Friday, January 9, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous January 2015 - Challenge #23 - Choose your Challenge

As you may have heard Craft Hoarders Anonymous has changed up how we do things just a bit and we are going to one challenge a month.  This will give more of  you time to join us in our little bit of madness and play along.  We strive to use our stash and encourage you to do the same.  For years I have hoarded things and now I'm playing with things I'd forgotten about. This past  year has been a real awakening for me.  I've seen how I hoarded things and now realize it's time to use them!

This month you can create any type or style of project you wish as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below!  Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.).  Next choose your adhesive.  Finally, from the chart below, choose  your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture and embellishments for your project.  The combinations are almost endless!  (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have AT LEAST ONE from each!)  Have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Here is my project for this challenge.  I have to confess I purchased new Spellbinders dies in December.   (They are my passion)  Consider them my Christmas present to myself! Is there a 12 step program for hoarding dies?  (My name is Glenda and I'm a Hoarder!)

I used the following from the chart:

Coloring Medium - Ink
Fiber - yarn/thread
Technique - Stamping-Die Cutting and Folding
Texture - Embossing
Embellish - Flowers

You are next, join our challenge; create a fun project of your own using some of your hoard then link it back to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog.  I can't wait to see what you make! You have until 12 PM Pacific Time on 2-8-2015 to create a project and link it to the blog.

You can visit the design team by clicking on their names below.  Go see what they created; I promise you will find something that will inspire you along the way.  We all love hearing from you and we are all excited to have you join us!

Design Team:
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet
Ginny Nemchak
Pam Bray
Teresa Horner
Wendi Robinson

Supply List:
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Spellbinders Dies:  Foliage, Majesty, Lacey Squares
Life Lines from Flourishes
Half Pearls
Fibers from Really Reasonable Ribbon 


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, Glenda! This card is just beyond beautiful! Those flowers look real....and I love the burlap string behind them. You can buy all the dies you want as long as you keep on making cards as gorgeous as this. What a beauty!

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning work, as always, Glenda. I am drooling over your flowers!!!

wendipooh13 said...

such a gorgeous card, love your layers and gorgeous flowers!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Glenda, I love your die cuts...hoarder, no, just someone who loves elegance! Have a wonderful Monday!

Dee in N.H. said...

Sooo pretty and I just adore your awesome flowers! 12 steps?.........nah, you use them to perfection!

Nancy Dynes said...

Glenda, your card is absolute perfection! I love your color palette, the intricate die cut, and those fabulous flowers!! I'm a major hoarder too, so it looks like we're both in the right place-lol! Lucky you to have treated yourself t the new Spellbnders dies. I can't wait to see what else you create with them.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Stunning! Beautiful new dies, Glenda, and always gorgeous flowers. I have too many dies and embossing folders and everything else I haven't used yet. My eyes are always bigger than my time, but I have fun trying!

Lenoria said...

This is gorgeous! I don't consider it hoarding if you are using it, and you definitely have a way of making gorgeous items to share with those of us who only wish we can make something like this. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy your dies to the fullest!

Darlene said...

Oh my friend this is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful die that is ... hmmm wonder if it's on my wishlist, lol! With the extra time I SHOULD be able to join in the fun ... now to pick my categories! Great challenge and FABULOUS creation! ALWAYS an inspiration ... thanks so much!
Stay warm ...

Pammejo said...

Hello lovey lady, I adore your card, it is stunning...just love how you layer together such amazing projects.

Unknown said...

Your die cut layers make me envious. This is such a beautiful delicate piece.

Rupa Swaminathan said...

oh! I love the vintage look to this card, especially the's just too stunning! Love..Love..

Words and Pictures said...

That's so gorgeous - I love the natural colour palette and fab die frames, but it's the flowers that really steal the show - magnificent! Great inspiration for the CHA challenge.
Alison x