Sunday, 2 May 2021

May - Beautiful Blooms

Good morning and welcome to our May challenge with the theme of......

******Beautiful Blooms******

It couldn't be more simple could it, flowers and beautiful blooms any colour or style, we would love to see them all. Please just remember the focal element of your creation must be hand stamped (or digital) to reflect the theme, that means the flowers must be stamped, not purchased pre made additions.

This months lucky winner will be able to choose an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from our lovely sponsor Chocolate Baroque who have two live shows on The Craft Store (Hochanda) on Friday 7th May at 9am and 1pm. Lesley will be showcasing different stamps in each show.
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

We welcome Carol who was selected in our Top 3 last month as our Guest Designer, she has created such a pretty and colourful floral card for us......

Using Chocolate Baroque Floral Grunge

And lots more inspirational flowers from the Design Team......

Using Chocolate Baroque Freesia Blueprint
Using Chocolate Baroque Fresh FloralsLife is so much Better and Decorative Edges
Using Chocolate Baroque Pretty PoppiesAce Card and Sow the Seeds
Using Chocolate Baroque August Fairy
Using Chocolate Baroque Doodle Butterfly and Amazing Mackintosh Words
Using Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Rose
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Friday, 30 April 2021

April winners

Morning everyone, time to announce the winners of our Fantasy and Magical theme and the winner of the prize from 'be Creative!'  is
Karen P who entered three lovely magical scenes, well done Karen please mail me by Thursday 6th May with your full name and postal addy so I can arrange for you to receive your prize. Here is your unique badge to display on our own blog.


Now onto the person the Design Team have voted for as our June Featured Designer. We absolutely loved this beautiful Spring Fairy Fantasy scene created by Alice who also wins some Lavinia stencils......


We really hope you will join us, please mail me so I can tell you all about our theme for that month and here is your badge to display on your own blog.


Now in no particular order as there was a tie, our Top 3 which is actually a Top 4 receiving the same number of votes......

Entry No 8 Chris
Entry no 39 Yvette
Entry no 33 Karin
Entry no 18 Lorraine

Well done to you all, please grab our Top 3 badge below.


I hope you will pop back on Sunday for our new challenge.
 
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Sunday, 18 April 2021

More Fairies and Fantasy

Good morning, it's time for some more inspiration following our Fantasy and Magical theme, some lovely entries already but still plenty of time to join in for a chance to win the voucher from........
'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 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.
Here's the inspiration from the Design Team who have made some beautiful creations to share and inspire you...........
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Sunday, 4 April 2021

April - Fantasy and magical

Good morning and welcome to our April challenge where this month our theme is......

******Fantasy and Magical ******

We would like to see lots of Fairies, magical and mystical creatures on your creation this month, but as always a subtle reminder that we are a stamping challenge which means your focal element must be stamped (or digital) and reflect the theme. You can check our challenge rules here.

We are pleased to welcome back Justin and Gordon from Be Creative as our sponsor this month, the prize will be a £25 store voucher. Please not: Any unclaimed prize will be forfeited, prizes are non transferable and no cash alternatives are available.
'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 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.

Jane from Onions and Paper blogspot joins us as our Featured Designer this month, she has made this super creation using Encaustic Wax for the background, isn't the effect stunning......


And here are the creations from the Design Team.......... 



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Friday, 2 April 2021

March winners


Good morning, time to announce the winners of our 'Monochromatic' challenge, a theme lots seemed to struggle with, but still some stunning entries, thank you. 

But because there were rather a lot of ineligible entries who used more than one colourway or no stamping, it's wasn't practical to use the random generator, so instead I used Random Dog in the form of Poppy, Holly and Daisy who thoroughly enjoyed their task as you can see above.

The winning number complete with teeth marks is....


Entry no 68 who is Lynne and wins a prize from Stamp Addicts.


Well done Lynne, please mail from the link on the sidebar by Friday 9th April with your full name and postal address so I can send your prize. And here is your winners badge for your own blog.



Now onto our next Featured Designer as selected by the Design Team and that persons is......

Entry no 69 Wendy

Congratulations Wendy please mail me Friday 9th April from the link on the sidebar so I can tell you all about our May theme and here is your special badge for your own blog.....updated 10th April, we have not heard from Wendy so will pass the invitation on Carol.


And last but by no means least, here are our Top 3 in order of voting...............

Entry no 17 Carol
Entry no 65 Ellie
Entry no 7 Hilary

Congratulations, you also have your own badge to display on your blogs......


I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge, meantime have a good Easter everyone.
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