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Challenge 17 round up October 16, 2008

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Hi all

Nice to see some old friends back on our challenge and the hopefully new friends who have joined us this week. It seems that you all enjoyed our spooky season challenge as much as we did . We would like to thank our sponsor  Artistic Outpost for the brilliant stamps we got to play with, the same Plate of stamps that our lucky winner will receive.

Here our our favorites from this weeks entries , We again had a hard job deciding which ones to leave out as per usual all your entries were brilliant.

So here this weeks favs are

The number chosen by random number generator is 17. So our lucky winner of the fantasic Artistic Outpost stamps is Evelyn . Congratulations Evelyn

We would like to thank Dawn again for being our guest designer this week you can see more of her work here Dawns Craft Time


Challenge 17 The Spooky Season October 9, 2008

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Hello all

So our challenge this week is called The Spooky Season . you can use anything spooky, halloween related or just use the title as your inspiration.

Oue sponsor this week is Artistic Outpost a great stamp manufacturer. The prize this week is a lovely set of halloween stamps

If you love these stamps and can’t wait to see if you win. you can get them from Artistic outpost they also do a really great Halloween wall hanging kit complete with the stamps HERE and I love their new bluebird stamp sheet   which you can buy on its own or with their other new stamp sheet , of christmas stamps , what a great excuse to buy both

We all had a set of the Halloween stamps to play with and I know we all had loads of fun with them.  here are our examples

We would also like to thank Dawn Simpson, for putting up with the hassle of having to be guest designer twice in such a short period, due to the stamp sheets getting lost in the post. We love Dawns examples and are sure you will too. To see more of Dawns work you can go here


Challenge 14 round up September 25, 2008

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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.