Sunday, 5 July 2015

July challenge - Feature a Creature

Good morning and welcome to our July challenge and this month out theme is one I think will be popular......................

******Feature a Creature******

Usual rules apply, 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 artwork. It 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. 

We are thrilled to have Little Claire as this months sponsor again who are offering a fab £35 store voucher to spend on their products. Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

Our lovely Guest Designer this month is Julie who has made this gorgeous card to share with us.......

And here is the inspiration from the Design Team who are bursting with ideas for the theme................

Using Little Claire Silhouette Owl Tree

Using Little Claire Silhouette Whisper a wish stamp set



Good luck to you all, we look forward to visiting all your entries.

Friday, 3 July 2015

June winners

It's been another fabulous month with so many lovely entries which we have really enjoyed visiting, our thanks to each and every one of you for taking the time to join in.

But as always there can only be one winner and this month I am very pleased to announce that the lucky person to receive the goodies from Tonic Studios is..............

Just beautiful, I think so many of us have a love of Poppies

Congratulations Julie, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can arrange for you to receive your prize and don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blog.

And our Top 3 this month are.................

A gorgeous focal butterfly in pretty soft colours

And another equally beautiful Butterfly creation

We loved the colours and textures of this one

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

Please pop back Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Pinky is using up some of her green stash

Good morning everyone, it's time for our mid month inspirational post with a remind that there is still plenty of time to join in our 'Stamping, Punches and Die Cut theme'. This month it's the turn of Design Team member Pinky to tell us which colour she least enjoys working with and it seems it's green, I will let her explain.....................

"My least favourite colours are GREEN and maybe yellow. Well maybe 'favourite' is not the right word to use, maybe I should say 'my least used'. It's not that I dislike these colours it's just I tend to struggle with them. So I really challenged myself to use both of them on this card and surprisingly enough its not too bad!

The stamp I used is called Happy Family and its from Stampavie by Gillian Roberts. The papers and card are from my stash (I have quite a big stash of GREEN papers lol). I used Memento ink to stamp it and coloured it with promarkers".

Many thanks Pinky, all I can say if this is outside your comfort zone one would never know.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

June challenge

Good morning and welcome to our June challenge, this month we have a theme that I think will be popular........................

******Dies and Punches******

We still need to see a stamped image as the focal element of your work but this can be combined with whatever dies and punches you would like to use. We have a fabulous prize from.............

Tonic Studios who are this months sponsor are synonymous with quality and precision cutting products from scissors to punches, guillotines to dies. Their products are available from many High Street craft stores and frequently feature on Create and Craft TV. Here is a photo of the fabulous prize from theme:

Ruth who has her own line of Tonic Pick of the Bunch stamps and dies has made two lovely cards for us using the alphabet dies. You can find more of Ruth's work here.

Our Guest Designer this month is Sandma who has made this beautifully inspirational card...........

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Lilies Window die


Using Tonic Studios Celtic Circle die and Celtic Strip punch

Good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing your punch and die inspired creations.

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