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Mardi Gras ~ DSCB #3

Oh my gosh! We are just excited to see you all having a great time with us and the fabulous creations you are making! It’s absolutely fantastic!!

This week’s challenge will put some hair on your chest! LOL
With shrove Tuesday around the corner, what great inspiration for a card other than Mardi Gras!! WAHOOO!! With it’s bold, bright colours and many textures, there’s so much to draw from and it’s a PERFECT Drunken Stampers Challenge fit!! (Unsure about what an inspiration picture challenge is? Click on the Challenges Page for more info!)

For Drunken Stampers Challenge #3 (DSCB3), create a new card using the Mardi Gras picture below for inspiration.

Into the hard stuff??? Well how about a single shot? Then ALSO use 3 different kinds of embellishments from the following only (acetate, beads, brads, buttons, feathers, glitter in any form, Flower Soft, rhinestones, pearls, piercing, flowers, lace, glossy/matte/crackle/sepia Ranger accents, crackle paint, ribbon). (ie. 3 different flowers only count as one embellishment, except for the different Ranger accents)

Or maybe you just want to push your limits further and want a double??? Then instead of using 3 kinds of embellishments use at least 6 from the list above!!

This challenge is entirely up to you! (You can do the inspiration challenge alone or in addition add 3 or 6+ embellishments from the list.)

(FYI, DS trivia…it wasn’t easy to find an interesting Mardi Gras pic that wouldn’t bump the blog into the “age verification required” bracket!! LOL)

For more details about the cards, click on the designer’s name 😀

Peggy’s Mardi Gras Inspired Card:

Peg did the double shot!
German Glass Glitter, Glossy Accents, Flowers, Buttons, Pearls, Ribbon & Piercing

Spike’s Mardi Gras Inspired Card:

Spike did the double shot too!!
Distressed Stickles, White Flower, Glossy Accents, Leaf Ribbon, Matte Accents, Piercing

Everyone is welcome to play however you decide to challenge yourself. This week we have something really special! From all the cards that qualify for the double shot challenge, Peggy and I will decide our most favourite card and the winner will receive the fabulous embellishment package below!!! How cool is that?? All entries to be considered for the prize pack must be listed in Mister Linky by the date and time below and also the card may not be combined with other challenges. (just for this challenge as we’re giving goodies away 😀 ) Here’s the booty of bling!! ($50+ of shiny, sparkly, blingy goodness!!) Spread the joy, shout out and let your friends know!

Happy Stamping!!! Drunken stamping is much more fun with friends!! Come play with us!!

After you have finished your wonderful creations, please share them with us.

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, Feb. 19th at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime, Mr. Linky just moves on to the next challenge.

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments 😉 )

We can’t WAIT to see what you come up with this week!!




  1. Laissez les bon temps rouler, ladies! Great inspiration– that photo is priceless!

  2. Whoo Hoo—I am IN. Double shot here I come…………

    Thanks for such a fun and interesting challenge ladies 🙂

  3. I am putting my thinking cap on for this one !!!!!!!!!! Double shot all the way ( I hope ! ) Brain don’t fail me now ! LOL ! Great challenge ladies !

  4. CuddlyBunny

     /  February 13, 2010

    … I saw this challenge and rushed off to my craft room …

    Feathers, check …

    Shiny buttons, check …

    Satiny flowers, check …

    Gold glitter, check …

    Rhinestones, check …

    … ahm … six … damn … I need six … hmmm … what the hell is piercing?

    … surely I don’t need to go the tattoo parlor … but, if they say so …

    You should hear from me again around 11:30 p.m. Friday. 🙂

  5. Whew! That bling done wore me out! It’s posted, though, and I had a BLAST! Great challenge, ladies! Thank you so much. Keep ’em coming.

    Hugs, Linda

  6. WooooWeeeeeeeee! 😀
    that looks like a CHALLENGE! I hope to get a chance to play that bling wowsa what a give away! 😉

  7. CuddlyBunny

     /  February 18, 2010

    Awww … thanks so much Spike and Peg! It’s been awhile since I’ve thought about my own trip to New Orleans … so fun to remember!

    Here’s my card, lots and lots of shiny, happy bling … and joy of joys … a totally new-to-me embellishment … Glossy Accents … YAY more SHINY (thanks for the suggestion, as I’d never heard of it before this)!


  8. OH man …. I lost a day somewhere this week and didn’t get this one done ( although I did start my image ! ) … am going to carry on with my card and post it to my blog when it is done ! Good luck everybody and looking forward to the next challenge ! Bring it on Peggy and Spike !

  9. CuddlyBunny

     /  February 20, 2010

    Oh gosh … checking in to see everyone’s entries … realized that I can’t seem to follow all of the rules … I completely forgot about that Mr. Linky thing … next week … next week … there’s always another week … 🙂

  10. Love the mardis gras picture…very inspiring. 🙂

  1. DSCB #3: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
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