This Thursday, it’s all about…

Creating and having fun!

Challenge 24 Mistletoe and Wine December 4, 2008

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Hi all

This weeks challenge is called Mistletoe and Wine. You can use it as a title, You can use mistltoe and wine images, or you can use the colours. Or as usual you can use it any way it inspirs you.

The prize this week has kindly been donated by Susie

A selection of 5 clear stamps. Great stamps

So here are this weeks examples from the design team

Our guest designer this week is Sara Lively

a few words from sara

I have to admit to doing a just little dance when asked to be a guest designer for This Thursday… I was so pleased to be invited and of course I said yes! 

I have been card making for almost 2 years and particularly love playing with colours and layers.  I enjoy finding ways around problems in order to create exactly the finished design I envisaged.  Whenever my little boy has friends over to play, they all like to make cards with my stash of child-friendly bits and pieces – I save all the free cards and papers from magazines for them to use.  This hobby we all share is such a wonderful creative outlet for us and our children, and its fun too!

I did have a couple of minutes of mild panic over the ‘wine’ portion of this weeks challenge, but thankfully I found some lovely wine coloured papers and an appropriate image to match (which I coloured with watercolour pencils) adding some crystal seed beads for bubbles.  The idea for the mistletoe card and tag is nice and simple, but I just had to incorporate a little of my favourite colours!  I hope you enjoy my creations for this weeks challenge, and should you like to see more of my work, please do pop over to my blog. I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge too!

 Kind Regards  Sara x


So thats this weeks challenge we can#t wait to see your Mistletoe and wine confections.


Ps Make sure you drop in next week for a very special sponsor and a great prize


Challenge 15 A round tuit September 25, 2008

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Hiya All

This week we have a little gift for you 

So now we have provided you with a round tuit, we thought that this weeks challenge should be  Get a round tuit.

So we want you to think about all those craft projects that you have been meaning to get a round to, choose one and do it. if you are the very odd person who always does everything as soon as they think of it, you can use a round tuit (small round pin dish) either make one, decorate or alter one. Or create a peice reflecting the reasons why you don’t get a round to it. LOL  Or as per usual you can use the title in anyway it inspires you.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with

Our sponsor this week  is  Lyn at the The Craft Emporium

A few words from Lyn

For as long as I can remember I have loved crafting and have dabbled in most crafts, but I especially love Altered art. Playing around and getting messy is a joy. For me the end result is not always as important as the journey.

So it seemed a natural step 7 years ago to open a bricks and mortar craft store. We soon found ourselves specialising in scrapbooking, stamping and altered art , so we decided the best way to reach our customers and offer them a better service was to dedicate ourselves to our online presence.

We are now the largest 7 gypsies stockist in the Uk and have over 670 7 gypsies products in stock. We also stock a wide range of other products from other manufacturers . Drop in and take a look.

Tracey here, I am so envious of the prize that Lyn has supplied.  3 Sets of 7 gypsies wax seals  BABY angels are among us,  FAMILY Home and hearth and finally LOVE  kisses 4 you. plus a pack of 4 was sticks as well. A stunning prize

 So here are our examples for this week. I know we all enjoyed using all the wonderful 7 gypsies items that Lyn provided in our design packs. Including the lovely papers, rub ons, metal embellishments , 7 gypsies lables and tickets.

Our guest designer this week is Fatma , a few words from Fatma

Well what can I say about me. I have been married  to – of course- the best man ever seen. We have 2 children. I have been creating since I could think.  But for the last 5 years I have been mainly a rubber stamper. I try to go my own way, playing with different mterials, colours and so on. What else can I say? Visit my blog and there you can see me 😉

Fatma xoxo

Visit Fatmas blog HERE

So thats it from us for this week. Bye for now


Challenge 5 All change round up July 24, 2008

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Hi all.

Despite the fact that many  people are busy and on holiday we have still had an amazingly good quality of entries. So thank you everyone for taking part in this weeks challenge.

We’d like to say a big thanks to Hayley from Little Lous Craft supplies for Challenge 5s amazing prize and the wonderful CD roms we the design team got to play with. Which I know I for one really enjoyed, and i am absoloutly sure the lucky winner of all three will have great fun with,  not being a fan of a lot of printable cd’s I can honestly say that I will be getting loads of use from the cd and look forward to seeing Hayleys new CD rom releases with more images from the same artist, which I believe will be out later this year.

So our favorite entries this week

and this weeks number  picked by random number generator ,was Number  15  so our amazingly lucky winner is.

 Liz whos blog is  you can see Liz’s entry in the slide

We would also like to thank  Joanne  our Guest designer for her stunning billboard picture and if you would like to see more of her work  her blog is here So thanks again Joanne


Challenge 3 Clearly Clever July 3, 2008

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wow have we got a great challenge prize for you this week . thanks to this weeks generous sponser. Clever Cut.

 This weeks challenge is Clearly Clever . You can use anything that you can see through, You can use the title , You can use any technique you think is clearly clever as long as you tell us how to achieve it . You can do something about about someone or something that is clearly clever . Whatever the title says to you , The prize reflects the challenge and Clever Cut has kindly donated design samples and this amazing prize Of Acrylic items. As acrylic dosn’t photograph well we have shown them in graphic form. 


What an amazingly great prize, I think you will agree. So thanks again to our sponsor

A bit about Clever cut

CleverCut started when we put our first selection of Professional Craft Packs on sale through Ebay, and at that time our product list consisted of approx 10 different christmas packs. Within a couple of months our pack range had grown to over 48 packs. Now many months on our die cut packs are a small part of the product range we offer. We are now dealers for many different craft suppliers, as well importers for a wide range of products.

But we know that sometimes bringing value to the market place means manufacturing or importying exlusive ranges, which is exactly what we have done with Stamps Away, foiled again! and the Above Board range of products.

Since starting our business has grown from a part time venture to a full time family business. In April 2005 we moved the business to larger premises on a business park in the Leicestershire countryside. We are proud to announce that our new retail shop is now open at East Calton Country Side Park. A selection of all the products we stock are to be found there as well as a great day out for the whole family.

 Anyway here are the design teams examples for this week.  The Owl, little bird  and the happy birthday stamp are all Clever Cuts  Stamps Away Stamps arn’t they cute. Plus all the tags arrows and buttons are Clever cut as well. Which you can see in their online shop  as well as at the new retail shop.

Thanks to our guest Designer this week Julie Allain

Hi I’m Julie Allain and I’m married and have two sons. I have been crafting for approx 3 years and I love papercrafts and altered art. I’m on the design team for Auntys Forum and  I’m proud to have created the Inspirational Blogs and to have Co Created Arty Girlz Challenge Blog. I really love blogging as it has put me in contact with so many talented crafters.  you can see more of Julies work HERE

Hope you liked this weeks examples, We can’t wait to see what stunning entries our amazingly talented readers come up with this week.

Guest designer this week Is Julie Allain

Thank you for taking part and good luck. You can join the design team in the CHATROOM at 9 PM (UK TIME) You can ask about the examples or just enjoy a random chat about crafts or just a laugh .

We will be posting next weeks prize preview on Sundays on our personal blogs so pop in and see next weeks great prize.

Bye for now