Sunday, 21 December 2014

Challenge 23: Glitz and Glamour

Brrr its been cold outside, and warm and cold again! But not much snow!

For the final challenge for the year the Design team and all at IndigoBlu would like to thank you for all your wonderful support and hope you have enjoyed each and every one of this years challenges!

Happy Christmas!

Annndddddddd the winner of Challenge 22: Let it Snow is.........

Congratulations  Carola!……… I will be in touch shortly to arrange your prize.
The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
2:   4 Small stamp plates
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your Blog,  and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post.  That’s right you’re work will be on the blog along with the Design Team.
Also the top three each month (chosen by the DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post, that now goes live mid challenge.
So .....  if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!
You’ll find all the information on how to enter the challenge,  the rules (don’t worry, there’s not that many), and meet the Design Team in the tabs above.
This month’s Top 3, for the Magical Masking Challenge, chosen  by the DT, are ……

This months challenge is............ Challenge 23: Glitz & Glamour.....

Last months winner Anna has made this gorgeous card for us....

Here is what she had to say.......
Hello, I was so happy when I found out I was the lucky winner of Magical Masking. And I took the opportunity to be this month’s Guest Designer over at Indigo Blu Challenge with great enthusiasm. I really love IndigoBlu stamps and this was a great opportunity to get some more and use it. The theme for this month's challenge isn't really in my style but it was great opportunity to try something I wouldn't normally.

Thank you very much for giving me this exciting opportunity.
As I love Mega Flakes and I want to use them. You can see them on turquoise background as distressed edge with stamp from Looks like a Deer Rain and on two circles (vellum and acetate) on the top right corners. Main picture Indigoblu Merry Christmas Tree was stamped with Flitterglu and then sprinkled with superfine glitter in turquoise color for tree and holographic glitter for snowflakes. The star is raised with Glossy Accent and sprinkled with glitter.

Sentiment is stamped on vellum with Versa Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue (as the glitter didn’t want to stay there permanently).

All the compliments to the DT – you are doing a great job and your designs give me inspiration each time.
Hugs, Ana

Nikki K

Sarah Allan


Friday, 12 December 2014

Challenge 22: Let it snow Top 3 Inspiration

Today I have for you some wonderful inspiration from the previous challenge top 3 winners. Enjoy and leave them a message to let them know what you think!

In no particular order we have:


Here is what she had to say:

When I saw that I had been chosen to join the Top 3 for the Magical Masking challenge I was thrilled. Recognition means that I am improving, occasionally hitting the target, and the sense of achievement spurs me on!
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I made a frame with snowflakes die-cuts covered with an adhesive sheet, then glittered and gilded them (Winter Dawn).
The Mistletoe image is from the Retro Christmas plate. I coloured it with alcohol markers, adding white gel pen and white glitter as "frost".
As a backdrop for my image I used a circle cut out and splattered some blue, green and silver watercolours with a brush. You can visit my blog at where I have a bonus picture showing the incredible shine of the Flakes!

 Next up we have Ellie

Here is what she had to say:

The card was inspired by the saying : Snowflakes are the flowers of winter.
I started with a beautiful shimmery scrapbook paper with lots of white snowflakes on it. I sponged it with Distress inks to make the snowflakes pop. From a leftover piece I cut a few snowflakes to adhere it to the card later on. I chose to keep the flowers not that intense with color, so it became part of the background. They were adhered to the card with 3D glue. I also added some 'Crystal Ice' ICE Stickles to the centres of the flowers and snowflakes. Pity you can't see all the glamour going on on this card. 

Being chosen as 1 of the top3, is of course, an inspiration to go on, and enjoy crafting. I have been joining in the Indigoblu challenge lots of times, and always hoped to be chosen, and then suddenly it happens with a card I'm not really happy with,  LOL

You can find Ellie's blog HERE

You still have almost a week to enter the Challenge, so get creating!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Challenge 22: Demonstrators Inspiration

Hi everyone, today I have for you some fabulous inspiration for the Challenge 22: Let it Snow. You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge so get those thinking caps on!








Thanks for joining us, We hope to see your entry into the challenge soon!