Here at Anything But Cute we love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional artists, and you just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer.
Make sure to put 'newbie' after your name in the linky so we know who you are.
(new refers to 'new to mixed media' NOT 'new to our challenge')

Saturday, December 12, 2015

WINNERS - Challenge #7 - It's Ornamental

Hello Everyone, Pamellia here,

I can't believe 2015 has come to a close, wow!! Thank you so much to everyone for all of your support and for all of the amazing art you enter into our challenges every month!! With the holidays just around the corner, I am giving my lovely ladies a break until the New Year, so we won't be having a Feature Artist Post this month or a Spotlight Post this month. Our current challenge "You've Got Happy Mail" will remain open until January 4th, and the Design Team will be back to visit all of your wonderful projects first thing in the New Year.

From the entire team, we wish everyone a 

Take it away Cec!

Cec here to bring you the winners from our It's Ornamental challenge in November. As always, we had a lot of fantastic entries and when you see such wonderful eye candy it sure is difficult to choose just one winner.  However, I stuck with it and after much back and forth, I made my selection for winner and runner-up, so without further ado:

WINNER - #10 - Lisa F

I chose this entry because Lisa gave us not one but two wonderful ornaments that are chock full of mixed media loveliness and just scream Christmas.   I just love all the crackle, the poinsettias, ribbon and frosted greenery.  Even though they are both unique, they have elements that tie them together so they will look fabulous together on the tree.

Congratulations Lisa!  Pamellia will be in touch by email to send you a personalized winner's badge and to provide details about being our Guest Designer for the next challenge.


#6 - Mona Pendelton

This ornament and all the others that Mona made in this collection are stunning.  I love the use of  vintage tart tins with the added sparkle and the dyed trees and coordinating ribbon.  The baubles added to the bottom of each ornament are also so vintage looking and a perfect additional embellishment.

We have a special award to give out this month to a very talented artist who wowed us with her incredible snowy 3D scenes. She entered three projects and every one of them was just as magical as the next!! Turning paper into a winter wonderland isn't easy, and making it so beautiful that we wish we could shrink ourselves down to a few inches tall just so we can live there...well, that's incredible!! KRISTIN, you have...


Silje Kristin

If you haven't been to visit Kristin, I highly recommend you go and soak in some of the magical creations she puts together!!

Now let's have a look at our DT favourites:

Branka's Favourite - This 3D outstanding piece of art has stolen my heart! Fantastic detailed crafting gem with so many amazingly arranged elements! Absolutely brilliant design!

Anne's Favourite - It was an incredibly difficult job to select just one from all the gorgeous entries we had!  I am totally in love with Nicola's beautiful little Christmas house with all the vintage details and wonderful textures.  It is a beautiful piece of home d├ęcor.

Sara Emily's Favourite - I have never seen such an amazing collection of ornaments in one place! I wish I could have picked them all as my favorite!  But in the end, I chose Nicola's 3D Christmas wonderland!  Every inch of this amazing creation is so carefully thought out and executed!  I fell in love with her layered Christmas tree around the side!  Please pop over to her blog to see all the amazing details, as one photo just isn't enough!

Niki's Favourite - #36 IrinaR
This design captured my heart! I love the textures, the pop of color and the images. That wolf is gorgeous and oh so like my dear Nanook! All of these animals are integrated into this design flawlessly. The real kicker is when you see the full design and the reds! Swoon!

Pamellia's Favourites

There are so many things about this sleigh that I love, it's hard to narrow it down to a favourite!! I love the refurbishing of something that otherwise might end up in the bin. I love the colours, the white just pops and the red explodes against those rich grey tones! And wow, that texture is just incredible! Those little red pom poms and big glittery snowflakes are so festive...SQUEAL!! 

It is hard to resist this luscious wreath!! All the earthy tones and bits of real nature just drew me right in, and then I melted over those fuzzy white poinsettias and big burlap bows!! The only thing missing is some reindeer...NO, has that too! Just love it! It's worth noting that I was vry torn between this wreath and Liz's other entry, a stunning 3D treeline. You can find it HERE...totally worth checking out!

Samra's Favourite -Lisa #10
Gorgeous textures, airy look, festive and heartwarming!

Honourable Mentions

There were so many amazing Christmas ornaments and decorations this month, I just couldn't keep it to just four! 

4. Chrissy            18. Nicole Wright           26. Cathryn             27. Lydia x

28. Corinne R.             31. IrinaR                41. Sharon             44. Ink-A-Pink

We would like to take a minute to send out a warm welcome to a new mixed media artist on the scene. From the entire team at Anything But Cute...we welcome

Donna - Room in a Cupboard
Donna entered this gorgeous ornament, a wonderful mixed media piece!! Way to get messy with it Donna!! We hope to see much more of your gorgeous work in the future!

A huge congratulation everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who played along with us last month and don't forget to grab your badges! You earned them!!

Merry Christmas to all, from the 'Anything But Cute' Design Team!


  1. Thanks so very much ladies for selecting my house amongst your Design Team Favourites. Huge congrats to all the winners here, there's an incredible range of terrific makes. Lots of talent for sure. Wishing all a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas. Nicola x

  2. What beautiful work! Merry Christmas everyone x

  3. Each and every entry had amazing detail, textures, colours, & elements.There is so much creative talent here. Congrats to the winners and all who entered! I really enjoyed looking at them all!!

    Thank you for choosing my "Night Before Christmas Frame" as an Honourable Mention. Merry Christmas everyone and all the best crafting in 2016.

  4. Congratulations to all the ladies !!! So many amazing and talented jobs !!! I am very pleased that my work is also among them ...
    Congratulations Merry Christmas!

  5. Ahhh - thank you for the wonderful sparkling Christmas card from the AnythingButCute team - so fun to see!!! Merry Christmas to all of you too.

    AND... big congratulations to all the winners today. So so so well deserved. You all did totally INCREDIBLE projects. A yummy sight to behold indeed. Christmas Blessings to one and all. Big hugs. j.

  6. Thank you so much for an honourable mention..thrilled to bits.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Aw thank you Pamillia for choosing my creation as one of your favourites, I feel so honoured,thank you you've made my day, beautiful creations from all you girls and congrats to the winners too, hugs Liz xx

  8. Oh, I'm thrilled with my honourable mention, thank you so much! :) And wow, the ornaments by Lisa are just marvelous, I adore them to bits!!... Also the little house by Nicola, and all the other stunning creations featured on this post by all DT's favorites or winners are ALL so beautiful... A big wow tonight from me for everyone's creation! Big congratulations, and Merry Christmas to all a bit in advance :)
    Hugs Coco xx

  9. Thank you so much for choosing my ornaments!! Wow, I'm so incredibly honored!! All of the projects are so amazing and I'm always totally inspired by the phenomenal design team!! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!! Hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Thank you for the warm welcome and lovely comments :)
    Looking forward to 'getting messy' with you all again, soon...
    Donna. X

  11. Thank you so much for my honourable mention - I'm so thrilled! Congratulations to all the winners - what a fabulous array of projects.
    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year. x

  12. All of the projects are just wonderful! TFS and congratulations to all of the winners - Happy Dance!

  13. Oh my gosh. These were wonderful. Such creativity.

  14. You ALL rocked the It's Ornamental challenge! It really was so difficult to narrow it down, as you can see! big Congratulations to everyone, and a very Merry Christmas! See you in the New Year! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  15. You ALL rocked the It's Ornamental challenge! It really was so difficult to narrow it down, as you can see! big Congratulations to everyone, and a very Merry Christmas! See you in the New Year! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  16. Thank You so much for the AWESOME award <3 And your kind and good words <3

    I wish you all a great christmas <3

  17. Huge congratulations to everyone! As Sara has said, it was incredibly difficult to choose, there were so many outstanding entries. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations in 2016! Hugs, Anne DT xx

  18. Thank you so very much for my Honourable Mention! <3
    Merry Christmas to everyone...and see you in 2016 :)

  19. Thank you so very much for my Honourable Mention! <3
    Merry Christmas to everyone...and see you in 2016 :)

  20. Congrats to all! So many beautiful and inspiring projects! Thanks for all the inspiration and thanks so much for featuring my ornament :) I'm so honored! Happy Holidays to all!

  21. Huge congrats to everyone that found time during this busy season to join in with our "It's Ornamental" challenge! You all are what make this challenge blog so special! Cheers to a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugz and Carpe Diem! ~Niki DT

  22. Great entries! Merry Christmas to all!