Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Wanna Play Again?

     Well we've had lots of requests and lots of excitement about the first blog challenge we issued, so here we go again.  Before we show it to you though, we wanted to clear up a few questions that we were asked about blogging.  (Sorry it's a bit long, but worth the read if you're in doubt.)

     Some people said...."I don't know how to blog though".
I thought I'd try and make it a little clearer for you here.  Blogging is simply a way of sharing what's going on in your particular world, in this instance what's happening beyond classes and daily "stuff" at your local scrapbook store ( short form LSS) the Craft Nook. 

     You don't have to be a "follower" of a blog, however that helps us to know you're interested.  You can "comment" at any time on a posting that interests you by simply going to the bottom of the post and clicking on comment, then type in what you have to say.  Below the white comment box there is another box with a drop down at the side that says "Comment as".  If you have a blog or webpage of your own then you would select that, but for the many of us who don't have that, click on "anonymous" and add your comment. 

     Now in the blogging world though you may post your comment as anonymous, it's polite to make sure you sign your name within your comments so that we know who you are.  "Anonymous" is simply given  as an option sometimes for all of us who don't usually blog.  We've given that option here.

     So, you don't have to understand the world of blogging to enter our challenges, you just have to be able to visualise the challenge as a craft in some form.   It could be a paper craft such as a scrapbook page, card or 3D item, a jewellery piece you create, a wreath for your door, a knit or crochet item, it simply has to be something you made within the guidelines of the challenge.  Secondly you have to be able to either photograph or scan your entry and email it to us, or if that's not within your comfort zone, bring it in and we'll do that for you. 
Easy Peasy so let's have some FUN!

Here's the challenge photo and my sample visualised as a card.  We will add more sample ideas as we complete them in the next week.  A jewellery one is in the works, also a scrapbook page.

    Closing date for this challenge is Monday June 13th
 (doubly special day in my family) at 5pm.  ~~~~   And my interpretation is below
The supplies were a card base of Prism Herbal Garden Deep cardstock.
The top brown embossed portion was Kaiser Craft Lone Ranger Sheriff patterned paper, embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions Circles and Dots Folder and sanded.
The creamy patterned paper was Grant Studios Wildflower Champagne stamped with Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
The striped patterned paper was Kaiser Craft Lone Ranger Sheriff, reverse side of the top portion.
The ribbon embellishment was May Arts 1" wide Stitched Satin Ribbon with Colour Stories Pearl centres.
All supplies are available at the Craft Nook.


  1. I am curious on what is the double celebrations on 13th June?
    Should I dust off my best frock?

    AKA Aunt Di

  2. Don't worry about your frock, keep it for another time. I have two sisters who are celebrating a monumental day that day.