Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Love-letter box




Ik heb een sigarenkistje wit gemaakt met gesso, de chipboard hartjes en figuurtjes erop geplakt. Nog een keer gesso erover, toen met distress-paint rood gemaakt Vond ik te licht, beetje zwart erdoor en nog een keer gekwast. Toen het droog was heb ik de hartjes aan de zijkant rondom gestempeld. De man en vrouw op een papieren kleedje (eerst rood gemaakt met dylusions) gestempeld en opgeplakt. De cupido is op tissue papier gestempeld en opgeplakt. Toen alles goed droog was heb ik met Inka Gold hier en daar wat goud gekleurd.

I painted a sigarbox with gesso. Glued some chipboard pieces down and painted it again with gesso. Then i painted it red, think it was to light, put some black paint in the red and painted it again. I stamped the little harts around it with stazon. The man and woman are stamped on a doily (first sprayed with dylusions) and glued down. The little cupido is stamped on tissuepaper and glued down. When all was dry i used a little Inka Gold here and there.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Because We Are Different Tag





Stamps Used:
Drawers Woman CP R524
The Check Pattern is from Diamonds and Decorations PLATECP11
The Script is from PlateSW170

Morning all, Mark here and I have a little media board tag to share today.
The back ground was created with decoart media fluids. The Script was partially stamped randomly across the tag using a blue archival ink and the checks were stamped in a red archival ink.
I used a couple of stencils with more paint and finally stamped my main image with black archival ink.Some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers were added and the tag was given a coat of satin varnish.
Thanks for stopping by xx








Monday, 26 January 2015

greeting card – CAS?

Good morning all, Suzanne here.
I'm sharing a greeting card that I made along with a little gift for a coworker.


supplies used
stamps
face collage P7703
the face is the icon ... Q7712
striped feather F7714
from plate  NSPL77: 'the face is the icon of creation'

others
heat tool SHDIV06
acrylic inks

At first I applied a layer of gesso on a piece of kraft cardstock with rather bold brushstrokes. Then I made a little pool of water, added a drop of acrylic ink and moved it around while drying it with my heat tool. I repeated this with two more colours. When dry I stamped the face collage as my main image with stazon jet black, the feather and the text with dove grey as background images.
Finally I sew around the edges.
I've got a new sewing machine and am experimenting – good thing you didn't see me wrestling with it yesterday until I finally got those seams done ...

Thanks so very much for stopping by to have a look today and please don't forget our biweekly challenge over at the new de stempelwinkel challenge blog.

Have a great week everyone ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx


Sunday, 25 January 2015

een alternatief voor Valentijn





zijdepapier bewerken met alcoholinkt
vierkantjes uitsnijden en het zijdepapier bestempelen erachter plakken

gebruikte stempel
spiral and leaves UM-L2
gestempeld met Brillance Lime

de stempel nog een keer stempelen op apart papier en bevestigen met foam

Saturday, 24 January 2015

ANGELS ATC.

Good morning,
Hope its not to cold or wet where you are today.
Just an ATC from me, the dragon today.
Simple stamping and masking.
Distress inks to colour my images.

SUPPLIES USED
DISTRESS INKS
BROKEN CHINA
SCATTERED STRAW
VICTORIAN VELVET
TEA DYE
WORN LIPSTICK
WEATHERED WOOD
MEMENTO TUXEDO BLACK

STAMPS USED
THE LOOKING GLASS EI 51464
LEONARDO'S ANGEL CP Q511
ANGEL OF SIGHT CP R549
(the childs face stamp at the bottom is from my stash...sorry)
Thank you for visiting,
there'll be another project from another designer tomorrow.
BDx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Valentijn Art Journal

 
Gebruikte materialen :
Struktuurpasta
 
Werkwijze :
Bewerk je Art journal met gesso en breng daarna struktuur aan
met verschillende stencils en pasta.
Kleur de pagina rood en spons het gezicht met een stencil.
Breng accenten aan met een witte pen en
met mettalic Rub-ons.
 
Fijne Valentijn
 
Groetjes Bea
 
 
 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Winterkaart / winterscene

Alle stempels zijn van Stampscapes.


Eerst met de kleine rotsje en maskerpapier de rand gemaakt. Netjes alles afgedekt met maskerpapier. Toen de scene in het midden gestempeld en gekleurd. De maskerpapiertje eraf gehaald en de rotsen gekleurd. Gemat op bijpassend cardstock.

First i made the frame with the small rocks and masking tape. Covered all and created the scene in the middle. Colored it with ink. Then i removed the tape and colored the rocks. Glued on cardstock.

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Artist Trading Block - Steampunk

 



 
Stamps Used:
The Chap With The Eye Patch is from SW P11016
The Fireman is from SW K12018
The Guy With The Hat is from SW N12019
The Alphabet Stamp is October Crow SW Q13051

Morning all, Mark here and I'm sharing my little steampunk artist trading block with you today.
I started with a kids play block (they Won't miss it ;) ) its about 3''x 3''. The block was gessoed and painted with decoart media fluid acrylic paints and I built up layers of colour washes to give a intage and aged look.
The images were stamped with Archival ink, the edges were also distressed. Some cogs, embellishments and chit chat stickers were also added and distressed with the fluid acrylics, a coat of Matte varnish and the feet and handle were added.
Thanks for stopping by xx


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

TAGs

Hi and hello everyone.
Suzanne here with a (for me) long forgotten technique: resist with photo glue.


supplies used 
stamps
from plate 148 silhouettes 1  PLATESW148 
petre EI J1442 
words from plate 167 large men PLATESW167 
for the background sof the first TAG:
stamps from plate 54 prophecies PLATECP54 

others
versamark inkpad TS-VM001
wild honey
peacock feathers
vintage photo
walnut stain
gesso black CH-HSP31383
mini ink blending tool RI-IBT40965
photo glue
various inpads from stazon 
a little snippet of washi tape

First I roughly 'drew' some shapes onto TAGs from watercolour paper, circles on the first one, triangles on the second. When dry I used distress stains wild honey and peacock feathers with water on a craft sheet and wiped the TAGs around. The glue was then rubbed off and the main images added (the petre has been heat embossed and coloured with water soluble wax crayons) as well as the background stamps. Finally I stamped the words, distressed the edges and sponged them.
On the background were also used: a bottle lid with distress ink peacock feathers resp. black gesso applied with an old credit card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you'll have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

art journal



BLUE MONDAY hoeft niet altijd somber te zijn...
morgen is het gewoon weer dinsdag



de achtergrond heb ik gemaakt met distress paint shaded lilac - chipped sapphire en dried marigold

gestempeld met stazon royal purple
de vlinder op sheet en gekleurd met alcoholinkt

farfalla CP N393
butterfly  & calliigraphy CP Q459

daarna wat kraaltjes vastgelijmd

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The write stuff

Good Morning, I hope you have a lovely Sunday.
The dragon here again today,
we have a new challenge for you over on the 
for which I altered a coaster with a lovely set of stamps,
so whilst I had these stamps out I made a pair of ATC'S.
Just as I did for the challenge I kept it simple....
stamped the images with distress in and coloured them and the background with them too.
I hope you'll find time to do some nice simple stamping and join us this fortnight.
SUPPLIES USED
DISTRESS INK....
STAMPS USED...
Thanks for stopping by today...
hope to see your simple stamped projects in our challenge.
BDx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Welke koers vaar jij in 2015 ??


Hallo Bloggers,

Welke koers varen jullie in 2015 ????
Ik zou het leuk vinden als jullie een antwoord geven.
Bij mijn volgende blogpost op 23 januari geeft Jetske de stempel van de luchtballon
weg aan degene met het leukste antwoord !!!!!

Doen jullie mee  ??????


Gebruikte materialen :

Werkwijze :
Stempel de golven met een stempelliniaal meerdere keren.
Stempel ook de lucht in 2 keer.
Plak wel af waar de zon komt.
Stempel de ballon en embos met clear embossing poeder.
Kleur de lucht en het water iets bij en
maak schuimkopjes met wit.
Kleur de zon geel en plak de ballon op met foamtape.

Groetjes Bea

















Friday, 16 January 2015

De kalender voor 2015



stencils

Ik heb de kalender eraf gehaald, toen de achtergrond met gesso behandeld. Daarna met distresspaint de kleur aangebracht. Laten drogen, daarna de stencils en reliëfpasta gebruikt. Stukjes gaas erop geplakt.
Toen alles droog was heb ik de stempels met Stazon afgedrukt.
Als laatste de kalender weer bevestigd en een heel jaar plezier van.

I removed the calenderpart and painted the background with gesso white. Then i used distresspaint to make the colors. Let it dry. With the reliëf pasta and the stencils i made texture. Glued some "lace" down. When all was completely dry i stamped with stazon the images. Put the calender in place and enjoy the whole year.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Piece of the puzzle

Dit jaar doe ik geen tweemaandelijkse tags meer en ook sta ik niet meer op de 31ste ingepland. In plaats daarvan is het de 15de geworden.
In het waarschijnlijke geval ik weer een tutorial ervan maak is het dan niet meteen zo'n overdaad aan tutorials omdat die ook al op de eerste geplaatst zullen worden.

Wat doe ik dan wel in plaats van tags? Puzzelstukken! En niet zomaar puzzelstukken maar echt grote stukken. Ze worden ook in de (web) winkel verkocht, er zijn meerdere setjes mogelijk. Kijk bijvoorbeeld hier.

Het is een erg leuk formaat om op te werken, gewoon als decoratie of samengevoegd als boekje. Voordeel bij een boekje is, dat je beide kanten kunt bewerken. Indien je daar zin in hebt, kun je er ook een workshop mee volgen. Kijk daarvoor bijvoorbeeld hier.

De inspiratie voor dit puzzelstuk heb ik opgedaan op Pinterest. Dit keer geen stap-voor-stap omdat het wel duidelijk van opbouw is.

Ik ben begonnen met gesso, dat is met zo'n gladde bovenlaag wel beter. Je kunt het witte toplaagje er ook afpulken, maar dan blijft het beter om met gesso te beginnen, anders wordt je verf teveel geabsorbeerd.
Na de gesso heb ik geverfd met wat tinten blauw en wit, al mengend opbrengen tot je tevreden bent met het resultaat. De onder en bovenranden heb ik daarbij wat donkerder gehouden.

Vervolgens heb ik allerlei potjes en tubetjes die ik had in vrolijke kleuren bij elkaar gezocht. Gewone acrylverf, metallic kleuren, liquid pearls, pico embellisher, alles door elkaar. Met een dun kwastje vlekjes door elkaar gemaakt om de onderlaag te vormen. Voor de bovenlaag ook wat kleurtjes uitgezocht en die sliertvormig van boven af naar beneden aangebracht om een hangende bloesem na te bootsen.

Afgemaakt met een enthousiast elfje en een mooie spreuk , moet dit toch echt die saaie januari blues laten verdwijnen. Het is een nieuw jaar en laten we het vrolijk en kleurrijk maken!

Wanneer je snel bent kun je nog net meedoen met de eerste challenge op ons challenge blog. Morgen is er weer een nieuwe uitdaging!

PLATECP46 - Plate 46 Abundance (spreuk en libelles)
EI M1452 - Delia
067B - Reeds 
068D - Reeds lg

I'm back this year with another format, jigsaw puzzlepieces instead of tags. Quite large pieces which can be used for a book or just as a decoration piece like I did. We sell them in various sets of 4.  Here you can find an example set.

For this piece I found inspiration on Pinterest. Don't you love browsing that site? I mainly got inspired by the colours, it just was the perfect combination to brush off those january blues. I started off with gesso (of course) followed by blending some blues and a little bit of white. I kept the top and bottom rather dark. Then I picked all sorts of paints in happy bright colours and applied them randomly at the top part with a fine brush,  Make sure they are at least semi opaque or it won't show.
I finished with a few colours applied from the top downwards in strings to create a feel of blossoms in the springtime.

I hope you liked my project and wish you a happy and colourful year! Today is the last day of our very first challenge so feel free to join in and come back tomorrow to read all about the new challenge!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

trying new things


Stamp Used:

Morning all, thanks for stopping by. Mark here, I'm sharing another little swatch from my new book, Now this is more of an experiment, I find it really hard to doodle, I struggle to let lose enough and it always seems to look stiff rather than have a nice flow so I wanted to have more of a go at some zentagle. I painted a background and stamped my image using archival ink, I partitioned of the framed area and started my doodles with a fine line pen.
I sealed the surface with a satin varnish, and added some colour with my copics.
Thanks for stopping by xx







Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Notepad

Good morning!
It's Suzanne here, today I'm sharing a notepad.
My son wished for a personalized notepad. He loves geckos - I don't own one yet but he said a chameleon is beautiful too and does just as well :-) - and his favourite colour is red.
So this is what I came up with:


cover - back:

supplies used
stamps
photographer with tripod SW R12085 
stamps from plate 89 'microscopic artform plants 2' PLATESW89 
'experiment' from plate 21 'science'  FASPLATE21
chameleon P9107NS

others
gesso 3024-32314
acrylic paints
watercolour pencils
Bind it All 

I put a few drops of different red acrylic paints on a piece of white cardstock and spread it around with an old credit card. When this was dry a little gesso was lightly added in various areas.
The images were stamped, trying to achieve a look of some vegetation, and the chameleon was seated on a 'branch'. The background images were stamped with different colours of archival ink pads; unfortunately they faded a bit.
The cover has been laminated and holes were punched with the bind it all. I took sheets of paper from an ordinary cheap notepad, punched the holes and assembled everything into this notepad.

I hope you like this a little bit and please make sure to pay a visit to our new challenge blog were anything goes this fortnight. If you're chosen as the winner you can win a totally beautiful stamp.

Have a great day,
hugs, Suzanne xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

licht in donkere dagen






voor € 2 bij de kringloop gekocht....

gestempeld met stazon Teal Blue

de stempels
Fancy Florals  DYR40941
Spirals and Leaves -L2 van Ryn Design




Sunday, 11 January 2015

Bedroom door name plate

Good Morning,
It's the dragons turn today to share a project with you.
My youngest nephew is having his bedroom re-decorated this week,
his mum, (my sister) and I are making the stencils to decorate a couple of the walls,
so I thouhgt it'd be nice to have a matching name plate for the door.
 I cut out the skull shape from white stamping card, stamped my first skull,
the one slightly in front of the 'm' in room, then stamped all the words made up of the tiles...using masks for the letters as I went along..and a mask for the skull in front of the 'm'.
when my words were done I filled in the rest of the plaque with stamped skulls.
Working on small areas at a time I didnt have to use to many masks at once.
Once all the stamping was finished I coloured it all in with a mixture of pens, ink and pencils.
Finally mounting it on black card.
I hope Ryan will like it when he see's it.
SUPPLIES USED 
MEMENTO INK TUXEDO BLACK
DISTRESS INK  BLACK SOOT
STAMPS USED 
TWO SKULLS SW M11053
ALPHABET SCRABBLE SW U06092
Don't forget to enter our DE-STEMPELWINKEL STAMPERS CHALLENGE... you still have a 4 days left to get a project done and linked up.
Thanks for visiting, BD x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Tag ala Tim Holtz Januari 2015

 
Gebruikte materialen :
Type set Tim Holtz
 
Werkwijze :
Bestempel een stukje tissuepapier met de stempel van Europa,
en stempel ook de cijfers.
Plak het papier op een tag en breng met je vingers de paint aan..
Besproei het met een beetje water.
Spuit langs de kant iets Stains Gathered Twigs.
Stans de letters "Twenty One" uit en stempel,
of stans een grote 5 en kleur deze met Tarnished Brass.
Type de teksten op een typmachine en knip uit.
Spikkel iets witte verf op de tag.
Kleur ook een stukje lint met Tarnished Brass.
Plak alles op de tag.
 
Groetjes Bea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Beterschapskaart




Op een witte kaart de bladeren gesprayed met dylusions en de stencil. Daarna de vlinders en de tekst met stazon gestempel. De vlinders ook nog 2 x met brilliance op een apart kaartje gestempeld en met glitter geëmbost. Uitgeknipt en alleen het lijfje vastgeplakt.
 
I sprayed with dylusions and the stencil on a white card. Then i stamped the butterfly and text with stazon. I stamped the butterfly 2 x on extra cardstock with brilliance and embossed with glitter. Cut out and glued only in the middle on the card.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

A Little Heart




Stamp Used:
Ideas Muse CP Q491

Morning all, I hope you are all keeping well and the new year has been good to you so far?
Mark here, and I am still swimming through boxes so I have a simple quick little make today.
I started by Gessoing the wooden heart, Once dry I used Decoart's new media misters to spray my colour, leaving them to dry a little before adding my more colours.
The image was stamped using archival ink, as the heart is 3d I put my stamp onto an acrylic block and rocked the image from right to left to get most of the image around the curves, to fill in the gaps I partially inked the stamp using only the end of the filigree hair section. Using some sut and dry foam I distressed the edges with black archival ink and painted the back black ready to write a message on with a chalk pen.The whole heart was given a coat of satin varnish to seal and bring out the colours.
Thanks for stopping by xx












Wednesday, 7 January 2015

key board

Hi and hello out there ...
While others may enjoy Winter for several reasons I'm already looking forward to higher temperatures ... hasn't to be Summer exactly, but ... well, something like Spring? A little bit of colour at least, no dripping wetness all around?
Okay, anyway, I'm not here to complain about the weather but to share a key board I made inspired by thoughts mentioned above :-)




supplies used
stamps
chameleon P9107NS
stamps from plate 32 'at the beach' PLATECP32
city view FAS R1010
chicken wire SW R13040

others
stazon inkpads jet black and timber brown   
original rust OR100G
wooden numbers

The house-shaped wooden board was painted with acrylic paint (the grass has been applied by using the edge of a cosmetic sponge and various shades of green), stencilled and stamped with different images and staz on ink pads. The images were also painted with acrylic paint.
To attach the key I found some bits and bobs from former 'projects' in my stash.

That's it for now, please stop by any other day to have a look. Thanks so verymuch for your visit - and please be sure to check our new challenge blog to join in with 'anything goes' for a starter :-)

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

KERST STEMPELS WEER OPGERUIMD




even heel wat anders, de alcoholinkt kwam weer in beeld, 

de stempels zijn van stampscape plate 1B Nature
migration birds 152D 



Monday, 5 January 2015

LITTLE ALTERED BOX

Good Morning,
It's the 1st Monday of 2015 and everything is now getting back to normal,
kiddies go back to school later this week... they can't wait.
So... I ,the dragon am getting back to normal too.
Here I have a very small box to show you....
approx 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm 
I sanded it really well ,
 stamped and heat embossed with copper embossing powder on the outside,
I used distress inks to colour it, 
then used versamark all around the edges and heat embossed again with copper powder.
 For the inside i stamped onto card stock, heat embossed as for the box and coloured the images with the same inks.
I cut to fit and adhered them with book binders glue.
I added more embossing powder around the edges.
I hoped for a vintage well loved look ..... I think I may just about have achieved it.
SUPPLIES USED
DISTRESS INKS.......OLD PAPER   WALNUT STAIN  SPICED MARMALADE
EMBOSSING POWDER... COPPER
STAMPS USED...
WATCHES BACKGROUND S4607NS
FACE N4611NS
Thank you for visiting...
please don't forget we have a CHALLENGE BLOG,
where you can enter your projects made using DE-STEMPELWINKEL stocked stamps.
BD x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Gefeliciteerd

 
Gebruikte materialen :
Brusho is binnenkort verkrijgbaar
bij De Stempelwinkel
 
Werkwijze :
Spuit een beetje water op je kaart en strooi er
wat verschillende kleurtjes Bister of Brusho op.
Stempel de luchtballon op een restpapiertje en knip hem uit.
Plak de ballon met foamblokjes op de kaart.
 
Groetjes Bea
 
 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Vrouwenkaart / womancard


Eerst de kaart met de stencil en dylusions van swirls voorzien, dan de tekst met brilliance gestempel. De vrouw op een apart kaartje gestempeld, gekleurd en uitgeknipt. De tekst met stazon iris gestempeld en uitgeknipt. Daarna alles opgeplakt en de veren bevestigd.

First i sprayed the card with dylusions and the stencil, when dry i stamped the background text. The lady is stamped on an extra card, colored with pencils and cut out. The text is stamped with stazon iris and cut out. Than i glued all together and put the feathers on.

Friday, 2 January 2015

phone case

Hi and good day to you all ...
It's Suzanne here.

First of all I wish you all a happy, successful, creative, and most spplendid new year!!
Thank you so very much for accompanying us for another exciting year.

Today I'm sharing a phone case.
To alter it I decided to use some of my very first de stempelwinkel stamps: plate 20 'writers'. It's interesting to think back that way :-) I came across de stempelwinkel stamps when I saw them being used by a few of my very first stamping 'contacts' and I've been instantly hooked. Now I'm here and more than happy about it!



supplies used
stamps
background stamp register SW S14010 
stamps from plate 20 'writers' PLATECP20

others
gesso 3024-32314  
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927 
stazon ink pad jet black and timber brown
distress stain tea dye

First I primed the (plastic) case with gesso and a thin layer of beige acrylic paint. On this parts of the background image 'register' were stamped and covered with a layer of different acrylic paints.
Edgar has been stamped separately on an old book page (that I went over with distress stain tea dye previously). When the paint was dry I stamped different images from the writers plate and glued down the main image with matte medium. I also used the matte medium to seal everything. This has been done with my fingers to avoid brush strokes.
In the end the holes were cleared very carefully with an x-acto knife.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by and having a look.
Please don't miss out on joining our brand new challenge that starts today. Anything goes :-)
Please have a look at our challenge blog to learn more about the rules.

Annnnnnd: there's one of Jetske's stunning stamps waiting for the winner.
See you there ....

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

step by step,matte medium resist for your images.





Stamps Used: The Chap is from Grote Mannen Plate 167 and is available on his own as well.
The Gears are from Nuts And Bolts PP77
The Oriental Designs are from Flowers From Buddha Plate 76

Morning all, and Happy New Year to you from all of us here at De Stempelwinkel. Mark here, yes it's been a while but I am now back, living in chaos but finally moved in.
Now as you may have noticed, there is no calendar page this month, we thought we would try some new things this year, Im sure you all know about our new challenge blog if not here is the LINK, challenges start Friday, anything goes, and instead of the callendar pages the DT will be bringing you little step by step tutorials for various techniques, throughout the year. We should have something for everyone.
I picked up a little swatch booklet the other day and thought it would be great for this type of project.
I found some card that would cover my swatch, (its a mount board Tag album basically)The image was printed with memento ink as I used copics to add my colour.



I use masking and resist techniques so I can layer and build up my images and also my backgroud colours withouth losing and dirtying my main image.


The first way to protect your image is to just stamp the image again and fussy cut around it, I find it best to use thin copy paper.

Carefully position your cut out over your image and stamp away.


For the second masking technique you will need some matte medium. Make sure your ink is dry or give it a quick blast with the heat gun just to heat set it, then just simply paint over the image with a thin layer of Matte Medium. It's best to do two thin coats to make sure you get complete coverage of your image.
Once dry you can use your distress inks, dylusion sprays or any other water based inks and cover/blend over the whole piece.

Dont worry, all you need to do now is carefully start to wipe away the ink with a wet wipe, dont get the piece to wet, you just need enough to reactivate the nk and then wipe it away with a kitchen towel.


I used Festive Berries for my background colour, I also used a sun Burst Stencil with Black Soot distress ink and repeated the previous step.


My Swatch was glued to my swatch and cut to size, finished off with a coat of Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. This makes the colours really pop and adds a layer of stiffness and protection.



The Second swatch was done in exactly the same way.


My chap was stamped onto some dictionary paper, and my swatch was covered with a wood block alphabet print design paper. He was covered with matte medium and then inked with distress inks, a few Tim Holtz embellishments and some eyelets finish it off.



 
Thabks for stopping by, I hope you all have an amazing 2015 and I hope to see you here or over at the challenge blog soon xx. Head back tomorrow for something new from one of our DT members x