Thursday, June 10, 2021

Winners for Challenge #251 - Recipe for a Happy Birthday

Our gallery was filled with streamers, party hats, ice cream and birthday cakes these past two weeks! And everything else under the sun including a unicorn! Par-tay!!  The elements of our Recipe Challenge were added to your creations in many marvellous ways! Thanks to everyone who entered! But we had to pick some winners and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler

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Deborah took some fantastic alcohol ink blend background paper and embossed some super fine birthday sentiments on top of it, then used the extra for her large "happy" die cut sentiment! The black banner with white embossed sentiment, the crisp white blow, the black matte and white card base all work together to create a really sophisticated birthday card with a beautiful colour palette! A real Top Pick in the Design Team's book!

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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone

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Jolanda's creation evokes the days of live plants and macramé hangers and macraméd wall medallions. We love the abundance of texture in Jolanda's card, the silver embossed medallion in the background and the beautifully stamped and die cut elements of the focal image. The variety of shades of greens had us counting them up! Jolanda's attention to the little details like shading the edges of the tag so it would show up and using a darker green on the leaves in the background than the foreground all combined to make her our Featured Artist this week.

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

4.  Jules

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Theme 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. Congrats Jolanda and Deborah! And thanks for choosing my card as an honorable mention.

  2. Wow! Amazing to see my card as the top pick - thank you! 🥰