Sunday, 5 April 2020

April - Somewhere over the Rainbow

Good morning everyone, I hope that whatever part of the World you are in that you are managing to keep safe and well. We are all living in such difficult times, but I am hearing that lots of you are finding great comfort in craft and so I hope you will join in our new challenge of......................

****Somewhere over the Rainbow****

It was so popular last year we thought we would go with it again as you came up with such a variety of interpretations on the theme. Just a reminder that the focal element of your entry must be hand stamped as preference although digital images are allowed. You can find our challenge rules here.

We welcome back Justin and Gordon from 'be Creative!' as this months sponsor and a super £25 store voucher for one lucky winner.
'be Creative!' who have launched a range of innovative craft products. 'be Creative!'  have an up to date Facebook page where you will see some of the new products and you can  also purchase them from their website here. You can also contact Gordon and Justin by e.mail here. The products are always well received on Create and Craft shows and are also be available at 'Create it' shows up and down the Country.

Our Guest Designer is Helen who was our winner in February, she has made this beautiful card to share with us.................


And her are the card from the Design Team, I'm sure you will agree they have done me proud, as they always do.................
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Friday, 3 April 2020

March winners

Good morning, we are so happy to see lots of you join in our March challenge and put some of the World troubles aside whilst you created your entries.

It was a very close run thing when it came to counting the Design Team votes, but I am pleased to announce the winner "by a nose" is.............

Entry no 45 Andrea

Congratulations Andrea, I have your prize ready, but if in the light of the current situation with CORVID-19 you prefer not to receive it through the postal system at this time I will be happy to hold onto it for you until things seem safer. Just let me know.

And our Top three...........
Entry no 142 Cath
Entry no 60 Anesha
Entry no 24 Ellie

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 theme for you all.
 
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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

A message to all crafters

Good morning, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during these unprecedented troubled times, it's all quite surreal and the daily news bulletins from all around the World suggest we are going to have to weather some stormy times before it improves. 

Amidst all that's going on posting a mid month reminder seems futile, but I know craft has helped many through difficult times in the past and perhaps now more than ever we will be grateful of our hobby to help us through and keep us sane. We as a team send our love and thoughts to everyone.

Brenda
Using Thirsty Brush Hand Painted Foliage stencil
Dora
Joan
Sally
Using Thirsty Brush Modern Floral stamp and die set
 
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Sunday, 1 March 2020

March - Spring Florals

Good morning everyone, I hope you are ready for our March challenge and we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor this month the Thirsty Brush Company who have also chosen this month theme of............


******Spring Florals*****

Hopefully everything will soon be bursting into life in our gardens and hedgerows so it's the prefect opportunity to get out those floral stamps and and create using the pretty fresh colours of the season. You can enter up to three times and although we prefer conventional stamping, digital images are allowed, we just ask that your focal image is stamped to reflect the theme, checking our challenge rules here before entering is recommended to ensure your entry meets our rules.
We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor this month The Thirsty Brush Company, so check out their website to see the beautiful stamps and matching dies designed by Claire Manning. This months winner will receive the lovely 'From the Heart' Camelia stamp and matching die.
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Lorraine joins us again as our Guest Designer and has created a beautiful Spring card to share with us, thank you Lorraine.....

Using Thirsty Brush Stone Wall stencil
Dora
 
Joan
Using Thirsty Brush Modern Floral stamp and die
Marlies
Using Thirsty Brush Modern Floral and Calm Circle

Tracy

Viv
Using Thirsty Brush Let Friendship Bloom Stamp and Die

 
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Friday, 28 February 2020

February winners

Hello everyone, it's been another super month and as always you have shared so many beautiful creation with us and we are getting used to having a really tough time voting for our favourites, but the Design Team votes have now been counted and I can announce our winners of the prizes from......


Helen - entry no 106
Ellie - entry no 4

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

Helen - entry no 2
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Robyn - entry no 147
Autumn - entry no 79


Congratulations to you all, well deserved recognition, please collect your badge from our sidebear to display on your own blogs and would Helen (entry106) and Ellie both contact me from the link on the sidebar so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes.

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge and a brand new sponsor!!
 
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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

More Feminine creations

Good morning, myself and the team have some inspiration for you following this months 'Make it Feminine' theme. Some really beautiful entries so far but still plenty of time if you have not joining in yet or would like to enter a second or even time.

We have a fabulous £25 store voucher from this months sponsor Bee Crafty and the added bonus of a another prize from JMC Designs, so every reason to get crafting and join in.

Using Bee Crafty Doodle Art lge, To Heart the Angels and Inkables Brick Wall

Dora

Marlies
Using  JMC Cosmo Polly
 Joan
Sally
Using Bee Crafty Ladybird lge
Using Doodle Art Sunflowers sm and lge
Sandra
Tracy
Viv
Using JMC Designs 'Marcelle'
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