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.


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


Tara
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 
10pm (GMT) on MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER
Link up on the challenge page when you're ready to play  http://makethedayspecialcards.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenges.html


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!


4 comments:

Kate said...

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

Wendy Johnson said...

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

mygirllollipop 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 :)