Next challenge, a little late.

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I have to apologize for this one being a little late. Things have been crazy around here and now I’m even battling a bad cold.
Here’s your next challenge. This one is for card-makers, scrapbookers or those who love altered items. Simply create a piece of artwork that has some sort of embellishment in 3-D. Break out those pop-dots, ladies and have some fun!

Here is my layout, with lots of 3-D!

Products used: Life Delights Level 2 paper and My Stickese,
eyelets, photo hangers, sassy strands
Rustic Alphabet, Playful Lowercase

Once you’ve completed your project, just email me (simplycreating@ritskes.net) a couple photos, and you might just get a little gift.

Some non-traditional valentines to get you started.

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Here is one that I will be making at a gathering on Thursday.

Yes, those are googly eyes!

This card was made with CTMH’s Whoo Loves You stamp set. I love it and am so excited to finally make a card with it. The little hearts are from Priceless Love, a new set. The owl is paper pieced with Cocoa and Vineyard Berry ink. The paper is from our new Emporium Level 2 pack. Oh and a bit of Cocoa ribbon.

These are the valentines my 3-yr-old daughter, Arianna, and I made for her pre-school class. She picked the stamps, from our Life is a Jungle stamp set. She was also adamant that her cards have blue on them. She said it a number of times, that she had to have that blue paper! So she has met my challenge without even knowing it. The paper is from the Caprice Level 2 pack. The hearts are from Thoughtful Seasons and are stamped in Cranberry. Arianna coloured in the lions and hippos. I think she did a fabulous job choosing the products for her first set of valentines.

And the winner is…

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My first challenge has a winner! My aunt, Anna Luke, made this beautiful card.

She has won an Edge Distresser! This great little tool makes it easy and safe to add that rough look to the edges of any paper. Use it with CTMH’s cardstock to reveal the white core.

The next challenge is an easy one. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, your challenge is to make a valentine’s card. The catch is that you need to include at least one non-traditional colour, so make sure you have a colour, other than red, white, or pink, on your card. I’ll post a photo later today to get you started. Like last time, just take a photo of your card and email it to me. Who knows, you might just win something!

Have fun!

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