Sunday, 8 September 2013

Challenged by {Alison Bomber} ...

1. And the winners are... 
No winners this week, as we had #3UP last week, so there was not a Sunday challenge - instead it was a mega 8 DAYS where 50 of you were challenged instead!!!

As you well's a new Semester to take us through to the end of the year, so we have 4 months ahead of us with 4 exciting new designers to introduce you to.

by Alison Bomber
2. The week ahead...
Coming up in the week ahead we welcome brand new team member Alison Bomber  
Alison is a brave guest ... I am sure she is much newer to crafting than many of you! So well done to her for agreeing to be a Guest Contributor for the next 4 months!

Clock Close up by Alison Bomber
A bit about Alison in her own words ....  

My name is Alison, and crafting is a relatively recent thing for me.  I only really started my exploration in March 2012, after being dragged into helping my sister-in-law, Laura, create a 70th Birthday Album for my mother.   

By Alison Bomber
By Alison Bomber
I didn't discover Craftyblogland until last summer. Although I've done bits and pieces most of my life (often to help out with my mother's dollshouse hobby), this whole world of stashes and challenges and talented, inspirational crafters blew me away. 

By Alison Bomber
It's fair to say, though, that I'm now a full-blown addict - I couldn't stop if I tried.  I forget to eat.  I lose sleep.  I have to craft!
By day (although it's just as often 'by night') I'm a Text and Voice Coach in the theatre, so I'm a passionate WordPlayer. I love words, and their endless capacity to inform, persuade, amuse, amaze, excite and inspire. And now, I also love trying to find images, collages or objects which will complement those words, and even express something themselves. 

By Alison Bomber

I love altering things, transforming an object - especially books! - with paper, inks and paints... and I'm a fanatical tag-maker.  I love layers and texture and distressing and inking, but my chief love, I think, is probably stamps and stamping.   

By Alison Bomber
The whole process still seems like a kind of magic to me, and I feel I'm still at the exploring and playing stage of discovering who I am as a crafter.

So I'm sure you will all join me in welcoming Alison to the blog. It's an absolute joy to have the creativity of someone so new to crafting featured here, and I hope you will all join in with Alison's weekly challenges where possible over the coming months.

3. Challenged by....{Alison Bomber}

I do hope that you will find time to join in with Alison's techniques this week. We are looking to see an item you have specifically made this week 'as inspired by Alison'.  Details are below, and the winners will be announced this time next week.

Challenge Rules: 
  1. You can link to your own blog, Pinterest or Flickr pages, or any webpage that shows us what you have made in response to Alison's posts this week.  You can enter just once, or multiple times. 
  2. Next Sunday (15th Sept) by noon (London Time) you need to have your link entered, and you will go into one of 2 draws to win 'stuff'. Generally the prize can be rubber stamps of your choice, but Leandra likes to mix it up and sometimes other items are sent out relevant to the ideas explored during the week by the designer.
  3. The first draw is for every single entry linked, so if you have multiple entries, you will be entered multiple times. 
  4. The second draw is one entry per name, and the winner of Draw 1 is not included in this second draw. 
  5. Winners are announced here, this time next week.
  6. To claim your prize, email Leandra with your full name and postal address to


Helen said...

How fantastic that Alison is joining the GD team - if only I had learnt as much in such a short space of time as Alison has... I love her style, this week will be amazing. Welcome, Alison!

Anonymous said...

Going to be a great week on the PA blog!! Welcome Alison, can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

Miriam said...

Gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing Alison's creations.

Unknown said...

Can't wait to see your projects Alison! xx

Lin said...

Welcome don't look like you've not been crafting long. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us..

ionabunny said...

Hi Alison, love your stuff. Looking forward to being inspired and playing along.

Sarah B said...

Welcome Alison - looking forward to this week, haven't touched my paints etc for nearly a month so can't wait to get crafting ! xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Huge fan of Aluson , I know she will amaze and delight ! Hugs x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Huge fan of Aluson , I know she will amaze and delight ! Hugs x

Dawn Louise said...

Yet Alison, super to see you designing for PA, your work is always a joy to see and look at all the details and layers you create. Awesome project tonight x

sam21ski said... fantastic, Alison is in da house!!!

Sam xxx

Kathi said...

Alison, I love all the projects shown above.

It's amazing that you've only been paper-crafting for a year and a half. You're going to be "one to watch" as you continue on your journey!

Congratulations on your new gig with Paper Artsy!

Trish said...

Welcome Alison, your examples look amazing, and I am so excited to see what you have planned for us this week!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love Allison to bits - so thrilled!

Lucy x

Redanne said...

Woohoo Alison! Lovely to see you here, you are a wonderfully talented artist, this is going to be a great week at PA! Hugs, Anne x

Jacqui Chimes said...

Am looking forward to seeing Alisons work

Jenny Marples said...

Those of us who have followed your rising star for some time know you will be a superb Guest Designer. Enjoy! Hugs, Jenny x

massofhair said...

Welcome Alison, looking forward to getting to know your styles. The projects above are all really beautiful:-)

craftimamma said...

I discovered Alison's blog a good few months ago and she never ceases to amaze me with her inspirational designs so I'm really looking forward to seeing what she does with PaperArtsy products. Whatever it is, she's bound to put her own delightful twist on things.

Lesley Xx

Brenda Brown said...

I know this is going to be an extra exciting week, looking forward to seeing your designs Alison and many congratulations on your achievements.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dianne said...

Hoot hoot, huge congrats to Miss Alison designing, I'm soooo excited to see her work, I know another Magpie who will be over the moon. Thanks for sharing all the AMAZING work..

Cocofolies said...

A wonderful introduction by a wonderful crafty woman that does totally gorgeous, stunning and awesome projects all the time!! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you will do as guest DT for PaperArtsy Alison, congrats!! Hugs, Coco xx

Cazzy said...

That book is sensational, it has given me the inkling of an idea, will have to give it more thought though!

Cazzy x

Alison said...

Welcome to Alison! xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Superb intro Alison - all pieces sublime - I particularly recall that 'Faerie' book yet I am blown away all over again. Looking forward to all Alison's creations, Nicola x

cathylynn said...

I've been following Alison for several months and I'm always inspired by her art. She is a gifted individual and I always enjoy all of her new posts. Congrats Alison!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this intro by Alison. She is an amazing artist and a great friend in craftyblogland. PaperArtsy and Alison are both winners in this partnership :)

Congrats to you Alison!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Janet said...

Fabulous Alison, looking forward to your projects

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

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