Tuesday 27 September 2011

Alter it - Childhood book

Hello again!

We really hope you all enjoyed playing along in last weeks "Wonderful World" Challenge. We really enjoyed hopping around viewing them all. Such Fabulous creations out there, but as always there can only be one winner so congratulations to...

Number 45

Please contact the TioT email address about a Guest spot.

This week is altered week which is so generously sponsored by our good friends over at The Craft Barn . Once again they are giving one very lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in the shop. How fab is that!

Remember though, to be entered into the prize draw you must add a link to "The craft Barn" in your blog post!

So, Now onto this weeks theme. Did you have a favorite story growing up? Did you listen to Tales of monsters in the wood or sweet fairy tales of princess Happily Ever afters? What every your favorite stories as a child we would like you to use them to help inspire your next project. You can alter the actual book or create a altered piece of art representative of something from the story or how about a piece with an "altered ending to your story?" You are only limited by your imagination.

Now this week we also have a treat for you as we are welcoming the very talented Ellie to join us as a guest Designer from Holland this week. Ellie has created a wonderful picture frame using an actual Hard covered child hood book and used it to house a lovely picture of her daughter at a very young age. To find out more about Ellie and her project please visit her blog link below.

Isn't that just a wonderful piece of art! And now for some more wonderfully inspiring pieces we turn to the rest of the Design Team!

My childhood book is Charlotte's web

Childhood book used for inspiration is by Peter Pan
My inspiration came from Alice in Wonderland.

Winnie the Pooh

Inspired by Beatrix PotterAppley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

Inspired by Treasure Island

Aren't they all such a talented group! I hope they have inspired you now to go and get out those old books and stories and have a go at creating something wonderful! We cannot wait to see it!

Now its your turn....please link up your projects below and don't forget to include a link to the Craft Barn in your post so you can be eligible for the prize draw.

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Anything goes - Louis Armstrong, Wonderful World

Wonderful tags last week folks thanks for playing along with us. the winner this week is

Number 6

Please get in touch via the email address about a guest spot.

Having spent the weekend in the company of wonderful people I just had to play this on the way home, especially as we have chosen it as the theme for this week. What a wonderful world

This song is so inspiring, it never fails to make me appreciate how wonderful life is so what brightens your day, warms your heart, makes you glad to be alive Let us know in your post why you have chosen what you have done.
The team all have a different slant on the theme so here is their inspiration. if you would like to know more just click their name to visit their blog.

Amazing job folks x

Hope you all experience the wonder of the world this week
Much Love

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Tag week - dig out the old!

Hello all - what a fab week Monochrome was - such variations were amazing to see. Onto the winner who wins the voucher from One stop card crafts

Number 62

Well done! please contact our email address about a guest design spot.

Onto this weeks challenge and we have 2 wonderful guests joining us this week! The theme is to use a stamp you have had a long time but maybe never have used. Im sure there is something hiding that is begging to be played with so drag it out, dust it off and get stamping. Here is the design teams long forgotten stamps which I am sure will now come out of hiding and be played with tons more! First our fabulous guests.

Starting it off is the Lovely Jane who was the winner of our Steampunk challenge.....

and our next guest designer is Emma(AKA The Sparkly Fairy) who won our Tree Tag Challenge.


And now on to the rest of the team....






Some wonderful tags are there not?

I've often been asked what I do with my tags as people are never quite sure what to do with them once you have made them so here's a little tip........

Whenever I make a tag, I make a card to go with it then I put my tag on the wall with blue tack so I can look at it for a while and when I use the card I put the tag either on the envelope or on a present to go with the card. That way I dont have a glut of tags around the house and the cards look very special when given as a gift!

So have you a reason for making tags now?
Hope so and hope you feel like joining in the challenge this week

Here's the linky

Tuesday 6 September 2011


Hi All
Ready for this week's challenge?
Don't know how we are going to top the Mega Hop that brought you to our doorstep over the weekend but here goes.....

But before we set off we have to choose a winner of the £15 voucher
from last weeks alter it challenge sponsored by The Craft Barn
and the winner is

Number 25

Now when I was putting the numbers into Mr Linky I really wanted number 2 to win and I know that's cheating but take a look at this

This was altererd by an amazingly talented artist
And she is only 7 years old!!!
We just have to have her as a guest designer too so please both of you get in touch so we can sort out the nitty gritty!

So for this weeks challenge we are going back to the era of the black and white telly, when we only heard 'posh' voices on the 'transistor' and when High Def could only refer to a very deaf person!!

It's CARD WEEK and
Yep! we're going Monochrome!
Strictly speaking of course, monochrome isn't just black and white but something which has shades of one colour only ...........is white a shade of black ...............I wonder?????
Our card week as always is sponsored by our good friend Shelley at One stop card crafts

A brilliant prize!
We also have a Guest designer too Check out more about Sue on the sidebar and here at her blog

Not sure why Sues picture has turned out small though so do go to her blog for more details
Thanks for joining the team Sue x

Here is some more inspiration




So there you are
wonderful work from the team

Before I sign off though I do want to say a
to all of you who tried it last Tuesday. Record entries on the Alter it Challenge, a joy to see all those wonderful projects

Hope you'll join us again this week

Saturday 3 September 2011

A massive birthday celebration

Welcome to a very exciting blog hop in Celebration of 10 years of Art from the Heart!

Lots of exciting things at Art from the Heart next weekend where the big birthday bash is happening. Want to know more then do click here

So in Celebration we are having 5 birthday blog hops.
You should have reached this blog from Liz and are on the 7 Gypsies hop

here is my project

I used
7 Gypsies Notting hill clear stamps, adirondack inks, archival black ink 7 Gypsies paper and glossy accents
Before you move on - you will need to collect a letter from me which is A
This is part of an anagram of a 7 Gypsies product
Once you get back to Dys blog please email your answer to Ben.

So after leaving me a comment you need to move on to
Have fun hopping!