Thursday 18 July 2013

Desert Island Crafting

Good morning to you all, time for some mid month inspiration which this months sees the start of a little bit of fun with our Desert Island Crafting where each month we will feature one of the DT. Each will be allowed six items of their choice, for the colouring medium they are allowed five colours but need to explain their choice and in addition each can have 50 sheets of cardstock

This month it's the turn of our Tracy and you will see below her items of choices and also another lovely card from her:

My six essential Desert Island crafting items are:-

1) Colouring Medium (we are allowed 5 colours) - Distress inks - Brushed Corduroy, Stormy Sky, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed.

I chose distress Inks as I can use them to colour images and to ink around edges, and as a versatile colouring medium I can mix colours to make colours, hence my colour shade choices.

2) Guillotine - I'm a bit of symmetrical person and have to have straight lines

3) Collall - all purpose glue - it just sticks anything and could complete a full card using that as the only adhesive.

4) Flower Punch - being partial to my handmade flowers on my cards one of these would be a must for me to embellish.

5) Stickles Diamond Dust this is my favourite and I love my sparkle

6) A set of House Mouse stamps - they are my all time favourite stamps

In addition we are all allowed 50 sheets of cardstock of our choice - I would choose 25 sheets of white as I could colour stain them with inks, then 25 sheets of assorted pastel colours as I like pastels best.

I know I'll have forgot some kind of essential

Tracy x

Thanks so much Tracy, I had a feeling those little mice would make an appearance.

There is still plenty of time to join in with this months challenge where we have an option theme, Tracy's sketch and/or summer colours an as always you can enter up to three times to increase you choice of wining the fabulous prize from Little Claires who are this months lovely sponsor.

Sunday 7 July 2013

July challenge

Welcome to our July challenge where we are pleases to introduce a fabulous new sponsor Little Claire Designs and of course a great new theme.

But before I tell you about that I have some bad new and good news to share, our lovely Pinky is taking a few months break to concentrate on family and her card making business which has become rather busy lately. We will all miss you so much Pinky and your lovely cards, but understand you need to take time out and really hope you will be back with us again soon.

But that does bring me to the good news, we have decided to increase the DT to eight and I am so thrilled to announce the new crafty girls to our team Eret and Maddy. Both have been regular's at Stamping Sensations over the years and have both been challenge winners so it was an easy decision to invite them to join us. I hope you will join myself and the DT in giving them a very warm welcome.

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So now for our theme which is an option, a lovely sketch designed by our own Tracy and Summer colours. This means you can use just the sketch, just summer colours or combine the two, it's up to you completely. 

Now to introduce our sponsor..........................

Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg!) ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs.

We love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

Our products are designed and manufactured here in the UK and we get really excited when an idea comes to fruition and ends up as a real live stamp and is translated into a beautiful card.  And talking about beautiful cards, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful team of designers who are very loyal and supportive to Little Claire and they make the most amazing card samples which in turn help to sell our stamps & accessories, thank you to our ‘Teamies’ x

So this is us, we are always moving forward, constantly thinking of new ideas, sketch book always to hand, we love what we do and hope you do too x’

And now for some inspiration from the design team and this months Guest Designer who we are very pleased to welcome................Marianne, who has made this delightful card.............


Using Little Claire's "Swirly Whirlies Owl Family" (part of stamp)


using little Claire's Cherish, Hug, Dream stamp set


Good luck with the challenge everyone and myself and the DT are really looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations this month.

Friday 5 July 2013

June winners

Morning Peeps and a really big thank you for all your fabulous entries to our June challenge, so many of them and each one special in their own way.

With so many to choose from it was really tough coming up with our favourites, but we got there in the end and the lucky winner of the fabby prize from our lovely sponsor Heartfelt Creations is..................

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Isn't this so beautifully soft and delicate

Congratulations Primia, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can arrange for your prize to be posted to you.

And our top 3 are actually a Top 4 this month an there was a tie and with so many entries we though it only fair all four of your were mentioned...........................

What a wonderful creation for a lucky couple

Such striking colours and composition

A lovely array of blossom and butterflies

So very elegant and stylish

Well done to you all and well deserved recognition, please grab yourself our Top 3 logo to display on your own blogs.

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge and another fabulous sponsor.