Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Craft-Room Bingo

Good morning it's that time again!   A new Craft-Room Challenge to share with you.

With all the glorious weather we are enjoying (with the odd welcome spot of rain), and the school holidays in full swing you might not have the time/energy/inclination to craft.    But if you do we have a fabulous theme for you this time.

After your fantastic response to to Suzanne's Heat Embossing challenge we cannot wait to see what you make of this one!   Mervi dreamt up the Bingo Grid, and the whole idea of our very first Bingo theme.    Don't you just love her choices?   All you have to do is decide which line top to bottom, side to side or on the diagonal you are going to use.

We also have a very special one off sponsor for you this time.   Sweet Poppy Stencils

As a big fan of this business I was thrilled when they gave me a floral stencil, a paste spreader and a pot of their 'Glossy White' paste.   One lucky person will be drawn at random to receive this set of goodies.

For my sample I chose to recycle a kraft paper bag.   This was one of the projects I worked on at a crafting retreat week-end recently.    The line at the heart of this is Flower - Stencil - Kraft.     The stencil I used is another Sweet Poppy one this time Poppy (10% of the sales of this stencil go to the Poppy Appeal).  Dimension paste pushed through and Stampendous Shabby ep sprinkled over the wet paste.

Looking at it while it was drying I wondered what to do next with the bag.   What are the other 6 items on the grid? rubber stamping my favourite thing to do, brown OK I'll stamp some swirls in brown.   Butterfly, and Gems Liz has a really sweet butterfly die which she let me use, after dusting the little embellies with inks Gems were stuck to their bodies.   That left Blue and Lace, out with the dusters and blue ink pad the bag is edged in blue finally a little strip of lace along the top.   Full House!   The bag came from a shop a long time ago and has become creased over time which just adds  to the finished project.
As always it is over to you now and we are ready and waiting to see how you use Mervi's grid.

There are other Design Teams who are ready, keen, and eager to see what we make of their theme's, they might like this one and they are:
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts - Butterflies
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Bloggers - Alter it
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh my you made the full house!
    Fabulous altering, lovely bag, and all the items looks beautiful together;-))m

  2. Fabulous Bag and colors Zoe. Visiting from MIM for a look..Loz

  3. Amazing piece of craft from you again Zoe...great minds think alike with the texture past....Love the colouring on your kraft coloured bag too! xx

  4. Great idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM!
    Rene :D

  5. How pretty - fabulous way to recycle a gift bag! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  6. A brilliant altered bag, I love how you've used all the elements from the grid.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts . what a fantastic idea i have loads of paper bags I might try something myself

  8. Hvor er det bare et super flot kort.

    1000 tak for at du deltager på udfordring på Card and scrap.

    DT Sanne

  9. I always just love how you Fearlessly create - it comes across in every thing you make, this is no exception - pretty and Unique- love it Debi xxoox

  10. Oh, this is so beautiful Zoe, I love the stencilling, the colours are stunning with a beautiful sparkle, and the little butterfly is lovely!

    Maria xx

  11. Such a nice coloured paper bag ! Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap !

    Hjørdis DT

  12. What a fabulous way to recycle, very pretty gift bag. Thank you for joining us over on SeemaCrafts Karen DT member xx

  13. Hi, Larelle-Susanne here from Seemacrafts Design team just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering in the butterfly challenge. I loved your creativity and love that butterfly bag. Great share! I hope you are able to participate in future challenges.good luck ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne


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