Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Viv's go to stamp

Good morning Peeps, I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter.

In this months mid month post Viv is sharing her 'go to' stamp and has created a lovely card to share with usm here is what Viv has to say about her chosen stamp:

"My 'Go To' stamp is called Vintage Rose by Inkylicious. Its been used for many different occasions from Weddings to Get Well cards! It's perfect too for fussy vintagey style of cards!

Thank you so much Viv.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

April - Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to our April challenge and this month we have a nice and simple theme.......

********Anything Goes********

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 Stampers. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

PDA one of our regular sponsors is back with a fabulous prize of a £40 voucher to spend in their store.

PDA sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products. There is a fabulous £40 voucher for the winner.

Anesha as this months Guest Designer and she has made a super card that really makes you think of warmer Summer days.....................

The Design Team have all been busy again (thank you girls) and have a splendid array of inspiration to share................

Using PDA Colorplan 350gsm Black A3 card and Colourplan 135gsm Yellow and black matting paper

Using PDA White Advocate 330gsm 180sq card blank, Advocate 330gsm A3 card and Colourplan Red A4 135gsm matting paper



Happy crafting and we look forward to visiting all your entries.

Before linking your entry are you sure it meets our theme and challenge rules ? 

Friday, 31 March 2017

March winners

Good morning and a huge thank you for all your wonderful entries to our 'Close to Nature' theme.

When setting challenge themes it's always had to know how they will be accepted by our entrants and I will admit I was a tad worried about this one..............I need not have been as you really embraced the theme with some wonderful entries.

And with so many super entries it was an extremely difficult task for the Design Team selecting their four favourites and it was a very close run thing, but after counting the votes I can announce our winner is..................

How stunning this looks in the tone on tone colours

Congratulations Sandra, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can send our prize.

And very closely behind we have four creations with the same number of votes so this time round it is a Top 4......................

A truly magical creation

A super sunset scene

Great depth of colour

So delicate and feminine

Congratulations to you all, please collect your Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

Please pop back on Sunday when we will have a new theme and another fabulous prize.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Stampendous P107

Good morning Peeps, Brenda here with our mid month inspirational post where the Design Team are sharing their "go to stamp" and it's always a bit odd when it comes round to my turn and introducing myself, but here goes. 

Most of the team and those that know me could have predicted the stamp I would use for this post, it's been a standard joke for many years that when in doubt Stampendous P107 Agapanthus Cluster will pop up, I even use it in class sometimes as it remains a popular choice. 

I can't really tell you what it is about it that has such an appeal, but it's probably the sheer simplistic elegance and the fact it fits just about any style of card and works particularly well alongside an inspirational quote and and stands out so well against an inked background. And it's wood mounted which are by far my preferred choice, I know they are bulky and take up room and I guess if I was not fortunate enough to have such a large craft room I might have to re-think that one.

It's been my favourite stamp for many, many years and was one of the first I bought. This might be cheating a bit as I have also used Penny Black 2695J Dance, Sing, Love which is my all time favourite Penny Black stamp, but I needed a sentiment on the card as well !!

So here is my offering using not only my favourite stamp/s but also Pan Pastels which are my go to medium of choice and I especially love these two colours together.

And if you needed any convincing how much I love the stamp, the above photo confirms.......now I know it's sad that I have two Stampendous P107's but I bought a second one a few years ago just in case it was ever discontinued..............and two is so helpful at classes !!

Thanks for taking a peek.

09 10