Tuesday 27 March 2012

Easter Theme and watercolour winners

Well folks you certainly wowed us with watercolours and made our first decision for top 5 so hard!
There can only be one, so the overall winner of the One stop card crafts voucher is.............

Number 10

Well done please get in touch to claim your prize and find out more about our Guest spotlight piece.
Now onto the really tricky bit.
Our team have been musing, pondering, nay deliberating over the top five
So after all the votes were in the top 5 creations are
No 11 Ellie

Well done! Please take our new Top five blinkie to add to your blog.

Now its time for a new challenge and with all this gorgeous weather what could give us more inspiration than Easter - a time of new life.
and if you're not into Easter then why not make it Spring

We are sponsored this week by our good friends at The Craft Barn

who have £15 for the winner of this challenge.
The design team have made some gorgeous projects and with such varied talents you need look no further to inspire you.




Are they not just amazing??? So what will you come up with this week

Leave your entry with the Linky below and we'll come and check out your fabulous creations. You never know the TioT team might be inspired enough by your work to feature you in our new Guest Spotlight!
Hope to see you there!

x The TioT Team

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Designer in the spotlight - Evil Edna!

So hope you are ready for our first designer in the spotlight which is one of our newest team members Evil Edna.
Now in order to explain this to my Daughter we have just had to watch Willo the Wisp a few times with the ever so talented Kenneth Williams. I love how EE has taken on the persona so well! so here she is with her favourite Technique!
Name: Evil Edna

How did you start crafting ? : I have developed from making mud pies to staining my fingers green with ink, then hiding them in my pockets. When I am pretending to be professional. I like card making, altered art, digital art, stamping on materials, patchwork and making boxes. I tend to use distress inks which are a favourite product, I like how they blend. I love stampotique stamps like Bat Boy and Prom Queen, they have such character and they print well and evenly. I also LOVE puns and try to have as many as possible on my cards.

Fave project 1 : this is one of my fave cards, the main image is stamped on to a "caught in crystal" acetate piece then attached on to scraps and it all just really work well as a whole.

Fave project 2: I made this recently and love the simplicity of the design (the sun is masked distress inks.)

Fave Technique : masking, it really changes the look of a stamp and makes it more versatile.

Top Tip : it is an oldie but a goldie, put you paper etc on top of a mouse mat and then stamp on to it.

Photo of sample made using your favourite technique : masking and a pun

mask off upwards from legs

stamp pear on top of legs

stamp pun useing letter stamps

colour and mount, then stick on to card

?????Ask Edna?????

Now it's over to you, Edna will be lurking in cyber space all week waiting to hear from you so if you have any questions or need some advice or even just want a natter then leave a comment and Evil Edna will get back to you
So do you have any questions about masking? Or any questions for Edna? we would love to hear from you

x The TIOT team

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Wonders in watercolour

Hello everyone and welcome to our first challenge with our new format. First for some of the new changes in the format.

  • All our Challenges will now be "anything goes" for the medium. As long as you stay within the them you can make a card, altered project, ATC, scrapbook page or tag. Just be sure that your project stays within the theme of the challenge.
  • You may enter your project in multiple challenges but please do limit the total to 5 that would be 1 for ours and 4 others.
  • Please mention and link to our sponsor in your post. They love to see you do that.
  • One luckly winner will be randomly drawn for our sponsor prize.
  • Our Design team will then pick their top 5 entries from the challenge and each will get one of our new blinkies to proudly display. Our Top entry will be asked to join us as a guest designer on a future week Guest designer week posting.
  • And finally the most important thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!

And now that the fine print is taken care of lets get onto this weeks challenge. Our theme for this week is "Wonders of Watercolour" We would like to see all your "Watercolour" techniques.

This week we are being sponsored by our wonderful friends at One Stop Card Crafts. So one lucky winner will receive a gift voucher from them.

Just take a look at the wonderful creations our design team had been busy coming up with......

Aren't they just Fabulous!

Now it's your turn! Just link up your entry below. Our DT cannot wait to see them all.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

New Month - new fun with Try it on Tuesday

Here at Try it on Tuesday we decided to have a little revamp of our formula to keep things fresh, new and exciting.

First off we would like to announce our new Dt members
so huge round of applause for

Cindy, Evil Edna, Gloria, Zandra and Avril

We are thrilled to have such talent join us here at Try it on Tuesday!

So what else is new you ask?

Well' we decided to try a different formula for the challenges - one that helps us find out more about our participants and also about our team so here is the plan.

Week 1 in the month will be our new Guest showcase week.

Our Guests will share some of their favourite crafting projects, what techniques they like best and of course showcase their own blog.

Week 2 will be a challenge week - any project will be eligible if it fits the challenge theme.

Week 3 will be meet the Design team.

Our team will take it in turns to showcase their talents and inspire you with their creativity helping you get to know us all a bit better.

Week 4 Will be another challenge.

As before some months do have 5 weeks in them during the 5th week a member of the team will share a tutorial with you.

Does this sound exciting? -We do hope so. It's very exciting for us. And we still have some more surprises in store so be sure to stay tuned during the next few weeks for more fun changes.

To kick off our first Guest showcase we have the wonderful works of our new design team members and some projects relating to some of their favourite things.

Please do stop by their blogs to find out more.

"The winged skull card is my favourite thing that I have made so far this year, sort of rock meets treasure map." - Evil Edna

"I have made a card for my sister on the basis of my favorite things being Family, Flowers and Flutterbies!" - Cindy

"I love to fussy cut so here is a tag I made with one of my paradise birds." - Zandra

"This is my favorite technique.. digit's. I love how versatile they are....you can resize them anyway you want.... you can also add your own text before you print. I also fussy cute the image out and pop dots to give dimension." - Gloria

"My favourite technique is stamping. This is one of my newer images and I was really looking forward to using it." - Avril

Fabulous don't you think?

Thanks for all your hardwork ladies!

Now for one more bit of business. The random winner from last weeks "Mosaic" Challenge

And the winner is:

Number 8

Congratulations Ellie! Please contact us for your prize.

Next week will be our first challenge of our revamp - we are very excited and hope you will come and join us! We promise is will be fun and fantastic!

The TIOT Team