Friday, February 5, 2016

Challenge #89 - Mardi Gras - Masking

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!  
Wow!  We really felt the love ♡ with our Love is in the Air challenge. 
The winner of the Gift Certificate from One Happy Cut   (chosen by is . . .

# 6, Susan Kennedy

Congratulations, Susan!

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by February 17, 2016 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)
Our top three projects in numeric order were:
# 13, Karen Hasheck
# 25, Andree Clark
# 76, Norma

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!

Now onto Challenge #89, chosen by
Katrina . . .

Mardi Gras - Use a masking technique
You must use a masking technique on your project.

Don't forget the die cut!

Remember, projects that do not follow the theme are not eligible for the top three or for the prize. 

This challenge runs from February 5, 2015 until February 17, 2016 (noon EST)

Our sponsor this week is 

As Cute As A Button

Prize:   $20 Gift Certificate

Thank you so much for your continued generosity!!  
We truly appreciate your sponsorship.

   If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on February 19th to see if you won.

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)
Please take the time to visit them at their blogs, leave some love and follow them! will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)


  1. Congrats to all winners - happy dance - thank you for the challenge - the DT did a fab job - thanks for sharing!

  2. Like the Masking Technique creations. I made a Tag and the die has 3 interactive windows that cut & open but I only used 2 of the int windows by placing the plate on my Sizzix over only the 2 and not have the 3rd cut/open. So, my question is, is the use of the plate in this way a masking technique or not? Please respond here & I'll ck back. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Hi, Melissa, thanks for your question.

      I think what Katrina meant was a masking technique that would also use stamping, painting, spraying -- that kind of thing. I don't think that only using two of the three windows would count (unless you layer it over another piece of paper and stamp, paint, or spray through the holes.) Sorry!


    2. Ok. I have another Tag, my Tim Holtz Feb Tag, that I just finished & I did some masking on so I'll enter it. Have a BEE-utiful day!
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Oh thank you so much for picking my card in your top 3, I'm so thrilled! Congratulations to all other winners and thank you for a fab challenge. Andree xx

  4. Wow! Thank you so very much! So excited to be chosen your winner!! Thank you!!

    - Susan

  5. Ok. I entered my Tim Holtz Feb Tag that i did some masking on using TH mini stencil Hearts & painter's blue tape. I just got the jest of the Margi Gras & Masking meaning; masks worn during Mardi Gras thus theme Masking. Haver a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Congrats to all winners! Wonderful DT inspiration!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M