Saturday, 24 September 2011

Week 122 - Keep it Simple

Hello and welcome to my (Amanda's) theme for the week.

Clean and Simple

I love the clean and simple style and some people have a real knack for it, I seem to struggle and have to sit on my hands to stop myself from adding ribbons and layers and other scrummy stuff lol So hide those flowers and embellishments and bits n bob and keep it simple :o)

This week we welcome one of our regular sponsors, Sir Stampalot who are giving this weeks winner a set of Whipper Snapper stamps.

Sir Stampalot are a UK based one stop craft store who offer a speedy on line shopping facility as well as having a spacious store in Peterborough which is jam packed with stamps from all the leading manufacturers along with a whole range of other crafting goodies.

Their 'whats new' section is updated almost daily so you won't miss out on any of the new items which this week includes the fabulous Picket Fence from Tim Holtz....you can check out this fabby new product here (speed through to about 11mins to see Tim demonstrating it).














Nicola




Please drop by the DTs blogs (click on their names) and leave them some love

Link your blog post to Mr Linky below :o)

Winner and Top 5 Week 121 Alter/Recycle

Good Morning all!
Thanks to everyone for all your magnificent Alter/Recycle creations last week, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs with so many diverse projects, the only problem was trying to choose my Top 5 - a really tough decision I can tell you!
Firstly though, I'll not keep you in suspense any longer, Random Org picked our winner who this week is:

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#52   Christine

This is Christine's gorgeous altered chocolate box.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Please email me at nicolajacklinis@live.co.uk to arrange for you to receive your prize.



Now for my Top 5, in no particular order:

#22 Donna














#12 Eva



CONGRATULATIONS to you all, please feel free to grab your Top 5 badge.

Our lovely Amanda will be here soon with another fab challenge to kickstart your week ahead!
Love,





Saturday, 17 September 2011

Week 121 - Alter/recycle





Good Morning everyone,
Nicola here with my first week hosting an Allsorts challenge!

This week I would love to see you

Recycle or Alter something

as I don't like to waste anything, lol.
Let your imaginations run wild and take this theme in any direction you want, from altering a picture frame to recycling some discarded packaging. All I ask is that you make it obvious in your blog post what you've altered/recycled, and most importantly have FUN!

Thanks to everyone who entered Jill's theme last week, Flowers and Swirls is obviously a favourite as well as a timeless classic.

Our sponsor this week is:




generously offering a Little Darlings rubber stamp of choice.

Here is little about the store from owner Angie. "With my husband's support and encouragement, I decided to open a store where I could bring many of my favorite things together in one place. I thought about how wonderful it would be to launch a new rubber stamp line and through a friend found an amazing muralist and children's book illustrator. The combo of my vision and her raw talent has resulted in the ‘Little Darlings' rubber stamp line. I am truly blessed to be able to do something that I absolutely love each and every day.

Here are the Design Team's amazing inspiration,
I'm sure they would love a visit from you!

Amanda








Nicola


Please link up with Mr Linky below, you have until 6pm (GMT) Friday 23rd September.
We cant wait to see your creations, thanks for your continued support :), and have a great weekend
Love,

Winners and Top 5 Flowers and swirls

Good morning everybody!!
A huge thank you for all your beautiful entries for last week Flowers and swirl challenge.
I loved visiting all of you and picking out my favorites was not easy.
You are such a talented bunch!
If I could, I would have picked all of you as winners, but I had to use Mr Random to help me with the difficult decision.
And he came out with this number:
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Nr. 105
Karen
And this is Karen's gorgeous card

Congratulation sweetie!
Please contact me with your details at jill@vmnett.com to claim your price.

My top 5 for my week is:

Nr. 9 Tara


Nr. 15 Esther




Nr. 91 E.T


Nr. 126 Lynn


Congratulations girls, your work is awsome!
Come back here in an hour to see what theme my sweet teamie Nicola picked for you, for her first challenge. I know you will love it!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!
Big hugs from Jill


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Week 120 - flowers and swirls

Good morning everybody and welcome to a new challenge!

I hope you are all well and ready for the weekend.
Today it's my (Jill) first time hosting a challenge and for my theme today I have chosen something that I hardly can make a card without...

Flowers and swirls!

Pretty easy one , don't you think?!

We have two fabulous sponsors with us today and two great prizes to be won:.

"Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

Our next sponsor is a new one at Allsorts, a webshop with gorgeous digi images for all kinds of cards


And they are offering 4 digis of winners choice and here is a little bit about them:

“My name is Ruth and I live in Northern Ireland with my husband and two grown up sons.
I started drawing my own images for my cards a couple of years ago and A Passion for Stamps was born! Since then I have got a great Design Team on board making beautiful cards using my images. I draw a wide range of images including florals, animals, birds, cute, male etc and love to use punches to complement them. Please pay us a visit and if there is something you'd really like drawn, feel free to drop me a line."

Ruth our Guest Designer from A Passion for Stamps has created this lovely
card for us using her rosebud image.



And this is from our September Guest Designer - Jak Heath

And here comes the lovely work from The Allsorts Design Team:

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Now I really look forward to see what you create this week!
Have a nice weekend everybody
Hugs, Jill

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