Thursday, 22 September 2011

*D* Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday once more as we quench your creative thirst with out our alphabet challenge series - Welcome to week 4 and the letter D! If you have yet to play along with any of the previous weeks worry not, just join in when you can. Your challenge is to take inspiration from one or more of the "D" prompts below to make a layout, card or another crafty project. You can join in every week or as and when you are able, there are no deadlines just plenty of crafty fun! So lets see how the letter D will be inspiring us this week...

D is DAUGHTERS - Scrapbook a photograph of your daughter for this week's challenge, or youself with your mum, or make a card suitable for a daughter.

D is for DAWN from the Design team -How about scraplifting this layout by Dawn from the design team gallery last year. A great way to make the most of those scraps of paper left over after another creation, or maybe at the end of a collection pack.

D is for DISTRESS (INKS/STICKLES) - Create a layout or card using distressing techniques, tearing, inking or even distress stickles.

D is for DOODLING - whether it be freehand (if you are brave enough) or using one of the many doodling templates we have in the store we'd love to see doodling featured on your projects this week.

D is for DIECUTS - So many options to choose from here including the new 3d flower diecuts from MLS which you simply pop out and roll from the outside edge into the centre and secure with a glue dot for fab dimensional accents to your cards or pages. Or maybe choose a die cut paper for the background to your next page.

This week we wanted to share this LOVE layout from Debbie. Created for the February 2011 gallery earlier this year it features distress ink to define the edges of the papers.

Dawn's delightful layout here displays both a die-cut paper and doodling examples.

Mel went to a crop recently and one of the challenges was to make a card using some mini die cut card blanks. She added two mini cards together yo make a gatefold and used paper scraps to decorate behind the die cut aperture and tiny die cut snow flakes to decorate the front.

So that is another suite of alphabet inspired prompts to quench your creative thirst this week. We have loved the feedback we have received on how you are enjoying the challenges each week - keep them coming! Don't forget you have until October 1st to be eligible for a prize for sharing your Thirsty Thursday creations with us from this month, then we will start again with another prize for next month's prompts.