Tuesday, 6 March 2012

All change and some Shabby Vintage

New beginnings, lots of things to tell you about.   We have a terrific group of sponsors who are providing some fantastic prizes and some great challenge's lined up.   Our sponsors are listed on the left and we have new page link at the top telling you a little more about them.

There has also been a slight change to the rules full details on the pesky rules page.   You are no longer required to display a link to the sponsor with your entry on your blog.   We do ask you to mention us and link back to us, that your entry be new work and not back linked and that you do not enter more that 3 times each challenge.

Our challenge this time which is sponsored by Crafty Individuals has been selected by Mervi.

New winds are blowing here- but our theme cruises back in time. Next fortnight our theme will be Vintage! 
So dig out your victorian, vintage, shabby looking supplies and make an entry.

Look what fabulous samples the design team has made. You can click the name to go straight to their own blogs to leave some love and look at the details of their creations. Have fun, looking forward to see what you'll create. Hope you have switched off the word verification;-))m





Our original sponsor Craft-Room is closing at the end of the month and everything is now 50% off.   Thank you Julia for your support in the past so pleased you are staying with the team.


  1. Sorry to hear that the Craft Room is closing down. Glad you have one of my favourite stamp companies as a sponsor this month - Crafty Individuals are fab! Maddy x

  2. Fab challenge, I love vintage! xx

  3. Please disregard entry #6 Sassy Raggedy. It is not working properly and I resubmitted. You can just delete it for me. Thank you so much. And great challenge. I love doing vintage...joann sassy raggedy

  4. Hiya, what a great challenge, I love vintage & what absolutely gorgeous and varied DT projects. XX

  5. Great eclectic inspiration from the DT. Would like to wish Julia all the best for the future!

  6. Gorgeous DT projects - will definitely play the challenge :)

  7. Great challenge and great looking inspiration from the DT members - thank you.

  8. thanks for the great challenge, dt inspiration and wonderful entries so far! I've added mine.

  9. WoW, fabulous eye-candy from the Designers! Thank you for another fun challenge, ladies!

  10. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me create some "Shabby Vintage" for your blog! The DT's are so imaginative and talented! What beautiful work they've created. This is my first entry for your blog. Thanks for letting me play allong!


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