Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge #3 Lovely Lace/ Terrific Trim

Hello Vintage Friends,
Welcome back to the 3rd challenge here @Live & Love Crafts!

No sadly that's not my age but
it seems to be somewhat of a haunted number... Both Challenge 1 and 2 ended with exactly 26 participants. I'm no Nostradamus, but I do have a strong sensation that this time around poor 26 is going to be greatly outnumbered though...

But first things first:
My sincere apologies for not having announced the Top 3 Winners of our July Challenge, Nautic, previously. Here are the Design Team's Top Picks:
Congratulations Ladies; we hope you'll wear your badges with pride!
As cute as they are, but these photo thumbnails do not do these gorgeous projects justice, so please click on the images to be taken directly to the projects!

Sorry again for being so late; I promise I'll do better with the announcement of the Top 3 for the August challenge. ...and here's now the lucky random winner of last month's challenge:

No. 5 - Elly

Congratulations; please contact me, Sandy, to claim your prize:
Seems like not many crafters like carrot cake...or???
There was only one entry for the Carrot Cake Challenge...

Congrats Jen Hodges!!!
Your cake looks delicious and you're the winner of the Secret Prize from Live & Love Crafts. :-D
You will receive the same Pion Design papers GDT Member Kirsty-Anne used for her recipe box and the Vintage Scallop Lace Trim from Maya Road. Enjoy!

Speaking of lace & trim...the theme for the September challenge is...
Lovely Lace and/or Terrific Trim
Told ya' it was an easy one... :-) Here are the DT's creations:


 Organza Roses Trim, Maya Road
Vintage Scallop Lace Trim, Maya Road
Lace "Vanille", Riddersholm Design
Lace "Alencon", Papercraft Scandinavia
Jute Twine, Pearl String, "Vanilla Cream" Seam Binding 
Image: Magnolia, coloured with Distress Ink Refills
Papers: "Collage & Ring of Roses", Studio of Memories, Pion Design
Embellishments: Resin Blossoms, Maya Road
Vintage Trinket Heart Pin, Maya Road
Vintage Trinket Crystal Pin, Maya Road
Garnish Applique, Melissa Frances
Love Hanger, Maya Road
Princess Crown Charm, Bildmalarna


Tea Garden Trim, Maya Road
Tulle Pleat Trim, Maya Road
"Memories", Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Decorative Scissors, Bildmalarna
Vintage Buttons - Antique, Maya Road
Cheese Cloth

Lace "Vanille", Riddersholm Design
Organza Roses Trim, Maya Road
Pearl String, Reprint
"As Long as I Live", Crea Diem, Maja Design
Hinge Clip
, Idea-ology, Ranger
Shabby Chic Dahlia Tinsel, Magnolia


I've included a 2nd have to see the decoration on the top of this box! :-)
Lace "Vanille", Riddersholm Design
Tulle Pleat Trim, Maya Road
Jute Twine
Crown Key Charm, Reprint
Paper: "Calisse", Chantilly Dawn, Riddersholm Design
 "Post Card" Stamp, Inkido


Vintage Scallop Lace Trim, Maya Road
Image: "Waterlily Tilda", Magnolia
Magnolia DooHickeys: Heart Swirl, Doily Flowers
Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Cheese Cloth
Pearl String, Reprint
Vintage Pearl Pins, Maya Road
Hortensia Flower, Papercraft Scandinavia

Lace “Camille”, Riddersholm Design
Papers: "Angels Choir” /Silent Night 6", Pion Design
Image: Fairytale of Winter / From Grandma’s Attic, Pion Design
Dies: Floral Swirl Corner, Magnolia Doohickey
Snowflake Charm, Bildmalarna
“Blush Pink” Shabby Seam Binding
Melissa Frances Pearls
Mini Heart Pins, Maya Road
Petal Pink Hortensia, Papercraft Scandinavia
Snow-Tex, DecoArt
Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad & Stardust Stickles, Ranger

You might recall that here at LLC for each challenge we have two GDTs.
One is chosen from the previous month's challenge entries, the second GDT is by invitation from the DT.
The crafter who earned the GDT spot for her fantastic entry into the Nautic challenge is an extremely talented lady from one of my favourite countries...
Please welcome the lovely Nancie from Malaysia!


...and last but certainly not least; a fellow countrywoman of mine and an altering mastermind...
Meet the Marvellous Milo Lilja from Sweden!

 Primrose Organza Trim, Maya Road
Jute Ribbon
Jute Twine
Enchanted Butterfly Charm, Reprint

Now it's your turn...we can't wait to see your creations with some gorgeous lace and/or trims!!!
You have the whole month of September to submit your entry.
Any type of craft project goes as long as it follows the theme.

Only one entry per person and challenge please
Your submission must be a new creation
(i.e. not posted prior to this challenge going live)
You may combine our challenge with a maximum of 9 other challenges (10 in total).

Have fun!
Hugz from Sandy and the LLC DT last thing; if you enjoy taking part in the LLC Challenge...
Please feel free to snatch this Badge for your Blog and link back here!


  1. See me doing the happy dance? Thanks so much for selecting my project and congrats to the other top 3 peeps. Ah...and there's nothing wrong with delicious carrot cake. (:o)

  2. Also doing the happy dance! xxx
    Thank you so much for choosing me in the top 3, so chuffed.
    WOW all the projects by the DT are superb!! look forward to seeing the boss's ;)
    Love,Mel. xx

  3. Thanks so much for the GDT spot, I love it!
    Congrats to all winners.

  4. Lush DT work team :) Thank you so much for my yummy prizes, my fav Pion & Lace.... I knew my Cake addiction would pay off one day - lol! Jen x

  5. Beautiful DT work!
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  6. Beautiful cards ladies, you are such a talented bunch.
    Chris x

  7. More than beautiful examples ladies...thank you! Suzanne

  8. So wonderful DT-Cards all of them.
    Ich bin sicher, dass ich bei diesem Wettbewerb wieder dabei bin.
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Stunning DT creations!! I hope you like my entry, it is my first time entering your challenge!!
    Hazel xx

  10. So Beautiful Creations from the DT. and now from selveral others too. I am doin mine to not leave you at 26 again.. -Hoping it will work.. Your store have so many Stunning things.. I am not sure I dear to open the link.. :o)

  11. Stunning DT work, great inspiration, I've entered with a scrapbook page hope that's ok. Thanks for a great challenge. Teresa xx

  12. Beautiful work by the DT. Sweet challenge using lace/trim.

  13. Your design team really are "la creme de la creme" - truly gorgeous work to aspire to!

  14. Gorgeous DT Work amazing inspiration.. Hugs May x x x

  15. Thanks for another lovely Challenge. Oh WOw I love the DT work! Judy x