Monday 30 June 2008

Challenge 21: Seasons

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge, all your work was great! This week's theme is 'Seasons'. Perhaps make something using all four, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, or just try using one. It's up to you how you interpret it. The same applies as always: make a card, atc, altered art etc.
If you dont have a blog, email your work to,

Congratulations to Himof, Susie, Sam & Dawne you have won a last week's prize - 1 Pour 'n' Store glitter each. Please email us your details. (well done!)

This week's Prize, supplied by Crafty Krafts is a Tilda Stamp. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge by ( 10pm Monday the 7th of July GMT) will be entered into a prize draw and 1 lucky person's name will be selected at random.

Come back next week to see who won!

Jo, Fifi, Lesley, Becky, Kate & Wendy


I created a spring/ summer theme card using stamps from the OneFourZero butterflies theme plate and colouring the images with distress inks. I put the butterflies onto foam pads for dimension and created some faux stitching between them.

For this challenge I made a canvas. I started by colouring the canvas with a pale green dabber. Then I stamped with brown stazon some swirls by Basic Gray. Then the four seasons of a tree from Hero Stamps were stamped onto some mountboard I had also coloured with various colours of dabbers. I then highlighted leaves and flowers with a white gel pen. The word seasons was stamped with brown stazon onto mountboard and then covered with glossy accents. It was all finished off with two silver dragonfly brads and silver dabber around the edges

I embossed the CB winter houses on to black pearl card twice. I cut a strip from one of the embossed pieces and highlighted some of the raised areas with a white gel pen, then mounted this onto silver card. I put 3D foam tape on the back of this strip and mounted it on to the other embossed piece making sure the images were lined up. I then mounted this onto a silver card blank, and highlighted the back image with a little clear glitter glue.

I made 4 ATCs for the seasons challenge, one showing each of the seasons! I used some beautiful vintage images, made a frame for each and distressed with various inks. I then popped a paper flower on them and picked some colours which made me think of each season: oranges, yellows, browns and blues.

Gothic Arch
I inked the background in 4 sections with Distress Inks, then stamped, coloured and cut out various images suitable to each season, and added them to the sections with some embellishments. I stamped a ric rak stamp down and across to divide the sections.

For my card I decided to do my favorite Season - Autumn. I love the colours and smells of Autumn. I have used an unknown make unmounted stamp of a squirrel and an oddment of some leaf background paper. Letters from a pre printed alphabet I had hanging around spell out the word Autumn.

Thanks to,
Sam, Joanne,
Chrissie, Den, Hilda
Cynthia, Dawne, Cathy,
Bev, Ceal
Adele, Anesha, Ann W, Tina
Wendy, Wheezies, Tanja
Sharon, Susan, Susie
PinkSunshine, Richelle, Sam, Sammee
Nessy, Phree, Natalie
Kathleen, Leona, Malie, Milli.


milli said...

Great DT-work! Love the theme this week!

You'll find my season picturesHERE

Cathy said...

Ohh loverly theme. I think I am going to try to make something for each season. My 1st is Autumn and you can find it here.
Cathy xx

Bubbles said...

Nice challenge, fab design team work. Oh how I would love the prize, I still don't have any Tilda stamps!! My card for winter is on my blog

Crafting Queen said...

Really like the work of the DT.
Great challenge and here is my entry.
Thanks for looking.

Cathy said...

I have added 3 ATCs for the seasons. You will find them here (if the link works!).
Cathy xx

Phree said...

Lovey work everyone. Here is My Card which is for the winter season.

kathleen said...
Thanks for a great challenge!

crafty creations said...

beautiful work from the DT and I am delighted to have one a prize in the draw :)

Here is my entry for this week

Lieve said...

Loveley theme, my card is "Summer".

Here is my card.

Denise said...

I have gone for a new season, butterfly season and it is on my blog here:-

Tina said...

Wonderful works, ladies.

Here is my idea:

Sally said...

Great challenge, heres this years first Christmas card.
Sally. x

Chrissie said...

Wonderful challenge theme and gorgeous cards from the DT. Here's mine.

Richelle said...

Great range of work shown.

Here is mine.


Joanna said...

What a wonderful Challege Ladies :)
I managed to do two ATC's and you will find them right on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
Just found you recently.
Here is my entry for summer.

Bev said...

Fab challenge! Here's my card

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my winter card for you. Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

nessy said...

fantastic work girls!!
really enjoyed this challenge
my ATC`s can be found on my blog
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful DT cards girls and I've thoroughly enjoyed doing this challenge
Ann x

Sam said...

Great theme. Mine is on my blog now.

Ceal said...

Great Cards! You can view mine on my blog

Sam said...

Feeling quite wintery today, so have made my first Christmas card.
Sam x

Stampin'Piper said...

Here is my Summer Card.


Leona said...

Hi Ladies fabby challenge...... mines over at

Enjoy Leona x

Adele said...

A great challenge-I really wanted to do all four season but my decorating got in the way!! LOL..I did manage "Winter" though.

Thank you,

love Dingle.x

NGCARDS said...
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NGCARDS said...

hello i entered earlier but my link didnt work so Ive rewrote my comment,
My card is under 6th of July - Penny Partridge =)

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

Heres mine........

Susie xx

Sharon said...

Here is my card. Better late than never lol!!
Sharon :-)x

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