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Challenge 15 A round tuit September 25, 2008

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Hiya All

This week we have a little gift for you 

So now we have provided you with a round tuit, we thought that this weeks challenge should be  Get a round tuit.

So we want you to think about all those craft projects that you have been meaning to get a round to, choose one and do it. if you are the very odd person who always does everything as soon as they think of it, you can use a round tuit (small round pin dish) either make one, decorate or alter one. Or create a peice reflecting the reasons why you don’t get a round to it. LOL  Or as per usual you can use the title in anyway it inspires you.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with

Our sponsor this week  is  Lyn at the The Craft Emporium

A few words from Lyn

For as long as I can remember I have loved crafting and have dabbled in most crafts, but I especially love Altered art. Playing around and getting messy is a joy. For me the end result is not always as important as the journey.

So it seemed a natural step 7 years ago to open a bricks and mortar craft store. We soon found ourselves specialising in scrapbooking, stamping and altered art , so we decided the best way to reach our customers and offer them a better service was to dedicate ourselves to our online presence.

We are now the largest 7 gypsies stockist in the Uk and have over 670 7 gypsies products in stock. We also stock a wide range of other products from other manufacturers . Drop in and take a look.

Tracey here, I am so envious of the prize that Lyn has supplied.  3 Sets of 7 gypsies wax seals  BABY angels are among us,  FAMILY Home and hearth and finally LOVE  kisses 4 you. plus a pack of 4 was sticks as well. A stunning prize

 So here are our examples for this week. I know we all enjoyed using all the wonderful 7 gypsies items that Lyn provided in our design packs. Including the lovely papers, rub ons, metal embellishments , 7 gypsies lables and tickets.

Our guest designer this week is Fatma , a few words from Fatma

Well what can I say about me. I have been married  to – of course- the best man ever seen. We have 2 children. I have been creating since I could think.  But for the last 5 years I have been mainly a rubber stamper. I try to go my own way, playing with different mterials, colours and so on. What else can I say? Visit my blog and there you can see me 😉

Fatma xoxo

Visit Fatmas blog HERE

So thats it from us for this week. Bye for now


Challenge 14 round up

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So our 14th challenge is now finished .  Not so many entries over the last few weeks, we hope that now we are back into regular prizes it will pick up again. Even if the amount of entries has dropped off the standard as always remains phenomanally high.

We hope that you have enjoyed the masquerade challenge

Here are this weeks favorites

 The number picked by random number generation is 10

So this weeks lucky winner is carol, funny she had three tries at getting her link to work we deleted the previous ones, but her comment says Maybe 3rd time lucky. Well it definatly was .  Congratulations Carol

We would like to thank Dawn Simpson  who not only was our Guest designer this week, but due to the packs being held up in the post she has agreed to be our guest designer again in a couple of weeks. So thanks Dawn for heping us out . You can see more of Dawns work HERE


Challenge 14 Masquerade September 18, 2008

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Hello everyone

This week the challenge is called Masquerade, you can use the theme Masquerade, masks or masking techniques or as per usual us the theme whatever way it inspires you .

We did have a sponsor for this week however the design packs have gone missing so they will be our sponsor in a few weeks. So I have decided that I will donate the prize this week and


The winners choice of 1 full stamp sheet from Tanda Stamps . That way you will get exactly the stamps you want.

So here are the design team examples for this week

Our guest designer this week is Dawn Simpson

a few words from Dawn

I started crafting about two and a half years ago after deciding to go along to a local card making class, although I have no idea why I was drawn to cardmaking but I soon became hooked! I joined a craft forum where I learned so much and was totally inspired by all the ideas and styles out there. I then decided to start a blog in February this year and it was the best thing I ever did, a whole new world opened up and I have met such wonderful people from far and wide.

Looking back I was very creative in primary school. We had a great teacher who himself was a very accomplished artist, he encouraged me to paint and I learned so much from him, my mum to this day still has some of my old paintings!! Unfortunately I never pursued art after going on to secondary school and my artistic side remained hidden until now. My mum is very artistic and I guess that’s where I get it from. I love watercolours and experimenting with backgrounds.

I don’t like to limit myself to any style – it’s great when you start a project with an idea in mind and as the project develops you end up with something unique and totally unplanned.

I am currently on the Inspirational Team and was honoured when Julie asked me to join this year. I love blog hopping and the talent and inspiration out there is immense.

If you want to see more of Dawns work you can visit her blog Crafty Ramblings

This has been the best journey of discovery for me and I love every minute of it!!


 So thats it for this week.


Challenge 13 round up

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Well we managed to get through challenge 13 without any major disasters. As usual we had so many great entries .

Here are the 15 we have chosen as our favs for this week.

Mystery Prize Winner details

The number chosen by random number generation is 16  So the lucky winner this week is Eve otherwise known as Ultramum.

We would like to thank Rosie again for being such a great guest designer and providing us with great examples . To see more of rosies work you can click here and i would also like to appologise for the fact that I have just noticed that last weeks link didn’t work OOPS


Challenge 13 The Stashbuster Raid September 11, 2008

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1st of all we would like to introduce our new design team member  Barbara Hagerty. Like us I am sure many of you have appreciated her work that she enters to many challenges. We were really pleased when she agreed to join our team. You can see more of her work at

This week is all about “The stashbuster raid” We want you to reach into the back of your stash cupboards and bring out those long forgotten, or long saved papers and bits and peices to create this weeks callenge entry or entries. I know that when i looked back through my stash I found many long forgotten bits and peices.

So here are this weeks design team examples

The prize this week is a mystery selection from my stashbuster raid . Including papers, embellishments, stickers and more .

This weeks guest designer is Rosie Radcliffe

a few words from Rosie

I’ve been crafting for most of my life, starting with cutting out paper dolls and making Barbie clothes as a child! Being creative is as necessary to me as breathing – if I don’t do it I feel very flat. When I moved house two years ago I couldn’t find a craft group to join, so I started one in our large attic, and now I run monthly and weekly scrapbooking groups. I’m at home all day through disability so as well as pursuing my particular interest in ATCs and altered art, I try to post on my blog every day, which brings the world to me. I’d recently unearthed a pack of 7 Gypsies papers I’d forgotten I had – so used these to make my samples.


Hope you all enjoy unearthing your old stash as much as I did

Challenge 12 round up

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Well hello all. I am now back and madly rushing to get everything done for today. So hopefully everything is published on time and all is running smoothly. LOL

Well we may not have had as many entries over the last two weeks but as per usual the standard of the entries is amazing. Again there are so many entries that I am inspired by, as usual Susie and I had the pleasure of picking our favorites . It never gets any easier, all of this weeks entries could have easily been in the favs. So here are this weeks favorites  

 The number chosen by the random number generator is 26 so The lucky winner of the stamps away stamps donated by Susie is Ann congratulations
We#d also like to thank Ilonka again for her brilliant examples as thisa weeks guest designer. If you want to see more of Ilonkas work you can see her blog here


Challenge 12 Black is Back September 4, 2008

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Now in honour of Susies wedding last week , we choose Black is back for the challenge this week. So we want to see lots of black.

Now  this week we have a prize a selection of clear stamps from Stamps Away donated by Susie , as she wants to spread her happiness around.

So here are the design team examples for this week


Our guest designer this week is Ilonka Schnider . we adore her work, and its a pleasure to have her as this weeks guest designer

A few words from Ilonka

My passion for stamping has lasted now for about 4 years and there’s no end to see 😉
I like trying new styles, techniques and materials.
I’m 40 years old  and married with the best of all husbands and we have three (mostly) wonderful children. We live in Cologne /Germany where I also was born.
You can see more of my creations on

Again there are no papers or projects but there will definatly be one or the other next week

Ps A note from Susie,

I will be away on my Honeymoon until Tuesday 9th with no access to the pc so I will not be able leave you any comments on you work!