Monday, December 01, 2014

Winter Chill Mood Board Challenge by Mandy

Happy Hello Friends!
  Mandy here hosting this month's fun "Winter Chill" Mood Board Challenge!

This challenge is about celebrating the breathtaking array of fresh fallen show and ice that is abundant this time of year. Whether you are a snow bunny or prefer to sit inside by a fire, we want to see how you cope with the winter chill!

I was inspired to create three tags using the gorgeous images from Gecko Galz; this month's design team sponsor! Thank you!

When I see a combination of icy blues, cool whites and deep purples it's not hard to imagine a bone chilling winter....The images have a mix of those cool hues so I decided to create "Lady Winter" tags....

I up-cycled by using discarded craft paper packaging.
I stenciled on some snowflake looking petals and added a thin painted wooden snowflake ornament to the back of two of the tags....
 The marabou feathers go a long way for a very low price!  I'd just pinch tufts of feathers off and hot glue them to various places accenting the flowers and beads...
I love the digital "Mandala" stamps provided by Gecko Galz!  I wanted to create one tag showing the stamp background as seen below.
Here is the images I started with. They were printed on plain copier paper.
Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!

1st Prize:
Tando Creative Chipboard Prize Package

Prize: Brush Stroke Trees; 3 Clocks in 1 (Partial Package); Number Set - Arthur (Partial Package);
Words - Cute Love, Baby Girl, Beautiful; Grid - Square; Bauble Branch - Large; Contemporary Christmas Tree;
Snowflake Plaque; Lace Effect Borders; Tando Minis - Snowflakes (Partial Package); Holly Flourishes
2nd Prize:
Gecko Galz $25 Shopping Spree

Random Prize:
2 Handmade Tags from Berry71Bleu
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)



Tando Creative Limited, formed in August 2009, is an online retailer of chipboard, stencils and other fantastic products based in the UK. Tando Creative provides a laser cutting and engraving service specifically to the craft industry. They do their own manufacturing, so all their products are British made. Tando Creative uses high quality greyboard (2.25mm) and white lined board (2mm) for all their products. Tando Creative chipboard takes all sorts of treatment including heat, triple embossing, most types of paint, inks, pens, markers and emulsion brilliantly! All Tando board can be used with embossing folders to produce stunning effects. The Tando Creative Minis Range (1.2mm) are more delicate products and are light enough to use on cards, ATC'S and smaller projects. 

Tando Creative holds regular Workshops at Tando HQ, showcase at art shows and frequently demo and teach at various retailer outlets in the UK. There is an "almost" daily dose of inspiration on their blog. Tando Creative also hosts monthly challenges on their challenge blog, where a prize up for grabs every month!

Gecko Galz was started by designer/artist Leanne Seed in 2000, who’s love of all things vintage and her artistic background inspired her to create a line of digital products for other paper artists to enjoy. We welcome you to step outside the scrapbook box and discover a treasure trove of digital collage sheets, stamps, papers and ideas that will fan the flames of inspiration around every turn. Come discover what makes Gecko Galz a Unique and One of a kind Paper Crafting Store!

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!
Have a great day!


  1. I am not a big fan of winter, but is is beautiful - as Mandy's board portrays! Wonderful inspiration pieces too!

    1. I agree SweetScraps! I'm all about Summer! Hope you can join us! Thank you!


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