Not only does each fortnight pass by so quickly, the last year has as well, as it's now the Craft-Room Challenge's first birthday! We have had 26 challenges to date and the most wonderful and inspiring entries - thank you for making it such a success. To celebrate and as a way of saying "Thank You", we're having a Birthday Blog Hop to run alongside our regular fortnightly challenge.
The Blog Hop
There will be two fantastic main prizes at the end of the Blog Hop, which have very kindly been donated by
Liz is giving one of one of her DVDs to two lucky random winners
How To Take Part
All you have to do is visit each of the DT members' blogs on the hop, where you will find one really easy question on each. Make a note of your answers as you go, and once you have visited all the blogs, email all your answers to:
Do not leave the answer to your question in the comments section, but please leave a comment at each of our stops as there is a further prize to be won at each DT blog on the hop (see below for more details).
My question is: What is the famous Sir Timmy's surname?
You should've arrived here from: Esther
and your next stop will be: Liz Welch
And A Little Extra Something.....
In addition to the main prizes, each DT member has kindly donated a prize to be given away on their blog to one lucky winner, who will be chosen at random from the lovely comments you leave, so don't forget to leave me a comment at the end of this post to be in with a chance of winning. The prize I have donated is a Paperartsy A6 red rubber stamp plate, a Crafty Individuals stamp CI-155, and some cream and red lace.
The Main Challenge
Our theme for this fortnight is "Anything Birthday", which has been chosen by the extremely talented Julia. Your creation doesn't have to be a card, so long as it has the word "birthday" somewhere on it, it can be whatever you choose. Please pop over to Julia's blog to check out her beautiful creations. As with all of our challenges, there will be a prize for one lucky winner, who will be chosen at random, and Julia will choose her top 3 favourites. The prize for this challenge is:
A Mystery Lucky Bag
Now, for the first time in I can't remember how long, I've made a card!!! There is a reason for this! It is my daughter's 18th birthday in July, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to get it made early.
The stamp I've used is one of four I bought on Ebay recently, and were made by a company who is no longer in business, although I don't know the name of the company, I'm afraid. I will share the others with you at a later date.
I cut some white SU cardstock to size, stamped the image in black Archival Ink, masked the bottom half of it then stamped a Lavinia path around her feet. I then used Iced Spruce DI around the image and just a touch of Pine Needles to darken around the edge. I then stamped "eighteen" up the left side of the image, and foliage around the outside, both with Iced Spruce, then overstamped the foliage with Archival black. I then matted it onto a black card blank and then finished it off with a little Black Soot around the edge, some pink roses, and a metal heart inscribed with the word "Love".
The sentiment inside reads "Happy Birthday", and it is stamped with the foliage to co-ordinate with the front of the card:
I do hope you can join us in both the challenge and the blog hop, and I look forward to visiting you to see your creations :-)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations - Make It Girly
Allsorts - Birthday for Someone Special
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress It (I used my Distress Ink Pads to colour this)
Totally Gorjuss - Something New
Cute Card Thursday - Pink & Green
Have fun, and enjoy your week.