Saturday 22 May 2010

Simple Doodles Challenge 18 - Anything But a Card

It's time for another great Simple Doodles Challenge and this time I've set the challenge!! Which is:

Anything But A Card

A while ago I was contacted by a representative from Photo Paper Direct asking me if I would test and review some of their products. I was sent a sample of magnetic photo paper, sticker sheets and also T-shirt Transfer sheets. So far I've only used the T-shirt transfer sheets and here is what I made!

Apologies for the gappy toothy child but I needed a model! The sheet was really easy to use - I simply printed off the digital image I wanted (remembering to flip it to mirror image) and then coloured it with felt tips. I did try and use Promarkers but the surface of the sheet disintegrated.

After I'd finished colouring I cut around the image leaving a thin border. I then ironed this flat onto the t-shirt until the iron icon changed to brown.

Once it had cooled down I peeled off the backing sheet and then re-ironed it with a sheet of greaseproof paper between the iron and t-shirt. Left it for 24 hours and then washed it, inside out, and then popped it in the tumble drier.

Easy peasy!!

As you can see, the colours are really vibrant on the image! So not only have I managed to use the iron (on two separate occasions) I've also created friction between the boys as they are now fighting over who has the t-shirt!

So check back over the weekend as I plan to use the second sheet I was sent to make another t-shirt transfer and this time I'll blog it as a step by step tutorial. Edited to add - the tutorial will follow next weekend as Mr Blogger has really messed up my pictures and I'm on the verge of going on holiday and have not got enough time to sort it out!!

You can buy the packs of t-shirt transfer paper for just under £8 for 20 A4 sheets, and their service is fantastic!

Back to the challenge!! If you want to enter and need some inspiration, head over to the Simple Doodles Challenge blog - you have until 3 June to enter - good luck!

  • T-shirt: Primark for two t-shirts
  • Image transfer paper: Photo Paper Direct, coloured with felt-tips


  1. Ooooh... I also want to have this T-shirt!! :) It's GREAT!!!

    Sunny greetings, Saskia :)

  2. Super cute t.shirt, even cuter model !!
    Twiggy x

  3. aw this is too awesome!!! and i love the toothless grin it is just like mine! lol :)


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