A warm welcome to the Ooh La La Challenge Blog. A new challenge will be posted here every other Monday. We hope you will join us whenever possible.

Anyone can join in, all you have to do is follow the theme then showcase your project on our blog. We love to see you using OLL images and/or papers but it's not necessary to enter. If you'd like to try some OLL designs click on the link to the shop on the sidebar as there are some fantastic freebies for you there.

Please post your project on your blog with a link to our challenge. If you don't have a blog you can email your projects to me at anne_oohlala@yahoo.co.uk and I will add them to the blog. Most importantly HAVE FUN!

Say it with Words

2 March 2015

Challenge #175

Hi everyone!

We had very sad news last week.  Wendy Rayner (aka Purple Crazy) passed away on 24 February. Wendy was a very active member of our design team until last year.  She was a lovely lady and extremely talented, not just at cardmaking but craft in general.  Our thoughts are with her husband and family at this difficult time.

RIP Wendy
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Top 3
Challenge #174 - Use Something Green
chosen by Avril

#1 - Lucyna (u Luli)

a beautiful box created here

Congratulations Lucyna!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Diane (Diane's Favourite Cards & Gifts)

a beautiful serene card

#3 - Niki

love the soft greens used on the Easel card, very pretty

Congratulations to all our winners.  
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Challenge #175
Lots of Folds
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

March Guest Designer - Helen



I've been making cards for many years and particularly enjoy stamping and colouring with Promarkers. I am employed by Abbeyfield working with older people as an Activities Coordinator.  I'm lucky enough to design for 5 companies as well as being a member of several challenge blog design teams.





Have fun!

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16 February 2015

Challenge #174

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all.
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Top 3
Challenge #173 - Love

#1 - Naush Samama (Doodle Buddies)


Congratulations Naush!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Crafty (Drapers Creations)


#3 - Marina (My Perfect Life)


Congratulations to all our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #174
Add Something Green
chosen by Avril
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

February Guest Designer - Anita



Have fun!

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2 February 2015

Challenge #173

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all.
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Top 3
Challenge #172 Once Upon A Time
chosen by Allison

#1 - Craft Shopper

Not only is this a stunning design, with a really appropriate quotation. The instructions for making the project were really clear and the reason it was created in the first place really fitted the challenge - anything that encourages the use of libraries in schools has got to be a winner. I hope this wonderful canvas has the desired effect.

Congratulations Vikki!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Cheiro Urgia

As soon as I looked at the card I could see the swans within the beautifully embroidered heart. So it comes as no surprise that the inspiration for this elegant card was the story of Swan Lake.

#3 - Jeni McRonald

I just love the subtle colours of the background behind the bold silhouettes. 

Congratulations girls.  
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Challenge #173
Love
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!


February Guest Designer - Anita

I was born and still live in Torquay on the south coast of Devon.  I love it here and can't imagine ever living away from the sea.  I've always been creative and many years ago I caught the cross-stitch bug.  But it was in about 2005 when I purchased a cardmaking starter kit that I discovered my love for papercraft, particularly cardmaking. 

Since following a few blogs I have become inspired to concentrate more on stamping and die-cutting, and I also treated myself to a Sizzix Big Shot machine, but I still have a few card kits and other old bits and bobs in my stash which I can't justify throwing away.  I consider these a bit of a cheat when it comes to cardmaking as they don't really allow you to show of your own style but they are always handy to have if you need to make a card in a hurry.

My other half loves his footie so while he's got that occupying his time I don't feel guilty about using this as my escapism!


Allison

Lynn

  


Michelle


Have fun!


   

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19 January 2015

Challenge #172

Hello everyone, Allison here. I'd like to thank everyone who entered the last challenge there were some lovely entries. Now it is my turn to choose the theme for this fortnight's challenge and I have chosen......

 'Once Upon A Time'

I want to see your cards and projects inspired by stories or books. All I ask is that you include in your blog the name of the story, book or character that you took your inspiration from to help the DT when they are commenting. Have fun and we look forward to seeing your entries. My fellow DT members have once again produced some great projects so do click on the names to visit their blogs and leave them some love.
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Top 3
Challenge #171 - Words to Inspire
chosen by Wynn

#1 - Wendy

Congratulations Wendy!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Ellie

#3 - Rita

Congratulations to all our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #172
Once Upon a Time
chosen by Allison
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!


January Guest Designer - Annette



Have fun!

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