Sunday, 2 August 2015

August challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp and a die


Good morning and welcome to our August challenge and this month our theme is ......................

******Anything Goes with a stamp and a die******

Dies play such a big part in our crafting now and work so well alongside our stamps so I am sure you will be bursting with idea this month.

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 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. 


Our sponsor this month is Tattered Lace who are very generously offering one lucky winner a £50 store voucher to spend at their on line store. The award winning Tattered Lace company needs little introduction, they are synonymous with quality products coupled with the unique style and flair of Stephanie Weightman, you will find the whole range of products on the website here as well as regular inspiration on their blog here.

We are pleased to welcome Julie as our Guest Designer this month, here is her lovely card..........


And here is the super collection of work from the Design Team........................

Brenda
Using Tattered Lace Essential Book, Leaf Branches, Spring Blossoms, Butterflies, Essential Ovals, Ribbons and Bow Maker


Joan

Lynne
Using Tattered Lace Owls (D030) (exclusive to Hobbycraft)

Pinky
Using Tattered Lace Centre Stepper dies, Elizabeth Border die and bow maker

I do hope you will join us this month and look forward to seeing your lovely entries.


Friday, 31 July 2015

July winners


Hello Peeps, time to announce the winners of our Feature a Creature theme which judging by the lovely entries you really enjoyed, thank you all so much for joining in.

As many of you know our winners are selected by the DT rather than a random draw, each DT vote for their favourite four and as all have different styles of crafting we believe this gives every entrant a fair and even opportunity of winning. Some months those choices are hard as they were again this month, but we do have a winner who will receive the great £35 store voucher from Little Claire................

A beautiful pair of cards with super ink and stamp work


Congratulations Dora, please mail me so I can arrange your prize. Please note that if it is after 2nd August I will not be able to reply to you until I return from holiday on 21st August.

And here are this months Top 3........................

A real cutie image and great CAS example

So pretty and beautifully embellished

Superb colouring and another great CAS card
Orang utan card

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

Please pop back Sunday for our new challenge and another fabulous prize up for grabs.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Tracy's got the blues



Good morning Peeps, just popping in with our mid month post and a reminder that our current theme is Feature a Creature and runs until Wednesday 29th July. So you still have plenty of time to join in for a chance to win the great prize from Little Claire, it's a fabulous £35 store voucher, just think what you could buy with that !

Following our current mid month theme it's the turn of Tracy to use her least favourite colour, although looking at her pretty card one would never know, she explains way............

"The colour I least like working with is BLUE, I find it hard sometimes to use, as it's a cold colour to me. I don't have any blue in my home and apart from jeans I don't wear it either.

I made this card for my son's teacher for the end of the school year to say thank you".

Many thanks for the inspiration Tracy and I'm sure your son's teacher will love it.

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................


Lynne
Using Little Claire Silhouette Owl Tree

Sally
Using Little Claire Silhouette Whisper a wish stamp set


Tracy

Viv

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


 
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