Friday, 2 October 2015

October Challenge Week 1

I'm a bit late both with announcing last month's winners and starting off this month's challenge - so I'm going to do both at once!   Let's start with the new challenge:

It was hard to work out what to show for this challenge - this month we have a theme and the theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD.   I thought it might be nice to give you some ideas for handmade gifts for Christmas so you could choose to make framed pictures, stamped candles, glassware etc etc and I will be giving you more ideas as the month goes on but if you can't manage something complex, then think scrapbook page or tag.   As long as it is NOT A CARD it counts!   You must still use at least ONE PRODUCT from the range we sell in STORE.

Here's our DT's first range of inspiration.  As Sarah has stepped down, I am thrilled to announce that Lydia has come back to join the team and is playing along today.

Using Lawn Fawn's Snow Day & Twine and Hero Arts Green Hills Ink

Using Paper Smooches Dies - Wreath Builder, Holly, Foliage 2 and Merry Christmas
all simply layered on a large die cut circle and hung with twine to make a mini door wreath

I have made a couple of simple jotter pads and decorated the front covers with Fall Florals and the Three Amigos... more details on my blog :)

As we're a bit late starting - we'll run the challenge longer this month so you have until 
Link up on the challenge page when you're ready to play

NOW  - time for last months' winners!

Our overall winner and the winner of the £15 prize was GEMMA!
This bold geometric design was the perfect choice for the colours she picked - its a real knock-out!  A great one for those awkward guy cards too!!
Drop me a line to collect your prize Gemma.
Our two runners up this month were Wendy and Kate.
We loved the cute little bee buzzing over the stitched florals on Wendy's card - another bold design where the colour choice really makes it pop.    Kate's subtle gold shimmer gives a real touch of elegance to her design which really appealed to us.

Congrats ladies!

We can't wait to see what you come up with this month!


Kate said...

Thank you so much for the runner-up spot. It is so nice to see that folks like what I make!

Anonymous said...

Well done Gemma... greatly deserved. Can't believe I got runner up. Well done to Kate too. X

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, was chuffed to see I'd won. The runners up are fabulous cards too. So inspiring x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful projects, thanks ladies ... so inspiring! Anita :)