This blog was thought up by a group of friends who met on another challenge blog that closed. We missed the challenges there and decided that it would be nice to challenge each other by collecting ideas and putting them all into a hat to draw one out each week as a challenge. Now Closed as a challenge blog but here for inspiration for now

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Challenge 14 Summertime

Wonderful to see so many people had made books for lasts weeks challenge-lots of talent around for sure and so fantastic that it is being shared with us at Out Of A Hat. Many of you made the books just for here and it wasn't something you had tried before so thank you for joining us. 

This week we are hoping you will celebrate 'Summertime' with us though here in the UK we haven't had much of the traditional summer so far. You can make anything you like so long as it is on the Summertime Theme.

Hope you will join in with us as we so love to come and visit your blogs and see what you have made. Great that we are all getting to know each as well.

 A real mixed bag from the four of us this week :) 

If you are a follower and would like us to follow your blog please could you check that we can see the link to your blog on your profile. Always lovely to get to know you all. To visit our blogs and see how we made this weeks pieces click on our names under the pictures

Next week sees the start of our JULY surprise so do come along and see what is in store

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Challenge 13-Little Book

It was great to have so many of you join in with last weeks button project which we all found a lot of fun--who would have expected Christmas in June-thanks Florence.

This week what came Out Of A Hat was 'A Domino Book' suggested by Florence, but as not everyone has dominoes to hand it seemed a good idea to say any book so long as it doesn't measure more than 3x3 inches. Any subject at all and we look forward to seeing what you make of this one.

Do visit our blogs and each others as well if you have time. To visit ours click on the names under the samples and to visit others who join us click on their name in the Inlinkx at the bottom of the post.

Most of all have fun-we had fun with this challenge as Sandra came up with the idea to make it a swap with the four of us. It is so lovely that we have become such great crafting friends and it is terrific to see old and new friends joining us in our challenges.

Lorraine has written a tutorial for her star book--and lots of beautiful pictures to show us how it was made as well

The tutorial is here

Thank you Lorraine

Love Chrissie xx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Challenge 12 Buttons

Lovely to see the wonderful work of the people who joined us for the favourite stamp Challenge and what beautiful stamps you have in your collections.

Another one from Sandra I think this week. You can make anything at all so long as it has a button or buttons somewhere. They don't even have to be bought buttons-maybe you would like to make some of your own to use on your project. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Do click on the names under our samples and be transported to our blogs to see how we made the  'button' challenge samples.

 To join us just add your details by clicking on the inlinkz tool at the bottom of the post. We do have a few simple rules which we would like you to follow please-the link to those is on the sidebar on the right.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Challenge 11 ' Your Favourite Stamps'

Lovely to see the beautiful projects added by the 5 people who joined us for the 'WINGS' challenge. Always nice to have you join in and hope you will join us again this week.

Not sure which one of us thought up this challenge I have a feeling it was Janet. I don't think it needs any explanation so do get stamping away and let's see what you come up with.

Here are our favourite stamps on our projects and if you would like to see how we made them, and more about the choices of stamps, we would love you to click on the names under the pictures and pop to our blogs-always nice if you leave a comment as well if you have time.