Friday 1 May 2015

Handmade Bliss Design Team and Challenge

Good morning everyone, just a little news for you!
I've just become a Design Team member for a lovely new online store called Handmade BlissI noticed that there was a call out for their 1st ever Design Team when I was doing a wee bit of window shopping at the store. So I thought what the heck I might give it a go, never ever thinking I would be successful. Anyhow, the following morning I received a lovely email back inviting me to join the team. I'm so excited to be part of something new, and I get to play with lots of my favourite products and be with lovely friends.
Our design team consist of 4 fab members, and each month we will share 2 card/projects with you. We will be showcasing products available in the Handmade Bliss shop; the store stock lots of fab American brands such as The Alley Way, Doodlebug Designs, Stamping Bella, Taylored Expressions, Avery Elle etc, with more big names coming soon. Joanne (the store owner) also plans to stock USA brands that are new to the UK, so make sure you keep checking her store and this space of course. ;)
Our Challenges
On the 1st of each month we will start a new themed challenge on our blog and it will run until the 28th of the month, and then a winner will be select by random and announced. Our 1st challenge starts today, and the theme is 'Anything Goes', which makes it nice and easy, so come and join in. To enter, go to our blog here.
Sooooo, to kick of our 1st challenge (Anything Goes) here is my card. I decided to keep my card bight and girly - the handbag was paper pieced using my patterned paper pad, then added a few sequins and dots for a little bit of sparkle to finish it off.

 Here's What I Did
I used a 7" x 7" white card base which I matted and layered with black card and patterned paper. I then die cut a circle from white card, added yellow distress ink around the edge and also matted it onto black card. The circle was then cut just off centre.  I matted more patterned paper onto a strip of black card and wrapped yellow ribbon around it. Both the circle and strip were both added to my card base along with a matching bow.

The handbag was stamped onto white card and again onto patterned paper from the pad and these were then both cut out and glued together.  The shoes were stamps in black ink onto white card and also cut out, I added a little glitter to the bows. Both the shoes and handbag were added to the card inside the circle. To finish off I added a double layered die cut 'happy' sentiment, and placed glitter enamel dots and sequins around the card to add a little glitz.

Note: If you prefer you can also buy SVG files direct from the TAW store, which will allow you to cut out the stamp elements using an electronic cutting machine.

Here's What I Used
Other items used are from my crafty stash: White Card Base, White & Black Card, Circle Dies, Sequins, Foam Pads, Sequins, Distressing Ink, Ribbon, Black Pen
So come on what are you waiting for, we'd love to see your card/project in in our 1st ever challenge. And there's a great prize of for the winner too. Click here to go to our blog.  Don't forget to visit the store too!!!

I can't wait to see your makes! And oh yes, why not leave me a message :)
Janine x

PS If you viewed my blog earlier and a different card was shown here - Sorry my error I posted the wrong card. Oop!!! :)


Pami said...

Super fresh gorgeous card Janine! Great for a young girl or girly friend!! P x

Kat W said...

Bright, beautiful and gorgeously girly :-)
Congrats on your DT spot and I look forward to seeing your creations for this new challenge...I shall definitely be having a peek in the shop!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Beckie Williams said...

This is just gorgeous!! The new store is so lucky to have you!

christine3m123 said...

Bright, happy and GORGEOUS - love it!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Ooops that was me!!


Ali said...

Love this the black really makes it striking x