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Friday, 1 November 2019

Aspenglow... New Monthly Dare and Challenge Winners

Hello friends! Karla back today for a wintry project. This month we are celebrating winter - this year our challenges are based on musical inspiration, and some of Kim's favourite songs. It has already snowed several times here in Alberta, so the song Aspenglow by John Denver is fitting indeed.  We want to see anything you create that is inspired by winter, snow, mountains, etc! Listen to the song below and get creating - then link up at the bottom of the post or share on social media using the hashtag #ecnov2019 for a chance to win a cool prize pack!


For this challenge I chose the beautiful Mountain Range stamp and Season's Greetings stamp from Emerald Creek, Blue Jeweled Brads and two fun wintry powders - Seth Apter's Baked Texture Blizzard and Allure Winter's Mistake Embossing Powders to create a snowy holiday card! 

I started out by using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays in blue with a Tattered Angels sparkly blue mist on a Bristol Cardstock Base. I love doing watercolour effects on Bristol. After I misted and blotted and dried I added some Distress Oxide Inks around the edge in coordinating blues and then dripped some purple Oxide spray and misted a bit more with water. These mists and inks are really just fun to play with! I then used Kraftin' Kimmie Stormy Sky Ink, which is a lovely dark navy ink that stamps beautifully, to stamp the base of the Mountain Range Stamp. I then made sure to go over everything with a powder bag and stamped with the top layer of the Mountain Range stamp (it comes in 2 pieces) and added Seth Apter's Blizzard Embossing Powder. This powder is white with blue flecks and the more you heat it the more the white puffs up - very cool!

I decided to pull out my Ranger Texture Paste and use it with a snowflake stencil in my stash. After spreading it on my background I pulled the stencil off and sprinkled the Winter's Mistake embossing powder. It is a sparkly white puffy powder that is beautiful when melted. You don't want to overheat this, but rather just heat until it puffs. The texture paste also puffs a bit when heated, so overall it's a really cool look! I used the lovely scripty Season's Greetings stamp stamped again with the Krafty Kimmie Stormy Sky Ink.

The Blue Jeweled Brads just finish off the winter effect I was going for, and now I have a pretty holiday card ready to send out to someone special! 

I will be demoing these techniques live on the Emerald Creek Facebook Page on Thursday, November 7th @ 10 am MST!!

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Now for our Winners Post!

Congratulations to Karen Ladd of Karen's Krafty Musings, winner of the 
October Dare with her Black Cat ATC entry!

Karen, please email Karla at for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

1. Ionabunny with her Whooo Waits For Dinner Tag
2. Tonya Trantham with her Chills and Thrills Momenta Tag
3. Heidi Mattessich with her Halloween Tag

Please email Karla, and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. You can use the hashtag #ECNOV2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them, and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.

Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.

So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!


  1. Congrats Karen. Thanks for the top three pick. Love your snowy scene. The brads are awesome. I have the red ones. I need the blue LOL. Hugz

  2. Awesome job, Karen!!! So exciting!!! Love the new challenge ��

  3. Oh my goodness, I am thrilled to be the October winner. I loved seeing all of the creative entries for the challenge, and discovering a new source of crafty goodness at the same time. Thank you so to email you.

  4. I don't see the link to enter the challenge