This Thursday, it’s all about…

Creating and having fun!

Challenge 6 “The Golden rule” July 24, 2008

Filed under: challenge,Uncategorized — Tracey AKA rattytatty @ 5:00 am
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Our challenge this week is inspired by a quote from the father of the Arts and crafts movement William Morris, who said  “If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Now don’t worry we’re not asking you to get rid of your clutter or tidy up, or wonder where you are going to stick your Husband ( only joking) , although you can if you want.

Our CHALLENGE is  attempt to  create something you truly believe is either beautiful or useful If like the design team you find that something did nt quite hit  the mark , we still want to see it.  Its about the journey not the destination . We posted all our examples  even the ones we were not quite happy with.

THIS WEEKS PRIZE :  Moonshadow Mist Set – Brown Label – value £19.99


The set contains 5 spray bottles containing Moonshadow Mists, a combination of walnut ink and mica.  They are 5 different colours that can be mixed and matched.  Instructions included in pack.

 Here are the colours you will recieve

 Burnished brass, Tawny turqouise, Incandescent copper, Ethereal Emerald, Volacious Violet.

Our great sponsor this week is Jill at The Stamp man who supplied the design team with some amazing products to play with. We had some amazing metal embellishments Egyptian and Buddas  . Gold leaf, Moonglow inks, Starburst stains  , Mists, and some great stamps too, all available from  The stamp man. This weeks examples by the design team. I appologize in advance I again got carried away playing. Its just a shame that the photos really do not do justice to the nature of the starburst stains and moonglow inks. They are magical to work with, and fun  

Our Guest designer this week is

Enfys Cashmore – A word or two from Enfys

 I live in the West Midlands, and in Hudson, Florida, spending three months at a time in each place. I started cardmaking four years ago, and last year started scrapbooking – mainly of my grandchildren, Kiki age 4 and Max age 1. My first love is cardmaking though, and when I am in the US I go to a scrapping group once a week, where I have made great friends. My favourite tool is my Cricut, with the Cuttlebug coming in as a close runner-up! My blog  has been featured in an article in Quick and Crafty magazine, and I have recently started designing for Papercraft Inspirations magazine (look out for Septembers issue!). I am on the design team for the US Bitten by the Bug site, and for Funky Hand in the UK. 

 I loved using the products, although the word book took forever!

Tracey here .  I love Enfys book, it looks so tactile

We have free downloadable papers again this week, and a quick tutorial on how to create the tiles used in the love 4 squared  on our project page .

Entries need to be in by 6pm on Wednesday next week.

You can show your support of our blog by posting our banner
challenge banner

Here is the HTML

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If this comes up as a blank space with a red cross. Please check your html as entered, against original for some reason a couple of people have had extra bits  for example ” appear when they have pasted HTML and I have absoloutly no idea why. Then just remove all the extra characters 

We will be in the chatroom from 9pm till 10pm UK time Thursday night, you can come along and ask about our samples or just pop in for a chat . Link in side bar


24 Responses to “Challenge 6 “The Golden rule””

  1. zuzu Says:

    I am entering yesterdays canvas as for the first time I am begining to love my work and I actually think the colours and textures in it are beautiful!

  2. Lottie Says:

    I am fairly new to altered art and am just starting to learn new textures and backgrounds.

    I spent the whole day making this – and it is the very best thing I have made – and in my eyes it is beautiful. I am just so happy to be able take part – and its wonderful the see the amazing creations by the designers and all the participants – very inspiring.

  3. I just might be able to join in on the fun this week!!!! Such a broad range of interpretation here- I’m sure I can squeeze something in! YAY!

  4. Enfys Says:

    Thank you so much for asking me to guest design for your fabulous website – the products were wonderful to work with (I am so in love with that iridescent copper!) and I had a ball doing the word book. Good luck to everyone who enters this week’s challenge (fabulous prize!)

  5. Rosie Says:

    Enfys book is awesome as are the DT’s examples – Bravo!! I have altered 2 frames and in their own way, I think they’re rather beautiful!!

    Those Moonglow Mists are gorgeous… drool, dribble… !!

  6. Liz Says:

    Ooh those Moonshadow Mists look divine!

    Amazing work from the design team, my entry is here…

  7. Ginger Says:

    I have been trying to add your blog logo to my blog, but I am having problems with it. It just comes up as a blank sq with a cross in it. Is this just me??? or have other people had problems.

  8. Lottie Says:

    I can’t do it either but I think it is my lack of computer skills – but I will keep trying – but not today – its way too hot to do anything.

    Anyone who is reading this – do have a look at the other entrants for this weeks challenge – they are really wonderful – from hand made paper – to jewelry – I have had a wonderful tour of them all – I would hate to have to decide a winner

  9. zuzu Says:

    I had that bother with the blog banner .. so in the end I just right clicked on the image and saved it.. uploaded the image to my blog and then added a link to the image.. same effect in the end 🙂

    I think the winner is picked at random from a hat Lottie… no body has the torture of choosing .. lol

  10. Kim Says:

    Hey All, Thanks for the fab challenge. Missed the last few but managed to get something done for this one 🙂
    Here is mine

  11. fatmasplace Says:

    i´ve traded a lot of inchies and moos and gave them a new home;)

  12. Karin Says:

    I’ve had great fun making this piece it’s totally different to anything I’ve ever made. It all started with me raiding my husbands workshop and stole some sandpaper. :o)

  13. gillian Says:

    My 1st time here, look forward to more inspiring challenges. Here is my 5×7 canvas,love the Moon Glow sprays.×7.html

  14. Liz Says:

    Here is my card for this weeks fab challenge.

  15. Carol Says:

    Hi I’ve gone for a useful “gold” tag, but, also something I think is very pretty!!

  16. tiggertasitc Says:

    i have made some hair clips. they are useful and i hope they beautiful.


    Sarah x

  17. Max Says:

    I posted my entry at the bottom of this post. Thanks for the challenge.

  18. Emma Says:

    Hi girls…another great challenge!
    I’ve gone for…crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!! LOL! Gone for beautiful as in natures beautiful colours…

    Hope you are all well. Hugs Emma.x

  19. daisy Says:

    Here is my coaster. Made it just in time this week :o)

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