Monday, September 15, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room - challenge #236

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun challenge brought to you from The Shabby Tea Room!! This week we have a BIG announcement! We've decided to change things up a bit and go bi-weekly! We feel that by doing this it gives all of you more of a chance to enter our little challenge AND since we will be bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Monday of the month), we will have 2 sponsors for each challenge and that gives you more prizes since we will be picking 2 winners per challenge!!! If you have any questions at all, please drop us an email and I'll be happy to talk to you :)

Ready to get on with the challenge? Umm, wait, one more tiny thing, due to an unexpected mishap, I've been nursing a slight infection from cellulitis in my right hand and have been unable to create anything...BUMMER! I'm dying to play with my crafty goodies, I just got some new Halloween papers and embellishments. :(    Well, I dug through the archives and found two cards that fit this weeks challenge and showcases some yummy-ness from our sponsors!

How pretty is that pumpkin stack??  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A PUMPKIN!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BI-WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here are the cards I made last fall....
Well, I'm glad to see that my coloring has much improved from last fall, lol!! For my focal image, I used the Pumpkin Patch from Bugaboo Stamps. Their digi stamps are too cute!! I simply print them out on Michael's brand white cardstock using my home ink jet printer. This was colored using Prismacolor pencils & a blending solution, but I've found that they turn out great even with alcohol markers such as my Copics.

Bugaboo Stamps: Pumpkin Patch

Ahhh, one of my first attempts at "chalk board". Not too bad if I say so myself ;) lol! I used some beautiful background papers from Papers By Janet. Again, I just print them out on regular ole Michaels cardstock using my ink jet printer at home...nothing fancy.

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug. 

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My name is Janet, I'm Polish, live in the south of Italy and the mother of two children!!  I am a printing technician by profession, but an artist by passion.  I really like to draw and photograph everything with my camera. I am in love with old graphics and illustrations, and I always have my colored markers and pencils around me to sketch with.  I'm so happy to be sponsoring this week's Tea Room challenge!

Tea Time Terrific Top Three first place winner will receive three collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three second place winner will receive two collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three third place winner will receive one collage file.


Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, October 5th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, October 6th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 6th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

1 comment:

  1. Love the inspiration photo and love, love both of your cards Tina! I hope your hand gets better soon and you will be crafting once again. Hugs, Brenda