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, 11 July 2018

Challenge # 7 A Simple Stepper 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  - #6 Spotlight Technique
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
Margaret has chosen our Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
# 1 aussie aNNie
I greatly admired the 'reverse' spotlight technique
and of course the amazing colouring skills.




Our Top 3 Winners

(in numerical order)

# 2 Darlene Pavlick

# 3 The Creative Twins

# 5 Heather's Pages

Congratulations to our winners, please collect your
Winner's Badges from our side bar. Thank you.
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Please welcome to the  design team

Donna
Creative Smiles



My name is Donna Ellis, also known on line as “de” (from my pottery throwing days). Short n Sweet - married to the love of my life in “rural” Central Florida, stamping became my craft of choice as health concerns caused me to give up activities and other crafting mediums. Though I’ve worked in both corporate America and for stamp companies, I also volunteered in a number of capacities. These days it is very rewarding sharing artwork with my on-line friends. I’d love for you to visit my blog Creative Smiles. I promise to visit your blog in return 

So time to get started on our new challenge.


Challenge #7
A Simple Stepper Card

Here is a You Tube tutorial if you need help.
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

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, 27 June 2018

#6 Spotlight Technique

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  - #5 Heat Embossing
Choosing winners is a difficult task but we prefer to give
credit rather than use a Random indicator.
Kate has chosen our Top 3 winners, but first there is our.....

...Special Mention
#14 Nandini
 Nandini created this amazing heat embossed 
topper for her card, not just by triple embossing
but she did quintuple embossing, a stunning piece of art.



Our Top 3 Winners
(in numerical order)
#5 Carol Gill

#10 Mimi's

#18 Ann Chuang

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 #6
Spotlight Technique

Here is a You Tube Tutorial - if you're not sure.
Lots of ideas and tutorials on Pinterest - Here

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

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, 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. 

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

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  - #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. 
************

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. 
************
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.