Friday, 21 September 2012

Alter It Winners

Firstly, apologies for the delay announcing the winners of the alter It challenge, again it was so hard to choose a Top 5 as the standard of your projects was so high.  Everyone that entered should give themselves a serious pat on the back, I wish you could all have won top prize!!!

The winner of the £10 to spend at The Stamp Man is...

Bex's Domino Book is based on Shakespeare and is double-sided and features 2 of his plays.  Do go and visit Bex for more details of her project!!

Bex please can you email me to claim your prize at

The others in top 5 are

Well done to all the winners, please take your blinkies from the sidebar!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  

Future challenges
You are probably wondering why the winners are being announced rather than a new challenge starting, well, we are making some changes to the challenges and I will let you all know about them soon but in the meantime I would like to thank you all for your support so far and hope that you will join us for our future challenges.

The winners of the Summer Sizzler challenge will be announced in due course.

Our next challenge will start on 1st October, so do call back for details 

Friday, 7 September 2012

Summer Sizzlers - Use hot colours!

Our Alter It challenge has now ended, it was lovely to see all of the projects you entered for it!!  Thank you to all that entered, the winners will be announced next week.

At the time of writing we have had a couple of wonderful sunny and warm days in the UK and it is promised to last a little longer.  I guess we have all hoped for an Indian Summer to make up for the poor summer we have had this year so with this in mind we would like to challenge you this fortnight to make cards with hot sizzling summer colours, our final chance to use bright colours as we pass from Summer into Autumn.  

Kimx choose this theme as she likes bright and hot colours and we'd all love to see what you produce with this colour theme.  Our Design Team show inspiration below to get you started with ideas.

As usual we will be picking a Top 5 and the winner will receive a prize of £10 to spend on our website, 

We hope you will join us.

Have fun!!

Jill x


Sue used:
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Inks - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade; Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz - WordPlay die
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media stamps 
Tim Holtz - Allegro mask


Zoe used
Floral Stamp
Magenta Bee
Coloured Pens
Sticky back Gems
6 x 6 DP


Kimx used

Artemio Clear set - Hedgerow Plants
Stampendous CRP147-R Butterfly Post
Woodware Clear Magic JGCL560 Just to Say
Distress Ink Pads - Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Crushed Olive
Glossy Cardstock
Versafine - Onyx Black 
Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents


Siobhan used :
Stampendous Stamps
CRR152  Cling Raven Background
CRR131 Cling Crowscape
CRS5031 Cling Jumbo Hollyhock
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Ideaology Glassine Paper
Woodware Rhinestone Border
Gold embossing powder


Angela Used:

Distress inks
Tim Holtz Stamps - Urban tapestry, Winter sketchbook and Springtime.
Black Archival ink
Clear embossing powder.