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, 23 October 2011

Challenge 13 - Anything goes or Vintage

Afternoon everyone - Thank you for all the entries we had on our last challenge - They were all wonderful and it makes it hard to choose a winner, so thank you mr linky lol - the winner will be announced later 

So for this challenge we are still with the ANYTHING GOES theme or VINTAGE choosen by Abbie this time around - we are changing the rules a little bit, but we will do another post later today or tomorrow to let you know 

So the prize for this fortnites challenge is 

This wonderful packet of frames, they have the outers and the inners in this packet, they are in shades of browns and creams

So without further ado, heres what the wonderful teamies have come up with this fortnite 


The music paper is part of hubbies book, less one page lol, this has been inked, the image has also been inked, the border is a piece of lace and 3 hearts placed on the top

I used stamps from Crafty Secrets Clear Art - Material Girl and paper from K&Co Isabella pad.


Made with a glittery backing paper with a black textured paper on top. I used Halloween stickers and a cat button as embellishments, and a blue sparkle border around the black to finish.

Okies, I have used some rocking horse backing papers and added a picture of a rocking horse, and distressed it a lot !!! added some lace and beads and a button !!! shock horror a button !!! and then i printed the vintage sentiment off, as mine seem to have disapeared xx

For this atc I have used an image from Joanna sheens atc assistant cd rom, loads of vintage on there. Some K & co papers and added some peel offs


I dug out my See D's stamps for this one, old buttons, stitching and thimbles! Inked in various colours.
I added a frame from my stash and aged a couple of paper flowers with some distress ink,
finished off with a couple of brads! x x

I covered my ATC with cute Reindeer backing paper, and then added some velum (on which I stamped and coloured some holly leaves) to this I've added a little robin that I stamped onto white card and coloured with ProMarker and lastly some gold trim. I'm going to use this ATC as a topper on a Christmas card.

Here is mine .. am image from a collage sheet and some backing papers i had lying around . A gold peel off a button with brads through the holes and  flower ... Image is offset as i like to be differant lol x


Camera atc used digi stamps coloured in with pro markers an finished off with 

card candi xxx


I took a vintage photo and inked around the edges
added some colour and some perlidoodles & embellishment


        I began with a layer of blue vintage paper from my stash . .I distressed the edges then added the vintage image from a Hot off the Press 8"x8" book of vintage images and papers .I then added some rhinestones as embellishments.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

9th October - 23rd October 12th Challenge Anything Girlie or Anything Goes

The team would like to thank everyone who took part in our last challenge, we all hope that you will join us again this fortnight


This is what our lovely design team have been making. The winner of challenge 11 will be announced at mid day on the 9th October.

I used a favourite Personal Impressions stamp for this wistful lady. The poppies are a Lavinia stamp, and the other flowers are Stampin' Up. I couldn't find a good spot to put the word, so I did my usual trick and stamped it onto tissue paper!

Ok here is mine .. Usual for me at the moment is stamps and distress inks .. must be my thing , Hope you like

Purples ATC

I used DCWV card stock
A didi image coloured with
Koh-i-noor pencils and promarkers (on her face)
finished with a diva brad and a gem

I decided to dig out one of my old Sweet Pea stamps - Mad Tea Party by Ching-chou Kuik for this. I watercoloured the image and added some Sakura Stardust pens for a bit of bling.


For my ATC this fortnight I have taken an image and added some color to the image with a gel Pen, I have added metal music note and some gold rhinestones, then to finish I have added two aqua feathers to the doors. xx

Caro's ATC

I don't do girlie very well, but saw an ATC similar and it gave me the idea
of a sort of scarecrow girl.

Getting ready for Halloween. I love my weird and spooky crafting, so I'm inspired at the moment! The stamps are from Stampotique, coloured with Promarkers, and the background is spray inks by Dylusions

Winning Entry for 'What Little Boys Are Made Of'

All the DT team of the ATC Blog Challenge would like to thank everyone for the wonderful entris we have received.

The winner, picked by Mr Linky is Elizabeth Yeong.

If you would like to get in touch, we can post out your prize.
Thank you again to everyone else who entered and please keep entering you never know if you will win or not.


Judie & the DT