May Challenge 5/17

Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s start with announcing our April Challenge results!

The winner of our April Challenge is… Sayaka!


Sayaka chose a beautiful soft pink to watercolor our Dearest Peony. She then artfully arranged them around an ombre toned perfume bottle to create a winning card.

Congratulations, Sayaka! Please email us at to claim your gift certificate and details on being our guest designer for our June Challenge!


Here are three additional projects that especially stood out to us:


We loved Dana’s fun and colorful Macaron background!

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Judy did an amazing job coloring her Fresh Cut Sunflower Outlines and showcasing them against a matching white heat embossed background.


Carol’s beautifully colored Dearest Peony in that unique turquoise shade was just gorgeous!

All of the entries were so creative and gorgeous and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for our April Anything Goes Challenge!

For this month’s new theme, we have fun and interactive Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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How to play: Choose three consecutive elements from the board above and create a project incorporating those elements!

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For example, you can choose to make a card based on the last horizontal line incorporating No Line Coloring, Non Rectanglular Card and Watercolor into your project. Or you can choose the last vertical line incorporating Gold, Stripes and Watercolor into your project. Or you can choose a diagonal line, etc, etc.  There are 8 different variations you can choose for this month’s challenge!


Guest Designer: Yukiko Sugiyama

Yukiko chose the middle horizontal line (Glitter-Embossing-Stripes) for her gorgeous perfume project! Other Supplies Used: Timeless Icons, Adhesive Glitter Paper (Mixed)


Brenda: (1) Gold-Stripes-Watercolor or (2) Glitter-Embossing-Stripes

Supplies Used: Sunflower Gardern Cling Background, Dearest Peony, Hot Cocoa Mix & Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix


Tae Eun: No line Coloring-Non rectangle card-Watercolor
Stamp: Lucky Tulip, Sunflower Bouquet
Die: Lucky Tulip Coordinating Die, Double Stitched Circle die
Ink: Ballet Slippers, Cali Blue
Paper: Adhesive foil paper Light Blue, Adhesive glitter paper Silver
Couture Mix: Violet Sprinkle, Royal Garden Party


Janette: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedPretty Mail & Die, The New Pretty, Caviar Ink, Pink Diamond Mix, Amethyst Quartz Mix, Dew Drops


Mayline: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedWildflower Banner Stamp, Noir Dye ink


Jenny: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedMorning Glory Cling Background stamp, coordinating die, Congratulations Die, Freestyle stripes background, Gold Adhesive Glitter paper, Triple Purple Mix Sequins, Medallion Gold Mix Sequins, Glass Slippers Mix Sequins, Mixed Dew Drops


Jenny: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies Used: Wishful Wildflowers, Coordinating Dies, (Small) double stitched circle Standalone, (Small) double stitched Rectangle Standalone, Glossy Fine Transparent Adhesive Glitter paper, Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Glass Slippers Mix Sequins, Crystal Flora Sequins, Ballet Slippers Dye ink, Soft Orchid Dye ink

LauraJane: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedBeautiful Butterflies 3 and DiesThe New PrettyHello HummingbirdDouble Stitched rectangles dies (small), Smoky Quartz Dye Ink, Noir Dye Ink


LauraJane: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedBeautiful Butterflies 3Lone PoppyRosy Petals couture MixDMC Diamant Metallic Thread – Light Gold, Smoky Quartz Dye Ink18121374_1871568806414446_2298182460363863736_o

Anna: Shaker card-Glitter-No-line coloring
Stamps/Dies: Sunflower Bouquet, Pragmatic Wreaths, Fresh Cut Sunflower Dies.
Inks: Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Warm Hazelnut Dye, Arctic Sky Dye, Miami Cool Dye.
Gilding: Summer Skies Couture Mix, Glass Slippers Round Confetti, Glitter Tape – Silver (med)

Emily: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedHaute Stripes, Wishful Wildflowers and Dies, Fresh Cut Poppies, Modern Labels and Dies, Hollywood Star ink, Pink Pearl Sequins, Beautiful Butterflies 2 and Dies18121875_10208830558705578_4732950365075288846_o

Lisa: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor
Stamps: Sunflower Garden Cling Background, Pragmatic Wreaths, Wildflower Banner.
Ink: Noir Dye Ink
Mix: Spring Fawn Mix, Bright Diamond Seed Beads18208931_1302420203189707_3771993291926677376_o


Supplies UsedFresh Cut SunflowersSunflower Bouquet, Belle’s Dress Couture Mix18209037_10155346695844216_6785799919513116755_o

Vera: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedFresh Cut Sunflowers, Fresh Sunflower Outlines, Modern Label Dies, Kiwi Smoothie Couture Mix, Kamikaze Seed Beads, Mini Hearts Holo Clear Confetti

Did you enjoy the gallery of inspiration? Start linking up your projects now for this month for a chance to win a $50 code to our shop!

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  4. Oh thank you so much for the honorable mention!! Sure means a lot to me!! Congratulations Sayaka on the win–your card is beautiful!!! The May challenge looks like a lot of fun–can’t wait to try!


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