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Friday, 1 December 2017

December's Challenge

Hello it's Sandie ( aka Rhedd ) here welcoming you all to our last challenge for 2017...am I the only one thinking how quickly this year has gone?
I think my design team deserve a break...so we will  be returning in February 2018, so please remember to visit us again..December's challenge will stay open until 9am on the 31st January. We will also welcome the return of Julie who has been on a break for personal reasons.

Sammy hosted November's Challenge so had the difficult task of choosing a Winner and Runner-Up...so many wonderful entries..here is her selection.

Winner...No.10.Nora



Runner-Up. No.4 Judy McKay



Awesome pieces ladies, Congratulations...be sure to take your badges from our side bar and link us to your blog..

The design team have chosen their favourite and that is...

Dt Favourite. No.25 Priya




Congratulations Priya....be sure to take your badge from our sidebar and link us to your blog.

Remember you all have the chance of being selected again in future challenges..so please continue to play along in our challenges.

So here we are, on to the design teams wonderful creations just for your inspiration....we look forward to your entries and visiting your blogs..remember to drop by theirs and leave a little love....

                                         Sandie




Christmas Tree Ornaments.










from this 


to this....


Grandma's Wicker Basket..with a surprise inside.....



Remember this challenge will remain open until 9am on 31st January.
Merry Christmas &  Happy New Year to You All from myself and the team...xx




Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November mid-month tutorial



You can find our November Challenge HERE
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Hello everyone, Sammy here with the November mid-month tutorial.

As you may have seen at the beginning of the month, I altered an MDF plaque this month, and it turned out like this: 



So, how did I make it? First of all, I took a blank plaque from Inkylicious, and painted it using acrylic paints and crackle medium.


Next I hunted through my stash for some seashells and driftwood, and arranged them to my liking.


A large pearl adds a little extra interest, as does the small "message in a bottle".


The seaweed was die-cut from Coredinations cardstock with First Edition dies, and distressed using sandpaper. using more than one shade of green adds depth and interest.


Next, I mixed some seed beads in a few different "sea" colours. A little goes a long way, and you can always make more. which is preferable to making far too much and then trying to separate them again!


I added the beads to the "ocean floor" and the driftwood, to make it look like algae.


A small starfish adds a pop of colour...


Next I printed and added a sea related quote (yes, it's from The Little Mermaid. I like it, so there!), and finally added some glass dew drops in different sizes as bubbles.


And there you have it. One sea-themed MDF plaque.


I hope you like it!

Don't forget to come and play with us this month. we're looking forward to seeing your gorgeous makes!

Have a fantastic day,

Sammy-x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November challenge

Hello Everyone, Sammy here, bringing you November's challenge. This year has certainly been flying by, and the weather here in the UK had definitely taken a turn for the colder!

There were some gorgeous entries in last month's challenge, and Sandie had a difficult task ahead of her to chose the winner and runner up. But she managed it and we also managed to decide on a Design team favourite.

Winner

No.7 Magic attic Maria





Runner- Up

No. 21 Creations by Nora




Design Team Favourite

No. 27 Toni



Congratulations ladies, such beautiful projects....remember to take your respective badges from our side bar and link us to your blog... We hope you will continue to enter our challenges as there is always the chance to be selected again.

And now over to our Design team for this month's inspiration:



an ordinary plastic pot gets an alteration


All done up






Chunky Wooden ATC





ATB - "Time"



Sea themed altered MDF plaque


That's it from me. Over to you!
We hope you'll join in with us this month, and don't forget to come back on the 15th for a tutorial for my project.

Don't forget to leave a little love with the DT...





Sunday, 1 October 2017

October's Challenge

Hello Everyone..it's me, Sandie ( aka Rhedd ) bringing you October's challenge. I don't know about you, but I really do love this time of the year, the trees and shrubs are all changing in to gorgeous reds, gold and browns and mossy greens..and dare I say it..we are only a couple months away from Christmas.!!!
This month we have 2 teamies Julie & Elaine taking time out for personal reasons, they will be back on board as soon as time allows....I'm sure you will join me in sending them our best wishes...

Last months challenge bought in some stunning entries..and you know it really is difficult just picking out one Winner and Runner Up...but we do have our  Design Team Favourite as well.
So lets start with last months selections....drum roll please....

Winner

No.13 Kim Costello




Runner- Up

No.19 Senna



Design Team Favourite

No.24 Lys


Congratulations ladies...fabulous projects....remember to take your respective badges from our side bar and link us to your blog... I hope you will continue to enter our challenges as there is always the chance to be selected again....x

Now, take a look at our Design Team projects this month..we hope that they inspire you to play along in our challenge...we would love you to visit and leave some love on their blogs....us girls need blog love too.....

Sandie

Apothecary Cabinet
Drop by my blog for more images....




Rupa

An empty plastic bucket


becomes a rustic hone decor piece with handmade Hydrangeas



Sandie

Altered Perfume Bottle with a new glass stopper.



Sammy

Steampunk Canvas.


We hope you will join us again this month with more of your fabulous projects.....please link your project below....Thank you...x

Friday, 1 September 2017

September's Challenge & Mid Month Tutorial.

I would love you all to check out my tutorial for my project this month...my lovely ornament of a Wooden Chunky Atc on Driftwood.


                                         You can find it HERE 


Hi Everyone..it's me Sandie (aka Rhedd) bringing you this months challenge...and I will be posting a picture tutorial for my project mid month..so I do hope you will all check back for a look...

But first let me bring you the Winner & Runner up of our August Challenge...and I have to say every entry was awesome..truly lovely creations....and Julie being our host for that challenge got to choose and that wasn't easy...
So here we go.....                
                                             Winner No.6 Judy




                                          Runner Up No.15 Nora



Congratulations ladies...be sure to grab your badges from our side bar and link us to your blog.


Time now to let you know our Design Team Favourite....and that is

                                                    No.23 Louise



Congratulations Louise, be sure to take your badge from our side bar and link us to your blog.

So just take a look at what the design team have created for your inspiration..I'm sure you will agree their projects are gorgeous. Be sure to pop along and give leave the teamies some love on their blogs


                                              Sandie (aka Rhedd)

                                   Wooden Chunky Atc and Driftwood
                              Check back mid month for picture tutorial



                                                          Rupa

                                                 From an empty carton


to a Shabby Rust flower vase



                                                           Elaine

                                   Beautiful memory boxes for the baby.



                                                       Sammy

                                           An old Wooden Trinket box


gets a makeover



                                                           Julie

                               Luscious canvas leftovers and a little wood


Please add the link for to your project below and we will visit and leave you some love....have fun..x