Sunday, 8 January 2017

New rules for new challenges starting febuary

Happy new year everyone 

Well new year new rules !!

We will be up and running again starting February 2017 BUT with a difference !!!!

We will be showcasing the designers work here, there is no theme or challenge to follow. 

 You do not have make anything either !!

What you are saying ! What is the point ?

Well the point to this challenge blog is we are doing the challenge and you guys are leaving the comments.

 The winning comment will be the person who gets the prize.  The prize is a goodie box from the store in the theme of your choice. 

So sit back and look for the amazing work of Stewart, Marianne and Katie.  Get ready to leave a comment.

Happy new year to you all


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Winners Post for June

Hi everyone

We are running behind with the winners for June

They were all just amazing and stunning makes, very hard choices for the team to make but a choice they settled on finally is ..............

Here is your winners badge.  Well done, on  a stunning make, please email at to claim your prize.

Runners up in no order are

Steampunk Adventure

Here is your runners up badge, thank you all for joining in with our challenge

The July winners post will be on 15th along with the mid month reminder.

Have a good crafty month everyone

Things to Alter Design Team

Monday, 1 August 2016

Things to Alter August Challenge Anything Goes

Hi all

Wow where has July gone? Summer is going so fast and we are on to a new challenge. The theme is anything goes and you don't have to use our products but we would love to see what you make with them. The winner will receive a box of MDF goodness.

I would like to introduce the first of our guest team Heather Mitchell who has made this stunning card using the  Geoclusters Bubble Frame, Open Butterfly and Birds with hearts pieces. More info can be found on Heather's blog here

Our next guest designer is Emily Grant who created this stunning layout using Steampunk Bird and Cogged Heart.. You can see more of Emily's lovely work over on her blog

And here are the DT makes this month. Starting with Sarah who made this lovely summer bunting  Using Bunting Blanks, Birds with hearts, Heart Keyholes, Heart with hearts inside and  Circle Clock Frames.

Here is Black Dragon's awesome steampunk altered desk tidy using Cogs and Desk Caddy with Drawers .

Avril made this stunning card using the Steampunk hat, Hands and Boots.

Here is Katie's Steampunk Clock made using the Roman Clock Face, Cogs grab bag, Extra Large Cogs and Clock Hands.

Helen (Croms) has used the ATC Shrine and ornate circle frame

Kim made a chipboard journal coverpage using GeoClusters, Cogged Heart and Mini Flowers

Friday, 15 July 2016

Guest Design Team Post and Mid Month Reminder

                                                                             Hi all

Please welcome Sam as our July guest designer who created this fabulous altered birdcage using the 3D Birdcage with roof , Giant Cogs and Keys to create this awesome steampunk themed project. More details can be found on Sam's blog

some fabulous entries this month and there is still time to enter you project for a chance to win some MDF goodies. Here is the link to the challenge

Friday, 1 July 2016

July Challenge and Guest Designer

Afternoon everyone,

Thank you for all the creative entries we have had on our last challenge.  They were all stunning makes, the Design Team are choosing their favourites and the winner and will be announced as usual on our Mid Month Post on the 15th July.

Everyone is welcome to join in our challenges, regardless of your make, ie cards, ATC, Scrapbook pages, mixed media and altered itemsThe only creative items we do not accept are digital, there are plenty of digital challenge blogs out there.  All digital entries will be deleted.

The winner will receive a box of goodies from the store after emailing.  I send worldwide so this is open to everyone.

Right onto this months Design Team makes

Kims Make

Kim used, Flowers, Birds, Nest, steampunk corners and Leaves

She used, No 13, Half skull, mini Hexagons, cogs.

Sarahs Make

She used the Cameo

Helens Make

She has used the 6 Inch Roman Clock face

Katies  Make

She has used Bubble cut Circle, penny farthing, letters and flowers.

Avrils make

she has used picket fence, fairy, wishing well

I think you will agree they are fantastic makes this month, so different as well

Our Guest Designer for this month is  Emma Tildesley

This is her make, I think this is fantastic, such great use of colour as well, well done and thank you for Guest Designing for us.

So over to you now,
any make, any theme, any style

Look forward to seeing all your great makes this month

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Winners post and GDT piece and a new Design Team Member

Hello everyone

What a wonderful response we had with our last challenge - the Design team followed the theme of DOTs but it was open as anything goes,   Kim choose this theme so she has to choose the winner and she had a bit of trouble choosing but choose she did - well done to everyone that entered.

I was so happy with the designs that Sarah did on the last GDT spot that I asked to join permantly,  she has agreed, so a big welcome to Sarah, looking forward to seeing more stunning cards from you.

so here is the winner of the MAY challenge - Linda Simpson

Creativity takes Courage

Here is your winners badge

Well done Linda, I think I have your address, but can you just email me at to confirm please and I will get your winning box to you.  Well done.

Runners up that the Design team choose are

Black Dragons top Pick - Autumn

canvas 8

Avrils top pick is - Michelle

Katies top pick is - Anna

Helens top pic is - Mirres

Jacs top pic is - Theresa

Mini assemblage - just create

Sarahs top pic is - Irit

Well done everyone, here is your runner up badge, thank you all

Okay now for our Mid month June Guest team designer this time we have a gentleman call Stewart, I think you will all agree with me that this is just so so stunning, what a brilliant make, do take some time and go over and see his site, his work is fab, brilliant and amazing. Click on his name or here you will not be disappointed

Isnt it amazing !! Thank you so much stewart for coming up with such an amazing piece

Our current challenge is running at the moment, you do not have to use Things to alter products to enter, you can enter anything as long as its new and made by you.  Winner receives a box of goodies from the shop

Have a good day everyone
Design Team