Happy New Year Everyone
and Welcome to the 1st challenge of 2009
Our challenge this week has been slightly messed up due to a commnication error *Caused by Tracey (thats me by the way) so although the challenge was supposed to be one for the boys , its had to be rethought and we have decided on
Challenge 26 SOMETHING WITH WHISKERS as usual you can use this in whatever way it inspires you . Use it as a title or think outside the box , its totally up to you how you use the challenge .
Our sponsor this week is non other than Joanna Sheen
Joanna has been involved in the craft world since 1979. She has written over 30 books on cookery, herbs, stencilling, crafts and flowers during the past 20 years and is now best known for her work on TV with her craft CDs, cardmaking and pressed flowercraft programmes
Teaching comes naturally to Joanna, she began her craft school here in the UK some 17 years ago and there is also the Joanna Sheen Flower School based in Osaka and with teachers spread around Japan. Joanna’s craft courses are now very limited with other commitments taking so much of her time but, old and welcomed visitors return every year for Joanna’s new and innovative teaching.
Joanna has an amazing rage of Printable CDRoms, instructional videos and stamps
You can visit Joannas online shop HERE
THE PRIZE THIS WEEK
Two lovely stamp sets from Joannas lovely range of Messy Rabbit stamps and a sheet of EZ mount so you are ready to go if your the lucky winner
Really cute stamps.
The design team also got to play with some messy rabbit stamps the footballer and footballer extra sets. Though absoloutly great for mens cards you can see from our examples that you can use them for other cards as well . Very versatile stamps sets.
So here are the design team examples for this week
Now you may wonder where the whiskers are on my old bag card. Don’t all old bags have whiskers I know I do LOL
Our Guest designer this week is our great friend Rosie. Who has done a brilliant job as always
“It was so nice to be asked to be Guest Designer again – I love sharing what I do as much as crafting itself. I’d have to describe myself as pretty much a life-long crafter, but whatever else I get up to I always seem to come back to paper! Scrapping brings together so many crafts I’ve explored over the years – stamping, stitching to name but a couple.
It was quite a challenge for me to do something with the footbal stamps because I’m the mother of 3 girls, and the granny of 2 more …. and what I know about football you could write on a pinhead. Anyway, as you can see what I did was use the rabbit figure, getting out my trusty watercolours to bring them to life. They’re all simple graphic designs, because my style tends to straight lines and crisp edges. Do come over to my blog if you want to see what else I get up to http://atcexchange.blogspot.com
As usual deadline for entries is 5pm Wednesday Night
Good luck everyone