Monday, 29 September 2014

Exciting news !

Hello it's Sue here and today I have some very exciting news for you ! The eagle eyed among you will have spotted a couple of changes on the ATP blog of late and it's now time to share what's been happening ! This week see's the start of a brand new challenge called Artist Trading Post Exchange.

We are a fortnightly, mixed media challenge including any kind of project you like as long as it follows a mixed media style. As stamping is close to all of hearts this needs to be included as well but no digi images allowed. We will also be featuring an Exchange Day where one of the DT will share a technique, experiments with a product or a step by step tutorial.

Our first challenge will start on Thursday 2 October and so without further ado I'd like to introduce you to the first 2 very talented DT members.


I live in a small market town in Derbyshire which is known as the Southern Gateway to the Peak District, it is also famous for it's ancient game of football held at Shrove-Tide each year.
I spend most of my spare time doing crafts of some kind. It started with my Gran teaching me embroidery, which got me interested in Cross Stitch, then I was introduced to scrapbooking and rubber stamping. Now I like to dabble in journalling, altered art including altered books, Zentangle, up cycling and most recently pounding petals. I am always looking for objects which can be used in different ways than that what was intended. 
In my spare time I enjoy walking and playing football with my best pal Bru!
I live in a Cheshire village on the border of the beautiful Peak District. I've always enjoyed a variety of crafts. I was lucky that as a child my mum taught me how to knit, crochet and embroider. As an adult I've dabbled in projects ranging from home decor to making celebration cakes with wired sugar flowers and it was over 20 years ago when visiting a sugarcraft exhibition that I popped into the hobby one that was next door and was introduced to stamping and heat embossing. I've been hooked ever since. I love stamping, paints, inks and anythings that adds texture to projects....messy is good!

Make sure you pop back tomorrow when the next 2 DT members will be revealed !



  1. Good Luck with your new challenges. Nice to meet the team. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is such wonderful news! Both ladies featured today are such wonderfully talented crafters, I am so looking forward to seeing their DT projects. Congratulation to you Sue and the whole of your new team - can't wait to see the others now! Wishing you all the very best with the new challenge blog. Anne xx

  3. So pleased to see Sharon and Ruth on the team and a fabulous surprise. Look forward to it! Xx