Monday, 18 July 2016

Pretty inky backgrounds from Joan


Good monring, it time for our mid month inspiration post where the Design Team are currently sharing some techinuques that are either new to them or ones they particularly enjoy.

A little note about this months winner and Top 3, as I am currently away the winners post will be a little late but I will do it as soon as possible on my return, do keep an eye out for it.

This month it's the turn of Joan, so I will pass you over to her.....................

My turn for mid month and although I don't have a new technique I thought I revisit a technique I haven't used for a long time Here are the supplies needed


Take a piece of wax paper and emboss it through an embossing folder


Put the piece of embossed wax paper between two pieces of card stock, any type, I used one piece of glossy and one plain piece, now iron the stack and you will end up with two pieces of wax resist card stock.  The bit I like best is then colouring the card stock with ink pads or sprays and seeing the resist pattern pop out. Here's a couple of mine



And here's the stack I ended up with in no time at all

 Finally here's a few cards I made with some of them



Thank you so much Joan, a lovely display of pretty backgrounds and cards.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

July - Anything goes with a stamp and ribbons

EDIT: So sorry, but the InLinkz link up expires a week before we intended it too, so if you are visiting and it has closed, please leave a link to your entry in the comments. The Challenge will run until 3rd August

Welcome to our July challenge and as it's approaching the holiday season when so many of us are busy with the school holidays and summer activities we are keeping it nice and simple.............

********Anything goes with a stamp and ribbons********

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.

Before I tell you about the lovely prize on offer this month we have to say farewell to Eret, she has been a super team member and she has shared some stunning creations with us, we are sorry to see her leave but she feels the time has come to move on and we wish her well in the future. 

So next I would like to introduce our new team member Marlies, she has been a regular entrant to the challenge and we are so pleased that she has agreed to become part of our team, please join me is in giving her a warm welcome.


Now on to this month sponsor who is Crafty Ribbons with a fabulous collection of ribbons and embellishments, as you can see from the photo there is a rainbow of ribbons in all colours and types which will keep the lucky winner going for ages.


Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

And now for some inspiration from the Design Team.................

I hope we have inspired you to get out your stamps and join in with this months challenge.


EDIT: So sorry, but the InLinkz link up expires a week before we intended it too, so if you are visiting and it has closed, please leave a link to your entry in the comments. The Challenge will run until 3rd August

Friday, 1 July 2016

June winners


Good morning Peeps, where on earth did June go, I can't believe I am here posting the winners again ?

Once again you shared some absolutely stunning artwork with us and we enjoyed seeing each and every one of your entries which always makes choosing our winners so difficult. But the votes have been counted and I am so pleased to announce that our June winner of the Be Creative prize is.......

Leanne
A lovely landscape with a fun scarecrow

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

And out Top 3 are..............................
Beautiful Butterflies

A really sweet animal scene

A super background and stamping

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

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

June challenge - Feature a Creature


Welcome to our June challenge where this month our theme is...........

********Feature a Creature********

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. 


We are pleased to welcome back 'be Creative!' as our sponsor this month. They have their own super range of design papers and coordinating embellishments plus so much more and you can brown their store here. News are new products are also on their Facebook where you will see some of the new products and you can also order from here.  They can also be seen regularly on Hochanda TV. The lucky winner will receive a surprise package of Be Creative products including some of their new embossing powders.

We are pleased to welcome Samantha as our Guest Designer this month and she has made this lovely card to share with us all...................


And here is what the design Team have created to inspire you, please do pop along to their individual blogs to see how they created their artwork.



Happy Crafting all and we look forward to seeing all your creations.


 
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