Saturday, 4 January 2014

Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Challenge #1

Morning my lovely friends, well the day is here at last, and I can share with you, the New Challenge that starts today at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.  I was asked back in November to join this amazing team of talented crafter's and took only a second to accept.  Vicky and Susan, run the challenge and they have, managed to get some really amazing sponsors in place for this New Challenge Blog, some names I have used and heard off, some I have not, so very excited and looking forward in the coming weeks and months to be able to play with some fabulous images, so watch this space.

Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium - Light Copper
Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium - Turquoise
Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium -Lavender
Imagination Crafts - Black Glossy Card
Imagination Crafts - Stencil - Butterfly Blossom Border
Promarkers, Gems and Ribbon from Stash

Our 1st Challenge is Use New Toys or New Technique, this was quite easy for me, as I have recently as you all know by now, visited the NEC and bought, a  selection of Goodies from Imaginations Crafts, so I made a background using Sparkle Mediums, and Stencils, so these are New Toy's and New Technique for me...I was given the awesome Digi - Hepburn Dress from A Day for Daisies, one off our sponsors this fortnight.

Our Sponsor's and prizes for this 1st challenge are:-

A Day for Daisies - 3 Images

Eureka Stamps - 5 Images

So my lovelies, a Fabulous New Challenge to start the New Year, with Excellent Prizes..if you have not already found us yet, pop over to the Challenge Blog, where you will meet the Design Team, and it would be fabulous if you could join us, and spread the word.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

A Day for Daisies - CH#86 - Anything Goes (using ADFD image)(they have a free image on site)
A Creative Romance - Something New (Technique and Sparkle Medium)
Brown Sugar - CH#75 use Ribbon or Twine
Polkadoodle-  WEEK#1 Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - CH#18 - All that Glitters

That is it for me today, have a great day and I will be back tomorrow, love and hugs xxxx


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab Avril - bought some of those things myself but haven t played with them yet - very good luck with the new Challenge Blog x

Angela D said...

Cool card, love the colours

Debbie Fisher said...

A gorgeous card Avril, i love the images at a day for daisies. Well done on the new dt hunni xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Fabulous Card Avril, and good luck with your new DT post and the new challenge site.
Janet xxx

Kate M said...

Super card - great use of the sparkles and a lovely image.

Pia S said...

Gorgeous! I love this image and you did such a great job with the coloring. A beautiful sparkly card!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Avril, you could also enter this into Imagination Crafts for our Anything Goes Challenge. Congratulations on your DT position too.

Linda xxx

Aluna said...

Wow, beautiful ! Joanna

sandra carey said...

What a great Background Love all the Sparkle Beautiful Card Hugs Sandra xx

sandra carey said...

What a great Background Love all the Sparkle Beautiful Card Hugs Sandra xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally adore the background you have created! That is awesome new toys and technique ;o) She's very elegant. Thank you so much for being part of this adventure with us!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just beautiful, Avril! So glad the new challenge is here at long last. Love your card and your technique. I would like to learn how to use my new stencils - I think I need to get something like that sparkle medium. Congrats on this new DT - looks like a fun bunch.

Take care,

Julia said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for inspiring me with your talent.
So happy to be working with you on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Design Team.

Susan Kennedy said...

Your background is just beautful!!! :o Your card turned out just wonderful!! I'm so excited about our first challenge.. even more excited about our team and you being a part of it!! So thank you!!

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card Avril, love the sparkly butterfly border and image. Congratulations on your new DT post - enjoy! xxx

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, that sparkle medium is marvelous stuff. You've inspired me to get and try some of it. Love being on the new team with you. :-D

cheryl Baker said...

Super card hun love the image hugs cheryl xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful card Avril and that background is gorgeous.

gr karin

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week
Claire xx said...

Avril beautiful card, so glad we were chosen to be part of the DT, so many wonderful sponsors it's going to be exciting. Love Alison xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Congratulations Sweetie,
You deserve recognition, your card is stunning xxx (hugs)

cass said...

Real Pretty Avril, so great to see your card on the DT at Open Minded Challenges.

Cheremane said...

Avril this is super :) congrats lovely crafty hugs xxx

Emily Thubbron said...

Avril, this background is stunning. You did a fab job. I look forward to working with you on our team.

Amy A said...

Avril, I ♥ this! Beautiful background; highlights the image beautifully! Looking forward to working with you! Hugs!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Mikha Adriani said...

So gorgeous, Avril!! <3 I looove it so much!!
Looking forward to work with you!!
Hugs, Mikha

Sam Simpson said...

This is such a cute card! So happy to be working with you on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Design Team.

Teresa said...

Love the background and the colours you have used - such a pretty card x

Amy Andrade said...

I love what you did with the colors on this card Avril! Absolutely Fabulous! Its been a blast working with you on the team!

mags said...

This is gorgeous Avril. Love the image and a beautiful background. I love working with sparkle medium.

Sharla said...

Those sparkle mediums are amazing! I love the background and the glamorous image, fabulous card!!

Asha said...

A beautiful project, Avril. Gorgeous background and colours. Congrats on your new DT position. Thanks for playing along with us at PolkaDoodles.
Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

pam hicks said...

just beautiful love the colouring and image, looking forward to working with you on the team

Laine said...

Love this stamp Avril, such a fabulous creation.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Congrats on yet another well deserved DT place!
Your card is awesome!
Dawn xx

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute design and image! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts Challenge!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenges and good luck
Julie x
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Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card...that sparkly background is just to die for. I love it, and a GD for the challenge their this week (very exciting).

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again.


Larelyn said...

This is such a fabulous image and great coloring. So happy to be designing with you.