Tuesday 24 April 2012

Anything goes with a twist..........

Hello Try it on Tuesday Followers - great to see you here today we had fun with this challenge set by our team mate Ildiko but before I tell you all about it lets find out who won Pampered pets week and the £10 voucher for One stop card crafts
Our voucher winner was selected at random and just happens to be...........

No 14
well done Kerry please contact us to claim your prize.
Now we are loving being able to choose a top 5 but boy you make our decision tough but after much hair pulling and finger nail biting here are the Top 5 to collect the blinkie this time
Gorgeous creations do snag the blinkie and wear with pride.

So what's this week all about then?
Firstly we are sponsored by our good friends at
The Craft Barn
Altered Art week sponsor
which sort of led to Ildiko,s idea
Our challenge is to use something sold at The Craft Barn - easy enough with such an amazing shop with choice galore but the twist is you must add a link to the item in the shop in your post.
So create anything you like and with such amazing stash to choose from you will be not short of ideas. To be in with a chance of winning the Craft Barn £15 voucher you must link to the item you have used in the online shop just as our team have here.
So without further ado here is the Teams creations.

I used Gorjuss Stamp, Martha Stewart punch, twine, stickles, glossy accents and Frayed Burlap distress ink.

Craftwork cards card base and sentiment
Gorjuss Stamp
Distress inks
Copics and promarkers
Cuttlebug with spellbinder Classic circle/Classic Scalloped cirle dies.
Marianne Chinbese Rose di4
Bakers twine
Rangers stickles

Items used: Clear
Ranger UTEE on the image

Spellbinders Nestabilities Label

Items used

American crafts letters.
Karen foster and Bobunny pattern paper

Fabulous sample are they not?
Hope you have time to play along with us - you've got to be in it to win it!

x The TioT Team

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Designer in the spotlight

Clarky J's Play Space

Janet Clarke
My Blogs are

How did you start crafting? 
Like many crafters I began crafting when I was small with a Mum and Grandma who could knit and sew encouraging me to have a go.  When pregnant with my first child I had to have lots of rest so I knitted my way through the pregnancy making baby coats, cardigans, hats etc and continued when the children were small.  I moved onto cross stitch then when my eldest was approaching 18  decided to have a go at Scrapbooking.  I got a kit from QVC and although enjoyed the scrapbooking did not enjoy using stickers and bought embelishments. I looked around for a scrapbook class and found Art from the Heart in Harrogate.  I remember ringing Ben to find out more and Dy was at CHA so he didn't know the actually project so told me to ring back the day before the crop.  When I did he told me we were using paint.  My heart sank I just knew it would not be my thing but I went along with my Mum and fell in love with Dys passion for Ranger products. A short time later one of the crops was to make a mini book and we used Dys dotty flower to emboss with.  That was it I was hooked and there began my addiction for stamping.I continued to grow in confidence under Dys tuition and my collection of Ranger products grew. When Dy moved into art journalling and stopped holding the scrapbook crops she knew how disappointed I was not to continue my scrapbooking journey so she encouraged me to start my own group in Skipton. This has now been going nearly 6 years and is still as popular although we have diversified from only scrapbooking. My love of stamping has continued and I have met many wonderfully talented crafters who give me inspiration both in person and on the internet.  I still love to visit Dys for classes - she has been a massive influence on my crafting journey and her shop is a treasure trove for the stamper and altered artist.
Favourite project 1
This is up in my sitting room and is a favourite piece from an Art from the Heart class.
It combines my love of scrapbooking with gorgeous papers, altered art and Dys stitching. Notice the paint too!

Fave project 2 
This is another favourite which again is based around scrapbooking and paint. This was made as a gift for my SIL.  I love seeing it hanging up when we visit their home - it was fun to make and uses Blonde Moments papers which I have always loved.
What is your favourite Technique ?

I love layered stamping. I never thought I would get the hang of it but a Craft Stamper article by Liesbeth Fiddor really helped my on the way.  You can see my original post here  but here is a few pics of projects I have loved using the technique on.

Top Tip : start with light colours and work up to the darker ones. I always hear Dy telling me the background should be just that - in the background.

Hope you enjoy having a look around my things and If you have any questions please leave me a message here and I will happily answer them if I can.
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Pampered Pets

Hello all! Were our guest designers great or what! Thanks girls for your wonderful projects. First we have some pressing business, Our top 5 and the winner of the last challenge. drum roll please....

Our top 5 are
No 5 Joan
No 52 Lorianna
No 6 Kathy
No23 Kate
No 31 Caro

Please do take our blinkie from the sidebar.
and now onto the winner One Stop Card Crafts voucher is:
Please email us with your info.

Now onto our next challenge here at Try it on Tuesday. This weeks theme is "Pampered Pets". So that means we want to see all your Pet related projects. This week we are being sponsored by our friends at One stop card Crafts

Card week sponsor

And here is some great inspirations from the team to get you started.




Aren't they great!

Now please do join us and leave a link to your project! We cannot wait to see them.

Tuesday 3 April 2012

A new Guest showcase.

Hello all! Welcome to another week here at Try it on Tuesday. Such wonderful creations your showed us for Spring and Easter. We will be back next week with our top picks. Boy is it going to be hard to choose! But while you are waiting we have another wonderful Guest showcase for you. This week we have 3 very talented artists here with some of their favourite things. They cannot wait to meet you, So please do take a pop over to their blog and say hello!
So, without Further ado here they are....


Hello, My name is Sarah Cooper, I am 36 living inOttawa, Ontario, Canada .
I am a Mom to 4 boys’ ages 14 down to 7 years old. Remarried and recently celebrated 1 year of marriage to my High School Sweetheart, we reconnected again a few years ago. Often I will refer to myself as having A.D.A.D. (Attention Deficit Art Disorder) because I’m always up to something Art-sy... and have ADD too ;O)
I’ve been 'labeled' a Mixed Media Artist because if there is some way to craft it... I will: Reduce, Reuse and Redecorate is my personal mantra. Been creative my whole life, don’t think I could put a ‘date’ on when I started making 'Art'. If my Mom is right it would have been on the wall about the same time she gave me my first solid foods. My hobbies include all things Art-sy, Steampunk, Celtic, Reading, Gardening and Canning.

Here is my project to show you....

A lot of my favorite things are wrapped up in 'Steampunk', so that's the theme I went with. Started with a frame I pick-ed up free during a FreeCycle Give-Away Weekend. It was already painted silver, worn and battered: good start!

Used several rub-ons (balloon, typewriter and clock) and a few stamps (goggles, bee, #'s and STEAMPUNK). Then layered on the stuff...
Victorian boots, key and keyhole, flowers, gears, stamps and bling...
These are a few of my favorite things! (sing it with me...)

Stamps from Stampin' Up and Rubber Cafe.
Ink is StazOn.
Key from 7 Gypsies.
Key hole and stamp stickers from KeepSake Craft.
Bling and Flowers from Prima.
Die cuts from BoBunny and Graphic 45.
Rubs on from Studio Calico and Reflections.
Boot sticker from Heartwarming Vintage.
Gear Punch from Stampin' Up!

Please come visit me at my blog Keepsake crafts


My name is Chrizette and I live in the beautiful South Africa. There are so many rustic places to explore in our country and we do often - just love camping. I am married to my first love and we have been together for 15 years. We have two little Jack Russell terriers that are our children (spoiled rotten!).

I have a few hobbies including beading and reading (I also review books in my spare time). But recently I have discovered paper crafting which I adore! I am having so much fun and I just love how much I am able to learn online. The online crafting community are so friendly and sharing.

My favourite area of card making, is the colouring of images with my Promarkers. I am enjoying this learning stage.

Here is one of my cards....

For this card, I used an image from Lily of the Valley. She is coloured in oranges (which was fun as it is not a colour I use often). There are also loads of flowers and a few little pearls for bling :)

Please come and visit me at Celestial Things



Hello, I am a college lecturer in India, currently living with my husband and two kids in London. I am passionate about quilling which I learned some four years ago. I love all kinds of papercrafts from stamping, scrapbooking, to making boxes, but Quilling remains my first love. Here are some of my favourite projects. (Quilling of course). You can visit me at my blog here.

A Baby Card

Birthday Card
Dream card

Aren't they wonderful! and all so different too. Please do pop over to their blogs and say hello!

Have a wonderful week!

The TIOT gang.