Tuesday 30 August 2011

August winners

Well what a month it was and despite the little problems with Mr Linky early in the month you really really wowed us with your wonderful artwork.

It was a delight to visit such a fabulous array of different styles and projects which as you may expect made the DT's job really hard when it came to selecting our favourites and as with last month there were a good number of nominations........................perhaps I should explain how we come to our winners each month............each DT member and Sir Stampalot themselves select their Top 4, each nominee is awarded points from first down to fourth and then votes added together so we have our winner and Top 3. A simple process and one we feel is fair as all the DT's have different crafting styles,which mean all entrants stand equall chances of winning.

So here are the lucky peeps who scored the most votes this month.....................

In first place and winner of the yummy collection of goodies from Sir Stampalot is...............

With an absolutely adorable creation

Congratulations Gini, please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with you full postal addy so you prize can be sent to you.

And this months Top 3 are...............................

With a charming Summery creation

With a super box with a saucy twist

With a beautifully decorated box

Well done all of you, please grab yourself our Top 3 logo and wear on your blogs with pride.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Mr Linky problems - August Challenge relaunched

As some of you will probably have noticed, the August Stampalot challenge was taken down yesterday, and we are relaunching it today.

We had major problems as our Mr Linky widget appears to have been hijacked and had over 350 bogus entries, including some from our own DT without them knowing! We tried for days to sift through them, but it was an impossible task. Brenda has been in touch with the Man from Mr Linky who said 'I am sorry to say I can offer no sure explanation why the widgets appear to have merged at some point.' - Guess that's a no then.

Therefore we decided to start again. For those of you who had already entered please accept our apologies and we'd be very grateful if you could pop your link into Mr Linky once more, even if we had already left you a comment.

So, here it is again, and lets all keep our fingers crossed that he behaves himself from now on!As it's holiday time and lots of peeps have things planned, we would have another nice simple theme for you:

*************Whatever You Fancy**************

That's it in a nutshell, you can create whatever you like, although I must remind you to please check the challenge rules before you link up your work.
Here is the fabulous prize from Sir Stampalot.

Our Guest Designer for August is Esther and look at the super creation she has made for us................

Sorry, no project this month

Thanks for your patience! Let's hope normal service is resumed, and that Brenda can get back to her unpacking.


Should Mr Linky go AWOL, or throw another hissy fit, you can leave a message with an html link to your post in the comments section.

Have you checked your entry is valid and that you have combined your entry with no more than five other challenges........if you have the DT will not comment on your work and you will not be eligible for the prize or Top 3.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

July winners

As they say, better late than never, but at last I have sorted the votes from all the entries for July and what a mammoth task that was for the DT, such fabulous work and the decisions were so so hard to make. Thank you all for joining us again, we really do appreciate all your support.

So on to the lucky winner of that super prize from Sir Stampalot..............................


(no of course it's not me, but a stunning piece of work I would be proud to call my own)

Brenda, please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your full postal addy so I can arrange for your goodies to be sent off to you.

And our Top 4.....voting was so close I made an executive decision, my doesn't that sound posh............wonder if I can get a salary to match ?


Congratulation to you all, well deserved credit for your super work. Please grab our Top 3 logo (all 4 of you) and wear with pride.