Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Hello to you all, time to announce the winners of our October Punch Away challenge, we saw some stunning entries and thank you all for joining in again this month.

So with out further ado I will get straight to it and tell you the winner of the great collection of crafty goodies is.....................................

Simpy stunning

Huge congratulations Anita, please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your full postal address so I can arrange for your prize to be posted to you.

And now for our Top 3..........................

Beautiful use of punches


So very elegant

Just love the colour palette

Wonderful work everyone and well deserved recognition.

Our new challenge starts Sunday but I will be back tomorrow to share some mega exciting news with you so keep an eye on your dashboard.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Meet Francesca


Good morning all you crafty Peeps, hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Time for a mid month reminder about this month challenge which is 'Punch Away'and if you've not already joined in there's no panic as you still have a couple of weeks to do so. And here is the prize on offer for this month's lucky winner, lots of 'punchy' crafting to be had here....................


Quite a few new goodies in store this month including Christmas paper pads from Fancy Pants and BoBunny  who also have a gorgeous collection of 12x12 DP's in some really rich Autumnal colours, got mine but still at the stroking stage. New pearl markers from Waco in a range of seasonal and standard colours, dies from Marianne and the Special Addition distress inks are available at a set of three and for the first time individually as well. The new Do Hickey dies are available to pe order due for shipping towards the end of the month. You will find direct links to all products on the thumbnails below.

It's the last of our 'meet the team' and this month Francesca is in the spotlight and below you'll find another inspirational card from her along with a little bit about her. Next month we will be introducing a totally new spin and setting the DT a few questions and asking them to reveal a bit more about their crafty addictions.


"I live in Bolton,Lancashire , I am married to lee and we have 7 children, 6 girls and 1 boy and 1 grandson.

I have always been crafting in one form or another all my life, my Nanna taught  me  from the age of 4 I started off knitting then went on to crochet, when I was 8   Nanna taught me to use the sewing machine and through most of my teenage years I made my own clothes or altered shop bought ones. I still like to make home furnishing and clothes for the children. 

I have also dabbled in jewellery making, lace making, pottery and polymer clay. When I was pregnant with my 1st child, I started to cross stitch and this was  my  major passion for quite a few years. When  I got married 8 years ago, I decided to make my own invitations as all then invites I liked were too expensive and this is when I first discovered stamping and heat embossing which very quickly led to me making my own cards for friends and family.

I started blogging 3 years ago, as a way to show others what I was making and found infinite inspiration from all the varied blogs I found. I would say my style is very cute and fell in love with magnolia stamps very quickly I love anything with a cute aspect and have a very soft spot for teddy bears and animals.

I love all the friends I have made through my crafting and that there are always new techniques to try. Stampalot was my very first design team position and I love working with the other ladies!.

Thanks for sharing that with us Francesca.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

October Challenge


Good morning to you all and welcome to our October theme here at Stampalot challenge where this month were inviting you to get out your punches and

**********Punch Away**********

Note added: Die cuts are fine, but we must see punches used as well as the die cuts. Any using just die cuts will be eliminated from the prize and Top 3 voting

The choice of punches available now is amazing and offer so many options to enhance your crafting projects, so we're really looking forward to seeing how you use yours. Your work as always can be anything from a card to a box, a scrapbook page to a tag or something totally unique and different, the choice is yours. All we ask is that you observe our basic rules and most importantly that you can combine your entry with no more than five other challenges, meaning six challenges in total.

A fabulous prize as always from the lovely guys at Sir Stampalot, this is what will be winging its way to this months lucky winner..................


...............I know, it's a gift box. Truth is it's been mega busy at 'Stamplaot Central' this last week and we didn't quite get round to doing a photo of the prize, so we are going to keep you in suspense a bit longer, but I an promise you that the goodies on offer this month are fabby as always, although I can't promise that the lucky winner will get the prettily decorated box above.

We are pleased to introduce Tanj as our Guest Designer this month, she is sharing a gorgeous money gift box she made for the wedding of her best friend......



And here's what the DT have created.................

Brenda




So get punching away and we look forward to seeing what you come up with this month.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

September winners


Hello everyone, time for the winners of our September challenge.

I think we frightened some of you away with the photo inspiration, but the entries we did have were absolutely superb and we would love to have selected you all. In the end it was a very close run thing, but I am pleased to announce our winner is...............

What a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration

Well done Katie, please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your full postal addy.

And our Top 3 are..................

Another stunning take on the inspiration

What a wonderful wedding keepsake

The fabric flower is amazing and so different

Congratulations to you all and that you to everyone else who entered, we would love to have selected so many of you as the standard of work was amazing. Please do grab our Top 3 button to wear on your own blogs.

I will back on Sunday with a new challenge and another great prize. 

 
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