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Creating and having fun!

challenge 19 round up October 30, 2008

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Challenge 19 was great fun for the design team as we got to play with a wonderful range of papers by Pink Petticoat our so very very generous sponsor. Who has donated not one but two prizes. If you had any problems getting onto the Pink petticoat website on Tuesday or part of Wednesday, the site had crashed so please try again. The Tis the season Cds are definatly worth buying as they are so versatile as we the design team have so happily found out. 

So Thank you again Liz for the brilliant design team packs and the great prizes too

As usual the quality of entries was fantastic . in fact there were so many brilliant entries that in the end we could only get it down to 18 not our usual 15 . So this week here are our favorite 18

so the two lucky winners picked by random number generator are

no 11 Linda van Vleit


no 23 Sara

Congratulations to both of you


We would also again like to thank Kris for her brilliant work as this weeks guest designer. If you want to see more of her work you can go to or 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with this challenge its been brill


Challenge 19 Thrown a Curve October 23, 2008

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Well so our challenge this week is entitled Thrown a curve. now you can use that as a title or you can use anything that curves eg  arches arcs, circles ovals waves, well even let you use squiggles

We have an amazingly generous sponsor this week who not only has given us not 1 but 2 prizes but has also given you the opportunity to download three of her wonderful papers, which you can if you choose use in your entries or just use them when you want.

So who is our sponsor this week Pink Petticoat. Who specialise in trendy and easy to use cds and downloads. What surprised us is what a joy they are to play with and we all have been carried away and even though our examples are finished , We are still playing. I am myself creating some wound paper beads for a charm braclet and am also printing onto fabric to make a bag.

Pink Petticoat also has its own blog full of great inspiration from the Pink Petticoat Desgn team and customers cards.

A few words from Liz

Hi everyone. My name’s Liz and I have the fantastic job of managing Pink Petticoat. I’m one of those creative types who’s had a go at most things crafty throughout her life, a bit of knitting, dressmaking, making soft furnishings etc etc, who discovered that Card Making & Papercrafting could be a major obsession quite by accident. And now I’m hooked. I think you all know what I mean!
At Pink Petticoat, I design craft supplies you can print yourself at home to use in your Crafting wether that be Cardmaking Atcs or  Altered art. It’s fabulous to do and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I hope they’re as fabulous to create with too : ) I try to keep everything trendy and fun – if you like to make a card that will make someone smile, then Pink Petticoat may have something to offer you.
I’m thrilled to be able to sponsor your challenge this week & I hope you enjoy using your free download. From what I’ve seen so far, most of you have VERY different design styles than my own or most of Pink Petticoat’s customers. And I can’t wait to see what ya’ll come up with. Speak to you soon : )

So this week there will be two random numbers and each lucky winner will recieve one of these brilliant paper collection cds. Don’t you just adore the tins

Plus Liz has given us access to three paper downloads for you, You can download any or all of the papers to play with

You can download them for free at .

So here are our examples for this weeks challenge

as you can see even thought the papers on the cd collection are suitable for Christmas.,. They are so useable for so much more

Our guest designer this week is Kris Dickinson a very talented crafter. We would like to thank her for being our guest designer and for her brilliant examples .

a few words from Kris

Hello.  I’d like to thank the ladies at This Thursday Challenge for asking me to host this week.  I had a wonderful time playing with the lovely papers from Pink Petticoat, our sponsor this week.  Their papers are very whimsical and I wanted to keep that but add a vintage flair to my samples this week.  Hope you enjoy them.
I am a free-lance artist and reside in Parker, CO  USA.  Art has always been my first love and I’ve studies both fine and commercial art.  I have an Advertising Design degree from The Art Institute of Colorado in Denver and I have been creating collage’ and mixed media pieces for years.  I am also a published artist and a member of the design team at Stampin’ D’Amour.  Being an avid blogger, I currently maintain two art blogs:  Nostalgic Collage’: and A Nostalgic Halloween: .  You may recognize me better by my moniker I use almost everywhere:  Parkerquilter.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy the challenge this week.