Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Anything Goes

Welcome to 
Our Creative Corner

Laura here! Welcome back to Our Creative Corner - I am so happy to be bringing you the first challenge.....and it is.............

'Anything Goes'!

       What will inspire you in the marvelous month of May?

Where will your imagination take you?

There are no limits in the land of 'Anything Goes' and we can't wait to see the entries!

     Whether your crafting passion is making Tags, Altered Art, Mixed Media, Journaling, 3D art, ATC's, Cards - We would LOVE to see you enter them in our challenge.

Use whatever you want, however you want - Let your creativity flow!

   Bring your creations to Our Creative Corner and you could be our WINNER!

 Challenge Winners

The winner and Top 3 from this challenge will be announced on the 8th June.

The winner will be invited to appear as 'The Top Talent' here at OCC, have a short interview so we can find out all about them and there will be a 'Spotlight' on a new project they have created. 

The winner's Top Talent interview and creation will be on the 22nd July.

We have a page on this blog called 'Winner's Corner' 
The winner's name will be featured on this

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! 


So now may I very proudly present some of our DT creations to inspire you

Remember, there are more DT creations to come. So please come back on the 15th of May for more wonderful inspiration!




I decided to go with my usual Shabby Chic tag in faded dusty pastels. It is always so lovely working in lovely delicate vintage shades and also to add lots of flowers, ink, stamps, ribbons, lace, layers, torn paper and, of course, the essential - an inspiring sentiment. 



For my very first Design Team project, I decorated this journal for a new crafting friend who is just 9 years old but has aspirations as a dress designer. I was longing to use the new Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp mixed with some vintage scraps.


I always like to try new things or confront media or techniques that have so far been a challenge, so for my first Our Creative Corner project I tackled my nemesis - alcohol inks!! This little glass jar has been altered to within an inch of its life and it all started with alcohol inks


I've been learning mixed media and paint techniques with Andy Skinner and this is a club piece I finished recently. I think you'll either love him or hate him but he makes me swoon! The starting point was a plain bisque figure (cream coloured) designed by AS then many layers of Americana paint and Decoart mediums later, this is how he ended up.


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 that was published on your blog before our challenge start date.

4.  Please link to your actual post - not your blog.

5.  Please include a link to our challenge in your blog post

6.  You may combine our challenge with as many other challenges you wish.

7.  If you want a comment from the Design Team then your entry has to be a link to a site that does not require us to become a member to sign in.


                               This challenge is open until 11.59pm Tuesday May 28th



  1. Yay! We're off! Fabulous projects all round so far... looking forward to hopping round for a closer look. And I can't wait to get stuck in myself!
    Alison xx

  2. Launch day at last! How exciting and what a superb team to be a part of. Can't wait to see what people come up with now. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Wonderful DT creations so far and so inspiring! Cannot wait to get started with my own project, I have so many ideas buzzing around!

    Amy x

  4. A wonderful team and some wonderfully creative and diverse makes! All truly creative and stunning ...will definitely be back for the rest of the inspirationa nd hope to find some time to play along!! Hugs trace x...congrats everyone again xx

  5. Yay! We are up and running now with some fabulous inspiration from an amazing design team. So looking forward to seeing what people come up with! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Love the look of the new site! Fabulous DT creations!

  7. First day and we already have some entrants - how fantastic! I'm really honoured to be a part of this amazingly creative team. Don't forget to come back in two weeks to see what the rest of the team has created - you won't be disappointed!

  8. How exciting - congratulations on having the first challenge up and running. If "Anything Goes" I might even arrive with my current battle with a spa pump room full of wisteria.....;-)

  9. I am going to get addicted to entering these challenges! Playing safe with a couple of cards to begin with but IF the 'Anything Goes' theme crops up again who knows what I might do? x

  10. Congrats on what promised to be an wonderful new challenge blog! With such an amazing DT of talented ladies and such incredible inspirational pieces, what could go wrong..... I really hope I'll find the time and the inspiration to join in!

  11. Congratulations on the launch with such a wonderful collection of eye candy! Love what the DT has inspired us with and will be playing along! How could I not?

  12. Congrtulationd on the launch of Our Creative Corner! Looking forward to joining in as often as possible! Beautiful DT inspiration!

  13. What an eclectic and wonderful selection from the design team - thank-you to all for such special inspiration pieces. You are setting the bar high! Nicola x

  14. Great inspiration from the DT!! Good luck with this new start!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  15. Congrats on the new beginning!

  16. Such an amazing design team and even more gorgeous inspiration for the start of your new challenge blog, Congratulations everyone and good luck in your new venture. Can't wait to see more on the 15th May.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  17. Fabulous inspiration from the team! Great challenge!
    Alison x

  18. Welcome back! Fabulous inspiration from the DT!

  19. Ooooh! Exciting! The first examples from your design team are fabulous and I've just entered, but of course I may be back later! Chrisx

  20. What a wonderful team! Looking forward to all the new challenges. Congrats on the new venture!

  21. Thanks for coming back and inspiring us to let our creativity flow!
    Have a great time!

  22. Fabulous work from the DT - all so different. Great new challenge too. x

  23. I was so glad to receive my newsletter and see all the new changes Our Creative Corner has implemented. Love the fresh new look and the Design Team is super talented! Look forward to playing again.

  24. I am so sorry that I added too many entries - thanks for deleting and for telling me. I confess that I had actually made a note of the rules, but somehow forgot. I'll certainly try in future to remember. I really do apologise. x

  25. My first time here, so glad I found my way to your challenge blog. Fabulous designs.

  26. Beautiful creations from the DT.
    Thanks for the challenge.
    Gr Elly

  27. Beautiful DT work!
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  28. OMGiddy Aunt! What a lot of fantastic, inspirational art. It seemed to take ages to scroll down to the Linky bit; 199 entries before mine! Wow. Now to go visit as many as I can :0) Mo

  29. LOVE it all! Found your page via Dianne's Magpiedi-Magpiedi. I'm hosting a challenge myself throughout this week, but as soon as that is done, I'll be back to browse a little more and visit.

  30. Love this Blog! Great work by the DT - can't wait to see more ... x

  31. Fabulous work by the it all. x

  32. Wow, what a response, Awesome DT projects, but then I never doubted you guys xx
    I shall be linking up when I get some time in front of my comp x

  33. Fab inspiration and a great new challenge - thank you! hugs Karen

  34. Great DT makes and good luck with new look challenge!(Plenty of entries at the time of posting!!) Cindy

  35. Fab DT projects, good luck with the challenge blog xx

  36. Awesome DT projects everyone and I can see just how popular this is. Off to a fabulous start ladies and keep up the good work!
    Fliss xx

  37. Fantastic work by the DT. They are all wonderful project. Thank you for the Anything Goes challenge. :-) xx

  38. AMAZING AND SO CREATIVE from the DT.. Totally stunned.. Loved everything from you!!..
    I am joining in on this first challenge.. And Congratulations with the challenge blog! :o)

  39. Fab challenge and great DT creations

  40. Oh my've over 400 entries, have to make myself a cuppa and check them out....don't envy you ladies though CHEERS

  41. Your blog and DT challenges are beautiful!
    Congrats on a successful launch!

    Create WIth Joy

  42. Lovely inspiration by DT!

  43. Wow! Fabulous entries I don't envy the judges having to narrow it down!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  44. Hello,
    this is my first participation and I'm very impressed from all those various creations I can see here! Wow!!

    ... and now, my very humble card!
    Rosi x

  45. Well that's my third entry added. I wasn't going to, but the more I looked at this piece, the more I realised how happy I am with it. Hope you like it too :0) Mo x

  46. Hi :)

    Wonderful challenge.

    Am new to your space and followed u and would b happy if you visit my space I have linked my 2 entries in your challenge... Please visit my space

  47. What an amazing debut for your challenge. Congratulations, Ladies!!

  48. Wow, what a wonderful and talented design team!!!

  49. wonderful work by the DT sorry you had a bit of trouble getting to my blog ... when uploading it refused my blog ?? but glad you have found me xxx Erin


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