Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #144

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown #144. What beautiful entries we had with last week's challenge! They run from the comical to the poignant.  I learned a lot this go around because I'm guilty of not using a lot of sentiments.  I think I will be doing more of them in the future!    
Our winner from the last challenge, chosen via random.org is:

#18 Gail Scott

 Congratulations!  Please e-mail me at  tuesdaythrowdown@gmail.com by May 7, 2013 to claim your prize.

 You all did a beautiful job!  It was so difficult not to pick more, but we have finally narrowed down our Top 3.  Here's our top picks for this week:

In numerical order:

#50 Lindsay
#56 Stacey Chic
#62 Scrapellen

 Congratulations, ladies!  Be sure to grab our "Winner" and "Top 3 button" to proudly display on your blog.  Click on the TT Button tab in the toolbar above to get your button.

Our sponsor this week is:

Our baker's twine is 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our colorful array of baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! 

The winner of this weeks challenge will receive a Rainbow Sampler Pack!!

 Our challenge theme this week is "Make Your Own Background"  Let's see those creative framings for your gorgeous images!  

 The Twinery has supplied some gorgeous baker's twine for our Design Team to use.  Please allow them to inspire you!

 Team A has some really great projects to share with you!  I'd like to introduce you to our wonderfully talented Guest Designer for April.  Kym, we're so glad to have you join us!

Our Guest Designer for April

My name is Kym and my blog is Kym’s Crafty Cards.  I started cardmaking about six years ago and although I can’t work many hours due to my health, I decided that the cards that make I would sell solely to raise funds for different charities.  Just before my 5th anniversary of making cards, I was delighted that I had reached raising £1,600 for different charities.  The cards that I make are varied and obviously depend on the customer requirement. 
About 2 years ago I got into stamping – rubber and digital - and all I will say is that I am ADDICTED and the rest is history!!!  I love the ability to stamp and colour in with different mediums (Copics, Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, watercolours, cosmic shimmers, distress inks, etc.) and also love the ability of stamping on different papers/card stock to get different effects. 

I am truly blessed to be on the Design Teams for:  Sweet Pea Stampers, Bearly Mine Designs, Aud Sentiments, and Delicious Doodles.

Here are the samples made by our team, starting with our wonderful Guest Designer, Kym:




Gail said...

Good Morning - First, I want to say, thank you so very much for the win of the last challenge. This is a blessing and honor for me- I will be sending an email after this posting. Congratulations to the top winners and thanks to the DT for their inspiration to get us started on the next challenge. Have a Happy week! Gail

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Way to go Gail! Congrats to the winner & Top 3.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Karenladd said...

Great challenge and wonderful cards from the DT!

Karenladd said...

Great challenge...I love making my own backgrounds! The DT did a fabulous job!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Thanks for choosing my card as top 3 this has made my day and I am proudly displaying my top 3 badge on my blog. Gorgeous DT samples and another fabulous and fun challenge
Lindsay xx

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE what Fabulous cards by the DT! Thanks for the fun challenge to play in.

DonnaMundinger said...

The DT has such creative examples. Loved this challenge. It let me play with my new Dylusions sprays. Thanks for a great challenge. xxD

Wendy said...

Great design team samples. Thank you for the "make your own background" challenge!