Saturday 31 July 2010

Remember to Join in the fun!!!!

Just a were reminder that you have till Wednesday night at 8pm (BST) to be in with a chance of winning up to £15.00 of Stamps from The Artistic stamper with us here on MAWTT.

Pop over to see what the store has to offer

Use Lisa's Great sketch and the photo as inspiration. We want to see either the colours from the flowers or a card with flowers on it or both.
Looking forward to seeing your Creations.

The Design Team xox

Wednesday 28 July 2010

WINNERS - MAWTT challenge 56

Good Evening to you.

A big thankyou to all of you who entered the Sketch and Vintage Pastel theme I set last week. We have loved hopping round to see what you have been creating and it's wonderful to see so much inspiration on our travels. It seems this isn't an easy challenge but your work is truly gorgeous and everyone has taken a different slant which is what it is all about.

The winner was picked at random and is Kelli from Kelli's Table Scraps. Congratulations Kelli for winning this week and thankyou for joining us again after your top 3 win last week. The focus of Kelli's card was a sentiment which gave it a very different feel.

Well done Kelli, please email Hazel at and she will forward your prize onto to you and please take the winner's badge to display on your blog.

Now onto our TOP THREE cards. It was very hard for us to choose three as you all deserve the recognition but those chosen are in no particular order -

Sally at Cards for all Reasons.        
In Sally's words she has made the first steps into vintage and I hope not the last. Although you were not feeling well Sally I think you did a great job. I hope we will see some more of this style from you.

Susan at Susan's Crafty Chaos.
Susan made two cards for the challenge and this was the pastel version. Much of it is a digital card and I am in awe of people who can create projects in this way. Thanks Susan for coming back a second time.

Tricia at Tricia's Confetti. 
Tricia recounts the times she remembers spent at Granny's house, of a little house with patchwork quilts and roses around the door. It certainly gives the feel of those days Tricia and I hope we will see more of this style from you too.

Please all take the Top 3 badge and we hope to see you back again soon.

Thankyou again to all of you for joining with us this week and we hope you will come back again tomorrow to see what Lisa has chosen for the theme and sketch for next week.

Take care and happy crafting.

Luv Brenda xxxx

Thursday 22 July 2010

MAWTT Challenge #56

Good morning everyone, I hope it's a good week for you all and you are getting some time to craft. I have the Farnborough airshow right outside my window and in my back garden. I live right under the flight path and can see the flying displays and hear the noise of the jets as they pass overhead.

This week it's me, Brenda, setting the challenge for you, and it's the very first time I have ever done this so please be kind to me. As a new DT member I have to say that it's a real privilege hopping over to your blogs to see your amazing creations, there is so much inspiration to see.

Firstly our sponsor this week are Lilac Lemon Designs who are a relatively new company to the market, opening it's checkout in September 2009. Their stamps are unique and hopefully appealing to all ages. Most of the stamps are made from high quality red rubber but they do have a new line of clear stamps which work beautifully with Nestabilities as well as on their own."

Go take a look at what they have in their shop at
The lucky winner will receive 2 stamps of their choice that are in stock at the shop. So lets see your creative juices flowing.
Well, my favourite style is Vintage cum Shabby Chic and if you looked on my blog last week at Toby in a Basket you would have seen that I gave you clues to the theme for this week and said "think pastel and think shabby chic/vintage, so the theme from me is called Vintage Pastel and I have also got a sketch for you.
We would like to see any elements of vintage in your images or ephemera and of course light colours. Use the sketch creatively, you can flip, rotate or resize the sketch and please add embellishments if you want to, we just ask that we can see the layout in your completed design.

I hope you enjoy the challenge I know it will take some of you outside your comfort zone, as it did some of the design team, but then cute does that for me and as for clean and simple I really struggle with that, I always want to ink the edges and distress them, I just can't help myself.

Here are some wonderful creations from our amazing design team as inspiration to get you going. They have done an incredible job this week in their designs. These cards are just the tops and will definitely get you thinking about the challenge.

So it's over to you. Have fun and enjoy.

Our guest designer again for this week is Dorothy with a really stunning card.

Lisa Jane has produced this gorgeous vintage lady card

Shell has used an a very chic image to make her gorgeous card

Hazel has rotated the sketch and created this wonderful design with a Lucy Mabel Attwell image and vintage lace

Here is Heidi's fabulous interpretation of the sketch with a more modern image but a very vintage feel to it.

.... and my card (Brenda), I loved playing with and making embellishments for this one.

All we ask is for you to have fun and enjoy playing with your papers, colours and embellishments. Just have a go, even if it is outside your normal comfort zone, who knows what you can create if you don't push at the boundaries.

We are really looking forward to coming and seeing what you come up with and are ready to leave you some positive encouragement and sweet comments.

If you would like to enter our challenge, please leave your link below so we can pop on over to say hi! Entries need to be in by Wednesday, 28th July 2010 @ 8pm.

Good luck and have fun!

Luv & hugs,

Heidi, Dorothy, Hazel, Lisa, Shell and Brenda


Wednesday 21 July 2010

Winner of MAWTT Challenge # 55

Good evening, thank you to everyone (35 of you!!) who entered our challenge last week, using my sketch and theme. We had such a lovely assortment of cards, it has been really hard to pick a winner and top three. I wish all of you could win, but alas only one can. The winner is, drumroll .......


Her card was simply beautiful! Well done Sally, please email our lovely Hazel @ and she will forward your image onto to you.
Now to our top three, please feel free to take the Top 3 badge and add to your blogs.
Crafting Helen
Kelli's Table Scraps

Jenni's Crafty Journal
Once again, thanks for joining in. Please pop back tommorrow, when Brenda will be launching her challenge with a great sketch & theme.
Night night,

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 55 - Heidi's Sketch/Theme

Good morning, welcome to Week 55 of our Challenge! Thank you to everyone who entered Hazel's challenge last week, we had some beautiful creations!

It's my turn (Heidi) this week to come up with a sketch and theme. We want to see 'Animals' somewhere on your entries, so to enter our challenge, all you have to do, is get creating making anything you like ie. a card, scrappage or crafty piece!

This week, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by :-

Crafty Sentiments are a small company own and run by Suzette. They offer clear stamps and now have digital images on their website.

We have been very lucky to get the 2 images we have on our cards this week. They are being released on the 17th July. So pop over to the shop to buy them.

Flopsy in the Rain and Toby in a bag.

Suzette will be giving away Flopsy in the Rain for the winner of our challenge. We are happy for you to turn the sketch on it's side, but it has to be visible for you to enter.

Suzette has made a card for us. Thanks xo

To the Design Team Cards, we are joined this week by our Guest DT, Dorothy who has made this super card using the sketch and one of the two lovely images supplied to the DT by our sponsor.







As you can see from the DT cards, we have all come up with such different cards using the two gorgeous images!

If you would like to enter our challenge, please leave your link below so we can pop on over to say hi! Entries need to be in by Wednesday, 21st July 2010 @ 8pm.

Good luck and have fun!

luv & hugs

Heidi, Brenda, Dorothy, Hazel, Lisa and Shell


Wednesday 14 July 2010

Hazel's Challenge Winner and Top 3!

Thank You to everyone who took part in the Challenge this week. The cards have again been stunning.
The Prize was the Papers and Image that we all used with our cards last week from Stitchy Bear Stamps.
Stitchy Bear - Butterfly Love
Crafty Chaos - Vintage Memories
Pop over to see all the wonderful digi images and papers they have in store now!
So without Further ado here is our winner.

Victoria at Vixx Handmade Cards.
Congratulations. Please email me at and I will organise the prize for you.

Next is our Top 3 for this week. Boy was it difficult and I really would like everyone to get it but here are the Top 3 this week.
Lori -
Margreet -
Mari -
Feel Free to grab the banners to pop on your side bars Ladies.
Join us again tomorrow for Heidi's Challenge.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Hazel's Challenge.

Welcome to another Week of Fun and Games on Moving Along with the Times.
WOW What a wonderful selection of cards you made last week for Clare's Final Challenge. Thanks so much.
I would like to say on behalf of all the Design Team We will miss you Clare and thanks for all your help over the last year. Good Luck with your New Ventures.
We have had a wee bit of a spring freshen up here on Moving Along with the Times. Feel free to add the new Blinkie to your Sidebar to spread the news of the challenge. New Sponsors are on their way too.
Now We have chosen our Winner from Last week. The Prize was a 2 week Guest Designer spot with us.
Its You
Dorothy From Lavender and Old Lace.
Please contact Me (Hazel) at my email address to get the next couple of challenges.

Right onto this weeks Challenge. Its Sponsored by our Regular Sponsor Stitchy Bear. Thanks Girls

The Prize is the Image and Papers which we all were lucky enough to receive for our Cards This week.
Image - Stitchys Butterfly Love
Papers Crafty Chaos Vintage

Its a nice easy sketch and there is no theme so just do whatever you like with it.

The Design Team have done a great job with the image and Papers and its amazing how Different they all are. To see how the Design Team have made their cards click on their pictures on the sidebar.





You have till Wednesday 14 July at 20.00 (GMT) to get your entry in to be in with a chance of winning the Image and Papers.
Feel Free to enter as many other challenges as you like with our one but we ask you to limit your entries here to 3.
Thanks, have a lovely week
The Design Teamies xoxo

Thursday 1 July 2010

MAWTT #52 - My Farewell

Good Morning Everyone

Before I start with my challenge this week, I have the sad news that this is my last week as a member of the DT here. I have had a fantastic year with the girls, & have made some amazing friends through the blog. Thank you xxRight onto this week's sketch. We don't have a sponsor this week so the lucky winner will get to join the girls & be a Guest DT for 2 weeks. So if you fancy the challenge here is the sketch

As usual you can flip, rotate or tweek the sketch but please keep the layout the same. We don't have a theme this week so "Anything Goes".

Clare W has joined us again this week as a GDT so I will start off the DT cards with her great card

Now for the DT






Don't forget you need to get your creations linked to us before 8pm on Weds 7th July. xx

Clare, Heidi, Hazel, Lisa, Shell, Brenda xx