Thursday 18 April 2013

Totally in the Pink

It's that time of the month again when we all get to learn a little more about the Design Team and this month it's Pinky's turn to share some of her crafting secrets with us.

A reminder that our theme this month is Special Occasions (other than Birthday) and we have a fabulous prize on offer from this months sponsor PDA Card and Craft, it's a whopping £40 voucher to spend either at their on line store or in their shop, their range of products is much, much wider than their name suggests so do pop over and check out their web site.

And here is another stunning card Pinky has created for us.........and no prizes for guessing what her favourite colour is...................

Please join me and read on...............

Q) When did your love of stamping begin?

I bought  a newly released copy of Rubber Stamping about 13 years ago and  had a go with the free stamp. Of course I had to go and buy an ink pad and my stamp collection slowly grew from there.

Q) What do you enjoy most about it?

The versatility! I So many options...masking, decoupaging, ink techniques etc etc. Unfortunately I do not get enough time to actually PLAY anymore. 

Q) What is your favourite make of stamp ?

I don't really have one yet. I do love people stamps. Those you can use for a specific age groups. I love baby stamps and wedding stamps too.

Q) What is your most used stamp/product and why?

It has to be my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Its constantly by my side, never gets put away. It just works perfectly along side my stamps and markers.

Q) What colours do you most enjoy working with ?

You have to ask lol ? I do love any shade of PINK but I also love shades of blue and shades of purple.

Q) What inspires your designs?

Most of my cards are orders so the recipient is what inspires me really. I always ask lots of questions when getting a card order and so my design comes about trying to fulfil the likes and colours of the recipient. 

Thank you so much for sharing Pinky.

Sunday 7 April 2013

April challenge

Welcome to our April challenge where we have another fabulous sponsor PDA Card and Craft who are offering one very lucky winner a voucher for £40 to spend at their on line store or if the winner lives close to their retail shop then they can select products to that value. 

Several of our DT have used their products for years and can confirm the quality of the cardstock is first class as is their super swift delivery. But it doesn't end with the essentials of card and envelopes, they also sell many other essentials such as a range of Timmy products, rubber stamps including Stampendous, Magenta and Indigo Blue, ribbons, buttons, charms and much, much more.

New products for this season, include lovely Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products. Links to some of these products are on the thumbnail pictures below.

And now for this months theme chose by our very own Pinky...........................

********Special Occasions********

By special occasions we mean any celebration other than birthdays.

We are pleased to welcome Alison as our Guest Designer this month, do pop over to her blog as you will find lots more work like this lovely piece.....................

We also have a lovely card made by Linsey one of PDA's design team using their 300gsm Advocate creased 160 square card blank, gilding flakes and Stampendous stamp.................Linsey doesn't have a personal blog but you can get details of how she made her card from PDA

Using 290gsm Majestic Marble Linen, 270gsm Stone and Vellum White Colorplan and ready scored presentation box all from PDA 

Using white linen Advocate 330gsm single fold while card scored card and Colorplan 270gsm white and red from PDA


Using background paper by PDA,Marianne Design frame die available from PDA

Using colourplan 270gsm bright red card and white single creased card blank from PDA

Friday 5 April 2013

March winners

Good morning Peeps, this is a scheduled post so fingers crossed Blogger posts it when I asked so I can announce our March winners from our The great Outdoors them which certainly did seem very popular with you all judging by the lovely entries we received. 

First of all I am thrilled to announce the winner who will receive those fabulous collection of stamps from Crafty Individuals...................drum's Tales of the Riverbank by

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Well done Fliss, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can get your prize off to you, but I am currently in Paris so please don't think I've forgotten you, I will get back to you on Tuesday.

And our Top 3.......




Congratulations to you all, well deserved wins, please grab out Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

Our new challenge starts Sunday so please do pop back then to check out the fabulous prize and what theme we have in store for you this month.