03 December 2011

Challenge #5 Trees bonus technique Paper Punches/Dies

Well that was an amazing month of entries.  Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful paper creations with us.  Such a variety of ideas.  So great to see a lot of you adding the bonus technique to your creations too so that you are eligible for a bonus entry.

Well after much deliberation by the Design Team our Favourite entry this month is from JanR.

Jan has used beautiful patterned papers, die shapes and lovely felt leaves with stitched veins.
Thanks so much Jan for your wonderful entry.
I hope everyone has the time to visit Jan's blog to see all her other wonderful creations.


Now on to our randomly drawn winner of the Surprise $10 Goodie Bag from

And the winner is..........



Random numbers generated Nov 6 2011 at 17:46:42 by www.psychicscience.org 

Congrats Linby please just email Merry and she will organise your prize.


you will receive a bonus entry if you can add paper punches or dies to your paper creation.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS have been used.
So quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this week is CMD CARDS

Cherryn has a variety of beautiful paper punched shapes and other items available in her store.
This month CMD Cards are offering a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in their store.

The Design Team has been lucky enough to be able to play with some of these fun shapes this month.  Here are their creations for a little inspiration.
Be sure to click on the images and visit their blogs for further details.

Supplies used: the eCraft to make the trees, wording and hammock. The paper is a cut off bit from a larger 12x12 sheet.

Supplies used: patterned paper, butterfly punched shapes from CMD Cards, scalloped edged spellbinder die, handcut the tree trunk and paper punches for sentiment, sticker.

Supplies Used: Tree die cuts from CMD Cards and sticker from The Sticker Store

Supplies used: Punch/diecut trees from CMD Cards 
rub-on sentiment and some rainbow ribbon :-)

Supplies Used: Die cut trees from CMD Cards highlighted with just a touch of kindy glitz, computer generated sentiment, printed on White Dimples cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts

Supplies Used:  Die Cut Trees and patterned papers.

Supplies Used:  a Cuttlebug die cut, Craft Concepts Merry Christmas Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Sticker and ribbon. Added kindy glitz to the white parts of the trees.

This challenge closes Friday, 2nd December and Winners announced Monday, 5th December.
Remember we are working on Aussie Time.


  1. Wow, thanks so much for choosing my card as your favourite!

  2. Well done ladies you are very talented with regards to coming up with the ideas on the christmas trees and butterflies that I handpunched. WOW factor!

  3. I'm so sorry that I got carried away and entered more than three times - I'll try to remember the rule in the future (and I'm also sorry that I originally put this comment on the wrong challenge - d'oh!!) x

  4. That's OK Hazel - it was lovely to see so many entries ;-)

  5. Adorable cards by the DT. Great challenges. Hugs, dj1952


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