Friday 4 September 2015

* O for One Layer *

Welcome back to the 'Alphabet Challenge'.

I'm back this week for Team B with news of our next challenge,
but first I have two brand new Design Team members to introduce,
so please say hello to Deanne and Jackie.


My name is Deanne Clarke-Saunders and my hubby and I live in Paradise, Newfoundland Canada. I was an elementary teacher for 23 years but retired early. I am now an Early Childhood Educator (couldn't stay away from the kiddies!) I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue and ESPECIALLY crayons and pencil crayons, ever since I've been a small child. I just couldn't stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making! I love it!! My hubby calls me a paper hoarder and he MAY be right, but I'd never tell him that! A man doesn't need to know he's right!!

I live in south Hampshire just outside Southampton and am married to Keith who is a very patient man - he needs to be. We have one grown up daughter and I work part-time in a school supporting visually impaired pupils.

I have crafted one way or another for a long time. I can remember as a child making paper lanterns to decorate my room at Christmas. Along the way I have tried many crafts like knitting, rug making, patch work, macrame, crotchet and dress making. About eight years ago I started to notice that some people were making handmade cards, especially at Christmas, and I decided to give this a go myself. Since then I haven't looked back and the house is not full of my crafty stash. I am permanently on a mission to try and organise all my bits and pieces. My crafting is done on the dining room table and my very understanding husband, who often has to eat somewhere else so I can complete a project, doesn't complain. I would like to say that doesn't happen often, but it does.

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Now onto the new challenge,
 but I just wanted to say a huge 'Thank You' to those of you 
who joined us for our last theme - * N for No Design Papers *
we had a fabulous 131 entries!

So, here are our Top 3 chosen by Helen
(in numerical order):

#15 - Diane H

#37 - Kali

#105 - Lovely Linda

Congratulations, ladies - 
please feel free to take a copy of our Top 3 badge from the sidebar.

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So onto our new theme for the next two weeks
chosen by me, Jan

* O for One Layer *

We can't wait to see your interpretation of our theme,
but meanwhile here is some fab inspiration
for you from Team B:







(taking a break)

Beautiful DT work as always Ladies! 
To view how the DT have made their projects 
please pop along to their blogs - links are at the top.

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Now it's over to you - 
please leave your link with the little Blue Frog 
and remember to link your entry back to our blog.
We will be round to visit your blogs over the next fortnight.

Well, that's all from me today - 
I will be back on the 18th September
with our Top 3 winners and the next theme.

Good Luck
The Alphabet Team


  1. Congratulations to the Top Three. Thank you for a great challenge. Barb x

  2. Thank you for putting my card in the Top 3...I appreciate ti very much! Congrats to the others as well! Fabulous inspiration form the will be fun to see the entries with the one layer theme!!