Its a new challenge week at TTCRD Blog.

This week the Anything Goes Challenge is sponsored by Pickled Potpourri with a prize of a $7.00 voucher to the store.

Pickled Potpourri Designs offers high-quality digital stamps, downloads and printables. Featuring old favourites from The Angel Company (TAC), as well as new, original designs, you’ll find a potpourri of images in a wide range of styles to enhance your paper crafting, scrapbooking and other artsy projects at Pickled Potpourri!

We’ve used the image FLY and created a journal spread.

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We were also inspired by the colours and the challenge graphic of the Lindy’s November Challenge and we have used Lindy’s Sprays- Urban AmethystHydrangea BlueCalifornia Poppy GoldMarigold Yellow Orange, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Aloha Avocado



Life in Bloom

We’re back with a layout today, and this time we were inspired by the Altenew Sketch Challenge #6. For our layout today we’ve used a pattern paper from the ‘Reflections Kit’ along with some embellishments. We’ve used a flower cluster from the ‘Just Because’ stamp set and stamped it on our background with black ink. We’ve used the same cluster on an extra piece of cardstock, coloured and fussy cut it to add a highlight to our focal images. Our sentiment comes from the ‘Dahilia Blossom’ set.

We love the simple yet elegant look this layout holds and emphasises on our motto of living life in full bloom.

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Here’s a look at the sketch:

Junk Journal

We’re back with another fun project…

This time we’ve created a junk journal from scratch. We have done it up in a vintage, shabby chic style. This one is also all about motivational quotes. So it makes a good as well as an inspiring book for oneself.

The spread below is an inspiration for the mid-month challenge at Colorful Creations. We’ve used the cream and brown tones and the image of the coffee mug.


We were inspired by various challenges for this one.

The Canvas Corps Brands November Challenge #ccbchallenge– The tones of creams and browns, Our interpretation of cozy being- grabbing a book, journaling, sleeping and relaxing with a tea.

The Mixed Media Place October Challenge- Pastel tones of the mood-board and the image of the books.

Mini Album Makers Challenge- November

ScrapsNPieces November Challenge- Let’s Stay In Bed– Inspired by the pastel shades and colours of the mood board, as well as the theme of relaxing and staying bed, warm and cozy!

Here is video flip through


Venice Sunrise/Sunset

Today we’re back with some inspiration for the mid-month reveal at Let’s Get Sketchy,

Here’s a look at the sketch:

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Here’s our take on it:



We were inspired by the 7 Dots studio October challenge-Sunrise/Sunset.  We’ve created this layout representing both. Our picture shows the sunset and sunrise in amidst the canals in Venice. We have used the 7 Dots Studio Verano Azul Collection.

We were inspired by the More Than Words November Challenge- Outdoors and Woodgrain. Our picture represents a vacation outdoor and we’ve incorporated woodgrain on our background paper.

We were also inspired by the colours of the Lindy’s November Challenge and we have used Lindy’s Sprays- Urban Amethyst, Hydrangea Blue, California Poppy Gold, Marigold Yellow Orange.

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog hop!

Hi! This month is our Celebration Month and today we are starting our 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop filled with awesome inspiration and sponsor prizes.

The image we are using is from our Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps who is offering a $12.00 store voucher to some lucky winner.

Here’s a link to BUGABOO STAMPS for you

The image that we are using today is called Meant to Be Floral.

Here is our card:


The image is beautiful with that inspirational quote. We kept it simple. We coloured the floral clusters with Dylusions Paints. Layered the image on pattern paper and on our base cardstock, created some interest with another pattern paper. We’ve added dimension with foam tape while sticking the layers.


We have 9 Sponsors this Year offering great prizes. (SEE BELOW)

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)

Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)

DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)

Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)

Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)

MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set)

SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)

Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)


Next stop on this hop is Hema.

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at the prizes! Winners will be announced December 1st, 2017. We also have a list of all participating members in the hop below with the links.
















November- December 2017-TTCRD Issue

Hello everyone,

Here’s a fab edition of the – The November-December 2017 Issue of Through the Craft Room Door, which is available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.

The Designers for Through the Craft Room Door have done another bang up job with over a dozen tutorials and a large variety of theme inspired (Spring or Easter / Retirement / Valentine or Love) cards to inspire you.

And as we try to do every November/December issue, several of the girls have shared family traditions, recipes or childhood memories. We hope you read them and are motivated to start or reengage a family tradition of your own.

We have a new challenge for you to join … A Christmas tic tac toe board and the DT have provided some wonderful samples for you to check out.

Our Featured Digi Artist this issue is Sarah Schedler, the talent behind StarStampz. Her Design Team has shared several cards done with various images and she has generously given us some amazing images for our subscribers which can be found in the Subscribers Only area of the website.





Today we’re back with a magical layout! This time we were inspired by a few challenges and we love our end result:-)!

“Dreams are not without meaning wherever they may come from- from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.” Beyond the stars is a world of dreams and fantasy- follow your dreams, my friend, they know the way!

Here’s a look at our layout before we getting into our inspirations:)!

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We were inspired by the following challenges:

Mixed Media and Art October Challenge- Fantasy – We were inspired by the dark shades of blue, grey, green contrasted with the yellow gold of the light, as well as the theme of fantasy and the first image of being lost among stars.

Words and Paintery October challenge – inspired by the colours and theme of creating without limits.

7 Dots Studio October Challenge- Sunrise- Sunset– inspired by sunset leading to a dark yet hopeful night. We’ve used the Dreamscapes and HazyDays Collection.

Cuts2Luv November Challenge– we were inspired by the darker blue-grey tones with the contrast of yellow/gold; our badge has stars on it and we used a clock as our embellishment.

We’ve also created this project for the Stage 4 of Creative Art Project at Mixed Media and Art and have an exclusive post for that here.


Creative Art- Stage 4

For the Mixed Media and Art Creative Art Project Stage 4-Brilliant Decoration,  we’ve created a layout where we’ve used a large hoop style earring on our layout as an embellishment and our entire layout has a shine in terms of glitter beads and gold sparks.

Here’s our layout

Fantasy LO 1

As part of the Mixed Media and Art Creative Art project- we created projects for the previous three stages, here a look at them stage wise

Stage 1: Mechanical ExplosionOur creation a message in a bottle

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Stage 2: Crystal BeautyWe created a pair of sea style wine glasses


Stage 3: The Breath of NatureWe created a fantasy land pop up book with nature scenes and natural resources used on our cover done in mixed media style.