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Challenge 26 January 15, 2009

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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


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

As usual deadline for entries is 5pm Wednesday Night

Good luck everyone


24 Responses to “Challenge 26”

  1. Juliet Says:

    Good to see you back!
    Here is my card.

  2. Stef H Says:

    Just found this site and so glad I did.

    Here’s my card ….. you can say whatever you want here, like…Here is my entry.

    <a href= Whiskers,

  3. Tina Says:

    Happy New Year!
    loved the DT examples.
    HERE is my example.
    thanks for looking,
    love Tina x

  4. happy New Year and good to have you back – great work from the DT and those stamps of Joanna’s are fab – just what I NEED

    you can see mine here

    Thanks for looking

  5. Sue Says:

    I’ve only just found this challenge blog and what a great theme it is too.Gorgeous cards by the DT,thanks for a fabby challenge.

    Here is my card


  6. Rosie Says:

    Great to have you back – and what a tricky challenge! Here’s my entry:

  7. Joanne Says:

    Only just found this blog, it’s fab. Just added a card to my blog that is perfect for your challenge.
    Here is my card

    Joanne x

  8. Totty Says:

    I enjoyed this one. You will find my card here.

  9. Lottie Says:

    It’s great to have you up and running again – I have really missed the challenges.

    I have had such fun doing this weeks – ‘lost the plot’ methinks – but we all interpret things differently don’t we!

  10. Lottie Says:

    I forgot to add my link – having one of those days today.

    This is the actual -page – in case it ‘slips down’ the posts if I get a mojo surge -LOL

  11. AliMayes Says:

    Great challenge and here I hope is my card.
    Ali xx

  12. Ria Says:

    Ohh what a great challenge 😉
    Here is my card

    hugs Ria

  13. Ann Says:

    Great idea for a challenge and fantastic samples by the team.

    Ann xxx

  14. Artyjen Says:

    Love the challenge theme. Had to do something a bit different to compensate for not having a suitable stamp to use.

  15. Lovely challenge and DT cards.
    Here’s mine
    Thanks for looking.
    Ann x

  16. Sara x Says:

    Please could someone tell me how to make a nice tidy link to their blog that says ‘Here’s mine’ etc – I haven’t a clue how to do it! In the meantime here is my clumsy-looking card location:

    Have a good week!


  17. Ria Says:

    My entry for this week’s theme!

  18. Liz Says:

    Here is my card for this weeks great challenge. Brill DT cards.
    Thanks for looking. X

  19. Fi Says:

    Happy New Year to you – Love the Challenge and the DT cards are great.
    I hope I am not too late with my card.
    Here is my Entry
    Thanks for looking.

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