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.


Friday, 30 June 2017

June winners


Good morning everyone, we had a super month with you all sharing your favourite stamp, or should I say stamps as we very soon realised it was a pretty tough ask selecting just one, even the Design Team had the same problems. So our thanks to you all for doing your best to come up with just one favourite, it was a real fun month.

Now on to the winners, the Design Team all selected their favourites, the votes have been counted and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the voucher from Visible Image is.............

We adored your beautifully coloured Digitalis

And the winner of  a Tattered Lace prize is..........

A super inky background and stamped image

Congratulations to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses and don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blogs.

And our Top three are......................

A beautifully stamped ocean scene

So sweet and beautifully coloured

Such a lovely gift set

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

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge theme.

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.
 
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