Friday 7 September 2012

Summer Sizzlers - Use hot colours!

Our Alter It challenge has now ended, it was lovely to see all of the projects you entered for it!!  Thank you to all that entered, the winners will be announced next week.

At the time of writing we have had a couple of wonderful sunny and warm days in the UK and it is promised to last a little longer.  I guess we have all hoped for an Indian Summer to make up for the poor summer we have had this year so with this in mind we would like to challenge you this fortnight to make cards with hot sizzling summer colours, our final chance to use bright colours as we pass from Summer into Autumn.  

Kimx choose this theme as she likes bright and hot colours and we'd all love to see what you produce with this colour theme.  Our Design Team show inspiration below to get you started with ideas.

As usual we will be picking a Top 5 and the winner will receive a prize of £10 to spend on our website, 

We hope you will join us.

Have fun!!

Jill x


Sue used:
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Inks - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade; Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz - WordPlay die
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media stamps 
Tim Holtz - Allegro mask


Zoe used
Floral Stamp
Magenta Bee
Coloured Pens
Sticky back Gems
6 x 6 DP


Kimx used

Artemio Clear set - Hedgerow Plants
Stampendous CRP147-R Butterfly Post
Woodware Clear Magic JGCL560 Just to Say
Distress Ink Pads - Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Crushed Olive
Glossy Cardstock
Versafine - Onyx Black 
Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents


Siobhan used :
Stampendous Stamps
CRR152  Cling Raven Background
CRR131 Cling Crowscape
CRS5031 Cling Jumbo Hollyhock
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Ideaology Glassine Paper
Woodware Rhinestone Border
Gold embossing powder


Angela Used:

Distress inks
Tim Holtz Stamps - Urban tapestry, Winter sketchbook and Springtime.
Black Archival ink
Clear embossing powder.


  1. AM I THE FIRST to enter! GOOD!!

  2. beautiful DT work :-) and a perfect theme, Debi x

  3. sizzling projects from the Dt. is this week our indian summer then? feels like it but will it last? x

  4. Love the DT members challenge again!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. Brilliant challenge. Thank you. I enjoyed that.

  6. Love your projects! Hope it's okay to post two separate projects.

  7. I'm new to your blog and challenge and went with my brightest, boldest color project ever!! Beautiful creations by your DT.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  8. Great inspiration... looking forward to hopping round to have a look in detail!
    Alison x

  9. Oh no I must have been a day out, I've just completed my first Stamp Man challenge piece and the entry has closed! Typical...maybe next time!


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