Sunday, 27 May 2012

Challenge 20 - Diamond Jubilee

Next weekend, a lot of us in the UK will be celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee.  To do our little bit to help the celebrations along, we'd like to see your Diamond Jubilee designs.

As patriotic as you can be, our DT have hoisted the bunting and are waving the flags in celebration through their inspirational and beautifully striking projects.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Challenge 19 Winner

The winner of this weeks challenge is entry number 25 Bev Eden.

Congratulations Bev, your winning post will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Please email me within the next 7 days to claim your prize at

A very big thank you to everyone who took part this week, and we can't wait to see what entries we will have for tomorrow's new challenge.....ah, now wait and see :)

Enjoy the glorious weather this weekend, and take care if your out in that VERY hot sun.

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Challenge 19 - Pastel Colours

Pastel Colours, a great theme for this weeks challenge.  pastel, greens, yellow's, blues, any pastel shades you want to use, the occasion choice is yours.

We welcome back our regular sponsors this week.

The design team, despite being extra busy with additional projects, have created these stunning inspirational items.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Challenge 18 Winner

Our winner this week for the Sports theme is entry number 7 - Beryl.

Congratulations Beryl.  Your winning entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Please email me within the next 7 days to claim your prize -

Thank you everyone for entering this week.  Sunday sees a fresh challenge which will go live at 8.00 a.m.

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Challenge 18 - Sports

Probably one of the most challenging challenges is Sport, but we're sure that you've all got some kind of sport related items in lurking away in your craft stash, so let's get active and show us what your take on the sports theme is.

Never one's to shy away from a 'marathon' task, our wonderful Design Team have scored major points with these inspirational items, they are all winners.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Challenge 17 Winner

This weeks winner is entry number 77 giogio.

Congratulations on being drawn as this weeks winner.  Your project will be posted on our Walll Of Fame.

Please email me at to claim your prize - 3 digi images of your choice from LEJ Designs

Thank you to all our entrants, there are some really tallented crafters out there.

A special thanks to Ali Reeve and Lindsay for supporting this weeks challenge.  Fantastic stuff.

Our next challenge is live at 8.00 a.m on Sunday 13th May UK time...when the theme will be.....hmmm, I wonder!

Blog Administrator

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Challenge 17 - Anything Goes

This week is an excellent theme for our star guest designer, and it is indeed a great honour and priveledge to introduce the one and only Ali Reeve.

Ali is well known in the crafting world as the inventor of the 'loo roll technique' and is the true Goddess of All Things Experimental with absolutely amazing, imaginative and innovative results.  We all love watching Ali at live shows and on the TV where there is usually a surprise element, everyday items are sometimes used and become part of crafting masterpieces.  The term 'think outside the box' was invented for this lady.

Here is Ali's recipe:

I mixed Pan Pastels (Black and Raw Umber) with a dimensional fabric medium, and applied it through a mask on to Lutradur (which is a light weight fabcir that can be distressed by heat). You then remove the mask, and heat up the fabric medium, that bubbles and puffs up as it dries and the exposed Lutradur melts away. When it was all dry I applied Raw Umber over the top to take away the very white of the remaining lutradur, seperated the clock from the extra fabric and glued it on to some nice graphic 45 paper, with a little greeting tag and a metal embellishment.

I am amazed week by week by the projects I receive for the themes from our resident Design Team, colourful, elegant, ornate, just class.  

Lindsay, one of our DT members, has generously sponsored this weeks challenge, you can win 3 Digi Stamps of your choice from her website.  Please click on the link to view her unique designs.  Lindsay is a very gifted and talented young artist/designer.

Lindsay (This weeks Sponsor)

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Challenge 16 Winner

Our winner of the challenge 16 Spring Time is entry number 9 - Krafty Karen.

Congratulation Karen, please email me within the next 7 days at to claim your prize.

Your entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.

Thanks to all our entrants this week, don't forget to join us tomorrow when we have a celebrity guest designer and also a very talented artist who is sponsoring our challenge.