Tuesday, August 31, 2010


....with our first challenge here on Let's Craft and Create.

The challenge is 'Gift', this can be interpreted in many ways. You may like to make a gift or gift packaging or even a gift tag or card....the choice is yours, as long as your creation is gift related.

For all those taking part in our first challenge we have a little 'gift' for one lucky winner, who will be chosen at random. Below are our samples with a little information on how they were made and supplies used.

We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations, don't forget you can add a link to your design using Mr Linky or by emailing us with a photo attached.

I had fun altering a notebook which I bought from our local supermarket and making a matching bookmark using Papertrey Ink's bookmark die. These make great gifts for teachers for end of year presents and can be packaged in a cellophane bag with matching tag.

PAPERTREY INK: Take Note Stampset, Kraft Cardstock, Hodge Podge Papers, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Button.
STAMPIN UP: Creamy Caramel and Pumpkin Pie Ink, Felt Flower

I enjoyed making this matching card and pillow box set, for that persons special day. I used the Cuttlebug Flower Flourish embossing folder and little pearl rhinestones along with the Spellbinders labels 3.

.....and here's our little gift to one lucky winner for taking part in our first challenge.

Charo has painted this wonderful design onto a Kete Basket using Acrylic Paint, sealing it with Varnish.
As Charo says in her email, this would be a fabulous gift holder to give to family or friends overseas to represent NZ.
It really is a beautiful project Charo, thank you for joining in with our challenge.


  1. Congratulations girls on your new challenge blog...your projects are stunning and I hope you get lots of lovely entries :) Donna x

  2. Congratulations on the blog, love your creations. Will back with an entry soon, it's nice having 2 weeks, I struggle with weekly challenges :)x

  3. Just found your challenge and look forward to more I am off to post news about you on my blog!

  4. I to stumbled onto your blog and hoping for huge success for you all. I was wondering when is the challenge is due? If I have time I might just join in!

  5. of course I read the blog and know it is every Wed. Maybe next week?

  6. Hi everyone it's good to see so many of you on the first day looking around our blog. The challenges are going to be fortnightly BlueRose so hope this gives you enough time to send in your creation.

  7. Hi Eileen and Mandy,
    fab challenge and lovely samples and fab prize
    good luck to all x
    Suzie Qx
    good luck with your new blog i am sure it will do well x

  8. Hi Eileen & Mandy,
    Thanks for asking me to join in and best of luck with your challenges