Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Challenge 60 *Sponsored by Handy Hippo* Winners!

A big 'Thank You' to everyone who entered this week, with over 100 entries you made it really difficult for us to pick a winner! but I did love hopping round and looking at all of your creations, and wow, what amazing work!

The prize for our winner this week is a Tim Holtz Easter Sizzix Die courtesy of our fab sponsor Handy Hippo (I hope you'll go and check out their site, just click on the banner above) and without further ado, our top 3 are...

1. Georgina b  - an amazing card and great use of die cuts! Congrats on being this weeks winner!

2. Natalie Z.  - a gorgeous tag - so pretty!

3. Lisa Jane  - for an elegant yet thrifty card :o)

Please e-mail me here for your blog badges / prizes

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Sarah x

p.s. Have you signed up to Craft Academy yet? its free, fun and full of inspiration! I hope you'll come and join us for the next lesson tomorrow :o)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Challenge 60 *Sponsored by Handy Hippo* Die Cuts

This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies - including plenty of  dies and embossing folders. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!

They chose a theme of 'Die Cuts' this week and have given us a Tim Holtz 'Easter Elements' Sizzix Die as a prize! You can see all of their Sizzix dies on on their website here

and here is all the Design Team inspiration for you!

For my card I've used papers and a couple of the fab Vintage Alice images from Sarah's 'Wonderland' cd, I've added a large flower die cut using tattered florals and coloured with distress inks.
I cut an Alterations heart from the red spotty paper in the Valentines digi kit by Sarah Hurley.  I also used an Alterations Tattered Banners die and used some pink spotty paper from the Valentines digi kit to make a border along the bottom. 
I used Wonderland CD for image and backing paper, with Tim Holtz Tattered florals dies, Spellbinders butterflies, Memory box butterfly border die, Gold ribbon, I cut flowers from the backing papers and scrunched them then inked them with Tim Holtz inks and used an old button as their centres to match the rest of my project. 
I used the Tattered Florals & Caged Bird die to create this canvas along with Sarah's Teal, Eclipse, Candyfloss pink, Sunshine Yellow & Sepia ink sprays I've also used quite a lot of Stickles. The quote I've used is called Don't Give Up (Author Unknown)
I layered some TH tattered florals die cut flowers and added a red metal brad in the centre. The flowers and background paper were then stamped using TH burlap distress ink pad and a music background stamp. I also used scalloped square nesties and circle die cuts. I wanted to keep it simple so I only added a sparkly ribbon.

I cut out a Sizzix Flourish from a scrap piece of card and used the negative part as a stencil to Versamark and emboss a pattern around one of the new Easter Kit Papers.  Layered up with some Nesties using another Easter Kit Paper and the Butterfly Digi.

I've used a paper from Sarah's Vintage Halloween Digi Set and teamed it with some Tattered Floral Diecuts and a Wonky Scallop Border Diecut.

I made a 8x8 Scrapbook layout using the Vintage Halloween Digi Papers, some ribbon from my stash and added my wee tattered floral diecut that I scrunched up, inked and added a wee pearl before sticking to my wee layout

I used Sarah's Poppy Red Mist and the Tattered Floral Die Cuts. I used a die cut as a mask (which i covered up with alphas) and then layeres that die cut flower as an embellishment. I used Wonderland Paper strips and coated them in PVa to give the effect of washi tape. There is a kraft flower die cut under the teal rose.
I used a Tattered Floral Die-Cut from craft paper under the Cupid embellishment. The papers and embellishments are from my Valentine digi kit.
We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 26th February to enter - just click below to submit your link!
Sarah x


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Challenge 59 - Winners

Hi everyone!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Love Is All Around Challenge! We had so many wonderful entrants and it took me a while to choose just three winners. But here they are, and congratulations to:

Well done everyone!

If you could please email Sarah (her details in the side bar) she will organise your blog badges / prizes!!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the start of another great new challenge.
Emma x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Challenge 59 - Love Is All Around

Hi everyone, Emma here with a new challenge and because we're now in the month of February and Valentine's Day is just around the corner ~ my challenge for you is :

We look forward to seeing all your projects that show some love on them and should you need any inspiration, then here's some fabulous creations that the Design Team have made.

I combined Tim Holtz Alterations Dies with Sarah's wonderful new Valentine's digi kit to make all the elements on my little gift box.

I used papers from the Wonderland CD and cut lots of tiny hearts out of it, I then folded each heart and placed them in the shape of a larger heart on a square canvas painted in red with Acrylic paints.

I've used some of the gorgeous pink papers from Sarah's 'Oz' cd, they are such a lovely shade of pink. I've added a rubber stamped image and made some roses out of the same bps


I've used the new Valentine Digi Set to create this little booklet.

I've also used the new Valentines Day digi kit to create my card.

I used papers from Woodland Whimsies, Wonderland & Oz to create this card.

I have made a Valetine's card using just elements from Sarah new Valentine's Digi Kit. I have paper pieced and layered the heart topper and shrunk one of the backing papers to fit the heart.

I also used the fab new Valentine Kit to create a simple card

You can get hold of the Valentine Digi Kit used in these projects here!

You have until midnight on 12 February to enter and good luck...

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Challenge 58 - Winners!

A big 'Thank You' to everyone who entered this week, I loved hopping round and looking at all of your creations!

This weeks winners are:

1. Debbles Dabbles 

2. Anneke 

3. sharon 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badges / prizes

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Sarah x

p.s. Have you signed up to Craft Academy yet? its free, fun and full of inspiration! I hope you'll come and join us for the next lesson tomorrow :o)