This week it's me, Brenda, setting the challenge for you, and it's the very first time I have ever done this so please be kind to me. As a new DT member I have to say that it's a real privilege hopping over to your blogs to see your amazing creations, there is so much inspiration to see.
Firstly our sponsor this week are Lilac Lemon Designs who are a relatively new company to the market, opening it's checkout in September 2009. Their stamps are unique and hopefully appealing to all ages. Most of the stamps are made from high quality red rubber but they do have a new line of clear stamps which work beautifully with Nestabilities as well as on their own."
Go take a look at what they have in their shop at
The lucky winner will receive 2 stamps of their choice that are in stock at the shop. So lets see your creative juices flowing.
Well, my favourite style is Vintage cum Shabby Chic and if you looked on my blog last week at Toby in a Basket you would have seen that I gave you clues to the theme for this week and said "think pastel and think shabby chic/vintage, so the theme from me is called Vintage Pastel and I have also got a sketch for you.
We would like to see any elements of vintage in your images or ephemera and of course light colours. Use the sketch creatively, you can flip, rotate or resize the sketch and please add embellishments if you want to, we just ask that we can see the layout in your completed design.
I hope you enjoy the challenge I know it will take some of you outside your comfort zone, as it did some of the design team, but then cute does that for me and as for clean and simple I really struggle with that, I always want to ink the edges and distress them, I just can't help myself.
Here are some wonderful creations from our amazing design team as inspiration to get you going. They have done an incredible job this week in their designs. These cards are just the tops and will definitely get you thinking about the challenge.
So it's over to you. Have fun and enjoy.
Our guest designer again for this week is Dorothy with a really stunning card.
Lisa Jane has produced this gorgeous vintage lady card
Shell has used an a very chic image to make her gorgeous card
Hazel has rotated the sketch and created this wonderful design with a Lucy Mabel Attwell image and vintage lace
Here is Heidi's fabulous interpretation of the sketch with a more modern image but a very vintage feel to it.
.... and my card (Brenda), I loved playing with and making embellishments for this one.
All we ask is for you to have fun and enjoy playing with your papers, colours and embellishments. Just have a go, even if it is outside your normal comfort zone, who knows what you can create if you don't push at the boundaries.
We are really looking forward to coming and seeing what you come up with and are ready to leave you some positive encouragement and sweet comments.
If you would like to enter our challenge, please leave your link below so we can pop on over to say hi! Entries need to be in by Wednesday, 28th July 2010 @ 8pm.
Good luck and have fun!
Luv & hugs,
Heidi, Dorothy, Hazel, Lisa, Shell and Brenda