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Friday 6 December 2013

DT call for Imagination Crafts

Hello there? How are you? Hope you survived the storms yesterday brought? It was awful here - terrible winds and rain that was intermittent - we lost all of our planted bulbs at school - well I have to go and check them out this morning! Hopefully I can salvage something. The worst thing I saw was at lunchtime - I was trying to get back along the coastal road to Morecambe to take my mum and her shopping home - when we reached the sea we had to turn back - the sea was coming over the wall and flooding the road - it looked very scary - some people pressed on - bit it wasn't for me! I turned tail and took the long dry route home!

Anyway - its another day and hopefully not quite as wild.

So have you seen the imagination-craftschallenges design-team-call? I'm re-applying and here's the piece I've made.

Its a 8 inch by 10inch canvas - the background has been gessoed and stamped with a script stamp then I added jade sparkle medium from Imagination Crafts using a snowflake stencil from Imagination crafts. I applied number masks to a tag then brayered the sparkle medium over the top then removed the number masks. The flowers have been cut by tattered florals die and the leaves by the tattered leaves die. The reindeer are cut using another TH die.

To apply for the DT call you need to do the following:

1.  You must have an active blog and Facebook account.
2.  Make 2 projects a month, one will be for when the challenges goes live and the second will be posted halfway through the challenge for inspiration.  Our challenges are monthly.
3.  Comment on entries to the challenges, we will be assigning numbers for you to comment on.
4. Once a month on the 15th (the inspiration post) a design team member will make a picture tutorial of how they have made their inspirational post.  This will be done on a rota.
5. Make samples for the TV.
6.  The period of being a member is 9 months and will start 1st February 2014 to  31st October 2014
7.  Promote Imagination Crafts on your Blog
In return you will receive the following:
1. Receive products to use in the challenges
2. A discount off any Imagination Crafts products you buy on the website.
3. Your samples will be posted on the Imaginations Gallery.
4. Samples will be shown on Television.
If you are interested, Linda would like you to make a sample/s using Imagination products, photograph the sample (about 2 good photographs from different angles) and email them to Linda along with a small paragraph about yourself and a link to your blog.  Please put as the subject header in your email Imagination Crafts DT Call.  
The closing date for submissions is Monday 23rd December 2013 at 12 noon.
The successful candidates will be informed by email on Friday 27th December 2014.
So I hope you're all going to have a go? I couldn't recommend this DT more highly - its been brilliant to work on this team and I hope to be able to continue - but if its not to be then thats life!!! Hoping it is to be though!

I'd also like to enter my piece for the sunday-stamper-week-285-number-of-beast
Big Hugs to you all - and I hope I've given you food for thought!

Rachel xx


  1. This is stunning Rachel, a really wonderful design and gorgeous colours. Good luck with the DT call, they are sure to keep you on the team!
    I think we were very lucky here in the South, so far the weather hasn't been too bad. Sorry to hear about the damage to the planted bulbs at school.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Beautiful card Rachel, love the colours.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  3. A beautiful card Rachel. I'm glad to say the wind wasn't too bad here in the south, we were very lucky by the sounds of it. So many of you had it really bad. Hope everyone managed to stay safe.

    Sue x

  4. Beautiful canvas today Rachel, sorry to hear about the bulbs at school. Good luck with the dt challenge

  5. wow! It's so cute! I love the colors!

  6. Glad you made the smart decision and took the long way home! Fantastic card, love the sparkly tag! Good luck!

  7. Hi Rachel another stunning piece of work! Good luck with the design team call but you'll probably not need it with work like this lols. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Wonderful canvas piece and tag. Love the colors. Glad you didn't take a chance crossing the flooded road. Better to be safe than sorry.

  9. A beautiful canvas.
    Wishing you all the very best with your DT application, although I don't believe you need any luck!
    It has been frightening this storm. During Wednesday night/Thursday morning it was very eerie, listening to it as I lay in bed, the wind was howling in a strange way. Our fence fell victim, it seems that everyone was hit in some shape or form.

  10. Wonderful canvas Rachel! Good luck with your DT application.

    Susan xx

  11. Hi Rachel, your canvas is beautiful, I love the colours - so lovely. Best of luck with the DT call, hope you get in again, you certainly deserve to. We had gale force winds here, lots of trees down, but it is a bit calmer today. Keep safe. Hugs, Anne x

  12. Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it, hugs Pops x x x

  13. Stunning work Rachel as always. Love the design and the colour combination.

    Linda xxx

  14. good luck with your Dt application and love the piece you made -glad to hear you are all safe sorry about the bulb damage but they can be replaced -good to hear you turned back you cannot argue with the sea a formidable force
    Carol x

  15. Hi Rachel fabulous canvas! The background is wonderful, love the deer I haven't used my TH deer die this year - just no time! Don't know if you received my e mail but I received your package and a great big Thank you for all those goodies! I am definitely looking forward to having a play with them when I am feeling better. The card was stunning - it has pride of place of all my cards! Susan xx

  16. Good evening Rachel,
    This is a stunning canvas, I love it.
    The colours and the design are fantastic.
    Good luck with the DT call

    Patricia xx

  17. Gorgeous project Rachel. Good luck with the DT call.


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