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, 9 January 2019

Challenge #19 A Shaped Card

Welcome to our blog.  
We aim to reach newbies,  as well as seasoned crafters,
 to provide challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
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Thank you to those who ventured along, by entered
our last challenge #18 Resist Technique - the winners were
announced in our previous post- before our festive break.
Please refer back if you are interested
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A sad farewell to Margaret from the DT.
Margeret has been with us since we began the blog,
I and the team thank her for her contributions and
support. We wish her an improvement in health and we
will look forward to seeing her crafting projects
in blogland. Best wishes.
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Please welcome Lucille to the team.
From our recent DT Call we are happy to introduce 
Lucille from Colorado, USA 
- http://whitepoints.blogspot.com/
We greatly look forward to your input.
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Design Team Call
We would like to invite one more talented
crafter to join the Design Team. Could this be you?
We  provide a fun, easy and enjoyable Admin blog.
The challenges are held every two weeks.
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 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,
AND send me an email with your blog address, and any questions.
cazro2512@btinternet.com 
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Now time for us to get started with our
 first challenge for 2019, the winners will be
chosen by Jane.

Challenge #19 
A Shaped Card
(Not rectangle or Square)



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. 
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Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 

Catherine

Caz

Dawn

Diane

Donna

Jane

Lucille

Meg

Tammy

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  news of our new challenge
in two weeks time.






Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Winners of Challenge #18 Resist Technique

Welcome to our blog.  
We aim to reach newbies,  as well as seasoned crafters,
 to provide challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challeng#18 Resist Technique

Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
We thank you for your entries,  there were only a few, all of
which are wonderful interpretations of the technique,
we do appreciate those who took to the challenge.
It has not been easy to choose winners but first there is a


...Special Mention
#5 Paper, Stamps, Colour
A stunning ATC showing a fabulous result using the 
resist technique, I greatly admire this.

Our Top 3 Winners
(in numerical order)

#2 Viv

#3 Darnell

#6 Heather



Congratulations to our winners, please collect your

Winner's Badges from our side bar. Thank you.


The Design Team hope you have all had a peaceful and happy
Christmas with family and friends. 
We appreciate your support and hope you are enjoying our
challenges. We have lots of exciting challenges planned.
We are taking a short break to enable us to create and
to spend time with our families.  We look forward to
returning on January 9th 2019. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Challenge #18 Resist Technique

Welcome to our blog.  
We aim to reach newbies,  as well as seasoned crafters,
 to provide challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challeng#17 Stamping and Colouring on Vellum
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
We thank you for your entries,  there were only a few
but we appreciate those who took to the challenge.
With there being less than 6 we can only have one winner, but first a


...Special Mention
I love your seasonal card Heather. Again proving an old stamp 
from 2014 can still produce beautiful creative art work. 
#5 Heather's Pages

Our Winner 
#4 Leslie Miller


Congratulations to our winners, please collect your


Winner's Badges from our side bar. Thank you.



*************
Design Team Call
We would like to invite one more talented
crafter to join the Design Team. Could this be you?
We  provide a fun, easy and enjoyable Admin blog.
The challenges are held every two weeks.
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 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,
AND send me an email with your blog address, and any questions.
cazro2512@btinternet.com 
*************
So time to get started on our new challenge.




Challenge # 18

Resist Technique

There are lots of ideas/tutorials on both You Tube and Pinterest

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. 
**************

Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 

Catherine

Caz

Dawn

Diane

Donna

Jane

Margaret

Meg

Tammy



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  news of our holiday break

in two weeks time. 


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

#17 Stamping & Colouring on Vellum

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
 Why a new one ? You may ask.
We aim to reach newbies,  as well as seasoned crafters,
 to provide challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challeng#16 An Easel Card
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
We had some amazing entries, it was so nice to see so many
emtering this challenge.
Donna has chosen  a Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#5 Wendy
A beautiful, elegant card. I admire and applaud your 
perseverance, it was all so worth it. 


Our Top  3 Winners



(in alphabetical order)

#2 Arlene
For such creative simplicity

#8 Crafty Natalie
beautiful colours, layers and sweetness. 

#10 Higgledy Piggledy - Sharon
for an intriguing shape and lovely scene.


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



*************
Design Team Call
We would like to invite two more talented
crafters to join the Design Team.
We  provide a fun, easy and enjoyable Admin blog.
The challenges are held every two weeks.
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 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,
AND send me an email with your blog address, and any questions.
cazro2512@btinternet.com 
*************
So time to get started on our new challenge.



Challenge # 17
Stamping and Colouring Vellum

There are lots of ideas/tutorials on both You Tube and Pinterest

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. 
**************

Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 

Diane

Catherine

Caz

Dawn

Donna

Jane

Margaret

Meg

Tammy


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, 14 November 2018

Challenge #16 An Easy Easel Card

Welcome to our  NEW blog.  
 Why a new one ? You may ask.
We aim to reach newbies,  as well as seasoned crafters,
 to provide challenges where you can learn
 new techniques and new skills. 
************

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 challeng#15 Using A Sketch
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
We had some amazing entries, I guess you like your inky backgrounds.
Caz has chosen  a Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#11 Chris
Thanks Chris, I love your quick card, following
the sketch perfectly. Wonderful colouring, perfect
for a young person, loving the emoji's.


Our Top  3 Winners


(in alphabetical order)

#1 Darlene

#10 Heather

#12 Carol Gill


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



*************
Design Team Call
We would like to invite two more talented
crafters to join the Design Team.

We try to provide a fun, easy and enjoyable Admin blog.
The challenges are held every two weeks.
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 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,
AND send me an email with your blog address, and any questions.
cazro2512@btinternet.com 
*************
So time to get started on our new challenge.



Challenge # 16
An Easy Easel Card
We would like to see a simple style easel card,
we are trying to aim at newbies, so this gives them the 
opportunity to give it a go. If you haven't made one,
then why not try. 
There are lots of pictures on both You Tube and Pinterest.

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. 
**************

Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 

Caz

Catherine


Dawn

Diane

Donna


Jane

Margaret

Meg

Tammy

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.