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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Challenge 188 - 3rd of January – Make your own backing paper

Good morning Thursday and a Very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you have all had a great time this Christmas and New Year. We are all looking forward to a great new year as we have some great sponsors and challenges lined up for you. And it will be our first challenge of 2013 today.

This week our challenge is to

Make Your Own Backing Paper

We hope you will enjoy this challenge as much as we have done. It's great fun to just be playing around with different mediums to get them sorted. We are very lucky this year, we have 4 sponsors lined up for nearly every challenge this year. As usual, there are no first, second, etc places for our winners, just first, second and etc drawn winners. The first winner will win the prize from the first sponsor, etc.

We also will be choosing our Top3 again as we did last year, I'm afraid no prizes will go with these places, but, who knows, we may be giving some prizes again in the run up to Christmas 2013. We will continue to choose a Star of the Month every month as well, who will win a prize from one of our sponsors and will be invited to join as as guest designer for a month as well.

Here are our first 4 sponsors for 2013, thank you for sponsoring us again this year. We would also like to thank all our sponsors for 2012, your support has been very much appreciated! We could not do it without you and our very loyal followers! Our Guest Designer this month is Lucy, Our Star of the Month November 2012. Welcome to the team, Lucy, we hope you will enjoy it!

She would also like to introduce herself to us, so here it is:

I am a 41 year old happily married mum of two. Once my youngest child started school I knew I had to get back into the workforce but I was no longer interested in admin work so decided to create my own business with two of my best friends. We are all mad about scrapbooking and cardmaking and realized there were items we needed that weren’t available so it made sense to design our own line of products and that’s how our wholesale company, Flourish with a Bling was created. We personally design and name all our own designs and feel we have some really unique products and materials.

Sponsor 1:  LEJ Designs

The prize for winner 1 is 3 digis of choice from her site.

The prize for winner 2 is a $10 USD Gift Voucher good for the three creators below within the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Shop

The prize for sponsor 2 is digis of choice from her site.

The prize for winner 2 is 3 free Digi Stamps of their choice

And here to give you some inspiration for this challenge are the creations by our Design and Guest Design Team Members, thank you ladies, your creations are lovely as always!

Aunty Sue:

(using 'Enjoy the Rain' by Saturated Canary)
(using 'Canary Love' by Saturated Canary)
(using 'Mousy Mo' by Saturated Canary)
Jo – (me):
(using 'Princess Rose Red' by Saturated Canary and
'Half Mask digi' by LEJ Designs for background paper)
(using 'Eddie's Favourite Flower' by Floppy Latte Designs and
'Half Mask digi' by LEJ Designs for background paper)

(using 'SDJPC by Scrapper's Delight' as digi and for background paper
as well as 'Half Mask Digi' by LEJ Designs for background)

(using 'Young Love' by Kat Krafts, 'Half Mask Digi'
by LEJ Designs and 'SDJPC' by Scrapper's Delight
for backing papers)

Lucy (GDT):
(using 'Princess Rose Red' by Saturated Canary)
Lyndsay (LEJ Designs):


(using 'Harley and Haley' by Saturated Canary)

(using 'Whimpsy' by Saturated Canary)

(using 'Party Hardy' by Saturated Canary)

(using 'Princess Reading Beauty' by Saturated Canary)

So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.

Have fun with our challenge and good luck!

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Jo and the CRAFT Team.


  1. Happy New year! Great work by the DT.

  2. Fantastic projects from the DT's
    Scrapper's Delights Image used was "Gidget Digi Stamp"
    and is now in store sorry for the delay had some technical issues :(
    Big hugs Janice XXX

  3. Wonderful inspiration from the DT. Have a great New Year. Thanks for the chance to enter your challenge.

  4. My card is linking to the wrong post. Correct link should be:


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