Tuesday 25 March 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #27 ~ 'CHOCOLATE' with Guest Designer Sam Morris & Sponsored by RIBBON MAD

This week's challenge is Sponsored by Ribbon Mad and look at this lovely prize they have sent for one lucky person to win
Ribbon Mad has a huge selection of ribbons, ric racs and braids available to buy by the metre or in one of their coordinated kits. They also stock lots of gorgeous embellishments, stamps and general crafty bits and first class P&P is free on all UK orders over £5 ;)

Not only can you win a prize but also we have the very talented Sam Morris as our Guest Designer this week and she has set you a brilliant challenge.

Here is Sam's Challenge:-

Make something that includes chocolate! Chocolate coloured paper, ribbons, flowers, chocolate smelling embossing powder. A chocolate cake perhaps! The only other condition is that it HAS to include only one other colour (oh ok I'll let you have white too then lol)

Here is Sam's stunning creation followed by a short bio from the lady herself :-

I've been crafting in one form or another since I can remember (ah fond memories of play dough lol) and I come from a pretty crafty family ....someone was always making something (even if it was just me making a mess!) I first got into papercrafts when I made my own wedding invitations almost 4 years ago and since then it's taken over most of my time, the house, the budget....

Thanks Sam for a wonderful challenge ~ Click HERE to go to Sam's Blog

Here's Julie's ~ 8.5" x 11" layout using chocolate and blue colours

Here's Crissi's ~ 12x12 Lo using chocolate and orange colours

Doodling Sampler & Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Doodling challenge ~ The winner who has been randomly selected is Maddie ~ Congratulations please let us have your address :)

Here is a sampler of some of the entries

Creations By: Barbara Hagerty , Sylvia , Claudilue, Stampingbalou

Creations By: Barnie , Lay Hoon, Mucky Pup, Carol

Tuesday 18 March 2008

Challenge #26 ~ 'DOODLING' Sponsored by Doodles and Scraps of Me

This weeks challenge is 'Doodling' which is sponsored by Jane from Doodles and Scraps of Me Blog who has kindly donated this prize:-

So gel pens at the ready ;) You could doodle a border, maybe some dots, doodle the whole creation or use a doodling stamp if you'd prefer....as always the choice is yours :)

Here's what we created:

A Card from Julie:

A Layout by Crissi

'Stars' Sampler & Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the 'Star's Challenge and a big Thank you to Emma Phillips for being a great guest designer :) The winner randomly selected is Carolann ~ Congratulations Carolann please let us have your address so that we can get your prize in the post to you.

Here is a sampler of some of the fantastic 'Stars' creations

Creations by: Deborah, Cynthia, Kirsi, Claudia

Creations by: Lesley, Fabrizio, Susie, Sally

Tuesday 11 March 2008

Challenge # 25~ Stars ~ Sponsored by CROP TIL YOU DROP SHOP

This week's challenge is 'Stars' so you could literally use Star shapes or do a creation based on a film star etc....as always we love to see the different ways that you all interpret our themes.

This challenge is sponsored by who have this fantastic prize up for grabs :)
The prize is a 'Hot Off The Press (HOTP) Personal Shopper Cardmaker's kit and there is oodles of coordinating papers, brads, ribbon and more - this really is a fabby prize.

One lucky person will be selected to receive this kit using a random number generator....to be honest though you can all be winners as this kit and many others are currently being offered at a SALE PRICE so don't delay as I don't think they will be available for long - To see this kit and others click HERE

We also have a wonderful Guest Designer this week ~ Emma Phillips.

Here's Emma's fabulous creation followed by a short bio from the lady herself
'My name's Emma, I'm 33 and live in Staffordshire with my Husband of 5 years Del and our gorgeous children Evie who is coming up 4 and Rowan who is 8 months. I work part-time at my local college so my crafting time is often limited to evenings after the children are in bed. I've been crafting in one way or another since my childhood and I've tried my hand at Fimo, ceramics, watercolour, glass painting, glass engraving, jewellery making and for the last 10 years card making and for the last 5 years scrapbooking and altered art. I find crafting very therapeutic and I love attention to detail..... I'm also a perfectionist which is a real problem sometimes as things often end up in the bin if I don't feel it's going right. I'm really enjoying Blogging, it's lovely visiting other people's blogs and commenting on their fantastic creations, thank you to everyone who visits mine and leaves such lovely comments it's very much appreciated.'

Isn't Emma's creation stunning!! To see more photo's click HERE to go to Emma's blog.
was kind enough to send myself and Crissi the same kit that is being offered as a prize so that we could use it in our examples ~ This is what we created:

Julie (More cards on blog)

'Spring' Sampler

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the Spring Challenge and a special Thank you to Debbie for being a great Guest Designer ~ Here's a Sampler of some of the entries:

Creations by: TerrieB, Ann Whitfield, Sam Morris, Carolann

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Challenge #24 ~ 'SPRING'

This week's challenge is 'Spring' so we are looking forward to seeing your creations whether they are based on the 'Season' or maybe you'll choose to do a spring card or use a spring in a topper or something Altered etc...it's entirely up to you as always, we love to see all the different ways that people interpret our themes.

We have the lovely Debbie as our Guest Designer this week. Here is Debbie's beautiful creation followed by a short Bio from the lady herself ~ You can check out Debbie's blog HERE

Hi, my name is Debbie and I’m a 34-year old craft addict! By day I work in IT Compliance and Security for a Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices company and by night I live in my beautiful home with two gorgeous Chihuahuas. I have been crafting for 8 years now. A lady at work got me into it and took me to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC – and all I could think was – stamping images in black and colouring them in would not look that great – how wrong I was! Once the possibilities became evident to me, it opened up a whole new world in my creativity. What started as making a few cards for friends and family became a big part of my life (and took over an entire room in my house)! I am lucky to be a member of a couple of great forums and then I found blog land. I have learnt more in the past year than I have in the last 7! I also write poetry so that makes card inserts a doddle, and I love to scrapbook and alter things too. I wouldn’t say I have a particular style as such as I love to try new things all the time. But when I find something I love I tend to stick to it for a while before moving on. Arty Girlz is an extremely inspiring challenge blog so I hope you will join in the fun! Happy Creating! Debbie xx

Here's Ours:

An altered frame by Julie

An Altered money box by Crissi

Circle Sampler & Bootiful Stampz Winner

The winner of the Bootiful Stampz randomly selected is Danemi1

Congratulations ~ Please let us have your address :)

We used a 'random number selector' to find our winner and we'll be using this system again so remember you can enter as many creations as you like for our challenges, the more you enter the better chance of winning. (When there's a prize up for grabs)

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the 'Circle' Challenge we love to see your creations

Here's a sampler of some of the entries:-

Creations by: Val Dulac, Chris, Daisy, Jeri

Creations By:- Caz, Gabrielle Madsen, Katharina, Julia