Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Back to basics Challenge.

Here we go, Back to Basics Challenge.

I'd like to see cards made without using dedicated card making/scrapbooking supplies. Any technique or style is fine and the deadline is midnight 30th March gmt.

Banned items include, any diecuts, punches or cuttlebug embossed paper, craft cds, printed craft/scrapbooking papers inc 3d decoupage, prima style flowers, fancy brads/eyelets (plain are fine). No ready made toppers or dedicated cardmaking embellies. I'm not going to get all pernicity about it, this is to show just how much we don't need to rely on ready made and expensive.

Some people are starting to panic thinking if I can't use that what can I use... Any stamp, template or stencil. Plain card, vellum, tissue, crepe paper, wall paper, wrapping paper, sweetie foils are acceptable. Any colouring medium is fine, remember you can use them to make your own decortative papers... Ribbon, buttons, bows, threads, raffia, string, pins, beads & general haberdashery trim is fine.

Now for prize, I'll draw 2 names, 1 from here, the other from the Docraft forum and each person will get a mini tote from All My Memories. I've shown a picture of mine stuffed with my essentials so you can see how sweet they are. Sorry the contents arent included but I will put in a few nice things.

Links direct to your entry please and you must leave a link on your blog to this challenge. For those who don't have blogs you can either email them to me at playingwithpaper at googlemail . com (leave out spaces) or upload them to the docrafts forum. Any questions just email or pm me.

Have fun.


scrappyjacky said...

Looks a very interesting challenge!!! I'll have to have a decorative paper...hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Very interesting - just the kind of challenge I like...better get my thinking cap on...

Sara said...

can I play Sue? I want a chance of that lovely caddy!!!!

Caroljenks said...

Hi Sue :)

I've done my 'Back To Basics' Challenge card :)
You can see it here

Thanks so much for this challenge - never thought so much about a card - and the change to win that fantastic caddy :)

Carol x

Claire said...

This was a fun one Sue - I found it tricky not using any patterned paper!!! I've added the card on my blog - will update my DoCrafts gallery as well. Thanks, Claire xx