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Challenge 9 “Colour is my obsession” August 14, 2008

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Hi all

Before we start with this weeks challenge.  Suzy and myself would like to say goodbye to Fiona who is leaving This Thursday due to time commitments. We have enjoyed working with Fiona and I am sure like us you have appreciated her examples every week,  we hope that she has every success with her business and challenge blog.  You can go to Fionas blog and leave a message and check out what she will be up to next..

Our good friend Rosie of is stepping into Fionas shoes this week, Thanks Rosie your a star, and you will all meet  the new design team member next week. All we will say is we have chosen one of our regular entrants to be our new design team member.  Susie and myself are really pleased that she has agreed to join us, and we know that she will bring a lot of talent to the team. 

So this weeks challenge is “Colour is my obsession”  a quote from Monet . So you can work in your favorite colour or colours or just make something really colourful, We will also accept  peices inspired by Monet.  Deadline for all entries is 6pm Wednesday night Uk time

The prize this week is

 10 sheets of Digital Collage sheet downloads chosen by the winner from this weeks sponsor Patti from Lisas Altered Art  The team really enjoyed playing around with the digital collage sheets

a few words from Patty

I  have been collecting vintage children’s photos for years now. I have always been drawn to them. When I began collecting I actually had no idea what I would do with them. I just loved having them. I loved visiting antique shops and would literally spend hours flipping through any old photos I found. Some of the images on my collage sheets are not the most beautiful or well dressed children, but for some reason, I found the child familiar, sad, or just in need of a good home.

  I spent years as a graphic designer, and have put that experience to good use doing what I love most.   Art.     I started making collage sheets about 4 years ago with my photos and Lisa’s Altered Art (Lisa is my little girl) evolved from there. I still love making my sheets and hope it shows in my work! I hope you will visit
Thank you much!
Patty at Lisa’s Altered Art
So here are this weeks design team examples
Our guest designer this week is Maxine Lawson her blog is Where you can see her wide variety of work. A few words from Max
I have always been interested in crafts and my interests as a young girl included tapestry, needlework, knitting, painting, drawing and everything in between.
I studied and passed ‘O’ Level and ‘Higher’ Art at school and had a fairly impressive portfolio, but for reasons I can’t really remember, I did not pursue it any further.

As an adult my attention switched to crochet and I spent many hours in front of the TV armed with nothing more than a hook and a ball of wool. I’m probably responsible for hundreds of babies and dolls being dressed in the frilly, fluffy baby bonnets decorated with rosebuds and ribbons with matching matinee jackets, hooded capes and shawls. Whoops!

My current passion is papercraft and especially cardmaking, although I did dip my toes into the wonders of scrapbooking, by making a ‘Memory Album’ for my parent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary in January this year.
My likes and dislikes change depending on my mood and I wouldn’t be so bold as to attempt to credit myself with a particular style nor indeed talent. Quite liberating really as it gives me freedom to do whatever I feel like at the time, without worrying about getting bored and whilst I achieve varying degrees of success with the end result, I always enjoy the actual process of creating and that’s what’s important.

Like many crafters, I’m very rarely completely satisfied with my own projects and am constantly seeking to improve. I’m always very grateful to all the talented crafters out there who provide such wonderful inspiration, tips and original ideas which I can mix together and see what happens. I can’t imagine my life without crafting of some kind or other … and will keep creating as long as I’m enjoying the journey



As of this week we are closing the chatroom, I hope the couple of you who have popped in now and again don’t miss it too much. But it hasn’t been that popular and we would rather spend our time working on examples , than sitting in an empty chatroom.
This week there are some free papers , which can be found in our free downloads page
Good luck
Sorry about the text being right to the edge of the box . Not sure why that is happening

52 Responses to “Challenge 9 “Colour is my obsession””

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  2. enjoy Says:

    Here is my first entry:….584/

    regards, Britta

  3. Rosie Says:

    Well done girls – great examples, as usual!! I’ve updated my blog and would like to say it was a lot of fun! You can call on me again!! 😉

  4. Max Says:

    Another great challenge and super examples from the DT.
    Brilliant entries so far … it’s going to be another toughie to select favourites this week!
    Thanks for the invitation to be Guest Designer … really enjoyed it.

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  6. tiggertastic Says:

    Well done Max hun, on being the guest designer, and a lovely post about yourself as well, enjoyed reading it.

    Sarah xx

  7. Sharon Says:

    Hello everyone! What beautiful work you’ve all created. 🙂

    My first ever entry can be seen on my blog. It’s a faux postage tag.

    Thank you. x

  8. Charli Says:

    Great challenge as I love Monet’s work.
    I have done a painting inspired by him and I have posted it on both of my blogs – Charli’s Crafts and Charli’s Art
    I hope you like it,

  9. My submission is on my blog. Thanks you for looking!

  10. Dawn Says:

    Hi there


    Thanks for looking!!

  11. Sarah Says:

    Ok so this isn’t very colourful. But I love black and pink together they are amongst my fav colours (they feature in alot of my cards), so I thought it would be ok for this great challenge.
    This is my Card

  12. Sarah Says:

    Yet again i have done the link to my blog incorrectly! I am soooo sorry, i’ll try again My card

  13. zuzuspetals62 Says:

    I am entering this canvas for this weeks theme (lol.. what a shock and surprise zuzu entering a canvas 🙂 )

  14. lorraine Says:

    great challenge .check out my kaleidoscope of colour fabric collage on my blog

  15. This is my first time here, but I love color!! Here’s a journal page, thanks for looking 🙂

  16. This was FUN! And color IS my obsession… of them, anyway! here’s mine:

  17. rubymay Says:

    Heres my piece for “colour is my obsession”
    I really enjoyed making this !
    Hope you like it…!

  18. Liz Says:

    Ooh…me likes colour 😀 Lol

    Great work and ideas from the design team, here’s my beady effort…

    Liz x

  19. Tina Says:

    hello everyone, I want to enter my first scrap page for this challenge, as it is very colourful and a colour scheme I have not used before but has a lot of pink in it that I love x

  20. Harriet Says:

    Can’t post a response, please check my weblog.


  21. Dymphie Says:

    Here’s my colourful journal page:

    sorry no Monet in sight 🙂

    TFL Dymphie

  22. Angie D Says:

    I just stumbled across your wonderful blog. Here is my first entry:

    Thanks for looking.


  23. daisy Says:

    Hi girls – another great challenge :o)

    Here is my entry:-



  24. Emma Says:

    Hi girls. So sorry to hear that Fiona is leaving but hello to Rosie this week!
    Well I have slightly cheated but having a bad FM flare up so just doing what I can at the mo.
    I hope you are all well.
    Take care,

  25. Juliet Says:

    Get your sunglasses out – I have a very colourful card on my blog

    Here is my entry.

    Juliet xx

  26. femmy Says:

    My first submission for this challenge can be found here

  27. Lottie Says:

    Well I didn’t think I could rise to the challenge – but I have – totally out of my comfort zone and different to anything I have ever done before

    You want colours – boy have you got colours LOL

  28. Audrey Meijs Says:

    Hi, my first entry is on my blog!


  29. susiebwell Says:

    Its great to see so many new people joining in this week!xx

  30. Evelyn Says:

    Fun theme, here´s my entry.

  31. carolann Says:

    Brilliant work all xx
    Heres mine

  32. tiggertasitc Says:

    Really enjoyed all the colour for this weeks entries

    Mine is on my blog,

    Sarah x

  33. Rosie Radcliffe Says:

    Well it just HAD to be pink!

  34. Alberta Says:

    color IS my obsession!

  35. Here is mine, missed a few challenges but life decided to throw a bump in the road but back on form now!!

  36. Bev Says:

    This is my first time doing one of these challenges. Here’s my card

  37. Thank you for the challenge. It was fun to go through things and find the color combinations possible. I settled on pastels. Here is mine.

  38. Tanja Says:

    Here is my entry with my favorite colors.

    TFL! Hugs Tanja

  39. cazzy Says:

    Sorry everyone, due to unexpectedly having to go away at the weekend, and going down with a migraine accordingly I haven’t managed this challenge yet. So unless I get home early enough and have some inspiration (which might happen), I will have to pass this time.

  40. Cazzy Says:

    Well I have made a quick card, bit rubbish but hope it will do!

  41. Cazzy Says:

    Sorry posted wrong link which didn’t work anyway.

    Here is my card

  42. gemineyes78 Says:

    ehm….the link to sends to a pornsite… :-/

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