Sunday 30 November 2008


This weeks theme is "Snow" which was selected by our hostess Kersten. The arch is beautiful and has so many amazing details. We can't wait to see what you create this week!

A bit about our hostess:

Kersten is an Alaskan stamper, mixed media artist, and rough draft poet. She also applies her creative groove to her high school classroom where she teaches English by day to support her stamping addiction. Stamping has been a part of her life for many years and her introduction to the craft was first through mail art. Her desk is always cluttered with ephemera and art supplies. This week's snow challenge is an attempt to work some magic and call in the snow to rainy Southeast Alaska.

You may visit Kersten's blog at:

Saturday 29 November 2008

Sunday 23 November 2008


Our theme this week is "Celebrate" which was selected by our hostess Ilonka Scheider. It is also Ilonka's birthday today - which makes it an extra special celebration! Isn't her arch just beautiful!

A bit about our hostess:

My name is Ilonka and I'm from Cologne in Germany where I live with my husband and three children. I'm addicted to rubberstamps since autumn 2004 and I also like mixed media things.

You may see more of Ilonka's beautiful creations on her blog:

Make sure to send Ilonka "Happy Birthday" wishes!

Saturday 22 November 2008

:::Silhouette Sampler:::

Wow! You ladies can really make some gorgeous arches using silhouettes! Beautiful work everyone!

Sunday 16 November 2008


This weeks theme is "Silhouette" which was selected by our hostess Chriss Rollins. Isn't her arch fabulous?!

Thank you to Nancy for letting me host Gothic Arches again I am thrilled to be doing it and look forward to paying you all a visit to see what you have created...this is the exciting part for me, I hope you enjoy doing your arch as much as I did.:))

The Papergirls have an altered CD challenge showing the entries and if you have not yet voted for your favourite Altered CD you still have time to today. If anyone is having problems getting a silohette to use, June at Cens loft has this weekend released some brand new down loadable A4 Sheets of exciting images. you can see them at:

You may see more of Chriss Rollins beautiful artwork on her blog: or visit her team blog:

:::Buttons Sampler:::

We had many beautiful button arches this week - adorable work everyone!

Sunday 9 November 2008


This weeks theme is "Buttons" which was selected by our hostess Dawn Bryson. Isn't her arch just the sweetest?

About our hostess:

Hi it's me Dawn B, again. Thank you Nancy for having me yet again on the site as your hostess. This week, I wanted to do something I thought everyone could play with.. Buttons! I love them on cards, and of course on arches. Create your arch this week using buttons, it can be holiday, vintage etc.. just as long as it has buttons on it. Yeah, more than one would be nice but one counts too!! (lol) Have fun creating!

You may see more of Dawn's beautiful creations on her blog:

:::Vintage Children Sampler:::

This past week produced many adorable little vintage children! Beautiful work everyone! :)

Sunday 2 November 2008

:::Vintage Children:::

Our hostess this week is Kelly Burton and she selected the theme "Vintage Children"...isn't her arch just adorable?! We want to see your arch creations using vintage children this week.

You may see more of Kelly's beautiful artwork on her blog:

:::Wee Witches Sampler:::

Wow! We had some amazing witches this past week! Awesome work everyone!