Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Challenge No. 6 - Winner

Sorry I didn't get this done yesterday but it has been really hard to choose given that we had 104 (yeaay!) entries for Challenge no.6.

Our prize winner chosen by is

Helen.  Congratulations, Helen, let me have your choice of 3 digi stamps from our wonderful sponsor, Prairie Fairy and I'll pass the info on.  For everyone who didn't win, pop over to Prairie Fairy and have a look.  I know she's doing an Easter Blog Hop so you may have some fun as well as seeing some great images.  Thanks so much, Roberta for being our sponsor.

Now our top 3,

Well done, girls.  Grab our top 3 badge from the sidebar and add it to your blog.

Challenge number 7 is well under way now so have a go.  The theme is Humour.  We want to be giggling over Easter.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Challenge No. 7

I'm sorry that this post is late, but better late than never, as they say.  I'll be back later with a winner and our top three.

This fortnight's challenge is sponsored by Sunshine's Stamps.  Here's some information about them.

Sunshine’s Stamps is the brainchild of Christina {Sunshine} and Rob.  Angus Argus was launched into the paper crafting world on June 27th, 2009 and the rest as they say is history!  We have a wide variety of stamps in our inventory - all of which are hand drawn by either Sunshine or Rob.  We love to “sunshine” masculine vehicles and give them personality. We also have our signature image - Sunny Bunny - who will continue to be altered to celebrate all holidays and occasions.  If you have a suggestion for a Sunny Bunny send us an e-mail and we will happily consider it!  Whether it’s a card for your husband, boyfriend, man-cub or daughter, wife etc. we have an image that will suit your crafting needs! Our images are constantly evolving and are unique in the paper crafting world. We are very pleased to say that we respond to customer suggestion on images and sentiments. If you have an idea for an image or sentiment that you cannot find elsewhere on the web let us know. We will respond to all suggestions and let you know if its "doable". Finally, be sure to hop to our blog to check out our wonderful design team "Sunshine's Dream Team" blogs! We are so very proud of our gals! They are all rock stars and continue to create amazing cards and projects to showcase our images and to inspire you all to create!!

The images created by Sunshine's stamps are wonderful and very funny so we decided that our theme for this challenge would be 'Humour'.  Get your thinking caps on and send us some giggles.  The prize is three digi images of your choice from Sunshine's Stamps.  Get on over there and have a look at what they have on offer.

The challenge is open until midnight BST (British Summer Time) on the 11th April 2010 and the rules are

1. The card must be for a man/boy.
2. You need to follow the theme/sketch that is set.
3. It must be a new card.

Leave your name and a direct link to your entry (not just to your blog) in Mr Linky at the bottom of this post.  If Mr Linky is not there for some reason then leave the details in the comments and I'll add you in when I'm doing the draw.

Take a look at our Design Team for inspiration.  You may notice that there's been a change.  Lisa (aka wishcraft) has decided to step down from our team due to other commitments.  We all wish her well and know that she will pop by to join in our challenges from time to time.  We're also welcoming a new member, Issy.  Pop over to have a look at her wonderful blog.

That's us done.  Get entering.  Let's see if we can top the 100 barrier again!!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Challenge No. 5 & Candy - Winners

So, thanks to all of you who entered the 'Paper Piecing' challenge and the candy giveaway.  We didn't quite get to 300 followers in the week but we're nearly there.  I've put the figures into and here are the results.

For the 5 digi images from The Stamping Boutique the winner is...

Congratulations to Jana M, please email me your choices on and I will pass them on to Tracey.

For the Phindy's Place digi stamp the winner is ...

Congratulations Debb, please email me on and I will reply with your download.

I'd like to give a big thankyou again to our Sponsors for the last challenge, The Stamping Boutique.  Please take time to visit them.

All we have left now is to announce our top 3.  These were, in no particular order

Congratulations.  Grab the 'Top3' blinkie from the sidebar and display it with pride on your blogs.

Challenge No.6

Wow, the fortnight's are just whizzing by, don't you think.  It seems that Paper Piecing was not so popular?  That's a shame, maybe if we can put together our own step-by step instructions specifically using digi images, would that help?  I enjoyed it and would definitely do it again and the entries we had were all wonderful.

I'll be announcing the winner together with our top three and the candy winner later on today.  In the meantime, I'd like to say a big thankyou once again to our sponsors, The Stamping Boutique.

Now onto this challenge.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week, which is

The theme of our challenge is simply 'Happy Birthday' and the prize from Praire Fairy is your choice of 3 digi stamps.  Here's what Roberta had to say about herself and Praire Fairy, when we asked....

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 8 and 11. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create.  Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal. 

While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!

Here are some ideas to inspire you...

So there you have them, our wonderful DT efforts.  The challenge is open until midnight GMT on the 28th March 2010 and the rules are

1. The card must be for a man/boy.
2. You need to follow the theme/sketch that is set.

3. It must be a new card.

Leave your name and a direct link to your entry (not just to your blog) in Mr Linky below.  If Mr Linky is not there for some reason then leave the details in the comments and I'll add you in when I'm doing the draw.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Hey, we've reached 250 followers this week.  I'm so pleased that I thought I'd offer up a little candy and see if we can get it up to 300, lol.

I inadvertently bought two of the same digi image from Phindy's Place (I'm sure I'm not the only one to have done that!) so am offering the second as a small candy.  I checked with the owner and she said it was fine.

Isn't he great.  The image is called 'Big Boots to Fill' and I love it.

So to be in with a chance of winning your own copy of this image leave your details with Mr Linky.  If you'd like to add yourself to our followers that would be great.  I'll close the draw Sunday 14th March at midnight GMT and announce the winner on Monday 15th March.  Don't forget we have a great challenge going on at the moment with the offer of 5 digi images from the sponsor 'The Stamping Boutique'.  Please have a go as we love to see your creations.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Challenge No. 4 - Winner

Wow, we had 82 entrants to the last challenge.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and please join us again with challenge no.5.

So, onto the winner of Challenge 4.  I used and here is the result.....

No. 74 was Dorothy S.  Congratulations Dorothy, please email your choice of 3 digis from Hope Jacare on and I'll pass them on to our Claire.  I'd like to thank Claire once again for sponsoring Challenge No 4 and encourage you all to take a look at her shop.

Choosing the Top 3 gets harder and harder.  I always ask the DT for their top 3, thinking that'll give me at most 12 to pick from plus the ones that have caught my eye.  Unfortunately, they too are having a hard time and send me a lot more than three to pick from, lol.  I got my husband to help me to narrow it down this time.

Well done to the three of you.  Please help yourself to the 'top 3' badge in the sidebar and display it on your blog with pride.

Challenge No. 5

Before I start this fortnight's challenge, I'd like to say how much I appreciate the support we're getting from all you guys out there.  We keep getting really positive comments and the publicity your posts are giving us is great. Thank you all so much.

For this challenge, our sponsor is 'The Stamping Boutique' and here's what Tracey (owner) had to say

"The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week."

The images over in her shop are absolutely wonderful so please be sure to pop over and have a look around.

The challenge this time is to use the technique of Paper Piecing and for anyone who needs some pointers, the girls on the Design Team have found some tutorials on the web.  Have a look at

Please remember that these are not the work of any members of this blog and I would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals for their contribution.

The prize for this challenge is 5 digi images from The Stamping Boutique.  The challenge is open until midnight GMT on the 14th March 2010 and the rules are

1. The card must be for a man/boy.
2. You need to follow the theme/sketch that is set.

3. It must be a new card.

Leave your name and a direct link to your entry (not just to your blog) in Mr Linky below.  If Mr Linky is not there for some reason then leave the details in the comments and I'll add you in when I'm doing the draw.

Here's what our Design Team came up with to help you on your way.

For more information on the individual cards, click the link to their blog below each card.  Have fun with our challenge and good luck.