Tuesday, July 6, 2010

new challenges

this layout was done for the new candyshoppe challenge!
I was not allowed to use bling, flowers or pattern paper... I made the green mat pattern my self by using drywall tape as a screen with some glimmer mist. also I used a prima flowers package. I used aome more glimmer mist on the bird then attached a feather and a part of a clear gcd die cut flourish.
the challenge is as follows:
What does all of that have to do with this challenge? Well.....people are always amazed at all those done up creations out there, not that they don't deserve it or anything BUT have you ever heard of "less is more?" We want YOU to show us that even the simplest of creations are all the rage too!

Create using anything but patterned paper, flowers and bling. Can you still come up with something that will wow!? I bet you can!

Want to show us what YOU can do? Playing along is as EASY as.....

1. Become a Sweetheart of C.S.D. by pressing on the FOLLOW button and rock our Link Badge on your blog (with a working link leading back to us).

2. Create a NEW blog posting with your creation for this C.S.D. challenge on your blog and tell your followers and readers about this challenge, the Blog Candy and our July sponsor, Ann Lenth, an Independant Memory Works Consultant. Don't forget to include a working link leading back to us. No Blog? That's cool! Just leave us a direct link to where it's posted online and/or email us your creation.

3. Leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation via Mister Linky by the due date-July 7, 2010.

Here's the prize this month!

the next layout I did was for the new divas in recycling forum:
it was for their sketch of the month

I used drywall tape as a screen for this layout also and sprayed black cherry glimmer mist all over my paper! the stitching was done with my machine. I also hand cut all the circles then added a bit of journaling around some fo them.
theres a lovely set of stamps up for grabs for this challenge!

the origional sketch was this:

so come on over and join us with all the fun on this forum! theres a new technique every day!


  1. Hi Val!!! U did an awesome job on the challenge for the candyshoppe No flowers no bling and no pp wow that's a challenge LOL.
    And your LO for Divas is beautiful I love the colors and those roses are gorgeous thanks for playing with us and good luck on the prize ;)


  2. hey cutie pie ~ you totally rocked this one baby!!! i couldnt even do this challenge,,, tooooooo hard!!!! thanks for playing along with the lollipop girls!!!
    {xoxo} ally
    sour patch chick

  3. ¡Hola Vale!
    Muy lindos tus trabajos, que tengas suerte en el reto! Muchos cariños desde Cba. Argentina

  4. sweet layouts girly!!,,,i could never pull off not using patterned paper!!,,that's hard!!,,but you rocked it!!,,i like what you did with your circle layout!!,,colorful and fun!!!

  5. Awesome LO!!!!! LOVE the simplicity, it's just beautiful and you got SO creative with the challenge! I agree with Allyson.....it's a HARD challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at CSD!!!
    Snap Crackle Pop