Hello, Happy New Year to all, Pam here. Before we start this year's first Challenge, I would like to take this time to introduce our newest very talented designer Dawn. Get to know her with a bit about her in her own words:
I have been crafting in one form or another for as long as I can remember. I have enjoyed cross stitching, sewing and jewelry making and, while I still like to dabble in these, paper crafting has become my craft of choice. I began scrapbooking about 7 years ago, but this has since branched out to include card making and 3-D items. I love to learn new techniques and challenge myself to try new things.
I am inspired by the products I love, my family, daily life and the many talented crafters who also love to share their work in the land of blog. I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to share my projects and ideas on the Playing in Paradise Challenge Team and I hope you will be inspired to join in the fun with us. You can see more of my work on my blog, Paper Stamp Scissors."
With the start of a new year and the holidays being just behind us, this week I challenge you to use something new on your creation. Whether it be something you received as a Christmas gift, a Boxing Day find or something you just had to have before Christmas but the hustle and bustle of the season prevented you from using it, dig it out of its pretty packaging and put it to use!
For this challenge, I altered a plain wooden frame with a coat of white paint and beautiful BoBunny paper:
For my something new, I tried out some Stampendous Embossing Enamel. I love the colours, texture and little bit of sparkle it adds. If you are trying this product out for the first time, you can save yourself a little mess by heating your paper from underneath. Of course, I would have known that if I had read all of the instructions...
Our Guest Designer this week is the talented Hazel. Check out her gorgeous creation using her new stash:
Here is what our team created using their new goodies:
Please note: We post daily, so to find this challenge again once you have your project made please click on the 'Playing in Paradise Challenge' button on the right hand side to be taken to the current challenge.
The prize for PPC #98 is 'Christmas Cheer' Snag em Stamps, Die Cuts, Layered Stickers & Canvas Sticker. Perfect for preserving those holiday memories!
How to Play:
1. Everyone is invited to play! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your challenge entry.
2. You have until noon on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 to link your entries for this challenge below.
3. Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC#98 so we can find you!
4. Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.
**If Linky Tool is not working, please leave a comment with the link to your project and we will add it to Linky when it's working again. **
CONGRATULATIONS to all of last years winners and participants. This is the very first challenge for 2013. Lets make this year the best yet. Please play along this week for a chance to win a terrific prize.