Saturday 18 May 2024

Vintage inspiration


Good morning, time for our mid month inspiration post following Lynn's Vintage theme along with the usual Anything Goes option.

We also want to let you know that we are having a bit of a celebration in June, although the name changed along the way the challenge blog (and some of the DT) has been going for 15 years. So as a way of thanking our entrants, many who have been joining in since day one, we will have a bumper prize bundle. Please help us spread the word by sharing the logo above on your own blogs.

Here is our inspiration starting with Lynn who chose this months theme and our May Guest Designer Denise with another beautiful Vintage card

Taking a break

Sunday 5 May 2024

May challenge

Good morning everyone, the first Sunday in the month means we have a new challenge for you, it's a theme chosen by DT Lynn who you can read a bit more about further down....

Vintage
(or Anything Goes option)

It's a theme that say's different things to each of us so we would love to see your takes on Vintage creations, or you can always fall back on the Anything Goes option. As always you can enter three times but there must be at least one stamped element on the front of entires to be eligible.

Two prizes, the first from Lisa Horton Crafts, coordinating embossing folder, die and stencil set and two dies from Highlight Crafts


We have news as well, we are pleased to introduce Denise as this months Guest Designer and on top of that we have two new full time Design Team members Emma and Karen, please join us in welcoming all three. And of course this means we have a bumper display of inspiration.

A little bit about Lynn's crafting journey:

My name is Lynn (called Linby in blogland) I've been on the DT since November 2011. I've always loved fashion and although the theme of vintage is not strictly about fashion, it is one of the elements that I personally favour. I especially love the the Art Deco period. Of course vintage is typically defined as being at least 20 years old but less than 100 years old so a wide period of time.

I realised the other day that many of my stamps are vintage! One had disintegrated and I realised I had bought it in the early 1990's. That is how long I have been stamping for, so I suppose I am also a vintage stamper lol!


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April winners

Huge apologies, I prepared the winners post before going into hospital and only just realised I forgot to go back to do the winners draws, so here they are a few days late. April's Top 3 can be found on the post below.

The lucky winners are no 90 Liz, no 95 Tracey and no 14 Donna

Please all mail me with your full names and postal addresses by Thursday 9th May. Overseas prizes are always marked as gifts, but Customs fees may be added so please confirm when claiming you accept that risk as I am unable to assist once prizes leave the UK (if you do not confirm this, your prize will not be sent).

Friday 3 May 2024

April winners and Top 3

Morning everyone, our Spring April challenge was full of so much beautiful creativity and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your creations, our thanks to all who joined in. 

So let's move straight on to this months three winners of prizes from AALL and Create....Please see post alove.

Please all mail me with your full names and postal addresses by Thursday 9th May. Overseas prizes are always marked as gifts, but Customs fees may be added so please confirm when claiming you accept that risk as I am unable to assist once prizes leave the UK (if you do not confirm this, your prize will not be sent).

Now for our Top 3, a really difficult task yet again but we did have three very clear entries selected by the Design Team, here they are in order of voting....

No 31 Gina
No 63 Donna
No 1 Gerrina

Congratulations to you all, please collected your badge to display on your own blogs.

We will be back on Sunday with a new challenge.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Mid month inspiration

As usually happens this time of the month we have some more inspiration for you following this months Spring theme, or of course you have the option of Anything Goes.The challenge runs until 1st April so still plenty of time to join in which you can do three times.

Three prizes from AALL and Create, 1) Key Botanicals 2) See you Soon and 3) Hexagon stencil with Delicate Wings stamp

Guest Designer Anne

Sunday 7 April 2024

April

Welcome to our April challenge, this month Alice has selected the theme which is

Spring
(with alternative of Anything Goes)

Alice loves her garden so the theme she says was an easy choice and we hope you will share lots of garden and Spring inspired creations - remember you can enter three times but  there must be at least one stamped element on the front of entires to be eligible.

Three prizes from AALL and Create, 1) Key Botanicals 2) See you Soon and 3) Hexagon stencil with Delicate Wings stamp

 
 
Here is a little about Alice: "I started my blog 10 years ago when I accidentally discovered the online world of crafters and the challenges: Wonderland! A place full of new techniques to learn and experiment, beautiful things to take inspiration from, above all creative, kind and peaceful people who help and share, it's difficult to find this in everyday life!! I love stamps, colours and dies, my cards never lack die cut elements. 

I love Spring, nature and all animals and recycling, not only for ecological and economic reasons, but above all because everything can be looked at with different eyes and reinvented! When I was a little girl my grandmother, taught me to throw away as little as possible because everything can be used for different purposes. Grandma made me little boats with walnut shells, dolls and puppets by knotting a handkerchief and to keep me busy she gave me paper, Easter eggs, scissors, glue and old boxes... so recycling is in my DNA: I'm a compulsive hoarder 😂, my inspirations very often come from elements that are usually thrown away and I create "free style", without planning or measuring.... I like to follow the flow and see what comes out 😊".

I think you will agree the who team have created a lovely Spring feel with their creations this month and that includes Anne our Guest Designer who we would like to thank for joining us.
Guest Designer Anne
Using  AALL and Create Crocus (624), Violet (574), Elegant Spring Florals (623) Seasons (455) and Mouse (811)

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