Friday, 13 May 2011

Week 19 Challenge - Menu Choice

Apologies for the delay in this post, however it appears that Blogger has affected the whole Blogging community and we are stuggling with extra spaces and odd text too! So without further delay, here's Colette!

Hi, Colette here, it’s my turn to set the theme for this week’s challenge and as I have a birthday coming up on Sunday, (one of those with a big fat zero on the end!) I have decided to give you a menu of some of my favourite things to choose from, so that I get to see lots of cards and projects that I would like on my birthday!
You may use only one thing from each section:
Colour: Pink or Turquoise
Image: Fairy or Butterfly
Embellishment 1: Ribbon or Lace
Embellishment 2: Pearls or Gems
But remember - don’t be greedy, pick only one thing from each section, so for example if you pick ribbon you cannot use any lace on your project etc., etc.
The top three from Week 17 challenge which was to use Blue, Aqua and Purple are:

First Place: Sue T
Second Place: Jack
Third Place: Pauline

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Good luck with this weeks challenge - closing date is Sunday 22 May at 12noon GMT.

Ruth: I've kept mine really simple this week - I've printed one of the butterflies from Sundae of Seasons four times onto some vellum, layering them with foam pads then adding the gems to the body of the butterfly. The ribbon is Stampin' Up and I've used a Martha Stewart punch. To see how the butterfly is layered, pop over to my blog!

D'Anne - This was an exciting challenge. For my card I selected to use the color turquoise, lace, crystals and a butterfly. The turquoise background paper is from the Not For Girls cd, the pattern paper is from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft cd, the butterfly element is part of the 'Magical Days' collection from the All Around & Everywhere cd which I layered with 3-d dots. Then added lace and some crystal. The overall feeling is magical don't you think?

Audrey For this fun challenge I chose butterflies, pink, pearls, and ribbon. I used the CD Sundae Of Seasons for the paper and the butterfly. I used Inkssentials White Enamel Accents on the butterfly and 3D Dots to give it dimension. I inked the edges of the paper with S.U. Soft Suede ink and I also did some stitching with white floss as well. I used an off white Recollections pearl for the eye of the butterfly and added a pretty little bow at the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from the S.U. So Happy For You Set.

Fliss - I really enjoyed this challenge and chose turquoise, a fairy, ribbon and pearls. I inked up my favourite fairy, Gracie, and her wings and found the perfect log on which to sit her on the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD. I coloured all the images with Promarkers and cut out Gracie. The stripy background paper is from the Sundae Of Seasons CD and the spotty one from the Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition. I added a sentiment from the stamp set to finish.

Emma - Hello there, I chose butterflies, pink, lace and pearls for my simple card. All the papers and images came from the Sundae of Seasons Cd Rom. I used liquid pearls to edge the card and sentiment.

Enfys: I loved this challenge, and I chose turquoise, butterflies, lace and pearls for my very simple card. Papers and image printed from a Sundae of Seasons CD. I added adhesive pearls by Papermania, and a scrap of tea stained lace. The sentiment is a stamp by Stampin Up. I cut another butterfly from the sheet, and popped that up with foam pads

Lis-m This is a fabby challenge! I chose pink, Fairies, Pearls and Ribbon. Papers were from "All around and everywhere", and coloured in the gorgeous "flower girl" and then added the butterfly as wings from "Meeshelle" the Flutterfly fairy!

Miria My menu for this week is : fairy, turquoise, crystal, ribbon. The fairy is lovely Polly,coloured with Promarkers and Distress, the crystals are dewdrops, ribbon from stash. The papers and sentiment are from Double Sprinkles of Kraft and Paper Boutique III.

Claire I think its fair to say we all enjoyed this one! I have chosen Pink, butterfly, ribbon and crystals to create my tag. Paper is from Paper boutique Vol 1. The butterfly from A double sprinkle of Kraft as is the flower. All I have added is a large fancy eyelet, gems and ribbon!

Colette For my card I have chosen turquoise – butterfly -ribbon – gems. The butterfly comes from the Sundae of Seasons CD rom and the paper and sentiment from All Around and Everywhere. Glitter, ribbon and gems are from stash. I used a Go Kreate die to create the shape of the card, printed the butterfly out twice, once on vellum, then shaped the wings and layered them up, I finished off with glitter around all the edges of the paper, the butterflies wings and even inside the card.

I hope you enjoy the challenge as much as the Design Team did, we look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win and the awesome inspiration provided by the design team

  4. Oh man - I missed the deadline, went to post it right now! Well - just in case you want to see my card, it's here:


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