Sunday, 20 July 2008

Sunday Challenge

Good Morning all, Louise here.

Before I begin I'd like to thank all of you who join in with our challenges and visit the blog, without you it would be awfully quiet and uninteresting around here.

Are you sitting down? Good because this week it's a toughie! At first glance you may not think so but wait until you try it.....

I want you to dig out those papers that you assigned to the 'never to be used' pile and get crafting with them. You know the ones I mean, you buy a set of beautiful papers but there's always one that you know you'll never use, well today, it's all going to change.

So, use at least one of your neglected papers as the main element of your project and any of the Charmed Downloads, and remember.........BE HONEST!

To reward you for your hard work on this toughie I'm giving away my first featured project (Hippy notebook) as a prize to one of you, it'll either be for my favourite project or (if I can't choose!) a name picked out of a hat.


I used two CDs to make the covers for this one. I covered them with one of my long neglected papers - which I didn't like because I thought the pattern was too big for cards, then made it into a note book with my bind it all. I cut the holes for the eyelets with my Big Bite. The image is Hippy George from the Rock 'til You Drop collection.

Look at this beauty that Juliet came up with for us! I just love those apples. I can see why Juliet might have found these papers a little tricky in the past but don't they just look fantastic together! I'd buy them! Juliet said; The background paper was from the bottom of a very large pile of 'unlikely to be used' papers, the others are K&Co Berry Sweet speciality from Charmed. Back to school Dottie coloured with prismacolour pencils. 'Little Miss Sunshine' sentiment Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine, also from Charmed.

I thought we needed some sunshine with this flippin' awful weather!


This is another paper that I loved when I saw it on the screen but when it came I realised the pattern might be a bit too big for cards, I guess I was wrong ay? The butterflies were cut on my silhhouette.


Groovy Man!! I can see why Nicola might have struggled with this paper in the past but I think it was made for this card! It screams hippy doesn't it? I love this card and the sentiment is just perfect. Look at all those little flowers around the card FLOWER POWER!


And finally, a third one from me (I've been a busy bee this week) I downloaded this bag template for my Silhouette (digital craft cutter) and I love it, I can see some more gift bags on the horizon from me, The paper is from my favourite ever collection of papers K&Co Mira but it was the one paper that I'd never used, I think it was the colour I didn't like but I think I really like it now I've used it. The image is from the Cat collection.

So, I hope these have inspired you to have a go, go on be a devil!

Don't forget to leave us a comment with a link to your blog so we can come and visit you.

Happy crafting!


Juliet said...

WOW! What a fantastic prize - wish I could win it, lol :-) ...and fantastic examples from Lou and Nicola. Just shows, it may not be easy, but we can use ALL our papers with a bit of effort. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations. Juliet xxx

Jac said...

Ooh what a great challenge,I love what you have all made and I know I've got those papers in my room that just sit there and sit there now lets see if I can finally come up with a use for them!

Karen said...

Wow wow wow WOW girls!! What a fantastic array of projects!! I just absolutely totally love them all! WOWSA!!

Sarah C said...

Your creations ladies are just amazing. Nicola, that's the same paper I used on my hippie Anniversary card, but I used different colours!!! It sure does go well with them doesn't it? LOL

I know I have some papers I've put to the back, so will have a dig around this week and see what I come up with.

Thanks for the challenging challenge Lou xxx

ENJAY said...

Lou is a little watsit,this is quite a difficult challenge!! Great fun though. Looks like we re-visted the free love age!! Not that im old enough to remember!!
Juliet your card is amazing, so much in it !And Lou!! The cats are wonderful I love the colours and great minds think alike with the hippy chicks!! super cool dude!!xx

Chriss Rollins said...

great projects well done girls.
I have that paper louise... thought the pattern was smaller when i sent for it.
thanx for sharing.
chriss x

Crafty Wanderings said...

Ha! Was gonna chuck that paper last week when it didn't work out with Hippy Dottie! Glad I kept it for one more week! LOL! Hippy George is on my blog!

Lou - that was quite cruel! I have papers I love so much I don't want to use them, but that's quite a different thing than not knowing what to do with it!
Have a happy day!
Ruth x

Jo said...

great challenge thanks Lou. I have finally used some papers I decided to break away from the normal card and make an easy exploding box. Some great examples again by the design team

Lea said...

I'll have to have a delve and think a bit for this one lol

Eve's Crafts said...

Wow love your ideas!!

I have had a go at this one and have also used a dottie image i have never used before.
You will find it here


Sammi said...

Ok Done!! And MUCH earlier in the week this time! It's on my blog. right Here

Sammi said...

Before I leave this wonderful little world I just have to say that your creations this week are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I love them!! :)
And that prize is really something special Lou!! *here's hoping*

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great challenge - just love the DT examples! here is my effort:-

Lea said...

Finally I've put my card for this challenge on my blog, I've only just finished it - phew!

Jac said...

Talk about cutting it fine! I've managed to scrape in again but only just! This was hard! Great work everyone love what I have been looking at.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin