Saturday 15 November 2014

It's our November Magpie Day!

Good morning folks!

Magpie Day, what's a Magpie Day? Well, for those of you who haven't seen our Magpie Days before, they can be anything at all, whatever we may have chosen from an eclectic mix of topics or things we'd like to do. It's a temporary divergence from our theme for the month, kind of like a separate challenge for a day just for our DTMs. For this Magpie, we have chosen TWO entirely different things to do - a surPRIZE for those followers who have already entered the challenge and some Magpie makes from our team.

You'll have to read on for the surPRIZE but in the meantime, our DT have chosen 'Made from scraps' as their theme and here is what they've made...

DTM's 'Made from scraps'

I have made a couple of Tags,all with scraps, even the burlap and Gingham were from scrap boxes.
I love using scraps,it gives a great sense of achievement to make items with stash you might have thrown away.
You can get full details of this from my blog

A distressed stained off cut from a masterboard.
More details on my blog-scrumplescrunch.

Here's what I made out of my pile of scraps, with a great deal of help from Dina Wakley.
More details are on my blog here at Sue The Iron.

I had great fun scrapping this layout of my little grandson with some of my scraps die cut for other projects. If you want to see what I used then hop on over to my blog.

I used lots of scraps on my tag to create texture and layers. I have probably hidden most of them with 'painty fun' but do hop over to Addicted to Art to see the layering process.

I bet you are just like me - a huge box of paper scraps on a shelf behind me and it keeps growing, I never seem to make a dent in it, but Magpie Day today has given me the chance to at least dip into it and use a few of the bits of designer papers that I have been keeping. Combined with the fabulous Retro Ornaments die from Tim Holtz and his Simple Sayings stamps it was quick and easy to make a card, so as it was all out I decided to make three.

With more calls for me to make Christmas cards and lots of leftovers from the ones lready made, I couldn't resist this op[portunity to make another. More details can be found at My corner of Heaven. Chris xxx

Entrant's surPRIZE

We decided to have a little blog candy fun for a Magpie surprise today as it has fallen mid-month. Those of you that have already entered and linked your projects have automatically become eligible and we are relying upon to make the pick....

And the winning number is...

Congratulations Karen P, please email us with your address so we can get the candy in the post to you! This is the blog candy you've won. >:o)

(Comprises: Ribbon tied triptych panel, 3 assorted rubber stamps, 25 x #8 manilla tags, 6" x 6" paper pad.)

We hope you've enjoyed our little Magpie interlude this month.... it's back to the challenge theme posts on Monday with a fabulous guest post.

See you then!

Chris and the team xxx