Saturday, April 30, 2022

May 2022 challenge

 


Our MAY challenge is flying buttresses. Choose a central photo (layout) or die cut (card) and think of a way to have strips  or curves coming out from it.

Here's 2 examples by Paige Evans 




Here's another idea I spotted at Chid Kids Crafty Corner: Hello Kitty | Elaine King | Black Backgrounds (chidkids26.blogspot.com)




One way could be to use those pieces at the bottom of scrapbook paper.

Our prize this month is kindly donated by Mary Bennetts.


Now on to the Design team ideas.  (Our design team ideas might help you further. )

                                                                    JULENE


(Used laces and fine braids for a more formal look)

BARB

DALE

(note how she has used vellum for a more subtle look)

                                                                            LESLIE

                                       
                                            A digi layout this month.

                                                                             BUFFY

TRISH




                                                                                MITZI





Our winner for April was Karen Brierley, with a great use of brackets in 2 different ways. Congratulations! 

So there you have it. An interesting one for you to think about. It might be time to use those ribbons,washi,threads, braids, offcuts string that you have been hoarding.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

April challenge

 


Here's a nice archway for inside a house.

Your challenge this month is to use those brackets that you might have in your stash.

(We all have alpha sets with brackets that we haven't used. Get them out and find an interesting way of using multiples, or those large die cut brackets. )

Some ideas I found




You could use a combination of brackets or many brackets in a design. It's up to you!

Here's our DT ideas.

BARB


TRISH


LESLIE


BUFFY


DALE


JULENE



MITZI


We are sponsored this month by Mystical Scrapbooks. Thank you Donna for your continued support.

Mystical Scrapbooks | 




Our winner for March was Debra Beer

Thank you all for following us and your continued support, we appreciate it.

Happy Easter to everyone.

Monday, February 28, 2022

March 2022 challenge

 


La lujosa arquitectura de Casa Vicens de Gaudí,

Don't ask me to translate that I don't speak Spanish. LOL

This is the picture for this month and we want you to use Scallops and texture.

We are proudly sponsored by Artstacks. Thank you Heather for your kindness.


Remember you can make a layout,card,tag, ATC or canvas to enter this challenge.
Link up entries here 

(2) Facebook

Here are some ideas from our Design Team to get you thinking.

TRISH




DALE


BUFFY


LESLIE

BARB



                                                                           MITZI


                                                                        JULENE






With all those different ideas I'm sure you can think of something wonderful! We are looking forward to seeing your creations. 

Our winner for February is Karen Guy

Monday, January 31, 2022

February Challenge

 


Here's our picture for this month. It is from a building in Chicago,USA called the Belle Shore apartment block. Very much Art Deco.


Your challenge this month is to include both squares and roses.

Here's a card to get you started that I found on Pinterest.


We are kindly sponsored this month by Sharon Bishop. She has put together a suitable pack


Here's the link to upload your creation
(7) Facebook


Now our Design Team have outdone themselves again with this challenge.

                                                                        MITZI

Pen and ink drawing done by my mom when she was in high school. I cut out a picture of her at that time. I cut this out of a larger piece of paper which had been discolored and damaged. You can still see some of the damage on the cut out pieces if you look closely. I kept her signature intact at the bottom. There are subtle squares in the green background paper.

                                                                   DALE

Batik. Background pp has roses and small white Kaisercraft roses too.

                                                                  LESLIE

 My squares are stamped in the corners 😊 This Scripture is a lot to live up to, but a worthy goal .

                                                                              BARB


 

                                                                       BUFFY


                                                                      JULENE


and


TRISH





Well that's it for another month. We look forward to seeing your productions.

Our winner for January was  Theresa Kemp


Friday, December 31, 2021

January 2022 Challenge


 For our JANUARY CHALLENGE I've chosen an elegant long hallway from Elle Design.

Can you imagine living there? Wouldn't it be lovely?

Your criteria this month is to use SILVER AND GOLD.

Here's a chance to whip out those metallic elements you've been saving and if you are like me, slightly frightened to use. 

Maybe there's a special occasion coming up you need a card for or maybe you have wedding photos that need to be scrapped. 

I've seen silver and gold corrugated cardstock and shiny papers out there in stores.

Here's the link to enter on Facebook. Facebook


Our ladies have put their thinking caps on and come up with some good ideas.

                                                                 BUFFY


                                                                    DALE


                                                                         TRISH




                                                                    JULENE


                                                                           BARB



                                                                           LESLIE

                                                                 (Currently unavailable)



                                                                              MITZI




Our winner for December is Heather Bensley