Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Winner Color challenge

Thank you so much for entering your colorful entries!
They have made us very happy!

But as you know there can only be one winner and this week's winner is:

The winner can contact Kerry for the prize and the winners blinkie. We also have a runner's up blinkie too.


And the runners up are:

   #2 Lyn

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Hi everyone, we have a great challenge for you this week!  Mosaics!!
What can you create with embossed squares big or small?
Good idea to get all your scraps out and make something pretty!!!

You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine,
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges
Max 3 entries per person
Please tell us which folder you used
 Sponsor this week is Ooh La La  and they're giving away a CD of the winners choice !!
So join us in this fun challenge!!!

This is what our fabulous DT has made:

Cuttlebug Items Used - Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders 1,
Cuttlebug EF-Script & Swiss Dots, Craft Concepts Budding Vine EF
& Sizzix Thank-You Set #5 EF

Have used Provocraft embossing folders for my mosaic heart - Swiss Dots, Daisies
and Flower Fantasy.
And for the border I used DoCrafts Lovers Lane.

I have used Vellum for the squares!
I used Cuttlebug folder - Spots and Dotts
Cuttlebug Folder - Big dotts
Crafts Too - Nameless but they are on the left square
Flowers are from My Creative Time

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Change is a good thing

First of all a big Thank You  to all who responded to our questions!

Your tips and tricks have helped us a lot, so we would like to tell you about a few things
we are changing at Cuttlebug Mania
  1. From this week you can enter a maximum of 3 entries per person in our challenges
  2. You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine, dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges
  3. We have updated Inlinkz, so we can all preview the wonderful projects everyone has entered by showing a thumbnail.
  4. We will change our weekly challenges to fortnightly (=14 days) from September!
  5. And finally, we will have Blinkies for our Winner and Runners-up.
Thank you once again!

Kerry, Deneen and Jannie

Thursday, 20 June 2013

We have questions

Hi everyone

We have some questions for you. We have noticed a drop in entries and would like to encourage more people to join in, so we'd like your opinions on the following -

1) What are your favourite types of challenges?
2) Are there challenges you dislike?
3) Do you prefer weekly or fortnightly challenges? 
4) Any other comments?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts xx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Stripes Winner

Super entries again this week, thank you to all those who took part. Please spread the word about our challenge blog as we'd love to welcome new people to our challenges.

Our winner this week is Lyn T with this fun card....

Please contact Kerry for your prize.

Our runners-up are...


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Colour Challenge - Orange, Yellow and Green plus a Button

Our colour challenges are very popular so we have another one for you this week. Don't those colours make you feel warm and summery, perhaps they make you think of pretty flowers or yummy cocktails, Let's see how they inspire you.

So we'd like you to use them on your card/project this week and please add on a button!

Please tell us what products you've used.
One entry per person!

Our prize this week has been given to us by 
 They are offering 3 downloads of your choice including papers and digi downloads.

Here are the colourful creations from our design team

Cuttlebug Items Used:  Cuttlebug Heritage EF & Spellbinders Wonderful Wings Die.

I used a nameless embossing folder with flowers and I Cuttlebugged both the flowers and the flowerpot with dies from My Creative Time. 

I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder and a Sizzix label die on my card.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Christmas in June Winner

Thank you all for taking part in our Christmas in June challenge. We had great entries and here is our winner for this week....

Cute winter card.

Well done, please contact Kerry for your prize.

Our Runners-up are...

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Masculine with Stripes Challenge

 Dads are very special and Fathers Day is fast approaching on the 16th June.
So we'd like you to create a card/project for them or perhaps a male relative, friend or teacher.

We'd like to see stripes on your project too.

Please tell us what products you've used and/or how you used the Cuttlebug.
Only one entry per person.

Our prize this week of a $25 gift voucher for the winner, has been given to us by
Lots of Buttons. They have amazing buttons, so check out their website.

Here are our design teams take on the challenge


I used Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Swiss Dots, Distressed Stripes, Diamond Plate and Candy Cane. Craft Concepts - In Stitches and Woodgrain. Provocraft - Olivia alphabet dies.

I used a Cuttlebug embossingfolder for the stripes in the back and I used striped paper for one tie.
The ties are cuttlebugged with a die from MCT, also the letters (Fathers Day in Dutch) are cuttlebugged with a die from MCT


This is for a male teacher.
I used Cuttlebug EF - Diamond Plate and Spellbinders - Labels 22 & Decorative Labels 22.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Winner Summer Summertime!

This one was a challenge for some we think, 3D objects aren't as populair as other challenges....
what do you think??
We would like to hear what you think!!
We did find an absolute winner in this challenge though!!
It is #2 Cathy, her flowers are just amazing, soooooo pretty!!
Thank you so much for sharing and joining!!
Could you please contact Jannie for your prize?

And a big
Kimbo, Beth, Melissa and Swissie for joining us!!!
Thank you for sharing too!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Christmas in June

Ho Ho Ho! You are not in the wrong season...
Cuttlebug Mania does things differently sometimes!
So we deceided to celebrate Christmas in June, isn't that fun?
Make a project in Christmas style
One entry per person
Tell us how you have used your Cuttlebug
This weeks sponsor is:
4 images of choice for the winner
A passion for stamps has sponsored the DT with this amazing stocking

Cuttlebug embossing folders :
Holly with Berries, Swiss Dots and Candy Cane on the card
Cuttlebug Items Used:
Memory Box - Grand Madison Window Lg. & Sm.
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 & Marvelous Squares
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder

Used 2 embossing folders on the stocking
One diagonal on the stocking (nameless)
Snowflakes by Jim Holtz Alternations