Category Archives: Challenge Winners

Snow Flakes Basket Day 6

This project is in Top 3 for the Stampin’ Up Only 34 Challenge!

Here is another basket to fill goodies for a warm gift for friends and family.  The snowflakes were first cut and then embossed with a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Clear Embossing Powder.  It was a little tricky to lower the front of the basket so that the sentiment would be fully visible.  I only glued down the centre of the snow flakes and gently lifted the edges to give it some dimension.  Hint: to secure the shape of the ribbon handle, add a piece of cardstock beneath it.


Stamps: Tags til Christmas (#120847)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680)
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), Crumb Cake (#120953), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: Scallop Square (#119884), 1-1/4″ Square (#119865), Scallop Trim Border (#118402)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976), Norther Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#120902), Mini Milk Carton (#117310), Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Library Clips (retired), 1″ Baja Breeze 1″ Double Stictched Ribbon (retired & on clearance), Silver Circle Brads (retired)

Entry for ChallengesSU Only 34, Inkspirations 100


Merry Wine Tag Day 8

Top Picks

This project won the Stampin’ Royalty 102 Challenge!

Wines are one of the favourites as gifts.  Here is one little project that will add a nice touch to your gift.  The 3-d ornament is inspired by the pumpkin that Marlene Peters made for her Halloween project.


Stamps: Tiny Tags (#118592), Delightful Decorations (#116517), Every Little Bit (#117096)
Ink: Real Red (#103133), Old Olive (#102277)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Punches: Round Tab (#119864), Ornament (#119847), 1-1/4″ Circle (for inside the ornament), 3/16″ Corner (#119871), Jewelry Tag (#117190)
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (#109025), 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones (#119246)

Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 102, SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100, Pals Paper Arts 125

SR48: Colour Challenge ~ a Goddess Pick

I won another challenge with this card!  Yippee!!  Glad you all liked it!!! See other winners of this challenge here.

My first  with the Bigz Lattice Die. It went well with the Colour Challenge on Stampin’ Royalty with Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, and River Rock.  The lighting makes the card brighter than it is but the close-ups should show the softening of colour on the lattice.  Love this lattice!

Stamp Set: Because I Care, Vintage Vogue

Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, River Rock, Crumb Cake

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Punches: 1 3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Large, Scallop Oval

Other: Bigz Lattice Die, 5/8″ Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Square Rhinestone Brad, Sponge Dauber

SR#21: a Goddess Pick

***I made another Goddess Pick!***
I had a sudden urge to check the challenges and picked the Stampin’ Royalty Challenge almost instantly. I just can’t resist Rich Razzleberry! Browsing through my stamp sets, I noticed the “From the Kitchen of” set was mounted but that was as far as I got with it. I meant to use it to create my recipe box but as you know by now, I haven’t started it yet. I fought my nasty cough while making this recipe card because I just had to have my crafting fix. You can hang it from your cabinet knob or on the fridge. Yes, I like practical. I actually have another inspiration but my cough medicine is kicking in so I should get to bed before I pass out on the table.

Stamp Set: From the Kitchen of

Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry, Black

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Punches: 1/2″, 3/4″ & 1″ Circle, Heart to Heart, Large Star,  My Way, Round Tab, Wide Oval

Other: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Stampin’ Pastels

Challenge Card for SR#14 & MJ#133

******** Oh my goodness!!! My entry is a Goddess pick at Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge!  Check out my badge at the top!  My first winning entry!  So ecstatic!!! *******

I am really starting to get hooked on these challenges.  The theme is different every week so I get an idea for layouts, colors, themes and scads of inspiration from other challenge entries.  What do you think of this birdie card?  I’m thinking about doing a class of all my challenge cards.  Maybe we’ll get a vote going soon so you can all help me decide which ones to put in the class.

Stamp Set: Cheep Talk

Ink Pads: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip

Stampin’ Write Markers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP

Punches: 1/16″ & 1/2″ Circle, Heart to Heart, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Ribbon: 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

Other: Circle Cutter, Black Vintage Brads, Tombow, Sticky Strip, Dimensions