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Challenge 9 round up August 21, 2008

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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


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