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, 31 October 2018

Challenge #15 using A Sketch

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. 
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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 challeng#14 Stencils or Masks
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
#18 Angie
I loved the colour combination,  of the 
beautiful stencilled backgroundwith the
wonderful floral arrangement,


Our Top  3 Winners


(in alphabetical order)

#1 Sandra

#4 Kathyk

#13 Gwendolyn


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



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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 
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So time to get started on our new challenge.



Challenge # 15
Using a Sketch

Using a sketch is a good way to help provide you with
inspiration, you can often find challenges where Sketches are
used.  I hope you find ours intereting and inspiring.
You can flip out, turn it but you can't change the pattern.



There are lots of free sketches on You Tube and Pinterest., 
for your future use but you MUST use the sketch we have provided. 


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. 

Caz

Catherine

Dawn

Diane

Donna

Jane

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, 17 October 2018

Challenge #14 Stencils or Masks

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, 
*************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challenge #13 Watercolours
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.
Kate has chosen  a Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#17 Maria
A  beautiful design, for a sketch challenge,
perfected with an extremely clever design 
of paintbrushes and splashes of watercolours.

Our Top  3 Winners

(in alphabetical order)

#8 Sherri Thacker
Sherri created a lovely hand painted scene 
with the super choice of watercolours.

#14 Darnell
Wonderful Autumn image of a barrel of apples. 
Beautifuly watercoloured, fabulous shading,. The apples
look good enough to eat. 

#19 Nish
Wonderful vibrant splashes of colour and a 
simple stylish design. 

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 
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A sad farewell to Anesha and to Kate.
We thank you for being so supportive and helpful in the
development of the new blog. Your inspiration and designs
have been so much appreciated. Many thanks. We wish you both
a long happy continuation of crafting. Farewell and again thank you.
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So time to get started on our new challenge.


Challenge # 14
Stencils or Masks 


There are lots of tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.
Type in Stencils or Masks and you will be spoilt for choice.

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

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, 3 October 2018

Challenge # 13 Watercolours

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. 
 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, 
*************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challeng#12 Inky Backgrounds
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
#26 Maria
So inspiring, showing the many layers 
created with inks and stamps.



Our Top  3 Winners
(in alphabetical order)

#2 Chris

#10 Inky Fingers

#42 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 # 13
Watercolours
Either messy backgrounds, using watercolours, or 
neat painted watercolour images and or backgrounds,
the choice is yours, but we need it to be watercolours.
Pens, paints, Brusho, Pixie Powders, sprays. Any medium

There are lots of tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.
Type in Watercolour Cards and you will be spoilt for choice.

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. 

Anesha

Caz

Diane

Donna

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, 19 September 2018

Challenge # 12 Inky Backgrounds

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. 
 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, 
*************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challeng#11 Decouage Card
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator. Sadly we didn't
manage to encouage or inspire as many as we need for a Top 3,
however, Meg has chosen  a Top 1 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#4 Darlene Pavlick
So pleased we inspired you to use a decoupage sheet
found in your stash. A beautiful arrangement of your levels. 



Our Top  Winner




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 # 12
Inky Backgrounds
Time to get messy.
Watercolours, Distress Inks, Alcohol Inks, Paint, all can make 
either a mess or a background. 
There are lots of tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.
Type in Inky Backgrounds and you will be spoilt for choice.

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. 

Anesha

Caz

Diane

Donna

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, 5 September 2018

Challenge #11 Decoupage + DT Call

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, 
*************


Thank you to those who ventured along, by entering
our last challenge #10 An Aperture Card
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
Caz has chosen  Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#4 Cornelia
Such a simple card but it shows how easy 
it is to make a different and very effective card.




Our Top 3 Winners

(in numerical order)

#1 Darlene Pavlick

#3 Desperate Housewife Craft

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

*************

A sad farewell to Hazel, we will 
miss you and your amazing talents.
Take care and thank you for the time
you spent on the Design Team. 
************

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 # 11

A 3D Decoupage Card
You can use printed sheets, printed kits, downloads from CD's
stamping, any materials to create a 3D decoupage,  using either
3d Dimensionals or Silidscoane Glue.
There are lots of tutorials on You Tube, here is a start. 
There are free images available on this  Pinterest link.

If this is the FIRST time you have made a  3D Decoupage
card, tell us, you could be in with a chance of winning
a Special Mention' badge.

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. 


Anesha

Caz

Diane

Donna

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.