Friday, July 12, 2013

Anything goes challenge winners & spotlight entries:

It's that time of the week - time to announce last week's spotlight winners as well as the winner of the $50 voucher to the shop!
A week like this, with 397 absolutely stunning, amazing, wildly creative entries well I'm REALLY glad we don't have to pick just three! Narrowing it down was a tough job - but we have seven entries to spotlight today - and lots of tutorials you'll want to check out!

Want to see "chunky ATC" taken to a whole new level? #116 Elly absolutely amazed me with her creation - and she shares great photos of the process so you can see exactly how she made this. Tracy said: This piece really caught my eye, the texture, embellishments and the wonderful bright cheery colours, really lifts the spirit. Such a wonderful transformation from a block of wood to create a fabulous chunky ATC.

#139 Vivian Keh shares an artfully splattered layout this week. Dan said: the splattered misted background with subtle elements of stamping integrated into it is very well done and her flowers tie in to it so beautifully colour wise but look great in their own right, I love the tissue-y petals.

#148 Izzwizz has shared a fantastic tutorial and card this week. Anita says: Her tutorial for the flower box is fabulous, and very easy to follow! It's an amazing creation that would transform any paper crafting project to the WOW factor!

We love seeing Tim's clocks turned into works of art - and #149 Annette Green has a tutorial to go with hers! Anna-Karin says: Absolutely gorgeous clock by Annette, altered with Vintaj patinas. How clever to use the Picture Wheel as a backdrop for her watch face. Love all the gears and numbers too.   Sandra says: love the patina look she achived with the vintaj and what a clever clock face!

#160 Die Amalie created such texture, so much beautiful blended color and feeling to her piece I wish I could actually see it in person. I loved seeing the creative process behind the piece, and it makes me want to do some mixed media canvas work for my home soon!

When it comes to fun, #166 Maura sure knows how to make the most of her craft time! Candy says: Maura has created such fun and creative traveling themed cards. Her use of color and texture on the backgrounds really sets the tone for all of her detailed stamping and embellishing she’s done on each card. What a cool way to repurpose old playing cards!

Last but not least, #359 Donna Mack has a fabulous card. Dan says: I love how she's pulled off a very clever trick with this card - it's beautifully distressed yet somehow manages to maintain a crisp and clean feel, not easy to do!

Congrats to all of our entries featured in this week's spotlight! If you'd like to display our special spotlight badge on your blog email May and she will give you the code.

But wait, we haven't forgotten the big prize of the week! I'd like to thank Simon Says Stamp for another great chance to win a $50 voucher!!

The lucky (randomly drawn) winner for the "stripe" challenge is...
#290 Laura Papercuts

Please claim your prize within the next two weeks by emailing May.
I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the challenge as it is always a joy to see what you create. I'd also like to say thank you again to Simon Says Stamp for their generosity - each week we give away a $50 gift voucher to the shop that you can use to buy all kinds of fabulous stamps, inks, and paper crafting supplies.

Remember - you just need to enter the challenge each week to be entered into the drawing!


  1. Wow! I am so honoured and proud! Thank you for spotlighting my canvas! And congrats to all the other spotlighted artists too!

    die amelie x

  2. Congrats to all of the winners! Gorgeous projects...all so exquisitely created and so inspiring to all of us! Congrats to LauraPapercuts on her $50.00 credit voucher! Have fun shopping! <3 Candy

  3. Congrats to everyone else that was chosen to be featured!! All your projects were AWESOME!! And thank you for HONORING me to be among the ones chosen!!

  4. Congrats to the winner and the spotlights! Gorgeous work!!!!

  5. Woohoo - thank you so much for spotlighting my card. I'm honoured to be in such fabulous company :-) Maddy x

  6. Congrats to the spotlight and the $50 winner Laura!! Way to go!

  7. Congratulations everyone. I am so honored to be spotlighted!!! Believe me, it made my day!!!


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