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 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.

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. 









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.


  1. Congratulations to both winners, beautiful decoupaged cards from you, Kate x

  2. OH WOW thanks SO MUCH! Yes I've made more decoupage cards since your inspirational challenge! So happy you enjoyed my entry!

  3. Beautiful backgrounds and cards from the DT, thanks for the fun challenge!

  4. Some beautiful and varied design team contributions. Very inspiring.