27 October 2014

October: Final week to enter Time Challenge #40

To reprise......
 the challenge for October is .....

..TIME 
 and the twist is shabby chic!


Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.


October is Sponsored 
by




They are currently having a

HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE 

for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Several DT members had made something to encourage you to enter

For final week by Margaret
Using paper from Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection 6x6 pad
pictures for Crafty Individuals Crafty Miniatures people and places


An altered clock for a kids room: with a photo frame
Urvashi Rao
Original clock (Had recd it as a corporate gift)

And after altering and adding three spots to frame photos
Wow, that is some alteration!



You can find the challenge


Looking forward to seeing your entries!

20 October 2014

Midway Post for Challenge #40: Time


Yes, the challenge for October is .....

..TIME 
 and the twist is shabby chic!


Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.


October is Sponsored 
by




They are currently having a

HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE 

for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Now, have we got a feast of inspiration for you to see!


First cab off the rank is

 
isn't that teacup and cupcake adorable!


Love the richness of colour and meaning here

Love that plate!


Quoth the Raven! Happy Halloween!

Love the visual pun


So Pretty


Tracey F.
Made on her Cameo - how beautiful is this!!


So, with all this stunningly good work to inspire you, lets see what the second half of the month can bring! You can find the challenge 

13 October 2014

Winner's post for September

Hello Peeps! Hope life is moving at a pace you can keep up with and that your crafting is bring you peace and contentment.

I have a winner to announce and the DT Favourite as well; and some new DT members to announce - and a reminder that our October Challenge is currently running and is.......

..TIME - and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....

Remember, you can make a card but you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!
Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling.

October  is Sponsored 
by 




They are having a

HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE 

for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Go and check it out!
This could be a long post so you may want to go get a drink of choice here!

(Just to let people know - I usually shoot the Winner and DT Favourite an email prior to announcing it, with details of collection the prize and the appropriate blinkies) 

Now, the winner of September's challenge Be Funny has won this:

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)
Spellbinders diecut set


and is No 13 Elly 
Love her frame for the twist as well - Elly actually entered 3 times so I was so pleased when her number came out! Her prize is already winging its way to Holland - hope it gets there soon Elly!

Our DT Favourite was tight but was won by 

Most of us can related to this!!

Congratulations ladies - why not go to their blogs and leave them some love!

Now, I have had a DT call out for a while and we have some new DT members I wish to announce - if you are still interested in joining us please email me asap. 
The NEW DT members are listed below in no particular order. 



Hi. I'm a papercrafter from Western Australia. I'm married to Paul and we have two teenage sons, Damon and Mark. I've been scrapbooking since 2003 and cardmaking was a bit of a sideline at the start but I find myself making them quite often now. I haven't bought a card for about 4 years now. I like to keep what I create fairly simple but sometimes do more elaborate ones and there's always something new to learn.

I'm looking forward to sharing my cards and pages with you and seeing what you create. Thanks to Susan for adding me to her Team.


My Photo

I'm Tracey and I'm married with 2 boys. I love to papercraft, cardmaking, scrapbooking and making a bit of jewelry. I'm very lucky to be on some brilliant design teams from all over the world!


I'm a crafter living in Baltimore City, Maryland. I enjoy all sorts of crafting, from paper to clay. I'm been blogging for about 4 years, and enjoy being a part of challenging Design Teams like this one.
I'm excited to be a part of this unique team!

I am Shylaashree of Adhiraacreations from India, mother of two awesome kids and working as an Executive secretary in Titan Company Limited. Ever since I was a little girl I have found great joy in creating cards, books, and 3-D projects with paper. During a period of ill health I found the art of quilling to be very therapeutic. Since then I have become totally hooked on to quilling. My core strength is jewellery designing /making (was a designer sometime for Tanishq & Goldplus) and wall decors.  I look forward to working with the other DT members. I feel that being part of this team will be a challenge and yet I hope that my work challenges those who participate.



I have always been extremely passionate about crafts and arts and learnt to hold a paint brush before I could write! I have studied fine art (Sahyadri School KFI) and specialized in painting, human sketching and contemporary art sculpting. However, in 2010 my left brain activated (pun intended) and I pursued a charter holder in financial analysis (CFA).  Contrary to my own belief, I am able to beautifully manage both my professions (finance and craft) very well; in fact both complement each other in their own way. I love bringing a lot of fun, cleverness and wit to my craft projects as I use it as a medium to vent my emotions, portray my observations and express what I go through daily in my life. Apart from this I am a mother of a 2 year old daughter and she has learnt to paint and craft  (but doesn't know her alphabets yet!).

Well, that is it - no inspiration this week but plenty to look out for next week!

In the meantime, you can go HERE to find the DT's work from the beginning of the month
 and enter the challenge from there. 






06 October 2014

Challenge #40 for October is..........

..........TIME - and the twist is shabby chic!

What??!!!???

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....this theme should let your imagination just roar!

...and that TWIST?
Are you game to work with that?

SHABBY CHIC!
.....bows, inky look, pop up, punch art, flower punches, vintage look & lacey look.....

Just Google the phrase and you will see so many beautiful images - then just take out any stamped bits, and your inspiration to make an item for this challenge is there!

Remember, you can make a card but you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!
Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please.


October  is Sponsored by a wonderful Australian company called
(waving here ladies)



Talking of our lovely sponsors for this month. they are having a

HUGE $2 FLOWER SALE 

for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

so why not go and check that out! I have, and boy oh boy.......my flower drawer is overflowing at the moment as it is but I might just have to stock up for later.....

Some inspiration from the DT to get you going on your project:

Time is literal in this project!
              

Margaret typed the poem onto patterned paper

Made in  honor of my big brother David!

Yes, Shabby Chic and also be CAS!

and finally a card from 

Pretty background papers!

This is Julene's last post with us as she is in the midst of some big life changes, and has opted to downsize her DT commitments. We will miss her quirky work and wish her all the best for the future!

Well, there you have it - October's challenge!

We look forward to seeing what your imagination can create!




29 September 2014

Inbetween Post!

Hi to all our regular followers, and welcome to all our newest ones.

As most of you know, we post our new challenge on the first Monday of the month, so for October's challenge you will have to wait for another week! Winner's will be announced in the following week.


Meanwhile, I found this on Facebook today


I wasn't bad either! Just not perfect! How about you?  Time is such a complex and fleeting idea - how old are you really? I am not talking about how old you are in years, but how old do you feel? I actually think I am about 24/25, except for the days when the joints creak or I see a policeman - they all look so young -  and I get a small shock when I see myself in a shop window or a photograph! Who is that old woman??!!!

So, a hint about our TWIST for October - take time to think about your world; spend time doing what you enjoy!

Here are two cards unrelated to the above - made from a free kit that arrived with a magazine, and made up by me for Father's Day. They provided the background papers and the images and the sentiments. I added the rest from my stash.


Someone has painted up some beautiful work - I just used the suggested layouts from the magazine, so this work is not original. They were both sold. 


Please notice there are no stamps used here.

We still get one or two people entering our challenges with a project that has a stamp used in it. I then have to disqualify them. Please don't use digital or rubber stamps for this challenge.

DT CALL

We are looking for several new DT members, as we want to try a two team style, with team A and B producing work for the first and third Mondays only. If you are interested in more details, or to be considered please email me HERE and put DT call in the subject line.

In the meantime have a good week and keep safe. 

22 September 2014

Final Week to show us how Amusing you can be!

The theme for September is  Be Funny - and the TWIST is

FRAME IT!

Go on, you can be funny

Saw this on FB - its probably me! 
Thought it had potential for a family member's card.......


Remember, it does not need to be a card; it can be a scrap page, a tag, a gift.......

There is a great prize too

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)

The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


ALSO, we are having a DT CALL

 We are having to say goodbye to Hilde - who needs space to fight a bigger battle ....when that battle is won Hilde, we would welcome you back with glee! 

So, that means we are looking for several new DT members, as we want to try a two team style, with team A and B producing work for the first and third Mondays only.  If you are interested in more details, please email me HERE and put DT call in the subject line.

Now, some final inspiration for the month from several DT members and myself!

                                                                Wynn



Susan

and 


What is it with getting older? Why do we find it a source of amusement - especially if the recipient is older than the giver? The alternative of getting older is not that amusing - maybe it is the sheer relief that another year has passed, we are still here (well, mostly here) and we get a bit giddy with it all???

Whatever amuses you, show it to us!
REMEMBER: NO STAMPS!

We look forward to seeing your entry HERE


15 September 2014

Midway through Challenge #39 - Be Funny PLUS a Design Team Call


Yes, be funny - and the TWIST is

FRAME IT!

Halfway through, and we have several very amusing entries for this challenge
Remember, it does not need to be a card - a scrap page, a tag, a gift.......

There is a great prize too

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)

The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


DT CALL

Some other news. We are having to say goodbye to one of our team - Hilde - who needs space to fight a bigger battle than what card to make. Our thoughts and prayers go to her and our thanks for her work to date.When the battle is won Hilde, we will welcome you back with glee! 

So, that means we are looking for several new DT members, as we want to try a two team style, with team A and B producing work for the first and third Mondays only.  If you are interested in more details, please email me HERE and put DT call in the subject line.


Now, here is some more DT work to inspire you to create!

NO STAMPS please!
We just have to disqualify you






(Susan - I have several good friends I could give this too!)

using a wine bottle label

So, two weeks remaining in the challenge.  You will find the link 

We look forward to seeing your work - remember NO STAMPS PLEASE

08 September 2014

Late Winners Post

Hi my name is Susan and I have recently had some anesthetic...... well, that's my excuse anyway for forgetting to even write this post let alone schedule it! Sorry it is so late!



This post is to announce the winner for August's challenge

 A Significant Birthday!
TWIST: use/create a shaped CARD

We were sponsored for August by the wonderful

Regal Craft
and the prize was
$15.00 voucher to be spent in their on-line store!

The winner of this prize is:

This is a book card - you really should visit the blog and check it out! Love the decoupage too!

Congratulations Clair! I will be in contact with details to collect the prize!

Now, we also have a DT favourite to announce and again the standard was so high it was too difficult to pick only one, so this month there are two! No prize - just honour and glory I am afraid, but I will email through ladies the badge to display if you choose to show blogland your efforts were appreciated!

Love that art deco look

and

Bet her daughter loved this!

Congratulations to you both! We hope you will be back soon for our next challenge - talking of which, what is the September challenge?

Challenge#39: Be Funny


and the TWIST is

to "frame it"

 Sponsored by Susan (me) and the Wood Fellow (hubby!)
The prize is this Spellbinders diecut set


Now I made this card for inspiration, thinking it was quietly amusing, and printed the sentiment off using the computer. I am not happy with it - betcha you could do far better!


I love a good bath - probably why I have a few wrinkles!


I hand drew my bath and occupant, and then paper pieced the bath itself


I wet embossed a line across the bath with SU EP Pool Party, and added a few water splashes as well, using a Versa Mark pen. I glued down some cotton wool for steam over my occupant - to be discreet!


When complete, it looked like it needed something else........


......so I chopped the top off, and created a tag using the SU tag punch.......



.....I thought it could be attached to a gift box of bath salts!

Now, your turn to be amusing!
Enter your piece 



This may explain the anesthetic!




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