Tuesday 25 October 2011

Altered Art Week

We really hope you all enjoyed playing along in last weeks "Taking to the Skies" Challenge.

We really enjoyed viewing them all and appreciate all the entries. Lots of creative works out there that's for sure. Unfortunately we can pick only one winner and this weeks randomly chosen winner is:

Number 15

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

Once again they are giving one very lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in the shop. So someone is going to have fun shopping! It may be you!

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

Now onto this weeks theme and it is "Fabric". We want to see all those wonderful altered creations incorporating fabric or fabric themed items. It could be as simple as a piece of material or maybe even a fabric texture. It's your choice and only limited by your creativity so have fun with it.

As an added surprise this week we have a very special little Guest Designer "TJ" an eight year old Creative genius. Tj has joined us in previous challenges and wowed us with her wonderful works of art. TJ decided to join is for the Altered Art week and already had a project in mind and here is the outcome!

and if you do not believe she did it herself here is the proof.

Isn't she great! Now for more on her bag and TJ you can visit her link on her Mums blog here.

Now onto the rest of the Design teams inspiration for the week.


Aren't they all so wonderful! Now its your turn just link up your project and show us what you have altered. Don'y forget to be eligible for the prize draw you must add a link to our Sponsor The Craft Barn in your post.Happy creating!

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Taking to the Skies

Such fab peace and tranquility tags last week folks - hope you are all chilled and raring for another challenge. Firstly lets pick a winner - Thanks goodness random org does that job

Congrats to

Number 8

Well done please email us at the email addy about a guest spot.

So onto this weeks theme which has been interpreted in amazingly different ways

"Taking to the skies"

as its week 3 its also whatever you like week so go with the flow and do whatever you wish to create with a taking to the skies theme.

Here are some projects from the team - as always wildly different but always amazing.

I was thinking outside of the box with this mini book
This is the front

1st page

Last page



A diverse interpretation don't you think? hope they make you eager to join us!
As always leave your pic in the linky
Can't wait to see what you come up with - any other ideas out there?????

Hope you are having a good week so far

Love from all at TioT

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Tag - Peace and Tranquility

Thanks everyone for the wonderful minimal cards last week no wonder they are right on trend its a super style.

So our winner of the One stop cards and gifts voucher is

Number 30

well done please get in touch at the try it on Tuesday email address.

So onto this week and as its the second week of the month its TAG week!

This week our theme is Peace and Tranquility

So here are the teams inspiration this week.



Wonderful are they not?

Are you super chilled now?

It's a bit of a challenge this week but don't forget, we can find peace and tranquility in all sorts of places, some find it in their children, some in a book, some in meditation, and one of my crafty friends finds real peace on her motorbike! get that!!

So think about where you find peace and let us know about it on a tag.

I can't wait to see your ideas this week!

As always leave a link so we can pop over and have a look

And here's wishing you tranquility and peace for the coming week

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Make it Minimal!

Hi All

Looks like we scared you off last week with the alter it challenge. That's a shame as there was a fabulous £15 prize from our lovely sponsors at
and the winner of the fabby prize is

Number 1

Congratulations Nicky please contact us to claim your prize and let us know if you'd like a spot as a guest designer.

A nice and easy one this week (maybe) as we would like you to make it Minimal
and as a little encouragement we have another lovely sponsor this week

The prize

What could be better?
Dont forget to mention and link them in your post to be in with a chance of winning
And now for a little inspiration from my wonderfully talented teamies








The weather's taken a turn for the worst so maybe these dark nights are just what we need to encourage us to creep into out craft space to play indoors!
Have fun!

x Michelle