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 2 May 2018

Challenge #2 Use a Craft CD

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. 
Please welcome a new DT member


I have been crafting and drawing since I was a child.
 I started paper-crafting 18 years ago. 
Just started a painting and drawing diploma which 
is very exciting. It is a privilege to share information
 with other crafters, especially new ones.  

 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 our 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, 

We are thrilled, overwhelmed and relieved at the amazing
response we have had for our first challenge.  Our thanks to you all,
for your interest and support. Your comments have been very
helpful.  I have added many of those suggestions.
Our team, which is growing slowly, would love for you to visit them,
you can now find them in the side bar in the Blog List, to pop
over to see their blogs just click and you're there.
Okay, you made choosing winners a difficult choice,
so many beautiful and clever entries,
so it's now time to announce our first winners from

Challenge 1 - Matting and Layering

Special Mention 
#27 Maryann
I loved the way the matting and layerting were at angles.
Such a beautiful card with lots of detail and interest. 
Please take our Special Mention badge to add to your blog. 

Our Top 3 Winners
(in numerical order)

#12 Janis Lewis

#19 Lisa Bird

#33 Carol Gill

Congratulations to our Top 3 Winners - please take a copy of
the Top 3 Badge to add to your blog. We hope to see you 
again in future challenges. 

Let's get started.

Challenge #2
Use a Craft CD OR 
Use a Papercraft Kit 
We would like to see how you use either a CD or a papercraft kit,
from either a magazine or similar. Please tell us the name of the CD
or the magazine source.

Let's see the inspiration from the Design Team.





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. Merci à la DT d'avoir choisi une Mention Speciale pour ma carte.
    Je suis ravie et je mets le badge sur mon blog avec plaisir.
    Félicitations aux autres gagnantes.

    Thanks to the DT for choosing a Special Mention for my card.
    I am delighted and I put the badge on my blog with pleasure.
    Congratulations to the other winners.

  2. Delighted you chose my card in your Top 3 and congrats to the other ladies-well done with your first challenge and great DT inspiration
    Carol x

  3. Thank you so much for the top pick! Looking forward to this new challenge.

  4. Congratulations to all the winners, Kate x

  5. Love the DT makes they are super, Love Hazelx