Friday, 10 February 2012


Hi there everyone.

Neil here to host the next challenge. Thanks for all the lovely entries for the last challenge and don't forget to check back next Friday for the winner announcement.

So, onto this challenge and we want to see some texture on your projects! I love texture and think it adds so much to a piece of work. It doesn't need to be complicated; some simple embossing can make a big difference. There are loads of techniques using paper as well as loads of pastes and powders to use so let's have fun and add some texture dimension this week.

All the challenge rules are on the sidebar and as ever, there is a £10.00 Stamp Man voucher for the winner and the coveted blinkie for the runners up!
The DT have been hard at work and here is what they've been doing to inspire you. Follow the links to their blog to get more detail on what they've done.

Neil used Sizzix Alterations Reindeer flight and tattered tree dies
Small beads
Distress inks - forest moss, frayed burlap and walnut stain


Brenda used -
Tim Holtz stamps - Steampunk
Tim Holtz Ideaology - game spinners, ornate plates, sprocket gears
Tim Holtz Journalling Ticket and Salvage Stickers
Stazon Metallic gold
Watch parts and button from stash


Sue used :
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Stain - Old Paper
Distress Inks - Old Paper, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Allegro
Tim Holtz - Odds and Ends
Tim Holtz dies - Elegant Flourishes; Tag and Book Plate, Vintage Market; Ticket Die
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Type Charm
Ranger - White P
aint Dabber
Ranger - Glossy Accents

Angela used:
Mixed beads

Lisa used:
Tim Holtx Sissix Die-Elegant Flourishes


Siobhan used
Dreamweaver Stencil LG650 Cypress Tree
Spellbinders Labels Two
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Chinese coin
Rafia and beads

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Craft Stamper free stamp
Distress Inks in Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick
Adirondack ink pad in Currant


The items Jill used are:-

And when you're ready, add a link to your blog post via Mr Linky and we can come along and see. Remember to link directly to your post, not just your blog!


  1. Great challenge theme and superb samples from the DT! xx

  2. Oh I'm so looking forward to this one, love texture :) lainey x

  3. WoWzA, the DT samples are stunning! So inspiring!!

    Thanks so much for a fun challenge!

  4. Well it has been a while since I have contributed to a challenge, will try and do so more this year. This really was a practice to see if I could remember how to post on these challenges. A couple of ideas of what to do with skeleton leaves.

  5. Thanks for a great challenge Neil! Fab inspiration from everyone!
    Alison x

  6. Great cards ladies, Brenda love all the texture! Thanks for a great challenge!

  7. Thank you for the lovely inspiration...Beautiful DT work!
    Jan x

  8. LOVE this technique Neil, I'm off to create!

  9. Fab challenge and a great chance to use and embossing folder I haven't used for a while! Brilliant DT samples too. xx

  10. Great challenge! Wonderful work by the DT. Unfortunately I missed the deadline. I'm pretty satisfied with my first attempt of creating a textured card: so thanks for the challenge.

  11. Hmm, I actually can't understand why the Inklinkz collection's already closed... I thought we had another week to finish our project?


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