Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mellow Yellow

Hi everyone! It's Lisa here to introduce our challenge which is

~ Mellow Yellow ~

and we're looking for projects that feature the colour yellow.  

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Sami Stamps

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We have an awesome Tutorial
Deneen has a wonderful Dresser Side-Step card tutorial to share with us.


I came across a cute Dresser Side-Step card a few years ago and made a template so that it would fit an invitation sized envelope when folded.

Image Sami Stamps - Bundle of Dreams

Guest Designer
Janes Journal using Rose Bride 
What a gorgeous card Jane and so pretty too!
 Love the way you have tipped the wings too.

Our Design Team

Samantha using Egg Bunny
Tip: I have a little link for you 
here is the Mini pom pom Tutorial


Tip: Cupcake cups can make some pretty inexpensive
and fun flowers with some bling and buttons as the centers!

Okay, it's your turn to wow us with your yellow projects. 
Happy Spring from the TTT ladies!

Winners & Top 3 for Buttons/Bows challenge

It's Kat here with all the winners for this challenge and it seems like you enjoyed our buttons/bows theme as we had so many gorgeous entries.
Thanks for sharing your creations with us and I loved looking through them all.

The random choice for the Whimsy stamps prize ($15 gift voucher) is:-
#36 - Caz

The random choice for the Bugaboo digi stamps prize (7 digis of your choice) is:-
#81 - Lynne

Congratulations to you both!

Please email Top Tip Tuesday to claim your prizes.

Top 3

It was a hard task to pick just 3 as I would have liked to have chosen many more but eventually I settled on these 3, in no particular order...

Really pretty colours and lots of lovely buttons!

#21 - Anna
Fab image and detailing - love the fishtails...and the great button/bow combo!

#96 - Helene
So pretty in pink and wow to that bow!

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Top Tipper

#54 - Andrea

Andrea says..."to save time and thread I only stitched the edges on the pink background paper that are visible"

You win our Guest Designer spot this time, congrats! 

Please email Samantha on our Top Tip Tuesday email.

Lisa will be here shortly with our next challenge so I hope you will come and join in the fun :-)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Buttons or bows

Hello there!

It's Kat here to host our new challenge but before I get on to that I have some sad news...this will be Clarissa's last challenge with us due to health issues.
It has been a joy to have you on the team, we wish you all the best and there will always be a place for you here if you are able to come back :-)

Ok, on to our theme for this challenge and we want to see...

Buttons or Bows

And we have a fabulous treat this challenge as we have 2 awesome sponsors - Bugaboo & Whimsy so that means 2 winners - YAY!


Anyone have trouble tying bows? Who knew that such a tiny thing could drive you over the edge of sanity. Well I hope the follow Tips help you stay calm.

Nicole Kowalk has some instructions for tying a few different bow types.

Operation Write Home shows step-by-step how to tie a bow using a fork.

Evermine Blog uses the bunny ear method to tie the perfect bow.

The ever popular Bow Easy, shown on Stamp TV by Gina K. Designs.
This is a video and the instructions start around 3:20.

This week's Bow or Button Pinterest Boards to check out:

Hope you found those useful!

Now for some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team;

using Bugaboo Brat Bugs

TIP: If you want to have some grass on your project, you can use a chive scissors and cut your green paper with it

Coming soon!

using Umbrella Mouse by Bugaboo

My Tip is a simple one, Make your bow a different colour to your main ribbon pick out a little bit of colour from  your image to give it a pop of colour. I use the bunny ears bow method and it works everytime!

Coming soon!

Using Dandelion Butterflies from Bugaboo Stamps
Tip: Buttons can make fabulous centers to flowers and make them have more dimension.

Now it's over to you and we can't wait to see your creations with buttons and/or bows :-)

Don't forget that if you leave us a little tip we might pick you as a guest designer - just add 'tip' on your linky entry.