Sunday, December 1, 2013

Challenge #48 Anything Goes or twist of gift packaging

Welcome back to the neighborhood!  We hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving enjoyed their day with family and friends and to our neighbors who celebrate Chanukah this week we wish you a joyous celebration!  Well, now that the holidays are in full swing I figured everyone could use some kind of gift packaging so that is our optional twist this week!  You can create whatever your crafty little heart desires perhaps a gift card holder, gift bag, box, recycle a container to hold a gift, etc.  We know you are a creative group of artists so we can't wait to see what you come up with!  Of course you could always go with the Anything Goes instead!  Now, let's see who caught our eye last week!

 Challenge #47 Winner
#28 lalkygirl AKA
A beautiful design, color palette and coloring.  Not to mention that perfect bow!
Please contact us at 613Avenuewin@hotmail.com to claim 
your prize and please grab your badge!

Top 3
 (in no particular order) 
  #106 Sara S. of 
Folded Paper Printed Pixels 
inside the bag:
 I love this adorable tag bag!  Such a creative way to use the Snow-Tex!

#111 Anita M. of
Oh so beautiful!  Look at that coloring and another mastered bow  :)  

 #63 Cheryl of 
She Stamps by Cheryl  
 What a fun card!  Great combination of patterned papers, paper piecing
 and coloring techniques.  Plus those bears are too cute!!

 Honorable Mentions
 #29 Shirley AC1 of 
I think most of us struggle with the male card!  I love the clean lines, 
design, combination of papers and the coloring on this one.

 #73 Lee Ann Barrett of
Greyt Paper Crafts 
Such beautiful layering and textures.

#1  Kylie of 
Kylie is Addicted to Stamps 

 Beautiful CAS design, folded paper tree and non traditional pink.
  Check out Kylie's blog (link above) for more details!

#92 BethieJ
BethieJ's Blog 
Love the country feel of this gift bag with the sewing, 
hand painted dots and a beautiful and unique bow.

Congratulations Top 3 and Honorable Mentions.  Please grab your badges!

Speaking of talented, our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis.  If 

you haven't been to his new shop at ZIBBET, then I think you will be 

pleasantly surprised with all of the variety and new images available.    

Let's see if the design team can inspire you using Rick's images:

This week our Guest Designer is Julia Vazquez of
using Christmas Turtle

Now your inspiration from the DT ladies

using Star Pixie
gift bag

using You want what?!? 
pillow box

using Skating Santa 
gift box and tag

using Holiday Gown 
gift bag
using We Three Geese 
gift card holder

using Mrs. Snowman

using North Pole Sign
 gift card holder

using Scattering Star Dust Elf
gift box

 using Night Before Christmas Santa

gift card holder

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  1. Beautiful projects this week, going to be a lot of lucky people come Christmas time

  2. Beautiful creations and so inspiring.

  3. I really enjoyed looking at all the DT's creations, they are all so talented. Great inspiration for the challenge. :D

  4. Thank you for picking me in the top 3!

    Fun challenge this week. I was just thinking about working on some gift card holders. I hope I get them completed for the challenge.

  5. Thank you SO much for my Honourable Mention!!! Congratulations to all the other ladies, too!! xx

  6. wow thanks for choosing my card as the winner I am thrilled ,congrats to all the winners
    I have emailed you
    happy crafting

  7. I always love playing here. The DT girls alwats popped on my blog and leaving kind comments :) Thanks for such a great challenge. Happy holidays :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  8. Great design team samples. Love what they did with the Rick St. Dennis stamps. Thanks for the anything goes challenge!

  9. THANKS for choosing my project as an honorable mention! BEAUTIFUL projects DT!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  10. THANKS for choosing my project as an honorable mention! BEAUTIFUL projects DT!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  11. Amazing inspiration here!! Love your DT projects and your winners from the last challenge all did a fabulous job!

  12. Lovely creations by the Design Team, thanks for the chance to play along.

  13. Love all your little gift containers. I'd planned to do a bag topper but ehn couldn't find any licorice "coal" so it ended up a card. Still works with ATG, though. thanks for another great challenge. xxD

  14. Thanks for another fantastic challenge! Love the DT creations!


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