Friday 31 May 2013

May winners

Good Morning to you all, I am just popping in to announce the winners of our May challenge.

The were awesome really awesome entries and myself and the DT thoroughly enjoyed looks at all your work, our thanks to you all for joining in again this month. But as always decisions had to be made and I am pleased to announce this months winner is............................

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Just look at all that lush texture and embossing

Well done Marianne, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can arrange to get your fabby Tonic prize off to you. You can also go pick our our winners logo to display on your own blog.

And our Top 3.............................

What a fabulous shadow box

Elegant and vintage cleverly combined

CAS sophistication

Well done all of you, well deserved recognition, please do grab our Top 3 logo for your own blogs.

Don't forget to pop back Sunday for our brand new June challenge.

Saturday 18 May 2013

Mid month inspiration

In our May mid month post we are spotlighting on Franceasca and you can read a little about her crafting below. She has also created another lovely card following this months Embossing and Texture theme, looks like some stamping onto fabric there Francesca, very nice.............

Here are her answers to the questions put to the DT..................

Q) When did your love of stamping begin?

A) I started stamping in 2004 when I couldn't find any wedding invites I liked my friend suggested I made them after hours of looking on the internet I found a stamp I really liked, bought it, made my invites and have been creating since.

Q) What do you enjoy most about it?

A) How one stamp can look so different depended on the way you use it .

Q) What is your favourite make of stamp ?

A) Wow this is hard I do have a lot of different  stamps that I adore mainly anything cute. 

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

A) My most used product must be my copic pens I will use them on most cards and love spending time colouring.

Q) What colours to you most enjoy working with ?

A) My favourite colour combination is pink and green it can be used for so many different occasions.

Q) What inspires your designs?

A) Everything can give me inspiration, if I am making the card for a specific person I get inspired by their likes.

Thanks for looking everyone and if you have not already joined in this month I really hope you will do so, there is still a couple of weeks to get your thinking cap on.

Sunday 5 May 2013

May Challenge

Good Morning to you all, I hope you are all ready for our new challenge and of course a fabulous new sponsor..........Tonic Studios who are offering a fabulous prize of the Peruvian Lily Pick of the Bunch punch and stamp sets and a gorgeous lattice window die also from the same range all designed by our very own mega talented Ruth. 

Out theme this month as chosen by our teamie Francesca is......................

********Embossing and Texture********

Any sort of embossing goes be it dry or heat embossing and with so many fabulous dies and embossing folders available the sky is the limit and I am sure you are going to come up with some awesome entries, as you always do of course.

Tonic Studios who are this months sponsor are synonymous with quality and precision cutting products from scissors to punches, guillotines to dies. During the last year they have extended their range of products to high quality clear stamps  and very recently released their own design papers. Their products are available from many High Street craft stores and frequently feature on Create and Craft TV.

The March winner of your challenge was Fliss and this month we are really pleased to welcome her as our Guest designer, here's the fabby piece of artwork she has created for this months challenge...........

And a little more inspiration for the Design Team and several of them have used Tonic products and shown how versatile they are and can be used in so many different ways.....................

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Rose Stamp and Punch set and Pick of the Bunch Chrysanthemum, Rudbecki and Lily stamp sets - my embossing is UTEE

Using Tonic Peruvian Lily Punch and Stamp set


Using Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Punch Daisy Border & Tonic Pick of the Bunch Fuchsia & Lily stamps


Using Tonic Punch and Stamp floral designs set


Using Tonic Arch window die and Peruvian Carnation Punch and Die set


using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Rudbeckia stamp set and simplicity doily square die

Have fun with the challenge and we are really looking forward to checking out all your lovely work.

Friday 3 May 2013

April winners

Morning all, just popping in to announce our April winners from all your fabulous entries, thank you all so much for sharing all your Special Occasion creations with us.

I will get right to it and tell you the name of the lucky winners of the super £40 voucher from PDA Card and will have such fun spending that's for sure.....................

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Well done Eret please mail me with your full postal addy so I can let you know how to collect your prize. And don't forget to pick up our winner logo for your own blog.




And our Top 3 this month......................

Congratulations to you all, please go collect our Top 3 sidebar logo for your own blogs.

I will be back Sunday with another great sponsor and challenge.