Saturday, 19 April 2014

Announcing... The Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge

...yipppetty-yah and thrice!!!   I am doing a right old happy dance here because I can finally tell you all about the brand new challenge that will be starting next Saturday.   When Tim Holtz first released his Compendium of Curiosities book, my lovely friend Linda Ledbetter came up with the best idea... have a challenge based around every single technique in the book.  I fell madly in lurves with the challenge from the start - it ticks all the boxes: gets you inky, gets you creating and gets you trying new, or indeedily, revisiting old techniques and it brings you into the World of Distress.   I was gutted when the challenge came to an end.. and then over the moon when Tim released his Compendium of Curiosities 2 book.  And yes, lovely Linda set about another challenge, this time based around Book 2.    Earlier this year, Tim released his third book in the series... and again, lovely Linda is planning a challenge for this one too.  BUT!  This time it is a little different because she has invited a few peeps to join her on this creative journey through Tim's book, and they are called The Curiosity Crew...



And... I am soooo excited and honoured to tell you that I am one of those lucky peeps!   For all the details on the challenge, HERE is the link to get you there.  And, in case you haven't seen Tim's books... HERE you can see it.



Let me tell you about the Curiosity Crew!  When I went to Ranger U I made some lifelong friends: Linda, Candy, Cheryl and Yvonne... and when we went to CHA last year, we were joined by Anita, Marjie and Susan... and together, we are now The Curiosity Crew.  We will be taking part in the fortnightly challenges, which will work their way through each technique in the book but not in order, (keeping it exciting so you will never know what is coming next) popping around to visit you if you have joined in and generally having the time of our lives playing along with this fabulous challenge.  For me, it cannot come quick enough!  As you all know, I love all things Distress... indeedily, the Duke of Distress himself is someone whom I look to for inspiration.  Even if you have never picked up a Distress Ink in your life (if you haven't, why not!! Go do it now!!! lol)  this challenge will cater for all levels of skill, beginner through to advanced crafters.




I hope you will be able to join in with the challenges... oh and I nearly forgot to mention!  The challenges have sponsorship from Inspiration Emporium and Funkie Junkie Boutique!  You know what that means right? Prizes!!  And, I also happen to know that Tim & Mario have donated a tonne of cool prizes too!  So!  Are you feeling Curious?    The photo's in this post are of tags I made during the last Compendium Challenge...   I shall away now, all this excitement has me all giddy!   Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x



29 comments:

Helen said...

ooh that is exciting!! I haven't got hold of the new compendium yet so will have to see if I can work out the process without the book... or maybe go shopping! Congratulations on your part in the Curiosity Crew!

Claire said...

Exciting stuff Hels, can't wait to see what you come up with!
Claire xx

Papercraft By Carole said...

Will you need to have the book to be able to take part? Cxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I think you're the perfect ambassador for something like this. I'm so far behind the times that I didn't know there was a Book III!

Buttons said...

Can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for you!!! Every box ticked and you have a rightful place in a stellar lineup!!! Jenny x

Pauline Wheeler said...

So happy for you Hels, a much deserved place on the team and all your many followers will be waiting excitedly for your design inspiration
P xx

Ruth said...

Knowing how much of a TH fan, no addict ?....you are, you must be jumping around the room, just remember to breathe! Oh, I'm just a little excited too....so pleased for you, your tags are wonderful.

Carole Z said...

Hey Hels, SO happy for you, I bet your feet haven't touched the ground, but being the TH addict and master that you, who better to join in with this! Wowee!!!! Easter Hugs, Carole Z xx

carol edwards said...

Great news for you Hels and I am sure Mr mojo is back to galloping speed now. Look forward to all the exciting things to come x

Jane said...

O wow Hels this sounds very exciting can't wait to see this take off! It sounds like lots of inky fun and I really hope to take part x

Redanne said...

Wow Hels, what a fantastic team, I can totally understand your excitement. Many congratulations! Hugs, Anne x

Yvonne said...

Wow how exciting!!!!
Looking forward to following your journey (and maybe joining in a little!)
Have a great day at Pink Tulip xxx

Rita said...

Congratulations to you Hels. Wonderful News. Hugs Rita xxx

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Wow Hels that is super exciting and well done for being on the team. I cannot wait as it is all new to me but I love distress inks and I am nearly there with my collection I cannot wait to see what you all have in store for us xx

Woo hoo very excited x

Denise

Joanne said...

Oh how pleased am I that you are part of this well done Hels
I guess I may just participate. Oh happy days
Xxxxx

rachel said...

wow wow wow Hels - thats wonderful news - can't wait for next weekend to find out what the challenge will be - fantastic! And well done on being on the team! Brilliant! Hugs Rachel x

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, faabuulous you really are moving girl and well deserved, these tags are great as all you'r work is
well done.
Nancyd xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Congratulations : ) You must be feeling so proud to be chosen to join the crew. I'm not surprised though, your talent shines through in all that you do. Enjoy! Take care.

ElizabethR said...

No wonder you were getting that desk ready lol, can't wait to see what you and the crew create. Elizabeth xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Yay, Hels!!!! I can't wait to get started, and I'm so, SO glad to be sharing this journey with you!

xoxoxoxo

TaborTooth said...

Great news, Hels!!! I'm so excited for you being part of "The Team" abs look forward to all the great challenges. Woohoo!!!!

Linda Simpson said...

How exciting and congratulations, these are all fabulous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anita Houston said...

Woohoo friend!!! So missing you and England!

Debbie said...

Such amazing news Hels.I am so chuffed for you.You do deserve it though.Beautiful tags.Hugs Debbie x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Congratulations on becoming part of the 'Crew',what fabulous news, and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. I'm enjoying your samples here. 'King Tim' will be proud of you, I have all his books, and love his tips and techniques.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan Sharp said...

Congratulations! You deserve the accolade with your wonderful work. I'm going to learn such a lot here!!! Better buy the book and find out what we're letting ourselves in for. Have fun, Jan

♥Gemma♥ said...

Congrats Hels and stunning creations too...also thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
Happy Easter!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Craftychris said...

So cool! Not that I have any of the books though! I hope it doesn't matter? Congrats being part of the team xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I'm thrilled for you Hels, you & the rest of the team are going to have a wonderful time. The book is beyond my budget at the moment, so I will watching all the fun from the sidelines. Can't wait to see what you all create.

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