28 December 2011

Challenge #7 - Anything Goes (No Stamps)

Happy New Year
is here!

We have made it through six exciting months of challenges and are now looking forward to a full year of challenges.  We are so happy to see so many regulars in our challenges and to see what amazing things you can create without the use of Stamps.
We hope to bring you a year full of exciting new challenges through themes and techniques.
To help with this we have our new Design Team members starting with this challenge.

Please offer a warm welcome to JanR, Monica, Beth and Susan.   I am sure they will inspire you with their wonderful creations each month.

You were all so creative in our last challenge.  This certainly kept the Design Team busy trying to decide on a favourite but we did it.

The Design Team Favourite is:


Loz a Grandfather Clock Tent card, isn't it a fantastic shape.   The clock dials are Tim Holtz.  Loz used peel-off stickers for the numbers and sentiment and borders.

Congratulations Loz!!


Now the randomly drawn winner of the terrific prize pack from Sticker Store from our last challenge is:

12 - Sally McD

Random numbers generated Jan 1 2012 at 20:38:31 by www.psychicscience.org 

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


Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
(Sorry no bonus entries this challenge.....we will leave it up to you to decide on the technique)

We thought we would make it a little easier after all the running around for Christmas and the New Year. 
Also this should give everyone a chance to show off all their wonderful techniques.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS have been used (this includes sentiments).

IDEAS: quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this month is me - Merry. :-)
I have tried to put together an 'ANYTHING GOES' prize pack.
This includes: 15 Origami Papers and patterns, purple patterned Washi Tape, double sided tape from Sellotape (12mm x 10m) and three Copic Pens - YR07, Y06 and R27

Time to share what our amazing Design Team have been creating.
Please take the time to visit their blogs and find out more details on how their creations came to be.

(Patterned Papers and Cricut)

For this I used Tea Bag Folding Squares 5cm x 5cm No.003, FabScraps Heritage small floral C3800314 for the pattern paper, Stampin Up Certainly Celery for the die cut medallion which I inked with SU Old Olive. The die I used is Cheery Lyn Doily Die DL101 'English Tea Party'. I finished the centre of the tea bag medallion with Prima 'Say it in studs' and self adhesive pearls. SU Certainly celery ribbon.

Card designed by Cathy and cut using CraftROBO using cardstock & DP from Blue Edge Crafts.

(Using pp, baker's twine, star embellis and some glittery Thickers.)

(Linen Texture Cardstock, patterned paper, rub-on words, stickers)

Dry embossing, ribbon, crystal and my handmade flower.

 (Dry embossing, corner rounder, Martha Stewart Stickers and Martha Stewart Punch for the window)

(Not sure if this was your pattern Susan but you can find a pattern and tutorial here at Craftmad)
I used half a sheet of 12 x 12 Bazzil card to start with, and constructed a sweet box, with a folder card on top.  This pattern I have had for a while but I do not know where I got it from (or who I got it from). I decorated the card using Marianne Design die cuts LR0199, and the clouds are Whimsy Stamps Cloud Die set.  All the dies were cut using scrap papers - the launch is Co'ordinations; the yacht and clouds are from a shimmery card purchased some years ago in a pack and lost in my stash for a long time! The sun is from a sparkly DCWV Citrus pack and cut out with a circle punch (1"). They are mounted with dimentionals or double sided tape. The waves were created with Zva Creative crystal flourishes cut to fit.  I added a tag with a hand-written message, plus a small metal charm of a nautical steering wheel.  The numbers on the yacht sails are stickers and represent the age of the recipient! The message is inside and was computer generated onto white paper and cut to fit inside the card. 

This challenge closes Friday, 3rd February and Winners announced Monday, 6th February.

Remember we are working on Aussie Time.


  1. sorry mine was late uploading, for some reason I was thinking the 4th? lol!

    Love everyones creations!!! :-D

  2. Hi Ladies, Happy new year to you all hope you all had a fabulous time, thank you for showing your beautiful cards they are an inspiration to us all l joined your challenge today, l felt truly honoured to be your December Guest Designer and enjoyed the challenge thank you :) Sandra H

  3. The DT cards are fantastic.. Thanks very much for choosing my clock card as the DT Favourite..Hugs Loz

  4. I have uploaded my project "thank you lolly" - however there seems to be a red cross beside it? Hope it is ok - it seems to be working for me.

  5. Happy New Year to you all ;-)

  6. Wow, so many lovely cards, love the Design Team ones, well done everyone - keep 'em coming for the rest of the year, so inspiring :)

  7. Oh my. Check out the entries for January's challenge. So many talented people in the world.

  8. I so have to agree Michelle. So many terrific entries.

  9. Lovely work by the DT. So much inspiration. Hugs, dj1952

  10. Sorry about the entry. I was thinking of regular stamps, not digis. Thanks, dj1952

  11. Incredible creations by the DT. Thanks for this challenge.

  12. great challenge and the dt ladies has made beautiful exsamples.

    greetings karin

  13. not sure if my last comment,went through or not,just wanted to say stunning work from the DT,my first time playing and hope to be back again soon love Cherylxxxx

  14. hi DT ladies wonderful creations from you all .just a question and i will recheck the rules here as i may have missed this part .
    I made two cards for this challenge on one post but could only link one . should i have made a post for each entry?

  15. Thank you for your kind words about my last attempt!

  16. wow this is a real challenge! It's very hard not to use a stamp when that is what you are use to. Wonderful creations DT.

  17. just uploaded another entry as just love this blog,hugs Cherylxx

  18. Wow, this seems to be a challenge blog geared to me... I hardly ever use stamps. So here's a new follower :-)

  19. Hi everyone,
    This is my first time here and how amazing are all the projects from all the DT !
    Susan x Mallorca.Spain

  20. Oh SO good to have a challenge blog that doesn't need stamps as I've only recently started with stamping & probably going to have to give it up as I've no real market for it over my decoupaged designs or just plain toppers. But enjoyed doing soemthing ENTIRELY different again for this challenge :)

  21. Beautiful examples. So much inspiration!


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