Thursday, September 27, 2007

# 64 Postcards

As summer draws to a close we invite you to show us your 'Postcards'.

Postcards have been used in the UK since first introduced by the Post Office in 1870. The original postcards were plain with a pre paid stamp. On the 1st September 1894 the Post Office allowed the use of postcards published by others to be used with an adhesive halfpenny stamps. Several publishers produced cards but the first to include pictures on their postcards is believed to have been George Stewart of Edinburgh. Since then postcards have always been a popular way to send a note home from a trip away.

Here are some of the teams postcard inspired layouts.





Thursday, September 20, 2007

#63 - Summertime (and the living is easy!)

Welcome to our new weekly upload slot of Thursday at 8pm! This fits in better with our schedules and we hope that it also gives you more time to mull over our weekly themes and perhaps work on them either at home or crop over the weekend. Also, we have decided to split down into two groups and each group will be working on bringing more beautiful projects to you on alternate weeks.

Our theme this week took us back longingly to those hot, lazy, Summer days (yes there were one or two amidst all the rain!) so we have a lot of lovely bright, bold colours to see us through now the nights are getting shorter (and chillier). We hope you enjoy playing along with us this week and remember to link to your work in our comments section so that we can pay you a visit and see how you have played with the theme this week.

Also we are sending BIG congratulations to Fiona for being drawn as the winner of our Postcards challenge (and what an incredibly inspiring experience to commemmorate!).






Friday, September 14, 2007

#62 Back To School

We are delighted to be back and hope you are ready for some new and exciting challenges. We have enjoyed putting these pages together for you and hope you can take some inspiration from them.

Please do leave us a link to your layout with your comment, we would love to see what you do and we will put your layouts and projects into our slide gallery.

From next week the Collectively Yours Blog Dares move to a Thursday night at 8PM so be sure and check back then for some more inspiring work from the team.

#62 Back to School









Saturday, September 08, 2007

Lets make some time for ourselves......

The school holidays are over and we are ready to make a start on the new look dares!

We are going to bring you new and inspiring designs each week in the form of layouts and fabulous projects, we will be bringing innovative ideas, sharing a peak into our lives and where we create as well as information and handy tips to make the most of our valuable scrapping time! Here are just a few sneaky peeks of upcoming projects.....

..stay tuned for a weekly dose of information and inspiration!