05 March 2012

Challenge #9 - Easter, bonus technique Extra Folds (more than one fold)

Another month is upon us.  Thanks to everyone who entered our February challenge with their inspiring recycling and frugal papercraft projects.  It was wonderful to see too, that a couple of people put Susan's wonderful paper bead tutorial to good use.  I really liked the variety of ways these beads were used on your creations. i.e. create a discus (flower) design, handle for oven, edge a box....all terrific.  It was also great to see the array of papercraft projects this month scrapbooking, boxes and flowers.

Our Design Team Favourite for the month of February is...........drum roll please.......

Michelle created this awesome scrapbook page of her son at Little 'A's.  
Michelle was being very frugal and using up her scraps of patterned paper to create this dazzling design on her page.  Michelle even took up the challenge of adding paper beads to her scrap page.
Visit Michelle's blog Ultimate Whirligig for more info of this very colourful page.


Now the randomly drawn winner of the terrific prize from Cardmaking Online for challenge #8 is:

Random numbers generated Mar 4 2012 at 8:23:4 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congrats KimB please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Challenge #9 - Easter 
you will receive a bonus entry if you can add more than one fold to your paper creation to your paper creation.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) 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 Blue Edge Crafts

Based in Adelaide South Australia we ship our goods throughout Australia. We first started selling on-line in 2000 so we have had over 11 years to grow and mould the business into a totally on-line craft outlet. Our easy to use web site has many features to make your craft shopping a very simple and straightforward thing to do. Registration is free and once registered you can buy or even move items to your own personal Wish List to make your favorite items quick and easy to find when you want to buy them during another visit. 

Prize pack for March

Time now to share the wonderful creations that the ladies from the Design Team have come up with.
Remember to click on the photos to be whisked off to their blogs to find out more details on how they created their project.

First off this month is our Guest Designer Hannelie.
Hannelie was part of the DT call a couple of months ago. All the runners up were offered a Guest Design spot.

Hannelie has used a pattern papers, ribbon, paper flowers and pearls also a computer generated sentiment on her creation. 

Open version of card.

Rabbit cut out with CraftROBO, layered and highlighted with chalks and kindy glitz.  All cardstock used in this card came from Blue Edge Crafts.  

Gate Fold card using an Easter cardstock sticker from her stash.

Double step card.  Cardstock from Blue Edge Crafts includes - Bazzill, Bazzill Two Scoops, Linen Textured cardstock.  Merry has also used Spellbinders from Blue Edge Crafts.  Spellbinder Circle die was used for the basket....circle cut in half and the base trimmed although you can't see it.  Eggs were created with Spellbinder Oval Classic die.

Has used textured white card stock and have made the bunny with her Cuttlebug round nesties, Mc Gill label punch and Carla craft punch.
The details of how to make this bunny can be found here...
The DP is a free-bie from Card Making and Paper Craft magazine.
For the inners of the bunny's ears, Monica cut the same oval punch into two and shaped it a bit with  scissors.
The bunny has been sponged with TH distressed ink - Spun Sugar. The paws have been coloured in with colouring pencils. Monica stuck googly eyes and some ribbon on the bunny.
The lace border on top and picket fence are Martha Stewart punches. The eggs were sent to Monica by a dear friend.
The tiny pink flowers on the bunny's ears and the border have been cut out of a ribbon. The pink ribbon at the bottom is from her stash.

A great example of a papercraft project other than a card.

Susan used her Spellbinders Egg die and then embossed with several different embossing folders. The flags are from the Spellbinders Pennants die, which she inked before removing the die. The pebble letters are stick-ons. Susan stitched the white background onto the Pool Party background, then stitched some orange bag nylon onto the card to form the nest! 

This is a Gate Fold card.   The rabbit image tag flap across the centre opening of the card.  Annmaree used her Cricut and paper punches for this card.

The inside.

Has used a Greg Sukendro design this month.
Beth has used Bazzil basics cardstock, Tim Coffey 6 x 6 DSP, Stampin Up punches and a Kaiser Circle punch.  Each piece of the bunny is indivdually cut, inked, shaped then constructed. The sentiment is computer generated.  The Card is a Buckle card (tutorial here at Craftmad) in that the tab on the right hand side goes behind the circle topper into a slot. 

Inside of card.

Now it is your turn to share your creation.


  1. Thrilled to be random winner, I am going to enter again! Great inspiration! have a super day! Kim xx

  2. awesome creations lovely ladies!

  3. Thanks for choosing my scrapbook page as your favourite. You are too kind. I look forward to challenging myself to create the Easter challenge...hmmm...tricky :)

  4. Congratulations to the winners ;-)

  5. Great inspiration and entries.
    Thank you Merry for reminding me to enter my embossed girl and bunny card : )

  6. fabulous challenge, and wonderful creations from all the DT !
    susan x


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