Hello, this week  Barbara Campbell  and Donna Pheland will be your Hosts and Designers for this  Challenge on our brand new Website!  We have some new and very exciting sponsors this year and I know that you will want to check out there stores and blogs.  I am so excited to see what you will do in this new year.      

Challenge

Sequins, Rhinestones an Glitter – in other words, BlING will be the challenge this week.

SPONSOR

Power Poppy is the shop and blog of artist Marcella Hawley. We sell beautiful clear polymer stamps and digital images for your stamping, coloring, papercrafting, and creative pursuits. We’re dreaming up new products and ideas designed to make people happy. (Present company included.)

Unabashedly upbeat. That’s pretty much the spirit ’round here!

Power Poppy appreciates the small moments of life just as much as the milestones, the inspiration you can find anywhere and everywhere. We want to soak in goodness and give back more goodness.

 

$25 to the Power Poppy Store. You can use on Digis or clear stamps!

CHICKADEE IN BARBERRY

This is a digital image (Chickadee in Barberry) and fun to work with as you can resize them to be smaller or larger.  This is the original size here.  After printing on white card stock, I used a Spellbinder, A2 polka Dots, to cut it out.  Next the image is colored with copic makers.  For the snow, I used glossy accents and then sprinkled on Frozen glitter.  The HELLO is die cut from red foil paper with the Simon Says die.  For more views and imformation, go to my blog by just clicking my name at the top.

SPONSOR

Our clear high quality photopolymer stamps and inks are manufactured in the US and we are humbled to be serving customers in over 50 countries. Altenew’s name is inspired by founders’ desire to interpret classical inspirations in contemporary form. Alt in German means Old, and thus Alt-e-New represents the juxtaposition of the classical and contemporary designs.

Altenew is continuously innovating and is always striving to be at the forefront of crafting techniques and expressions.

 

$20 Gift certificate to the store

I used the Wild Hibiscus stamp and matching Die sets and my sentiment is from the Beautiful Day set all from Altenew.  Die cutting out the flowers from water color paper, stamping in Versa Mark ink and heat embossing in Gold.  I then ‘water colored’ my pretty flower images using inks in Riding Hood Red and Garden Green.  I find this to be the easiest way for me to water color, regular ink pads and a water brush.

Using 2 Cross Stitched Rectangles dies I created my frame.  The inside cut was used as my base panel, which I splattered a bit of my ink on to.  My frame has been backed with Fun Foam to make it sturdy and to add some depth and dimension.  Adhering my pretty flowers to either side and  I then just added a wicked lot of BLING to accent my corners.  A third flower was cut and added to the inside for accent.  Base card stock is Dusty Rose.

BE SURE TO REVIEW THE EASY RULES

 RULES
Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win
You must follow the challenge theme
Include a link back to this challenge page
You may enter our challenge 3 times (unique entries not variations of same card)
You may enter as many challenges as you like
Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST

 INFO

Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.

The host/hostess will pick a "Top 3" which will be featured on PINTEREST

Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.

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9 Comments

  1. Bunny

    Thank you for the challenge.

  2. Heidi

    Thanks for the challenge! I enjoyed it! And thanks to the sponsors too – great prizes this week!

  3. Jane Sirak

    I just saw this new challenge today so no cards yet but I just wanted to say I am very excited to have Altonew as a new sponsor. I love love love their stamps and dies their flowers are just awesome they really are. I am so happy to make some cards with their flower stamps. I have more GKD stamps then anything else but Altenew would come in second in how many stamps I have … which is a lot. I am excited! Welcome!

  4. Janis in ID

    Congratulations on the new page and thank you for this dazzling challenge theme!!! What awesome sponsors and lovely sample cards…..just beautiful.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  5. Beverly Jordan

    Super way to start the New Year! Bling it up!! INspiring and gorgeous cards! I’m in!

    • Barbara Campbell

      I am glad that you like the new challenge for the new year. Hope to see you in the challenge soon and best luck.

  6. Emily Shroom

    Two very different but equally gorgeous makes from Donna and Barbara for inspiration, love the pop of the red and green on Barbara’s card and those flowers are just lovely on Donna’s card. Thanks for the challenge!

  7. annie

    One amazing challenge, look forward to more…

  8. Gwendolyn

    Congratulations on your new site and I love the products from your new sponsors!

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