Friday, 18 August 2017

Something new from Sally


Good morning Peeps, just popping in with a reminder that our current challenge is in full swing and some super entries, if you have not had time to enter yet then there is still plenty of time, the theme is Anything Goes and runs until 30th August. And there are three super vouchers to be won from this months sponsor Swedish House Crafts

We are moving onto a new theme for the Design Team's mid month posts and Sally is first up so I will hand you over to her.

"Hi there! It's time for a new mid-month theme for our inspiration posts, and we are looking at 'something new I've tried recently'. 

I decided to go with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. The pixie powders are like brushos in that they are in powder form, but they are mostly just single colours and pearlised so they have an amazing sheen. They come in a fine tipped easily squeezable bottle like the ones stickles come in but bigger, and depending on how much you tilt it more or less comes out. You can give it a light tap or squeeze it. The colours are lovely and vibrant, but turn pastel shades with more water, rather than going muddy. They are also water soluble so can be mixed with water to make a paint. I've used them for the background, to splatter and as a paint on the first card.


Here I used them like Brushos, scattering and spraying with water

and here is a close-up so you can see the sheen"

Thanks Sally, I am sure lots of you will be adding these to your wish lists.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

August - Anything Goes

Good morning everyone, it's time for our August challenge and we have kept things nice and simple for the holiday month with the theme of...............

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

But 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 and you can enter up to three creations. 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 etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We are pleased to welcome Swedish House Crafts as this months sponsor, they will be offering a not one but three prizes, a £25 voucher and two more for £10 so three lucky Peeps will be able to go shopping at their store.

"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."


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

We are pleased to welcome Janice as our August Guest Designer, she has made this really sweet card to share with us........


And yet more inspiration from the Design Team who have been busy as always..................

Brenda

Using Gummiapan Large Daisy, Reprint Butterflies and Reprint Happy Birthday

Dora

Joan



Sally
Using Gummipan Dotty Feather stamp from Swedish House Crafts


Sandra

Tracy

Viv

We hope you will join us this month and look forward to seeing all your creations.

Friday, 4 August 2017

July winners


Good morning and welcome to our July winners post. Clearly you loved our Floral theme and we had some wonderful entries, our thanks to each and every one of you.

With so many beautiful creations we knew selecting our favourites was going to be a tough task and it certainly turned out to be just that, but the votes have now been counted and I am thrilled to announce that our winner and recipient of the store voucher from Crafty Individuals is...................

A beautiful design and exquisitely coloured Lily

And our runner up winner is...................

Wonderful rich colours and dimensional blooms

Huge congratulations, please mail me with your full name and postal addresses to I can arrange your prizes.

And our Top 3......................

Bright and cheery Echinacea's

Beautifully vibrant Poppies

Pretty soft and delicate Sweet Peas

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

I will be back on Sunday with our August challenge.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flower power with Marlies


Good morning, time for our mid month post and today I am pleased welcome Marlies who is sharing her 'Go to Stamp' which follows this month theme of 'Anything with Flowers', you will find the challenge post below this month and you have until 2nd August to join in for a chance to win the fabulous store voucher from Crafty Individuals. I will hand you over to Marlies...........

"It's my turn for our Mid Month Inspiration and we are using our "Go to Stamps". I have a few "go to" stamps but the stamp I used is one of my first Bildmalarna stamps and very much used for Birthday and Thank You cards.  I've coloured her with Distress ink.

The sentiment is also a stamp from Bildmalarna. Sadly no longer available as Bildmalarna has stopped.


As you can see lots of flowers on my card, stamped and handmade, the papers and even the lace looks like little daisies.

 I hope this gives you a little inspiration to join in with our Anything with Flowers challenge".

Marlies x

 
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