Thursday 18 January 2024

Mood board inspiration

Morning everyone, a mid month reminder of our current challenge following the mood board below, or of course you can use our Anything goes options as long as you have included a stamped element on the front of your card.

There are three prizes from AALL and Create to be won (photos in post below) and you have until Wednesday 31st January to join in, or if you've already done so then maybe a second or third entry.

Lots more inspiration from the Design Team taking inspiration from the mood board.

Guest Designer Margreet
Using AALL and Create Friendship Florals (648) and Follow your Own Path (563) 
Using AALL and Create Flower Moments 233
Using AALL and Create Sent with Love (831)
Colour, Flower, Bird and Month from mood board
Using AALL and Create Astrantia 452
Red dress, Flowers and Bird from mood board
Using snowdrops from the moodboard
Snowdrops from the mood board
Colour and bird from the moodboard

Sunday 7 January 2024

January challenge

Welcome to our first challenge of 2024 and this year we are putting a slightly different spin on how some of the months challenges are presented. We will be having several themes in the form of mood boards to reflect the flowers and birthstones of months where DT's Birthdays fall, other months we will carry on with generic themes.

As a stamping challenge entries must have at least one stamped element on the front of entries to be eligible. We are always on the look out for stamping Guest Designers, those interested in being considered please add GD when entering.

Gerrina's Birthday is in January and here is a little about her stamping journey along with the mood board, you can take inspiration from any element or colour within it, or of course follow the AG option.

As a child I started photography and in 1998 began to put them in photo albums with paper, stencils and colours. When I was buying some DP’s I learned that what I did was scrapping. Bought some die-cuts, paper and two text-stamps and went to a Siirus open house  where I did a ‘make and take’ with heat embossing and that was it, I was hooked to stamping.

From Photo albums to cards, from cards to Art Journals and Mixed media, I like to do it all, but I like stamping techniques and stencils most, my favourite  colouring is with ink and aquarel paint. 

My style is sometimes CAS, sometimes grungy or a combination of stamping, scrapping and drawing…I’ve got so many ideas in my head! But the one thing I do every week is an Art Journal Page with how I feel that week or something that happened. I love to participate in challenges and get inspired by all the makes of other stampers. And I love it being in this Design Team because we ask you to get stamping. 

So get stamping and have fun!

Three prizes from AALL and Create, an A4 Butterfly stencil, A5 stamp set and two A6 stamps

Now for some inspiration to set you on your way....

This months featured Design Team member
Colours and Geisha from the mood board

We also welcome a Guest Designer this month, Margreet, thank you so much for joining us.

Bird and colours from the mood board
Using AALL and Create Friendship Florals (648) and Follow your Own Path (563)
Using dress inspiration from Mood board
Colours, Flower and Bird from mood board
Using AALL and Create Woodland, Friendship Florals, Ephemera and Frayed Frames dies
Snowdrops and red from the mood board
Using  AALL and Create Iris (333)
Butterfly and colours from mood board
Red Roses and colours from mood board
Colours and flowers from mood board

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 5 January 2024

December winners and top picks

We hade another great month of super entries, many thanks to everyone who joined in

Our two winners as selected by Random Org., are Alice K and Denise (unclaimed, back in prize box), well done to you both, please mail me by Thursday 11th January with your full names and postal addresses.

Please read - winners outside the UKPrizes are always marked as gifts but Customs are imposing charges and delays. Please confirm when claiming you accept this risk as I am unable to help once they leave the UK (if you do not do so when claiming, prizes will not be sent).

The Design Team have voted for their favourites and here are the three top picks....

No 62 Carla
No 38 Lia
No 29 Lorraine

Well done to you all, please collect your badge to display on tour own blogs.

Hope to see you all again on Sunday for our first challenge of 2024.