Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Craft-Room Challenge 1st Birthday

Gosh Craft-Room Challenge is a year old!  Such a year so many people following and sharing their terrific art work with us.   And the team, what a fabulous group they are to work with, they and you have made it not just a popular challenge but great fun.

Thank you  Mervi ,  Hazel ,  Esther ,  Nikki ,  Debi ,  Maria,   Suzanne  and  Julia .

Now we could not let the occasion pass without a celebration and that means a blog hop with lots of prizes.  Like all such events the rules are simple, our hop has a little twist instead of looking for a letter at each stop there will be a very easy to answer question.    Remember do not leave the answer
to the question in your comment!  But do please leave a comment at each stop, there is a prize donated by each team member to be won, selected from the comments left at each blog.   Collect all your answers and send them in an email to me (Zoechaos) the winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries received.  If the email link does not work, my email address is zoechaos@btopenworld.com.

There is a prize at each stop including the Challenge, just leave a comment at each stop.   The main prize is one of Liz Welch's Bend it Shape it DVD's which will go to the someone who sends me an email with all the correct answers.   The usual random draw will be used to make the selection.

The stops along the way are:

Liz Welch Yes Liz is joining us on the Blog Hop

 So this is the last stop, time to go back to the Craft-Room Challenge find the question there and send all your answers to me.   Oh you are looking for a question here, hope you will find this a really easy one

What is your FAVOURITE paper-crafting technique? 

We have a challenge for you as well!   Julia thought there could be only one theme 'Birthday' so over to you make anything you like so long as it has the word Birthday on it somewhere.   Our Sponsor for the challenge is Julia, we started supported and sponsored by Julia who during the year closed the shop but she still has a few goodies tucked away.

You would think wouldn't you that with a question like What is your FAVOURITE paper-crafting technique? I would have used mine for my sample.   Not sure it is my favourite but it is certainly one of them.   Embossing past pushed through a Sweet Poppy stencil and left to dry for a day.   The stencil was then laid back over the image and gilding glue dabbed through it.  Stencil removed and washed, gilding flakes cover the image.   The background is an old one made with shaving foam, and yes the greeting is a peel off one.

We hope you have enjoyed the celebration hop and will join in with the challenge at our favourite challenge Craft-Room Challenge


  1. Thank you Zoe!!! For all your fab work, love this card too , deb x

  2. Cute card Zoe. I bet it looks fabulous in real life. Happy 1st birthday to the Craft Room, cheers Linda

  3. Loving this beautiful creation of yours.
    My favourite technique is anything to do with a paper folding technique.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  4. Great technique - one I have yet to try!

  5. Fab card and technique x happy 1st birthday x

  6. such a gorgeous card - it looks good here and i bet it's better and has depth IRL! seen so many lovely creations as i've done the hop! hugs Karen x

  7. As a cat owner of course I love the card. It has real texture to it which makes it very interesting.

  8. Happy birthday Zoe lol. It's been a wonderful year and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Love this card, very appropriate for you, wonderful gilding flake technique. Julia xxxx

  9. oh this is gorgeous .. i love that technique
    Lisa x

  10. Thank you Zoe for all of your work for the team, you rock!
    Gorgeous card, happy birthday;-))m

  11. Zoe - Gorgeous elegant cat..love it. What a lovely year it has been working along side you and the girls...Thank you for all you hard work putting everything together..Happy birthday..Esther xx

  12. how unique! LOVE it! So Glad I hopped by!
    Karen C

  13. Wonderful ideas and a great challenge blog you have made at Craft Room Challenges

    Happy Birthday


  14. It's been a brilliant year Zoe, thank you for your hard work and as Mervi says "You Rock", and your card is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. Happy birthday ,! Great challenges and a great team have made this such a success long may it continue. !!! How could you possibly choose a favourite you know so many and are a master of them all. Love your cat and that embossing is gorgeous lovely texture.


  16. This is stunning Zoe. I love how you've used the gilding flakes on this with the embossing paste, it's so effective. I've absolutely loved the last year at Craft-Room, I'd like to say a big thank you for all you hard work and help - it's like having a 2nd family now!

    Maria x

  17. Not been with your DT long but thank you for all your hard work and organisation and making me so welcome. You know I think your card is a stunner...amazing! Suzanne x

  18. Happy 1st birthday - I'm glad I stumbled across your blog, I've enjoyed my first ever blog hop! Your cat card is lovely too, love claire x

  19. Another cat lover here, and I think the elegance of your card really suits the image. :-) Beautiful piece. How did you do the background with shaving foam, of all things??? Enquiring minds need to know....

    Velvet at www.crafting-chaos.co.uk

  20. What a cute kitty! Fab work! Hugs! xx

  21. Beautiful cat and a great card to celebrate the 1st birthday. Just love the Craft Room Challenges and now a first blog hop for me as well. Thank you

    Love Chrissie xx

  22. Beautiful kitty.......love how your card turned out!


  23. That's such a sweet stencil Zoe love how you have used it :)
    Von x♥x

  24. Great card Zoe, love the stencil : )
    Happy 1st Birthday Craft Room Challenge, thank you Zoe for organising the blog hop : )


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