Saturday, 1 May 2010

May Challenge

Good Morning everyone, It's May Day and it really is beginning to feel like Spring is with us and Summer on it's way.

I can't begin to tell you how thrilled myself, the Design Team and all the Stampalot guys were to see so many of you joining in our first challenge. At the risk of repeating myself I want to thank you all again and say we really hope that you will all be joining us again this month.

So why do we have in store for you this month ? An awesome prize of course, but first the theme and I'll put my hands up and confess that I might have had the teeny tiniest influence on this one, but it's very seasonal and gives us all the perfect opportunity to celebrate this wonderful time of year and get out all those pretty embellishments and crafty stash and get creative.........and our May theme is:

"Butterflies and Blossoms"


And now the fabulous prize that Sir Stampalot is so generously providing and will have all us TH groupies drooling and on our knees..........oh my am I excited about this one........ just take a look at this first part of the prize:
Yes that's his very own original signature on the inside cover of his brilliantly inspirational book A Compendium of Curiosities (back right in the picture below) as witnessed by Andy and Janice when he signed it at CHA in January. Although that's only a fraction of the prize, to my mind it's priceless. I know the book is now available to purchase in the UK, but not with that authentic signature. And the rest of the fabulous prize with an estimated retail value of circa £200 comprises of all things Tim Holtz, a fantastic array of goodies to keep any crafter busy for hours. Also included but not in the picture is one of the new Tattered Florals dies which is on back order from the States:
This beautiful frame made by Andy and Janice at a class they attended in the States run by none other that Tim himself has flowers created using the Tattered Florals die. You can see more pictures of it on Smudges, the Stampalot blog.
So after all that excitement, time to showcase the work the DT have come up with this month. They have really enjoyed this one as their wonderful artwork shows, they have all provided details on their personal blogs of how they made their creations so please click on their names to find out more.
Rapunzel's roses
Under the Magnolia tree
Elegant Flutterby
Smell the roses
Lovely Lilacs
Glimmering Glory
Hues of Hero
Pretty in Pink

Edited 5th May 2010: A polite reminder that one of our rules listed on the sidebar is that entries to our challenge can be combined with up to five others. Quite a few peeps have combined with more than this which means they are not eligible for the prize, so please check this our before linking your work. We really would hate for anyone to miss out on this one.

106 comments:

  1. OMG! My jaw just dropped all the way to the floor. What a prize!!!

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  2. I soooo want that book, all the other goodies are icing on the cake... I am soooo IN!!

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  3. Hey I`m first! LOL Beatiful creations from the DT :-)

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  4. Hi...busy busy in my crafting corner....wouldn´t wanna miss out on this super great prizes!!!

    Drop dead gorgeous DT work...we are all lucky you are not entering Lol hiihihi!!

    Many hugs from me!

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  5. Hammer !!!!
    Der Preis ist so super klasse.... ich werde mein Bestes geben !!!!
    Generous!!!! Great !!!!
    That´s such a great Prize... I´ll going to do my very best !!!!
    CU Hellerlittle

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  6. Great Prize and some wonderful projects by your DT. X

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  8. Sorry about the last comment. Typing rubbish if I'm not looking.
    Fabulous DT work - I love them all.
    I'll try to join in this month.
    Beryl xx

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  9. Fab DT makes! OMG.......Tim Holtz Heaven...Fantastic Prize again! Off to my room to make my entry!
    Donna x

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  10. The prizes are just awesome!!!! and the design teams cards are gorgeous.
    xxx

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  11. Wow what a fantastic prize, please let it be me!!! Gorgeous DT creations ladies xxx

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  12. WOW WOW WOW - super prize and stunning DT work
    good job ladies!
    Take care
    Debs xx

    p.s just seen my entry is number 13 - so not much luck there then lol!!!

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  13. Gorgeous work! Thanks Pinky for referring me over I am following along now!

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  14. Fantastic prize!!!!!!!
    Beautiful works! Good luck to all (and for me :)
    Thanks!!!!!!!

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  15. Wow - Fab cards and a fantastic prize!!

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  16. Fantastic DT work and what a prize ! Have entered mine with Mr Linky! :) x

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  17. Gorgeous samples from the DT & what am amazing prize :)

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  18. Lovely creations from the design team and wow what a price - I am sure you're gonna have lots and lots of entries for that one!

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  19. What a prize - I so want to enter this challenge! :) I will be back later in the week, so glad I found this blog! :) xx

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  20. What beautiful cards from the design team. Amazing inspiration that is for sure! I am so glad I found this blog!

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  21. Thank you for the lovely challenge. Dt cards are fab. Debbiexx

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  22. Fab challenge and what an amazing prize! Love all the DT cards this month - gorgeous!

    Wedgie xxx

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  23. Gosh what fantastic and inspiring DT work, what a great team you have here. I was inspired also to try out for this due to inspiration from your team. thanks everyone xxxx

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  24. What a prize!!!
    Thank you for the lovely challenge!
    Ida from Sweden

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  25. Brilliant prize to win...thanks for the chance...I'm pretty much new to taking part in challenges but I'm loving it...keeping my fingers and everything crossed. LOL The cards the DT team posted are fabulous.

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  26. Hi all. This is my first time entering to this blog. I like DT cards, thet are gorgeous.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  27. Love this challenge! The DT cards are all just wonderful, such an inspiration. And what a fabulous prize. I predict hundreds of entries!

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  28. Hi there!!!

    Posting my second entery, this time a LO with lots of butterflies and flowers!!!

    Happy crafting to you all
    Hugs Lina

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  29. thank you so much for this challenge!! i just adore flowers and butterflies!!!

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  30. Hi, amazing DT creations to match an amazing prize this week!
    Fingers crossed then....Tine :)

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  31. Hi again! Sorry, first link to my blog didn't work so had to repeat the process..LOL...if at first you don't succeed!.....so please delete number 61. Tine :)

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  32. What a wonderful prize and such a lovely theme. Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize. hugs Shelley

    http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi wow what such a wonderful prize I have added my card to my blog and linked back to you. Wow so many fab cards made by your team and they all look so different. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize and hope you like my card. http://craftingdivadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  34. What an amazing prize thanks for the chance to win, I have liked the card from my blog to you.
    http://cinnamonsally-designedbysally.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow, what a prize!!! I just can't believe my eyes! Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  36. Oh, I love this challenge!! And what an AWESOME prize!!

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  37. Wonderful work by the DT and great theme. Anesha

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  38. WOW, what a prize and an even bigger WOW to the wonderful projects from the DT girls.

    Thanks for the chance to win such awesome products,

    Sue
    x

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  39. Beautiful DT creations
    Crafty Chris x

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  40. Brenda...fab challenge and prize..great cars by the dt.

    Fi
    x

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  41. Oh my what a fabulous prize!.. I love this challenge, thank you so much xx

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  42. This is an amazing prize that you're so generously offering. Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Diane x

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  43. Love all the DT Cards. I decided to do something a bit different for this challenge and make something other than a card but still papercrafting hope you like it love Linda

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  44. Oh My what a wonderful PRIZE you were very right about the drooling oh I must make something for this challenge!

    Love Dawn xx

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  45. Great challenge,great prize!!! Fabulous cards from the DT! Thanks for a chance and Good Luck to one and all!!!

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  46. Absolutely fantastic cards from the Team,thanks for all the inspiration
    Kath x

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  47. This challenge is so awesome, I had to play again!! Love Butterflies and Blossoms!! :)

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  48. Hi this is my first time of entering one of your challenges as I'm relatively new to blogland (and hence why you will see I linked to the wrong challenge at first - but think I've done it right now!)

    BTW your prizes are amazing so my fingers are crossed!

    I shall enter in the future too.

    All your DT cards are gorgeous

    Tina
    X

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  49. what an absolutetly stunning prize must get busy now .i would so love to win it......

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  50. What a stunning prize!! I have added my link.

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  51. Every ones projects are so beautiful. I don't envy having to pick a winner.

    Emily C

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  52. What a great theme for this month. The DT cards are fab and the prize is wow!!! Just love anything Tim Holtz. Nicky xx

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  53. Wow such an amazing prize. I hope you like this collage tag featuring handmade spiral flowers and butterflies from postage stamps

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  54. awesome challenge and an awesome prize have entered, lovely inspiration fron the design team

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  55. What an amazing prize, thank you for giving me the chance to win. A fab challenge. I hope I have added my link correctly I am new to this.

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  56. Well I have just entered for the 3rd time this prize is SO me (Fingers crossed) can you tell I like TH stuff?

    love Dawn xx

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  57. Love the DT's artistry and what a prize!! The challenge and sounds good as well. Added my link.

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  59. Hi Ladies
    Gorgeous creations,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  60. Can't believe I've only just found this challenge blog - and oh what a fabulous prize. Fantastic inspiration DT - thanks.

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  61. Oh Wow...this is such an awesome prize I just had to get my act together and get a card made. Thanks for the wonderful challenge.

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  62. Holy moly, what awesome DT samples for this challenge. Great prize too!! Thanks for a wonderfully fun challenge this month.

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  63. I did enter for last month (it was a fab prize wasn't it?) but this month has to be more of a fave for me Tim Holtz to die for prize so I think this is my 4th entry ROFL

    Love Dawn xx

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  64. Oh MY!!!! This HAS to be the most wonderful prize pack EVER!!! A signed Compendium of Curiosities?? AND all those yummy goodies too??
    Thank you so much for the chance and good luck everyone!!
    Shannah

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  65. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS EVERYONE!!!! Thanks so very much and good luck to all!!
    Blessings

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  66. I've always wanted to have a go at a challenge and this is such a brilliant one, but I never seem to get the time. This time however, I was asked to make a project which I could fit to the challenge requirements perfectly so I decided to have a go at MY VERY FIRST CHALLENGE ENTRY!!! Just hope I got the linky bit right, Lol.

    Good luck everyone and thanks Sir Stampalot for giving us the chance of this fabulous prize.

    Lesley Xx

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  67. A lovely challenge, I've had a lot of fun with this one. Thank you.

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  68. I can not wait to see who wins this awesome prize bundle!

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  69. Fabulous prize and totally awesome DT projects. Great challenge as I love both elements and am always combining them.
    x

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  70. great chalenge, great prize and good luck to everyone who is taking part.

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  71. OH MY!! My home would be SOOOO neglected if I had such a wonderful prize at my disposal....not to mention my family would probably go hungry hehehehe

    Thanks for the great challenge! I'm in :)

    Hugs,
    Sandra P

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  72. Fabulous prize and beautiful DT work, you can find my entry here

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  73. Fab DT cards they are really beautiful. This is my first time of entering this challenge and look forward to next months. Cathy xxxx

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  74. Wow the prize is amazing as are the DT creations!!

    I am sure that you will have tons of entries for this one so errr good luck with pinking the winners!!! Don't envy you that task!!

    Sarah x

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  75. Made it with a few days to spare despite spending most of the time in the garden.
    Beryl xx

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  76. Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful prize!

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  77. I can't wait for the end of the month to see you the lucky winner!!

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  79. Amazing prize!!! I looooove Tim Holtz̉ s Products! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Very nice job Ladies!!!

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  80. That's what I call an amazing prize. I totaly love all the things DT have made for this challenge. U are all an great inspiration to me!!! Good luck everyone

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  81. Wow! So wonderful DT Inspirations and a faboulos prize!
    Hugs,
    Marina

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  82. What a fab challenge - thanks sirstampalot. :)

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  83. Wow!!! Glad i have a chance of winning!!!!!!! it's just awesome!!!!!!!!!!thank you!

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  84. What an awesome challenge! And the prize is amazing!!
    Great job to all of you DTs =)

    Hugs
    Malin

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  85. Thanks for the chance of winning such awesome candy!
    Love Susan
    xxx

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  86. What fabulous candy!! Thankyou for the chance of winning this challenge
    Love and hugs
    Emma
    xxx

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  87. What an amazing prize for winning this challenge, good luck everyone and congrats ahead of time to the very lucky soul to have all that in their hands!!

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  88. Hi
    The cards that have been made are lovely and I love Butterflies and Flowers so this challange was just made for me.
    Helen x

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  89. Never seen so many prize like this...hope you like my card..here is the links and I have only joining 3 challenges with this card also I following your rule I think :)

    http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.com/2010/05/tuesday-trigger-flowers-in-pot.html

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  90. Butterflies and blossoms look good on anything. thanks for the great challenge.
    http://craftingforever.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-card.html

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  91. crossing my fingers for your wonderful prize, thanks
    x tilly

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  92. Hope you like my take on Butterflies & Blossoms

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  93. Hello!! I'm Danielle, and this is my first time here with you! I see you only just started, and boy oh boy do you have a ton of people!!
    I followed the link from Sally's blog, and I'm just happy to be here!!

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  94. Hope you don't mind my last minute entry, afriend just told me about your challenge. I will post your logo on my blog.
    love as always gina x x x

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  95. интересна игра много благодаря за това

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  96. Your DT creations are gorgeous thank you. Fabulous prize
    Hugs Cherie

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  97. I love the DT creations...really inspirational and so I'm glad to have found your challenge blog and be able to join in this month and hopefully many more :D
    Thanks for the challenge
    hugs
    Chris xx

    p.s. the prize is AAAAAmazing...wow!!

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  98. oops forgot to add my pendant to my post yesterday and as Mr linky has gone you can find it on my blog if you fancy a looksee :D
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  99. To late never mind. luv gina xx

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