ACT Challenge

ATC stands for Artists trading card which were originally given by artists as a sample of their works. They are bits of card that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly. You decorate one side using a range of techniques and then write on the back a title for it, the date and who its made by.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

5th Challenge - Household items or Anything Goes

Good Afternoon Crafters

What a gorjuss day it is out there !!

Firstly The catch up Winners Post - 

Okays Drum roll for the winners

For our Second challenge The Beach/Seaside  the winner is

Mistys Mum - Buttons

For our Third Challenge Austin Powers the winner is

Kathleen - Green Leafs

For our Fourth Challenge Male Themed the winner is

Sherryn -  Stamped Images 

Please take and display our Winners Badge - Well done



Thank you for all your challenges from the last month - We have all been chatting and we have decided to go with the Theme of Anything goes for the time being.  We hope this will inspire you all to get your ATC blanks back out the cupboard and start creating again.  We have a wonderful Sponsor coming up shortly, so some wonderful goodies on offer there.

So for this fortnight the theme is ANYTHING GOES - If you want to challenge yourself Shirley-Anne has chosen the aditional theme of FAVOURITE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS if you want to take it up a notch, the choice is yours.

Our Prize for this Challenge is an  A4 Vintage Bag - This bag has an assortment of different Vintage bits and bobs

Our wonderful talented team have come up with the following ATCs this fortnite, so hop on over to there blogs and see how they made them.


I made this ATC by embossing the ATC first, then adding an image of a household item, I used gel pens to go over the image in certain areas. I then inked the whole ATC xx

I stamped and embossed the tea bag and tea spoon randomly in shades of green to form a background and the added a tag stamped with a tea cup, a stamped sentiment and a bow ...quite CAS really


some chipboard images, with little embellishments - yummy biscuits and cake - my favourite things


White base with pink layer. Sentiments fromSU and image is a "tile" from my stash .
I love tea , coffee or hot chocolate to start and end the day .
 Matters of the world/ household are discussed over cuppa .
Friendships  are  shared over cuppa. 
Definately my favourite household item "The cup" 


For my "Anything Goes" atc, I very gently smudged orange and yellow inks for the background. Then stamped the image,mounted the piece on a black atc. Then added  the quote and a sparkley black brad.


For this atc I used My minds eye madison avenue pretty stamps and stamped with distress inks dusty concord and milled lavender.

Lisa Sparkle

The stamp of the lady with the vacuum cleaner was a gift from a crafty friend and makes me laugh. She looks far too snooty to be cleaning! The background is inked and stamped through various stencils with Tim Holtz stamps.


  1. Well done Judie .Information packed post . Congrats to all winners .great ATCs from DT members too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne.

  2. I obviously went with the anything goes, since I'm just getting into ATC's, I'm glad I found your blog.

  3. I am looking forward to entering this interesting challenge.
    Have just poppped in mainly to say a belated thank you for my beach/seaside atc being picked as a winner.
    I was on holiday when I hearad through a friend so have only just had chance to leave a message.