Sunday, 26 May 2013

Challenge 21 - Bling It

Bling It...kinda speaks for itself this week, we want to see as much bling as you can throw at us, subtle, lots of long as it's got bling then it's in.

Let's see what our super talented Design Team have conjured up to inspire us.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Special Feature - Making Embelishments using Rubber Stamps

Making Embellishments using Rubber stamps,  Maimeri Mediums and PanPastels: Tutorial by Claire

You can make some really fun embellishments for your projects using your rubber stamps with PanPastels and Maimeri Mediums.
  1. For this technique you will need: rubber stamp, stazon inkpad, Maimeri Iridescent Paste, PanPastels (I used Magenta Extra dark for this project), a spatula and a mixing pot.

 2. Put a little Maimeri Iridescent Medium into a mixing pot, use your spatula to scrape a little PanPastel in and mix with the spatula.

 3.       Ink up your rubber stamp with stazon ink and then scrape the mixture out and ‘blob’ it on to the  stamp:

4.       Spread the mixture over the surface of the stamp using the spatula, you should have a thick even layer of mix

Once again you have to have a little patience now, leave it for a couple of days to dry

5.       Once the mixture has dried, gently peel the embellishment off the stamp

The mixture will have dried to create a flexible embellishment so you can use it on 3d projects, it will also have picked up all the detail of the stamp

Challenge 20 Winner

The winner of our Challenge 20 is entry number 15 Evelyn.

Congratulations Evelyn, your winning entry will be posted on our Wall Of Fame.

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

Thank you everyone who took part, remember our next challenge starts on Sunday at 8.oo a.m.

Enjoy your weekend.


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Challenge 20 - New Beginnings

As the seasons battle it out as to when the Summer will actually begin, it's inevitable that it will at some point, so looking ahead to the hot summer evenings we can hopefully spend in the garden, under the parasol instead of an umbrella, new beginnings is the weeks theme.

Of course it's not all about the seasons, new beginnings can be a new job, a new baby, marriage, new home etc etc.

So let's get those creative juices flowing and show us what your new beginning is.  Your entry must be a finished project and signifies a new beginning.

Let's see what our super talented Design Team have come up with to inspire you all.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Challenge 19 Winner

The winner of our In The Pink theme is entry number 13 - Sherryn.

Your winning entry will be posted on our Wall Of Fame. Please email me withing the next 7 days at to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone who took part.

Please join us again on Sunday at 8.00 a.m for our new challenge.

Enjoy your weekend.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Challenge 19 - In The Pink

If you like the colour Pink, then this week is definitely for you.

As long as there is a 'definite PINK' item on your entry then the theme is up to you, a kind of 'anything goes as long as it's PINK' really.

Our DT have come up with some beautiful projects for this one (then don't they always!).

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Challenge 18 Winners Draw

This weeks winning entry is number 12 - Marian.

Congratulations Marian, your winning entry will be posted on our Wall Of Fame.

Marian, please email me within the next 7 days to claim your prize at

Thank you everyone who joined in, we are live at 8.00 am on Sunday for our next Challenge theme.

Take care.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Challenge 18 - Fairyland

Fairy's and the Fairyland theme's are eternally popular with everyone, increasingly so it would seem.  So this week lets see what your imagination can magic up.

Our Design Team have pulled everything out of the bag as always to help inspire your creativity.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Challenge 17 'Dreams' Winner

Here is the winning entry for our Dreams theme.

The winning entry is number 10 - Joyce.

Congratulations Joyce, your winning entry will be placed on our Wall Of Fame.  Please email me within ghe next 7 days at to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who took part, we are back on Sunday at 8.00 am with a new challenge.

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Enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend if you are in the UK, if you are outside the UK, enjoy your weekend.

Take care.