Make it Good: Michele vs. Michelle: The Candy Wrapper Challenge

Hee Haw! 
Happy Friday 🙂

Anyone remember *this* project? Let me refresh your memory; Michele and I challenged each other to make something with leftover wrapping paper –I made a bowl, she made these amazing charms.  Cool beans, huh?

Well shorty thereafter, Michele challenged Michelle L. to a similar duel, and as Michele’s former opponent, I got to set the rules!  
Big mistake.
Clearly drunk on my new found power, I decided to make it as complicated as possible and challenge these ladies to work outside their comfort zone (no easy task with two such talented artists!)
As Michele so eloquently summarized….
The Challenge Material: Candy Wrappers.
The Rules:

1. Thou Shalt Stash Bust!… You will try not to buy new stuff.
2. Thou Shalt Honour the Niftiness of Yore!… You will draw inspiration from an outside source.
3. Thou Shalt Share Thine Treasure!… You will swap your results

Want to see what they made?
Click here for Michele’s Candy Wrapper Beads
Click here for Michelle’s Photo Garland

Be sure to comment and let them know what you think!

And while you are over at Michele’s, be sure to check the details on MAKE IT GOOD. It’s a new fangled and fabulous thing; a chain of upcycling challenges sweeping across the intertubes! This project is only the first link of many. Check out the details. Get excited people!

PS: I’m hoping to do a series of MAKE IT GOOD challenges over the next few months. If you are interested in doing a challenge with me, and kicking off a whole new chain of your own, send me an email and let me know! I’m on the prowl for worthy opponents 🙂


  1. Jills says

    Great stuff. If I had a blog I would challenge you. Even without a blog, I still might just challenge you!

  2. says

    I am slinking away because I would not be a worthy opponent, but boy do I like watching this crafty slap down…I can’t wait to see the series! wishing you lots of happy pre-valentine’s day fun and games!
    xo Mary Jo

  3. says

    I’m still busy doing a certain stash of cards, but I never shied away from an impossible task the outcome of which can be nothing but utter defeat, so you might wanna monitor your inbox!
    I loved the mich v mich mach. match. whatever. They were both awesome, and even though I wore MichLinLA colours, I had a hard time deciding which Mich was my favourite!
    Geez, I am so not funny ^^

  4. says

    Oh, it was so much fun, I can’t even tell ya! I love that you will be challenging it forward…someday, when I have my breath back after going ten rounds with Michele, I hope you will challenge me.

    Wait a minute – I might even challenge you. So beware…

  5. says

    Peaches, this is so great!!! Let me just say thank you again for accepting my challenge in the first place and kicking this whole thing off! I’m so glad we’re doing this, and I’m ecstatic about the fact that you’ve just pretty much thrown down the gauntlet before the whole darn blogosphere! Oh if only I had your balls (you do have balls, you know.)!!!

    BTW, when you do find your challenger (and you will), I get to set the challenge, and don’t you forget it! I have to get you back for the candy wrapper week from hell! Revenge is sweet, ain’t it? Be afraid. Hee hee hee.

  6. says

    Love this! Great fun and great results. Did a little leftover (tissue) paper project of my own, this a.m. Gotta luv “stuff”. Happy Hearts, Peaches, to you and your readers. Nicki ♥

  7. says

    Such fun…and so inspiring! What a medium…I love how different both projects came out! Thanks for sharing!

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