Thursday, 1 September 2011

*A* Thirsty Thursday

Welcome to the start of Thirsty Thursdays! We are so glad you joined us. If you are new to our blog, welcome, and please take a couple of minutes to read this post which will tell you a little more about Thirsty Thursdays.

Thirsty Thursday is where we quench your creative thirst with our alphabet challenge series which, as you would expect, starts at the beginning of the alphabet with the letter A. Your challenge is to take inspiration from one or more of the "A" 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 and no need to feel pressured to participate - it's all good fun! So what do we have to inspire you with for the letter A?

A is for A Trip Down Memory Lane - you can take your "A" inspiration from this if you like. Maybe choose an older photo, recall when it was taken and what memories it brings to mind and create a page based on this.

A is for Ann (me) from the Design team - you could scraplift one of my layouts from the 2011 gallery for your challenge this week.

A is for Authentique - one of our newer manufacturers that we now stock. The papers are deliciously textured, heavy weight and in scrumptious colours, and the alphabet stickers to coordinate are great value too. Why not create for this challenge using Authentique papers?

A is also for Alphabet & American Crafts - we have a broad range of alphabets stickers in the store including Thickers a-plenty! Why not create a page heavy on alphabet lettering on your layout to meet the "A" challenge.

A is for AQUA - Finally a colour challenge for you. Use aqua coloured products on your creation and check out our store for examples of Aqua products.

Each week we will not only provide some challenge prompts but we will also share a couple of projects from the design team that meet one or more of the challenges.

This week I wanted to share a layout I created recently as part of a challenge to scrap in Aqua combined with Red and White - not something I would have necessarily thought of doing but with the right photos (or even black and white images) a great fresh looking layout with a punch of intense colour can be created.

Karen Moss shares her "In this family" layout to illustrate the use of multiple alphabets on a page.

So are you eager to partake in this challenge and create along with us?
We will post the next letter in the alphabet challenge next week and every week thereafter on Thirsty Thursdays. We would love for you to join us each week but remember you can pick these challenges up as and when you like, they will stay up on the blog indefinitely.

We look forward to seeing your layouts, cards or other papercraft creations using the letter A prompts - be sure to share your projects with us using the link below and leave us lovely comments letting us know how you are getting on with the challenge! At the end of the month we will draw a random challenge entry from the Thirsty Thursday entries of that month to win a little something from the store.