Sunday, October 7, 2012

September Competition Winner

Ok girls it's official! The winner of the competition for September is.......
 
Glenda - Card 1
 
 
Congratulations Glenda. Your $20 voucher will be waiting here for you next time you come to visit :)
 
 
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

October Competition

 Bingo Card Ok, for October we are going to do something a little bit different. A Bingo Card.

The idea is you choose a line from the chart shown here. You can choose any vertical line, horizontal line or diagonal line and your card MUST contain those three things. So for example: If you choose the second horizontal line, your card must include Lace, a Die Cut and a Rhinestone (or a few rhinestones) on your card somewhere.

You can add other things to it, you can combine your 3 things with other elements to make your card but you MUST include 3 things from one of the lines on the bingo card.

If you can place a Post-It note or a note in or on the back of your card to let me know which line you used that would be great. That will just help me to make sure everyone has followed the rules.

TO ENTER: Simply make a card, scrapbooking page or other project following the theme and give it to me, email me a picture or a link to your project. Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 30th October. Voting will commence on Wednesday 31st October and will finish Saturday 3rd November. The winner will be announced on Saturday3rd November  (or as soon as possible after that date)  THE RULES: The rules are very simple and are as follows:
  • The card/project must be your own design and made by you.
  • All entries must be anonymous - nobody should know which cards is yours.
  • You can enter as many times as you like.
  • If you hand me the card in person please put it in a paper bag or envelope with no name visible on the bag or card.
  • All cards handed to me will be returned after the competition. If posting your entry please include a SAE envelope if you would like it returned.
  • Entering the competition entitles me to publish a picture of your card/project and your name on my blog.

THE PRIZE: The winner will receive a $20 gift voucher to spend in the store or goods to the value of $20, which I will post to you if you can't get into the store to shop. I look forward to seeing all of your creations




Thursday, October 4, 2012

September Competition


SOMETHING OLD
The theme for this competition was to make a card using something old. Something you bought years ago and you’ve never used or you haven’t used it in years. You know that thing you’ve had sitting in a drawer forever and you wonder if you’ll ever use it. I thought this would make for some interesting cards and it sure did!
I have received 17 lovely entries into the competition this month and some by email as well Smile It is hard to judge a card by looking at a print out of it, so I thought I would share all the cards online with you prior to voting this month. That way some of you will get to see a digital image of the cards first. A couple of them were really hard to photograph though, so it' works both ways. Some are better to judge face to face.
Anyway, I’m not putting names on them and I’m not 100% sure that these are in the correct order but here are the cards that were entered. I’ll try to add what is old about them to give you a bit of an idea.
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The lady who made this card has not been making our style of cards for long so therefore didn’t have anything “old” as such. So she has gone back to her old style of making cards – pre  Kookaburra Crafts days.
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This card was made using an old Readers Digest page (10 years old) and some old letterhead paper for the flower. The flower centre is from an old garland (shows how long these things have been around).
Card 1
 
I’m not sure what is old on this card but I’m pretty sure it would be the stickers and possibly the punch. It reminds me of the old style of card that we would make with Evelyn at Get Crafty a few years ago.
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Again for this one the old Reader Digest Paper and letterhead paper with the rhinestone garland.
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This one is an original free embossing folder given when this lady purchased her Cuttlebug a few years ago. I love this folder and wish I’d been given it when I bought my Cuttlebug!!! The embossing powder used on the Congratulations at the bottom of the card is also years old.
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Now this is an old technique! I’m having trouble remembering what it is called but I think it’s something like Paper Pricking. These patterns have been around for years.
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On this one again we have the old Readers Digest page and also the Rub On letters. They are from a set where most of the letters have been used, so this clever lady decided to mix capitals and lower case to use them up and make an interesting tag.
Card 3
 
Again this card has been made using an older pre Kookaburra Crafts style of card making. Printed onto cardstock and some colourful rhinestones added.
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Again I’m not too sure what is old on this one, but I would guess it would be the stitched Christmas tree, and maybe the embossing folder? Correct me if I’m wrong ladies…please.
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This one has lots of old things on it. The paper is from the first paper pack bought by this lady, the brocade is from her grandmothers house. Some paper glaze has been used on the bird cage, flowers and tag. It was so old that the plastic packaging had gone yellow lol.
Card 4
 
I remember these butterflies from years ago at Get Crafty. I have some somewhere too. The Fairy Poppets is also one that has been around for years. And this lady has used stickers as well…something we don’t use much these days.
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Ahh Dufex! I’ve also got these Dufex 3D’s in my stash somewhere. I loved them when they first came out but never used them. Combined with a glitter floral oval, silver Romantic Rectangle die cut (both are a bit hard to see in the photo) and some beautiful punching, it really is old meets new.
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On this one the red pearls are something that was bought years ago and never used. So they have finally come out of their packet Smile
Card 5
 
Who remembers the bubble pack shaker cards? Love this one with the sand in it and the sea horse stamps are as old as the hills. I remember these from my early days of stamping when Printblocks was just a stamp manufacturing company.
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Again a really old 3D sheet and I’m pretty sure that the Spellbinders hexagons are something that was bought and hardly ever used. I know I haven’t used mine!
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This card has been made with a stamp (the bicycle) that was bought and never even came out of it’s packet. Haven’t we all got one of them in our stash! Glad to see it came out and got some use Smile Also the flowers have been floating around in a drawer for years.
Card 6
 
This one (and I could be wrong here) looks to me like the old black silhouette cut outs that I have in my stash. I think mine were sent as a gift from the UK, but these seem to be the same. I will have to check. Also the sticker, which doesn’t show up at all well in the photo is silver and says With Love.
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Thanks again ladies for entering the competition. Voting has already started and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday afternoon (time permitting).

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