Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Bingo challenge

Hello there!

It's Kat here to host our new challenge and this time we are playing Bingo!

Bingo board
Simply pick a line and use those 3 elements on your card - easy!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K with a prize of 3 digital images of the winner's choice

Since it's summer, how about a few non-card tips.

Transform a chandelier into a bird feeder.

Want to add interest to your fence?  Use frames.

Keep the kids busy with tissue paper art.  Spray with water and remove and the colour stays.

Buzz Feed Life

Toilet paper roll art.
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Heart Art DIY Projects / UsefulDIY.com
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This week's Pinterest Inspiration:
Summer - Alaina Irene Lovell
Card Making Hacks and Tips - Susan Seagroves
Summer Cards - Sandy Fleming

We  have a fab project from our Guest Designer, Sandie Gough,
using Anime Rocker
Bingo line - Embossing, Sentiment, Die-cutting (die cut is embossed to finish edges)

Now for some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team;

Using Anime Rocker
Bingo line - Kraft, sentiment, stitching

Using Present Surprise
Bingo line - Kraft, pearls & ribbon

Using Dragon Rider
Bingo line - twine, dies, stitching

Bingo line -  Pearls, Sentiment & Flowers

Bingo line - All of them!

Bingo line -  Embossing, Sentiment and Punches or Dies

Coming soon!

Using Dirt Bike Mike
Bingo line - embossing, sentiment, punches/dies


Bingo Line - Ribbon, Sentiment, Sparkle

Now it's over to you and we can't wait to see your Bingo board creations :-)

Summer Fun Challenge Winner and Top 5

Hi all, it's Brenda back to let you know I have been given an impossible task.  There were so many wonderful entries into the challenge this fortnight.  But without further delay...or more whining...

Our winner is...

Number 67 - Gail

She will receive our sponsors prize from 

2 Cute Ink

Prize - 2 images of winners choice

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

Here are my top 5 in numerical order...

Number 4 - Pinky

Number 28 - Lucy

Number 67 - Gail

Number 68 - Andrea

Number 84 - Lorraine

Number 97 -  Milka (and 96)

Milka had 7 wonderful tips in her post.  Take a look at them here.

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along.  Your creations were absolutely a pleasure to look at.

Stay tuned, our new challenge hosted by the super talented Kat will be posted soon!

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


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.