Thursday, February 18, 2021

Winners for Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #243 because the Featured Artist will be our first ever Guest Designer for our next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're excited to work with the winner! It was a challenging colour palette, but we got some beautiful creations from so many of you. Thank you for entering! It was equally challenging picking our winners. And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Vicky Hayes

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Vicky has created a CAS masterpiece using our colours, by creating this rustic background with the wood planks stamp and adding a simple wreath with our brightest colours. She's used great design principles to make this a really eye-pleasing format, proving that less is more, once again!

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Our Featured Artist is: Anita Trippi

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Although Anita's take on our colour challenge is clean and simple (CAS) as well, there is a lot happening here. The main panels are both stitched and the image panel is mounted slightly askew! The inked background is a tricky set of gradually fading polka dots. The typewriter itself is confined to a corner, leaving lots of white space (hence CAS designation), but it is so beautifully coloured with tons of contrast and detail. Then there's the "punny" sentiment and the splash of colour in the little 3D flower, all combined to make a winning entry. Congratulations, Anita. You will be our Guest Designer in our up-coming Recipe Challenge in two weeks. You will be contacted by email with the details.

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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

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Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   


  1. Thank you so much for the honor! Looking forward to the challenge!!!

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my card as your Top Pick! Congratulations to Anita - I am blown away by her gorgeous card - and to everyone who has been honourably mentioned :) Vicky x