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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

CHALLENGE #20 - DIES TO DIE FOR

It was Sew Lovely to see all your designs for Challenge #19!!  A huge thank you to all who shared their creations with us.

The lucky person chosen to receive the roses, spray and pins is No.3 Kylie.  Congratulations!  Please email Mandy your address and we will get those in the post to you.

Dies have become big business in the world of crafting.  With an abundance of dies to choose from, which are your favourites?  We'd love you to tell us  and showcase them on a project.....and of course take part in our Dies to Die For challenge!

Mandy



My all time favourite die set has to be Love Lives Here by Papertrey Ink.  There are five dies in this set and they compliment each other beautifully.  I use them in my cuttlebug with designer papers, felt, cork paper and chipboard. The butterfly looks fab layered with felt and designer papers. The possibilities are endless with this set. 

Eileen




My favourite dies are butterflies.  I love the Marianne Creatable Butterfly die and also the cuttlebug die and emboss butterflies.   I made this butterfly card, notebook and bookmark.  I embellished with little rhinestones, roses and ribbon.
The papers are from My Mine's Eye.



Our giveaway for challenge #20 is Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets. Printed on double sided cardstock the sheet is packed with over 36 images in a retro kitchen style.  These are great fun to use on cards, tags, layouts and altered projects.


MONIQUE

Monique from Belgium has entered this card into our challenge, she likes using Marianne Creatable dies.



Our Dies to Die For challenge runs until midnight Tuesday 7th June NZ time.  We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Please add a link to your project using Mr Linky or if you don't have a blog, email us with a photo attached and we will share it with everyone here!


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Monday, 16 May 2011

Loving all the Sew Lovely creations so far.

It's not very often I get a needle and thread out these days, however, I did take up two pairs of my daughter's work trousers at the weekend! lol

...but rather than share those with you I'll share a card I made today using a gorgeous image from Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps Sew Nice range.





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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

CHALLENGE #19 - SEW LOVELY

Wow...we reached over 30 entries for our 'Say it with Flowers' challenge.  A huge thank you to all who shared their projects with us.

The lucky person chosen to receive the gorgeous gift from our sponsor Marlou is Ira. Congratulations!  Please email Mandy your address and we will get them in the post to you.

For challenge #19 we'd love to see your projects which involve sewing in some shape or form.  This could be stitching on your card, a handmade stitched project, an image or die cuts to do with sewing.  These are just a few ideas, remember we like to keep our challenges as open to interpretation as possible.


Eileen

In the school holidays recently, I made sock monkeys with my daughters.  I did the sewing and they stuffed them.  I crocheted little flowers to match and sewed on buttons.   They really enjoyed making them.

You can find a tutorial on how to make them here.




Mandy

At the end of this month a colleague at work will be getting married and she loves butterflies!  Jamey sent me some gorgeous butterflies cut using a Marianne Die, just perfect for my design.


I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink to help blend it into my background paper.

The gorgeous felt used for my Papertrey Love Lives here butterflies comes from the Ribbon Girl's Summer Day Felt Collection.  These have been stitched together then added to a cork paper heart.

The gorgeous 32mm ivory silk ribbon and diamante heart pin are also from The Ribbon Girl and the paper rose and pearl spray are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I finished off my design with a tea dyed tag and sentiment from Papertrey's Borders and Corners Mini Stamp Set.

We've been so lucky to have three wonderful Guest Designers over the last few weeks.  If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for one of our challenges please add 'GD' after your name when you leave a link to your project using Mr Linky. We'd love to have you on board!

Our Sew Lovely challenge runs until midnight Tuesday 24th May NZ time. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Don't forget, if you don't have a blog, email a photo to us and we will add it here for everyone to enjoy.

Our little giveaway for this challenge is a selection of gorgeous paper roses with pearl spray together with one of Mandy's decorative pin matchbooks.


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