Tuesday 27 May 2008

Challenge #36 ~ 'Wings' Introducing SKATTYKATS & With Guest Designer CLAUDIA ROSA

This weeks challenge is 'Wings' and that is the perfect theme to introduce you to Skattykats who have just released their fantastic hand drawn "Stylised Ollies"

These cute & versatile owls can be used for both male & female cards. Sheet size is approx A6 and they are clear polymer stamps which are designed & manufactured right here in the UK. They come with their own carrier sheet, simply peel off required stamp & carefully place on to an acrylic block (purchased seperately) the stamp is self clinging, so no adhesive is needed. See exactly where you wish to stamp, no worrying about positioning!

You can purchase these stamps for an amazing £7.99 at the moment so in effect they are less than £1 per stamp - what a bargain!! ~ Click the Skattykats banner to buy yours

We also have another treat for you ~ the very talented Claudia Rosa is our guest designer for the 'Wings' theme. Here is her fantastic creation followed by a short bio from the lady herself
Hello! My name is Claudia Rosa. I am very excited about the invitation to be a guest designer for Arty Girlz!! I met my Canadian husband while he was working for a car company in Germany. When his contract was over I came back with him to the US. This was 6 years ago. We have two wonderful boys, 2 and 4 years old, who are the blessings in my life. I have been stamping for 4 years. I pretty much paper craft every day at least one hour - that helps me unwind from the day and relax. Visit me at my blog, Pretty Pressings, to see what I’ve been up to.

Katty from Skattykats was kind enough to send myself and Crissi a set of her gorgeous stamps so that we could use them in our examples this week

Here's Crissi's:

Here's Julie's:

'Recycling' Sampler

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the recycling challenge ~ Here is a sampler of some of the entries from challenge #35

As always click on the names to visit the creators blogs

Jane Nilda Kath Myriame

Jo Debby Donna Rosie

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As you hopefully know by now 'Recycling' is an ongoing challenge on Arty Girlz so please think before you throw anything away and if you can 'recycle' please do

Thank you so much to everyone who has displayed the Arty Girlz Recycling Banner on your blog we really appreciate it.

For full details of the Ongoing Recycling Challenge click the Recycling Banner :)

Sunday 25 May 2008

ON-GOING Arty Girlz RECYCLING Challenge!!

Arty Girlz have decided to have an On-going 'Recycling' Challenge and we would love to see all your art work that contains elements of recycling.

You can participate as many times as you like so everytime your creation contains items that you have recycled please leave a comment here with a link to your work so that we can all see what you have created.

We thought this would be a good way of getting together and sharing ideas for recycling and doing our little bit for the environment :)

We would love for you to display the Arty Girlz Recycling Challenge banner on your blog or website
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Beverly Todd is our Guest Designer/featured artist for this ongoing challenge and look at her fabulous creation which she created using a grocery box as the base material

Beverly is a very busy lady and serves on many design teams. She also runs a forum and a shop click HERE to go to her fab Crafty Moments blog :)

So to kick start the challenge here are our Recycled Creations as seen in Challenge #35

Crissi's altered Can: with other recycled elements

Julie's recyled Ice lolly stick & Newspaper

For everyone that has joined in with Recycling Challenge #35 please add the link to your recyled creation here also :)

Tuesday 20 May 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge # 35 ~ 'Recycling'

Thank you to everyone who joined in with last week's challenge. The winner of those gorgeous stamps is Diana Evans ~ Congratulations please contact us with your address :)

This weeks challenge is 'Recycling' as suggested by Beverley

So find something to recycle and show us your creations :)

This is what we did



We're looking forward to seeing your 'recycled' creations :)

Travel/Places Sampler

Here is a sampler for the Travel/Places Challenge ~ as always click on the names to find out who created them :)

Tuesday 13 May 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #34 ~ 'Travel/Places' Sponsored by KATZELKRAFT

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the 3D challenge. The winner of the Bootiful Stampz is Greensleeves ~ Congratulations please let us have your address so we can post your prize to you.

This week's challenge is 'TRAVEL/PLACES' ~ Thank you to Nancy who gave us the idea for this challenge as she suggested Asia/Africa

Katzelkraft are sponsoring this weeks challenge and you could win this fantastic sheet of unmounted rubber stamps

KATZELKRAFT Offer fast international shipping and also have a great range of products for the avid crafter as well as their superb stamps.

We were very lucky and received the same stamps to use in our examples this week. Here are our creations



'3D' Sampler

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the 3D Challenge. Here is a Sampler ~ Click on the names to see who made them :)

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Challenge #33 ~ '3D' Sponsored by BOOTIFUL STAMPZ

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our 'Open Theme' Challenge and I am sorry that there is no sampler of last weeks entries.

The winner of the fabby Laura Ashley prize who has been randomly selected is Jane Carroll Congratulations please let us have your address :)

This week the challenge is '3D' ~ Thank you to Jane who suggested that great theme. Keep the suggestions coming in everyone as Arty Girlz intends to be around for a long time ;)

Our sponsors this week are and you could win this great prize

Here's some info from Sally from Bootiful Stampz:-

I have been selling craft supplies online for a number of years now under Auntysally’s Cards n Craft, which over the years changed to just Aunty’ s Store, but one of my first loves is drawing and at school I wanted to become a cartoonist, I use to doodle for hours and design my own characters and also my own papers, but back then the emphasis was getting a “proper job” as my parents called it! So I went down the clerical route and until I had my son, almost 9 years ago now, worked as a Technical Secretary for a well known house builder, after which I wanted to be a full time mum and after 4 more children that is what I am, as well as running the store I also run Aunty’s forum.

Recently I picked up my pens again and started doodling my characters, my bunny was born a couple of years ago and I had him made into a die, I then decided earlier this year to get him made into a stamp, so far there are 10 Bunny Stampz. So then I needed a name for my stamps so came up with Bootiful Stampz, which is a play on my surname “Booth”. More recently I have designed Maggie, who I love to bits and really enjoy thinking up different designs for her, there are currently 28 Maggie stamps and a further 14 about to be released! My 4 year old daughter decided to call her Maggie after a little friend she had at nursery was called Maggie.

My stamps are all hand-drawn by myself and then manufactured in the UK by Tanda Stamps – they are then sent back to me and each one is packaged up by myself. I really believe in the personal touch and all stamps that are purchased are wrapped up like a little present! I always aim to deliver them as quickly as possible, because I know from experience that when I have purchased something I want it to be delivered really quickly!!

I hope you like my Bootiful Stampz

Sally is offering a 10% Discount off everything in her store including the stamps ~ just put AG10 in the discount code box on checkout of the shop!

We were lucky to receive the same stamps as the prize to use in our examples this week ~ Here's what we did :)