Florrie’s Weekly ATC Challenge – Week 102

April 4, 2008 at 4:35 pm (Challenge) (, , , , )

Thank you to Shazzapat for setting last week’s challenge.

This week the challenge has been set by AngelaC


Make an ATC with a variety of surface textures using whatever materials you like – such as paint, gesso, fibres, fabric, beads, embossing… any bits and bobs you have lying around. Have fun!

Please put your ATC in the forum bucket when you have made it, PM a Mod for the password if you need it.

by AngelaC


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Florrie’s Weekly ATC Challenge – Week 101

March 28, 2008 at 8:36 pm (Challenge) (, , , , )

Thank you to Helen for setting last week’s challenge and congratulations to Alison for winning the prize!

This week the challenge has been set by Shazzapat and is


This can be anything from recycled bath foam packaging to rubber ducks, to pics of your pets getting their bath. As long as it means bathtime to you, it is allowed!!

Please upload your atc to the Forum bucket (PM a Mod for the password) when you have made yours.


by Shazzapat

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Fat Book Challenge – Weeks 74/75

March 22, 2008 at 12:32 pm (Challenge) (, , )

Due to a slight tecnical hitch, the challenge has been set a week early – so please carry on and do the last one set by Shaz too!

Alison has eagerly set this challenge, which is called


Please feel free to use any materials you like, food packaging, pictures from magazine, stickers, drawings or how about taking a photo of your Easter lunch and using that on your page. And I’m sure plenty of you will have rubber stamps with food on as I’ve seen some gorgeous House Mouse stamps with strawberries on!

Please put your challenge in the forum bucket when you have finished and post a comment on here to tell us. PM a Mod if you need the password.



By Alison

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Florrie’s ATC Challenge – Week 100

March 21, 2008 at 8:28 pm (Challenge) (, , , , )

Thank you Simon for setting last week’s challenge.

This week is very special because it is the 100th week of Florrie’s challenge. Helen has set the theme for us this week and it is


As it is a special week for the challenge, everyone who takes part this week and puts their entry in the forum bucket will be entered into a draw for some Candy, which can be seen on the Florrie page of the bucket, kindly donated by Helen. All entrants will be put in a hat and the winner will be drawn on Thursday morning 27th March – so please have a go this week.



By Helen

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Simon’s Triple Challenge – Number 2 (real post this time)

March 21, 2008 at 12:22 am (Challenge, Hidden Depths, Moo, Skinny) (, , , , , )

Right, having spent 2 days getting it how I wanted, I have to start again!!

I have made a slight change to the challenge: there will still be three themes – but you will get to choose which of the themes you want to use.

The projects stay the same:

 Moo Cards

Skinny Cards

Hidden Depths

(Check out the first challenge for details)

The themes this week all begin with the letter P





You can explore these with whatever techniques and products you have.

Here are my samples:

Moo Cards – Punctuation

Punctuation Moos

The bases of these were scraps of SEI papers from other projects.  I used CACTUS PINK chipboard for the embellishments.  Two are finished with pearly embossing powder, the question mark is ink followed by Glossy Accents.  All very simple to do and a great way to use up scraps.

Skinny Cards – Presents and Passion

Skinny - Presents

The Present skinny is a piece of purple/red card stock with an overall stamped design to look like wrapping paper.  I then tied some thin ribbon and attached a stamped tag – simple – but effective – I hope. 

Skinny - Passion

The Passion skinny is Parisian Passion.  I stamped a couple of images from a Crafty Individuals stamp.  The card is embellished with torn strips of paper, a brad and a length of velvet ribbon.  Quite rich and passionate – I thought!

Hidden Depths – Purple Passion

Outside of Passion HD

Another bit of thrifty crafting.  I cut the base from the cover of my SEI pink and purple pad and altered the outside with Dusty Concord and Worn Lipstick distress inks.  I added a metallic Prima flower for texture.

Inside of Passion HD

The inside is three panels of UTEE over inks – the middle panel has a Craft Individuals dragonfly stamp and the right hand panel has a Drama Queen tag.

Something a bit different.

I hope you enjoy playing and look forward to seeing the results

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Simon’s Triple Challenges – Number 2

March 21, 2008 at 12:03 am (Challenge, Hidden Depths, Moo, Skinny) (, , , , , , )


This just managed to delete itself…

Got to start again from scratch…

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Florrie’s ATC Challenge – Week 99

March 14, 2008 at 11:51 pm (ATC, Challenge) (, , , )

As no-one else has set it, I have stepped in with a theme!


Use anything you like – as long as there is something purple on there.

I haven’t made a sample yet – but once the play is over, I will

Have fun and come back next week for the 100th


Here are my samples (the pics are awful – will try to redo)


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Fat Book Challenge – Weeks 73/74

March 14, 2008 at 8:33 pm (Challenge) (, , )

Thank you to Terryessa for last week’s challenge.

This week the challenge has been set by Shaz and is


Anything goes for this challenge as long as the theme is Easter.

Have a look in the forum photobucket to see what others have done, and post a link to your blog or bucket here if you take part. Please pm a Forum Mod for the photobucket password if you need it.

Look out for the next challenge which will be on Friday March 28th March.


By Shaz

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Florrie’s Weekly ATC Challenge – Week 98

March 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm (Challenge) (, , , , )

Thank you to Mrs. Spook for last week’s challenge.

This week the challenge has been set by shazzapat and is


Have a look in the forum photobucket to see what others have done.


By shazzapat

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NEW CHALLENGE – Hidden Depths

March 6, 2008 at 11:56 pm (Challenge, Hidden Depths) (, , )

Having seen the sorts of challenges that are out there, I was struck by the fact that they are only really concerned with one side of your chosen project. 

I have come up with a simple piece of paper folding that allows you to create a more dimensional piece with ‘HIDDEN DEPTHS’ 

First you take a piece of cardweight stock (it can be single or double-sided) 

Cut it to 5in by 5in (12.5cm x 12.5cm)

Score it at 2in (5cm) and at 4in (10cm)

Fold them in so you end up with a folded card that is 5in by 2in (12.5cm x 5cm) 

Now you can start decorating. 

The only other rules are that you should use different techniques on the inside and the outside and that there should be a contrast in styles. 

Each challenge will be set on a different theme – and the theme must be used inside and out…. 

Our first theme will be  Springtime 

Here is my sample:   

Hidden Depths 1 - Outside 

 Hidden Depths Inside.

On the outside, I used some adhesive ribbon on the top flap. 

On the lower flap, I tore two strips of contrasting cardstock and layered them up to create a grass. 

I then created a wrap of the same darker green card.  To this I attached a sheep!

The sheep (from Magnolia) was stamped using black Staz-on and then coloured using watercolour pencils. 

On the inside, I cut three strips of Basic Grey Periphery paper and attached them – aligning the pattern as I went. I created a simple layered title block and added a bit of glitter here and there. 

So I used stamping and paper tearing on the outside and on the inside I used patterned paper, journaling and glittering. 

The two styles are very different – creating Hidden Depths! 

I look forward to seeing what you come up with  (please post your links in the comments) Next challenge in a fortnight!

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