Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy's Tips, Tutorials & Anything Goes Blog Hop & Challenge

Welcome to Tuesday Alchemy's Tips & Tutorials Blog Hop AND Anything Goes Challenge! First, the challenge is anything goes, so create ANY craft & share it with us here. If you provide a tip or tutorial, you will receive a bonus entry! We will provide tips & tutorials for you, so make sure to check out our blogs :)

{ Prizes }

One winner will be randomly picked to win BOTH prizes from our sponsors!
DT members are offering prizes for the blog hop, too!
Each DT member will pick their own winner - See their blogs for prize details.

3 Digital Images - A Creative Need
$10 Store Voucher - Stitchy Bear Stamps

I will be offering a $10 Store Voucher to my Artfire shop, Pin & Tack. Winner will be randomly picked from qualified participants of the blog hop & announced no later than Friday, June 15th.

{ Rules/How To Enter )

For the Anything Goes Challenge, click here to go to Tuesday Alchemy for details. One lucky participant will win a Digital Paper Pack from Karen's Scraps And Graphics.

Tips & Tutorials Blog Hop

To join the Blog Hop, you simply visit each blog in the list. Make sure to follow the list provided, so you don't get lost during your journey. It will be posted on every blog, too. To win any of the prizes from TA's sponsors & the DT, you must:
  • Comment on every blog in the hop.
  • Become a follower of every blog in the hop.
When you are ready to hop, just click on your next stop & you will be on your way :)

Corrinne - You Are Here
Maria - Your Next Stop

{ Tip }

Use natural materials in your crafts! You can just step outside your door & find something that is natural, beautiful &, best of all, FREE. Isn't that wonderful? Also, it's eco-friendly, unique & depending on what you use can add scent.

For this card, I created natural trim. I cut leaves from my Japanese Maple, taped them down, then covered the stems with cardstock.

Create a specimen card by attaching an herb, flower or other plant then stamp it's name. I chose rosemary, which adds its fresh scent to this creation.

Pick a few different plants & tie them together to create a small bouquet. For this card, I used twine to hold together lavender & grass.

Here are more examples that I have created:


Hazel said...

Love the way you've used the leaves as a trim. Off to see the next blog for the hop x

Kathryn said...

new google friend follower, would love a follow back


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower enjoying the blog hop. Like the use of nature in your creation. The scents will be wonderful.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

What a lovely way to use real sprigs on your cards Corrinne, cool! Ira

Yuli Conversations said...

oh wow, this is so cute, creative idea.
I found you on blog hop, wondering if you would like to follow each other and grab each other's buttons? :)

Yuli Conversations said...

Yey!!! Thank you so much for following me! I followed back on both of your blogs ;)


Valentyna Komisarenko said...

What a great idea! Thank you, Corrinne, for sharing! I wiil be happy to follow your blog!

catherine said...

Such a different technique Corrine and I can see many uses for this one. Thanks for the chance of the blog hop
x catherine

Karons Krafty Korner said...

What a fabulous idea - you could even use them with a masking technique. TFS

Sonia said...

Beautiful idea Corinne to use real plants :)You are so creative!

DeAdesign said...

У Вас очень креативные идеи! Живые растения, крышки от бутылочек! очень нравится все, что Вы делаете!

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

Awesome idea! It's so nice that you used different types of natural foliage to show how pretty it can look!

Beate said...

Lovely cards, Corrinne.
Hugs and smiles

Lisa said...

Wow, these are amazing!! I love the use of natural foliage!! So absolutely beautiful!! :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Loves Happy Hour said...

great job corrinne!! thanks so much for sharing!! i have a lot of leaves and different natural things in my yard that I must try!!

Misty's said...

Hi Corrinne
Loving your blog hop. I have to say WOW on your creations. They are certainly unique and what a great idea using something what nature gives us. That rosemary brings me back to when I was a little girl and my gran and I used to grow and harvest rosemary. I can almost smell it now.
Michaela xx

loulou said...

What beautiful cards, I love the grass and lavender, thankyou for the great idea, cheers Linda

Paris said...

What a cute idea!!
Thanks for the sweet comment on G&G; would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I'll be sure to follow you back :)



Wendy L said...

What a great idea using leaves for trim. xxxx

A Casa di Ale said...



Unknown said...

Such a cute craft!! Thanks so much for following along on my blog :)

Happy to be your newest follower <3

xo, Jersey Girl

Kerry Fellowes said...

what a great idea, and i have a tree full of rosemary right outsid emy kitchen window! thanks for the hop :)xx

mgoll88 said...

Nice idea... for all it looks great and smells good, too :D
The last one with grass and lavendar is my favourite


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Great card with a natural look. I love leaves of all types. In fact, I've been called the Leaf Queen. LOL.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Corrinne - great ideas for your challenge this week. Love how you have used real leaves, twigs, herbs, etc on your creations. Absolutely amazing!!

With hugs,


Anonymous said...

Such fun things to do with clothespins! - Fawn