Tuesday, 29 May 2012

It's our 1st Birthday!

Well the first 12 months and 26 challenges have passed in a flash.  We have met so many fantastic crafters and seen such stunning work, I believe that I speak for all the team when saying that we have loved every moment of it. 
  
To celebrate our first year of challenge's we decided to celebrate with you who have made our fortnightly bit of fun such a success, so we are having a blog hop. We are joined in this by one of our Wonderful sponsors, Liz Welch of Rarebird, the main prize a Bend it Shape it DVD has been donated by Rarebird for one lucky winner.   No make that two lucky winner's Liz has decided to give one of each of her DVD's as prizes.   We are so grateful to Liz and all our sponsors, thank you.

Like all such events the rules are simple, our hop has a little twist instead of looking for a letter at each stop there will be a very easy to answer question. Remember do not leave the answer
to the question in your comment! But do please leave a comment at each stop, there is a prize donated by each team member to be won, selected from the comments left at each blog.   Collect all your answers and send them in an email to me (Zoechaos) the winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries received.



The stops along the way are:


Start here and we have a prize here as well as the Main prize from Rarebird.

Liz Welch Yes Liz is joining us for the Blog hop!

Ending back here, but we only have one question on this site. 

The question to start you on your way is 'What are we celebrating with this Blog Hop?' told you they would be easy questions.   Another of our terrific sponsors Crafty Individual's have donated the prize for this question.

We also have our regular challenge! with a mystery prize from Julia.   The theme for our challenge? Birthday's of course.   Make a card or anything Birthday related and share a link with us.


Hi everyone, I really can't quite believe that it's our very first birthday, the time has gone so quickly.  I know I can speak for all of the DT when I say we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations each fortnight, the standard of entry we receive is just amazing, and we have a such a large number of loyal followers, some of who we have got to know on a personal level.  As Zoe has said our chosen theme is anything birthday, feel free to make anything you like as long as it is birthday related.  Love Julia xxx

Do read the rules full details on the pesky rules page.      We 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.  Please follow the theme guidelines a lot of peeps will add a token element to qualify and these types of entries will be dis-allowed.





Tuesday, 22 May 2012

WOW there was a stunning selection of embossing entries as always we loved them.  Esther had a real struggle choosing just three.   First of course the lucky winner of the random draw and the opportunity to have a little shopping visit at Stamp Addicts.





Enjoy your win, 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.

And now for the results of Esther's deliberations, here are the three wonderful creations she selected.
No 19 Daniele

No 43 Leigh Snaith-Brunton

No 105 Asia King

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

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Add Fabric

We're so pleased you like embossing as much as we do, thank you for sharing so many different ideas with us once again.  We love coming to visit you all but find sometimes that we have to join a group to access your projects.   This counts as word verification, we are sorry but getting round to see everyone really means that we do not have the time to join other groups. 


Do read the rules full details on the pesky rules page.      We 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.  Please follow the theme guidelines a lot of peeps will add a token element to qualify and these types of entries will be dis-allowed.


We have another marvelous sponsor this fortnight, Indigo Blu will be giving the lucky draw winner a prize but we do not have the details yet so it will be a special surprise for someone! 
IndigoBluHeader

Our challenge this time comes from Maria:

Hi, it's my turn to choose the theme this fortnight so I've chosen "Add/Use Some Fabric".  I've chosen this theme because, as well as sometimes stamping on fabric, I also love to use pieces of  lace somewhere in my creations as I think it softens the look of the finished project.  I don't mind if you choose to use fabric completely throughout, as I have done with a simple little sewing bag, or add some beautiful lace somewhere, but I'd love to see the ways in which you incorporate some fabric into your creations.

Have fun!
Maria x

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Ink it Winners

Winners Tuesday again! time to tell you which inked creations caught Nikki's eye.   First of course the lucky winner of the random draw and the opportunity to pick up some Rogue Redhead goodies.

Rogue Redhead



Enjoy your win, 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.

Here are the 3 inky projects that Nikki selected for her top 3.
No 2 Caroline

No 71 Liz

No 73 Jenny Veale

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

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Emboss it!

So many different treats to see, you always surprise us with your creativity and we love that you share it as  you do, thank you.


Do read the rules full details on the pesky rules page.      We 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.  Please follow the theme guidelines a lot of peeps will add a token element to qualify and these types of entries will be dis-allowed.


Esther has chosen this weeks theme of Emboss it - that can include Heat Embossing or using an Embossing Folder, or even an Embossing paste and stencil, it's up to you as long as we can clearly see an embossing technique on your creation. She says - 'I love the texture that Embossing techniques add to a creation whether it be as a background or focal element, I especially enjoy triple embossing or using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, though usually make quite a mess doing it!. I look forward to seeing what you come up with and hope to gain even more embossing ideas!'


Esther design's many beautiful things for us and also for Stamp Addicts who this time are our Sponsor with £10* to be spent at their online shop.



Esther 
 using Stamp Addicts Stamps


Maria


Julia

Is taking a challenge break.

Zoe

* prize excludes P&P normal shopping conditions will apply.

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.