Tuesday 18 December 2012

Have a TreeMendous Christmas

Hello to all you crafters out there, just a quick post with a little bit more inspiration from the design team following this months theme of TreeMendous and a reminder about the fabulous prize on offer from our sponsor Visible Image.............

If you've not had time to join in yet or would like to join in again................ in case you missed my post last week we have opened the challenge up and you can now join in three times. And as well as that we've lifted the restriction on how many challenges you can combine, so what are you waiting for............. lets see all your cards as I know you would all love to win that lovely haul of stamps.

Using  Christmas Collage from Visible Image

Using Three Tree Trio and Gaudette background from Visible Image

Using Three Tree Trio from Visible Image

Have a good week everybody and wishing you all a...................

Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year
All of us at Stamping Sensations challenge

Look forward to seeing you all again after the festivities.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Candy time

Good morning to you all, I'm sure lots of you are busy with Christmas preparations so I will keep this short and sweet.

I realised this week that were close approaching 1,000 followers so in the time honoured blog land fashion I thought it was only right that we had some candy, a set of Aquamarkers and a set of large size Go Kreate dies and I will choose two winners from our challenge entrants and commentors once we pass that magic mark. Please feel free to pop the above picture on your sidebar to help us spread the word.

We also decided to remove the restriction on how many challenges you can combine, we appreciate that not everybody can spare the resources to make a card for a specific challenge and in future:

* You can combine our challenge along with any others of your choice. 

* You can also enter up to three cards or projects each month of your choosing.

Our December theme sponsored by Visible Image who are offering a great collection of stamps above to the lucky winner is TreeMendous and we would like to see any sort of tree on your work, be it a stamped image, die cuts and of course any sort of Christmas trees.

Here are a couple more inspirational cards from the design team.

Tipsy Tree, very seasonal

From two family dogs to two more - yep that's right !

Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you have planned and keep warm, it's bitterly cold here in the Fens.

Sunday 2 December 2012

December Challenge

Good morning to you all and welcome to our December challenge here at Stamping Sensations.

We have a great new theme for you and are also very pleased to introduce you to another wonderful sponsor Visible Image who you can read more about further down this post.

First of all I need to tell you that we have made a change to one of our rules..............

******you can now enter our challenge three times******

and they can all be cards if you wish, or different types of artwork, it's up to you, but please still remember that your entries can be combined with no more than five other challenges. So now for this month theme which is......................


It might sound an odd one to you at first, but really it couldn't be simpler as all we want to see is some kind of tree somewhere on your work and as it's almost Christmas I have a feeling there will be a good few Christmas trees propping up which will be great to get us into the festive spirit.

Now to tell you about our sponsor Visible Image and show you the wonderful prize they are offering to one very lucky winner......just look at all those stamps and I can tell you that the images stamp out so beautiful and crisp. Some of the DT's work features their stamps and you will find links to them and some of those in the prize in the thumbnail pictures at the bottom of this post.

Isn't that fab prize and now here is a little bit about the company.......................

Visible Image is a clear stamp designer and manufacturer based in South Wales, run by Mark & Helen. 

Our stamps are made with the finest photopolymer available, each stamp is 4mm thick and hand cut ready for use. They stamp perfectly first time, every time, with a clean crisp image. We aim to provide high quality stamps at affordable prices, and we're passionate about creating fantastic stamps so you can make amazing creations! 

Now for some inspiration from the design team who have as always come up with a great and varied selection of inspiration on the theme, plus we have a Guest Designer who has made a really pretty candle holder to inspire you all.............

Using Visible Image Three Trees stamp set

The same stamp set again



Ruth has used her own design stamps and dies which will be available through Tonic Studios at the end of this month

Using Visible Image Three Trees stamp set
Have a good Sunday everyone and look forward to seeing all your TreeMendous creations.

Friday 30 November 2012

November winners

Good afternoon Peeps, I'm running a little late announcing the winners for November, but what a splendid month we have had under our new name, a wonderful sponsor, so many good wishes from you lovely crafters and most of all an absolutely fabulous array of entries with you all embracing the Christmas theme and wowing us with your talents. So needless to say it again made our job very hard when it came to selecting the winners.

Please don't forget that Ingigo Blue are offering 10% discount on all purchases until 15 December, so there is still time to take advantage of this great offer from them.

But I can can now reveal the lucky peeps starting with the winners of the fabulous collection of goodies from Indigo Blue is............ drumroll................

Totally traditional and so beautifully coloured

And the winner of our second prize from us girls here at Stamping Sensations goes to............... another drumroll please........................

A beautifully designed card

Congratulations Jane and Lisa, clearly it's robins all round this Chrismtas ! Please both grab our brand new winners sidebar button to wear on your own blogs and mail me with your full postal addys so I can post your goodies off to you.

And now our November Top 3

A truly traditional Christmas image

The gold embossing with the touch of red looks so lush

Wonderfully tactile

Well done to you all, there's a brand new sidebar button for you to collect for your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge and another fabulous sponsor to introduce to you.

Sunday 18 November 2012

Mid month reminder

Hello everyone, you certainly do seem to be enjoying our November Traditional Christmas theme and we are loving seeing all your entries. I think you must all be hoping to win those lovely goodies from our sponsor this month Indigo Blue.

But you don't have to wait to grab some Indigo Blue bargains because you can get a 10% discount on all purchases until 15 December, so the perfect opportunity to do your crafty Christmas shopping and also grab a few goodies for yourself as well. Just enter code SSNOV12 at checkout.

It's also a good time to tell you that we have made a slight change to our rules and you can now enter our challenge up to three times each month, these can be all cards or whatever you fancy. But we do still limit the number of challenges you can combine which is six including this one.

The design team are enjoying the theme equally as much and have come up with another host of lovely inspiration for you.

Using Indigo Blue Ella Bella


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope you will join us this coming week.

Sunday 4 November 2012

November Challenge

Good morning everybody, an exciting day for us all here at Stamping Sensations as we launch our very first challenge under our new name. 

I know lots of you saw my post a few days ago and we've had some really lovely messages of encouragement from so many of you and we would like to send a huge thank you for your continued support. So today the most important thing I need to do is tell you about the prizes this month and announce our November theme which is..............

******** Traditional Christmas********

We will still be having our popular Top 3 spot, but please remember to check out our rules especially that you can combine your entry with a maximum of 5 other challenges.

And there will still be great prize and over the coming months we will be featuring different sponsors...............

...................it was our idea to kick that off next month and already had some goodies prepared, however one of our new sponsors Indigo Blu really, really wanted to get involved this month so that means there will be two lucky winners this month.

It's a rather special month for Indigo Blu and you can read more about it here and here and you can even get involved and help this very worthwhile cause. Here is the wonderful prize they are offering:

Tree-MendousMr Fan-tash-ticFlitterGlu starter kit

The fabulous prize includes all of the following: 

1) Flitter Glu Starter Kit: Kit with everything you need to start using FlitterGlu - FlitterGlu, Phat Foam, Scoochy sponge, Easy peasy stamp cleaner, Flake

2) Mr Fan-tash-tic A5 Stamp: A5 rubber stamp (210x150) available mounted or unmounted. A Fan-tash-tic stamp ideal for making a card or present for that man in your life. Released in time to help promote Movember. Why not sponsor Alfie and Neil in the IndigoBlu Mr Fan-Tash-Tic team ?

3) Tree-Mendous A6 Stamp: A6 mounted (120mm x 120mm) Use as a background stamp for a variety of occasional cards

In addition to this fabulous prize Indigo Blu are offering a 10% discount to our challenge participants on all orders placed through their website between now and 15th December, just add code SSNOV12 at checkout.

And here's the little extra one that we prepared earlier:

Now for some inspiration for the Design Team who beaver away every month to bring you their artwork each featuring their own unique style of stamping and crafting. I could never make our little challenge so popular without their hard work and it would be really lovely if you could take a moment to pop along to their blogs and let them know how much their hard work is appreciated.

Maddy our November Guest Designer has created a lovely book card


Using Indigo Blu Bare Forest

Using Indigo Blu Lollipop Tree


Using Indigo Blu Lollipop Tree

Good luck everyone and looking forward to seeing all your creations this month.