5 October 2011


On the 5th of each month the details of the three main challenges and sponsors for each are announced (see my sidebar), along with the reveal of the Design Team projects.  So here are my three;

The Bella Unique Challenge is all about trying techniques.  This month it is making and embellishing crepe paper ruffles.  Lacee always provides a tutorial that you can follow.  The "crystal ball" belonged to my grandmother and I believe dates from the 1960s.  This would have been used to present your flower(s) in a competition or perhaps used for a table centerpiece when the Garden Club came for luncheon.

The Tres Chic Challenge is about using a certain style.  This month it is Romantic Grunge.  I have reworked a piece that I wasn't happy with from last year and I now think it works.

The third main challenge is the Bella Muse.  This month you have the choice of two images to use in your project which again are provided by Lacee.  I've used one of them to create my Halloween cards.   The patterned papers are Memory Box and MME.  I've used a bit of ribbon, black fringe, an MS dimensional sticker and Stickles.  I adore using chocolate foils and cupcake papers to create borders, medallions, toppers or swags. Here I sprayed a yellowed paper liner to set the Raven on.  The "Bella Witch Hat" is from Lacee's October Vintage Halloween Embellishment kit (also revealed today) to identify the mysterious Ms Gulch!

Why don't you come and join us for the fun!  Click on the title of this post to go directly to Bella Creations!


  1. Wow...awesome projects Sandi!!! Love them!

  2. Sandi, your crystal ball photographed beautifully! Love your card too.

  3. Sandi these projects are fabulous!!! All very different and unique!

  4. Sandi, I am so loving all your creations! You certainly know how to rock Halloween!!

  5. Your creations for the Oct challenges are awesome. The crystal ball is genius, your grunge piece is awesome and your card down right spooky. (she a beauty)
    Love your creations!


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