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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Challenge #167 - Stitching, Faux or Real

Good morning folks, first I would like to apologise for not doing the challenge winners for the last 3 challenges but i have been having a very hard time at home and just hadn't got round to it. But I did it yesterday so be sure to check out the last post to see if you was one of the lucky winners.

Anyway a big thank you to everyone who took the time to join in last weeks Under The Weather challenge and for those who put your names forward to be on our DT.
We will be in touch shortly to let you know if you got in.
So this weeks challenge see's another brand new sponsor for 2012 and the challenge is....

Stitching, real or faux

Here is this weeks sponsor:

Shop Blurb:
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, run by husband and wife team, Glenda and Adrian Waterworth.

We design and manufacture our own range of natural rubber art stamps as well as a range of paper-craft CDs that provide background paper designs, frames, tags and other artistic elements for you to print out and use in your greetings cards, scrapbook pages and other mixed media artwork. We also design digital art for you to download and use in your own art and craft projects.

As well as our own products, we also sell a select range of other art and craft materials – particularly things that complement our own ranges or things that we love and find inspiring ourselves.The art and craft industry being what it is, we're always on the lookout for new and interesting products, so things around here will be staying pretty fresh. You may also sometimes find "limited edition" or "pre-order only" items on our website, where we either make a product available for a limited time or only order items into stock if there is sufficient demand for a particular product that we wouldn't normally carry.

Prize:  Set of the latest  stamp plates worth £40:

Here is some inspiration from our talented design team

Elaine-faux stitching with gold pen




Thank you for popping by and good luck to everyone who enters.

Hugs from all the design team xxxx

Friday, January 27, 2012

Winners Weeks 163 - 165

Hello all, time to announce weeks 163, 164 and 165 challenge winners.

So the winners picked at random are as follows:

163: Sponsor 
Stitchy Bear Stamps $10 Gift Voucher - 
WINNER: 76 Samara

164: Sponsors

Doodle Pantry - 14 Theresa
Crimson Cloud - 34 Karina
One Stop Card Crafts - 70 Doreen - 

165: Sponsors

The Ribbon Girl - 94 - Nnalorac
Bugaboo Stamps - 53 - 3s

Congratulations please feel free to display this badge on your blog and email me at kaylee0103@hotmail.com to claim your prize.

Well done all xx

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Challenge #166 - Under The Weather & DT Call

Good morning folks, hope you are all well and planning a nice crafty weekend or something equally as good. We saw some amazing entries from you guys during last weeks challenge as always and really enjoyed visiting your blogs. So this week we are lucky enough to have two sponsors again and the challenge is....
Your cards can be either weather related or get well soon etc.

We are also looking for a few new members so if you would like to join out Design Team then please add DT after your name when entering the challenge, please feel free to apply again if you have in the past.

  Prizes this week are......£10.00 gift voucher from....
Store bio
Make the Day Special is dedicated to bringing more hard to get rubber stamps to the UK.

Make the Day Special is currrently the only retailer of the Unity Store Kits.  Emily says:   After years of lusting after stamp ranges available in the US and other countries but pretty impossible to get here I decided to do somethig about it and this Make the Day Special  was born.  I want to continue to add to the ranges we stock so if there is a range of stamps you 'need' to be able to get hold do tell me so I can see what can be done or if nothing else I can lust over them too!

And $15.00 gift voucher from the lovely.....

Store Bio:
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, and Fred's Flower Kits. Have some fun with Fred!

First of all we have some inspiration from our fabulous Guest Designers

Jo, from Make the Day Special

Robin from Fred She Said

Darsie from Fred She Said
Here is some amazing inspiration from our design team.








Thank you for popping by and good luck to everyone who enters. 
Hugs from all the design team xxxx

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Challenge #165- On the Spot & Ribbon

Good morning folks, hope you have all had a wonderful week. Its Saturday morning again and that means time for a new One Stop Craft Challenge. This week we have another 2 new sponsors who are both offering fantastic prizes so please do visit our sponsors.

Shop Blurb
We are Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea and have always crafted (card making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, sewing, embroidery, soft toy making etc) and as well as keeping our own blogs up to date, we enter as many challenges as we can fit in and are also proud to be on various papercrafting Design Teams.

We were frustrated that we were increasingly unable to buy very small quantities of ribbon and lace and resented having to purchase a roll of 5 metres when we only needed one metre. Because we love ribbons, lace and all things sparkly and pretty, we decided to open our own online shop and make small quantities easily available to all crafters. Mary owns the shop and runs it on a day to day basis as well as keeping the website updated while Andrea looks after the social side in her spare time, such as the Ribbon Girl Blog and Design Team.

We specialise in supplying small quantities of ribbon, twine, vintage style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom-pom and ric-rac trim, buttons, fancy pins, charms, pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, seasonal and unusual embellishments, mulberry flowers, sticky tape and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators. We stock only the best quality products such as Divine Twine, Berisford, May Arts, Zva and only offer for sale goods that we would personally buy and use ourselves.

Shop Blurb

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

The challenge this week is to include

First of all we have two fabulous guest designers from Bugaboo


  Here are the designs from our wonderful design team


Kerry (Sweetroses)
Used Bugaboo Stamps Peapod Babies - Benny






Update Sorry about that Folks Linkz is here now. luv gina xx

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Challenge #164 - Bingo

Good morning folks and welcome to the first challenge of 2012. Hope you are having a great start to the new year. This year we have some wonderful new sponsors lined up for our challenges which have been arranged by our lovely Val. So a big thank you to Val for all the hard work she has put in. Anyway this weeks challenge is......
You must use 3 of the items, you can go up, down, across or diagonal.

We have some amazing sponsors this week which means lots of prizes......

Sponsor 1

Doodle Pantry is honoured and excited to be sponsoring the One Stop Craft Challenge!   We hope you like what the challenge DT has created to inspire you with our images.   We have a nice variety of all styles of digital images at the shop with a full freebies page.  We look forward to seeing what everyone creates this week!
Sponsor 2
Card Making Supplies
Sponsor 3

Here is some fabulous inspiration from our two guest designers from Doodle Pantry

Elizabeth Hart   http://warmharted.blogspot.com/

Dawn Frost  http://www.stamp-n-play.blogspot.com/

Here are the cards from our fabulous design team.






using freebie from doodle pantry

Flowers ~ Die Cut ~ Embossed DP

We do hope you will join in and have fun.
Hugs from the dt girls xxx

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