Tuesday 25 June 2013

Challenge #92 Monthly Sketch

Good Morning Crafters, Summer has arrived once again in Britain....woo hoo. And therefore I won't be around much as we are doing major renovations on our gardens (yes...gardens....we have three of them)
And I must apologize to all the winners for the last challenge, I have received your emails, but unfortunately I've just been so busy with so many other things I've not spent a lot of time on the computer. I will get them sorted this week.....I do apologize for the waiting.

Now for the winner's of our last challenge..........

Winner of the $20 Fred She Said GC goes to #25 Dora
and the Winner of the Crealies Flower Die goes to # 65 Sonia

Congratulations ladies, if you would please email me with your details, I will send them on to the sponsor ASAP
and of course let's not forget our TOP 3 as chosen by the DT (in no particular order we have)

Congratulations ladies please grab your well deserved winning badge from the badge page.

For this week's challenge we have
Alota Rubber Stamps offering a $15 Gift Certificate
Alota Rubber Stamps is know for "The cutest little bugs in Town"
Search our web site for cute and whimsical rubber stamps. We also feature background scenes in full size and miniature and we have a large selection of tea bag folding stamps. For great inspiration be sure to visit our card gallery!

and Crafty Ribbons offering these yummy ribbons

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.

Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.

Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

Tony & Ali


This week's challenge is a Sketch.......which you can turn, flip, whatever as long as we can recognize it.

I love how the DT has interpreted the sketch and each of them has created their own special card......and I love them all....I hope they will provide some inspiration for you all too.
So without further ado, I present Design Team "A"......wtg girls you've done me proud yet again.

Papers Bearly Mine Design: Paper Lace, Just Plaids, Pastel Christmas
Stamp: Amy from Wee Stamps

Using: Bearly Mine Design - Vintage Fantasy

Using The Boys ZoneShabby Vintage and a Bearly Mine Designs freebie paper


Bearly Mine Spring Delights and Simple Dots

Using Bearly Mine Designer Extreme Discs

Papers I have used are simply dots, , Gingham, and Spring Blossoms by BearlyMine Designs image by Sarah Kay.

All papers used by the DT are available in my shop

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Challenge #91 Flowers Galore

WOW, what an awesome response to our last Anything Goes challenge, over 300 entries....thank you so much. Of course the DT had a super hard time choosing just three amongst all those fabulous cards...a lot of humming and hawing going on......but they did finally come to a decision.......but first

We have the winners of the prizes and those lucky ladies are
La-La-Land Crafts $10 gift certificate goes to #211 Katie Tate
Dies to Die for £10 voucher winner is #125 Sally
Bearly Mine Designs £10 voucher goes to #83 Shelby

The Top 3 winners are (in no particular order are)

Prize winners please email me so I can sort out your prize for you, and Top 3 Winners please grab your much deserved badge from the Badge page up top....CONGRATULATIONS to you all.

Now I know you're gonna love this challenge
and I'm not talking just one or two flowers........let's see you go to town with your flowers on your cards or other projects.

We've got two great sponsors for this challenge

offering a generous $20 gift certificate to her shop


Crealies is a craft manufacturer and provides a complete line of products for card making and scrapbooking designed by Annelies Karduks. Our assortment includes: dies (Open Flowers, Double Fun, Labels & More, Text Tags, Doily Elements, Creative Petals / Flowers / Shapes / Tags / Borders / Corners etc.), Masks & More, In Shape cutting templates, Bits & Pieces stamps, Medaillonstamps, Boxtemplates, Scrapline templates, etc. Have a look at our website and order my products in my web shop. Our beautiful examples are made by an enthusiastic Design team. All these examples can be seen in the gallery of  my website and on our blog You can show us your creations in our Facebook group Crealies Creaties. We also have a Crealies facebookpage:

Miles of smiles, Annelies Karduks

offering this die as a prize

and now for some amazing projects from My Design Team "A"

Papers Spring Blossoms, Simply Dots and Plain and Simple.

using printed verse FSS flowers and Bearlymine designs Floral Breeze and simply dots


Using Floral Fantasies resized on Serif


Using Papers from "Gingham", "Winter Swirls" and "Design Extreme I"

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Summer's Roses and Gingham

Papers: Bearly Mine Designs - The Boys Zone and Mini Dots

Don't forget you can find all of the papers used by the Design Team in my shop

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Challenge #90 Anything Goes

Can I just say WOWZERS.....226 entries for last week's challenge
I'm so pleased to see so many entries......I'm hoping this week we can reach over 300 entries
Here in the UK we are so happy that summer has finally arrived, it means I can get out in the garden and get things cleaned up, ready to be able to sit back and relax, and on the warm summer mornings, I love taking my craft supplies outside and working away, providing there is no wind to blow things
I hope you're getting to enjoy the summer too....winter was far too long this past year.

So without further ado here are the winner's from last week's challenge

Winner of the £10 Crafty Sentiments Voucher - #202 Samantha Ball
Winner of the Marianne Designs Prize - #159 Turid
Congratulations ladies if you would email me using the bear in the sidebar, I will get your prizes sorted for you.

Top 3 as chosen by the DT (in no particular order)
#85 Ellen Taylor
#52 Doreen
#16 Karen O

Congratulations ladies, please grab your well deserved badge from the badge page up top.

And this week's 3 fabulous sponsors are:

offering a $10 Gift Certificate

offering a £10 Gift Voucher
offering a £10 Gift Voucher

which means 3 fabulous chances to win a prize

This week's challenge is an all time favorite "Anything Goes"

Check out the gorgeousness as created by my Design Team "B"

image used is Saturated Canary Zoe


Using Bearly Mine Designs Damask DelightMini DotsThe Boys Zone and freebie paper
Image:  Saturated Canary


Magnolia Image.


Papers:  Mini Dots
Image: Eline Pellinkhof



image is Mitten & Co decoupage 



Using: Bearly Mine Design Paper - Spring Surprise



Remember all papers used are available in my shop

Tuesday 4 June 2013

#89 Dies and/or Punches

Good Morning Crafters......I hope you're all enjoying summer now that it's arrived. Of course it means lots of garden cleaning to do, but still I look forward to it, it's amazing how sunshine can change how you feel, it just improves your outlook to no end. I loved the fabulous cards people made last week for our color challenge......such pretty soft pastels, but oh so summery.

For our last challenge we had to remove quite a few entries for not following the challenge theme. Please make sure you read the rules for entering which are listed in the sidebar....

Now we have a couple winner's for last week
Alota Rubber Stamps prize of $15 goes to # 26 Liselot
Little Darlings Rubber Stamp (stamp of your choice) goes to

Congratulations ladies, if you would please email me listing the challenge and which prize you are claiming, I will get those sorted out for you. You can reach me via the little bear in the sidebar.

Plus we have the winner's of the Top 3 Badge as chosen by the DT, and in no particular order we have

Congratulations ladies, please grab your well deserved Top 3 badge from the badge page.

For this week's challenge we have two wonderful sponsors
offering a £10 voucher  


About Marianne Design

Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer and wholesale supplier to craft retailers around the world. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Our products are available in 18 countries around the world. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.
offering this wonderful prize

This week's challenge is Dies and or/Punches

and for your inspiration we have Design Team "A"


            Papers - Lacey Vintage Dreams
                Marianne Designs Creatables - Fan

 Marianne Designs....Oval Anja Die
Papers Bearlymine Designs Christmas Light collection
KK Image Trouble

Papers - Spring Flight and Plain and Simple
Tag die - Crafters Companion
Card Base - Spellbinders Grand Nestability
Mount - Spellbinders Nestability
Flowers = Britannia Die - small flower
Fence - Crafters Companion

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Vintage Fantasy and Mini Dots
Image:  Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky CD

Paper - Designer Extreme CD

Papers: Bearly Mine Design "Mini Dots", "The Boys Zone" and "Gingham"
Image: Lili of the Valley
Dies: Marianne Design LR0145

remember all papers used are available in my shop