Our aim is to inspire and educate by providing challenges for beginners and seasoned crafters by going 'Back to Basic' techniques in paper crafting and stamping.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Challenge #5 Heat Embossing

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
We recognise, whilst there are many challenge blogs for all
forms of papercrafts and card making, so why a new one ? 
We hope to reach newbies, to provide  new challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
Many seasoned challengers may also enjoy joining in our
challenges to re-awaken long lost skills and techniques., or
just to join in for the fun of it. 

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What would you like to see in future challenges?
We would love to know, please add your requests in the Comments.
Thank you, be patient with us, 
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Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challenge  - #4 Fold Back Card
Sadly not a popular choice for  this style of card.
We do need to have 5 or more entrants to be able to choose 
3 winners, so Anesha has chosen one winner for this challenge. 


Special Mention
I love the humour in the card, the sentiment must be apt for many. 
#2 linda S

Our Top winner
#1 aussie aNNie


Congratulations to our winners, please collect your
Winner's Badges from our side bar. Thank you.

So time to get started on our new challenge.

Challenge #5
Heat Embossing
Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 
Here is a You Tube Tutorial - if you're not sure.

If you would like to see more of the DT cards they would
 love you to visit them via their links on the right side bar. 

Anesha



Caz

Diane

Hazel

Jane



Kate



Margaret



Meg




By entering these challenges you are giving your consent to your blog links 
being visible along with your name in the entries.
Thank you to the team for their wonderful inspiration. 
To enter, please click on the Blue Link below.
We will return with the winners and a new challenge 
in two weeks time.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Challenge #4 Fold Back Card

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
We recognise, whilst there are many challenge blogs for all
forms of papercrafts and card making, so why a new one ? 
We hope to reach newbies, to provide  new challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
Many seasoned challengers may also enjoy joining in our
challenges to re-awaken long lost skills and techniques., or
just to join in for the fun of it. 
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What would you like to see in future challenges?
We would love to know, please add your requests in the Comments.
Thank you, be patient with us, 
*************

Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challenge  - #3 Use Your Paper/One Sheet Wonder
you made choosing winners a difficult choice,
so many beautiful and clever entries,
so it's now time to announce the winners.



Special Mention 
#6 Hyde n Seek
I was pleased our challenge inspired you to return to making cards
 for the pleasure of making cards,  after a short spell of being absent.



Our Top 3

(in numerical order)


#2 Kath

#3 Diane H
(entered before being on the DT)




#5 Linby



Congratulations to our winners, please collect your
Winner's Badges from our side bar. Thank you.

So time to get started on our new challenge.

Challenge #4
A Fold Back Card
Let's see the creations by the Design Team, which will 
show the style of card we wish to see.

If you would like to see more of the DT cards they would
 love you to visit them via their links on the right side bar. 

Anesha

Caz

Diane

Hazel

Jane

Kate

Margaret

Meg


Thank you to the team for their wonderful inspiration. 
To enter, please click on the Blue Link below.
We will return with the winners and a new challenge 
in two weeks time.






Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Chalelnge #3 Use Your Paper

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
We recognise, whilst there are many challenge blogs for all
forms of papercrafts and card making, so why a new one ? 
We hope to reach newbies, to provide  new challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
Many seasoned challengers may also enjoy joining in our
challenges to re-awaken long lost skills and techniques., or
just to join in for the fun of it. 
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What would you like to see in future challenges?
We would love to know, please add your requests in the Comments.
Thank you, be patient with us, 
*************

My thanks to those who have shown interest in joining the Design Team.
Over the past few weeks we have been thrilled to add more
talented ladies to the team. Please, let me introduce them.


Hazel (Didos)

Kate

Margaret

and shortly to join us will be 

Diane
https://nelliesnest.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challenge  - #2  Use a Craft CD or Paper Kit
you made choosing winners a difficult choice,
so many beautiful and clever entries,
so it's now time to announce the winners.


Special Mention 
I greatly enjoyed reading the story of the dreadful
weekend spent in making this beautiful card.  
Congratulations on your humrous tenacity.
#6 Culliesocks

Our Top 3
(in numericl order)

#1 Janis Lewis

#8 Wishcraft

#11 Pamela (2)


So, let's get started.

Challenge # 3 Use Your Paper-
One Sheet Wonder Cards
We said we would be attempting different projects, 
so we have one here, for more inormation of different
template ideas go to Pinterest here. 

From 1 sheet of 12" x 12" patterned card 
to make cards, minumum of two - as many as you can.

The Works sell 12" pads with amazing colours and styles for £3
or Use Up Your Paper.

There are a number of designs to get the maximum 
use of your paper. Here is an example.


This will help any newbie or seasoned crafter to make the
most use out of their papers.

Let's see how the Design Team played with their paper.

Anesha

Caz


Hazel (Didos)

Jane

Kate

Margaret




Meg


Thank you to the team for their wonderful inspiration. 
To enter, please click on the Blue Link below.
We will return with the winners and a new challenge 
in two weeks time. 




Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Challenge #2 Use a Craft CD

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
We recognise, whilst there are many challenge blogs for all
forms of papercrafts and card making, so why a new one ? 
We hope to reach newbies, to provide  new challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
Many seasoned challengers may also enjoy joining in our
challenges to re-awaken long lost skills and techniques., or
just to join in for the fun of it. 
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Please welcome a new DT member

Anesha


I have been crafting and drawing since I was a child.
 I started paper-crafting 18 years ago. 
Just started a painting and drawing diploma which 
is very exciting. It is a privilege to share information
 with other crafters, especially new ones.  
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 Design Team Call
We are looking to place a few more members to our team.
The challenges will be two weekly, on Wednesdays
You need to be able to work within a team, commit to deadlines.
To be able to work with Blogger, to own a blog, be able to display
your photos of your projects for each challenge.
To partake in choosing challenges and to choosing winners.
To commit to positvely commenting on allocated numbers of
entries to the challenges.
You do not need to be experienced,  we help and guide novices.
To show your interest add DT after your name in the current challenge.
If you want any further information, send questions to me at
cazro2512@btinternet.com
The DT call will end when we have our new DT members.
Thank you for your interest
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What would you like to see in future challenges?
We would love to know, please add your requests in the Comments.
Thank you, be patient with us, 
*************

We are thrilled, overwhelmed and relieved at the amazing
response we have had for our first challenge.  Our thanks to you all,
for your interest and support. Your comments have been very
helpful.  I have added many of those suggestions.
Our team, which is growing slowly, would love for you to visit them,
you can now find them in the side bar in the Blog List, to pop
over to see their blogs just click and you're there.
Okay, you made choosing winners a difficult choice,
so many beautiful and clever entries,
so it's now time to announce our first winners from

Challenge 1 - Matting and Layering

Special Mention 
#27 Maryann
I loved the way the matting and layerting were at angles.
Such a beautiful card with lots of detail and interest. 
Please take our Special Mention badge to add to your blog. 



Our Top 3 Winners
(in numerical order)

#12 Janis Lewis

#19 Lisa Bird

#33 Carol Gill

Congratulations to our Top 3 Winners - please take a copy of
the Top 3 Badge to add to your blog. We hope to see you 
again in future challenges. 

Let's get started.

Challenge #2
Use a Craft CD OR 
Use a Papercraft Kit 
We would like to see how you use either a CD or a papercraft kit,
from either a magazine or similar. Please tell us the name of the CD
or the magazine source.

Let's see the inspiration from the Design Team.

Anesha

Caz

Jane

Meg



Thank you to the team for their wonderful inspiration. 
To enter, please click on the Blue Link below.
We will return with the winners and a new challenge 
in two weeks time. 


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Challenge #1 Matting and Layering

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
We recognise, whilst there are many challenge blogs for all
forms of papercrafts and card making, so why a new one ? 
We hope to reach newbies, to provide  new challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
Many seasoned challengers may also enjoy joining in our
challenges to re-awaken long lost skills and techniques., or
just to join in for the fun of it. 
************

 Design Team Call
We are looking to place a few more members to our team.
The challenges will be two weekly, on Wednesdays
You need to be able to work within a team, commit to deadlines.
To be able to work with Blogger, to own a blog, be able to display
your photos of your projects for each challenge.
To partake in choosing challenges and to choosing winners.
To commit to positvely commenting on allocated numbers of
entries to the challenges.
You do not need to be experienced,  we help and guide novices.
To show your interest add DT after your name in the current challenge.
If you want any further information, send questions to me at
cazro2512@btinternet.com
The DT call will end when we have two new DT members.
Thank you for your interest
*****************
What would you like to see in future challenges?
We would love to know, please add your requests in the Comments.
Thank you, be patient with us, 
*************
Let's get started.

Challenge #1
Matting and Layering.
For more details and a choice of You Tube tutorials go here.

Let's see the inspiration from the Design Team.

Caz

Jane



Meg


My special thanks to the DT for their  fabulous inspiration
If you would like to see more of their cards, please click on
their names on the side panel. To enter click on the Blue Linky below.
We will see you again in two week's time.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Please call back

We will be starting our new blog tomorraow, Wednesday 18th at 09.00 am.We would love to have you visit us.  We are hoping to interest new card makers,  and crafters new to blogging challenges. If, of course your a seasoned crafter then of course, we would love to see you too.  Thanks Caz