Friday, 1 January 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge 1

Hi all!
& Happy New Year!!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and that the New Year is good to you!

Today is the first challenge of the new Stamping Smiles designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!
I love the concept of this challenge! To create using elements from a tic-tac toe board is so much fun.
I'm so grateful to be a designer for this new challenge among such talented crafters!

For the first challenge I used the first row down, gold, celebrate and background stamping.

I started with a note card from Hero Arts and stamped the Large Plaid Pattern background stamp, an older stamp also from Hero Arts, using antique linen distress ink.  I die cut a piece of gold glitter paper using a border die from the Stitched Border 2 set from Pretty Pink Posh. I then stamped my sweet birthday bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I gold embossed my sentiment from the Holiday Party Animal stamp set from Lawn Fawn and to finish my card off I scattered some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That's it for my card today! I hope you will play along with us with the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping by and again Happy New Year!!



  1. Adorable Shannon! That bear is too cute and I love the gold sequins! Happy New Year!

  2. How cute!! I love the bear. He is so cute!!! Great take on the challenge!!

  3. This is absolutely amazing Shannon!! I just love your style and this bear is so sweet!! Congrats to you on your new design team!! I look forward to seeing your crafty makes this year!! Many blessings to you in 2016 my friend! HUGS

  4. I LOVE your card, Shannon! The coloring effect you achieved on the sweet bear is so awesome. I am so lucky to be on a team with you; I have admired your cards for ages now!! They are always gorgeous!

  5. Such a sweet card! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!!

  6. Such a sweet and fun card Shannon! I love the punches of gold.

  7. Shannon, this is adorable!!! Just something about the scalloped edge and neutral scheme with the exception of the gifts that I just can't get enough of.

  8. Hello Shannon, I love your coloring. Pretty, pretty! The faint background adds a lot of visual interest. So fun and playful. Tracie Pond

  9. Love the adorable bear and gold!!Absolutely adorable!! New Follower.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M