Tuesday, 16 December 2014

SDC 176 Week 2

Anything Goes is the theme over at the last Challenge of 2014 at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, this will go on for 5 weeks so i do hope you have the time to join in!

On Saturday 13 December i attended the Taster Day at AFTH Harrogate and did three workshops, the last one was an added one because there were spaces and i learnt so much am so glad i was able to attend! Have to say THANK YOU to my wonderful OH who did all the driving and encouraged me to stay for the last class.

On the first one workshop i met the lovely Karen Hayselden who took us through making an ATC with lots of different techniques. It was a fabulous hour, here is my lovely Agatha ATC which i am entering into week 2 of the Challenge.


Karen had us fussy cutting, colouring with Amsterdam Paints, adding washi tape for texture, adding hot glue then going over when it was cool with Treasure Gold and finally adding the black circles around our snow (this had to be done after the ATC was dry).

Karen had pre prepared the sewing on the ATC’s and she very kindly let me have some of the very tiny holly, tree, boots and gingerbread man that she had cut out just in case she had someone who struggled with the cutting (me!). Thank you Karen for saving my hands so i could enjoy the rest of the day.

I persuaded my lovely OH to attend Karen’s class and here is the ATC he made. I must admit i like his better!


If you ever get the chance to attend one of Karen’s classes at AFTH or wherever she teaches i would recommend you attend, i am sure you will come away with something wonderful and have fun.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Like the idea of hot glue gilded. Never heard of Amsterdam paints. Love the little additions, like the gingerbread man. Great idea for both of you to attend. The results are brill, couldn't possibly judge? Xx

  2. I'm loving both versions of Agatha with so many techniques on one little ATC!

  3. Never heard of Amsterdam paints either...now I'll need to look them up! Well done your OH for joining in too....mine certainly wouldn't! Love the ATC,another cutie :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

    1. Link to the paints Donna :-) xxx


  4. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Karen's classes! She is an amazing lady :) Thanks for showing the ATC with Agatha - great job! Hope to meet you in AFTH next year :) Magda x

  5. Both you and your OH did a magnificent job bringing Agatha to life in your ATCs, Mo! So nice you were able to meet Karen and take her class. An unexpected pleasure for her, too, to have you both in her class! Thanks for submitting your ATC to the December Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

  6. These are fab MoH, I love AFTH, I've been to a couple of classes there and really enjoyed them. Sorry I've not been around much this month, Christmas seems to have caught me by surprise again this year lol. Sue xx

  7. Love the fact that you got your OH to join the fun. Make sure he doesn't pinch your paints ;) Lovely ATCs. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  8. Quite simply adorable :) :)
    Big hugs from Poppy and I xx

  9. These paints look amazing, great effect you got with them! This one really made me smile, your creativity is limitless my friend! holiday hugs :)

  10. Just love both ATCs - bravo to your OH on braving the class! What fun to play together...
    Alison xx

  11. Great ATC love your choice of stamp by Magda!
    Thank you for joining us at SDC blog

  12. Wonderful ATC!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen