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 http://going-buggy.blogspot.com 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.
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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