Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Vintage Christmas

Great ideas and designs for our background challenge as always you give us a lot to think about and a great deal of pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your work.

Sadly Annie has had to step down from the team because she has received a great offer the kind you cannot say no to.   It might be a bit early yet for her to share the news so you'll just have to keep an eye on her site to find out more, just like us her former team mates are having to. We all wish you every success in the future Annie, thank you for sharing your talents with us and being such a terrific roomie, we will miss you loads.

It seems that after her all to brief return Maria has had to step down again due to family and health issues.  We really hope Maria that things settle down for you soon and you can get back onto an even keel.   One of the original roomies your contribution to the challenge has been invaluable.

We do not have a host this time, following a group discussion we thought it would be fun to have a Vintage Christmas.  You are welcome to make anything Vintage Christmas Themed that strikes your fancy.

Crafty Individuals are our Sponsor this time and they could not be a more perfect sponsor for this theme.

Here are the inspirations from our talented Design Team:

(more samples on my blog )

Taking a Break


Just a reminder that our rules include the explanation that if your do not qualify we will not leave a comment.  So if we seem to be a bit quite on your site it might be an idea to check the rules again.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Seasonal Colours - Winners

Hello, thank you for all your wonderful entries to my colour challenge it was a real joy visiting you all and seeing all your wonderful projects.   Sadly 50% or more did not qualify, generally because you entered too many challenges.   One of our new rules is that you can enter no more than 5 challenges + ours and we are not commenting on challenges that do not qualify.  So if you did not get the words of admiration that your project deserved please check the rules.

Winners when the standard is this high and it is so clear that the artists had checked the rules and complied with them even team voting does not make it easy!  But the votes are in.

Our Winner is
Jane if you can let me have your address I'll get your fabulous Rogue Redhead Plate out to you.

Top 3 in no particular order

That's right 2 cards from the same artist in the top 3!   Congratulations to all of you please take your badge from the side bar.

Our Rules

We are refreshing things just a little and have some updates/revisions to the rules. Please read these and be sure your entry qualifies.

1 You must check the challenge details and comply with all the specifications. i.e. Tell us what about xxxx inspired you means we expect to see some information relating your project to our challenge on your post.

2 Token elements are insufficient if our challenge is for example "Wings" that tiny little flying thing in the bottom left background is not qualifying element.

3 Entries that are really promoting products and or other challenges are no longer allowed.

With these 3 rules we are looking to see that your entry is really a response to the challenge. We work hard on our team inspiration pieces, we have a system in place to make sure we will comment on all the entries we can and this team often comment on more than the those required by our system. All we ask is that you join in with the spirit of our challenge. Inherent is this is the requirement that your project be new and not a back line to an older project.

We are not going to spend a lot of time policing this, entries that do not qualify will simply be ignored by the team.

4 You may not enter more than 5 other challenges besides ours that is a total of 6 challenges entered.

5 You may not enter this challenge more than 3 times per theme.

6 Winner and Top 3 will be selected by team vote

7 While we try to comment on all entries some of us have a problem with WordPress and have found that we cannot always successfully comment on these.

7a We are also cautious about having to fill in a questionnaire before we can comment. We might not take the time if we have a lot to get through.

7b please turn off word verification

8 Our decision is final in all considerations of compliance with these rules.

9 Prizes are offer depending on availability, we are dependant on our very generous sponsors and from time to time we will provided the prize ourselves.

10 Please remember to add a link from your post to our challenge site here.

The purpose of this update is to encourage our followers who regularly join in with some fabulous work that is inspired by the challenge and who take the time to share it. We do not care what your style/standard is we just want to see you grow as artists and perhaps play a part in your journey.