12.04.2016

Winner, winner, winner, winner!!!

Hello, everyone!

We almost forgot to announce our Prize Winner for Challenge 22! We want to thank everyone who was able to enter in our final challenge. Also, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so much for a year of fun and like we said in our final challenge post, we will surely miss seeing everyone creations. Okay, let's get to the winners. We used Random.Org to determine our Challenge Champion and decided to throw in a little surprise packages for three random participants. So, without further ado, here's our winners!





Our prize winner goes to Birgit from Crafting While I Wait


Congratulations Birgit! Your card is absolutely adorable! We love your gorgeous sparkling scene. The shimmer on this vintage card is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing and playing! Please email us at tictactoechallenge@gmail.com with the subject line Challenge 22 Winner. Please include your full name, address and your choice of stamp set above!

And the three surprise packages goes to...

Andrea from Blissfully Scrappy







Congratulaitions ladies!!! Thank you so, so much for participating! Each of your project is unique and so creative! :) Please email us at tictactoechallenge@gmail.com to claim your surprise packages! Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

11.28.2016

C is for CHALLENGE #22 Inspiration with Nora

Hello peeps!! Nora here with my last, official inspiration post here at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I have had a lot of fun over this past year using the wonderful challenge badges to create some fun cards. I am going to miss being here every month.

Today is a really simple card I created using the Challenge #22 badge.


I used the top row across-bling, die-cut alphas and texture on my project.


I started off by using a plain, textured note card I had in my stash. Every once in a while I will buy a box of them to have on hand so I can make up some QUICK cards to have in my stash for various occasions. This one happens to have gold and ivory texture over the kraft background.


I then used some American Crafts "silver" glitter Washi tape over the front to add some bling. I used an old Cuttlebug die to die cut out the lacy white card stock square and adhered that over the Washi.


My last step was to die cut the C monogram out of gold glitter paper using the Paige alphabet dies by Quickutz (retired) and adhere this over the white square.

Since most monogrammed cards are given in multiples, a simple design is key. I will be making a set of these to give to someone special.

I hope this inspires you to come on over and join us for the last challenge here at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge board. I will miss you all.


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11.22.2016

Challenge #22 Inspiration with Varada

Hello friends, it's Varada here playing with the following grid:

I used Scene + Use Dimension + Texture (diagonal row) to make this card:


The stamps and dies in this card came from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October card kit. 
I stamped images for deer, Christmas tree, lamp post and Santa's sleigh. I die cut all of these along with a couple snowdrifts and background for snowglobe. I also die cut the base of the snowglobe using silver glitter paper. 
Then I worked on the snowglobe background - I heat embossed the snow using white embossing powder, at the bottom I stamped the tree silhouettes and ink blended my sky using distress ink. I also splattered some tiny drops of water on the sky and used a paper towel to lift up the color. 
For added texture, I used SSS stitched whirl background die for my panel. This one cuts the whole panel out (something I had forgotten... lol). I stamped my sentiment on it using Archival Black ink and my trusted MISTI.
Finally I assembled everything using some foam tape and some scor tape onto a black card base. I also added silver glitter tape on the side and trimmed down the card to make it same height at the swirly white panel. For finishing touch, I added a couple clear sequins and a couple clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.
Love how it turned out. Hope this inspires you to play along with us.
Hugs,
~Varada

11.19.2016

Challenge #22 Inspiration with Channin

Hello everyone!! It's Channin here and today I'm sharing my final card for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog! :(

I have really enjoyed my time on this challenge team and am so so grateful to Ka for giving me this opportunity! I will truly miss it!



I went right across the middle with "white on white", "use dimension", and "vellum". Now onto my card. 



First, I cut 5 poinsettia bunches from Waffle Flower Crafts' Lacy Panel Die out of white cardstock. I then glued the poinsettias onto a sheet of vellum and then fussy cut them out. Next, I stamped and silver embossed a sentiment from the Waffle Flower's Peace on Earth stamp set on a sheet of vellum that was an inch larger than my card base. 


I then splattered silver paint onto the vellum and onto the poinsettia bunches. Next, I folded the overhang of the vellum panel over and then adhered it onto my card base. Lastly, I adhered the poinsettia bunches in ring around the sentiment and added some silver sequins. 

I hope enjoyed and were inspired to join us in our final challenge!

~Channin


11.18.2016

Challenge 21 Winner

Hello, everyone!

It's time to announce our Prize Winner for Challenge 21! Many thanks to everyone who was able to enter in our last challenge! It was so much fun reading about your projects! :)  We used Random.Org to determine our Challenge Champion. So, without further ado, here's our winner!






Rahmat Gouse from Cards and Cooking Corner


Congratulations Rahmat! Your card is stunning! We absolutely love your gorgeous inky night sky! We also thought the splatter of the gold paint was a brilliant addition! Thanks for sharing and playing! Please email us at tictactoechallenge@gmail.com with the subject line Challenge 21 Winner. Please include your full name, address and your choice of stamp set above!