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, 31 March 2010

TIO# 33 - Alternative Spring

Here we go again with my good mate Blackdragon... she agreed to do another challenge for me whilst my hands heal and rest up in order to finish my handfasting invites!!! A few a day is working well so I am VERY grateful to her and my guests for keeping me going in this difficult time. Thanks to Jane for last week.

This week, back to Dragon's own ideas - she wants you to dream an alternative spring - techno, grunge, dark arts etc instead of pretty pretty!!! Is is possible to do a steampunk spring??? I leave it with you to depict spring in an alternative way, but please incorporate at least one real stamp. ENJOY...


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

TIO #32 - My Favourite Film

My name is Jane I am 56 and I have been crafting for a number of years, but only started card making in the last few years. I am now stretching my wings and trying things like altered art. I love anything to do with dragons so my choice of favourite film had to be one with a dragon in it. I finally decided on Dragon Heart. For this challenge I would like you to think of your favourite film and make a tag to show your film. It can be any type of film you want, comedy, children's, fantasy the choice is yours. Just have fun

Luv Jane xx

There you have it then... the lovely Jane is my guest hostess today and she has made this tag to challenge your dreaming this week... so think film title and make your tag with at least one real stamp, please, and don't forget the blog candy is still available through March...
Love and Light

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tio #31 Get the Floral Bug - Lotus with Dragonfly

WELL!!! Here we go again with a FANTASTIC TIO tag from Blackdragon aka Lyn. What can I say but "thank you". I asked her to go floral with a bug and said I would personally have dreamed a tag with lotus and a dragonfly - that's exactly what she gave me and SO SO beautiful. I was in tears when I opened up the file...

So, this week, we want you to dream up a tag with any floral theme and add a suitable bug!!! Could be a daisy with a  butterfly or a lily with a bee, a rose with a ladybird etc  etc ... any flower(s) and a bug/insect... oh and yes, please use at least on real rubber, acrylic etc stamp with ink, paint etc... ENJOY!!!

PS The blog candy is still on offer through March!!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

TIO #30 Willow Pattern Story - Guest Hostess

From our lovely Karen... 
Here is my tag for this week, hope you like it??? Just a little bit about my idea....

The first thing that most people associate with the Orient is the Willow Pattern, but how many realise that it represents a beautiful love story....

....In ancient China a powerful nobleman lived in a palace with his beautiful daughter. The Palace was surrounded by gardens with fruit trees & a lovely willow. But the daughter fell in love with her father's humble clerk, against her father's wishes. The clerk was dismissed & they were forbidden to see each other. A zig-zag fence was built around the gardens so that the poor clerk could not enter. However the two lovers fled & escaped across a bridge, with her father chasing them. The lovers travelled to a distant land but the nobleman sent his men to kill them. When the Gods saw what was happening, they transformed the couple into a pair of lovebirds....

So this week I would like everyone to dream about the Willow Pattern Story.

Wow !!! Arn't I lucky to have just great crafty friends who are SO talented!! So there you have your theme and I hope you enjoy it to the full. Please make your own interpretation and use at least one REAL stamp, somewhere!! And don't forget the blog candy is still up for grabs if you enter and link through...
Thanks Karen


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

TIO #29 Mad March Days

Here is this month's first offering and TIO #29 - Mad March Days. The blogcandy is available to those of you who enter and dream with us this week, and who add the link back here on your blog. I hope you like it... there are decoupage sheets, a tin and a card made by me, stamps, sticker sheets, ink pads and the fabulous tool from Tim Holtz!! Plus much more... I will choose a winner, at random next week.

Blackdragon has created the tag again this week, as I still cannot stamp! So THANKS to her once more... We invite you to dream a tag on the theme of mad march - think lambs, hares / rabbits, windy days, blossom / spring flowers, new colours etc etc... it's a very open theme so dream away, but please use at least one real stamp... ENJOY!!