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Sunday, 17 April 2011

I'm so excited - breaking news!!!!

At last I can say something, I've had to keep this quiet for the last couple of weeks and it has been soooooooo difficult as all I've wanted to do is shout it from the roof tops.  I've been asked to be on the Design Team for The Hotspot Challenge :-)   

The Hotspot Challenge sets monthly challenges around what’s “hot”, trendy, popular or in style at the moment or sometimes they’ll go retro and visit trends from the past and challenge you to use that as inspiration!  For us crafters this shouldn't be too difficult as we are always using our creativeness to design our cards, so why not have a go - I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

April's challenge is to create something from your trash (rubbish), recycle something that you would normally throw away.  I've chosen to recycle an empty tissue box and have used the card to cut out lily pads to go along with my image - Vertie's Bath.  You've still got until 30th April to enter so hopefully see you over at the Hotspot Challenge.

As well as being a monthly challenge blog they also have an online store (which is where my image came from for this card) so why not go along and have a look although I can't accept any blame if you're tempted to buy :-)

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - bingo (die cut, glitter & flowers)
Etsy Inspired - creating is fun - WINNER
Little Claire's - animals
Card Makin' Mamas - spring colours
Digi's With Attitude! - spring has sprung
Frosted Desgins - handmade embellishement
AiFactory - party animal
Rainbow Lady's - springtime
Crafty Creations - paper piecing
Creative Card Crew - spring
A Spoonfull of Sugar - all creatures great and small
Passion for Promarkers - make your own embellishments - TOP 5 PASSIONISTA
Top Tip Tuesday - spring has sprung
My Partner in Crafting Crime - layer it up


  1. Your little froggy is so sweet and looks like she is bathing in delight! Love your dps and the fun recycling you did. Fun that you joined us at Crafty Creations Challenge with paper piecing too.

    Congrats on the DT with Hotspot. :)Peggy

  2. Brilliant card! Thanks for joining Frosted Designs this week!

  3. Super card I love it. Thanks so much and well done on your DT post Love Cynthia x

  4. Great card! Love your lily pads! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  5. Hi Sazzle, what a gorgeous card. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. Your handmade embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Fab card, the colours are stunning and that image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

  7. Love the image! Really a great card! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:=)

  8. Great card :-) Congratulations on your DT position :-) Thank you so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime and hope to see you again soon! :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx
    P.S I have candy!

  9. Fab bright card, good luck with your new DT and thanks for sharing with us here at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  10. I'm glad we finally got to put the word out, it's great to have you on!

  11. Congratulations on your DT position!
    What a great project - I love the lily pads, they're so effective.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

  12. Congrats on your DT success, you make fab cards and deserve it. I'm not sure which elements of the bingo board you've used, but the card is fab -love the layout and cute froggy image. Thanks for joining our challenge. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

  13. Cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Layer it Up challenge! Robin

  14. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew, and good luck! :D

  15. AMAZING Card! Great colors! Thanks for joining us over at Digi's With Attitude! Congrats on the Crew, too!

  16. Beautiful card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at PfP :o)

  17. Hi Hun love the card gorgeous!! and congrats to you! my prediction came true!!!

  18. this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

    I am just popping in to THANK YOU for entering my blog candy.
    hugs, Janiel

  20. This is lovely Teresa, I love your little Bathing frog.....lol
    Congratulations on the DT position xxxxxxx


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