Tuesday, March 01, 2011


A big thank you to all those who took part in our Anything But a Card challenge.  It was lovely to see so many different ideas.

Congratulations to Marlou, you have been chosen to receive our little gift of lace and filagree pins.  Enjoy!  Please email Mandy your address and we will pop them in the post to you.

With St Patrick's Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to use it as inspiration for Challenge #14.  Again, we like to keep our challenges as open to interpretation as possible, so be as creative with this theme as you would like to be.


Green is my favourite colour and I love all shades of it.  I used a gorgeous Flower Cube box template created by the very talented Adela.

My felt flowers were made using Papertrey Ink's large Scallop Border Die, after gathering together with thread, I embellished them with tiny seed beads in different shades of green.

Just perfect for giving small gifts such as jewellery!

Creations by AR: Flower Cube Template. Papertrey Ink: Kraft Cardstock, Large Scallop Border Die, Everyday Blessings Papers, Friendship Jar Stamp Set. The Ribbon Girl: Natural Lace, Jute Button Twine.


I have used bright colours for my St Patrick's Day Card.   Tilda is coloured in using water coloured pencils by Mondeluz.  I have used the spellbinders hearts to make the clover and Marianne Creatable Dies for the swirls.

I coloured in the little boy on his bike with the water coloured pencils, then used the colourful paper from the Rosie's range.  The card was embossed with the sizzix dots embossing folder.


Our giveaway for Challenge #14 is pictured below and includes flowers, doilies, tea dyed tags and a selection of buttons including 3 wooden teapots. 

Please leave a link to your project using Mr Linky or send us an email with a picture attached. This challenge will close midnight Tuesday 15th March New Zealand time.  We look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations!

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  1. Ah wow Mandy !!! I'm over the moon :) I can't believe I won, you have made my day huge hugzz xx

  2. Ps ... Loooove what you all have made, fantastic xx

  3. Well done Marlou very well deserved as you are an inspirational crafter. So now i have followed you here and put in an entry for the St Patricks day challenge

  4. gosh, thank goodness got my computer sorted, total panic ... LOL ... joined in with you ladies again and love your creations, beautiful :) xx

  5. well done Marlou on winning last time ... love what you made!