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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

CHALLENGE #5 - LET'S PARTY

It's great to see that more and more people are finding us and taking part in our challenges, thank you for joining in.

We had some fabulous entries for our Halloween challenge, a big thank you to all who took part.  The winner of our 'Halloween' gift chosen by True Random Number Generator is No.1, Carol.  Congratulations!  Please email Eileen your details and we will get your gift in the post to you. 

Challenge #5 is 'Let's Party'.  This can be anything at all related to any kind of party...Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding.......and so on.


Eileen









I made this card and matching bookmark for my daughter's birthday on Friday.  I used the Spellbinders plain and lacey circles and tags.  The flowers were punched from cardstock using the Stampin Up 5 Petal Flower punch and I've added pearl rhinestones to the centres.   I also made a gift box to match.

Mandy



I was trying really hard not to use Kraft cardstock again, but...failed!  I love it.  My card and gift bag have been embossed using the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Folder.  I used Pink Bakers Twine and Jute Button Twine to crochet the flowers.

If you are interested in a tutorial for crocheted flowers try this video which I found to be one of the easiest to follow.

Papertrey Ink: Kraft Cardstock, Large Scallop Die, Small and Large Ric Rac Dies, Card Button. Ribbon Girl: Pink Bakers Twine, Natural Jute Button Twine, Small Pink Polka Dot Buttons.  Wild Orchid Crafts: Natural Cotton Lace, White Heart Shaped Pin.  Glassine Bag purchased from Ebay



Our 'Let's Party' challenge gift comprises of some gorgeous Maya Road envelopes which you can alter or use as they are, plus some Natural Jute Button Twine and Cherry Red Bakers Twine. A great asset to any project.


We look forward to seeing your 'Let's Party' creations.  Please leave a link to your project using Mr Linky or send us an email with a picture attached. This challenge will close midnight Tuesday 9th November New Zealand time.

Check out the gorgeous creations received via email...

 

Charo made this fantastic bowl using an old vinyl record.  She heated it over a glass bowl in the oven until it melted and then moulded it into shape.  She used it for her daughter's music theme birthday party.  Charo, this is such a fab idea, thank  you for joining in with our challenge.


Denise made this gorgeous birthday card for her friend Christine who lives in Nelson.
She used a stamp from Magnolia, Kaisercraft papers - Tea at Elsies Collection, Prima Flowers and Spellbinders Nesties. The Ribbon and charms came from her stash.


We hope to have some more party projects to share with you before the end of the challenge, so don't forget to keep popping back to see us. 

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

CHALLENGE #4 - HALLOWEEN

Firstly, thank you to all those who  joined in with our think pink challenge, your designs were stunning.

The lucky person who will receive the beautiful handmade mulberry paper roses and lace, as chosen by Random Number Generator, is No.14, Vicky.  Congratulations!  Please email Mandy your details and we will get these sent out to you.

Challenge #4 is Halloween.  You don't need to be into ghosts and ghouls to take part, for example you could use colours associated with Halloween or even a card or gift for that special little monster!

Below are our samples and a little information about them.


Eileen




I've made some bookmarks using large paper clips which will make a cool gift.
The Treat Bag is another great idea for the kids when they call.  You can find the tutorial here for the treat bag.




   
     

Mandy


How cute are these little boxes.  Just big enough to hold a spooktacular treat!  I am a big fan of Angie Juda's (Chic n' Scratch) tutorials and these boxes are no exception. You can watch her video on how to make them here



...and then there's Angie's little treat holders, I find I use this little technique alot as it's a simple but fab way to give a little treat to someone.  Angie's video for these can be found here.

 


...lastly a couple of fun bags.  I ran these little packets through my cuttlebug using the tiny bubbles embossing folder.

Papertrey Ink: Tiny Treat: Halloween Stamp Set.  Stampin Up:  Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon. Basic Grey: Off Beat Papers. Ribbon Girl: Little Packets Size Three




We are very fortunate to have some wonderful Stampin Up goodies to give away for this challenge all thanks to Delys Cram.  Delys is a Stampin Up Demonstrator who lives very close to Whakatane in New Zealand.  You can read more about Delys and see her wonderful creations here.


These yummie goodies consist of a Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Poppy Parade Classic Stamp Pad and a Pack of Assorted 'In Color' Cardstock, how fabulous is that!

Thank you very much Delys for sponsoring our
 Halloween Challenge.

We can't wait to see your Halloween inspired creations.  Please leave a link to your project using Mr Linky or send us an email with a picture attached. This challenge will close midnight Tuesday 26th October New Zealand time. 


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Sunday, 10 October 2010

A BIT MORE PINK


I thought I'd have a go at making a Baby Diaper card for something a little different.  I'm sure any new mum would love to get a card like this.  If you would like the template for this please click here.  Thanks Alison for the template. 

Don't forget there is still a little time left if you want to enter our think pink challenge, scroll down or click here.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

A DASH OF PINK...



Emma, Devotion to the Dream, creates some fantastic designs and it was this card of hers that inspired my projects today.






I used my trusty sewing machine to sew the pages into the booklet.  To add a little more detail to the inside I popped in a pouch with a library card, these are such fun!




Bookmarks are a great way to use up all the scraps of cardstock


Papertrey Ink: Just the Ticket Stamp Set, Library Card Stamp, Spiral Notebook Die, Library Pocket Die, Bookmark Die, Kraft Cardstock Stampin Up: Creamy Caramel Ink, My Favourite Things: Pure Innocence Make Mine a Double Stamp


Our 'think pink'  challenge is still running, either scroll down or click here to find out the details.



I decided to make a couple of little handbags for something a little different.  They would be great for a small gift or little sweet treats.