Friday, 9 September 2011

Week 14 - Relax

Morning people. Welcome to this weeks Glitter Geeks Challenge.
Firstly I'd like to remind people that our *DT CALLOUT* is still underway. The deadline date is Sunday 2nd October and I will announce the new members on our Friday October 7th Challenge Blog.
Next I'd like to announce the winners of last weeks SPORTS MAD challenge.
In order

1. Tine
2. Carol
3. Helen

Congratulations girls. Please email Steph on for your badges and prizes.
I'm also excited to say that we have been given the chance to borrow a couple of fab designers from our proud sponsor in a collaboration, as two of ours have joined theirs too. It's a great opportunity for the designers to venture out onto other challenge blogs and to share their creations with more people who enjoy that inspiration.

This week everyone with children will be exhaling and relaxing, now the children have gone back to school for a fresh new school year.
Oh yes, I feel it too. 6 whole weeks of squabbling siblings, extra laundry, trying to find activities for the easily bored teens and tots and NOW, we have back the 6 hours a day with which we can relax and create.

This weeks Challenge is called 
and is sponsored by the wonderfully sassy

Who will be offering to our winner a prize of 


I want to see your creations to interpret what you would like to do to relax. And if you are stuck for thoughts, here are our Design Team projects to spark a few ideas.

Steph: There's nothing I love to do more (apart from crafting of course) than relax with a lovely cup of coffee. I fell in love with this image from our adorable sponsors Bugaboo which is called 'Ava Latte'. I used the papers from my stash. I coloured the 'Ava' image with my trusty Promarkers, used mulberry flowers with brad inserts and a sentiment from Hunky Dory. I used glittered gel on the backing paper flowers and to Ava's bow to finish off.

Josie: I loved this digi image from Bugaboo. And quite frankly I love the theme. We all have some kind of stress in our lives and all deserve time to relax. This image is what I would like to be doing right now! Sat in a lovely posh bar waiting for Gerard Butler to come and buy me a drink! When I saw this backing paper in my Basic Grey collection, it screamed class. So I had to use it. I kept the colours quite basic but threw in the bright pink for a little something. I edged the image with cosmic shimmer glitter and coloured with Pro Markers. I coloured the ribbon with Pro Markers too.

Hi there crafters!  This week, I have chosen the lovely Crafting Scarlette image from our fab sponsors, because my way of relaxing after a long day at work is to craft, usually with chocolate :).  I've coloured her in using my Flexmarkers, and added a mini card (you may remember this one from the sketch challenge a few weeks ago!), and some other crafty goodies.  The mini scissors came from a pack of buttons by Craftime, the pearls are from K & Co, and the mini roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I've turned her into a Crafting Queen by adding a crown from my stash, and highlighted her lips with a touch of Cosmic Acrylic Drawing Ink called Cosmic Blush.

Can't wait to see how you relax!  Have fun xx

Jacqui HI took the digi image from Bugaboo and coloured with promarkers, used my nesties to die cut the image and the sentiment. Mounted them both onto an A6 card backed with an oriental paper to co-ordinate. 

Shelby: I used an image from our fabulous sponsor Bugaboo!  Nothing like slipping into a hot bath to try and rinse away the yucks of a stressful day.  The hilarious sentiment is also from Bugaboo.  I paired this Diva up with some paper from MME and embossed the back layer of DP to try and emulate bubbles.  The crystals were from my stash.  I hope you enjoy and can't wait to see what ya'll come up with.

Jacqui M: I used this Fab image and sentiment from our sponsor this week. Shes just fabulous isn't she lol. The DPs are all from Polka Doodles - All Around And Everywhere CD, the image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and ribbon from my stash to finish off.

And to introduce our guest designers for today from our fantastic sponsors Bugaboo who have also joined in.  The lovely Amy and Jackie are here with their creations also below.





  1. Hi girls. I am totally thrilled that you chose my card, not only in the Top 3 but as your winner! Many congrats to the other two winners also, on their fab entries.
    Tine :)

  2. Hello all! ...oh yes iv'e actually found the comment thread this week he he!... absolutely thrilled with top three this week :)))) thanks you to all of you for picking my card ... well done to the others too :))) ...take care... Helen ..X

  3. Hi everyone....just want to say thanks for choosing my card as second and congrats to everyone else, some great cards entered :)))..X

  4. Argh! I've just created for your challenge, and it showed 42 minutes to enter.... I posted on my blog, went to link here, and it had closed! Oh well... just in case you want a look-see, here it is!
    I'll be back next week!