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Monday, March 31, 2014

April Challenge

It's a new month and time for a new challenge!! 

This month we would like you to take inspiration from the 
following image of a cake. You can take inspiration any way you want, 
just make sure you tell us what inspired you in your blog post!

As always, you also need to include a handmade
 (by you or somebody else) item on your page!

Here is the cake - don't you just love it!!

The winner of this challenge will win some awesome goodies from my (Vicki's) handmade store, 
Burdy's Embellies! I have been creating some new goodies and am hoping to 
hold a new release sale sometime this month, so keep an eye out!! :)

Here is some inspiration from our awesome DT!!

Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour star, Charms Creations Cloud, A Lil Something flag.
Inspired by the colours and circles on the cake.

I was inspired by the colours, the circles and the ribbon around the cake platter (that inspired my washi border). I have used some Rainbow Splendour butterflies and purple heart wheel, and a Greatest View badge.

Obviously inspired by all the circles!
Handmade item is the washi feathers

Inspired by the  colours and circles, and using thick acrylic paint to mimic fondant/icing.
Handmade item is a purple colour wheel by Rainbow Splendour

Inspired by the colours and circles.
Handmade items from Burdy's Embellies and Lime Tree Creations!

All entries need to be linked to the linky tool by midnight April 30th!
We can't wait to see how you are inspired by this cake!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

More March Inspiration!!

Have you had a go at our March challenge yet? If you haven’t, here is a reminder of what the challenge is…
We would like you to take inspiration from this image (You can use any part of it that takes your fancy, just let us know how it inspired you in your blog post) and you also need to include a HANDMADE item. Your handmade item does not need to be made by you, it can be something handmade that you have purchased! Smile

Our awesome sponsor this month is Catie from Caties Craft Corner!! You can also find Catie on Facebook!

Now for our wonderful DT inspiration! I love how these are all completely different…

Handmade items from Burdy’s Handmade Embellies and Ah Scrap!

Handmade flair button from A Piece of Cake Designs!

Handmade flair button from Flutterby Design!

Handmade flower from Burdy’s Handmade Embellies and flair from D-Lish Scraps!

Entries are due at the end of the month, so you still have a little while to have a go at this one. We can’t wait to see how this image inspires you!
Don’t forget to link your entry to the Mr Linky tool in the top right corner of our blog!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

February Winner!!!

We had some very awesome entries for the february quote challenge, but we have managed to pick a winner! We love this double page by Mandy Melville!!

Mandy has won some cool handmade goodies from Sue at Lovelybug Bits n Bobs!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Challenge!!

Can you believe it is March already? How quickly this year is flying by!!
We have a new challenge for you! We want you to take inspiration from our GREEN mood board!! Smile
Of course you need to include a handmade item on your page too!

And here is some inspiration from our design team..

I took inspiration from the pops of colour in the photos as well as the shades of green .
Handmade embellie is the APOCD flair.

Handmade stuff: Charms Creations Lollipop, Flutterby Designs flair and an old fimo cloud from my stash!

Inspiration taken from the colours (maybe just a little ) and the crayons and paint brush... they inspired me to get really creative with the background and make lots of texture. Have also taken the black and white and added them.
Handmade stuff is the flat flowers; they were all white to start with so stamped a couple with Staz On ink, and coloured the others with gelatos, as well as the flourishes and the shipping tag.

I was inspired by the nature pic.
Handmade items from Burdy's and A Lil' Something.

My handmade item is A lil' Somethin' button

We would love to see your take on this inspiration board! Link your original entry to the linky bar by midnight March 31 to be in the running to win an awesome prize from Catie's Craft Corner!!