use real or faux stitching on your AUTUMN/FALL paper creation you will receive a bonus entry.

So great to see so many entries already and such a variety of takes on the theme.
I have enjoyed visiting them all.
Keep the entries coming.

  • You can enter up to three times.
  • Bonus entry if you include real or faux stitching on your card.
  • Entries close 4th November
  • Most importantly....... No Stamps in any form.

03 October 2011

Challenge #4 FALL/AUTUMN bonus Technique Challenge - Stitching

Ideas for our challenges: 3D papertole, decoupage, quilling, iris folding, stitching, beading, origami, fancy folds, cutting machines (e.g. craftrobo, cricut), paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, parchment, etc.......NO STAMPS.

Thanks everyone for your fantastic entries.  It was so wonderful to see a lot of you adding the bonus Technique to your creations too.

Our Design Team had a hard time choosing their Favourite this month as there were so many to choose from however, we did finally agree and our Design Team Favourite is:

Fayerose with this beautiful creation.
Faye has used an embossed frame, 3D paper tole/decoupage, paper punches, glitter and rhinestones, and a sticker sentiment.  Be sure to check out her blog for more amazing creations with beading.

Now without further ado the randomly drawn winner of Challenge #3 is:

15 (Jenny H)

Random numbers generated Oct 1 2011 at 8:7:45 by www.psychicscience.org  

Please email me Jenny.


Details time for Challenge #4

FALL/AUTUMN is the theme that we would like to see on your paper creation.

We are offering a bonus entry if you can included the Technique with the above theme.
This months Technique challenge is Stitching (Real or Faux).
Remember to enter you must have the FALL/AUTUM theme on your creation.

Challenge closes Friday 4th November and winners posted Monday 7th November.

This months Prize is from the lovely Judy over at Pizzazz Aplenty.

Prize: $10.00 Surprise pack of goodies from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones.  The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, heart pins, resin cameos and flowers!  Please stop by for a look at our store:Pizzazz Aplenty

The Design Team have had fun with this theme and come up with some terrific Inspiration.

Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder coloured with water colour pencils, Stitching Cards pattern used, "Celebrate" sticker used.

Sarah Kay paper tole, Spellbinders leaves, stitched sticker leaves and sticker greeting

Flatback pearls and rhinestones, skeleton leaves from Pizzazz Aplenty. Cardstock - Bazzill Two Scoops and Stampin Up.
Stitched around the edge of each panel.

"Just Because" Cricut Cart, Pizzazz Aplenty orange flatback rhinestones and cranberry flatback pearls

Scarecrow girl with fall colours using the Cricut and a Rub-on, faux stitching around edges of scarecrow girls clothes.

SU Cardstock, paper flowers, rub ons. 
Flatback Rhinestones and Sahara Gold String from Pizzazz Aplenty

Tres Jolle paper, Spellbinders bird cage and Bird of Paradise dies, punched flowers, sentiment sticker.

To add your entry please go to the top of the blog here and add to the inLinkz gadget.