Tuesday 27 August 2013

Challenge #101 Digi Days

Good Morning Crafters, for those of you in the UK I hope you enjoyed your last Bank Holiday of the year, we had some lovely weather, perfect for sitting outdoors and catching up on some reading. And for those of you elsewhere I hope you had a lovely weekend too, and got to do some reading or crafting or something else fun.

We had some gorgeous cards last challenge with your own takes on our Monthly sketch......lovely to see them all.
Now for our winner's ...

Our winner's from last week's sketch challenge are

Meljen's - 4 Digi's of the Winner's Choice - #22 Mary C
and the winner of the Little Darlings Rubber stamp of your choice is

Congratulations ladies. Mary please email me with your choices so I can pass them along to Meljen's to send on to you, and Janie please email me with your choice of stamp and your home details so I can pass it along to our sponsor....congrats again.

Top 3

Congratulations ladies, please grab your Top 3 Badge from up top and what a smashing job you did with the sketch.

This week's sponsors are

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!

with a £10 voucher

This week our challenge is "Digi Days", which means using either a digital stamp, or papers or both, you must have one or the other or both on your card to qualify.

And now for some awesome creations by Design Team "A"

Using Boyz Zone papers

Using Spring Flight paper

Using Designer Extreme CD and Xmas Dreams collection

using Steampunk Fantasy 2

 using Steampunk Fantasy 2


Steam Punk Fantasy 2 Papers.

Remember all the gorgeous papers used on the cards are available in my shop

including my new sets "Steampunk Fantasy"
"Steampunk Fantasy 2" 

and finally don't forget

The sale ends Aug 31st

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Challenge #100 Monthly Sketch

WOW, welcome crafters, here we are at Challenge #100
and it's our Monthly Sketch Challenge, just wait and see what Team "B" has created for your inspiration with this sketch

But first we have a couple of winner's from our last challenge

The winner of the Paper Shelter $20 GC is # 16 Christy
and the winner of the Crafty Sentiments stamp is # 27 Linda Simpson
Congratulations ladies please email me for your prizes, Linda please supply me with your details to pass along to the sponsor. Use the little bear in the sidebar to contact me.

Now for the winner's of the DT's Top 3

Congratulations ladies, please grab your Top 3 badge from the badge page up top, and well done to you all.

 Meljen's - 4 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - 1 stamp of the winner's choice

Using Bearly Mine Designs Plain and SimpleSimply Dots 
and Festive Fun.  
Image:  LOTV die-cut wedding image



Mini Dots from Bearly Mine Design




Using Bearly-Mine Designs Mini Dots


Remember all the gorgeous papers used on the cards are available in my shop

including my new sets "Steampunk Fantasy"
"Steampunk Fantasy 2" 

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Challenge #99 Anything Goes

Good Morning Crafters, and a Happy Tuesday to you all. I'm still working out in the garden, taking advantage of this lovely weather and long may it continue as we still have loads to do, and as hard as the work may be, I am enjoying myself. I hope you are all enjoying your summer too wherever you may be.

Well we have a new challenge for you today and it's your favorite one......
But before we get to that.........we have some winner's to announce.

Winner's from last week's challenge
Elphine House prize goes to # 59 Cathy
Marianne Design Surprise goes to #21 Craftin' Suzie

Congratulations ladies, please email me with your details, so I can pass them along to the sponsors.....

TOP 3 as chosen by the Design Team
# 76 KalySto
#10 Sheena
#25 Nelly

Congratulations ladies, please feel free to grab your Top 3 badge from the badge page up've earned it



offering this cute stamp

Our challenge this week is your all time favorite "ANYTHING GOES"

And now for some awesome talented ladies on Team "A" with most of them using the new "Steampunk Fantasy" digi set


Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Steampunk Fantasy


Bearlymine Designs SteamPunk Fantasy

SteamPunk Fantasy Papers

using Steampunk Fantasy Paperset


Using Patchwork Party

 Using "Steampunk Fantasy"

Remember all the gorgeous papers used on the cards are available in my shop

including my new set "Steampunk Fantasy"

"Steampunk Fantasy 2" 

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Challenge #98 Tic Tac Toe

Good Morning everyone, I'd like to thank all those that took part last week working with my sketch, you all did a fabulous job.
This week we have an easy one for you Tic Tac Toe.....but first let's get to the winner's of last week's challenge
Winner of the £10 My Mum's Craft shop voucher is #12 Fiona
and the winner of the 2 digi's from Saturated Canary is #14 Dreamtime

Congratulations ladies, please email me so I can get your prize sorted for you.
and now for the Top 3 winners as chosen by my Design Team
#6 Heather
#15 Elaine
#1 Marja

Congratulations ladies, please grab your well deserved Top 3 badge from up top on the badge page and display it with pride.

This week we have two sponsors

offering this cute stamp "It's A Boy"

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.

The history of Marianne Design

Marianne was trained as a craft teacher and in 1989 she started writing creative books. Her first book was of making ornamental dolls of fabric and threads. This was a big hit and she sold over 1 million craft books in the years that followed. At first she started to make books and products for other companies, but she wanted to do more and started developing her own products. In 1994 she founded Marianne Design B.V. and started developing new crafts and adequate products to go along with it for the Dutch market. To this day she still coaches authors who write crafts books. Marianne: “It is fantastic to see how creative people are and how crafts can excite them!”.

In recent years Marianne Design has grown to a mature production company which is still on top and in demand. The company has concentrated on supplying customers and consumers with the highest level of products and inspiration. For this Marianne still leads the company herself and she has surrounded herself with a passionate and experienced team. Marianne Design is a much loved brand. Since 2010 Marianne Design started to develop cutting- and embossing stencils to use in different machines. This turned out to be extremely successful and the Marianne Design Creatables dies have reached a cult status in the craft world. The products of Marianne Design are becoming more known and have started settling in other countries beside the Netherlands. The company continues to make beautiful designs and products, there are many ideas and inspiration for the future. 

offering a surprize.

This week's challenge is TIC TAC TOE
Just use one line either up, down or diagonally on your card and let us know which line you used.

And now for some beautiful creations from my fabulous Team "B"

Image - Delicious Doodles image called "Christmas Kitty"


Using Bearly-Mine Designs Vintage Fantasy papers


Using Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots
Stamp: Sassy Cheryl's Just be yourself
(Pink, Ribbon, Digi Image)


Using Bearly-mine Digi papers...simple dots and spring blossoms
image Saturated Canary called Fancy


Using Bearly Mine Mini Dots, Paper Lace & Spring Flight
Image S K Images


Using Steampunk Fantasy papers by BearlyMine Designs
Image Capt. Locke by KennyK  
(Digi Papers, circles, sentiment)


Paper (the new one): Bearly Mine Design - Steampunk Fantasy
Tic tac Toe: Ribbon, Circles, Die Cuts

Remember all the gorgeous papers used on the cards are available in my shop

including my newest set "Steampunk Fantasy"