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, 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. 
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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 #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.

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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. 
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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 


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. 
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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, 22 August 2018

Challenge # 10 An Aperture 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. 
************

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  - #9 Use A Digital Image
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
We also like to show our appreciateion when we have a
large number of entries, as we did with #9 so,
Jane has chosen  Top 5 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
for this wonderful glittery, sparkly card, using 
glitter, foil papers, dies and the adorable 
Penguin Hugs digi image, coloured so beautifully. 
#41 Rainey's Craft Room



Our Top 5 Winners
(in numerical order)


#2 Paperesse

# 50 Carole J

#62 Tammy A

#73 My Eclectic Spirit

#82 Scrappy Horse

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

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So time to get started on our new challenge.


Challenge # 10

An Aperture Card

There are lots of tutorials on You Tube, here is a start. 
There are lots of visual ideas on Pinterest.

If this is the FIRST time you have made an Aperture
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. 
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Let's see the creations by the Design Team. 

Anesha

Caz

Diane

Donna

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, 8 August 2018

Challenge #9 Use A Digiital Image

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  - #8 Use an Embossing Folder
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
Diane has chosen our Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#27sarascloset
I greatly admired the 3D embossing with the 
coloured detail on the embossed areas.

Our Top 3 Winners



(in numerical order)

#2 Darnell
Diane loved how she watercoloured her embossing.

#8 Stef H

#14 Cards by America

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

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So time to get started on our new challenge.


Challenge #9
Use A Digital Image

There are lots of ideas and free designs on Pinterest 
and on Google.

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

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, 25 July 2018

Challenge #8 Use an Embossing Folder

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  - #7 Simple Stepper Card
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
Hazel has chosen our Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
This week I have chosen two cards to say 
how thrilled we are that these players made the challenge
Stepper Card for the first time. 
#3 Heather's Pages

and
#7  The Creative Twins


Our Top 3 Winners

(in numerical order)


# 1 Darlene Pavlick

#4 Kath

#6 Red Obsession


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

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So time to get started on our new challenge.


Challenge #8
Use an Embossing Folder
Either as a background or a main feature,
coloured or use metallic or pretty paper. Any 
method to decorate, your choice.

There are lots of ideas and designs on 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. 

Anesha

Caz

Diane

Donna

Hazel



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.