Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Pink, Blue and Green Winner!

My apologies again - I forgot to pick a winner of our Pink, Blue and Green challenge, so without further ado, the winner is, Ann from Always Making Stuff. Congratulations Ann, if you email me with your details I'll get the pens in the post to you together with some stamped Magnolia images (and I just got some Halloween ones today so will include some of those too).

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Something Different

This week we would like you to do something different with your ATC. Although Artist Trading Cards are meant to be traded, sometimes we make them for a blog challenge and end up with a pile in a box, so this week we hope to give you some ideas for using them on 'Something Different'. You can choose your own design, just remember to use one of the cute faced stamps such as Magnolia, Hanglar, Cuddly Buddly etc. You can show us before and after pictures or just the finished project, and it would help us a lot if you could include a direct link to your creation on your blog. If you don't have a blog and would like to join in the fun with us please send your pictures to one of the Design Team members to load at the end of this post. Here are some ideas for your inspiration:





Annie Inside Caz


Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New Beginnings Prize Winner

Our thanks to Steph of Southern Fairy Designs for being our Guest Designer and setting the theme of New Beginnings last week. The winner of Steph's goodies is .. .. Beth with My Little Card Blog. Congratulations Beth! If you contact Steph she will arrange to pass on your goodies.

Pink, Blue and Green

Hello again! This week we have a colour challenge for you to create your ATC with Pink, Blue and Green and there is a prize of Sakura Souffle pens in those colours plus stamped images of the new Magnolia Autumn Tilda and Edwin stamps. Don't forget, we no longer limit you to working with Magnolia stamps, you can use any cute round faced images you might have. The sizes and details for making an ATC are on the side bar and take a look at the Design Team's creations below for some inspiration.





Maria Shary



Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Welcome Friends Winner

The randomly chosen winner of the Magnolia stamp and other goodies for the Welcome Friends Challenge is Beth - My Little Card Blog. Congratulations Beth, if you can email me your address I'll pop them in the post to you.
Andrea x

New Beginnings

Thank you everybody for joining in the fun with us last week and welcoming Tilda's Friends to the ATC themes. Please come back a little later to find out who has won the Magnolia stamp and images from our very own Magnolia Design Team Member, Andrea. Details for making your ATC are on the side bar, and don't forget you can now include other cute round faced people on your design, although we don't want to forget Tilda!

This week it is the turn of our Guest Designer Steph, aka Southern Fairy, to set the challenge and tell you a little about herself .. ..

"I haven't been blogging long but I've certainly thrown myself into it! I've clocked up around 300 posts and the majority of them are challenge pieces, I love a good challenge! I have picked the theme 'New Beginnings' as it opens up so many possibilities for so many people. My new beginning is going back to final year at uni and knowing that I'll be working full time this time next year earning my engineers licence that I've worked so hard for with all the coursework and exams. Perhaps your new beginning is having a baby, moving house, a new relationship, getting engaged or married, a new job, a child starting school or maybe it's your first ever blog challenge. Whatever your new beginning is I hope it's a happy one and brings you what you want and deserve."

And Steph has a prize for one lucky entry, some print ribbons, stamped images (including some new PB and Spiral Whisper) and some charms. So let's see your ATC's for this week's theme of


Our Guest Designer StephCaz


Shary Andrea Annie

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Welcome Friends!

After discussing with Tilda and Friends we have decided to invite along some of the other characters you may have in your stamping box! We all love Tilda, but realise that sometimes it can be refreshing to use a different stamp now and then on our ATCs, so from now on please feel free to use other images that feature the cute round faces we have come to love. Suggestions would be the Scandinavian family of Hanglar and Stanglar that are soon to be available to us in the UK at Funky Kits or perhaps the Sugar Nellie Hamish and Maggie or Luca and Nellie. Or you could use one of the Cuddly Buddly people stamps (not the animals or bears though, unless that is the theme one week) or some of the cute people from Sprial Whisper, Precious Moments, or the Country Girls from Alota stamps. We do not want to see any Sarah Kay, Sweet Ebony or similar styles as although we love these images, they are more realistic in design and there are already several blogs featuring them. So please keep to the cute round faces and take your inspiration each week from the design team's creations.

Information for making ATCs is on the side bar and this week there is no set theme so please just have fun and make a cute ATC, then leave us a link so we can come and take a look. We are so pleased to have Andrea on the design team here with us, and as she is also a design team member for Magnolia Stamps, her ATC each week will feature a Magnolia image. The rest of the design team members will no doubt be showing you different stamped images from time to time and those that are on the design teams of different stamp manufacturers will be telling us a little about themselves, and the stamps they design with, in the coming weeks.

First of all, here's a little bit from Andrea:

Hi, I'm Andrea and those of you who know me , know that I am a bit of a Magnoliaholic and I am so lucky to be on the Magnolia DT. I love using Tildas and Edwins and all the accessories, they are just perfect for ATCs as well as cards. I find ATCs are ideal for making into quick cards and for using as toppers or for decorating little books etc.

I have made my ATC using the gorgeous new Cross Stitch Tilda and also a gatefold card using an identical ATC. I have a brand new Cross Stitch Tilda and some stamped images, ribbons and flowers to send to one randomly chosen winner so why not join in the fun and make some ATCs and remember you don't just have to use Magnolia images anymore, as Tilda would love to see some new friends. To be in with a chance of winning just leave us a link to your ATC.


And here are the ATCs the rest of the DT have made to share with you this week:

Annie Caz Caz has also made a card using her ATC this week.



Lynn has also made a Door Hanger using her ATC