March Challenge: Give it a little shimmer with GOLD!

Hello all! It’s a fun-filled day here on the Power Poppy blog! Why, you ask? Well, it’s the first Friday of the month and that means it's time to unveil our second ever Power & Spark Challenge! Can you feel the raw excitement? I can dear stamping friends! I CAN!

Today’s challenge is brought to you by one of the sweetest ladies on the planet, and the master of giving her creations that a luxe spin on shabby chic, Tosha Leyendekker. For the month of March, Tosh is challenging us to....

Here’s what Tosh has to say about the GO FOR THE GOLD challenge:
“March 17th just happens to be my husband’s birthday. So, even though he’s not Irish, I can’t help but think of St. Patrick’s Day. However, I don’t want to focus on shamrocks, Leprechauns, or rainbows because, face’s really the gold everyone is after, right? And I struck gold when I married this man 25+ years ago. So, make a card that has gold incorporated into it: embossing, papers, embellishments, whatever!”

There you have it folks! Use a little gold on your card, link up your creation using the linky below and you’ll be entered in the March challenge.

Just in case you missed it last month -- our Power & Spark Challenge is a brand new monthly challenge ushered in by the members of our design team, the Bloom Brigade! Each monthly theme is completely unique because each one is dreamed up by the designers themselves! Have a question or a comment? Feel free to ask by leaving a comment below. Submit your card, chat it up, and most importantly: HAVE FUN! Each entry is one more way to get a shot at winning a Power Poppy stamp set of your choice!

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, but if you don’t, this is a great way to WIN them!
  • Link your creation below using our Linky
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to our challenge
  • The winner will receive a free clear or digital stamp set of your choice from the Power Poppy Shop
  • Deadline to enter is March 31st at 8:00pm EST. The winner will be randomly picked and announced here the first Friday of April.
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Before we get to this week’s GOLD-INSPIRED creations from the Bloom Brigade, we do have to share the winner of last month’s challenge, THE SKY’S THE LIMIT! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us, we were floored by the beauty!! drew the number from our wonderful, colorful, exuberant entries...

Which means the winner is...


Congratulation Irene, email us at with the stamp set you would like to receive and your snail mail addy and we’ll get your stamp set on its way, or let us know if you’d prefer a digital set. It’s up to you!

Let’s see a show of hands:  Who wants to see the Bloom Brigade’s spin on this sparkly, 24 karat challenge? I know I do! 

Get those fingers inky and Go for the Gold! We can’t wait to see how your creations shimmer and sparkle with that Midas Touch! ;-) Happy Friday and have a fabulously creative weekend! 



CherylQuilts said...

What a fabulous challenge for the month and a gorgeous card, Tosha!! Julie, you are right that she is one of the sweetest gals...and she has a heart of gold! Made the rounds to everyone's blog and LOVED each and every one!! It's so wonderful to see everyone's take and style! Thanks, Julie! Hugs, all!

D.Ann C said...

Oohhh... I love that gold embossing!... wouldn't have thought to do it... thx for the inspiration!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOO HOO!! what a fabulous challenge, gold is just fabulous, it will look amazing on all of the cards.
I do have a question Cindy.....can we make more than one card for this challenge? Just wondering.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Karen W said...

Wow these are all just gorgeous creations!!!

jcobb said...

It's a little hard to see in the photo but the butterflies and other embellishments all have a touch of gold.
Janet Cobb

D.Ann C said...

Well, I finally got my card done... you can tell I need a lovely flower from Power Poppy! : )