Friday 30 August 2013

August winner and Top 3

Hello all you lovely Peeps, time to announce our August winner, but not before I say thank you all for your beautiful entries this month, you really do know how to make life difficult for us selecting our winners don't you, but decisions had to be made and I am pleased to announce that the lucky winner who can go spend £35 at Crafty Devils is.............................

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Stunning sunset and so tactile

Huge congratulations Jessie, please mail me with your details so I can get your prize arranged and also collect our winners badge for your own blog.

And our Top 3 for August are.......................

A lovely balance creation

Wonderful in the soft sepia colours

Beautiful image and perfectly embellished

Well done to you all, please go collect our special sidebar badge for your own blogs.

I will see you all again on Sunday with our new challenge.

Sunday 18 August 2013

Win a £35 crafting shopping spree

Hello all you craft Peeps, time for some mid month inspiration and the continuation of our desert island crafting where this month Lynn finds herself marooned. And a little reminder that we have a fabulous prize on offer this month from our lovely sponsor Crafty Devils with an opportunity to win a £35 shopping spree at their on line store.

Lynne has made another lovely card to inspire us all which of course has a beautiful butterfly................

I had to think long and hard about which items to take to my desert island! I tend to use quite a variety of materials and techniques in my crafting, so trying to choose just six items was very difficult. However, these are what I decided upon:

1) Colouring medium: (we are allowed 5 colours). Distress Ink Refills - Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac. I've gone for the refills rather than the inkpads as they would be more versatile. I could stamp with them, paint with them in various dilutions, and mix them to make other colours.

2) Craft knife. The one essential item I couldn't be without! I use one daily. It would also be very practical on a desert island, as it could be used for all sorts of things besides crafting! (But please can it include an endless supply of spare blades too, Brenda??!)

3) Metal ruler. Again, an essential item! For measuring, and cutting along with the knife.

4) Water brush. To do my colouring with. Could be used wet or dry.

5) Set of butterfly stamps: Would have to have some butterflies! Don't mind which, as long as they are not cute!

6) Set of permanent ink drawing pens: I'd use my time on the island to learn how to draw! Then I could make a variety of cards, not just butterflies! I could sketch scenes on the island, flowers, etc.  do Zentangle, pen and wash pictures, and because the ink would be waterproof, I could write a message and send it off in a bottle for someone to find and rescue me. On the other hand, with the sun, sea and sand, endless time to craft, and no housework, I might just decide to stay there!

It occurs to me that it would be an interesting exercise to see just what we could do with our six items. Thought filed at the back of my mind for future reference!

Along with the above we are allowed 50 sheets of card. I would want them all to be white, as I could colour any I wanted with the Distress ink refills. Hmm. 50 sheets would not last very long. Maybe I'd better be rescued after all!

Thanks for sharing Lynn, I hope everyone finds the little insight into your crafting essentials as fascinating as I do. A couple of things need clarifying, yes you can have extra blades, if we let you have a brand new knife it should come with a tub of spares as well. But as for being rescued well I'm not sure about that as I am saving Captain Jack Sparrow for when I find myself on that island paradise.

Happy Crafting everyone and don't forget there is still plenty of time to join in with this months theme.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

July winner and Top 3

At long last I am here with the winner and Top 3 for our July challenge, we only got home from a great holiday late PM yesterday but thought I had better make this post a priority as you have been so patient waiting so long. So without further ado here we go with what was a closely run contest.......................

Winner of the fab prize from our lovely sponsor Little Claires is............................

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Beryl with this beautifully vibrant floral creation

Huge congratulations Beryl, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can get your prize arranged and don't forget to grab our winner badge to display on your own blog.

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




Well done to you all, please collect out Top 3 badge to wear on your own blogs with pride.

There is still plenty of time to join in our August challenge, so if you have not already done so or would like to enter again we look forward to seeing your creations.

Sunday 4 August 2013

August challenge

It's time for our new challenge here at Stamping Sensations and of course another lovely new sponsor who I am very pleased to welcome Crafty Devils who are offering one very lucky winner a £35 voucher to spend at their on line store. Do pop over to their store and have a browse, they have a huge range of all things crafty.

And we have a great theme this month.....................

****Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage****

Your entry doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you have created yourself so long as it follows the months theme and you can enter up to three times so even more changes of winning or bring in our Top 3.

Crafty Devils are one of the UK’s leading paper craft specialists with over 10,000 card making, scrapbooking, stamping and die cutting products on line.  We aim to bring you the latest high quality products from all over the world, supplying quality branded products including Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, Molly Blooms, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Docrafts, Papermania, Promarkers, plus lots more at the lowest prices around and FREE postage to all UK postcodes for orders over £12.

Now for some inspiration from the design Team and this month Guest Designer who we are very pleased to welcome is Marie with this delightful creation.....................

We hope you love this months theme as much as we did and look forward to seeing your lovely entries.

Thursday 1 August 2013

July winners

Just a little message to you all to say I have not forgotten about this months winners, but as I am on holiday at present as are some other members of the DT,  the winners post will be published as soon as possible after my return on 12th August.

Meanwhile our August challenge has been scheduled for Sunday 4th so do pop back here to check out the theme and prize on offer from another fabulous sponsor.