Saturday, 14 March 2009

Back to basics Challenge.

I've been making cards for over 13 years now and since the start there's been massive changes in techniques & styles but the biggest change is the variety of stash. Thankfully gone are the days when asking for a punch would get you a black eye, a 3dable bit of wrapping paper was really exciting and you had to eat mint areos to get some green foil. With the advent of the tv shopping channels cardmaking started to become more accessable with more & more kits being produced. Often now we see forums filled with complaints or questions about whether preprinted, precut, just stick together is true card craft.

Blogland is slightly different with many tending to be scrapbook style charachter stamping, vintage or Tim Holtz' whacky art yet we still see magazines filled with stick together projects and little of real techniques, so I decided to see who'd be up for a back to basics challenge on the Docrafts forum. Several people think it's going to be fun going back to basics so I'm going to spend the weekend ironing out the details via a trip to the NEC and will post the challenge here and there on Monday with some nice goodies up for grabs. Be warned though... no preprinted craft papers or diecutters will be allowed!!!!!!!!!


Caroljenks said...

Hi Sue :)
Think I might have to join in with this - I'll go with the green foil.....I LOVE mint Areo's!!!!!
Will be interesting to see what people come up with!
Carol x

Christine said...

Hi Sue this is one entry tho I would like another go at this so watch this space .

Christine xx

heres my card