Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Theme Challenge - Week 1

It's the first of the month which means time for a new challenge and this month it is super-duper-easy-peasy!   This month we are just looking for you to feature EMBOSSING on your project.   This can be heat embossing, embossing with folders or old fashioned scoring embossing with a ball tool!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning the £15 prize you must use at least one product that we sell in store.

You will have 3 weeks to play along and we will select our favourites at the end of the month.   As usual the DT are playing along to help get your creative juices flowing and this week its the turn of Lydia, Jenny and I to inspire you.

I've used the Rocks stencil from Echo Park to emboss my green card panel.. a perfect background for  this dinosaur from Prehistoric Fun. Embossing with a stencil also means you can sponge colour through onto the raised areas as I have done here with green ink to give the illusion of reptile skin.

using Concord & 9th Wildflower, heat embossed in white and then watercoloured over. Once the piece was dry I added some clear heat embossing over the flowers and added a sentiment from Hero Arts Acts Of Kindness.

using felt embossed with a WRMemory Keepers 3D folder (coming soon to store), Wplus9 Outline Rose Die and Altenew Painted Greetings.   I will have a post next week showing you how to emboss with felt - its a little messy but lots of fun and adds loads of lovely tactile texture to your projects.

You have until 10pm on Wednesday 25th May to link your project to our challenge page


  1. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT, thank you very much x

  2. Oh wow, did you just say the WRMK Embossing folders are coming? I've been looking at them with great interest! Must play along this month!!

  3. Looking forward to making a card for this challenge tomorrow :) don't get much time to craft but with the bank holiday I might get some crafty time! :) lovely samples! x

  4. I'm ahead of the link- made a card this morning & will add it when it appears.

  5. Oooh, great challenge and beautiful cards, ladies! ^_^

  6. Great challenge and great varied inspiration :)


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