Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekly Challenge #162

Happy Monday (Night) everyone!
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Hello my Tangly friends!
Thanks for the reprieve everyone!  I spent the weekend in Calgary visiting my girlfriend and her adorable family. It was nice to get away from the boys for a weekend.
Tasty Grapefruity beer
tasty pancakes
My wonderful little friend and i had a lot of fun pretending to be bunnies and dancing and playing with her farm animals... and eating tasty pancakes.
look at this baby!!!
My girlfriend has the most adorable red headed baby, so i got in my cuddles.  CUDDLES!!!
Luckily, for me, the weather was great, and the drive was pretty easy... just me and the highway, and Divergent on audio book.  (AWESOME!)

Let's jump into the challenge, thanks for waiting!

Weekly Challenge #162: "String Theory - Initial String"
This week's challenge is a simple one, one i come back to again and again when i find myself stumped with a string.

So this week use your initials as your string.

"L H"

Have a great week!!
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The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
 I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??


  1. Your friend's children are adorable! Thank you for posting the challenge so late at night even after a busy weekend. You rock! This week's challenge is going to be fun!

  2. Wow, I love your tile!!! Is that the Sepia Micron pen? I always feel bad when I get excited to have those moments away from my kids, but then I realize it is just a moment. It makes it so nice when they see me again and I get those big hugs and the "Mom, I missed you!" comment. Glad you had a nice weekend get away! I'm hoping that 'someday' mine will be to get certified as a CZT!!(someday) :0) Share Humanity

  3. I almost forgot to post this here!

  4. Initially challenging and I love what you did with your tile! Thanks Laura for all the fun you send my way!

  5. I agree with Lendenzer, beautiful tile, yours is! Your challenge got me stuck for a while. My initials don't make a string I would naturally have drawn. Thanks, as always for your challenge!

  6. I have done several of your challenges but this is the first one I have done "in time" to be able to post to your list. Thanks for the fun and please keep it going, the challenges are awesome!

  7. Your tile? Lovely. Mine? Put me in a quandary. My initials [AH] too stiff and spiky. Thought about how if every tangle is a selfieT maybe i'm really a lower case lady... shifty and swirly and tough to spot.

  8. Thank you as always for these challenges! I really enjoy them.

  9. It's been a long time since I did one of your challenges, but I enjoyed this one a lot. Love your tile!

  10. Hi Laura, thank you for being so steadfast with your challenges. Its always great to know you can pop in and out of these as life allows.
    And I love your "lh" tile, pretty cool with the sepia in there!

  11. I enjoyed doing this tangle challenge. I am new at zentangle so mine is not as fancy as others but enjoyed doing it. The more I practice the better I get. I like the ones I have seen done. Very good.

  12. Great challenge this week! I had to try out both block and script initials.

  13. Doing my very best to visit everybody this week. So many fun variations!

  14. My first ever entry, looking forward to more

  15. I tried it again and this was really fun :-). Thanks Laura.

  16. A noob to tangling - this challenge was harder than I expected!

  17. Why I had so much trouble with this one is beyond me!! Thanks again for a lovely challenge!

  18. Thanks again for a great challenge, Laura. Love your tile; great movement and flow. Mine, not so much. But it'll do.

    Not sure how much I'll be able to do challenges for a while; but I'll try whenever possible.

  19. Why didn't I think of using cursive lettering??? Hmmmm. Nice tile!

  20. Thank you for the challenge!!

  21. Completed my first challenge! Yey! Thanks for giving us something to inspire creativity!

  22. LOL - I thought we were supposed to use your initials - so I did lh


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