Friday 29 April 2016

April winners

Good morning, it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our April challenge.

Now I know I say every month that the DT have a tough job voting for their favourites, but goodness me, this time round it really was so, so difficult as we all had different favourites from so many wonderful entries and it took me some time to sort the votes to come up with the final four.

But I got there in the end and I am pleased to announce the winner of the £40 store voucher from PDA is............

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The stunning Butterfly just floats off the card

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

And our Top 3..............
Such elegance with a beautiful Orchid

A lovely background to set off the Butterflies

A beautifully sunny card to brighten any day

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

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

Monday 18 April 2016

Art Deco candle set from Tracy

Good morning, it's time for our mid month inspirational post where the DT are taking it in turns to share either a technique that is new to them or one that they particularly enjoy using. Our April 'One for the Girls' theme is in full swing, it runs until 27th of this month so there is still plenty of time to join in and be in with a change of winning the £40 shopping voucher from PDA.

It's my pleasure to introduce Tracy this month and I am so pleased that she is sharing one of her stunning candle collections. I've been a lucky recipient of one of Tracy's candles and it has pride of place in my dining room and would you believe it has Poppies on it, I will pass you over to her to tell you how she created her set...................

"As we are showing techniques that we use, I thought about showing this one, candles. I do them often to make as gifts, often as part of a set.  They are wonderful to give to people and not as hard as you think to make.  Before I tried doing it on my own I attended a class to learn the process, but I know there is plenty of videos on line.

There is many ways to decorate candles but always remember that anything you add must be removable to allow the candle to burn.  When you add the image it is done by using tissue paper so that burns well.

You have to be very careful when doing this technique as the candle can melt really easily if the heat gets too much. I have had a few disasters while learning this, so my advice is start with cheap candles from a pound shop to practice on.

Hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as I do"

Tracy x

Thank you so much Tracy, I hope she has inspired you to have a go at creating a beautiful candle.

Sunday 3 April 2016

April - One for the Girls

Good morning, I hope you are all ready for a new challenge which this month is...........

********One for the Girls********

Lots of scope there, flowers, sweet images, fairies and so much more and I am sure you will come up with lots of wonderful ideas.

Just a few itty bitty things to remember, 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. 

PDA sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products. There is a fabulous £40 voucher for the winner.

Our Guest Designer Carol who has made this delightful fairy card to share with us all.............

And here are the creations from the lovely Design Team....................

Using Colorplan 350gsm square creased card blank, G45 Botanical Tea papers and Roses all from our sponsor PDA




Good luck to you all and we look forward to visiting your entries.

Friday 1 April 2016

March winner and Top 3

Good morning, it's time to announce the winners of our Flower Power challenge and wow did we see some beautiful entries, clearly you all love your floral's as much as we do, our thanks to each and every one of you for joining in.

As is always the case with so many lovely entries the Design Team had real problems choosing their favourites, but we have narrowed it down to four and the entry in first place and winner of the goodies from  'be Creative!' is....................

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We just loved the simplistic elegance of the beautiful Peonies

Well done Anita, 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................
A  pretty circle design with fresh Spring colours

Daisies taking centre stage of this oh so elegant card

More lovely Spring colours, flowers and Butterflies

Congratulations to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge for your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with a new theme and another super prize.