Thank you for all the lovely entries for last week's challenge - so many and such a variety. I am so grateful to all of you festive crafters for supporting this challenge - lovely to see 'regulars' still contributing and to welcome some new people. I hope you will find time this week to make one or two Christmas cards ... you'll be thankful when we get nearer to the end of the year.
Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 277. There were four opportunities to win a prize.
Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.
Lozzy is the leader of A bit more time to craft challenge blog and also More mixed media challenge blog and will generously give the randomly chosen winner their choice of three sets of papers from her wonderful selection.
The fifth sponsor is Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love:
"Lizzy has always loved the stranger, quirkier side of life and that is exactly what she loves to create. Her art described as a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! As a lover of all things whimsical, kawaii and creepy cute, she throws in some Pastel Goth with a touch of glam, punk & rockabilly pinup!
She has certainly never been a mainstream type of girl and definitely won't fit into your stereotypical cookie cutter artists role; but rather she finds beauty in the truly unique, big eyed creepy little cuties with a bittersweet sadness. She is never truly happier then when she is in her art studio painting or sewing, creating a whimsical dream world easily recognizable as her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, Lizzy’s creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness.
Growing up a child of the 80's, pop rocks princess, with an extreme fondness for anything candy coated, Kawaii Kitten & Ziggy Stardust, all of which had a major influence in the work that she is creating today. Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, anything from mixed media painting to sewing with many different textiles, the end result always being the same; A whimsical dream world filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes."
The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love.
Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.
One of this week's sponsors is one of my lovely crafting friends, Lozzy, and I'm delighted for her to join me as my guest designer with this lovely card, using some of her lovely papers that you can see among all the other gorgeous papers at Lozzy's paper pick. You can read about Lozzy's card on her blog here.
For my card I used one of Lozzy's snowflakes paper in green, matted on to the card blank with strips of washi tape down the side and across the bottom. The glittered picture is upcycled from an old card. Various flowers from stash with brads in the centres. You can read about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:
Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week the challenge is to use a sentiment.