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 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. 
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)



and shortly to join us will be 


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.



Hazel (Didos)





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. 


  1. What a hoot to receive the Special Mention, thank you so much, congratulations to the winners, such beautiful cards, Kate x

  2. Fabulous cards ladies and how FUN...I think I need to join in on this one!!

  3. Thank you so much for the top pick. Congrats to everyone!

  4. Found this challenge through Marina... I hope to join, too! I've bookmarked the challenge as well. Very cool #3! I love to use my patterned paper!

  5. Wow I didn't know you could get so many card from one 12x12! Thanks for the tip. I would love to see a Mixed media one layer type challenge for those of us who like mixed media but not using so many layers. Thanks again and good luck with the new challenge blog! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  6. As a newbie, it's great to look at stamps and dies as to how you change them around to get more use out of them. E.g.: hearts can be turned into fish, flowers, clover leaves, etc.