Saturday, June 1, 2013

Challenge #12 Birthstones

Hello All Followers & Friends,
Welcome to our June Challenge, LLC's 12th challenge! 

June marks the 1st Anniversary of LLC. It was on June, 25th last year that LLC opened its virtual doors to the public and on July 1st we kicked off with the very 1st LLC Challenge.
The theme back then was Nautic and we had 26 entries.
For last month's challenge, "50 Shades of Lilac", we had 107 entries...

Now that's what I like to call growth!  :-)
From the bottom of my heart, I'd like to thank everyone who has been taking part in our challenges over the last year, thereby helping to spread the word about LLC and contributing to the success of the store and our challenge. Thank you so much for your support!!!

LLC's 1st Birthday obviously calls for a celebration, don't ya think?!
We are planning on a blog hop with lots of fab prizes at the end of this month, and there will also be a separate Blog Candy. To thank all our Facebook followers (yay: we just passed the 1000 milestone last week), there'll be a Facebook Giveaway, and we are certainly not forgetting about our Instagram Fans, there are over 900 of them now, so there will also be a candy just for them!

 The randomly drawn winner of last month's challenge is...

Hmmm...I think I can identify some LLC products on this beautiful card :-)
Congrats Diana, you have won £25 to spend at the store!
Please contact me, Sandy, to claim your prize.

June being the month LLC was born, this month we have got the perfect theme...
I'm sure most of you know how this works; you check this chart (or you may choose a different chart if you prefer, there are tonnes of them out there) and create something with your birthstone in mind.
Alternatively, you can also choose the birthstone of the recepient of your card/project. We're not fussy; all we ask is that you in your blog post please state which birthstone your creation is based upon.





As usual, we are thrilled to welcome two fab guest designers.
First we have Camilla from Sweden, an icon within the Magnolia World.
Camilla earned her guest design spot with a stunning entry for our Bingo Challenge in April.

This card illustrates Camilla's happiness when I invited her to guest design for this challenge :-) Camilla, we are all very happy and priviliged to have you!

Our second guest designer is the extremely talented Vicky from the UK. Vicky masters her Copics as well as she does vintage image cards, and she's always amongst the LLC DT's favourites when choosing the Challenge Top Picks, so we thought it was about time we invited her. :-)

GDT VICKY - PEARL (for daughter's birthday in June)

There you have it.
We hope to have inspired you to make your own "birthstone creations".
Have fun - we can't wait to see what you'll create!

Hugz from
Sandy, the LLC DT and our GDTs


  1. Stunning DT samples for this challenge and I just love the theme! xx

  2. wonderful challenge and stunning samples

  3. Lovely challenge and amazing projects from the team. Congratulations on that fantastic growth spurt... look forward to the birthday celebrations!
    Alison x

  4. wow the DT have done a great job x

  5. The DT Creations are simply gorgeous. Love to play along with you.
    Much Love, Dunja x

  6. Thanks for a great challenge and for sharing such gorgeous DT creations with us hugs Karen

  7. Thanks for another fabulous Challenge. Words fail me when it comes to comment on the DT work. Absolutely stunning! Judy x

  8. Fab challenge Sandy. Love the DT work! Just a mention, that for some reason the 'challenge' button isn't linking to this page. Took me ages to find it! But had a gorgeous browse through all the lovely DT makes on the way to finding it. You really do have a talented crew. Sent you a little love in my blog post too. Hugs, Wends xxx

    1. Sorry about that Wendy. The button for challenge links to the page with the challenge rules, the banner picture underneath it to the challenge blog post. Hope this helps for the future. Thanks so much for your compliments on the DT's work. /Sandy

  9. Wow!! Absolutely awesome DT creations as always! Thanks for a wonderful challenge, i'm just so glad that my birthstone is pearl as i love using these on my projects!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx