Thursday 18 June 2015

Pinky is using up some of her green stash

Good morning everyone, it's time for our mid month inspirational post with a remind that there is still plenty of time to join in our 'Stamping, Punches and Die Cut theme'. This month it's the turn of Design Team member Pinky to tell us which colour she least enjoys working with and it seems it's green, I will let her explain.....................

"My least favourite colours are GREEN and maybe yellow. Well maybe 'favourite' is not the right word to use, maybe I should say 'my least used'. It's not that I dislike these colours it's just I tend to struggle with them. So I really challenged myself to use both of them on this card and surprisingly enough its not too bad!

The stamp I used is called Happy Family and its from Stampavie by Gillian Roberts. The papers and card are from my stash (I have quite a big stash of GREEN papers lol). I used Memento ink to stamp it and coloured it with promarkers".

Many thanks Pinky, all I can say if this is outside your comfort zone one would never know.

Sunday 7 June 2015

June challenge- Dies and Punches

Good morning and welcome to our June challenge, this month we have a theme that I think will be popular........................

******Dies and Punches******

We still need to see a stamped image as the focal element of your work but this can be combined with whatever dies and punches you would like to use. We have a fabulous prize from.............

Tonic Studios who are this months sponsor are synonymous with quality and precision cutting products from scissors to punches, guillotines to dies. Their products are available from many High Street craft stores and frequently feature on Create and Craft TV. Here is a photo of the fabulous prize from theme:

Ruth who has her own line of Tonic Pick of the Bunch stamps and dies has made two lovely cards for us using the alphabet dies. You can find more of Ruth's work here.

Our Guest Designer this month is Sandma who has made this beautifully inspirational card...........

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Lilies Window die


Using Tonic Studios Celtic Circle die and Celtic Strip punch

Good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing your punch and die inspired creations.

Friday 5 June 2015

May winners

Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather (here in the UK that is) of the last few days, lets hope it continues.

We had some outstanding entries in May and flowers in every colour and style and it was a pleasure to look at all your pieces of artwork, our thanks to you all for making it such a great month. The Design Team have all voted for their favourites and the votes counted and I am very pleased to announce this months winner of the Crafty Individuals prize..................

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We loved the clean crisp design and pretty pinks

Huge congratulations Julie, please mail me so I can arrange your prize.

And this months Top 3 which was a very close contest................

What a clever way to use stamps and dies

How very elegant

Dr Sonia
Bursting with the feel of Summer

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

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