Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Mervi's Shabby Vintage Winners

Another week has flown by and we are now half way through Debi's Sparkle, Glitter/Shine challenge.  It is also time to announce the winner of the random draw and fabulous prize from Crafty Individuals.



Enjoy your win, to claim your prize please email me (Zoe) with your address, clicking the link will open an email for you.   Of course there is a winner's badge we would love you to display on your blog.

Mervi had a near impossible task in choosing just 3 from the stunning selection of entries but choose she had to and Mervi's top three Shabby Vintage are

No 39 Avril

No 53 Ellie

No 67 Paula

Congratulations girls fabulous projects, we would love you to share your success with our Top 3 Badge.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bling and Glitter/Sparkle

Fabulous vintage entries last week and some wonderful ideas, we loved them but don't envy Mervi having to choose her top 3.   Don't forget to come back next week to see who she has selected.


Remember 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 Rarebird has been selected by Debi.  The prize this time is one of the wonderful jewellery kits incorporating Friendly Plastic that  our sponsor is so well known for.

I have chosen bling, glitter and Sparkle for our next theme, because basically I'm a bit of a magpie and love all pretty glittery things. Friendly Plastic is such fun to play with, the lucky winner of Liz's prize is going to have such fun creating some pretty things.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Winner's Tuesday

Another land mark, this is the last time the team vote for the Top 3! in future the challenge host will select her top 3.   The prize winner will continue to be selected by random draw, but this is the last prize from the Craft-Room.   With things selling out fast Julia reserved one of my favourite Andy Skinner plates 'Batik Garden' and you never know she might slip a little something extra in.   And the winner is


Enjoy your win, to find out how to claim your prize please email me (Zoe) clicking the link will open an email for you.   Of course there is a winner's badge we would love you to display on your blog.

Now for our top 3, well top 4! The vote has always been tough, this time our selection included Suzanne who won the random draw.   We decided not to whittle it down further but announce our top 3 and acknowledge Suzanne.

No 8 Laurie

No 11 Deb

No 15 Bev

Congratulations girls fabulous projects, we would love you to share your success with our Top 3 Badge.


The closing down sale and the shop will close at the end of the month between now and then everything is 50% off the discount is automatically deducted at the check out, so for now if you pop over to the shop Craft-Room you might find a real bargain.

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



Mervi

Debi


Hazel

Nikki



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.

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.