Friday 30 November 2012

November challenge - Emboss It - updated 30.11.12

(Please scoll down for the latest addition)

Time for a new challenge and for November we are asking you to emboss.  You can use embossing powders, folders, stencils, pastes, metals etc.   Perhaps challenge yourself and combine a variety of embossing techniques.  

Your projects can be for any theme as long as they include embossing.  If you are new, please read our challenge rules given at the top of the page.

I am going to start off the challenge with a little Frantage Encrusted Jewel Technique (of course, I had to!)

I also thought I would use the Stampendous Poinsettia design which is our giveaway prize (until Sunday 4th November).


I used:

Stampendous - Poinsettia - Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp - CRS5041
Stampendous - Pinecone Boughs - Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp - CRS5040
Patterned paper
Gold Curly Clips

The next project to show you for this challenge is from

Sue used : 

Tim Holtz - Mini Holidays 
Tim Holtz - Holly Branch die
Craft Stamper free snowflake stamp
 Tim Holtz - Embossing diffuser
Distress Inks - Festive Berries; Evergreen Bough
Sizzix snowflake embossing folder

Our next teamie inspiration to add here (8/11/12) is from

Zoe used;

Our next DT project is made by our new team member Sue The Iron, I'm sure that many of you have seen Sue's brilliant work before around blogland.  I'm loving your Frantaged project Sue!

Welcome to the team!!!!

Sue (the Iron)

Sue used: 

American seam binding
Wire/Mesh stamp

Our latest piece of awesomeness to add from the Design Team is from...


Siobhan used :

Stampendous stamps : CRR143  Snowy Postcard
Stampendous Frantage Powders :
Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die - Reindeer flight
Clear, Gold and White embossing powders  
Snowflake stamp - from Craft Stamper

Our final design team card for this challenge is by Kimx 

Kimx used
Holly and Berries rollagraph
Cuttlebug Christmas Embossing Folder
Nestabilities S5-027 Labels 21 
Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Gathered Twigs Distress Inks

Please link to the blog post of your project by clicking on the Inlinkz button.


  1. Ooh, cool challenge! And gorgeous inspiration so far...
    Alison x

  2. Wonderful challenge!! I LOVE all embossing though I dry emboss most often!

  3. Thanks for a great challenge Jill and the cards are stunning.
    Fliss x

  4. Another great challenge with wonderful DT inspiration. I've posted my entry.

  5. wonderful DT projects; love the challenge theme. Vee xx

  6. A great theme and wonderfu inspiration by the DT.

  7. Great challenge and inspiration

  8. Hiya,
    I was just wondering if the winner has been announced for the 'Butterflies, birds and bees' challenge?
    Many thanks,
    Fiona L x

  9. Hurrah for embossing! I've entered two projects, a card and a bookmark. I think that should be okay by your rules, but if it's not please feel free to delete one!

  10. The designer sample cards are fabulous! Nothing beats embossing powder for texture and elegance. Thanks for inspiring me -- I've also grabbed your challenge blog blinkie, and enjoyed visiting many of the other submitters' blogs. Thanks for sponsoring this challenge.

  11. Your designers have shared incredibly gorgeous ideas - I'm inspired - after visiting several of the other submitters' blogs, I am ready!


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