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Friday, April 1, 2016

April Challenge!!

A new month means a new challenge, and we have an awesome (and maybe messy) challenge for you this month!!

This challenge has been designed by DT member Deena. She would like to see you get creative with that big tub of stamps that we know you all have, but might not use often!

In addition to the stamping, you are also required to include at least one handmade embellishment on your creation. (Our design team always provide plenty of inspiration about different handmade embellishments you can include - these can be homemade or purchased.)

You are welcome to create any project you wish for this challenge layout / card / art journal spread / canvas / pocket page spread - as long we can see how you have used your stamps and included a handmade embellishment. Please note that entries must be created solely for our challenge - we do not permit combined challenge entries.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is DT member Deena, with a voucher from Stampin' Up!!

Deena says: Card making and stamping has always been my first love, it's what started me on my creative journey. In Oct 2013 I decided to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator. I had been using the products for a few years by then and wanted to share them with others.
At Stampin' Up!, we are excited to share our exclusive line of decorative stamp sets and accessories for greeting cards, scrapbooking, craft projects, and home decor! Since 1988, our wide assortment of stamp images, techniques, and designs has been helping crafters discover and express their creativity. Stampin' Up! products are not sold in stores but may be purchased at home workshops or through a network of independent sales consultants called Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Currently, more than 45,000 demonstrators throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping and share their enthusiasm for stamping, scrapbooking, and card making.
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! please don't hesitate to contact me either via Facebook or my email.
You can see the Stampin' Up! online catalogue here!!

Now for some DT stamping inspiration...

Deena has created a set of 3 cards, as well as a single card for this challenge. 
Handmade items - all backgrounds of small rectangles have been hand coloured and butterflies are die cut and the vellum butterflies have been hand coloured.

Handmade Items - leaves have been die cut and then coloured with ink, circle is a die cut that has also been coloured with ink

Hand stamped, coloured and cut out all the hearts and journal circle spots.
 Handmade items: Charms creations DIY plus, Rainbow Splendour pretty pin, Flutterby design photo tab, my own glass cabochon.

Cocoa vanilla buttons, Charms creations arrow and star, my own stamped flair

Have used stamping as my background as well as altering the wood veneer flowers. The Kraft flower is handmade by me.

Handmade cogs and satin flower from Burdy's Embellies, Rainbow Splendour wood veneer designs

Handmade items from Rainbow Splendour, Burdy's Embellies and Charms Creations

handmade flowers... CTMH stamps... Burdies heart and arrow... handsprayed coloured doily by me. D'Lish flair...

I'm sure there is something here to inspire you to pull those stamps out!!

All entries must be linked before midnight April 30!

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