Sunday, 26 August 2012

Challenge 33 - Earth, Wind and Fire

This week we chose a novel theme of Earth, Wind and Fire.  This doesn't have to literally show the three, we want to see your interpretation of them.  Earth is really anything nature, wind can be clouds or movement, fire can be the colours of fire or a flame etc.  Your project however, MUST CONTAIN AN ELEMENT OF ALL THREE to be valid for the random draw.

I set the DT their task and they, as always, came up with better than ever inspirational items.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Challenge 32 Winner

Our randomly selected winner this week is entry number 6 - Mags.

Congratulations Mags. Your winning entry will be posted on our Wall Of Fame.

Please email me within the next 7 days to claim your prize:

Thank you to everyone for entering, we hope to see you all back for our next challenge on Sunday at 8.00 am.

Enjoy your extended weekend if you are in the UK.

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Challenge 32 - Add Decoupage

Decoupage is still a very popular and traditional craft form, although with the advance of technology it's method and application style is almost endless as our DT projects show.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Challenge 31 Winner

This weeks winner is entry number 4 - Zoe Russell.

Congratulations Zoe, you winning entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Please contact me by email at within the next 7 days to claim your £10 Sofft Tools prize courtesy of Mountain Ash Crafts

A massive thank you to all the team at Mountain Ash Crafts.

Please join us on Sunday at 8.00 a.m for our next challenge.

Enjoy your weekend.

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Challenge 31 - Create A Scene

This week for our Create A Scene, we are pleased to welcome Mountain Ash Crafts as both our guest designer and also this weeks challenge sponsor.  We regularly visit Mountain Ash Crafts in it's beautiful setting just outside Dudley, where the workshops and demonstrations are increasingly popular.  It's a wonderful place to visit, you always receive a warm welcome with a smile and there are always staff on hand to answer any questions.

This weeks GDT spot was created by Jules (who also makes great coffee!)

Jules Recipe

The stamp used is the Inkylicious The Coppice stamp

PanPastel's used were

Ultra marine blue
Bright yellow green
Titanium white

Versamark watermark ink pad
Small die cut circle
8x8 Card stock
Sequin waste
Blue/green card from stash
Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine


Decide on the contours of your scene and apply the Pan Pastels working from dark in the foreground to lighter in the distance with blue to represent the sky.

Stamp the trees in groups – Make the distant trees a little lighter by blotting ink from the stamp onto scrap paper. Don’t be afraid to overstamp some of the trees, particularly in the background to give them greater depth.  

Our design team have been working away as always to produce these brilliant inspirational items.  Thanks ladies, you never fail to come up with the goods.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Challenge 30 Winner

The random draw has been made for our challenge 30 theme....and the winner is entry number 16 - Alethea.

Congratulations Alethea, your winning entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Please email me within the next 7 days to claim your prize at

Thank you to all our entrants, and a special thank you to Birgit for her wonderful features, and not forgetting our regular design team members who always create such amazing work.

Sunday 12th August, we have Mountain Ash Crafts as our guest designers and also our sponsor, so don't miss that one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and if your in or around Worcester on Sunday, pop along to the Perdiswell Leisure Centre and visit the Daisy's Jewels and Crafts stand to see PanPastel and Sofft tools being demonstrated.  We will answer any of your questions and also give you some useful hints and tips.

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Challenge 30 - Summer Fun

At last, we've had some summer weather in the last couple of weeks, and yes some rain as well, but that IS summer here in the UK.  Thankfully the Olympics aren't being affected by the odd shower.

So, as it's summer, and summer is associated with fun, this weeks theme is Summer Fun.  This theme is open to your interpretation, it's fun to see butterflies, birds and wild animals and flowers showing their best features.  It can relate to holiday fun, garden fun etc.  Show us what your ideas are.

This week, we are pleased to welcome a very talented guest designer Birgit Koopsen from the Netherlands.

Below are a few images of Birgits excellent work.  To see more pictures and her fully descriptive recipe's, visit our new Special Features page where Birgits full contribution to this weeks GDT is featured.  Featured are a Journal Page, a Canvas and a Card so there is plenty to inspire us all.

Our regular DT ladies have also been busy adding their unending talents to this weeks theme.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Challenge 29 Winner

The winner of our Challenge 29 is entry number 11 - Marian.

Congraulations Marian.  Please email me with your details within the next 7 days to claim your prize
Your winning entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Thank you to everyone who entered, unfortunately again one or two did not meet the entry criteria so had to be deleted prior to the draw.

We hope everyone will join us again on Sunday however when we have a fresh new challenge and also a superb guest designer who will also have a full recipe list on our new Special Features page.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Blog Administrator