Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink Petticoat and Craftsite Prize Winners

It's Sharon here again to let you know who the lucky winners are from our dare sponsored by Pink Petticoat and Craftsite.

Firstly, the Pink Petticoat winners - very generously Pink Petticoat offered 3 prizes of £15 of goodies from the Boutique.  The three recipients of this fab prize are:

22. Julie Gleeson
12. Crafting Cathy
41. Antoinette

Our second prize was from Craftsite who generously offered a scrummy background stamp and a distress ink of the winners choice.   The lucky winner of this prize is:

7. Flutterbytrina

If you could all drop me an email with your details, I'll arrange for the prizes to be sent to you - my email is

Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooky birthdays

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our Doing It With Digi challenge last week.  We'll be along soon to announce the winners of our prizes.......

We've got another gorgeous selection of prizes this week!

Tando Creative have generously offered a prize package worth £25 RRP!
Tando Creative Ltd design and manufacture a unique range of chipboard and mask products that are both innovative and inspiring that are suitable for a wide range of crafters.  Our blog is packed full of inspiration from our fabulous international design team and is updated at least 4 or 5 times a week.  Although we are trade only we have a good retailer base, please feel free to contact us for details of a stockist near you.  Visit the Tando blog for more information.
and we also have a lovely prize from Imagine That.
Imagine that... opened their craft shop in November 2006, with the aim of supplying crafters with fabulous stash and lots of inspiration.   Even though the shop sadly had to close it's doors in November 2012, their website is still thriving (and includes over 200 colours of Bazzill cardstock), and they run regular crops and workshops in the Upminster area.  They started designing their own clear stamps in 2008, and now also have their own range of Flair buttons ... with more new designs expected soon!  Check out their pinterest page:  ( and facebook page (  
Imagine That have offered this fab greetings stamp set as a prize:

 Birthday Blog Hop

To round off our Anniversary Celebration Month we'd love you to join in with a bit of a blog hop.  This is a chance for everyone - even if you don't join in with the challenge - to win one of our birthday "presents"!  
We have some fab prizes to share from 
Crimson Cloud
" is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting.  Linda, based in South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of clear acrylic stamps sets which reflect their styles of card making. 
Melanie is based in Brighton, Sussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and added to the range. 

Crimson Cloud have plenty of card samples to give you inspiration - you can check out the gallery on the Crimson Cloud website, follow their boards on Pinterest, click onto their Facebook page or simply follow their blog on New posts and samples are added at least once a week."
and this is the prize from Crimson Cloud - this gorgeous Christmas stamp set:

(3 vouchers worth £15 each to spend on their fabulous downloads)

To join in with the Blog Hop is simple; just click the link above each of this week's cards (including our lovely Guest Designers) to visit all the blogs - leave a quick comment on each, then pop back here and leave a comment on THIS post to let us know you have joined in the Birthday Hop.  
You'll need to complete your journey around our blogs by Midnight (UK time) on Thursday 31st October. 
Right, lets get on with our Spooky Challenge....
The theme this week is
Spooky Birthdays!

We'd like to see your Halloween or birthday cards with a spooky theme.

This week we have two awesome Guest Designers!
the amazing Julie Kirk
 and the awesome Lou Daubney

aren't they spooktacular?
and here are the bewitching cards from the team





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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tea House Bridge and Crafty Template Winners!!

Hi, it's Sharon here to announce the winners from last weeks dare!

I used a random generator and the winner of the prize from Tea House Bridge is:
10. Hazel

and the winner of the prize from Crafty Templates is:
9. Suzi

Well done to you both.   If you drop me an email with your address details to, I'll arrange for your goodies to be sent.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Digital Dare sponsored by Pink Petticoat and Craftsite

Thanks for joining in and sharing all your lovely Banners and Bunting last week - we'll be back soon to announce the winners of our Tea House Bridge and Quirky Kits prizes....

The theme this week is

We want to see your creations using digital elements, papers and images.  The DT have all been provided with a selection of digi images and papers from Pink Petticoat to play with.

This week we have yet more amazing prizes on offer from Pink Petticoat and Craftsite.

Firstly from Pink Petticoat 
'Bob Bob Bobbing Along Image Stamps'    

The Boutique at Pink Petticoat is full of gorgeous digital images and beautiful papers.  The colour collection features every design you could wish for, in a contemporary colour palette, meaning that you'll always have the perfect paper for your projects.  Pink Petticoat have generously offered not one, but 3 prizes!   The 3 lucky winners will each be able to select downloads to the value of £15 from the boutique.

Our second sponsor this week is CraftsiteCraftsite not only supplies all you need for card making but also has lots of projects and tips.  Craftsite are offering this beautiful Penny Black background stamp (one of their best sellers), and to go with the stamp, they are also offering a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad (doesn't have to be the colour shown, the lucky winner can pop to the website and choose which colour they'd like)







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Monday, October 14, 2013

Docrafts and Ribbon Girl Prize Winners!

Hello, it's Sharon here and I'm pleased to announce the winners of our first sponsored challenge, picked at random using a number generator.

The winner of the first prize - the gorgeous punches from Docrafts, is 

number 14. Janice

And the winner of the £10 voucher to spend on goodies at the Ribbon Girl is

number 10. Kirsty

If you both email me at with your address details, I'll arrange for your lovely prizes to be sent to you :)

Don't forget, we've got amazing prizes on offer every week this month, but you've got to join in with our dares to be in with a chance!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Birthday Banners and Bunting sponsored by Tea House Bridge

It's week two of our 7 year Anniversary celebrations and we were overwhelmed by the gorgeous cards from everyone last week.  We'll be along shortly to announce the winners of last week's goodies

This week we have even more prizes on offer and our guest designer is the talented, and one of our first "darers";  Enfys Cashmore

The theme this week is 
Birthday Bunting and Banners 
and we are sponsored by Tea House Bridge who gave the DT some gorgeous buttons to play with.

We also have a lovely prize on offer from Tea House Bridge

"The craft supply shop inspired by English and Old Continental vintage style offering beautiful buttons, resins, ribbons, trims, antique and hand made bobbin lace, wool felt, digital images and much more at really affordable prices."

And if that wasn't enough, we also have a fun prize from Crafty Templates...

We have one of the brand new October Quirky Embellishments kits up for grabs!
Quirky Kits are paper crafting kits full of unusual bits and pieces and on trend themes. Kits are available on subscription in two sizes, 'main' and 'Lite' and you can now also subscribe to the new Quirky Embellishments kit which is a kit full of just embellishments and goodies to make embellishments with. The October kit is out now and you can view all the details in the Crafty Templates store here. Read more about all the different Quirky Kits here.
As usual, we'll be picking the winners at random, so everyone taking part this month has the chance to win some lovely goodies.
The DT have pulled out all the stops to come up with more fabulous inspiration for you and just to make it extra special we have the ├╝ber talented Enfys Cashmore joining us for this week :)
Here is her card




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