Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Challenge



This month the challenge is a gatefold card. Any shape or design is allowed as long as the base of the card is gatefold.

TO ENTER: Simply make a card, scrapbooking page or off the page project following the theme and give it to me, email me a picture or a link to your project.

Due to Easter I have extended this months challenge. Competition closes at 12pm on Saturday 3rd May .

Voting will commence on Wednesday 7th May and will finish Saturday 10th May. The winner will be announced on 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 your name inside.
  • 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.
  • There are two categories this year - an advanced category and a beginner/intermediate category. You can choose which to enter, but I will have the final say as to which category I think you should be in, based on your experience.

THE PRIZE: The winners in each category  will receive a $15 gift voucher to spend in the store or goods to the value of $15, 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.

March Card Challenge

This months challenge was “Add A Flourish”.


In the beginners/intermediate section Olive was the winner with her card (B1) using a Graphic 45 paper and Kaisercraft blooms. The Flourish is a Cheery Lynn Design – Fanciful Flourish.


Other entries in this section were from Mary with a lovely pink and white card using the flower we made in class recently. I think (don’t quote me though) that the flourish is a My Favourite Things flourish.


Runner up in this section was this card from Jean P. The blue and white with a hint of pink is striking. Jean has used the Cheery Lynn Ivy Corner Flourish on this card.


Also made by Jean P is this cameo card using Marianne dies. The flourish is from the Marianne Frame LR0116.



In the advanced section our winner this month was Rhonda with her purple and white card (A5). Rhonda has used Marianne dies, including the LR0157 Heather flourish die. The flowers are hand made, except for the two Cherry Blossoms.


Also in this section was this card by Jenelle using a combination of Marianne Designs and Memory Box dies. The flower is handmade using Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret dies. Even the rosebuds are hand made. Jenelle’s cards can be seen here 


This lovely silver, white and yellow card was made by Maralene for a family members 21st birthday. Those who know Maralene know how much she loves her bling and this card is no exception with the flourish being rhinestones.


This card was also made by Rhonda using a pearl flourish this time. The borders are Spellbinders and the stamp from JustRite Papercrafts.


This card was made by Glenda using the Spellbinders Fancy Lattice background and the flowers are Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms. Glenda has inked them and combined them with some red netting for a lovely effect. The flourish leaves are Memory Box Fresh Foliage.


Another card from Glenda, this time using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 and I think Glenda said Wink of Stella pens for the colouring. Rhinestone flourishes finish off the card.


Another card from Rhonda, this time using a stamped flourish. Sorry I”m not sure what stamp Rhonda has used but I did notice that the LOVE die cut (from Marianne Designs) has been stamped with the same image.



Thanks girls for all your lovely entries and congratulations to our winners for this month. Looking forward to next month Smile


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