Tuesday 18 June 2024

More floral inspiration

Morning everyone, we've reached the midway stage of our June challenge where we have the theme of Fabulous Florals or Anything Goes.

As always you can enter three times but there must be at least one stamped element on the front of entires to be eligible, you have until midday GMT Wednesday 3rd July to link up. 

A reminder that we also have a bumper collection of prizes to celebrate fifteen years of the challenge blog.

Lots of floral inspiration from the Design Team and this months  Guest Designer Betta, thank you all....

Sunday 2 June 2024

June challenge

Good morning and welcome to our June challenge, it's a rather special one as the challenge blog is 15 years old this month, although the name changed along the way some of the original Design Team are still here.

We thought the milestone deserved a bit of a celebration and we have a special giveaway with a lovely array of prizes for this months theme as selected by Brenda......

🌸 Fabulous Florals 🌺
or Anything Goes

As always you can enter three times but there must be at least one stamped element on the front of entires to be eligible. A reminder: To protect the challenge of any copyright infringement, all entries must detail as a minimum, the products used and preferably a short description of how it was made. Any entries failing to do so will be marked as ineligible and/or deleted.

Here are the prizes to be shared between this months lucky winners.

A bit about this months featured DT Brenda:

"I've crafted in one form or another since childhood, card making started purely by accident when a pack of shop purchased cards needed reconstructing. I soon discovered stamping which remains my passion with a bias towards a bit of inky grunge usually featuring Flowers, Nature or Fairies, cute and colouring is way outside my comfort zone.

For many years I demonstrated at craft shows and ran classes meeting like minded crafters, some of who remain close friends. Health prevents me doing this anymore but I am fortunate to be able to still craft and design for some wonderful companies with many types of crafting products as they enter the market.

Being on design teams and also running three challenges has allowed me to work alongside many talented crafters and enables me to visit blogs around the World to be constantly inspired by the diversity of styles. I always believe crafting is an ongoing learning curve and we are never expert in any one style or technique".

We welcome a new Guest Designer Betta this month who has made a beautiful Summer floral card.... 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Friday 31 May 2024

May winners and Top 3

Hello all, what a super months it's been again with so many lovely entries, our thanks to everyone who found time to join in.

Winners have as usual been selected by Random Org., and here are the lucky numbers, No 18 Becca and No 11 Natalie who will receive the prizes from Lisa Horton Crafts and Highlight Crafts....

Please all mail me with your full names and postal addresses by Thursday 6th June. Winners outside the UK: By claiming your prize you have agreed to accept any customs fees which may be applied within your own Country. We (We Love Stamping challenge) will be unable to assist should that happen

The May Top 3 as voted for by the Design Team who all said it was a really tough call this month....
No 36 Gail
No 91 Pat
No 86 Gerrina

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

We hope to see you all again on Sunday for a new challenge.

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....

(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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!