Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Good morning after all your wicked and wonderful furry family are you ready for a new challenge?   It's my turn to pick the top 3 and what a challenge you have set me! 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.

Our sponsor this fortnight are a great favourite of making unique rubber stamps with a vintage feel, they are of course Crafty Individuals.

It is Suzanne's first time as host, here she is to introduce our theme.


So pleased to be hosting my first challenge for the Craft Room and to top it we have a great sponsor!  My theme for the fortnight is "Friendship".  I would love to see your cards and projects that have a friendship theme whether that be an image that depicts friendship or a sentiment about friendship.  Friendship is important to us all...and the reason why I choose this theme is that whilst I was playing along with the challenges for the Craft Room I was always thrilled to receive the DT's friendly and encouraging comments - to a point where I could not bear to miss a challenge!  Then when I was invited to join their DT .... the "friendship" was even more evident from the warm welcome I received from the other ladies - I didn't feel like the new girl for long!  So "Friendship" it is then ........Suzanne ~X~






Still in the thick of it with her house move



Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Add Fabric re-drawn

So we have another winner to announce because remarkable the winner of the Indigo Blu stamp plate did not come forward so we have drawn it again and the lucky girl now is

Please send me an email zoechaos@btopenworld.com with your address so your prize can be sent to you.    Congratulations on your win.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Winners, winners and more winners

WOW this is going to be some list.   Lets start with the Birthday Challenge Winners, winner of the Random draw for Julia's mystery bag of goodies
Congratulations Chrissie, please can you send me an email with your address and your prize will be in the post to you.   zoechaos@btopenworld.com

Julia of course had the challenge of selecting her top 3, and challenge it was.

Well done ladies please, we would love you to take our Top 3 badge from our sidebar for your sidebar.

Birthday blog hop; Oh my we have such a list of winners to tell you about, starting with the winner's from each stop.

Mervi               Sue (Art of Craft)
Debi                  Glennis
Hazel                 Linda Foster
Nikki                 Karen Christensen
Esther *             Becky (Crafting Becky)
Maria *              Cebelica
Liz Welch *       Gill Slane
Suzanne             Jenny Hurley
Julia                   Sue (Art of Craft)
Zoe *                 Claire Sweeney
Challenge Site *  Von 

Each of the team will (or have) publish their winner on their own blogs with details of how to claim the prize.   If you are one of the lucky winners please check out the team's site.  If the team member is marked with a * please email me with your address and I'll get your prizes out to you. 

At last it is time to announce the blog hop winners:

Susan Garvie is the first out of the hat followed closely by Gill Joseph If you would drop me a line with your addresses I'll pop your DVD's in the post to you.  zoechaos@btopenworld.com 

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for celebrating out Birthday with us.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Furry Four legged Family

What a fortnight! Thank you to everyone who joined in with our hop, the team are drawing their winner's and will announce them on their sites, next Tuesday with our regular winners we will let you know who the lucky winners of the DVD's are and the winner of this the challenge site comments draw.   A full list of winners will also be published.  

Then there will be the winner of the Challenge draw and Julia's top 3.  Goodness do not envy Julia having to pick.

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.

Time now for our new challenge sponsored this time by Tando Creative, not sure what Di has in store as a prize this time but know it will be a goodie.   Tando Creative have an ever growing range of Chipboard goodies and tough, durable masks.

So we complete another cycle and it is my turn to choose something to challenge you with!   What could be better than a tribute to all our furry four legged family.   Be it Cat, Dog, Horse, Hamster or maybe Rat time to represent them in a creative, crafty, project.     Have fun with the theme and take it in any direction you fancy.


Key Holder




is taking a little break to spend time with her family

has just moved house, all her craft stash is in boxes.  Well that is her excuse and she is sticking to it!

Just for clarity, we are looking for representations of animals that might be included in your family group.  That might be a horse a rat, dog, cat or maybe in some country based families a hand reared farm animal.  Wild animals are not included nor are stuffed toys.    We do not remove in-eligible entries but they are not considered for the top 3 or random draw.   Hope this helps. XOXO 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Add Fabric Winners

Good morning, if you are looking for the current challenge and blog hop you'll find it here

As promised we have some winners to announce today, they are of course the Add Fabric random draw winner and Maria's top 3.

First then the winner of the Just Sew Plate from Indigo Blu.   Congratulations No 49 Annie

Sewing Mends the Soul – NEW

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

Time now to tell you which three projects most appealed to Maria, never an easy choice.

No 18 Roberta

No 32 Ulina

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

Monday, 4 June 2012

Stamp Addicts Winner redrawn

The Winner of our Embossing Challenge and the £10 to spend at Stamp Addicts did not come forward to claim her prize! so we have drawn it again.    Sincerely hope the new winner reads this and claims the prize, No 58 Marilyn Webb you have the fun of a shopping visit at

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.

Tomorrow we will tell you who winner of our Fabric challenge is.   If you haven't joined the blog hop yet there is still a week to join our party fun.

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.