Monday 29 November 2010

November winners

Evening peeps from a really cold Cambridgeshire. The snow is throwing it down outside and there are high hopes floating about that school will be off tomorrow. I wonder ?

I'm a little early posting this months winners because I want to tell you all about a super duper day this coming Saturday at Sir's the the third Ultimate Rubber Stamping live and totally different demonstrations running simultaneously throughout the day, free refreshments, free prize draw, loads of sample cards and inspiration and of course a shop full of all that's best in craftiness. Doors open at 10am through 4pm and if the last two years are anything to go by it's a day not to be missed. Myself and the rest of the Stampalot posse are looking forwarding to welcoming both old and new faces.

Check our the Sir Stampalot website for more information and your invitation to this not to be missed event..................but don't worry if you come without the invitation, everyone is still welcome.

Now for then winners and I am thrilled to announce that in first place and winner of that fabulous selection of goodies is:

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Jocelyn with this beautifully elegant card

Please mail me with your full postal addy Jocelyn, so I can arrange for your prize to be posted to you.

And well done to our three runners up who can all help themselves to our Top 3 logo.

2nd place Lisa Marsden

3rd place Tracy Payne

4th place Kathrin

Sunday 7 November 2010

A polite reminder

Morning folks.

Sorry to pop up on your dashboard again so quickly this month, but can I please remind you all to check our rules before you enter your work.

We believe our rules are pretty flexible and reasonable and not as tough as those on some challenges. So in fairness to everyone who enters, most of who do observe the rules, can I again remind you of the following:

1) Your entry to Stampalot challenge can be combined with up to five other challenges, so a maximum of six challenges in total.

2) If we find you have added more challenges to your entry at a later date.....sadly some folks do........and yes we do check as we all visit a second time when we do our winners selections, then your entry will be discounted.

3) You must mention our challenge in your post along with a direct link back to this blog.

4) In line with most challenges our rules do not allow backlinking.....this means your entry must be posted/dated the day you enter our challenge.

**********Up till now I have always tried to mail peeps or leave a polite message to remind them if they do not meet the rules but this takes a lot of time when myself and the DT could be visiting other entrants.

Stampalot Design team all work very hard to make this challenge fun to enter and ensure all entrants receive comments from us. Plus the prizes on offer from the guys at Stampalot are always rather special.

So please do show your appreciation by observing the simple rules. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your entry meets the rules and any that do not will have 'not eligible' alongside your name on Mr Linky and not qualify for the prize on offer*******************

Monday 1 November 2010

November Challenge

The first of November can mean only one thing......a new challenge at Stampalot. And to keep things jogging along on a seasonal footing and make sure you don't deviate from that never ending list of Christmas cards we would like to see your creations on the theme:

Christmas Traditions

So let your imagination run riot and show us what you will be sending out to friends and family this Christmastime. It could be a beautiful Christmas tree, a wintry landscape, Father Christmas and the presents, or an elegant seasonal sentiment taking centre stage on your work, it really is down to you and your interpretation of the theme. As always you can enter a card, l/o or just about anything, all we ask is that it is your own original work and we are really looking forward to visiting you and seeing all your creations.

Before I move on I need to give you a couple of reminders:

1)Please remember you may combine your entry with other challenges, but up to a maximum of six challenges in total including Stampalot. We have noticed that a few naughty peeps have even added more entries after entering our challenge.

2) You must mention our challenge in your post along with a direct link back to this blog.

**********I always try to mail peeps or leave a polite message to remind them if they do not meet the rules but this takes a lot of time when I could be visiting other entrants and anyway really should not be necessary as the rules are clearly listed on the sidebar. So in future it's down to you to ensure your entry meets our simple rules and any that do not will be marked as 'not eligible' on Mr Linky and not qualify for the prize on offer **********

Edited 2nd November - in line with most challenges our rules also stipulate no backlinking, we have already had to delete some this month and we are only one day in !!

OK, nasties over with and more about this months challenge. I think it's a pretty open one and just about anything goes here so long as it has a Christmas feel to it. For one lucky winner here's what our sponsors Sir Stampalot have on offer:

And to set you on your way just look at the awesome work the DT have come up with to provide some inspiration. Don't forget to click on their names to visit their blogs and show them your appreciations for all their work. And we are also thrilled to have another Guest Designer this month, please join me in welcoming Claudia who had created a gorgeous card for us:

Claudia - Guest Designer November






Lorraine is poorly and unable to join us this month. We all wish you a speedy recovery Lorraine, look after yourself and see you when you are well again.