Monday, 15 October 2007

Coolness Galore and a Little Competition!

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If you are after some beautiful card and papercraft ideas, a wonderful place to visit is the Elite Challenge Blog (you can find the link over on the right hand side of this page). "Elite Stampers" are the downlines or team of Angela Sargeant. Angela joined with Stampin'Up on the very first day that they opened for business in Australia, and she now looks after a great big team of us! Another of the girls that signed up under Angela, Alisa Tilsner, was responsible for setting up the Elite Challenges blog as a team challenge site. Alisa posts challenges for us to do if we wish... sometimes they are colour challenges, or perhaps Sketch challenges, or sometimes we'll be challenged to use a particular SU stamp set. Each month there are new challenges to attempt and I've now had a go at several of them.
The card you see above is my attempt at the latest colour challenge. The colours we were given to use were Tempting Turquoise, Cool Carribean and Green Galore. So the challenge is called "Coolness Galore". I've used Cool Carribean cardstock as a base, and then used Tempting turquoise ink, and matted the main Paisley image in Green Galore. The main dragonfly image is stamped in Black ink on Vellum paper, and I've used the watercolour crayons to colour in the reverse side of the vellum. (The technique is called "Stained Glass")
I think the work on the Elite Challenge Blog is just beautiful, and I am honoured to be a member of the team. Take a look at the blog, who knows, maybe you'll feel challenged to create something wonderful yourself?

So here's a little challenge for you. I've used 3 different SU punches to create this card. Who can tell me which ones? It might not be what you think! You can either comment on this post to provide your answer, or you can email it to me at All the correct answers will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn out on Sundey 21st October. The winner can choose any small sized punch (valued at up to $13.50) or a free Classic inkpad in any colour they choose. You can be located anywhere (you dont have to be in Australia) but the competition is not open to SU demonstrators... Sorry girls!



Edited to add: I will only be able to give away the small sized punches or inkpads as available in Australia... that is, if it's in the Aussie catalogue then I am happy to offer it as a prize. Some colours that are available in the US are not in the current Australian catalogue - for example the current "In Color" range is different in the States. I noticed one of the entries is hoping to win a Wild Wasabi inkpad... but we dont have that one here...Sorry! (I hope we will get it next year because it's a yummy colour!) You can view the Australian catalogue by going to and then clicking on the Australian flag. I am happy to offer any of the Classic inkpads ($9.95au) or small sized punches (up to $13.50au) Great to see all the entries coming in... and good luck guys!


jodene said...

So since you said they may not be the one's we think I will guess...13/8 circl, slit and key tag punches. Thanks for the chance! Your card is lovely, the colors work well toghether

Shelby said...

Hmmmm... I'm going to go with the Word Window punch, the Slit punch, and the... 1 3/8" circle punch??

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Angel Wilde said...

I am going to say you used the word window punch, slit punch and round tab punch as I have seen that used recently to make a circle.Hope I win!! I "need" a Wild Wasabi ink pad...hehehe. And for once, I am glad I am not a demonstrator!

Laura W said...

Ok, I'll give it a try. :) It looks like a word window, some circle (1 3/8?), and ... the slit punch?

Andrea Hays said...

I think it's the word window, slit punch and the rectangle! Thanks for a fun giveaway! I have been hankering for that word window for ages!

CAKVD said...

Hello! What a fabulous prize! I'm going to say the word window, slit, and 1 3/8" circle.
Cheryl KVD

Robyn said...

I am going with the following punches:
Word Window
Round Tab Punch and
Slit Punch
Thanks for the chance

Alex Hughes said...

Hi Linda, love the card! Such COOL colours, very refreshing.

Have to guess the word window punch, the slit punch and the new tab punch (only because you say it might not be what we think!!). Fingers crossed.

Allison said... looks like the slit punch, word window punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch! I am a sucker for punches! Cheers!

canben said...

I see the word punch and the slit punch and one of the circle punches. Not sure about the size, but I'd say the large one....