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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Berry71Bleu - Luck of the Irish Challenge

Hello Everyone

There is a super challenge hosted by Cathi up on the blog this month - Luck of the Irish, here
but here is also a run down of the challenge along with Cathi's fabulous page!

Luck of the Irish March Challenge by Cathi O'Neill

Hi!! Cathi here!! Now, seeing as it is March, month of St. Paddy's Day and I live here in Ireland, I thought I would make my challenge one with an Irish theme!! 

This month we'd love to see you do a project with:

Green (as a dominant color, doesn't have to be the only color!)
the word Lucky or Luck, 
and a bit of Irish lace (any bit of lace or doilies!)

To make this layout I started off with some gorgeous Fabscraps Timeless papers in green shades. 

I added lots of gorgeous Manor House flowers to the layout. Here you can see the beautifullacy Ballerina flower in cream, as well as a gorgeous Vinette in chestnut. The vibrant pink flower with silver accent is a Razzle flower, while the softer pink flower is called a Minuette. The soft green flowers are from the Mia range.

In the photo above you can see my title, "Lucky to Be Your Mom!". I added a bit of stitching around the photo for a nice detail.  I also added a gorgeous Cobblestone Fence chipboard from Molossi, embossing it with Ranger's Vintage Photo Embossing Powder for a cool rough texture. 

I added some lace from my stash and some gorgeous butterflies, some twine and a great Ingvild Bolme signpost which reminds me of some of the old Irish signs you can still see around the countryside! To finish off the layout I added  some misting in Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Spray and a bit of stitching around the edges!!

I had a lot of fun creating this layout and just seemed to keep adding more and more!! I hope you will join along with us, the challenge will be open till April 1. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

Check out the awesome prizes below! 

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize:
Something Tattered March/Mars French Month Clear Stamp Set

Random Prize:
2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

When Beth began hunting wallpaper for the bandboxes she was creating in 1990 it started a life of antiquing adventures and a passion for old paper. In 1993 Beth’s wallpaper covered boxes we featured in Victoria magazine and Beth’s sister Marilyn Krehbiel joined her in the pursuit. Marilyn’s business Hannah’s Treasures evolved into purveying historic wallpapers for movie sets. Beth peddled her boxes to the coast of California and settled in the west. In 1997 Beth married Peter Neumann, son of a letterpress printer, who shared Beth’s appreciation for the old paper arts. In 2011 Peter and Beth began Something Tattered in response to Beth’s newest pursuit, Wedding Paper designs from her vast collection of antique paper. In 2013 Something Tattered launched the current line of craft stamps and in 2014 the new antique wallpaper stamps were added bringing the adventure full circle. We hope you will share the passion.

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

A special thanks to Molossi for sponsoring our design team this month! Molossi is a permanent sponsor for 2014, so there will be more chances to win Molossi prize packages in the coming months.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Very pretty layout from Cathi. Love the colours for this challenge!!

  2. Wow!!!!!!!! This is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about this lo is absolutely beautiful....the color, softness,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What an awesome page by the bright pink.