Saturday, April 27, 2013

Welcome to Our Creative Corner

Welcome to our Creative Corner

Hello! My name is Laura and I am the new owner of Our Creative Corner. 

Our Creative Corner was one of the first challenge blogs I ever took part in - and I loved it. It was a huge honour when Linda asked me if I would like to take over the running of it.
You will notice that somethings have been changed.  However, we will never be erasing Our Creative Corner's history, and the wonderful work by Linda and all the previous DT members will still be here for you to see.

    I have recruited a brand new Design Team to re-launch Our Creative Corner, and for the last few weeks we have been focused on bringing you a challenge blog that you will love.
We have changed the decor, adjusted the challenge organisation and made some new rules, but, for those of you who have always visited Our Creative Corner,  I can assure you it will continue to be the inspiring challenge it always has been.

Behind the scenes we have all been working hard to form our vision of a new creative challenge.
I'll just give you the details of the things we have organised.

Our Creative Corner will now be a monthly challenge 
running from the 1st to the 28th of each month. 

Each member of the DT will host a challenge in turn and will judge that challenge.

 We would love to see all styles of crafting: shabby chic, grunge, vintage... 
and most of all we love to see projects where creativity is at the centre. 

We'd be thrilled to see a variety of creations - tags, scrapbooking, cards, altered art, ATC's, mixed media, journal pages, 3D projects and more......

Whatever you love creating - this is the Creative Corner for you! 
There will be two posts that show the DT creations.  Half the team will post their creations on the 1st of the month and the second half will be here to show their creations on the 15th - to inspire you throughout the month.

Challenge Winners

The winner from the previous challenge will be announced on the 8th of each month.

The winner will be invited to appear as 'The Top Talent' here at OCC, 
with the 'Spotlight' on a new project they have created. 

The Top Talent post will be on the 22nd of each month.

We will be having a page on this blog called 'Winner's Corner' 
This will feature all the names of the winners and the date that they were featured.

For entrants who have won our challenges and have been featured as 'Top Talent' 3 times - there will be a very special 'Gold Winner' badge for you to proudly display on your blog

There is only one way to get your badges and have your name placed forever in 'Winners Corner' - Enter the challenges! 


We have adjusted the rules slightly 
  1.  You may enter each challenge a maximum of three times but they must be different creations and posted on your blog separately
  2.  If you post too many entries then they will sadly have to be deleted
  3.  No backlinking. Please do not enter a creation published on your blog before the challenge start date
  4.  Please link to the actual post, not your blog 
  5.  You may combine our challenge with as many other challenges you wish
Please note - Our DT will not comment on blogs with word verification. So if you would like our DT to comment on your entry, then please turn off word verification.


 The 'Our Creative Corner' Design Team

I am so happy and very proud to be able to introduce you to the Our Creative Corner Design Team.

This challenge blog has been, and will continue to be very much a team project - with all of us contributing our design work, coming up with interesting challenges and providing occasional surprise posts about our work, tutorials and other ideas that we will share with you.

It is such a honour to be joined by these amazingly creative artists......They will be hosting each challenge in turn and presenting you with their wonderful work.

Laura - Laurart
  My main interest in crafts is to focus on detail - that is why I love miniature work. I am new to the world of inks and stamps, but they really have transformed my work and I couldn't manage without them now. I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone makes for the challenges, and I can't wait to begin work on presenting this blog with such an amazing team!

Alison aka butterfly - Words and Pictures

I'm a relatively recent convert to crafting, but it would be fair to say I'm now completely addicted.  I love tags, and altered art and all things Tim Holtz, and I veer wildly from Shabby Chic to Grunge to Vintage... as long as I've got stamps, inks and paints to mess about with, I'm happy. 
I'm so excited to be a part of this team of astounding crafters.

Anne - Redanne 

I am thrilled to be part of this amazingly talented team!
I have been 'crafty' all my life - sewing, knitting, upholstery and I discovered paper crafting 5 years ago. I adore working with paper, ink, paint, wood and canvas and my style is eclectic. I am totally inspired by Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi.

Margie - MargiesBlueHouse

 It is so exciting to be involved with such a great team at the re-launch of this wonderful challenge blog that I know you are all going to love.
My style leans towards Vintage and I really like making little books, boxes and cards but I'm now enjoying getting messy with mixed media projects. I'm constantly amazed at all the creativity out there and looking forward to being inspired by what you make.

Linda - The Funkie Junkie

I am delighted to be asked to stay on the new Our Creative Corner. You probably already know my style, but I lean toward all things vintage from shabby chic to grungy.  Besides paper, I love incorporating textiles and metals into my craft projects.  Can't wait to get started with this awesome new team!

Claudia aka die amelie - VonPappeII

Gosh! I am so proud to be part of this awesome team - and that even with one of my very first cool challenge blogs I stumbled upon when starting my crafty "blogger career" about one year ago! Since then I have been exploring a lot of new techniques and found my focal points mainly with distressed looking tags a la Tim Holtz, Steampunk and altered art projects. I am one of those messy, "chaotic crafters" *lol
I enjoy visiting other people's blogs, thus diving into foreign worlds of imagination and creativity!

Jenny aka Buttons - Pushing The Right Buttons

How lucky am I to be a part of the amazing Our Creative Corner team! Having created things all my life, paper-crafting and mixed media has become something of an obsession in the past couple of years. Experimenting with new techniques and products drives me forward, and if I can inspire others to push themselves in the same way then for me that's job done.

Julia aka Julia S-W - Julia's Stuff

I am delighted to have been invited to join the Our Creative Corner team and to be amongst such wonderfully talented company! I am a life long 'creative' and would now class myself as an obessive crafter! I love stamping, mixed media projects, all things distressed, altered art and vintage is becoming a passion. The talent in 'blogland' continues to amaze and inspire me everyday.

Laura will be back on the May 1st, bringing you our first challenge - We are all really looking forward to it. We do hope that you come back and join us!


  1. Congratulations... we're off!
    Alison xx

  2. Thrilled and honoured to have been asked to pick up the gauntlet from the previous superb Design Team. Looking forward to 1st May! Hugs, Jenny x

  3. What a fabulous Design Team...absolutely thrilled and cant wait to see the creations and challenges. Look forward to playing along.

    Have a fab weekend

    Annie xx

  4. This is fantastic news looks a great DT look forward to the new challenges.
    lorraine x

  5. I didn't know this challenge, but I'm very interested. Most of the DT members are well known names to me...and their art is gorgeous and special, every time!

    Good luck, Alie :-)

  6. I am beyond thrilled and excited to be part of this most amazing DT and already looking forward to the first challenge! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Woo hoo, so pleased and proud to see everything in place! Looking forward to the grand opening of the challenges on 1st May. Well done, everyone involved.

    Margie x

  8. Woohoo, I am excitedly looking forward to meeting a lot of challenging adventures alongside you fabulous talented ladies AND the lots of dear OCC friends, followers and visitors out there!! This will be OUR very creative corner, won't it? ;)

    Hugs to everyone and a joyous "Servus" from Vienna to all of you!

    Claudia - die amelie xxx

  9. Looking forward to the new challenges :) Can't wait to get started!

    Amy xxx

  10. Major Congratulations to Laura and all the superb team. So looking forward to seeing what will no doubt be FANTABULOUS DT inspiration. Big hugs to all, Nicola x

  11. Hi Guys Congratulations to all of the new DT members. Am soooo looking forward to 1st May, can't wait to see what you have come up with to inspire us all.
    Hugs Kimx

  12. Looking forward to the re-launch, no doubt there will be lots of inspiration from such a talented DT.
    Avril x

  13. looks exciting - following so that I don''t mist the relaunch challenge

  14. Congratulations to everyone and can't wait to see what the first new challenge is plus, of course, the DT inspiration.
    Fliss xx

  15. I am totally new to this challenge blog, but know and love many of the new team, so really look forward to seeing how this develops, and who knows, I might even enter some of the challenges. Good luck girls,big congrats to you all and I am sure this will be awesome!

  16. Beautiful makeover of the blog. As Astrid, I also know many of these DT memebers from the internet. I'll be back!

  17. Woooo hooo! Fantastic Team combo, full of super talented and inspirational crafty souls - this challenge blog is bound to be amazing! Best of luck Ladies! xx

  18. Congratulations to everyone involved. wishing you all the best looking forward to may 1st x

  19. Well now I know what the big secret is that you were working on! Congratulations and best of luck to all and most of which I know! Very exciting! Hugs!

  20. Congratulations and best of luck to the new DT! Did you ever post the winners of the Fashion challenge? I have looked but haven't seen them posted on here.

  21. Congratulations Laura and wow what wonderful team you have here, such talented ladies ...cannot wait to see what you come up with..hugs trace x

  22. I am so excited for you all, I follow almost all of you and love your work so this will be great to see you all in one place! Congratulations and I am looking forward to your wonderful work. I am also glad Linda decided to stay on, you are fabulous also and would be missed.
    Hugs, Kelly

    1. Thanks so much Kelly, I'm highly flattered by your comment that I would be missed. I'm thrilled to be among the talented designers here!

  23. Thank you for keeping the challenge alive. Looking forward to a successful and exciting new challenges I can't wait to see what the Design Tean creates!

  24. Congrats on a fantastic DT, really looking forward to the new challenges ! Sue C x

  25. Best wishes to you, Laura, and congratulations to all the talented ladies on the Design Team! Your enthusiasm is bubbling out all over ~ just fantastic!!

  26. Yay!!! I love the new look and ideas!!! So exciting! The DT is AWESOME!!! Way to go!

  27. Many of my very favourite artists and bloggers ALL in one CREATIVE CORNER!! WOW how fantastic is that :)
    I will be back!

  28. Hello Laura
    Well this looks wonderful, you have livened the Blog up beautifully, it is fresh and inviting. I am so happy that that you have kept T.T.T it was such a great forum to meet and introduce new artists, and I can see you have picked up on some of them for your team. Good Luck, I am sure you will enjoy the Challenge of running this Blog.

  29. Hello, I'm a new follower popping by as recommended by Anne (Redanne). Looking forward to seeing what's in store & maybe even entering my first ever challenge as I am a blog newbie!. Now I'm off to have a look around all of your team members blogs too.
    Be back soon
    Amy x

  30. Wow....this is really cool! I am familiar with several of your new and very talented DT members and I must say that their work is OUTSTANDING! You've chosen a wonderful DT to represent Our Creative Corner. I'm so happy that I happened on your challenge through Anne's (Redanne) blog. I will have to check back in when the new challenge is released. Congrats on the new look and the new DT. <3 Candy

  31. WOW, now thats one hell of a line up, I can not wait to see what you guys come up with. good luck with the new team and blog dirrecton xx

  32. Congratulations on your new launch! I recognize many of the talented Design Team members and look forward to getting to know the entire team. Loads of creative minds at work... Best wishes!

  33. Last but not least I hope!! So excited and happy to be here and today's the day!!

  34. Wow..... Your design team are all very talented and I look forward to joining in with your challenges:)and seeing what beautiful projects the design team create next x
    Nikki x (I am new to your challenges and will grab your badge)


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