Sunday, 6 April 2014

April challenge


Good morning to you all, time for our new challenge and this month we are asking you to............

******Use those Dies and/or Punches******

I think we all love our dies and punches and with so many beautiful designs available now, why wouldn't we? As always you can create whatever you wish, combine your entry with other challenges, we just ask you to remember that we do need to see some visible stamping on your artwork.......after all we are called Stamping Sensations!

We are pleased to welcome back PDA this month who are offering a fabulous £40 voucher to spend at their on line store, or if you are luck enough to live within reach of their retail shop in Yorkshire you can go along and choose your prize goodies.


PDA sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products. 

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team to set you on your way.....................





I hope you enjoy this months challenge and myself and the DT look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.


Friday, 4 April 2014

March winner and Top 3


Hello all, just popping in with our March winner and Top 3 from our Pretty in Pink theme which certainly proved very popular, a big thank you for all your lovely entries. 

With so many gorgeous pink creations the DT's task was a really tough one this month but we have eventually whittled the numbers down to four and first of all here is our winner.........................

We all love fairies and this one with her Pan Pipes is beautiful

Well done Rachel, please mail me with your full name and postal addy so I can get your prizes on t heir way to you.

And our Top 3................
Rose
A pretty pin cushion and equally pretty stick pins

Cinderella shall go to the ball, beautiful work

Fabulous colouring and delicately embellished

Congratulations to you all, please go collect our Top 3 sidebar button to wear with pride on your own blogs.

I will be back Sunday with another exciting new challenge.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

All in the Pink


Good morning to you all, just popping in with a mid month reminder about our "Pretty in Pink" theme which is proving very popular. It runs until 26th March so still plenty of time to join in, or enter another piece.

It's also a perfect one for our DT Pinky, those of you who know her are familiar with her wonderful special occasions cards and as her name suggests she has a penchant for all things pink, so she is sharing two more of her pieces of artwork with us and explaining a little about her work......................

My first project is a little bit different from my normal cards. I don't often get the chance to play but really fancied having a go at this candle card. The stamp is from Uptown Girls, Stamping Bella. I got some lovely smelly candles from Ikea with little glass holders and made my measurements around that.

The papers are from Nitwits, did I say how much I love Nitwits papers....no.....well I love them!


This card uses a stamp from Lili of the Valley and two varieties of embossed card. I like to keep Christening cards clean and simple, well almost. I do like my embellishments. The little  cross punch I got in a set bought by my sister a few years ago and I use it regularly for Christenings, Holy Communions and Confirmations!

Both cards were coloured using promarkers.


I am sure you will agree both cards are a delight, thank you so much for sharing Pinky.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

March challenge


The first Sunday of the month so time to announce our new challenge which is..............

******Pretty in Pink******

Just about anything pink will work for this one and as always you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges and all we ask is that there is some visible stamping on your artwork, after all we are called Stamping Sensations.


We are pleased to welcome Stix2 back this month, they offer a range of craft adhesive and glue based products, die cuts, card blanks, speciality papers and envelops all especially designed for crafters.

And the DT have chipped in with some goodies as well, so it's a bit of a bumper month and one lucky winner will receive all you see below, rather pink in keeping with the theme.


Now for some inspiration and first I would like to welcome Viv as this months Guest Designer, she has made a beautiful Shabby Chic card to share with you all......


And the Design Team......





We really hope you will join in this months challenge and look forward to visiting your entries.


 
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