Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Summer Fun Challenge

Hi everyone, it's Brenda back again to host our newest challenge. I'm hoping your summer has been all kinds of fun so far, which should make this easy for you.

Our Challenge theme this fortnight is...

 Summer Fun

2 Cute Ink is our wonderful sponsor.

Prize - 2 images of winners choice

Our fabulous Guest Designer is

Sarah Using  Sweet horse

Our Design Team

Brenda using Scuba Owl
Tip - If you don't have foam dots, you can glue together punched circles to "pop up" what ever needs popping.

Tip - when using a pale background paper, ink the edges with a darker ink to add definition. 

Kat (see full easel design on her blog post)
TIP: You can make brads sit nice and flat on your design by cutting the legs off the back and gluing them down as I have done here...this also works well if you forget to attach the brad first ;-)

Lisa coming soon

Lorraine using Sand Castle Crab
TIP: When an image has tiny elements that need cutting out it is helpful to leave a border around the coloured image. I always colour the border in either pale blue or pale grey to disguise it against the background.

MDF box my summer inspiration is butterflies

Tip: you can use distress inks over Acrylic paint to give a subtle effect.

Sue - Beach Crab - coming soon

Lori - coming soon

We also look forward to reading your tips.  Don't forget, write tip by your name.  Come on and join us.  We can't wait to see your Summer Fun!

Name that tune - Winner and Top Picks

Hi, Elaine here with the winner and my choice of Top 5. It was a hard task as usual. Your entries were all so good and different. I love the variety of song titles you came up with too. Well done to all of your and your imagination.

Our Winner is ...
45. Kathie
Song - Yellow Bird by  Michel Mauleart Monton

who receives our sponsor prize

Sponsor and Prize
And an awesome prize of 

Kathie please contact us at toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk
to claim your prize

So I have chosen five entries I liked. So here they are in no particular order...

#43 Jane Savage - song Butterfly by Mariah Carey

I loved the soft colouring and the very girly feel. 

#15 Sanja Grdinic - song Call Me by Blondie
I liked the lovely makeover to this notebook. Lovely subtle colours and minimal detail.

#31 Marianne's Craftroom -  song Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkeys
A great male card (they are all boys at heart). Lovely colours  and colouring.

#8 - Kathie - song The Rose by Bette Midler
This is just a sweet card

#56 Liz - song Daisy Daisy give me your answer do
A beautifully made faux box card. You should pop over to see the inside to Liz's project.

Top Tip: THIS is an image that I originally ruined completely.. as u can see ;) I really messed up the bunny, but luckily I had another printed out in the same size, so I painted n paper pieced it, and it looked even better! Just remember to think how to fix a 'ruined' image before throwing it away, like with a flower or other embellishment, or paper piece

Well done everyone!
Remember to collect your badges ladies to display on your blogs.

Our new challenge hosted by Brenda will be up soon. 
Come back and join in the fun.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Name That Tune Challenge

Elaine here this fortnight to host the Top Tip Tuesday challenge. I have just come back from a wonderful holiday in Austria, refreshed and ready to get back to my craft room. 

Our new challenge is...

Name That Tune 

Inspired by a song

Create a project inspired by a song of your choice and please include the name in your blog post.

Our sponsor this challenge is:

Sponsor and Prize
And an awesome prize of 

Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!

Deneen has a fantastic tutorial . 

How about a Mini Album Tutorial!
The base is made from sheet of 12"x12" cardstock.
It measures 4" x 6" 

My album is inspired by the song:
You Are My Sunshine
I need to add an 's' to Sunshine because I have 3 little sunshines in my life:)

Here's the finished album with pictures!

Open the flap for a surprise!

Our Design Team

Song - Yellow Submarine by the Beatles
Tip-Digi images are wonderful, you can print them on colored cardstock instead of doing all that coloring.

Song - Travelling Light

Song - Babe by Take That

Song - Up, Up and Away...in my beautiful balloon

I think you can name my Tune no problem at all!

Coming Soon!

Inspired by "Let it Go" from the movie, Frozen

Come and join the fun this fortnight, I can't wait to see these song titles.
Remember if you have a tip to share add 'tip' beside your name.