Friday, 30 December 2016

December winners


Good morning, time to announce the winners of our Floral Fancies December challenge, as usual we saw some beautiful entries and send our thanks to you all for joining in.

The DT have all voted for their favourites and I can annouunce that the winner of the bundle of dies from Sizzix is...................................

A lovely collection of tags which look stunning on black

Huge congratulations Claire, please mail me (by 6th January) with your full name and postal addy so I can post your goodies to you and don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blog.

And our Top 3 are.......................................

Beautiful floral stamping

A super Christmas creation

Who doesn't love Fairies

Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses as this month you will all be receiving a small gift, also please collect our Top 3 badge for your own blogs.

Pop back Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you and another great prize.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Pinky's 'go to' stamp


Good morning to you all, hope your Christmas plans are coming together, it's rather scary that it seems so long coming and now it's only day's away.

This months it's Pink's turn to share her 'go to' stamps and no surprise to us that it is a wedding image, she does that theme so well, so over to her......................

"My 'go to' stamp was going to have to be either baby or wedding related as I seem to make a lot of those cards. So I decided to go with wedding. I love this stamp from Stamping Bella called Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda.

I love the happy feel it has, I love the frills on her dress, and bonus it is very easy and quick to colour up and cut out!!


Thank you so much Pinky.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

December - Floral Fancies

Good morning, I hope you are ready for our new challenge and this months theme which is...........

********Floral Fancies********

As the title suggests we want to see lots of stamped flowers this month..........and can I please remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkYou can enter up to three creations but please note: if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We have a fabulous bundle of Sizzix goodies for one lucky winner this month, but there is more......in the spirit of Christmas our Top 3 will also receive a surprise gift from us.


Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more.


We are very pleased to welcome Pat as our Guest Designer this month, a beautiful floral card I am sure you will agree...........


And here is wonderful display from the Design Team, it's our last challenge of 2016 so it seems an appropriate time to thank each of you for all your hard work during the year, it's a pleasure to work with you all and together you ensure the challenge runs smoothly.............

Myself and the team would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your support of the challenge during 2016, we look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.


Before linking your entry are you sure it meets our theme and challenge rules ? 


Friday, 2 December 2016

November winners


Happy December one and all !!

It's time to announce the winners from our Christmas theme, it was another fabulous month with more amazing entries so as is usually the case the DT had a hard task of selecting their favourites and this month is was all very close, but I can announce that your winner is..............

Lots of lovely dimension and vintage colours

Huge congratulations Catherine, please mail me (by 9th December) with your full name and postal adddress so I can arrange for you to select your prize goodies.

And our Top 3 are.............................

A stunning Winter scene

Beautifully elegant with all those Poinsettias

A great combinations of stamping and dies

Well deserved recognition, well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge and another fabulous prize.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November - Christmas Greetings


Good morning everyone, I hope you are ready for our new challenge where this month we have a nice and easy theme for you...............

********Christmas Greetings********

As the title suggests we want to see a Christmas Greetings on your creation, this can be the focal element or an added stamped sentiment.

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork. And please note: if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.


Stamp Addicts are our lovely sponsors this month and are offering a super £35 store voucher for our lucky winner. We are a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as exhibiting at craft shows across the UK.

We are pleased to welcome Barb as our Guest designer this month and what a pretty card she has made to inspire us all...................



Happy stamping everyone.


Before linking your entry are you sure it meets our challenge rules ? These are listed in a tab at the top of this blog and the most important ones also mentioned at the beginning of this post.


Friday, 18 November 2016

Sally's go to stamp


Good morning, it's time for our mid month inspirational post where the DT are offered a challenge, this time it's Sally who starts off our new DT's theme of  'My go to stamp', I am really looking forward to seeing what each of the team come up with in the next few months.

So I will hand you over to Sally....................

My Go to stamp had to feature a tree, but which one?! After much thought I went for this one by Inkylicious.

 I have used it for Birthdays, Christmas, Father's day and sympathy cards. It is such a versatile stamp.




Thanks Sally, it's one of my favourites as well.

Friday, 4 November 2016

October winners


Good morning, time to announce the winners from our October Autumn theme and what a fabulous month it was, clearly you all enjoy making Autumnal cards as much as we do, our thanks to each and every one of you for joining in.

I am pleased to announce that after counting the DT's votes our winner this month is...........

Such an elegant card with super stamping

Congratulations Pat, please mail me (by 11th November) so I can post your prize and don't forget to collect our winners badge to display on your own blog.

And out Top 3 honours (there are actually four as there was a tie) go to..........................

Glorious Autumnal colours
Lynne
Such a tranquil scene

Coops
Just adorable

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge for your own blogs.

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge and another lovely prize.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Marlies in the spotlight


Good morning everyone, it's time for our mid month post and this month it's my pleasure to introduce our newest member of the Design Team Marlies who has made a lovely card following this months Autumnal theme. There is a fabulous prize to be won from Penny Black so make sure you join in if you have not already done so.


It's my turn for the midmonth and we are sharing either a new technique or using one we often use.

Something that I wanted to try was colouring up a stamp with the 'No black lines' technique. I must admit it more difficult than I thought it would be and it took lots of attempts to get something done that I could be reasonably happy with.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress ink. To make it easier to see were the stamped image was I shaded around it with stormy sky. Then I outlined all the parts in the colour I wanted them to be and then shaded the colours. This is coloured with distress ink (refills)

I hope that I have inspired you to try this technique too.

Thank you Marlies, it's a technique I have heard people mention but never really knew quite how it worked so your post has been very educational.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

October - Autumn


Welcome to our October challenge and this month we are taking our inspiration from the wonderful colours of Nature which surround many of us at this time of the year.............

********Autumn********

Please can I remind you of our basic rules: You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 


Penny Black are our lovely sponsors this month. They invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. Here is the lovely collection of their products.............


We welcome Fiona as our Guest Designer this month with this beautiful Autumnal creation...........


And here are the creations from the Design Team.......................


Using Penny Black 40-037 Autumnal Gifts

Using Penny Black Missing You

Lynne
Using Penny Black 30-298 Enamor

Marlies



Lots of inspiration to set you on your way and we look forward to seeing what you create.


 
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