A big thank you to all who took the time to play along this month!!


Congrats Leslie!! Please email me at nicolle@creative embellishments.com to claim you gift voucher!!




Happy April fool’s day and Easter if you celebrate. Wow we are already into the 4th month of the year. It’s time for another monthly challenge.

Please be inspired by at least one element from the picture. Please let us know how you were inspired.

Twist: use a harlequin pattern on your project.

Challenge Guidelines:

Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of April 1st, 2018.
>It is required that you mention in your blog/FB post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our FB page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
>Please add your entry to the comments below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:59 pm eastern time to enter.
>Simply add a link to your blog post or FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
> We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However, everyone that does will get an extra chance at winning.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.
>Please share our challenge.

Don’t forget you can add your challenge on our FB page and or below in the comments section.

Onto on our amazing creations by our Design Team!!

Krystle Thomas

I created a huge tag for this challenge. I was inspired by the celebratory theme, and I used the Mini Harlequin Panel as the base for this tag. I added elements from the It’s a Boy Set to this tag and covered each piece with ink and glossy accents.



Another Challenge and a fun one at that. I love the challenge and have been waiting to play with this fun paper let alone with the “We’re All Mad Here” word set. Just perfect for that Alice in Wonderland themed page. Not only with some background stamping of the distressed harlequin stamp, I used the diamond panel to add more details with the theme. I just wanted to make this page fun and added more texture with the metal stencil along with the We’re all mad here set. Perfect title and why not have it just crazy on the page.


Here is the video for your viewing, a truly fun page to make. I hope you enjoy the fun page!


Hi it’s Bev here with my interpretation of Harlequin Pattern for the challenge. I started with trio shaped stamps accents in the background in blue and grey ink. I then inked the Diamond Panel 2  chipboard in blue and gray also. From there I did the base paper, photo and accents. In the lower corner I clustered some different size diamond shaped chipboards coloured with ink.  A few more accents with added Meow flair buttons and the page is “purrfect”.  Be sure to visit the store for these and many more fabulous products.

Marci Bensing

Hello! Happy April! Hopefully warm weather is coming your way! Hear in NJ we had a lot of snow this past winter, so I welcome the change!  It’s time for a new Challenge! (I made Christmas snacks with my little grandsons, Brian & Talan and of course, Talan had to lick the bowl!  I used the following Creative Embellishments Products:  Harlequin Lattice:  Inked in Orange patted with white ink  Stars: I inked them and   around them in white  Around the edges of the page I used the following stencil  w/white ink: Distressed Grid Stencil

Jennifer Snyder

The challenge this month is festive and happy.  It reminds me of a party – sooooo that’s my inspiration this month – celebration and birthday cards.  I used a combo of Creative Embellishment chipboard and flair buttons to adorn my festive cheery cards.  The chipboard Flourish Butterflies and Flourish Presents were painted with gold paint, and the edges of the  Happy Birthday Flair Buttons were also dabbed with gold paint to blend them with the chippies.

Shona Keehn


Hi everyone! For this months challenge I have created a fun tag set. The centerpiece of each tag is a piece from the Mini Pocket Watches and Mini Frame Sets. I finished them all off with pieces from the Small Sentiments Word Set. Have fun playing along and I can not wait to see what you make!!!!!!!!

Maggi Harding

I began with the colors in the inspiration photo and well, one thing led to another, and this is what I ended up with!!  I am thinking spring and bright color and pretty flowers!  I masked on some harlequins to meet the twist.  I used Destination Quote,  Circle Lattice Panel,  Fern Foliage 4  and Flourish Set 32 to complete my colorful canvas.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Romy Veul

I really loved the Parisian/French feel to the inspiration image and therefore couldn’t resist creating a card with a French feel to it as well. I also incorporated harlequin papers on the background of my card. Behind the metal clock I added one of the peacock feathers, as well as two Autumn Leaves. All chipboard pieces were kept neutral and were only subtly inked with brown ink.

Laura Gilhuly

I was inspired by the mood of the inspiration photo and decided to create a layout about laughter!

I used some harlequin paper and distressed harlequin pieces for the twist as well as the A laugh is smile that bursts title, and ornate leaves.


We would love to see what you create. For a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher to the store remember to share below in the comments or on our FB page.