Friday 7 October 2011

Week 18 - Flower Power

Hey guys. Welcome to a special week at the Glitter Geeks Challenge Blog.

Me and my fellow Glitter Geeks are really excited to announce our NEWEST design team members. It was very close as all our applicants were so very talented and had amazing work to show. I wish there were more spaces to fill but unfortunately, there were only 7.
So we are so proud to announce our brand new Glitter Geeks are.... (DRUM ROLL)

Please check out their fabulous work with the rest of the DT below!!


Next I'd like to announce the winners of last weeks SHABBY CHIC challenge. It was sooooooo close and everyone's work were amazing but all the team have chosen their favourite 3 and the results are as follows.
In order

1. #12 Shari
2. #11 Carole of Brum
3. #24 Paula

Congratulations gals. Please email Steph on for your badges and prizes.


Our chosen challenge this week is
and is sponsored by the wonderful

She is offering our winner a £10 Voucher to spend in in online store

We want to see your most colourful, blooming flowers on your craftwork this week. And here are our Design Team projects to spark some inspiration.

StephFor this I used the 'Pure Bliss' House Mouse stamp by our wonderful sponsor Joanna Sheen. I coloured it in with ProMarkers and add some glitter for a little sparkle. I mounted that onto red card and added it to my card which had paper from my stash cut into 3 inch squares and mounted onto red card. I layered the flowers and added a brad though the middle of each and secured them with Pinflair. Used Candi by Craftwork Cards on the top left and added glitter to them and the flowers. Added a small sentiment to finish.

HelenI was commissioned to make this card for my friend's son, to give to his Godmother for her 40th.  The brief was yellow roses and glitter! The base card is So Saffron, layered with Early Espresso, both from Stampin' Up!.  The design paper is by Pebbles Inc. and is called Lexington, from the Downtown Collection.  The Messy Rabbit (Party) image is from our fabulous Sponsor Joanna Sheen, and I have simply stamped her using an Early Espresso Stampin' Pad onto a Very Vanilla cardstock Spellbinders Labels Eight die cut.  Then I've added some peach and lemon rhinestones from Papermania to the flower centres, and added a piece of ivory wide satin ribbon from Anna Griffin.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and painted with Martha Stewart Multi Surface Acrylic Glitter paint in Lemon Drop.
Finally, the greeting has been typed out onto a Labels Eight die cut.

Jacqui HI made this card for a lady at work who recently retired. Each blade of the fan is individual. I embossed the outline of the fan. Coloured it with promarkers. Added gems n a sparkly brad. I made the 
bouquet of flowers to add a special flourish and mounted them all on an X" square card.

ShelbyThis adorable stamps is from Sylvia Zet and is called Poppy. I paired her and her friend up with papers from Basic Grey's Oxford collection. The die is from Memory box and the pearls from Melissa Frances. And of course, the coloring was done with copics.

Jacqui MWell Friday sure rolls around quick lol..So our theme this week is Flower Power, for my card I used this Gorgeous Free digi from Meljens Papercraft Planet Group. He was coloured with the trusty Promarkers. I used a Flower stamp from the bargain box at a local craft shop and the ribbon was in my stash.

KellyI am so honoured to be on this design team and what better than make a card with some gorgeous flowers! I love Magnolia Tilda and she just screams out for flowers!  I have coloured her with promarkers.  The papers are from First Edition.  The border is punched with a EK Success punch i won in some candy.

PaulaMy first ever DT card so exciting times :)  Thanks for allowing me to be part of the team.

For this Flower Power theme i used a Joanna Sheen Shopping Diva Stamp and coloured it with Prisma pencils.  The backing papers are from Imaginisce and the sentiment stamp from Whimsey.  The flowers i added are Anitas Design flowers.  I've added some gems and also some stickles to the poodles cuffs and top knot.

DaisyPolkaDoodles Backing papers. Handmade flowers with Candi House Mouse stamp coloured with promarkers. Sizzix Framelits. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

NellyWell isn't this just exciting! I got the news I was on the design team on Sunday whilst on a weekend break! Just couldn't wait to get home and started, coupled with the most fabulous sunshiny weather for October i decided to opt for cheerful colour tones in celebration ,the design is a book card created simply by cutting A4 in half, score in 1 inch from the left on both pieces, punch 3 holes and thread ribbon to tie in a bow, using a Martha Stewart punch I created the border to the right, on the first piece of card, I have taken this image from Joanna Sheen's "Patience strong" CD, I printed the image twice to allow me to decoupage the flowers and glaze them using 3D crystal lacquer, the inner section of the book is the matching insert from the CD cut to A5, simply covered the whole section and glittered the flowers, I have edged with mustard seed and sage Tim Holz distress inks, glittered using Diamond stickles!

MarfaWow, this is really exciting. It is my very first DT project. If I was at the Oscars this would be the time when I have to walk down the red carpet with thousands of people watching and I'm just hoping not to fall flat on my face :-) Well, I made a Thanksgiving thank you card. The digi stamp is a freebie from May Brit's Hobbyblogg. The cardstock and tag are from Deja View’s C-thru Cat Life 12 x 12 paper pack. Its discontinued, but you might be able to find it in e-bay. The Decorative Fall Leaves are from Oriental Trading. The buttons and ribbon are from my personal stash collected through the years. I colored everything with my Copic markers. The I added shimmer with my Fiskars glitter gel pens. However, the bees were colored with my Sakura SoufflĂ©- 3-D opaque yellow ink pen

SarahI was a little bit nervous about my first DT project so to boost my confidence I decided to use my favourite flower stamp and papers! The stamp is a Polkadoodles one that I got with Craft Stamper magazine, and the paper is My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow. I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and also used Pear Green to colour the card blank and ribbon to match. The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one and of course I had to add some glitter too!

DoreenWow, it's so exciting. My first DT project where I have to explain what I have done.
So I apologize for any mistakes in language - German is easier for me ;-)
I used one of my favorite Magnolia stamp for my card and colored with Distress Ink - Ranger.
Than I stamped the swirl on the edge with a Flower Stamp from Stampin Up.
The PP is Creative Memories. The edges are distressed and inked.
The Flowers I used are from Prima. The punches for the sentiment are also from Stampin Up.

Josie: This week I used a Joanna Sheen House Mouse stamp. I coloured with Pro Markers and Flexi Markers. The backing card is from Hunky Dory. I covered the petals with glossy accents. The flowers are punched from different coloured card and layered up with a gem in the middle. Hand wrote the sentiment myself, 'Hello Petal'. 

Can I please stress to entrants only 2 cards per challenge and only 10 challenges at once. Its a real shame to have to exclude some fab entries due to rules being broken.