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Saturday 29 January 2011

Our first Star of the Month!

I hope you are all having a good weekend. It will be getting even better for one of you as we are now about to announce our first 'Star of the Month' here at CRAFT Challenge.

So, without further delay...........................

Here is the Star of the Month January 2011 chosen by our DT.........

Who will win a $10 voucher to use at Digi Doodle Shop.........

Our Star of the Month entered this great card in our challenge this month (are you getting impatient yet?)

Congratulations to Crafty Emma for becoming our first Star of the Month!

Please contact Jo with your details, to claim your prize, claim your special badge for your blog and we would also like to ask you to join us as a Guest Designer for the month of February if you would be willing. So, please get in touch with us soon in order to sort out the details.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Thursday 27 January 2011

Winners Challenge 86 Martial Arts / Sports

Evening Folks!
Jacky here again, slightly later than planned with this weeks winners post!
Let's get straight to the action!!
Our first winner will get their choice of 3 digistamps and one paper packs from our very own Jo (Trimgym).

Here's the first draw:

#4 WencheP
with this great football card:

Our second sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons, thank you to Keith and Ben the owners for their generosity. On offer for our second winner is 6 rolls of ribbons of the winners choice and a pack of buttons which can chosen from their site. Isn't that generous!

Here's the lucky number:
#16 : Corry
with another great footballing card!

My team mate Carol has also been busy choosing her top 3:
1.....no 5 xgemmax
2.....no 1 debbie B
3.....no 10 claire C

Congratulations to all our winners, please get in touch with us so that we can organise your prizes and badges!
Don't forget to join us again on Saturday when our
will be announced
and also please join our latest challenge here!!

CRAFT Challenge 87, Trifold Card with Tag Insert (tutorial on our blog).

Morning all,

Today we have a rather exciting challenge for you. For this challenge your brief is to make a Trifold Card with Tag Insert. Please scroll down to find the tutorial Annette did for us. You can also download the pdf version of this tutorial by Annette here.
It is a fabulous and easy to follow tutorial and you can also find it easily for future reference on its own page here on our blog (if you go to the top of our blog you'll find more pagelinks to find tutorials we have done for you before).

Of course you would like to know who our winners were last week as well as the last Top3 for January, you can find that in our winner's post later, Jacky is a little delayed due to other responsibilities, but it will soon arrive. We will be announcing our first 'Star of the Month' on Saturday, who will win a $10 voucher to use at the Digi Doodle Shop this month.

So, now down to business. Our sponsor for this week will be a new sponsor to CRAFT Challenge, Aifactory. They are offering 2 images of the winner's choice from their store. We have also been able to play with some of the images for this challenge.

Here are the creations from our Guest Designers:

And here are the creations by our DT:

Jo - (me)

So, now it's up to you and do check back with us on Saturday to see who has made our First 'Star of the Month'!

Happy Crafting!

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Annette's tutorial for a Tri Fold Card with Tag Insert for challenge 87.

Thank you so much to Annette for allowing us to share this tutorial with you. You can also find it here if you would like to print it out or download it in pdf format.


Instructions and Template written by Annette Dayot
Studio A Paper Creations


Cardstock pieces for Card Base:

(1) Piece: 10½” x 5” – Score at 5” and 10”

(1) Piece: 5” x 5” (for flap)

Cardstock piece for Tag Insert: 9” x 5” – Score at 4¼”

Patterned paper for layering: (2) pieces 4” x 4¼

Adhesive Tape Glue

Ruler Photo Corner Punch

⅛” Circle Punch (or Hole Puncher)

Score Board Tool

Cut and Score CARD BASE and
CARD FLAP pieces as shown in Figure 1

Assemble the CARD BASE by attaching the Card Flap piece to the Card Base piece as shown in Figure 2. Apply adhesive to the ½” flap

This is how your card should look like so far.

Open assembled card base and make diagonal cuts as shown in RED in Figure 3.
• If you would like to decorate or add a 
patterned paper to line the inside of the tri-fold card, do so now.

• In my sample I added a piece of patterned
paper, size: 4¾” x 4¾”
• Apply adhesive along the bottom of the center panel as shown.  

• Fold the right flap over as pictured.

• To decorate the outer panels, cut a contrasting 4¾” x 4¾” piece of patterned paper, and then cut in half diagonally.

• Your assembled TRI-FOLD should look like this. 


  Cut and Score piece for the TAG INSERT as shown in Figure 2.
• Cut cardstock for TAG INSERT to measure 5” x 9”
• Score at 4¼”, then fold
Prepare the TAG INSERT as shown in Figure 3
On the right hand side of the card:
• Measure 2½” down from the upper right corner; make a small mark with a pencil.
• Punch a hole where you made the pencil mark.

• Create a tab just below the hole using a photo corner punch.

I used a photo corner punch to make the “tab”.
To do this I removed the plastic guide from my photo corner punch.

• Cut (3) pieces of 4” x 4¼” patterned paper.
• Adhere one square on the front panel of the
• Adhere one square on each panel on the inside

• Here is the base for the TRI-FOLD CARD and the TAG INSERT. From here you can add your image(s) and/or sentiments & embellishments as desired.

Thursday 20 January 2011

CRAFT Challenge 86, Martial Arts/Sports.

Morning all,

Another challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week. This week our brief is 'Martial Arts/Sports'

This week our sponsor is me Jo, aka Trimgym, please be gentle with me as it is my first time for the adults, lol. (But do scroll down, as we have a second sponsor for a second winner this week!!!)

The prize for the winner will be their choice of 3 of my new digistamps and one of my paper packs of the winner's choice.

And for reference as to what choice you have, here is what you can choose from (both jpg and png files):

American Football Player


Salsa Dancing Couple



Tennis Player

And one of these paperpacks.

Muted Flowers Paperpack

Sporty Male Paperpack

We will as a little extra this week also draw a second Winner!!! So, 2 chances to win this week.

Our second sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons, thank you to Keith and Ben the owners for their generosity. On offer for our second winner is 6 rolls of ribbons of the winners choice and a pack of buttons which can chosen from their site. Isn't that generous!

And here are the creations from our January 2011 Guest Designers.

And from our DT we have:


Jo - (me)

And here are a few more to show off the stamps and some of the papers on offer above:

We look forward to seeing all your lovely creations. Do join us again to be in with winning 3 of my digistamps and one of my paperpacks or with a chance for a fabulous chance to win our second prize this week!

Don't forget to mention your age with your entry if you are joining us and are under 15.

And please scroll down to see our winner's post with our third Top3.

Happy Crafting!

Jo and the CRAFT Team.