Tuesday 22 February 2011

Alter a shoe box

First of all I'd like to thank everyone who played along with us last week. I'm really glad no one got scared of the theme. I have seen some beautiful cards, in my eyes you all the winner but we got to pick one well the random.org gonna do it.

So the winner is

Number 1

Please get in touch with us if you like to be guest designer

Onto this week challenge. I hope it won't scare you away lol I know I (Ildiko) picked something different but I thought we all got loads of shoe box in our cupboard and I bet you got empty ones too, go on admit it lol Quickly get one out and alter it. No rules well it's got to be a shoe box and it can be any size. If you stuck for idea have a look what the DT came up with
But before I do I got to tell you we got fab sponsor this week with a fab voucher to spend at 

And now before I show you what the DT come up with I have to show you the shoe box altered by a very special Guest Designer, Isn't is gorgeous?

Now crafters we have some serious competition to look forward to cos guess what
 Freya is only 9yrs old!
We were totally stunned with her box and here are some of the comments from the DT when they saw the quality of her work

 Meggymay said...

"Yep it is Fab, can you imagine what she will be making as she gets older, it will be awesome."

Clarky J said...

"Wow freya is one talented gal x"

 Cazro said...
"Wow! i think this very artistic little girl has a craft future ahead of her. it is amazing. Caz"
 georgina said...
"This is so lovely,future queen of crafts methinks, luv Georginaxx"
Thanks Freya - it's awesome!

And here is the DT's inspiration for you


I do hope you like all the inspiration and now I love to see what you can come up with
hugs to you all
DOnt forget to leave a link to The Craft Barn if you want to be in with a chance of winning their gift voucher!

Thursday 17 February 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Sorry we are late posting the winner - no excuses just time flew too fast LOL!
So well done to all of you who played along with the hop which was a tad difficult we know but there can only be one winner although you all got the anagram right with
I luv Craft
So the winner is Suzanne B
Congratulations Suzanne I will drop you an email
(from your answer email)
You do of course win the set of Compos matchbox stamps plus the awesome project that launched the set in Craft Stamper last year designed by our very own Midnight- Crafter.
Well done everyone and thanks for joining in wish there was more to give away! Dont forget the Lovin' Ink Retreat Giveaway details are here

Tuesday 15 February 2011

The Sky's the limit

Seems like we had a little confusion about last weeks challenge so from now on we will have exactly what we expect of you in Bold
Last weeks challenge was for a
TAG with the theme hearts and flowers
So only those that fit into the challenge have been added to this weeks winners draw.
The winner of the
Lovin' Ink blog hop will be announced on Wednesday
So the challenge winner is


please get in touch if you would like to be a guest designer.
Onto this weeks challenge - You can make


this week
But it must fit with the theme of
So Sky must be prominent in your project

Now this has challenged the team and thats what we love here at Try it on Tuesday a challenge! I (Janet) am so proud of this team I cannot tell you - they always produce the most wonderful art and make this such a fun challenge to play with so without further ado here is their fabulous inspiration.


Amazing ladies as always thanks for all your hard work - I know it got the brain cells whirring!
So if you like a challenge then do play along - please add your details to the linky tool - should he play up then do add to the comments as we will always include those entries too.
have fun!

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Hearts and flowers with a Lovin' ink Blog hop!

A whole lot of Luuurrrvvveee out there - Thanks for joining in and sharing with us here in Try it on Tuesday.

Here is last weeks winner who won a fabulous £10 to spend at

Congrats please contact the TT email addy about claiming your prize.
Now we can only apologise about the Linky tool doing a disappearing act - we have been able to access all the entries that were linked and also those who thoughtfully added their cards into comment. they were all counted in this weeks draw.
From this week we have gone back to Inlinkz and have paid subscription to keep this service so fingers crossed this wont happen again. many thanks for bearing with us
Now onto this weeks excitement!

we are having a blog hop all of which involves collecting letters from Lovin' ink shop

where you see the heart which looks like this.

You will need to visit every member of the Try it on Tuesday team to see their tags and also find out where to look for the heart. Leave a comment on their post and once you have visited the last one work out the anagram and come back here to email the TioT email addy with the answer.

So why would you want to do this?

Well the prize for this week comes from Lovin' inks very first set of limited edition stamps - Compos Match box and wait for it..........

The project these stamps were launched with - the gorgeous bug box - the actual one that was in Craft Stamper designed and dreamed up by our fabulous co-founder Michelle or Midnight Crafter . Michelle is quite modest and does not believe anyone would want to win her work however I know it is a gorgeous piece you would love to get your mitts on! Along with that will be a kit including templates, instructions leaves and inks to enable you to make your own version or use them on a card. A great gift for a boy - of any age!

Now the lovely Yvonne has chosen this weeks theme for TAGS which is hearts and flowers -here is a sneaky peek at Yvonnes gorgeous work you will see on the hop.

Do enjoy yourselves and if you would like to play along making a TAG this week we would love you to join in just leave your details with the link tool

So off to the first blog which is


when you've done the rounds and collected your hearts come back here and leave a link below
Have fun
Just want to reassure everyone - Not sure what is happening with the linky but we are including all projects left in the comments in the draw too - this is standard practice as we would hate to leave anyone out when you have worked hard joining our challenge.
x Janet

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Feel The Lurrrvvvveeee

So how was the first month of change for you? Hope you found it easy to follow and fun to play along.

Those altered with wings projects were STUNNING and it is a real shame we dont have a prize for each one of you - So glad Random Org does the picking because it was just toooo hard!

So without further ado here we are with the winner of the Craft Barn Voucher you lucky thing you!

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And that is Tina
Congratulations Tina. Drop us a line on the email address to claim your prize and let us know if you'd like to have a spot as a guest designer.

So on to this weeks theme which is "Feel the lurve" now I know this is a little predictable at this time of the year but please forgive me (Janet) as its coming up to my 25th Wedding Anniversary on yes - the 14th February.

My goodness where all those years have gone I don't know but with all the bumps and scrapes, highs and lows we have got to a magic number.

Now I don't know about you but I'm not that keen on silver stuff so I thought I would focus on Love so shhhh don't tell him here is the card for my OH!

and here is someone else who just celebrated her Anniversary yesterday a bit bigger - 28 years

Wow Tammylee thats amazing!
Tammylee won our week one challenge of this year - shes one talented lady but I will let her do the talking....
My name is Tammylee Newberry, just a little about me. I am a 48 year old that loves life. I have two grown sons Justin and Aaron. I have been married 28 years to my best friend Mike. I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7Th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA club in High school. I design for IDIC, Digi's With Attitude!, Baby Buds and Craft Us Crazy! I am also a Card Stylist for DRS Designs. I have been on Bella Digi Studio, Mygrafico, Crafty Sentiments, Inktegrity, Fairy Knoll ,Stamping Plus Scrap N teams and Digital Two of Tuesday GD. Gotta love making cards, and I love what I do. I was just published in http://www.examiner.com/scrapbooking-and-stamping-in-national/project-runway-iris-folded-dress-contest so that was super exciting! Here is my blog address http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/, I hope you come visit!
Tammy has created a beautiful card for this weeks theme

Thanks so much Tammy and we apologise for adding your creation so late today x

and just to make TioT jump with even more excitement we have a brand new sponsor so please give it up for the fab online shop that is

who are giving the lucky winner of this weeks challenge this

Michelle from One Stop Cards joins us as a guest DT too this week, here's her card

Remember you MUST put a link to the shop to qualify for this weeks prize (visit the shop - its crammed with goodies!)

Our third guest designer (the good things always come in 3s) today is Joan who went wild with the theme and produced this fantastic work of art for us

Amazing isn't it?

As always my team mates have come up with some gorgeous and varied projects to set your creative juices flowing so here they are







Stunning as always folks!

So as we start month 2 I am going to give you the theme for our altered week so you can get thinking an mooching through your stash for ideas - altered art is the teams favourite but it does take longer to prepare so thats why we share the theme early.

So the theme is

"Do something with a shoe box!"