Monday, 11 February 2008

Challenge 1: Newspaper

Hello and Welcome to 'My Time To Craft Challenge' Every Monday a new papercrafting challenge will be set for you to try (and to have some fun with!). Follow our theme and see what you can make. This week's challenge is.....Newspaper! Use some newspaper on your work, cut out pieces from newspapers, use newspaper rubber stamps, or you could even design and print your own newspaper! Make a card, tag, scrapbook page, ATC, Fat Page (4x4) ... and leave a link in the comments section so we can see your work. We have been busy making some ideas for you, hope you like them! Good luck, come by next week.

(If you don't have a blog, email us your work and we will display it for you. Contact details below.)

Kate, Lesley & Wendy



Fat Book Page (4x4)

tore newspaper and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stuck it on the two opposite corners of the page. I inked over the remainder of the page with the same ink, then randomly stamped with Versafine Sepia some images. I cut out some appropriate words from the newspaper and inked them with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and stuck them on. I added an Eiffel Tower charm and some eyelets and ribbon at the side to finish it off.


I started by covering my tag in black cardstock. I then stamped 3 cats by Pink Cat Studio, 1 in black on newspaper and two in silver on black card (and mounted them both on mirri card). I then stamped my Pink Cat Studio 'Cool Cat' stamp on black card in Petal Point silver. I once again mounted it on mirri card. I then embellished the Tag with some silver ribbon, some adhesive gems, cut some flowers with my Bigshot machine and secured them on with brads.


The backing paper has been created using one of the numerous 'create your own newspaper article sites' available. I have distressed the edges with a paper distresser and dirtied the piece up with inks. Matted and layered onto a black piece of card and embellished with metallic edged black ribbon. The corner stamp is from Tanda Stamps and she has been coloured with Copic Pens.


By: Joanne, Heidi, Lydia.
Fifi, She, Linda.
Daisy, Mezza, Susie.



Jo said...

You can find my attempt on my blog:

Unknown said...

These look fab - will see what I can do!

Maren said...

Looks like fun...I LOVE challenges! You guys rocked this one! I hope to play later!

made by fifi said...

mine is in my blog - was good fun - looking forward to next weeks :o)

Lesley said...

Great card fifi - thanks for doing the challenge!!

Heidi said...

Fab work, ladies, mine is now on my blog

daisy said...

Mine is now on my blog.

Love all the others :o)

Lesley said...

Thanks Heidi and daisy for joining in - they are fab!!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Mine is on my blog ^.^

Made it with a day to spare!!! ^,^

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies, great challenge. I've just made mine! It's on my Blog

Looking forward to tomorrows!

Lesley said...

Thanks Lydia and She - they are great!! xxx

Unknown said...

Sorry I cut it so fine peeps - Mine is on my blog :0))

Thanks for a fab challenge .... it certainly got my ickle brain cells working XX

Lesley said...

Great idea Linda - thank you for doing our challenge! xxx

Susie Little said...

Thanks for stpoping by the other day. Here's my entry........

Susie xx