Friday 22 October 2010

Challenge # 8 Cards for Men

Thank you to everyone who entered our autumn challenge!!
I'll quickly announce the Top 5 before handing over to Lisa, your host for our next challenge.

The top prize of £10 of Stamp Man gift vouchers this time goes to...

55 Joanna

and in no particular order...

49 Angie
15 Zoechaos
59 Syvia-Anne
62 Lisa (The Purple Place)

Well done ladies!! Please take your blinkies from the sidebar:)

Thank you for entering and supporting our challenges!!!

Jill....Now over to Lisa:)

New Challenge
Woohoo!!!! Challenge 8 already!

So many of our cards and creations have girly themes, so our next challenge is asking you to think of the men in our lives for a change- it's CARDS FOR MEN.

My fabulous teamies have created some superb examples to inspire you all. Please feel free to visit their blogs to see how they produced their beautiful works of art, and show them some love by leaving a comment! Click on the name link above each picture to get to the blogs.

As ever, you have two weeks to get your entries in- leave a link using the blue frog linky thingie at the end of the post, and we'll be round to have a look! If you need a reminder of the rules, please click here.

The challenge will run until 9pm on Thursday 4th November 2010.

Can't wait to see what you talented bunch come up with!!

Lisa :)

Lisa used:

Janet used
Distress inks dried marigold and bundled sage



Monday 18 October 2010

Blog Hop, Altered Challenge, and Altered Theme Top 5 WINNER RESULTS!!!

Sorry for the delay with the announcements, but YIPPEEEEE, we finally have all the winners' names!!!

Altered Challenge Top 5
I know I say this every time, but there were so many amazing projects entered into this theme, there are a lot of very talented people out there and we are grateful that you are sharing your work with us.

Welcome to new people that joined in with our altered theme, we hope you will stick with us for future challenges.

Now for the hardest bit, picking a Top 5 

Shortlists of shortlists were needed again before selecting these 5!!!

The top prize of £10 of Stamp Man gift vouchers this time goes to...

35 Georgina

and in no particular order...

14 Von
12 The Sparkly Fairy (Emma)
18 Danielle
25 Janet

Well done ladies!! Please take your blinkies from the sidebar:)

Altered Challenge Prize
The winner of the £30 of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers, for entering the actual challenge itself, is....

No. 34 Janet Wilson

Blog Hop Winners

The answer to the anagram was pretty obvious....
That's the after altering picture, the letters are now displayed in the shop.
These are the letters before altering, I had lost one of the Ms when I took this picture, I was glad to eventually find it so we could go ahead with this blog hop!!

The winners names are listed under the design team members names that took part in the hop.  
The prizes they have won are listed under the winner's name.

Alternative winners will be chosen after midnight (GMT) on Monday 25th for any unclaimed prizes by this time.

To claim your prize, please email your full name and postal address to:

Challenge Blog - Letter P
AOD 63 Alluring Ladies unmounted stamp sheet

Michelle - Letter A
AOD 60 Classical Instruments unmounted stamp sheet

Vix - Letter M
AOD 59 Starburst Fairies unmounted stamp sheet

Lisa - Letter A
Hero Arts CL120 Celebrate Sinple Joy

Janet - Letter N
 Kay griffin
Hero Arts CL046 Friendship Messages 

ATC Swap Blog  - Letter S
Hero Arts CL150 Heartfelt Messages

Kay - Letter T
Sue The Iron
AOD 46 Rob and Rosie Robin unmounted stamp sheet

Frankie  - Letter T
Hero Arts CL233 Let it Snow

Debbie - Letter  E
Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages

Jill Boulton - Letter H
Hero Arts CL111 Hand Drawn Christmas 

Jill T ( The Stamp Man blog) - Letter M
Tracey Evans
AOD 62 Artistic Elements unmounted stamp sheet

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered and supported us with this event, I hope you all enjoyed it



Friday 8 October 2010

Challenge # 7 Autumn

We've been impressed by the time and effort people have taken to enter our Altered challenge! There's a lot of inspiration to be found in the entries, so do take a look, and thank you to everyone who joined us.

As I'm away, (we have a show this weekend), I will be announcing the winners during the week for the following:-

Top 5 Altered Challenge

Winner of the £30 of Stamp Gift Vouchers to be drawn from those that actually entered the challenge

Winners selected for prizes from the 11 blogs in the hop

So please call back later in the week to claim your prizes!

Now it's over to Kay who is your hostess for our next challenge, I hope you will join in with us again



My goodness can you believe that we are onto our 7th Challenge already!! Time goes so quick doesn't it? Now that we are into October we thought we'd make the theme AUTUMN. Once again our DT have been busy beavering away to create some stunning samples to help give you some inspiration. Don't forget if you want to find out in detail how any of the card samples are done you can always visit their individual blogs by clicking on their name above the sample.

We don't have many rules for our challenges but just incase you haven't visited us before or if you need a refresher they are as follows-

  • You can make any creation of your choice so long as it meets the challenge set.

  • You may enter more than once if your projects are entirely different i.e 1 card, 1 tag, 1 atc etc

  • You can combine with other challenges

  • Please link to your actual project and not your entire blog

  • You can use any products so long as you follow the challenge

  • Have fun fun fun!!!

To enter simply click on the blue frog at the end of the post. This challenge will run until 9pm Thursday 21st October 2010. We shall all look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Kay xx

Stamps Kay used:

Background flourish from Aspects of Design No.58 Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet

Stamps Lisa used:

Michelle Used

Debbie Used


Debbie used


Janet used