Sunday, 3 January 2021

January - Favourite Stamps

Morning everyone, our first challenge of 2021 and a year we hope will be a brighter and safer one for all of us. This month we would like you to share your.........

******Favourite Stamps******

Your creation can be for any occasion or theme so long as the focal element is hand stamped (or digital) with your favourite stamp/s. As always you can enter up to three times and you can check our full challenge rules here.

Our prize this month is two lovely stamp sets from Penny Black, if you did't see our post below please do read it as there are some important changes for future winners and our Top 3 selections........

        
We welcome Carla as our Guest Designer this month with this beautiful scenic card, she has included her blog address on her photo so you can pop and visit her to see how she created it....


And some inspiration from my awesome Design Team, thank you all girls...........

Using Penny Black Difficult? and It's your Birthday
Using Penny Black Soft Wings
Using Penny Black Happy Critters

 
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Friday, 1 January 2021

December winner and future changes

Good morning to you all, although it's the first day of the New Year I won't use the word 'happy', I will simply say let us all pray together for a much better and safer 2021 for the whole World.

Before moving on to the winner of our December challenge we need to explain changes Brexit is imposing on us. The most significant as far as this challenge is concerned are considerable increases in overseas postage and the need for customs declarations on anything other than a letter leaving the UK.

As a result many UK craft companies are not shipping outside the UK and therefore we have had to make the very difficult decision that in future our main prize can only be shipped to UK winners. We don't like these changes but Brexit leaves us with little option, so to try and compensate and because so many of our loyal entrants are from overseas, starting with our January challenge these changes apply:

The Design Team will still vote for their personal favourites and from their votes a Top 3 will be announced, the entrant with the most votes will be invited to be a Featured Designer. New sidebar badges will be offered to those selected and there will be a small prize which can be sent letter post to the No 1 choice if they are overseas (UK entrants will already have benefited from being included in the main prize draw).

The overall winner will be selected by Random Org., from UK entrants.

The following are as selected by the Design Team from our December entries in the order of votes as cast:

Lorraine, entry no 46
Hanap, entry no 27
(sorry the photo is fuzzy, it was small on Hanap's blog)
Lesley, entry no 48

Congratulations to you all, Lorraine please maiI me with your full name and postal address. I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.
 
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Friday, 18 December 2020

More Wings

Hello everyone, our 'Anything with Wings' theme is in full swing and there has been some super entries, but if your Christmas preparations have kept you busy you have plenty of time still, the challenge runs until Wednesday 30th December. And you can enter up to three times for the chance of winner a bindle of craft goodies from

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Here's the DT's inspiration, they have pulled out all the stops again.......

 
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Sunday, 6 December 2020

December - Anything with Wings

Good morning and welcome to our December theme, the last of 2020, a year that has proved testing for everyone across the whole World and we are so grateful that despite all those hurdles the support of our challenge has remained so strong, our thanks to each and every one of you.

For our theme this month we would like to see.........

******Anything with Wings******

A nice open theme, birds, butterflies, fairies, bees and even some fantasy creatures, we would love to see them all, please just remember the focal element of your work must be hand stamped (or digital image) and reflects the theme.  This months winner will received this lovely bundle of goodies...........


Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.


We are please to welcome Karin as our Guest Designer this month, just look at her pretty Fairy creation...........

Just take a look at he variety of inspiration from the Design Team.....................

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Friday, 4 December 2020

November winners

Morning all, time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our Christmas Flowers theme, some really pretty entries, thank you everyone who joined in.
The DT have cast their votes which have been duly counted and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the prize from Chocolate Baroque is.......

Carla, entry no 8 with this beautifully designed Christmas scene

Congratulations Carla, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can send our prize.

And our Top 3 in order of voting are.......

Katrina, entry no 41 

Another entry from Carla, no 34
Trina, entry no 51

Well done everyone, please collect the appropriate bade from the sidebar to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge and another super prize.
 
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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Christmas flowers

It's time for our mid month post, time seems to be flying by this month. It's been rather quiet so far so why not get out all those Christmas Flowers, Poinsettia and Wreath stamps and join in, we would love to see your take on the theme. This months winner will receive the beautiful Mellow Fruitfulness stamp set from Chocolate Baroque
 Here's the super inspiration from the Design Team............

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