Saturday 30 January 2010

Paper piecing - 15

Morning! Now I know this might seem a strange time to be doing this.... believe me in my world its exceptionally normal! I'm a night owl of the first order. Just don't mention mornings to me, that's the ones where it involves getting up early.... ~shudders~

Well enough of my ramblings, unless you want me to carry on? I could probably give you a couple of hours? You sure?....really?

Oh OK then.

Well first of all a MAHOOSIVE thank you to all who played last week - the DT girls and me are thrilled you all came to join us. So anyway the Random Picky Thing almost bust a gasket when I threw all the details in, he did his best and whined and gurgled and he picked Caro Well done! If you email me your details I can send you your prize.

This week we're sponsored by the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die For - (I'll take a pic tomorrow in the light) Tracy has everything you need and also all the things you didn't know you needed but had to have. It all comes super quick and you always get a little present too. How fab is that craft goodies which of course are vital supplies in my book AND a present. I mean can that be bad? Go and check you'll see what I mean. I've done it again... rambled....

So this is the prize.....

Some super Flutterby Sentiments from Craftwork Cards and a Greeting Farm stamp! Fab huh?

Well this weeks challenge (hope you're awake still) I asked the girls to do some paper piecing! Now there's a couple of ways you can do this. One way is where you create a scene or design from different papers which you piece together or stamp your image and then again on patterned paper and cut the different bits out and piece them onto your image. Confused? Check out the DT blogs they'll explain it much better than me!

So wow aren't they just super-duper?

So we'd love to see your paper piecing creations too! Its a really good way of using up all those small pieces of paper we, ok me, saves for ages!

Please use Mr Linky and link to your entry not your blog or by email at

Friday 22 January 2010


Hello I hope you aren't sinking under all the rain! I think its better than the snow though, but only just.

So a big thank you to everyone who came to play last week. I really enjoyed having a pop round your blogs to see what you'd made. I think its fab how everyone interprets the challenge.

So onto the winner, RPT has been fired up and he's picked Lilypuss If you email me your address I'll pop your prize in the post.

So the challenge I gave the girls this week was for some dimension on your work. Now this can be however you want to add some to your work. Once again we have a prize donated by Die Cut Dreams

As always the girls cards are just fab!

So without further ado....

So there you go - super huh?

So we'd like to see how you add dimension to your work. Enter via Mr Linky with a link to your entry please or email to

Saturday 16 January 2010

All in one! Challenge 13

Its thawing! Did you hear me? Its thawing! At last the snow is going - hooray!!! Do you think I'm pleased? Just need the 5" of solid ice on our road to thaw too.

So enough of the weather you say ;)) Thank you to everyone who entered last week. There were some GORJUSS cards to look at. So I cranked up the Random Picky Thing and he picked Sandra! I loved that image you used.

So onto this weeks challenge. Our DT teamie Sarah came up the the theme of monotone - as in one colour of your choice. See how kind I am I let you choose your own colour!

This week we're sponsored by Jill from The Hobby House (A super shop which has everything you could wish for and then some!) Now if I was one of these clever sorts I'd take a photo of them and make them look even more lovely..... however I'm not! Trust me they are lush! So much so I had to buy some for myself. The good thing about them (apart from them being lush) is that they are clear so you can colour them to match your work. A quick lick of a Copic or a Sharpie and your're away.

Right enough waffle... here's what the DT have made.

So there you go! Aren't they fab? I think it really shows just what you can do with shades of one colour.

So remember we've those super brads up for grabs.

Please enter via Mr Linky and link to your entry and not your blog.

As always non bloggers can email

Saturday 9 January 2010

Challenge 12 - its a sketch

Well Hi there! Welcome to our new challenge day of Saturdays! Just in case you wondered where we were.

So hands up if you're sick of the snow - yes you can put both hands up if you're really sick of it! I've put mine up twice in fact! We've around 8" - 10" on my drive. I know I shovelled if off yesterday and then it snowed again!

So enough of my whinging, though if you like it I could do you 1,000 words on what I don't like about snow.... no? OK!

Onto the important stuff - last weeks winner. We enjoyed looking at all your lovely thank you cards. Super work and lots of ideas to pinch, er I mean inspire us! Well me anyway. So the Random Picky Thing picjed Angela If you email me yuor details at the Gorjuss email I'll sort you out your prize - the super voucher to spend at Joanna Sheens.

Right so this week I gave the girls a sketch - as always they's come up trumps. You may rotate the sketch if you wish. So here's the sketch

And here is what the girls have done with it.

So wow aren't they super? I think the girls have made a simple little skecth look much better than I ever thought it could. Its fine to add a few flowers or gems - I always want to tweak a little too. Can't beat a good tweak I say ;))

So please enter via Mr Linky (he's had a smack after last week). Link to your card and not your blog or email at

Saturday 2 January 2010

Thank you! - Challenge 11

Happy New Year!

Now will someone please tell me what day it is? I'm so confused! All these holidays, not that I'm complaining! Just don't ask me about the snow though - grrrr!

So who was the winner of our last challenge? Well RPT picked Cathy! Well done your tag was really pretty.

So what did I ask the girls to do this week? Well we thought how lovely it had been for all of you who came and played with us and decided we'd make you all a thank you card! In a blogging sort of way!

So this week we'd like to see a thank you card from you! This week our challenge has kindly been sponsored by the wonderful Joanna Sheen.

Joanna has kindly donated a £10 voucher! Wow how good is that? Joanna has all the latest must haves in her shop too. Remember its no p and p either! And the delivery is always super quick.

The DT ladies have once again made some beauties - one of them even contains a bar of chocolate, how clever is that?

So aren't they super?

Remember you don't need a Gorjuss Girl to play but if you do you get a double entry to the draw. Any cute girly image is fine. Email entries to

Enter with My Linky - please link to your entry and not your blog please.