Sunday 3 December 2023

December challenge

It doesn't seem possible that this is our last challenge of 2023, where did the year go?

We have a nice and simple theme for you....

Favourite Colours 

Any occasion you want, please just make sure there is at least one stamped element on your entries.

As you all know, the Design Team always vote for their favourite entries and the first placed is invited to be a Guest Designer. However, several selected have not bothered to make contact, so in future the DT will still select a Top 3 but anyone wishing to be considered for a guest spot should add GD against their name when entering. We will then select a Guest Designer from those entries.

Four A5 stamp sets from Highlight Crafts, two winners will each receiving two sets.

There's a real variation of favourite colours from the Design Team and I would like to take the opportunity to thank them all for their hard work and inspiration throughout the year, they would love a visit from you.

We are pleased that Meg has joined us as our Guest Designer this month, lovely to have you with us, here is her lovely Winter card....

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 1 December 2023

November winners and Top picks

Morning everyone, time for our winners and Top picks.

November was a busy month and we saw some fabulous entries, our thanks to all who joined in. As usual Random Org., has selected those winners who are No 127 Lilian and no 108 Yvette....

Please both mail me with our full name and postal address by Thursday 7th December, prizes not claimed by that date will be re-drawn and winners notified direct.

Next our Top 4 as selected by the Design Team and unusually we have several entries with the exact same number of votes and they are: No 17 Reeta with the Snowman and Reindeer, No 84 Darlene with the Treescape, 97 Margreet the Robin and No 109 Trina the CAS Snowman. So it seems the fairest way is to first ask those who are interested in a GDT spot next month to mail me by Thursday 7th December,  if there is more than one we will do a draw from those people and let you know.


Please all pop back on Sunday to see what we have in store for December.

Saturday 18 November 2023

Christmas inspiration

Morning everyone, we have some more Christmas inspiration for you. Lots of lovely entries so far this month but still plenty of time if you've not joined in yet or are still in Christmas card mode and have more to share - remember you can enter three times and you have until Wednesday 29th November.

A reminder of the change to our rules which have been relaxed and will now require 'At least one stamped element on the front of entries'. Of course if you are a seasoned stamper then we will still love seeing your fully stamped creations and the Design Team will continue to offer stamped inspiration.

And a reminder of the prizes on offer Penny Black, a stamp set full of their familiar cuties and a seasonal border die.


Here are the designs from the team, lots of variations to inspire you....

Using Penny Black 30-476 and 30-251
Using Penny Black 2518H, 3051F

Sunday 5 November 2023

November challenge

Welcome to our November challenge which I will tell you more about that further down, first I need to let you all know that there are some changes to our entry requirementsAlthough we love stamping, with so many new products and techniques available to crafters we want to be more inclusive of your different styles.

So with immediate effect we have relaxed our rules and will now require you to have 'At least one stamped element on the front of entries'. Of course if you are a seasoned stamper then we will still love seeing your fully stamped creations and the Design Team will continue to offer stamped inspiration.

Now for our theme....
'Get ready for Christmas'

The perfect opportunity to get a few more of those seasonal makes made, as always there is the Anything Goes option for those who prefer.

Two prizes from Penny Black, a stamp set full of their familiar cuties and a seasonal border die.

Guest Designer Ellie using Penny Black 4344K Song of Joy, thank you for joining us Ellie....

And the creations from the Design Team....

Using Penny Black 3227K, 2808L and 51-068
Using Penny Black Xmouse Ornament 1837H

Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog or entering a piece of artwork into Inlinkz do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner or accredited work.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday 3 November 2023

October winners and Top picks

Morning everyone, October saw some wonderful Autumnal entries, our thanks to you all. As mentioned in our mid month post there are some changes taking place which will be announced on Sunday so please be sure to check them out.

Random Org., has selected the winners of the two stamp sets from AALL and Create and they are Monica and Meg (claimed)....

Well done to you both, please mail me by Thursday 9th November with your full names and postal addresses. Prizes unclaimed by that date will either be re-drawn and winners notified direct, or returned to the prize box.

As always selecting our Top 4 was difficult, but we do have a final four and in first place and the person we would like to invite to be our December Guest Designer is entry no 29 Meg with these glorious Sunflowers, please mail me so I can tell you all about our theme for that month....

And our other choices in order of votes are....

No 7 Anke
No 92 Carla

Fourth spot is shared jointly by 

 No 12 Karin 
No 81 Christine

Well deserved recognition all of you, please collect your badge to display on your own blogs.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday.

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Autumn continues

A very good morning to you all. It's mid way at our Autumn/AG October challenge so that means the Design Team have more inspiration to share. We also have a heads up about an upcoming change....

We will be announcing some challenge changes, so please make a note to check our new challenge post on 5th November.

The current challenge runs until Wednesday 1st November so you still have two weeks to join in or add a second or third entry for the chance of winning one of these gorgeous stamps from AALL and Create.

Lovely work from the team as always, thank you all....