Sunday, 2 October 2022

October challenge

Good morning and welcome to our October challenge. With the beauty of the new season all around us there could only be one theme....

🍁 🍂 All things Autumn 🍂 🍁

Autumn offers so many beautiful warm colours, we leave it with you to choose the occasion for your entries, but please remember the focal element of your work must be hand stamped (or digital) to reflect the Autumn theme. A stamped sentiment alongside an otherwise non stamped creation does not meet our rule requirements so please ensure you check our challenge rules here if you are unsure.

We have some super goodies to give away to two winners this month from Highlight Crafts, many will be familiar with their products from Stephanie Weightman's regular appearances on Create and Craft TV and we are thrilled to share them with you, the lovely Crown and Glory stamp set and Dainty Blue die set with coordinating printed Reflections....

   
Highlight Crafts, the home of Two Red Robins dies, is a family owned craft company located in the heart of England. Our products are designed in the UK and produced to the highest of standards. We have a fabulous variety of brands to cover a multitude of crafty techniques.

We have a farewell and two welcomes, Anesha who has been a member of the team for some time has sadly left and we thank her for all her work on the team. If life calms down you know where we are Anesha!

Our first welcome goes to Carol, I am sure many of you know her already as she is an active blogger and we hope you will join us in giving her a very warm welcome. And Dora is returning to the team, she left last Summer due to work pressure but we are so happy she is rejoining us.

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

Using Highlight Crafts Vintage Inc Botanical Bliss and Poppy 
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Friday, 30 September 2022

September winners and top selection

Good morning to you all, we saw some lovely entries to our Feminine theme and thank everyone who joined in and now it's time to announce the winners and top picks....

 
Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Create and Craft TV as well as exhibiting at craft shows across the UK.

The winner of the £25 store voucher from Stamp Addicts as selected by Random Org is:

Kathy, entry no 11 (claimed)

and the winners of the other prizes are Gail (claimed) entry no 4 and Janet entry no 78

 
Well done to you all, please mail me with your full name and postal addresses. Please note: Prizes outside the UK are always marked as gifts but winners may still be charged frees and import duty when items enter their own Country, this is out of our control. 

On to our Top picks and in first place and the person we would like to invite to be our November Guest Designer is....

Entry no 37 Karin
Entry no 15 Val
Entry 56 Dora
Entry 19 Helen

Congratulations to you all, please collect out badge for your own blog sidebar.

We will be back on Sunday with our October challenge.
 
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Thursday, 1 September 2022

September challenge

Good morning to you all, as you will know from the post below we are starting our September challenge a few days early to bridge the gap following the unavoidable premature end to the last challenge.

This month our theme is......

******Feminine******

We would like to see creations suitable for ladies and girls, the occasion can be any you choose, all we ask is that the focal element is hand stamped (or digital) to reflect the theme. Please ensure you check our challenge rules here.

As well as our main prize of a £25 store voucher from Stamp Addicts, we also have two more prizes which were kindly donated by one of our regular entrants, so that will be three lucky winners in total.


Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as exhibiting at craft shows across the UK.

  
Carla from 'carlasknutselatelieeke' blog is our Guest Designer this month and has made this lovely card to share with us.......


More inspiration from the Design Team, please do pop along too their individual blogs to see how they created their cards......
Is taking a break

Using Stamp Addicts Window to your Soul 1 and 2 and Believe
Using Stamp Addicts MomentBelieveFlower Stencil and Window to your Soul 1 and 2
 
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Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Update on August challenge

It seems the gremlins have been at work in the Linky system and the link up for August cannot be recovered. We can only apologise to all of those who had entered and hope you will understand that this is beyond our control. This means we cannot select our favourites or winners for the month of August.

So our plan is to start the September challenge a few days earlier on Thursday 1st September. And to try and make up for the disappointment we will be adding some extra prizes for the month and hope you will share your creations with us.
 
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Sunday, 28 August 2022

Magical August challenge

Our linky for the current Magical challenge seems to have gone walkabouts, we are trying to get to the bottom of the problem so please bear with us and we will update you as soon as possible.

In the meantime afraid it's not possible to add any entries, we do apologise.
 
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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Mid month magic

Good morning and welcome to our mid month inspiration post following the 'Anything Goes with the option to Make it Magical for the chance of winning this super prize....

A bundle of Fairy Hugs stamps. The challenge runs until 31st August so still plenty of time to join in.

Some magic from the Design Team....
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Sunday, 7 August 2022

August challenge

Morning everyone, we hope you are ready for our new challenge and for the month of August we would like you to join us and.......

******Make it Magical******

So many possibilities, Fairies, Dragons, Gnomes, Unicorns, Mythical characters, show us what's magical in your world. But can we please give you a gentle reminder that as our challenge name suggests we are a stamping challenge......that means stamping must form the main and focal elements of your work and reflect the theme, a stamped sentiment with for example dies or stencilling is not sufficient.  You can check our challenge rules here.

There's a super prize on offer, these beautiful Fairy Hugs stamps.


There's lot's of magic going on with the fabulous Design Team inspiration, do pop to their individual blogs to see how they created their DT pieces......

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