Sunday, 6 August 2017

August - Anything Goes

Good morning everyone, it's time for our August challenge and we have kept things nice and simple for the holiday month with the theme of...............

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

But 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 and you can enter up to three creations. 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 etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We are pleased to welcome Swedish House Crafts as this months sponsor, they will be offering a not one but three prizes, a £25 voucher and two more for £10 so three lucky Peeps will be able to go shopping at their store.

"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."


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, Slipcoast etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We are pleased to welcome Janice as our August Guest Designer, she has made this really sweet card to share with us........


And yet more inspiration from the Design Team who have been busy as always..................

Brenda

Using Gummiapan Large Daisy, Reprint Butterflies and Reprint Happy Birthday

Dora

Joan



Sally
Using Gummipan Dotty Feather stamp from Swedish House Crafts


Sandra

Tracy

Viv

We hope you will join us this month and look forward to seeing all your creations.

Friday, 4 August 2017

July winners


Good morning and welcome to our July winners post. Clearly you loved our Floral theme and we had some wonderful entries, our thanks to each and every one of you.

With so many beautiful creations we knew selecting our favourites was going to be a tough task and it certainly turned out to be just that, but the votes have now been counted and I am thrilled to announce that our winner and recipient of the store voucher from Crafty Individuals is...................

A beautiful design and exquisitely coloured Lily

And our runner up winner is...................

Wonderful rich colours and dimensional blooms

Huge congratulations, please mail me with your full name and postal addresses to I can arrange your prizes.

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

Bright and cheery Echinacea's

Beautifully vibrant Poppies

Pretty soft and delicate Sweet Peas

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

I will be back on Sunday with our August challenge.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flower power with Marlies


Good morning, time for our mid month post and today I am pleased welcome Marlies who is sharing her 'Go to Stamp' which follows this month theme of 'Anything with Flowers', you will find the challenge post below this month and you have until 2nd August to join in for a chance to win the fabulous store voucher from Crafty Individuals. I will hand you over to Marlies...........

"It's my turn for our Mid Month Inspiration and we are using our "Go to Stamps". I have a few "go to" stamps but the stamp I used is one of my first Bildmalarna stamps and very much used for Birthday and Thank You cards.  I've coloured her with Distress ink.

The sentiment is also a stamp from Bildmalarna. Sadly no longer available as Bildmalarna has stopped.


As you can see lots of flowers on my card, stamped and handmade, the papers and even the lace looks like little daisies.

 I hope this gives you a little inspiration to join in with our Anything with Flowers challenge".

Marlies x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July - Anything with Flowers


Good morning and welcome to our July challenge, this month we have a theme I have a feeling will be popular with many of you..............................

********Anything with Flowers*******

They can be any kind of flowers be it stamped or embellishments, but as you know we are a stamping challenge so must see stamping as the focal element of your artwork.


We are really pleased to welcome back Crafty Individuals as our sponsor this month, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to choose from a whole host of lovely stamps and other crafty products using the £35 store voucher for their store


Crafty Individuals is an exciting web based venture into the creative world of crafts and altered art products and produce an eclectic range of unique and top quality art rubber stamps, cutting dies, masks/stencils and paper craft products.

A second winner will also be selected to receive a mystery prize.

I am happy to announce that we have a new team member joining us, many of you will be familiar with Sandra and her lovely work, she has been a regular entrant of our challenge since she started blogging and I hope you will join me in giving her a big welcome to the team.

Now for some inspiration and this month we welcome Lesley as our Guest Designer, just look at the super mixed media piece she has created...............


And her are the super floral creation from the Design Team................

Brenda
Using Crafty Individuals CI-276 Summer Poppy Meadow

Using Crafty Individuals CI-422 Spring Flower Garden and CI-410 Butterfly Mornings

Dora
Using Crafty Individuals CI-197, CI-226.CI-207, CI-445

Joan
Using Crafty Individuals CI-385

Using  Crafty Individuals CI-210 and CI-185

Lynne
Using Crafty Individuals CI-422, CI0-17, CI-231 and CI-464

Marlies

Sally
Using Crafty Individuals CI-302 and Crafty Individuals Paper Book 3 Springtime

Using Crafty Individuals CI-411 and CI231

Sandra
Using Crafty Individuals CI-470

Using Crafty Individuals  CI-472

Tracy

Viv

Good luck to you all, we look forward to seeing all your floral creations.


Please note, if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules (all listed on the page at the top), 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.


 
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