Sunday, 21 July 2013

Challenges for Days

Now what does a gal do during the 2nd week of her annual leave when coming home each evening and it's hot?   Easy, she starts a new new listing of challenge sites!   With the help of some good friends that is just what Ive been doing in case you wondered why things have been a little quiet.

Yes I know there is a good list published every day already, for reason's I'll not bore you with I decided to leave the team and a - finding that I missed looking at the challenges and b - going back to just keeping my own record.  It seemed to make sense to open another list and share it with anyone else who wants to use it.

So if you have a challenge and we have missed you off our lists or if we have made a mistake please leave us a comment at Challenges for Days so we can pt it right.

Well any site has to have a banner, right?   So the final task this week-end (apart from one more list that is) was to craft one for the site, and here it is.
The hanger is an MDF item that I've coloured with Distress stain and them stamped directly onto it with  Adirondack Expresso and Distress Stain Picket Post.    An Imagination Crafts Mask provided the beach huts.   The stamped images have also been coloured with Whisper Pens.  Two metal charms added the winged heart and a butterfly, silicone glue was used and while wet fine glitter was sprinkled over especially over the butterfly.    The large orange flower on the right is hand made, 2 stamped flowers cut out and coloured the smaller one layered over the larger one.   A piece of Mica and some more (shop brought) paper flowers topped it off.   Orange organza ribbon tied at each end in a bow made it into a real hanger.

Then came the hard part editing the photo on my new mac and Pixelmator software.   So the new site now has a logo.   No badge yet and i'm back to work tomorrow but there will be one.   In the mean time I thought I'd share my crafty creation with a couple of challenges, and they are:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but square
Ali-Craft - Butterflies
Bloggers - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Inky Fingers
Inspire me Fridays - Always anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Make your own Flowers
Simply Create too - Anything but a Card

OK before I go square eyed I'll leave it there.   If you would like to visit Challenges for Days please do and take a moment to let us know what you think.   

12 comments:

  1. Good to have Challenge for Days, so thank you very much Zoe. Also I love your beautiful hanger, have a goodly week, Annette x

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  2. A lovely header. Your list is very organized.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Mari

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  3. Hi Zoe, love your hanger, its beautiful! Thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Ali Craft monthly Challenge, hugs Heidi x

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  4. Love the actual header - so many are computer generated I love you have made it yourself xx Off to visit the new site xx

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  5. A brilliant banner Zoe - it looks good on the challenge site.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Wonderful header with so many great elements.
    Thanks for joining us at TPC this week. Pat K x

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  7. Great banner. Thanks for joining Our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

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  8. Fun project, a marvellous banner, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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  9. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x

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  10. Fabulous altered banner! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  11. A very beautiful card, thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

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  12. This is GREAT! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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