Friday 5 April 2013

Challenge #2 for April

Wow, wow, wow! What beautiful entries we've had for last month's challenge and so many too, we're blown away with the response so a huge THANK YOU for your support!! Winners will be announced shortly but first we have to deal with a few housekeeping bits and then, of course, launch this month's challenge...

We spent a lot of time dealing with emails and queries this past month and several things have become apparent so we're changing the rules. From today onwards you can enter as many times as you like and what you like. Other rules apply so check them out HERE please.

So, without further ado, the challenge for this month is 'BUTTERFLIES'. Here are the initial makes from our talented Design Team which we hope will give you some inspiration...

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"This butterfly box was originally a vintage thimble display box purchased from an antique stall in Bridport. It has been given the shabby look with layers of paint, crackle paint and walnut stain distress ink. Filled with lots of little goodies and a multitude of butterflies."



"This miniature started out as a 2"x3" frame. Add a Tim pediment, paint and crackle and it becomes the base for my tiny 'Butterfly garden'. The flowers and butterflies are distressed very lightly to give a gentle shabby chic feel without it being too heavy."


 "A combination of Tim Holtz dies, Ideaology, PaperArtsy paints and stamps were used to make this Spring birdcage. The birdcage was cut from Grungepaper and inked with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and clear embossing powder."



 "For this piece I  went for my new found favourite toy the wonderful distress paints, lots of great Tim Holtz stamps and one of my favourite colour combinations of blues and browns. I added lots of inky layers and plenty of stamping to create my canvas on its easel."
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 We hope these beautiful makes from our Design Team will inspire you to share your creativity with us again this month. Ladies and gentlemen, we're off and running for April - Good luck!


  1. Oh my goodness, some of the most stunning samples I have ever seen! What a lovely theme!

    Lucy x

  2. I love butterflies! Can't wait to try something with this theme. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Completely gorgeous makes from the team - I agree with Lucy... absolutely outstanding! Lovely theme too!
    Alison x

  4. Thank you so much for the change in rules, very much appreciated!

  5. Fab DT inspiration and thank you for the challenge Karen x

  6. Stunning DT creations and a lovely challenge, thank you!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  7. Beautiful DT pieces! Looking forward to joining in later this month.

  8. Great Challenge once again, and amazing dt work. I will be adding my creation soon... hope one butterfly is ok.

    1. One butterfly is fine Sue, it's your interpretation on the theme [s]. Chris xxx

  9. Wow! what amazing DT designs :)Will have to visit there individual blogs to have a peek x
    Will get busy on my project for this challenge..... Butterflies one of my favourite embellishments :)
    Nikki x

  10. Fantastic inspiration from the DT! Great challenge!
    Alison xx

  11. Fabulous inspiration from the DT. Love this challenge Butterflies are my favourite. Meighan

  12. Thank you so much for this wonderful challenge! Your design team's work is so inspirational that I felt I needed to play along!

  13. Totally gorgeous samples from the team, i had great fun making my entry xo

  14. Stunning DT samples and a fabulous challenge with one of my favourite things.
    Fliss x

  15. Wasn't sure I was going to make it... but I had to really didn't I?! Thanks for another lovely challenge!
    Alison x

  16. Just made it with a little of April to spare ;-)
    Stunning work from the the Design team.

  17. Phew!! Just about made it.
    Great challenge, and stunning work from the Design Team. Looking froward to next month already. xx


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