Thursday, 22 September 2011

Challenge 50 *Sponsored by Altered Expression* - Vintage

This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Altered Expression, a lovely shop full of gorgeous collage sheets, perfect for use in your cards, scrapbook pages or altered art and ATC's. Pop over and take a look at their website here! This week Altered Expression will be giving gift certificates to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, so don't miss out! (There is $20 up for grabs for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place)

This weeks theme is Vintage, and here is all the gorgeous inspiration from my Design Team...


Image by Altered Expression  and elements from the Oz cd by Sarah Hurley.


Claire C

I cut 2 tags using my Sizzix Machine and used different Embossing folders to add texture, I added some ribbon and bling and some ink with the fantastic images from Altered Expression

I used papers from the Oz CD by Sarah and The Nursery images from the sponsor to make this multi-fold card, that folds out to show 3 rhymes on each panel inside the card. 



Box of 4 notelets

I used papers and elements from the Wonderland cd and combined them with the lovely Alice In Wonderland images from Altered Expression, to make a tag and decorative bottle.

Made a little card highlighting the image with glitter and gloss

I printed the Nursery Rhymes images onto canvas and matched them with Sarah's Teal Ink Spray, some cardboard, bling, flowers, vintage music paper to create:

To submit your project before the 2nd October, please click on the link below. Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing all your fab entries!

Sarah x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Challenge 49 - Winners!!!!

Thank you all for taking part in the recycling challenge :) Some amazing cards and altered items!!

The winners are....

1.Debbie - Beautiful! :)
2.Carissa - Love that flower!! :)
3. Pinky - love those colours!!!

Special shout out to everyone else - just brilliant recycling!!! :)

Can i just ask that you read the T&C's before entering - there are so many stunning entries that don't qualify for prizes!!!!

Please e-mail Sarah here for your blog badge and prizes!

Stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow!!

Nat xox

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Challenge 49 - Can you recycle?

Hi ladies. It's Natalie here with a challenge for ya!! It's my first challenge as part of the DT and i really hope it stretches your imagination and makes you craft out of your comfort zone!!
I recycle "stuff" for scrapbooking...who doesn't....I have a special box for all the bits and bobs that i can reuse or that I find and i think "oooooh that tag from my jeans would look amazing with those Sarah Hurley Papers".... ;)

Anyways, what i'd like you to recycle something.....use it for crafting. It can be anything you can think of - recycle an old tin, jar or box. Use up your scraps! Use cardboard or bubblewrap...or some old string....anything that you can think of use it up....old sequins, clothes (??!!) go on have a try :)

Here is what i made using lots of Sarah's Ink Sprays, paint, cardboard, bubblewrap, ripped up paper, and a recycled bulldog clip and safety pin. Please excuse the photo, my canon has died for the time being and i have used my iphone.

Have a look see what the rest of the fabulous DT created:

Here I've used an old jar top with the rainbow backing paper from the Oz collection and the owl from the Woodland Whimsies stamp set. I put some magnetic tape on the back and turned it into a fridge magnet.

I used an old chocolate box, covered it in pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book & used the images from Sarah's Wonderland CD

Simply gorgeous Claire!!


I used an old papermill cardboard box for tags and matting and layering. String is from a package I received ages ago, lace and button from charity shop,mesh is actual plasterers tape, had work done in my house a few weeks back.Papers,image ( mad hatter was cut from a scene image) and ticket sentiment from the WONDERLAND cd. Flowers and pin are from my stash and everything was then distressed using my Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.

It's gorgeous - i love how it turned out Clare!!! :)

no 2

Everything you see is from bits and bobs that didn't make it on my cards on my blog, I keep everything!! I recycled the string and kraft is from an old papermill box. Owl and cloud stamps are Sarah's, love em!!.


Here, I've used an old kitchen towel roll, cut down to size, then glued onto a base, die cut from old cardboard packaging using the Tim Holtz Baroque Alterations Die. I then painted the whole thing with black acrylic paint. The paper rosettes and small flowers, are made using some of Sarah's papers from the Wonderland CD and then adhered onto the sticks that you find in cafes, to stir your coffee with! I finally die cut the wings from mirri card and the letters, numbers and bats, from scraps of glossy black card.

Amazing Emma!!!

Have fun creating and don't forget to link up by the 18th September!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Challenge 48 - Winners!

Thank you to everyone that entered (some really fantastic projects and I loved looking through them all!) and of course a big thank you to our lovely sponsor 'My Mum's Craft Shop'

The winners are....

1. SallyB
2. Carissa 

Please e-mail me here for your blog badge and prizes!

A fun new challenge will be up tomorrow!

Sarah x