Welcome to the TIO challenge. I am pleased to see you here. Every other Wednesday, I shall dare you to dream up a tag, and will come and look at your blog. I am really looking forward to it.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

TIO #59 - Colours For Christmas

Well, another week, another challenge. We will make the announcement of the winner for #58 when the decision has been made... Pity more people did not have a go, but I expect you are all busy now, with Christmas so..... I give in!!!

This week, I would like you to dream a Christmas tag, but to think specially about the colours... so Colours for Christmas... and please use at least one actually real stamp...


Friday, 19 November 2010

TIO #58 The East - My Entry

Finally, I have managed to make my entry for Jo's wonderful challenge - The East. I used Asian set 1 from A Stamp in the Hand, plus a couple of others. I always wonder what this lovely lady is thinking... I think she has been writing an haiku about the blossom.

I hope that some more of you have a go to win the fabulous plate designed by the lovely Jo...
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

TIO #58 - The East - continued a second week

I have decided to run this challenge for another week to give more of you an opportunity to win this FABULOUS sheet of stamps... Same rules apply so ENJOY!!

Well, here we go again, finally. It is ages since a tag appeared here, so I am DELIGHTED to have something special again for you... a lovely guest whose work I admire greatly, and I featured on the Inspirational Blog a few weeks ago... I have her to thank for the wonderful grunge paper rose I learned to do and brought here to share with you!!! So welcome to Jo of JoZart                     


Never one to do things by halves I have made a concertina based card with tags. The images are the two Chinese tots which are on the new"Elements of the Orient " plate that I designed for www.stampattack.co.uk. Caz, who manufactures the stamps, kindly offers the plate to whoever is selected from the challenge entries.

I've selected "the East" as the theme so it can be Japanese, Chinese or whatever it represents to you, the challengers, but let's get away from the traditional red, black and gold as a colour scheme.

I enjoy demonstrating at shows, in UK and Germany and I design stamps for Stampattack. I also teach workshops around the Merseyside area and have a special interest in background techniques and folded card structures, many of which can be shared on my blog.

How very beautiful these are, and the plate is so gorgeous... you have the opportunity to WIN it and here it is for you to drool over!!!! Thanks to Jo for getting it for us...

So, over to you lovely people and I know you will rise to Jo's challenge, but don't forget to include at least one really truly stamp and ENJOY!!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Wow!!!! It's YOU!!!???

Hi finally!!! What a weekend.... culminating in Freddie's car breaking down on the A42 last night on our way home from seeing my poor old mum. We went as a family and so had Miranda and the boys with us. She was driving And it started to make a dreadful noise so we stopped and rang the RAC. We had SUCH a long wait for various reasons not of our making and, after making the original call at 6.03 we finally got home at 11.30!!!! They are calling me today to apologise profusely and to offer me something I hope...

But enough... Who won the blog candy in that competition you shout!!!! It was the lovely JANET from Redmosss Ramblings, chosen at random from out of the hat... You all did wonderful work, but those great stamps and the pad will be on their way to her in the week.... Now watch out for this next Wednesday for another fantastic challenge from another fabulous guest hostess.. Thanks for ALL your support.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Life just got in my way!!!

Best laid plans and all that!!! Only got back from my cruise on Sunday and SO busy with a couple of things not least of which was unpacking... I had great good intentions but life has sort of got in the way. Anyway, I will be announcing the winner of this fab stash at the weekend and NEXT week is a fantastic guest with a wonderful challenge and prize all of her own.. I am THRILLED about that. So, sorry to have missed this week, but I was just too ambitious and will make it up to you in future

Love and light