If you would like to sponsor our challenges in 2013 please contact Shelley at: kaylee0103@hotmail.com When you sponsor us you will get a permenant link on our challenge blog. Thanks

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Challenge #171 - Colour on Kraft

Good morning guys, I do hope everyone is well. I would first like to apologise for not displaying the winners for the last few challenges. I have had a close family bereavement and Val has kindly been stepping in and doing the blog posts and I felt the winner draws could wait. I'm sure you will all understand.
Anyway it is Saturday again and that means a new challenge. This week we challenge you to....
We are proud to be sponsored by the lovely....

Store Bio
Crafty Emma's Store sells a fabulous range of papercrafting products and wedding stationery.

Prize:   Back 2 Basics III 6x6 paper pad

Here is some inspiration from our design team.






We hope you all have fun during this challenge and we are looking forward to seeing your projects.
Hugs from the OSCC DT xxxx

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Challenge #170 - Create Your Own Background

Good morning everybody

I hope you had fun with the challenge last week, and thank you so much for some fabulous entries.  It is really inspiring looking at all the wonderful creations.

You may have noticed that our lovely blog owner Shelley has been missing for a couple of weeks.  Very sadly she has had a close family bereavement which has taken her out of action for a while, but I know she will be back as soon as it is possible.    Please join me in wishing her well.

Our challenge to you all  this week is to


So, no designer papers at all, but it can be inks, stamps, created digitally, or whatever, as long as we do not see backgrounds from paper pads creeping in!

Today we are delighted to introduce two new sponsors.

The winner will get to choose FOUR images (pre-colored images do not apply) of their choice from Melissa's store :
Store Bio
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday,  freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog
Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at her store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps

Our second sponsor this week is 

Whiff of Joy are offering the winner one stamp of their choice from their range.

Store Bio
Whiff of Joy offers a vide variety of high-quality, deeply-etched, red rubber stamps, exclusive metal dies and various other craft related products.
We are continuously expanding our product range to bring you the best and newest ideas on the market.
Share our passion to create homemade gifts and cards for your loved ones. With the products of Whiff of Joy you will always be able to highlight a magical moment in somebody’s life.
Please pay a visit to our lovely sponsor at the Whiff of Joy webshop HERE

We were lucky enough to be given some images from Meljens designs to play with, and this is what our fabulous design team have come up with.
Just a little reminder - New creations only - please do not back link to old creations.
We can't wait to see what you all create this week

The Design Team xx

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Challenge #169 - Hearts and Flowers with ribbon

Good morning everybody,  I do hope you are coping with all this snow and ice and are safe and warm.

Thank you so much for all the amazing entries, and what a lot we had.  Continuing in the mood for Valentines, our challenge this week is for


This week we are sponsored by
who are offering the winner

Store Bio
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.

We are really, really pleased to announce another new regular sponsor

Art Journey are generously offering a prize of a two  fabulous stamp plates

Store Bio
Art Journey is a specialist Stamp Store in  Sleen, Holland.   It is a bricks and mortar store and also offers on-line shopping.  The on-line store operates in 3 different languages and so therefore is accessible to everyone.  Service and quality are very important to Louise for her store, and from experience I know this comes in spades.
Art Journey offers a very wide range stamps, and other crafting goodies, and they have their own range of Art Journey stamps, which are just fabulous.
If you have the opportunity to visit the Store in Sleen then Louise and Liesbeth will be very happy to say Hi to you during a workshop or in the store itself.  So don't hesitate and come on over to the online store or to the store in Sleen and you will find lots of yummie stuff.

First of our we have some inspiration from our fabulous guest designer, Liesbeth of Art Journey.    Please pop along to her blog - there are some amazing pieces of work.  Liesbeth also designs for Craft Stamper.

Now some work from our wonderful design team







Just a little reminder - New creations only -  please do not back link to old creations.
We can't wait to see what you all create this week

The Design Team xx

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Challenge #168 - For the One I Love

Good morning folks, thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge.
There were some amazing entries but please do remember our rules and only link to new projects.
Anyway with Valentines Day just around the corner this weeks challenge is...
We are sponsored by the lovely
Who have offered $16 voucher for one lucky person

Offering the very best quality of digital stamps, A Day For Daisies provides fun and whimsical digital images to aid in the creation of your pretty things! Perfect for, card making, scrapbooking, digital layouts, jewelry, embroidery, candle making, clothing, tiles, invitations, any project on your list!

To view a full line of over 1000 ADFD digital stamps see http://www.adayfordaisies.com/!

We also have another new regular sponsor....

One lucky person will win this lovely crafty goodie pack.
Craft Den is a small family run craft shop and studio in Sheffield South Yorkshire. We opened 4 years ago and haven't looked back since. Its my dream job to craft everyday. We have weekly classes in card making, scrapbooking, altered art and we have recently started sewing classes, the patchwork and quilting our proving very popular.

So now we have some lovely inspiration from our design team.




Just a little reminder - New creations only, please do not back link to old creations.
We can't wait to see what you all create this week xx