Friday 31 January 2014

January winners

Hello everyone, time to announce the winners from our Ribbons, Buttons and Bows challenge but not before saying a big thank you for all your wonderful entries in January, we certainly saw some fabby creations and pretty ribbons and buttons along the way.

So our winners who will be able to choose a lovely collection of design sheets from Igancio's Nicecrane Designs is.............................

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Pretty ribbons not to mention a beautifully coloured image

Congratulations Bergit, please mail me so I can arrange for you to choose your prize.

And our Top 3

Who wooed us with another of her unique Vintage creations

An adorable Valentine creation

This will make a wonderful keepsake for the new parents

Well deserved recognition all of you, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your sidebars.

I will be back bright and early on Sunday with our February challenge which means another wonderful prize on offer.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Ribbons, buttons and a little mid-month inspiration

Welcome! It is time for a bit of mid-month inspiration from the DT. Sally has made us another card using the incredible Jessie Wilcox images from Nicecrane. She tells us that she loves them because they are such delightful images of children reading.

Over the next few months our lovely DT are going to feature some of their favourite cards and projects that they have made over the years. This month it is Sally's turn.

Sally says "Back in August I created this card after seeing some amazing sunsets whilst on holiday in Wales. My daughter Meg persuaded me to make a tutorial for it on youtube, which she filmed and edited for me, and you can find it here: Ink duster tutorial #2

Hopefully I have been able to show people how to use ink dusters effectively, particularly if they haven't seen them demonstrated before. I use my ink dusters on every card I make, and find them very useful for adding shading to printed papers and embossing, as well as plain card."

There is still plenty of time to get your entries in for this months challenge. We are really enjoying seeing your superb cards featuring ribbons, buttons and bows.

Sunday 5 January 2014

January challenge

Welcome to our first Stamping Sensations challenge of 2014 !!

I hope you are all ready to get crafting after the holiday season and will join in with this months theme of..........

******Ribbon, Buttons and Bows******

It can be just one of these or a combination of all three, all we ask is that we see some of these elements of your artwork. Remember you can enter any form of hand crafted project and can enter up to three times.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs, if you are not familiar with his products do pop over to his store and take a look at his fabulous Vintage inspired design sheets both pre coloured or ready for you to add your own colour and personalisation. Igancio adds to and updates his products on a regular basis so you can always find something new and alluring to temp you and all at very reasonable prices. He is offering one very lucky winner a £35 voucher to select products from his store.

Several of the Design Team have used Nicecrane images on their artwork and you will find links to the design sheets they used below their names and also in the thumbnail photos below so you can go directly to Nicecrane's website to buy your own products.

We are very pleased to welcome Jean as our Guest Designer this month and she has created this lovely fresh and bright card for us..............

Good luck with the challenge and myself and the team look forward to visiting your lovely creations.

Friday 3 January 2014

December winner and Top 3

Happy New Year to you all, I hope your festive season was a good one and you are all ready for lots of crafting as we head into 2014.

Time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our December challenge which was another mega busy one with some awesome creations and I have to say that the DT's voting was very wide and varied this month and we struggled to come up with our final winner, but it had to be done and that person who will receive the fabulous collection of goodies from Visible Image is.............

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A lovely Vintage inspired winter creation

Huge congratulations Viv, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I get your prize off to you.

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

Crisp and elegant monochrome

Lovely collage effect using Elizabeth Bennet

Who can resist Christmas Robins

Congratulations to you all, please go collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our first challenge of the new Year.