This Thursday, it’s all about…

Creating and having fun!

UPDATE February 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracey AKA rattytatty @ 5:36 am

Hi All

We will be delaying the challenges another month.

Susie is still unwell, my step dad is much improved, but I now have a problem with the facet joints in my neck which has left me with permanant pins and needles in my right arm and hand, plus it permanantly feels as if I have hit my funny bone, as you can imagine it makes crafting a little difficult at present.

Missing seeing all your wonderful work and Susie and me can’t wait till we are well enough to start again.  Barbara is also missing our weekly fix of wonderful craftwork from you all .

Thank you for all your wishes and thoughts . We will be back with you as soon as possible

Tracey , Susie and Barbara


Sorry No challenges for a month January 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracey AKA rattytatty @ 1:25 am

Hi Everyone

We unfortunatly are unable to run this thursday for a month. Susie has been taken quite seriously ill, and is unable to do much at all. She is waiting to find out what is wrong.

My(Tracey) Step father had a stroke on Monday night and, I temporarily have my daughter and 1 year old grandson living in my craftroom. Plus I am looking after my grandson most days.  All my spare time has evaporated overnight.

So Susie and I have decided that it would be impossible for us to run this thursday or for Barbara to run it on her own, so  until some of these issues have been resolved and at least one of us is able to carry our weight . We are suspending the challenges

We hope that you will bare with us, as we all really look forward to seeing your challenge entries and setting the challenges.  Please come back on the 22nd February and hopefully we will be back up and running


Tracey, Susie, and Barbara


Challenge 25 Round up December 18, 2008

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Sorry the round up post is a little late today everyone.  I have been rushing around like an idiot preparing a Christmas party and babysitting my 11 month old grandson .

We have decided that as its the last challenge of the year that everyone who took part in the challenge will be in this weks slider. So here you all are

We would like to say an extra special thanks to Cosmo Cricket for letting us play with their amazing Christmas pack called Oh Joy. As it was beautiful . I can’t wait to give my Mum the Snowflake card.  We would aslo like to thank them for giving us such a brilliant prize for the lucky winner.


no 14 Yvonne  Please email us so we can despatch your prize

We would like to thank  this weeks enthusiastic and very productive Guest Designer Linda van Vliet, whos work you can see here

We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us, was a guest designer or who joined in this years Challenges.

Thank you all very much

We will be back on the 15th January with a great sponsor and a new challenge> See you then


Have a wonderful time


Challenge 21 Marvelous Metallic’s November 13, 2008

 This week is all about Marvelous Metallics . use what ever you like in which ever format you chose to produce a project that Shines!!

Our Sponsor this week is the fabulous Crafty Individuals!  who have given us this excellent prize to send to the winner.


 What a brilliant set of stamps.  Called Seasons. We just loved the trees which are amazingly lovely and brilliantly etched  as are all crafty individuals stamps. Im sure all of us will be adding the rest of the seasons set to our tree stamps at some time in the near future.

A few words from our sponsor

‘Crafty Individuals is principally a UK web based business run by partners Jean Hardy and Malcolm Noble, although other retailers do now stock our products.  We specialise in our own unique vintage inspired rubber stamp designs, along with a collection of 6” x 6” books of background papers, miniature images and series of period style pictures printed onto glossy paper.  The designs feature everything from collage, calligraphy and bathing belles through to angels, flora and fauna.’

Good Luck everyone

Jean and Malcolm

 Here are this weeks Design Team projects

Our Guest Designer for this week is Debbie Moore of A Card is for Life 

My name is Debbie and I started crafting many years ago and actually started with parchment and quilling!  Looking back I have always been crafting in one way or another.  I love card making, altering things and doodling.  I do dabble a little in scrapping – but not enough really.  I also design doodles for my Debs Designs – details are on my blog.  I was very honoured to have been asked to do guest designer for This Thursday and really enjoyed creating my projects.

Hope you enjoy this weeks Challenge and we look forward to seeing you entries.

Susie x


Challenge 21 November 6, 2008

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I’m sorry to announce but due to Illness this weeks challenge has been postponed for one week.Please come back and join us for a new challenge with an amazing sponsor next Thursday  (13th November) .

The Round up for Challenge 20 and the announcement of the winner will also be next week

Finally if you are a regular participant of our challenges and are missing from the blog roll please leave a comment here and I will add you, as I know some of you have been overlooked!

Apologies again

Susie xx


Challenge 14 round up September 25, 2008

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So our 14th challenge is now finished .  Not so many entries over the last few weeks, we hope that now we are back into regular prizes it will pick up again. Even if the amount of entries has dropped off the standard as always remains phenomanally high.

We hope that you have enjoyed the masquerade challenge

Here are this weeks favorites

 The number picked by random number generation is 10

So this weeks lucky winner is carol, funny she had three tries at getting her link to work we deleted the previous ones, but her comment says Maybe 3rd time lucky. Well it definatly was .  Congratulations Carol

We would like to thank Dawn Simpson  who not only was our Guest designer this week, but due to the packs being held up in the post she has agreed to be our guest designer again in a couple of weeks. So thanks Dawn for heping us out . You can see more of Dawns work HERE


Challenge 13 The Stashbuster Raid September 11, 2008

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1st of all we would like to introduce our new design team member  Barbara Hagerty. Like us I am sure many of you have appreciated her work that she enters to many challenges. We were really pleased when she agreed to join our team. You can see more of her work at

This week is all about “The stashbuster raid” We want you to reach into the back of your stash cupboards and bring out those long forgotten, or long saved papers and bits and peices to create this weeks callenge entry or entries. I know that when i looked back through my stash I found many long forgotten bits and peices.

So here are this weeks design team examples

The prize this week is a mystery selection from my stashbuster raid . Including papers, embellishments, stickers and more .

This weeks guest designer is Rosie Radcliffe

a few words from Rosie

I’ve been crafting for most of my life, starting with cutting out paper dolls and making Barbie clothes as a child! Being creative is as necessary to me as breathing – if I don’t do it I feel very flat. When I moved house two years ago I couldn’t find a craft group to join, so I started one in our large attic, and now I run monthly and weekly scrapbooking groups. I’m at home all day through disability so as well as pursuing my particular interest in ATCs and altered art, I try to post on my blog every day, which brings the world to me. I’d recently unearthed a pack of 7 Gypsies papers I’d forgotten I had – so used these to make my samples.


Hope you all enjoy unearthing your old stash as much as I did