PLEASE NOTE: We will now be awarding a Top 3 every challenge, and you may enter your creation in as many challenges as you like!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Challenge #16 Easter

Welcome back to another challenge! I hope you visited our previous post, an awesome technique tutorial, full of sparkle! Thank you Bonnie!

Thank you for the 50 fabulous creations shared in our last challenge! What a task to choose the top 3! Our Prize Winner from Challenge #15 Tic Tac Toe has been drawn from random.org...  it must be good luck to be the last entry in... because this week we offer our congratulations to...


ANDREA, please contact me (Pauline) at the yahoo email on the right, for details on how to claim your prize of 2 sheets of Whoopsie Daisy images (that's 8 images)!  Thank you Linnie, for sponsoring our #15 challenge, with your Whoopsie Daisy Designs!  And in no particular order, our Top 3 Winners are....



Swing on by, and collect your Top 3 badge from our left sidebar... congratulations, everyone!!
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To our next challenge!  It that time of year when we have a little spring in our step... either because winter has left, or because we know there is chocolate Easter Eggs on the horizon! Our challenge theme for you this week is 
EASTER!

Show us your Easter Creations!  Whether you celebrate the Passion of Easter, the spring re-birth, or just the joy that is everything chocolate that Easter Bunny brings you can share it here with us! 

We are excited to have a dear-to-our-heart returning sponsor DEARIE DOLLS!  At Dearie Dolls, you will find both coloured and uncoloured images, and they are delightful for every occasion!  Do visit the store, and spoil yourself with something fabulous!

Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice... what a great prize!

Our Design Team has created some beautiful creations to share with you this week, and we hope you find inspiration in them!

                                                                                         


coming soon!


(For details of each creation, click on the DT names, to visit their blogs!)

We would love to see your EASTER creations ... so come along and share with us! 


(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bubble bath fun and glitter tutorial

Just so you know, i am NOT a glitter fan....but there is something about the colors MS has in her glitter section that beckons me...  My friend, Aga, introduced me to this super technique, using Ritz glitter, but i've found the MS glitter works just as well and is more readily available to me and Michael's craft store has a 40% off coupon.

So first i will share my card and then my tutorial on how i did the glitter part:





















 Now for my tutorial for making the glitter embellishments...not too hard really:
First you will need some heavy-duty double sided tape...i purchased Sookwang in a large roll...it will cover a large portion (if not all of a standard card front), for this project i cut a strip a little wider than my border punch...(remember not all border punches like thicknesses...i used the Reminisce brand...and it wasn't happy with this thickness, the best punch i've used so far is EK Success...and it's like the name..success-ful!)













I used double sided paper also and attached the strip to the lighter side and then a strip to the darker side.  Then i used my border punches.

**Remember the side that you put your tape on is the side that will be up and have glitter attached to it.


Punch out both of your borders and then add the glitter to the tape, tap off and burnish the glitter. 
(Burnishing is just rubbing and pushing the glitter down..it makes it "shine" more and i found that the MS glitter was more sparkly.)










This is the "Glitter Ritz" brand














This is the Martha Stewart brand.










The punches cut out w/the tape. And the burnishing i am doing w/my finger.

The finished border punches ready for my card base.














Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and let me know if you have any questions...i will be checking the comments. Grandma Bonnie

Friday, March 23, 2012

Challenge #15 - TIC TAC TOE

Thank you everyone for sharing your GOLDEN creations in last week's challenge!  Our Prize Winner from Challenge #14 Pot of Gold has been randomly drawn from random.org...  and we congratulate...


Congratulations #18 DEBBIE ... 


DEBBIE, please contact me (Pauline) at the yahoo email on the right, for details on how to claim your prize of three images from Milk Coffee!  And our Top 3 Winners are....



Swing on by, and collect your Top 3 badge from our left sidebar...But wait... our Top 3 have prizes too! You receive an image of your choice from Milk Coffee! Please send me an email (address is above on the right) so that you can claim your prize! Congratulations, everyone!!

Thank you Milk Coffee for sponsoring our #14 challenge, and for your generous prizes!

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On to our new challenge!  We have a game for you this week, to help you choose your embellishments for your creation.  We're playing
TIC TAC TOE!


All you need to do is to check the tic tac toe game below, and select a line of three items (up-down, left-right, or diagonally) and use those three items on your creation!  Please identify the items or line that you have used!

We are happy to welcome back Whoopsie Daisy as our sponsor for this week's challenge!  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of 2 sheets of Whoopsie Daisy images... which is 8 images! Fabulous!

Our Design Team has created awesome pieces  to share with you, and to inspire you! Have a look!



  

(For details of each creation, click on the DT names, to visit their blogs!)

We would love to see your TIC TAC TOE creations this week! 
(If Mr Linky isn't up/working yet, please leave a comment with your entry link... you will be counted!)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Challenge #14 - Pot of Gold

Thank you everyone for sharing your creations in last week's challenge!  It was fun to visit all your blogs ... 

Our Prize Winner from Challenge #13 Orange & Green/St Patrick's Day has been randomly drawn from random.org...  and we congratulate...
Congratulations #6 PEGGY M ... 

PEGGY, please contact me (Pauline) at the yahoo email on the right, for details on how to claim your prize of 2 Sets of images from KPM DOODLES!  Thank you Kristen for sponsoring our #12 challenge!

And in no particular order, our Top 3 Winners are....


Swing on by, and collect your Top 3 badge from our left sidebar... congratulations, everyone!!

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On to our new challenge!  So many of us crafters love sparkle and bling.  And as a girl, it's our duty to love the expensive sparkly things like diamonds, pearls, silver and gold.... isn't it? This week, we want your creations to contain...
GOLD!

We are excited to introduce a new sponsor to our challenges, Milk Coffee!  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of 3 Milk Coffee images... fabulous! But wait.... there's more!

The awesome designers at Milk Coffee, will also provide one image to each of our chosen Top 3! How generous!

Our Design Team has created some fabulous golden creations to share with you, and to inspire you! Have a look!




  

(For details of each creation, click on the DT names, to visit their blogs!)

We would love to see your GOLDEN creations this week! 


(If Mr Linky isn't up/working yet, please leave a comment with your entry link... you will be counted!)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Challenge #13 - Orange & Green/St Patrick's Day

Thank you everyone for sharing your creations in last week's challenge.... it was wonderful to see so many buttons!  It was fun to visit all your blogs ... our Prize Winner from Challenge #12 BUTTONS has been randomly drawn from random.org...  and we congratulate...


Congratulations #19 LISABEE ... 

Lisa, please contact me (Pauline) at the yahoo email on the right, for details on how to claim your prize of  7 digi stamps from Bugaboo Stamps!  Thank you Bugaboo for sponsoring our #12 challenge!

And in no particular order, our Top 3 Winners are....

#37 GERRI MORGAN


Swing on by, and collect your Top 3 badge from our left sidebar... congratulations, everyone!!

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On to our new challenge!  In March, many of us are swept up in all that is Irish, in the fever of St Patrick's Day!  This week, we offer you a choice...

ORANGE & GREEN
or
ST PATRICK'S DAY!

Your creation can follow a St Patrick's Day theme, or it can follow the colour theme of Orange and Green.  You can mix both if you wish? We are excited to introduce a new sponsor to our challenges, the uber-fabulous... KPM DOODLES!  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of TWO SETS of images from the KPM DOODLES collection... what an awesome prize!

KPM Doodles has sets for so many occasions and events, and they are fun and funky.  Sets are available at fabulous prices, in black and white digistamps, or pre-coloured clip art sets.... some are both!

Our Design Team has created some awesome Orange and Green, and St Patrick's Day creations to share with you, and to inspire you! Have a look!



  


(For details of each creation, click on the DT names, to visit their blogs!)

We would love to see your Orange and Green, and St Patrick's Day creations  this week! 


(If Mr Linky isn't up/working yet, please leave a comment with your entry link... you will be counted!)