The first one was a color challenge - had to use burgundy, red, and rose. I just had to add a touch of brown! Used the cartridge From My Kitchen for the apron, a stamped sentiment, some ribbon, and lots of inking. It is a little hard to see, but I pop-dotted the apron from the background as well.
On the next one, the challenge was to use metallics. This was DEFINATELY a challenge for me, as that is something I don't use very often! I had the little stamped tree laying around that I had made in a moment of boredom sometime earlier and never used, and it had copper stickles on it, so when I found the papers, it kind of fell together. Also a little hard to see, but the brown paper is actually glitter cardstock.
The challenge on the last one was to make a thank you card! I couldn't resist making at least one easel card! I cut this mushroom from the Smiley Cards cartridge, and used my Gypsy's hide contour feature to hide the face. Then I placed a couple of circles on it to make cutouts through the top layer to let the bottom peak out. Love how that turned out, and love that I discovered another way to use this cartridge! The flowers for the inside are cut from Walk in my Garden, and layered with buttons for the center. This card also has a lot of inking, a stamped sentiment, and glossy accents on the outside edge of the circle as well as on the mushroom.