Tuesday 24 September 2013

Challenge #105 Anything Goes & DT Call

Good Morning Crafters, it's officially fall.....and although I love the colors of fall, I wish it were summer again.
Unfortunately we weren't able to finish off gutting our back garden and having it ready for spring/summer next year and now the cold days are setting in, so we'll have to leave it till next year and start again in the spring. We're presently working on getting our strawberry trees set  up for next year, and providing they survive the winter, we should have a fabulous crop of Gigantic strawberries. Our apple trees should arrive in November...brrrr
Now I'd like to apologize to the winners of our last few challenges, for not getting your prizes sorted out for you. I promise you I will start working on it today and you should hear from me today or tomorrow at the latest.
Before I get onto this week's challenge, I'm running a DT call.

If you like working with Digital Papers, or have never tried using Digital papers, then this is the DT call for you.
I am looking for three new people to start Nov 5th.

What's expected of you
  • You will be part of a challenge blog team and will make a card or project for the challenge every two weeks. Our challenge runs on a Tuesday.
  • You will make at least one project a week and promote it on your blog, Facebook, etc.
  • You will get your projects done and uploaded on time.
  • You will do your commenting based on the commenting rota.

What you will receive
  • A selection of digi sets already available to work with
  • Any and all digi sets released during your DT term

If this interests you, and you'd like to join the Team, please add DT at the end of your name.

Now for the winners of our last challenge...
Crafter's Companion £10 voucher - #8 Andie
Crafty Ribbons pack of ribbons - #13 Catherine
The Craftz Boutique £15 voucher - #18 Natasha

Congratulations ladies please email me so I can get your prizes sorted

And our Top 3 as chosen by the Design Team are as follows, in no particular order.
# 6 Diane
# 2 Michele a la carte
# 12 Papersniffer

This week we've got two sponsors
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!
My Mum's Craft Shop offering a £10 Voucher

This week's challenge is everyone's favorite.........ANYTHING GOES
And now for some amazing inspiration for you from my fabulous Design Team

Bearlymine Papers - Designer Extreme CD 2


 using Bearly Mine Designs "The Boys Zone"



Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Halloween Hauntings and a freebie from 2010


Papers from Petunia Parade, Image - Emerald Faerie "Pip"

Don't forget all the papers used by the DT are available in my shop

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Challenge #104

Good Morning everyone, it's Tuesday morning and it's very very cold outside here, time to put the heating on once again, but while you're sitting nice and cosy inside, we've got a new challenge for you........our Monthly Sketch challenge. Now I'm not sure how many of you are into sketches, but I'm wondering if we should carry on with them in 2014? Your opinions are greatly appreciated. If' you'd please leave a comment in the bottom as to whether I should keep them or not.

Now onto our winners from last challenge of Fall Colors.......we have
Natalie & Amy Gift Voucher - #16 Suzi
Bearly Mine Designs Voucher - #42 Blankina

Congratulations ladies if you would please email me to collect your prize.

and let us not forget the TOP 3 as picked by the DT
#1 Emma
# 80 Desire
#51 kbrandy4

Congratulations ladies, please grab your winner's badge from the page up top

This week we have three sponsors......

Crafter's Companion offering a £10 voucher

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
offering a pack of ribbons in gorgeous purples and yellows

our newest sponsor
Craftz Boutique offering a £15 voucher

Our challenge this week is our Monthly Sketch....check out what the DT has done.....amazing projects from them all........I do love my DT, they're the BEST!


 Using Bearly Mine Christmas GleeMini Dots & Freebies
Image is by Deconstructing Jen



Backing papers:  Bearly Mine Designs "Christmas Traditions"
Using Bearly-Mine Designs papers Steampunk Fantasy 1 and 2
and Freebie Flowers 8 and 9


Papers: Bearly Mine Design - Love Dreams


Using different shades of pinks digi papers from Simple Dots from Bearly-mine 
Image is Crafters Companion


Using Mini Dots, Ginghams and Floral Surprise all by BearlyMine Designs
Topper by HunkyDory. 

Don't forget all the papers used by the DT are available in my shop

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Challenge #103 A Fall Color Challenge

Good Morning Crafters, it's Tuesday once again and this year is going fast, and we're heading into some cooler weather now, so I thought a good ole Fall Color Challenge would be a nice start to it all. I love fall colors on cards, all those rich reds, browns, oranges and greens......such lush colors.
But before we get onto this week's challenge, let's see who the winner's are for last week's Anything Goes challenge

Winner of the Marianne Designs surprise package is # 105 Frea
and the winner of the 5 Digi's from Kenny K is # 131 Mo

Congratulations ladies, please email me with your details so I can get your prize sorted out for you.

and let us not forget the Design Team's Top 3 picks

Big congratulations to our Top 3 for this week, please grab your Top 3 badge from the page up top for your blogs.

Our Generous Sponsors this week are




This week's challenge is a color challenge

and now for some amazing creations by my Fabulous Design Team "A"

Papers - Bearlymine Designs Lacy Vintage

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD and Mini Dots

Papers - Spring Flight and Plain and Simple.

 using Halloween Hauntings Paperset by Bearly Mine Designs

Paper from "Floral Fantasy"

Don't forget all the papers used on the Design Team's cards are available in my shop

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Challenge #102 Anything Goes

Wow it's Sept already, this year is certainly going fast, before you know it, it will soon be Christmas and I've not even started on anything Christmasy yet.......and I promised myself this year I would be organized.......oh dear!
I see you all enjoyed our last nice to see all the different digi's available out there, and discover new ones that I don't have and just had to have

Top 3 as chosen by the DT
# 32 Cris
# 111 Lis M
# 26 Sande

Congratulations ladies if you would please grab your Top 3 badge from up top for your blogs.

Winner's from our last challenge of Digi Days
Alota Rubber Stamps $15 Gc - # 42 Bev Cole
Quixotic Paperie £10 Voucher - # 62 Avril Watson
Bearly Mine Designs £10 Voucher - # 115 Suze

Congratulations to you three ladies, if you would please email me to collect your prize. Click on the little bear in the sidebar.

AND NOW This week's fantastic sponsors are
Marianne Designs

offering a surprise package


KennyK Downloads

offering FIVE DIGI'S of the winner's choice

And now for some delectable creations by my Fabulous Design Team "B"
This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES

Image:  Kenny K "Frieda Flapper"


Bearly mine digi papers steampunk  fantasy 2


Spring Blossoms, and Micro Dots by BearlyMine Designs


Bearly Mine Design - Pastel Christmas




Using; Bearly-Mine paper Steampunk Fantasy 2
Image;  Kenny K Paige Parasol


 Paper: Bearly Mine Design - Steampunk Fantasy2

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