Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sneak Peek for April

I bet you can't guess what we have planned for April Fool's Day!

Don't forget to call in on 1st April to see what the challenge is, who we are lifting and what we have been up to.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Winner of the February Card Challenge

Krafty Karen has had the difficult task of choosing a winner the the card challenge she set for February.

Karen said:

"Well that was really really hard – so many beautiful entries and everyone has put so much work into them. 
I have chosen Claire as the winner – so many little details to the card without the card being swamped and overloaded with embellishments, I particularly love how she has used ribbons with the die cut butterfly and then attached smaller punched butterflies to the ribbon, it is very effective
Karen x"

This is the delightful winning card created by :

Congratulations and please email us to claim your prize Claire.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Winner of the Daffodil Card Challenge for chYps

We have today received news of the winning entry for this challenge.

Many thanks to everyone who took part and created some lovely cards for the chYps team to send out to families in sympathy.

The chYps team voted for their favourite and this dotty card from 

Krafty Karen

is the winner.

A reminder of the challenge -
Tracie Dempster, Head of Care at ChYps asked us if we would like to take part in a card making challenge.

Together with Scrapology, Tracie supplied the basic materials for making a daffodil sympathy card. The Chyps Team want to send out a card to families after the death of the child they have cared for. The team would like these cards to have some similarities and so the card blank, envelope, printed insert, some digital cardstock (for stamping) and the daffodil stamp have all been supplied together with Stazon or Memento Ink (for stamping). After that how you colour your image or decorate your card is up to you!

You are still welcome to make one or more, just ask. State the type of ink you need your image stamped in and we will send you the necessary materials.

Woodware Stamp
Karen please contact us and we will send your prize.

More cards received from Debbie Siddle:

Many thanks.
Lynn x

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Going Dotty!! Card Challenge for March

Our very own, talented Design Team Member - Karen Leonard KAZY 1 has challenged us:

"to use polka dots and or circles on any type of card. So look at one or both elements and maybe introduce shaped cards, its over to you".
Karen x

Please take a look at Karen's inspiring blog, click on her name above.

Here is KAZY 1's card:

Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.


Karen has kindly donated the prize this month:

A super spotty/polka dotty/circle prize bundle!

We hope you will be joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a card using dots and or circles.
  To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th April 2014

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.Please claim the prize within a month of the announcement.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Here are your entries for the challenge -

First off the mark this month is:






Who's next?

Friday, 14 March 2014

Winner of E(X)plosion challenge

Another very hard choice as lots of beautiful entries for this challenge!

But, the winner is...………


With this lovely layout.

Well done Adela, please contact us to claim your prize.

Thank-you to all who entered, we look forward to seeing you again!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Kits for Sale

Thank you to those who have purchased kits, thanks you and they should have all arrived to you in the post to you now.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for one of our previous challenges please see the updated list below. The kit prices include postage and packaging. You can contact us through the usual email address if you are interested, you can pay by cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

These are the kits we have for sale pictured are Lynn and Linda's Layouts using the kit. Please also email if you have any questions.

October 2013 'B is for Buttons' 
Includes a bag of buttons
£10 including p&p

September 2013 'S is for Starburst' 
Includes Distress Stain
£10 including p&p

August 2013 'S is for Shabby Chic'
£10 including p&p

July 2013 'M is for Mixed Medium'
£10 including p&p

June 2013 'F is for Framed'
£10 including p&p
Included full sticker sheet

May 2013 'H is for Hand Stitched'
£10 including p&p

April 2013 'R is for Ripped'
£10 including p&p
Includes full sheet of stickers, ribbon, pins and lace

March 2013 'P is for Peeking Elements'
£10 including p&p

February 2013 'T is for Texture Paste'
£10 including p&p

January 2013 'T is for Tags' 
£10 including p&p

September 2012 'H is for Hexagons'
includes Acrylic Paint
£5.00 including p&p

July 2012 'Y is for Yarn'
includes die cut shapes
£5.00 including p&p

March 2012 'G is for Glitter'
Includes Stickles
£5.00 including p&p
Anita, Lynn and Linda

January 2012 'T is for Texture'
£5.00 including p&p
Includes Card Candi
Sufficient papers and card for a mini book or double layout.

November 2011 'F is for Fabric Flowers'
£5.00 including p&p
Includes Seam binding ribbons

 August 2010 'A is for Aperture'
£5.00 including p&p
Includes Doodlebug letter sticker sheet and brads.

Linda's Class for Cardinal Colours Crop
'One of a Kind'
£10 including p&p

Lynn's Cardinal Colours Crop Class
'Winter & Christmas Layouts Kit'
£10.00 including p&p

Hope you find something here you would like the kit for.
Please email HERE for further details.
Thanks for looking