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The aim of our challenge is to help us avoid the Christmas Stress and rush to have all your cards ready! Our monthly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have a few cards in time for Christmas Please Read the Rules, and remember that you can enter our challenges as many times as you like and combine your entries with as many challenges as you like too! Have fun!
Helen, Samantha and the Design team Xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

ABC I is for Indigo, Ice and Inspiration....

Hi everyone happy Wednesday to you all!
Its my (Samantha's) Turn this week to set the challenge and write the post
Please don't skip read we have lots of exciting news for you!
Well I know the Designers had fun with last weeks Challenge and Dorte really had a great time with writing and sharing her first ever tutorial! wasn't it Awesome!

If you want the Tutorial in the Future you can find it on the side bar under our Pages

On to the Challenge
I for Indigo, Ice and Inspiration
I have chosen a photo to help inspire
you can use it to inspire you in any way as long as its a Christmas card :0)

Also we have our First Designer Spot Light!!
I want to start with someone that is inspirational and also very important to us all
so without further ado I am proud to present

Shelley the Owner of Feline Playful
This is Shelley's Blog - Shelley's Boring Life - and it is certainly not Boring!
This is what Shelly has to say
Hi, my name is Shelley Dureau. I’m a wife, mother of two boys (ages 5 & 8), work full-time and scrapbook and make cards whenever I can. I am also the lead for the Feline Playful blog team. Feline Playful fills a unique need within the crafting community by consolidating challenge postings from numerous challenge blog sites into a daily post. What started with a single person and about 150 different challenge sites has grown to a team of 10 dedicated women tracking over 400 challenge sites! Every day of the week the Feline Playful team posts a list of the day’s current challenges as well as a list of challenge winners. We also have special pages where we list current Design Team calls, Blog Hops and Blog Candy listings. If you aren’t already a follower we’d love to have you as a Feline Friend!

Shelly's Card
Beautiful Shelly so stylish, Please check out Shelly's Blog and stop by Feline Playful too!


We have the Fabulous Brenda as our sponsor for this challenge

Get inspired at http://www.stampingwithbrenda.com
Brenda Dean is a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. Brenda is giving out a fabulous prize for this challenge - Prize - One free Month of The Paper Society! Members of The Paper Society (including our winner) get exclusive videos and tutorials teaching you techniques, seasonal projects, mini-albums, cards and more. All projects are new and Brenda only shares them with club members.
Visit her website for daily inspiration! Be sure to sign up for her e-mail newsletter to get subscriber-only projects, tutorials and a sign-up gift. And if you are living in the United States, you can shop her Online Store to get your Stampin' Up! goodies delivered straight to your door!Ok so hold onto your hats here comes the inspiration from the designers.

Guest Designer & sponsor - Brenda
I think you will agree Brenda's card is so C&S - brilliant!

Ok here is my card to share with you! Samantha

And the rest of the Teams inspiration for you!
hold on to your hats they are awesome!








Ok so its over to you!
Looking forward to seeing your lovely projects this week!

Don't forget to check out the winners post!


  1. Hi all. There are some super DT cards to inspire us. I will have to have a think about this one! Kate x

  2. Thanks for giving me the chance to be in the spotlight! It was such fun making a card for your challenge! Hope to see you often over at Feline Playful as well as here.

    Smiles, Shelley

  3. Wonderfull ispiration from the DT team Luv Sue x

  4. Hi GIrls!
    Kate look forward to seeing what you come up with...

    Shelly your soooo very welcome thanks for a fantastic asset to blogland!

    Thanks Sue, The Girls did a fantastic job, Look forward to seeing your entry too!

    hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Great Spotlight card from Shelley, and lovely DT cards ladies. Hugs lin

  6. Ooooh - what a great challenge - love the DT and Guest inspiration!

    Deanne :)

  7. Some amazing cards. Great inspiration from the DT cards as well as the photo!

  8. Great challenge again and wonderful samples from the DT. Carol x

  9. Thanks for the great challenge & great inspiration from your DT work, lovely making a christmas card again. Teresa xx

  10. Thanks girls! Hope you can come play again too! hugs Samantha :0)


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