This Thursday, it’s all about…

Creating and having fun!

Challenge 11 Its a puzzler August 28, 2008

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Hello all and its the second week in our Just for the fun of it challenges. I again will be unable to comment this week , so please forgive me.

So this weeks challenge is called Its a puzzler, and you can use puzzle peices, alter any form of puzzle, make your own puzzle or portray something that puzzles you Eg The meaning of Life LOL

Here are a couple of links you might find useful

I was planning to make one of these but i ran out of time this week. But wouldn’t they be great altered

So here are this weeks design team examples


Our guest designer this week is Jill from the stampman, and she has created some great examples. Thanks Jill for being our GD this week A few words from Jill

I’ve always enjoyed messy crafts, I remember my grandmother giving me a pile of
magazines along with flour and water paste as a child, my brother and I had great fun with it
all!  I dabbled with sewing, knitting and other crafts until I found my true favourite, rubber
stamping.  Having sold craft materials with my partner Ian trading as The Stamp Man for the last 17
years, I have been lucky enough to attend many trade shows and have tried new gadgets
and techniques as they hit the market.  I’ve met so many wonderful people, and I hope I
have shared as much knowledge about crafting as I have learnt from others.
I’ve discovered something about my crafting along the way, I’ve thought I’ve had times
where inspiration is in short supply, but I’ve really had a planning block, although it is nice to
have an idea of what you want to achieve before you start a project, I now have no fear of
getting started, I can then let the project develop, a little like I did with the UTEE frame. 
The puzzler is, which way up should it be, it can be hung upside down, or whichever way preferred!

 You can find The stamp man in our sponsors list in the side bar

There are no projects or papers this week


Challenge 10 round up!

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So another challenge comes to an end and we really hope that you enjoyed playing along just for the fun of it, and getting out your glamourous glitz and bling,  We think you must have done from the quality of your entries

So we have picked this weeks fav 15 and here they are

It never gets any easier , Susie and I can  honestly say that we had many more that we would have liked to see in the favorites, that we were so tempted to add some extras this week.

 We would like to say a great big thank you to  Becky Clews    whos work this week was wonderful. thanks for being our guest designer, you can see more of her work here.


Challenge 10 Blings the thing August 21, 2008

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Hi everyone

Now last week I said that this week we would introduce our new team member. However due to sudden family illness our new team member has had to pull out. We are extreemly sorry to lose her and her wonderful work, and hope that her family member improves rapidly.  We have decided on a new team member who will be starting with us for challenge 13 (although we may renumber it LOL to 14)

When we started This Thursday we decided that we would have some weeks where there were no sponsors and no prizes, because it shouldn’t all be about winning prizes .  As we have constantly had sponsors from the beginning we have decided that for the next 2 weeks the challenges are going to be just about taking part for the fun of it. It also gives the design team some real playing time where we can start with a completly blank page.

The challenge this week is Blings the thing  so we want to see loads of shine, sparkle, glitter and glimmer with some added pow and pizzazz. Or as usual  you can interpret the title however it inspires you

So here are the design team examples for this week

Our guest designer this week is Rebecca Clews , we would like to thank her for her brilliant examples and hope that she enjoyed playing with this weeks theme. A few words from Becky

I started crafting with cross stitch about 8 years ago when a colleague at work introduced me to the craft. I bought a magazine with a cover kit and stitched it all with 6 strands! It looked awful and still makes me laugh thinking about it now! I started making cross stitch cards and gradually my cards were made primarily with paper crafting materials.
My favourite technique is rubber stamping and I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team of two rubber stamping companies – OneFourZero and Dinky Dots Crafts where I make cards to show on my blog, their websites and craft magazines. I also design for two challenge Blogs – My Time to Craft Challenge and The Penny Black Saturday Challenge. And, of course, it’s an honour to be a guest designer on ‘This Thursday’ this week!

You can see more of Beckys work at  Becky’s Happy Crafting Place

We have some free papers for you this week which you will find on our free downloads page

Tracey here. For the next two weeks I will be unable to comment on anyones entries, please don’t think that I can’t be bothered, I love looking through the entries each week. they are all so inspiring and your standard of work is amazing, Catch you all later


Challenge 9 round up

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We have loads of new entrants this week and again the standard of entries is exceptional and has given us   headaches trying to narrow our favorites down to just 15.

So here are our favorite 15 (thanks for all your entries we really appreciate how great you all are ). We are considering having a favorite 20 in the future. We would like your oinions on whether you think 15 or 20 is better.

 We would like to say thank you very much to this  weeks sponsor Lisas Altered Art  We really enjoyed using the collage sheets that the design team were given , andI am sure the lucky winner of this weeks challenge will enjoy picking the 10 collage and using them . As usual the winner is chosen by randon number generation and the winning number is 10

so the lucky winner is Sharon Neill  her blog is

We would like to say a great big thank you to Maxine Lawson   , Im sure like us you really enjoyed seeing her great examples  . To see more of Max’s work you can visit her blog.  Max’s craft creations