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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Godelieve Tijskens is doing it for the BIRDS

Here we are again, another month another challenge this time from another very talented designer whom I met through Chris a little over 3 years ago when I first started blogging.

Godelieve is from Belguim and not only is she a busy mum and a creative artist she is also a talented photographer and has used one of her photos which she took yesterday morning of this gorgeous Robin in 2 of her Artist Trading Cards she has created for us this month.

Godelieve also sent us the picture of her Robin and gives all our lovely members and readers permission to use it in their art work or on their Christmas cards.
Thank You Godelieve. xxx

Her Bio

My name is Godelieve Tijskens.
I’m living in a small village in Belgium, with my husband. We have two grown sons. One of them needs special care, and is living with us. He takes a lot of our time.

After doing several other crafts, such as knitting, embroidery and sewing, I started making cards.

I love to use stamping, several styles and techniques but often my cards are quick and easy. Distress inks, Ecoline inks and heat embossing are some of my favorite things in card making these days.

I’m a design team member of Art Journey and Darkroom Door.
My work has been published in Craft Stamper Magazine and Art Specially Magazine.

I also like photography, sometimes I use my photos on cards.
I show my work on my stamping blog

and my photography blog


Pop on over to Godelieve's blogs, you will be glad you did.... you will be so inspired and her work is top notch.

Someone else wanted to get in the picture today I wonder who that could be???

Her first time she met the snow.

If you are wondering why I have put a pic of Mimi right in the middle of Godelieve's Bio and challenge its because I uploaded it and tried to move it BUT couldn't and then tried to delete it BUT your stuck with her... can anyone guess what she is thinking??? Photo taken by Jordie my GGD.

Back to the challenge.... here is Godleieve's lovely Robin pic for you plus her fab Artist Trading Cards that are up for grabs.

Here Godelive has used both Crafty Individual and Darkroom Door stamps plus one of the cuttlebug folders in her creations.

A huge thank you now for Heather our November guest desiger.
If any of you have not yet received all of your swaps I can only apologies yet again... I have just spent 1 month and 2 days in bed... knocked off my feet with not just one virus but 2 ....oh!!!!! I don't do anything by halves... lol.... I have never been sooooooo physically ill apart from the time I was 6mths pregnant and had bronchial pneumonia.... This is how bad it has been ......I have not even been well enough for my pals Chris and Debbie to visit me and be able do Crafty stuff with them....SORRY Chris and Deb.... I will make it up to you when I am out of my sick bed. I have lost some weight though so something good has come out of this hahaha.
I hope to get MY Nov ATC's made this anyone who has not yet had time to complete Heathers Masculine challenge there still time to get them in and due to the bad weather and mail I am going to leave Novembers challenge open until the end of December along with Godelieve's BIRD challenge, please send them in together, no problems.
A HUGE thank you to my GGD Jordie who has been staying here with me to take care of being Marley, Mimi and Me....all of this in between doing her college work too. THANK YOU.... you are and ANGEL xxx

Take care and happy crafting to you all, don't forget to wrap up well.
Chriss xxx

Sunday, 14 November 2010


Thank you for all of your good wishes that came my way during a bad time but I am back and back to deliver, I have missed this blog and all it's wonderful followers the lovely people I consider to be my blogland friends.

It will take some catching up but I will get back on track.

And so to start us off we have a fab challenge from a lovely friend and well known mixed media artist in both blogland and the craft world.... The lovely Heather and if you don't already know her you do not know what you are missing....go visit her gawjuss blog you will be glad that you did.

This is what Heather had to say about herself
Who knew that a rubber stamp of a Scottie dog would lead to a passion for mixed media art?
I'm Heather Robinson and I am a self-taught mixed media/altered art/collage artist with roots in rubber stamping.
Up until about 5 years ago, I was a stamping whirlwind making greeting cards by the hundreds.
A good friend convinced me (reluctantly at first) to try making artist trading cards and my world opened up from there.
I began dabbling in collage and it felt to me like “coming home”. I had always had an interest in altering books, likely spurred on by the fact that I’m a librarian and spend my days surrounded by books, but I had never really devoted much time to it.
That changed when I was invited to participate in a number of round robin journal projects.
Recent passions include beeswax collage, encaustic art and art journaling.

I have been published in “Rubber Stamper”, “Stampers' Sampler”, “Take Ten” and “Artful Blogging” magazines.

A big thank you to Linda who set our brilliant Tryptich challenge my word her Artist Trading Cards which she created were amazing.
Our MAN TO MAN challenge will run until the end of November...I know it's not long but I wish to catch up for Decembers challenge.
Our lovely guests ATC designers LYN, CHRIS AND KIMMIE will be with us in the new year... more incredible designs and challenges to look forward to.
For all those who asked of Marley and Mimi they are doing well thank you pics to be posted soon of them both.
I have to make a trip to the post office in the morning with all the back log of Artist Trading Cards...thank you for being so understanding. xxx
For new peeps out there who wish to join in please complete 5 Artist Trading Cards on the theme ....keeping one for yourself and sending 4 into be swapped.

Happy Sunday...Heather has been away from her blog for a little while however she will be blogging for us today Canada time x

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Where has the 5 weeks gone???

Thank you to those who joined in our tryptich ATC challenge we had some wonderful ones in.

The back log of ATC's are about ready for Monday mornings post Phew!!!

Above ATC's are just a little taster of what is to come tomorrow for our manly challenge.

See you Sunday with this challenge xxx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Linda's triptych ATC templates

Please see the post below for the Triptych ATC challenge.
Anyone who may have printed the template off from the post below will find that I got it wrong and it didnt work, silly so my pal Chris came to the rescue... the templates above are what you need.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Linda's Triptych Treasures

Freelance mixed media artist for this fabulous challenge is the very talented Linda.

Here s what Linda told us about herself...

I was born in Perth, Western Australia but travelled across the Nullabor with my boys a couple of years back and planted my feet firmly in Sydney.

I have tried a lot of arts and crafts and mostly enjoy experimenting with mixed media. I began my passion for paper as a scrapbooker but went on to ATCs and other off the page projects before settling into collage type art. Currently I keep busy with two young sons, my study (bach. degree of social science & bach. degree in arts), as well as teaching and promoting my art around Australia...someday I hope to go international.

I have been published in a handful of craft magazines for my ATCs and cards and enjoy working on design teams for companies such as Paper Artsy, Scrapware and Altered Pages.
The sky is the limit and I am having a blast :)
Linda B

These stunning Artist Trading Cards were created by linda using 3 different templates which she kindly provided for us ....see post above for the templates.

Linda describes this look as her 'manky look of the moment... delicate, feminine and GRUNGY just like her' lol.

I think that you will agree with me they are FABULOUS.

Linda's blog and art work is amazing please pop over H E R E and pay her a visit.


Date closes on the 31st October.

Thank you

UPDATE... Thanks Karen for your question.... THERE IS NO THEME.... it's open to your own ideas..... just enjoy doing them.

Sunday, 3 October 2010



Have you ever lost the plot, don't know where your going and life gets in the way of the things you know you should be doing but the longer you leave it the harder it is to do it and no amount of reasoning with yourself can change that.

Then the panic and anxiety attacks take over.... I have been here many times but not to the stage where this lovely blog has suffered.

Wth the help of my crafty pal Chris (who you all know) I am back on my computer for the 1st time in 2months. Thank you Chris. x

Sorry there has not been any challenges for a little while and that your lovely swaps have not been sent out...that is about to change as help is coming my way from friends Chris and Debbie.


Monday starts the challenge set by the lovely Linda which I told you about so long ago.

Hope that you have all had a good weekend.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Meet Mimi


I am Mimi the new member of the family and I am the reason my mummy didn't blog on Thursday night as promised.... I gave her such a fright

I went off to see Mark my vet on Thursday afternoon if ever you need a vet and you live near to me I recommend Mark he is soooo nice...well as I was saying I am the reason mummy didn't post your challenge.... I had my second vaccination and was very poorly after it ...I was sick on Thursday night and I still keep falling asleep and I am off my food too.... and every time mummy moves away from me I just follow her so she has been nursing me for 3 days and I am loving it. ;)

If you are wondering what I am..besides being one spoiled pup I am a daddy is a Pug and my biological mummy is a Shitz Tzu... My mummy Chriss is so pleased I am not a Shit-Pug although I lived up to that name for sometime when I came to live with Marley and her.... b4 coming to live here I had some other parents who chose me from the litter but 12 weeks later they decided they no longer wanted me :(... and my Auntie Cheryl my mums daughter cunningly asked Claire my foster mum if she could borrow me for a little while just so she could show me off to Chriss...who by the way NEVER, NEVER, NEVER wanted a dog and the rest is history Mummy fell in love with me in seconds....well who could blame her after all I am gorgeous.
So to date I have had A biological mummy, parents who kept me from the litter, my foster mum Claire who looked after me until I was adopted by Mummy Chriss and Marley.
We have been very busy toilet training and it is soooo hard work believe me but I think mummy is really pleased with me 'cos she keeps telling me I am a 'good girl'.
I have been learning all about Artist Trading Cards and here is a glimpse of what July's challenge is about .... we know we are late but we will put that right and catch up... thank you for all the lovely comments.

The above ATC is the inside of one from Linda's challenge isn't it amazing...all will be revealed.
Hope that you have all had a great weekend.

Thursday, 22 July 2010



Unable to explain my reasons for being late in posting... but can say in less than a year I am forced to move house again... hope that you understand... stuff has not been good but I am back to blogging once more.
Sorry for letting you down.

I will be back this evening with your challenge for July and of course it will be extended due to being posted late... Do come back and join in with it, it is a fab challenge...set by linda... you will love it.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

sorry cannot upload this months challenge


It's the first of the month and I should be here with a fab new monthly challenge for July

BUT Mr Blogger is playing games and will not let me me put my pics on.

Will keep trying throughout the day.

The challenge is set by a very talented lady you are going to love it and if you are lucky enough to get one of hers you will be thrilled.

As soon as I have managed to upload I will email our members.

Monday, 21 June 2010



OOOOPS!!!! I was playing with the templates and everything on here is a bit muxed ip... normal services will resume as soon as possible. :)

Monday, 14 June 2010

Doodle, Artist Trading Card Swaps

Hi There,

More fab 'Doodle' Artist Trading Cards and once again I am naming them from memory so if I get them wrong please do let me know.

Many many thanks to all the warm emails I received in response to my last email... It is wonderful to know we have so many understanding friends out there. THANK YOU XXX

Welcome to our new followers and to the new Artist Trading Card swappers who have emailed asking to join in with us :))))
Remember you can find Junes challenge on June 1st post it has been set by our talented designer Margaret.... will be round visiting those that have put them on your blogs already well done to you.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Doodle Artist Trading Cards Showcase

Happy Sunday everyone.

I know these Artist Trading Cards's have been a long time coming sorry for the delay.

I took photo's of the Doodle ATC challenge entries as my Scanner was what you might call kaput
at the time.

I am also croping and putting your names on from memory and so if I get them wrong please do let me know and I will change them.

Things are slowly getting back on track here and I hope to catch up with visiting you and catchig up with blogging your Artist Trading Cards .
Have a good day with your Artist Trading Cards