Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Last post of 2011

So here we are at the last post of 2011.
Loved your anything goes projects of last week - please do forgive us if we have not visited this week but I promise we will - I am sure you understand how busy the team have been.

we still have a fabulous winner though picked by our faithful pal Mr Linky!
So big congrats to 

Number 116

Please get in touch about a guest spot.

Onto this week which as its the last week of the month is Altered week
This week we would like to see you use any packaging you received this Christmas - altered to look fabulous instead of heading for the bin.
As always on Altered week we are sponsored by our good friends at The Craft Barn

Only a few of the team are playing today due to other commitments but do check back as projects will be added as the week goes on.

First up here is the wonderful Pat
who has recycled wrapping paper to make a new decoration for next year!

Stop by her blog to find out more here

and here is Janets project which was a box that held her sons Christmas socks!

Now transformed into a box to hold her daughters sketching pens and pencils - amazing what pretty papers can do!
Stop by Janets project here

And here's Michelle's Project made from a bauble which contained sweets (wonder who ate those) and some lovely ribbons and trimmings which came wrapped around her gifts

She's filled the bauble with perfumed bath salts and later today she'll show you how to make them here

Michelle and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful team for all their hard work and commitment over the last year. 
Producing a project a week when you have a busy life is sometimes quite challenging and the standard of what the team produce is so high we are often agog at their talents.
I would also like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors and of course our participants - you are so talented its a pleasure to see your projects.

Happy crafting and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Anything Goes

Loved all your fabulous tags last week there are going to be some very lucky folks receiving gifts with those on this Christmas!

Our lucky randomly picked winner is

Number 11

Please email us about a guest spot.

Onto this week which is anything goes

Our team as always had fun playing with the open theme so here are there gorgeous creations





And now this weeks very talented Guest Designer Kelly

Check out the link on our sidebar to find out more about Kelly.

They are just wonderful!
So whatever you are creating this week do bear us in mind - we love to see your art work and with the theme of anything goes the skies the limit!
Have fun creating folks xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tagtastic - Gift Tags Galore!!

Hi everyone

Sorry the post is so late today I did set it up and scheduled it but it looks as though the post is hiding in blogland somewhere as there is no sign of it anywhere!

Nevermind, it wont take a minute to get it done again

Some fabulous entries in last weeks challenge that Father Christmas is everywhere at the moment! and the winner of the voucher of


Number 10

Drop us a line to claim your prize and let us know if you'd like a spot as a guest DT

So this week it's TAG week and there'll be no question about what you could use your tag for this week.

Here's the samples from the DT.

Carole - again

There'll be a few more to come later today when I get all the pictures back in place.

In the meantime have fun and dont get too stressed with all those last minute preparations and if you have a tag or two in the making pop them on the linky below and let us see them.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Its all about the big guy - Card Week

Didn't you LOVE the altered tins last week. I must say I turned my nose up a little at the thought of altering a baked bean tin but WOW did you change my mind big time!!

Still there can only be one winner of the fabulous £15 voucher from The Craft Barn and this week it's

Number 7

Congratulations Catherine, please contact us at the TioT email address

Now on to The Big Guy Himself (and no I don't mean Tim Holtz) who has a whole day dedicated just to him TODAY St Nicholas' day

Father Christmas

What is it? something like 18 days till he squishes down our chimneys

Ahhhh Better get cracking!!!!!

And because it's the CARD WEEK we are sponsored as usual by

See if you like the samples this week



and last but not least our very talented Guest Designer this week .....

You can read more about Lisa on the sidebar and on her blog Lisa Sparkle and Stamps.

Now aren't they all just getting you in that Christmas spirit.

I wonder how many different Santa Stamps there are out there

(Bet Janet's got all of them!!) lol

Hope you have a great week - cant wait to see how many Santas you can come up with

x The TioT Team

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Alter it - Transform a can.

Hi all

Wow we scared you off with the shrink plastic last week, was it a naff challenge or were you all so busy getting you Christmas things made?

Shrink plastic seems to have done the trick for Joan though who made a marvelous tag, so congratulations to

Number 1

you are the winner of the challenge this week do contact us if you would like a spot as a Guest Designer.

Now this week we are sponsored by our FABULOUS sponsors

Who have a £15 voucher for you to win and all you have to do is to have a go altering a tin.
Dont forget, the aim here is not to create a masterpiece, just to be brave enough to risk having fun doing something different and with such a fantastic prize, why hesitate?

So with a few ideas of how to go about it, here are the DT samples

And here's Michelle's tin
what part of Baked Bean tin did she not understand?? lol

Never mind! as she's altered a different tin let's go with it and say alter a tin - any tin, with no extra brownie points for bean tins!!!


Looks like Neil didn't read the small print either!

Have fun
x The TioT Team

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Wildcard- Honey I shrunk the plastic

Hello All!
Such Wonderful and creative takes on last weeks challenge!
Thanks for sharing and playing along.

As usual there could be only one and this weeks winner is:

Number 7

Congratulations Erica and well done please get in touch about a guest design spot.

Now onto this weeks challenge - This week is a wild card week so you can create anything from a card to tag or altered Art to ATC the skies the limit. The Theme to use is Shrink film. We would like to see anything you can do using Shrink plastic.

First up we have our very Talented guest Designer Corry. To find out more about Corry you can click on the link on the Sidebar.

And now for the rest of the team!

Aperture card

(Pin on a gift card)


Wow ain't they just Amazin'

Lets see how many different ways we can use shrink plastic!
As always leave your ideas in the linky below

x TioT Team