Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts First Challenge!!!

Hi everyone!!  Today is a special day at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog because TODAY starts the very first official challenge. The Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog will be having bi-weekly challenges, and YES, there will be some prizes involved, HIP, HIP HOORAY!! :)

Prizes will be available during blog hops and challenges that start at the beginning of the month only. However, because this is the very first challenge, there is a prize (a Y&FH single) up for grabs!!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is an easy one!

Since this is the very first challenge, you can use any image you want!!  Told ya...EASY PEASY!!

But please take the time to review all of the challenge rules HERE to make sure you qualify (the rules are under "Challenge Info" at the top tab). You have until Saturday, September 1st, 11am PST to link up your new project (one entry per blog). We will pick one Prize Winner and 3 Top Picks. 

Starting with the 2nd challenge on September 2nd, you WILL have to use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade or Sister Stamps image to qualify for the prize drawing. 

Also, you'll definitely want to LIKE the Y&F Handmade Crafts Facebook Fan Page so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your creations!

For the first challenge, I thought I'd share my Post-It easel card featuring Fumi with Gift.  She was so much fun to color!  I did a little bit of paper piecing with washi paper for her gift that matches the rest of the washi paper on the card.  The sentiment and tiny tag is from Papertrey Ink's tiny tags die and stamp set.

I added some Martha Stewart butterflies too that were punched out from gold origami paper.  To keep them a bit sturdier I layered and glued a couple of them together.  I also lined up the inside of this project to give it a more complete look.  I'll be posting a tutorial of how to create one of these later this week so be on the look out for that.

Don't forget, for a chance at the prize drawing be sure to link up your creations on the Y&F Handmade Crafts Blog (please provide a direct link to your project, not just to your blog).

We hope you'll play along for our very first challenge and can't wait to see your creations!

Thanks for reading!


Mary J said...

That is so gorgeous Eva! Gorgeous papers!

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Man, you're getting a lot of use out of old origami!

Denice said...

I'm going to have to check out the know I don't like to miss a challenge if I don't have too! LOL!

Adorable easel post-it card....I love the papers and can't wait to see the tutorial!


Kim Y. said...

Cool project, Eva! Great for a teacher!

Alyce said...

Wow!! Eva this is simply stunning...Gorgeous colouring work and those papers are absolutely amazing. A great design! :)

Leanne said...

this is gorgeous Eva!! I love the colors you chose and your coloring is amazing!! So excited to finally share your creations yea?
So awesome!!

Rachel Parys said...

So lovely!! Great first challenge!!

RiNNE said...

Love all the different textures and dimensions! That paper is gorgeous!