Sunday, 18 June 2017

Dora's go to stamp


Good morning, it's time for our mid month inspirational post and this month Dora is sharing her 'go to stamp' with us, I will pass you over to her to explain her choice...........

Hello everyone, this month it is my turn to share a card for the midmonth inspirational post using my 'go to stamp'. It is hard to choose from so many stamps that I have, so I narrow it to fit in this month challenge theme 'your favourite stamp'.

This lovely stamp is from Creartive Expressions Linda Ravenscroft Constellation series. I coloured it with Derwent pencils and a background stamped with light purple ink.

This image is one of my favourites. This fairy is so delicate and realistic and I find it so beautiful to colour. It is one of the first stamps that I bought and I never get bored of colouring it.


I hope that I give you all some inspiration to play along with our monthly challenge theme of 'your favourite stamp'.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

June - Use your favourite stamp


Good morning and welcome to our June challenge.

Before I tell you about this months theme I would like to announce that in future we will be having a main winner and also a second one who will also receive a prize. We will continue to use the same voting system with each DT member selecting their favourite five entries, scores from 1 down to 5 given to each DT's votes, then counted to give us our winners and Top 3.

This month we would love to see a creation based on the theme of............

********Use your favourite stamp********

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork. You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Splitcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We are very pleased to welcome Visible Image back as our sponsor who are offering a generous £35 store voucher for one lucky winner.................


Visible Image Here at Visible Image we design and manufacture exciting and ‘different’ gorgeously thick clear photopolymer stamps... Arty images, inspirational quotes, brilliant backgrounds and more! Perfect for cardmaking and mixed media projects.

And a second winner will receive products from Tattered Lace.

We are very pleased to welcome Gerrina as our Guest Designer this month and what a beautiful card she has made with her favourite stamp.............


And some more inspiration from the Design Team.........................

Brenda
Using my favourite Visible Image stamp Create with your Soul and my current Penny Black  favourite floral stamp Magnolia Rhapsody


Dora

Joan

Lynne
Using my favourite Visible Image butterfly stamps from Own Kind of Beautiful set

Marlies


Sally
Using my favourite visible image stamps leave your fears  and where your dreams take you

 Tracy

Viv

Friday, 2 June 2017

May winners


A very good morning, it's time to announce the winners of our May challenge and thank you all for your super entries, we saw so many lovely fairies and butterflies and even the odd Unicorn, all were a joy to see.

The DT's votes have been counted and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the Couture Creations Maropisa dies is...................

Such a delightful collection of ATC's

Congratulations Lesley, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can send your prize.

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

Oxide inks create a lovely backdrop for the Butterflies


Such a pretty fairy and lovely choice of colours

The white embossing gives a lovely delicate feel
Front of card

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

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Joan's Go To Stamp


Good morning to you all, it's time for our mid month inspirational post which this month features Joan sharing her 'Go To' stamp.

Our current challenge Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy is in full swing with lots of lovely entries, the challenge runs until 31st May so there is still plenty of time to join in or enter a second or even third entry to be in with a chance of winning the super Couture Mariposa Butterfly collection.

Now I will hand you over to Joan.................

"For my mid month card I am using Botanical Poppy stamp from Inkylicious.I don't really have a "Go To" stamp but I do love my flower stamps and I have a ridiculous amount of my very favourite flower Poppy Stamps, in fact my friends are instructed to stop me buying anymore of the when we go to the shows !"


Who could disagree with that choice Joan ! My thanks for creating such a lovely card to share with us all.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

May - Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy


Hello everyone and welcome to our May challenge and this month we have a theme that always proves popular..................

******Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy******

The perfect opportunity to ink up all those butterflies, fairies and other magical images, the choice is up to you but we do need to see something stamped and associated with the theme focally on your artwork.......a small punched or die cut Butterfly will not suffice.

You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We have a really lovely collection of Butterfly dies for one lucky winner......................

The Mariposa Butterfly collection from Couture Creations

I am very happy to introduce Sandra as this months Guest Designer, just look at this stunning creation she has made to share with us all.....................


And lots more inspiration from the Design Team...................


We hope you enjoy the theme as much as the Design Team have.

Friday, 5 May 2017

April winner and Top 3


Good morning to you all and a massive thank you for all your fabulous entries to our April challenge, you certainly did keep us busy with a whopping 365 entries - wow !

So as you can imagine it really tested the Design Team when it came to voting for our favourites and it was a really close run thing, but we do have a winner of the £40 shopping voucher from PDA and that lucky person is........................

A unique style of inspired stamping

Congratulations Gerrina, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can arrange for you to receive your PDA store voucher.

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

Who can resist a Fairy as beautiful as this

Stunning stamping and gilding

Such clever use of colour and stamps

Well deserved recognition, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge theme and a super prize as well.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Viv's go to stamp


Good morning Peeps, I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter.

In this months mid month post Viv is sharing her 'go to' stamp and has created a lovely card to share with usm here is what Viv has to say about her chosen stamp:

"My 'Go To' stamp is called Vintage Rose by Inkylicious. Its been used for many different occasions from Weddings to Get Well cards! It's perfect too for fussy vintagey style of cards!


Thank you so much Viv.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

April - Anything Goes


Good morning and welcome to our April challenge and this month we have a nice and simple theme.......

********Anything Goes********

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork. You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

PDA one of our regular sponsors is back with a fabulous prize of a £40 voucher to spend in their store.


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. There is a fabulous £40 voucher for the winner.


Anesha as this months Guest Designer and she has made a super card that really makes you think of warmer Summer days.....................


The Design Team have all been busy again (thank you girls) and have a splendid array of inspiration to share................

Brenda
Using PDA Colorplan 350gsm Black A3 card and Colourplan 135gsm Yellow and black matting paper

Using PDA White Advocate 330gsm 180sq card blank, Advocate 330gsm A3 card and Colourplan Red A4 135gsm matting paper

Dora

Joan



Happy crafting and we look forward to visiting all your entries.


Before linking your entry are you sure it meets our theme and challenge rules ? 



 
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