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Saturday 2 May 2015

Antiques Roadshow Challenge

Morning all!  Welcome to the first random challenge of this year - so many of you enjoyed the Snowman and Penguin challenges from 2014 that we decided to do it all over again.

This time the theme is ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
which means that we would like you to create your projects using up your neglected stash (a minimum of a year old please).  Obviously this will be impossible for us to police, so we are having to trust you to play fair!

So, here are some inspiration items for you from the Old Crocks

My first card features LOTV's Playing Golf and he is one of my favourite "male" stamps, and he has been teamed with some old papers from Dovecraft and Basic Grey.  Painted with good old Distress Inks (ReInkers)

And this is probably one of my very first Wild Rose Studio stamps, called Milton With Tulips. Again painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and teamed with some Basic Grey papers using octagonal Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.  Sentiment is an old Hero Arts one but still much loved.

Penny Black stamps were the images that started my addiction to stamping; I just adored those little hedgies and mice.  The border die I've used is also one of my oldest, and I've even had the green pearls for about 2 years (I bought a bag of 100 so even by using them in trios, they're lasting me a while!)

Lili images were my next addiction in rubber. This image is now sadly retired, and I've not even used it very much.  The sentiment stamp is an oldie too; a freebie from a magazine I think.  The flowers and the Go Kreate die that I've used to cut the card-base and image panel are also favourite oldies.

So, over to you, there is a link-tool below so off you go!  It would be lovely if you could spread the word on your own blog or Facebook page but there is no obligation.  

Challenge closes at 6.00pm (UK time) on 31st May and you may enter up to three times.  The winner will be chosen a couple of days later and announced on this blog.

Hugs to all
Squirrel, Annette and Jayne


Jackie said...

What a delightful selection of cards from you laies, every one a winner in my book :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for another fun challenge and what fab cards from the three of you. I will be digging out some old stamps and lookinf forward to using them again x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful selection of cards

Julie said...

You've been such a tease, I would never have thought that this was what you had planned! Gorgeous as always! So much inspiration from your lovely ladies too! X

downrightcrafty said...

interesting was ready for vintage but love this one, it will mean I have to search out my old favourites, will be joining you soon
Hugs Kate x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic challenge girls. All your cards are gorgeous. It is lovely to look back in our boxes of past favourite stamps and images.

Naomi Johnson said...

Aah! So much fun. Definitely going to try and take part :)

Sarah said...

Such a brill idea!! I'm off to dust off some oldies!! xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well I was wondering what all those old photos were leading up to LOL! What a fun challenge! I have tons of old stash so I'm sure I'll be back to play along! Thank you for your inspiration! Your cards and your design team's cards are gorgeous!

Naomi Johnson said...

Oooh what fun! hope to enter at least one card. Great makes by everyone! Naomi x

Sue said...

Such a lovely selection of gorgeous cards to inspire us...I shall get the duster out and furtle through my stash, can't resist playing along with such a fun challenge...

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super idea for a challenge and i'm loving the cards you and your DT have made - especially the golfer, Luv Sam x

Lisa Lara said...

Wow just look at all these beauties. Love your cards you did Squirrel.

Kat W said...

Yay, love the random Squirrel challenges and what a gorgeous selection of cards :-)
I don't think I'll have trouble finding some older neglected stash...lol!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have an embarrassing amount of old things (of an embarrassing age too). This is a great idea and you three have come up with some great cards using the oldie but goodie stuff!

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