Sunday, 27 September 2009

Week #18 - Gift Bag, Gift Box or Wrapping Paper

Happy Sunday once more! And welcome to the latest theme in our journey into the festive season. And what a fantastic load of treats we have in store for you this week. To start with, we have this amazing blog candy to give away to a lucky player, donated by our very own, and very generous Sam!

And our theme this week is for you to create a Gift Bag, a Gift Box, or just decorate your own wrapping paper (you don't have to do them all!!!)

And once again we have been blessed with two fabulous guests who have very kindly agreed to help us with our inspirational samples to help motivate you into getting started for Christmas. First up we have this gorgeous set made by Rachel:
And then we have this adorable gift box made by Sam:

I'm sure that by now, those of you who have been with us from the beginning must be feeling pretty chuffed with themselves for having already created so many Christmas projects long before they're due - the team here are certainly glad we made an early start. And if you've not yet started your Christmas makes, just take a look at the sidebar if you're wondering if it's worth diving in - Christmas isn't that far away now!!!!

Thank You to everyone who played along with us last week, it's great to see that so many of you are enjoying this as much as we are. And here with go with the team's samples for this week:

Teri S

So now it's your turn. Don't forget to leave us your link, and lots of luck with the draw for that fabulous blog candy! Have a great week!
Love From
The Team xxx

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Week #17 Hot Chocolate

Happy Sunday folks and welcome to another Winter Wonderland theme. This week we are taking inspiration from Hot Chocolate! It doesn't have to be literally a mug of hot chocolate, just the image of whatever that conjures up in your mind!

But before we go any further, the winner of last week's Cutting Cafe kits is .........

Congratulations Tip Top - please contact Anne and she will let you know how to get your hands on those fabulous kits!
We have another fab Guest who we'd like to thank hugely for helping us prepare our samples for you this week. Please say a warm "Hello" to Sam. Here's a little bit about Sam:
I have been making cards for about 7 years now, my interest was beginning to wane when I discovered the wonderful world of blogging and since then my style has changed tremendously and it is all thanks to all you lovely, talented blogging buddies out there...... I have recently had a GD spot on a couple of challenges and made DT on Creative Card Crew blog. I am a Stampin' Up! demo and have demonstrated at the local craft shop annual fair for the last 3 year, I love meeting like minded people and sharing crafting tips and ideas. My other hobbies are beading, x-stitch, knitting, patchwork and reading.

And here is her gorgeous card:

So, go and get your milk pans and chocolate grater out and see what springs to your mind for our theme this week. And don't forget to leave us your link so we can come and see your delicious creations. And here we go with the fantastic ideas created in the samples by th rest of our wonderful team:



Teri S

So now it's your turn - we can't wait to see your fab Hot Chocolate ideas!

Love from

The Team xxx

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Week #16 - A Very Vintage Christmas

*** EDITED*** The winner of Lesley's Forever Friends kit, picked by random number generator was #2 who was Lynda. Congratulations Lynda, enjoy your prize. Please could you email Lesley with your addy! :o)

Wow!!! We had a fantastic response to Frosty last week, and there are so many fabulous Snowmen out there and we are so grateful to you all for showing them to us! Thank You to everyone who played along with our theme last week!

Straight into Week 17 now and we are doing Vintage - whatever that means to you, we would love to see how you put Vintage into your Christmas projects. And this week we are blessed with TWO fabulous guests who have prepared samples to help inspire you. Gro and Sherry have very kindly agreed to join us this week - here's a bit about the girls and their fabulous samples:

Gro - "I'm 37 and from Norway where I live with my husband and two sons. I made my first card about 5 years ago, and have ever since been addicted to this hobby. I love making cards and also different boxes and gift bags:) I design for Art Pieces Challenges, an ATC challenge blog, but was very excited when Winter Wonderland started, you see, I love Christmas!!!"

and Sherry - My name is Sherry although some friends and family call me Sherryann. I am married to Joe for 34 years now and have a son named Justin. I have been cardmaking/scrapbooking for about 10 years off and on. I love the look of vintage cards and have been doing them for about a year now.
Go and check out their blogs to see some more of their gorgeous creations.
Also this week we have another fab giveaway from our regular sponsor, Regina, at The Cutting Cafe. One very lucky player will be the winner of 3 of Regina's fantastic kits, of their choice. Both of our Teri's have used Regina's templates to make gorgeous gift bags as you will see below. For more samples and details of The Cutting Cafe, click on the link on our sidebar - go see for yourself how fabulous they are!
Here now are the samples from the rest of the team for this week's theme:
Teri S
And now it's over to you - we would love to see your vintage Christmas cards. Don't forget to leave your link and check back later to see who the lucky winner of Lesley's Forever Friends kit is!

Love from
The Team xxx

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Week #15 Frosty the Snowman

Happy Sunday folks! Brrr... get your gloves on because we're building Snowmen this week! The team have been making projects featuring Frosty himself in an attempt to inspire you to get your Christmas stash on the move and prepare early for the season. We also have the option of a sketch for you to use if you need an additional push, and we have a fantastic giveaway and another guest who's helped us create our samples this week. First of all, here is the sketch:

and then we have this magnificent kit which our very own Lovely Lesley has very kindly donated, which will be given to one lucky player this week, so fingers crossed, it could be you!

And our special guest this week who we would like to thank very much for helping us with our samples is Rachel. Here is a brief look at Rachel:

I am a Stay-at-Home mom to 3 beautiful girls and wife to my wonderful husband, who is very supportive of my stamping addiction. I enjoy making handmade gifts and cards, and scrapbooking wonderful memories of my family and friends.

So now over to the fabulous samples which Rachel and the team have put together in the hope of inspiring you to either add to your expanding card stack, or make a start on your cards for this year.

So now it's over to you - we can't wait to see your fabulous Snowman projects! Don't forget to leave us your link :o)

Love from

The Team xxx