Sunday 7 April 2024

April challenge

Welcome to our April challenge, this month our theme is Anything Goes but we also have a 🐥Spring🌹Mood Board to inspire which is what the Design Team have all followed.


With the beautiful signs of Spring all around us we hope you will be inspired by our mood board, all we ask is that there is at least one stamped element on the front of your entry, remember you can enter up to three times.

Before we move on, we would like to extend a thank thank you to Gerrina who has recently left the team, she is juggling a busy life and we wish her well. But on a happy note Anesha is back with us, she's had a year or so away and we are so pleased to see her return.

This year we are featuring Design Team members during their Birthday month with mood boards to reflect the birthstones and flowers. As we have several DT Birthdays falling in June, I (Brenda) selected April as an alternative as it's my favourite season.

We are happy to welcome back Crafty Individuals with a super £25 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in their store. And there may even be a second prize at the end of the month!


A bit about this months featured DT Brenda:

"I've always enjoyed crafting in one form or another since childhood. As the craft industry expanded I discovered stamping, this remains my firm favourite with a bias towards a bit of inky grunge usually featuring Flowers, Nature or Fairies, very rarely anything cute which is way outside my comfort zone. Working with dies is another aspect of crafting I enjoy as they add so much diversity to projects.

For many years I demonstrated at craft shows and ran classes meeting like minded crafters and sharing our joint passion of creating and some of those I met around the Country remain close friends. Health prevents me doing this anymore but I am fortunate to be able to carry on crafting and design for some wonderful companies and TV with many types of crafting products as they enter the market.

Being on several design teams and also running three challenges for the last fifteen years has allowed me to work alongside many talented crafters and enables me to visit blogs around the World to be constantly inspired by the diversity of styles. I always believe crafting is an ongoing learning curve and we are never expert in any one style or technique".

Here's the inspiration from the Design Team....

Colours, Blossoms, Bird and Eiffel Tower from the mood board
Daisy, Bird and colour from the mood board

We welcome Helen as our Guest Designer this month, she had made this pretty card for us, thank you Helen....

Fence, colour and Daisies from the mood board
Colours and flowers from the mood board
Using Crafty Individuals CI-260 &CI-156
Colours and Blossoms from the mood board
Colour and Flowers from the mood board
Daisy from the mood board
CI-516 Happy horse, CI- 506 little bluebird
the horse, pink flowers, fence, clouds, using colours.
Eiffel Tower, Tulips and pink from the mood board
Colours and flowers from the mood board

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday 5 April 2024

March winners and Top 3

Hello everyone, it's been another super busy month with all your beautiful Spring creations, we really appreciate so many of you joining us.

So without further ado lets get straight to the winners of the fabulous prizes from AALL and Create selected by Random Org., who are no 24 Irene, no 107 Christine and no 105 Katrina

 
Congratulations to you all, please mail me by Thursday 11th April to claim your prize. Overseas prizes are always marked as gifts, but Customs fees may be added so please confirm when claiming you accept that risk as I am unable to assist once prizes leave the UK (if you do not make that clear, your prize will not be sent).

Now for our Top 3 as selected by the Design Team and as you can imagine it was a difficult task with all the lovely Spring entries and voting was very close......

Entry no 110 Vicky
Entry 67 Rosi
And sharing third spot Lia entry no 120 and Margreet entry no 38
 
Well done to you all, please collect your Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

We look forward to seeing you all back for our new challenge which starts on Sunday.

Monday 18 March 2024

Spring is in the air

Our Spring theme has attracted some beautiful creations, thanks to all, but still plenty of time to join in, the challenge runs until 3rd April for the chance of winning one of three super prizes from AALL and Create. Don't forget there is always the Anything Goes option if Spring is not your season.

It's a theme the DT clearly enjoy, here is the lovely inspiration from them all....

Using AALL and Create Elegant Spring Florals (623) and Containers (401)

Sunday 3 March 2024

March challenge

Good morning, we hope you are ready for our new challenge with as always comes with some fabulous prizes. This months theme is....

🌷 Spring 🐣

It's such a wonderful time of year with Nature bursting into life and we are looking forward to seeing all your lovely Spring creations, of course there is the Anything Goes option if you prefer. As always, to be eligible there must be at least one stamped element on the front of your entry

And please remember that if you are a seasoned stamper using conventional stamps (not digital) you may be interested in being one of our Guest Designers, just add GD with your name when entering.

Three fabulous prizes with a distinct feel of Spring from AALL and Create, an A5 stamp set, two A7 stamp sets and a stencil.
 


 
Using AALL and Create Hellebore (1063), Follow your own Path (563) and Snow Crystals (221)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday 1 March 2024

February winners

It's time to announce our February winners and Top picks after a busy month of entries, our thanks to everyone who joined in and for the diverse range of animals, we had cats and dogs, dinosaurs and a whole range of birds to name a few.

As always Random Org., has selected the winners who are Esther and Helen,


Well done to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses by Thursday 8th March.

Overseas prizes are always marked as gifts, but Customs fees may be added so please confirm when claiming you accept that risk as I am unable to assist once prizes leave the UK (if you do not, prizes will not be sent).

Now for our Top 3 as selected by the Design Team, a very close run this month but Alice just pipped to the post....

Entry no 1 Alice
Entry no 18 Marlene
Entry no 29 Yvette

We look forward to seeing you all again for our new challenge which starts on Sunday.

Sunday 18 February 2024

Animals, Birds and Creatures

We have some more inspiration following our Animals, Birds and Creatures theme and of course the Anything Goes alternative.

The challenge runs until Wednesday 28th February and you can enter three times to be in with a chance of winning one of the great prizes from Fairy Hugs and AALL and Create. And a reminder that we are always on the look out for Guest Designers, if you are a seasoned stamper using traditional stamps (not digis) please add GDT against your entry.

We have an array of Animals, Birds and Creatures to inspire you.........