Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Challenge :Stationery

Happy Tuesday everyone! 
It's time for a new challenge and this week we have some awsome projects for you. It's me Bettina hosting this fortnight and our theme is:


ie >> - Office Stationery

Our sponsor this week is :

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

The prize is 4 digital images


Spellbinders and other dies.
Dies are a difficult item to store, they need to be visable, easy to access and they come with little parts.  Here are a couple of possibilities for storing them.

CD case and magnet.
 Magnet sheet on 
aluminum sheet.

Inside cupboard door.
Photo Storage Container
On the Wall
Nestabilities Storage1

Our Design Team

Amy - Sign Mouse
Tip: Use a Word document to create a text box inside the sign portion of the mouse to personalize. Even though I so wanted to break out my Copic markers and color this little guy in, I left the mouse uncolored so the recipient of her own personalized stationary can have the joy of coloring it.



Bettina using staples and washi tape

Deneen - Coming soon

Tip - Post It notes are ideal for making small notebooks.

Lisa S
Any composition notebook can be customized with paper and paint. You can record addresses, mailing lists, monthly budget etc. in it.
Front Cover
(more photos on blog)

Samantha K Sweet little Donkey - coming soon

Staples and masking tape.

  My Tip:  Make faux washi tape with regular masking tape just stick it to a cellophane card bag and colour it to match your project with your spectrum noir pens or other alcohol based markers

my Top Tip is that you can use your alcohol markers (Copics, Promarkers etc) to colour metal items to match your project... just make sure you leave the ink to dry for a little while before touching them or you'll also match your project ;-)

Kat - Firefly fairy - coming soon

We look forward to seeing your creations.
Don't forget you can enter the challenge with a tip too.
From the Top Tip Tuesday Team.
Happy crafting.

Winners and Top 3 - Anything Goes Challenge

Hi Everyone

It's Annette here today with the winners' post for our last challenge.  
There was a HUGE number of entries for our Anything Goes challenge and the DT have really enjoyed looking through them.

It's time to announce the winners.
Thanks for playing along!

Heres my Top 3
(in numerical order)

#123 Pamellia

#205 Claire Boelema

#218 Jen

Our Winner is..

#87 Susan Kennedy

You win a fabulous prize of 7 digis from our wonderful sponsor


Please email Top Tip Tuesday to claim your prize.

Our Top Tipper is...

#29 Rocky
who left not just one, but three fabulous tips

You win our Guest Designer spot this time, congrats!
Please email our Top Tip Tuesday email for the details.

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

Could our Winner and Top Tipper please contact us 
at toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk

Our new challenge will be posted in half an hour, 
hosted by Bettina with some top tips on storage from Deneen. 

I hope you can join the fun!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Challenge : Anything Goes + a Shaker Card Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone.

It's time for another challenge, and this week we have a lovely easy one for you!
But before we get onto the business of the challenge, 
we have a wonderful tutorial from our resident tutorial queen, Deneen, who is showing us all about shaker cards.

So, it's over to Deneen, and I'll catch you at the end with our challenge:

Shaker Cards

Shaker cards are cards that have movement to them.  The pocket you create can hold things like beads, glitter, sequins etc. and when you shake the card they move around within the window.  

Here's a little tutorial to show you how to make one!

So we hope that you liked Deneen's tutorial, and it's inspired you to try your own shaker cards. Perhaps we'll even see some entered into our challenge for the next fortnight, which is .....

Anything Goes

Our sponsor for the challenge is :

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

We have 2 fabulous Guest Designers this week too:

using : Love Girl Cupcake from Bugaboo
Mari has made a gorgeous shaker card.

Owl Card


We look forward to seeing your creations.
Don't forget you can enter the challenge with a tip too.
From the Top Tip Tuesday Team.
Happy crafting.