We have some terrific challenges for you tonight brought to you by some of the Design Team.
Everyone has a week to complete the challenges, weather you do 1 challenge or all challenges it doesn't matter. Upload your takes on the challenges to your blog and link up to Mr Linky below to be in the chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Lucky Door Prize this month is a fabulous mystery pack of Scraplets
donated by Julie at A2Z Scraplets
all you need to do is complete all the challenges and link up to Mr Linky to go into the draw for the door prize. Design Team are eligible for the door prize as it is luck of the draw.
The Mystery/Blind Challenge with Lindy will be held in the Chat Roll in this post, all other general chat will be held in the Chit Chat over in the right side bar.
Ok so lets get this Cyber Crop rolling!!
First up with
Challenge 1 with Amanda
My challenge is a three part challenge:
1 .Scrap a Christmas layout
2. based on a night time activity
3. using NO Christmas themed supplies :)
Here is my sample layout for you
The very talented Natalie has designed this sketch especially for the Cyber Crop
and Natalie's take on her sketch
Challenge 3 - Card - with Chris
It's Christmas time and we think about red, green and gold but for my challenge I want to move you from your comfort zones. I would like you to replace the red with either orange or pink and or replace the green with grey or brown. The gold has to stay and it must be a Christmas card. Please add stitching and stamping on your card too. Have fun!!
Chris's card sample
Now for the DT only Challenge
This is a challenge set for the Design Team girls giving them the opportunity to win a fabulous prize too.
Ok so girls here is your challenge
1. Use glitter & bling (goes without saying)
2. Use non traditional colours
3. Snowflakes to be added somewhere
4. Include tree and bauble shapes
5. The word Light or Lights in your title
6. Tissue Doily
7. Use a list format for your journaling
Have fun with that challenge girls!!
Now for the Mystery Challenge with Lindy
be sure to be here for this one!! Fabulous Off the Page for you.
Will be held below in the chat box in this post.
Lindy will inform everyone over in the chit chat when she will be starting.
Ensure you have your bits ready from the previous post with the goodies you will need.
Mystery Challenge with Lindy - You will need:
- paper circles of 6 different sizes and approximately 10 of each (my largest size is about 5 inches) paper circle can be newspaper, book or novel pages, Christmas scraps from your stash or any scraps of paper, you will need to scrunch these circles up.
- 2 x wavy cardboard circle of the same size of the biggest paper circle, glue together for added strength.
- wooden stick (skewer)
- paper rose
- fake holly fruits optional
- embellishments (to hang and glue at the base)
- white acrylic paint for painting the thick cardboard piece
- hot glue gun or strong quick drying glue
- Kindy glitz or Stickles or loose glitter
Step 1 : make a hole with the stick into the wavy cardboard.
Step 2 : Put the stick in place to make it stay firm. I usually use a huge masking tape or crepe tape because it's just perfect for this kind of things.
Step 3: This is very important step. Crush each circle before you put it on the stick. This will give to a nice airy and distressed look.
Step 4: Pin the paper circle approximately in the centre and don't be concerned if it's not right in the middle. In fact this will make even more intresting. Continue with the others and don't forget to crush them. This operation will take you some time but the result is worth doing it. Leave approximately 1 cm of the stick looking out of the paper circles.
Step 5: When you put on the stick all the paper circles put some hot glue in the wavy cardboard where you made a hole previously and place the bottom of the stick of your paper tree on the cardboard. Hold the tree till the glue is completely hard and the tree is standing well balanced.
Step 6: Add more glue to the layer between the cardboard and the first paper circle to make it completely stable.
Step 7: Now depending on personal preference on what you would like to do with glitter you can either use a brush and brush on some Kindy Glitz or squeeze the bottle and drop over the paper layers. You can also use stickles if you like or you can spray the paper with glue spray. This step depends on your taste of how much glitter do you want on your tree if you like it a lot spray it generously, then pur the loose glitter on the paper layers - shake well to allow excess of glitter to go down.
Step 8: Paint the bottom cardboard with white acrylic paint. Apply some glitter on the wet paint if desired.
Step 9: With the glue gun stick the end of the wire (1m long) somewhere between the biggest paper circles at the bottom of the tree and wrap it around the tree till reaching the top.
Step 10: Twist the end of the wire around the top of the stick.
Step 11: Glue the red holly fruits or red beads with the glue and put them into the glitter (optional). If you don't have holly fruits then another embellishment to suit.
Step 12: Take the rose and place it on the top of the tree.
Step 13: Make a bow under the rose using the desired ribbon.
Step14: Take another piece of wire and twist it around a pencil and pull it down. Now you pull the ends and there you have the twisted wire.
Step 15: Put one end of the wire into the middle of the rose.
Step 16: Now you can decorate the tree like you desire.