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 18 April 2018

Challenge #1 Matting and Layering

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. 

 Design Team Call
We are looking to place a few more members to our team.
The challenges will be two weekly, on Wednesdays
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 challenges and to 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.
If you want any further information, send questions to me at
The DT call will end when we have two new DT members.
Thank you for your interest
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, 
Let's get started.

Challenge #1
Matting and Layering.
For more details and a choice of You Tube tutorials go here.

Let's see the inspiration from the Design Team.




My special thanks to the DT for their  fabulous inspiration
If you would like to see more of their cards, please click on
their names on the side panel. To enter click on the Blue Linky below.
We will see you again in two week's time.


  1. It's always good to see a new challenge and I'll link a card soon. Are you going to add a Followers button to the blog?
    Kath x

    1. Thanks for the reminder of a Followers button., Off to arrange this. I look forward to seeing you join us. Caz

  2. Really lovely idea to give inspiration and information to new crafters.

  3. It’s lovely to see a new challenge and I wish you lots of luck with it. It’s also great to see a challenge that goes back to basics as there are always new people starting out in the crafting world, and it’s easy to forget where we all started and that we didn’t always know then, what we know now. Great idea for all and I hope to join you soon x

  4. Hi there, I left a comment yesterday, must have disappeared, never mind, its a lovely new blog challenge and such a fabulous idea Kate xx

  5. Good luck with the new challenge blog and a great idea-we all move on and techniques get forgotten about and it's nice to revisit them -also for newbies-we all have to start somewhere-beautiful DT inspiration
    Carol x

  6. Thank you for all your lovely comments, we look forward to our future and knowing we have support and interest is such a comfort for us. Caz

  7. Beautiful cards to start off your new challenge blog, I wish you good luck with your new challenge blog, great idea to have a blog where beginners can learn and see new ideas

  8. What a fantastic idea, love this new challenge there is always something new to learn. Thank you

  9. Great idea - good luck with your new challenge blog.

  10. Looking forward to participating in your new blog :).

  11. Good luck with your new challenge blog and a great idea too! Just a suggestion, put your followers bar at the top so people will find it easier to follow as in my experience, they wont scroll through to find it and it would be a shame. Good Luck :)
    Linda xxx

    1. Hi Linda, Thanks fo your lovely comments. I have moved the 'Followers' to the top, thanks I should have done that in the beginning. Caz

  12. What a delightful idea for a new challenge, ladies! Love your cards and your concept!! Would love to see a "follow by mail" or "subscribe" button, too, so I don't miss any of your posts! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Congratulations on your new blog, a really good idea and lovely cards!
    Janice x

  14. Thanks so much for starting up a new challenge with such a great concept - good luck with it! So glad I could play along with the first challenge, love to mat and layer. Fab inspiration from the DT.

  15. Good luck with the new challenge and some beautiful inspiration from your DT. It is a great idea to think of new crafters who will get lots of help and inspiration to set them on their cardmaking journey. When you have been doing it for a while this seems to get forgotten, but we all need to go back to basics sometimes. x

  16. All the best with the new challenge, what a brilliant idea, Love the DT makes, Love Hazelx

  17. What about a watercolor challenge? For example, make cards using watercolors.

    1. Hi Sherri, Thank you, I am sure we will be adding Watercoloured cards to our long list of 'to do's. There is so much for us to cover, please be sure to be popping in to see what we are up to. Best wishes Caz

  18. Merci pour ce fabuleux défi et la grande inspiration de la DT

    Thank you for this fabulous challenge and the great inspiration of the DT

  19. Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.