Thursday 31 December 2015

December winners

Good Morning, it's time to announce the winners of our December challenge which saw some absolutely beautiful creations, our thanks to each and every one of you not only for your December entries but also for your support throughout 2015.

It was a very close run one thing this time and the Design Team's voting was very close but we do have a winner and that is.........................

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A really beautiful pair of Christmas cards
Well done Jane, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can get your prize off to you.

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

A super Vintage feeling Christmas card

A great design and attention to detail

All so beautifully coordinated

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

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing all your lovely creations in 2016.

Friday 18 December 2015

Mid month inspiration

Hello everyone, it's time for our mid moth post and this time it's the turn of Dora to share another card with us and following the current theme tell us the colour she finds the most challenging to work with. 

We have had some lovely entries so far this month but the challenge runs until the last day of December so there is still plenty of time to join in. And as it will be the last post before the New Year myself and the Design Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all....................

A Very Happy Christmas

Now it's over to Dora.................................

Hello everyone,

It is my first turn to make a mid-month post on this beautiful challenge blog.

I do not have a colour that I do not like to work with, but I do not often pick pink. But I always try to work to a theme and find ideas that will fit a colour theme that I can make a card with. But I have difficulty mixing the right colours and paper together.

This month Crafty Ribbons are our sponsor so I looked for a colour ribbon to work with from their sponsor materials. I came out with this kind of colour, it is not green or blue, but in between. I like the colour but I have so much problem to find ink and paper that matches with the bow. With the ink I work with a little paper and add some ink on it, to look if it matched with the bow colour. and 'cloudy blue' from Adirondack ink and a really little bit with 'pesto' seemed to work well together.

I stamp the foreground with Hero Arts stamp and emboss with 'vintage peacock' embossing powder. The trees are stamps from Sheena Douglas scenery stamped with Stazon ink.

I was very pleased that I made this card with this colour ribbon. I hope that you like it also.

Kind regards Dora

Many thanks Dora.

Sunday 6 December 2015

December challenge - Anything goes with a stamp and ribbon

Good morning and welcome to our December challenge which is a nice simple one as it's such a busy time of year for so many of us............................

******Anything Goes with a stamp and ribbon******

As the title suggests, the choice of theme is totally down to you, all we ask is that you use some ribbon on your creation and remember the basic rules: You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 

Our sponsor this month is Crafty Ribbons and this is the fabulous prize for one lucky winner

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

And A pair of tickets to February Hobbycraft show Manchester.

Avril is our Guest Designer this month and has created this real beauty to inspire us.................

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team...........................

Good luck to you all, we shall be popping round to your blogs to see your entries.

Friday 4 December 2015

November winners

Good morning to you all, after a great month with some super entries, it's time to announce our winners and I have to tell you the Design Team's voting was extremely close this month. So without further ado, the lucky winner of the hamper of crafty goodies from  'be Creative!' is..............

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A lovely Winter's scene

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

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

Beautiful stamping and inking
Pam Sparks PB Brush Pines

A great traditional feel

Clean, crisp and elegant

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

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