Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy 2010!

To all our regulars, and any newbies who may be stopping by, we'd like to wish you all the happiest of times during 2010 for you and your families.

Well then, who's feeling Christmas'ed-out? Hmmm..... I can understand why if you are. This is why we're giving all players here the option of joining in our new 2010 themes without necessarily making a Christmas card. We are, for the time being at least, going to keep our themes open but they all have a Christmas feel to them. For the first few weeks we are going to be offering you a sketch or a colour theme and you can use these to start your 2010 Christmas Card stash if you wish, or you may want to make something else. The choice is yours, and as long as you're enjoying your craft we don't mind how you interpret it!

So, let's kickstart this brilliant new year/decade by offering this yummy colour scheme. We want to see you use Cinnamon, Lime and Berry on your projects and we cannot wait to see how you use these colours. Our fab DT have made some samples to whet your appetite - I hope you can use the inspiration they offer to kick your mojo back into action after the long holiday!


We also have plans to extend our DT soon. Any of the girls here will tell you we are probably THE most relaxed DT in blogland and we would like to invite other bloggers to join us with a view to providing plenty of inspirational samples, plus allowing other team members a break from time to time, because we all fervently believe that Real Life is the most important thing and we all understand that occasionally it does get in the way of our craft. We manage and run this blog purely for fun and inspiration and all we ask is that anyone who does take part here, does so with the same frame of mind.

Anyone who thinks they would like to make a regular commitment to our blog by preparing samples in advance from the list we have prepared between us, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to leave a comment below this post stating that you would be interested, then it will be followed up. If you're too shy to do that (and we fully appreciate that!) then by all means email myself or any of the team members and we will add your name to the pot. However, as is always the case, not everyone will be successful and we would like to emphasise that we wish it could be otherwise, but as we are constantly changing and moving around, please don't let that put you off as you could be offered a place at a later date, and some of our present DT would vouch for that :o)

So, without further ado, let's kick 2010 into action and here with our DT samples for your enjoyment. Don't forget to leave us a link to your blog so that we can come and ogle your projects.


Avril





Pascale





Lynda





Teri S







Happy New Year to you all, with love from


The Team xxx

Monday, 28 December 2009

Winner of the In Style Prize from Happy New Year

Hi Guys so sorry for the delay, as everyone else has been so busy too the winner for the "Happy New Year" Theme is Shana, Congrats hunny could you please email Joey and I will pass your details on to arrange your prize. Thanks muchly.xxx

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Week 31 - Thankyou for the Christmas Gifts



Hello Everyone, WOW We hope your Christmas was as blessed as ours!



We have a few changes coming up in 2010 for the Winter Wonderland Blog and they are all good :O) we are currently on the look out for some fabulous new sponsors, so please get in touch if you would like to be a part of our challenge for 2010!!!



We are also going to be changing the feel of the blog from January, not everyone wants to make Christmassy cards in the New Year so we are going to sway the themes to fit around events happening in each month,BUT first and foremost we will remain a Christmas Blog!




Also YES theres more, we are going to be running a DT CALL this January and hosting our very first DT Blog Hop with lots of candy :O) we really hope you will join us for all the excitement!


We are one of only a few Challenge blogs that have a Challenge out this week and often the Thankyou Cards are overlooked at Christmastime so that is our theme this week, if you find yourself with new stash from Christmas and a little spare time we would love to see your creations, as always we are open to your own interpretations!


The fabulous Marianne is our Guest DT again this week and has created this beautiful Thank You card for us ......



And here's a little more Inspiration from our fantastic Design Team :O)













Teri S


Avril




We would just like to take this opportunity to Thank you for your support during 2009 and to wish you all A Very Happy New Year


Lots of Love


The Team.xxxxxxx



Sunday, 20 December 2009

Week 30 - Happy New Year!

Welcome to the last Sunday before Christmas dear friends! Your Nativity cards last week were beautiful …. And so varied. It was fab visiting all your blogs and seeing what you had created. Thank you all so much for joining in with us again.

Can you believe it? We’re almost there! Santa will be visiting in less than a week! Have you finished your cards? Hopefully you are all ready and prepared for the ‘day’ now :o)

We have decided this week not to have a Christmas based theme, but instead to concentrate on ‘Happy New Year’. Hopefully you will get a little time this week in between all the last minute rushing around to join us! We would love to see all your projects, so don’t forget to post into Mr Linky below.

This week we have a fabulous new sponsor InStyle Stamps




and they have kindly offered one winner 4 In Style Images of your choice :O) Thankyou so very much!


The lovely Marianne is our Guest DT and has helped us with our samples this week. If you haven't yet seen Marianne's work before, hop over to her very gorgeous blog and have a look at her beautiful projects!

Here is Marianne's wonderful Happy New Year! card .......























Avril




It's over to you now! Don't forget to add your blog post link into Mr Linky so that we can see what you've been up to!
and we wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas

Love from

The Team xxx



Sunday, 13 December 2009

Week 29 - Nativity

Only one more challenge week after this week ladies and that's it! The big day will be here! Are you ready? Hopefully we will all have plenty of cards ready this year. I must say, this is the first year this has happened for me - having always left things until the very last minute in previous years! No bought cards for me this year though ..... and I'm thrilled I've managed to create all that I need. I hope you are all doing just as well :o)

Our inspirational theme this week is NATIVITY. It is, of course completely open to your own interpretation and we would love to see what you create this week based on this theme. Remember it doesn't have to be a card ...... we would love to see your decorations, scrapbook layouts, bags or boxes or whatever else takes your fancy!

We are delighted to be sponsored once again by the fabulous Regina Easter of The Cutting Cafe who is offering a prize of 3 of her brilliant digi kits to one lucky player who's name will be drawn at random.

The fabulously talented Vicki is our Guest DT again and she has created this gorgeous card for us this week ......







Joey:





Pascale







Anne











Avril












It's over to you now! Don't forget to add your blog post link into Mr Linky so that we can see what you've been up to!


Love from


The Team xxx

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Week 28 - Ho! Ho! Ho!!

There are not many shopping days left until Christmas and still oodles of presents to buy, if only we were as organised with our shopping as our card making at christmas LOL !!!! Well I speak for myself, the rest of the Design Team and those of you that have been joining us each week!

I have just sorted out a big pile of christmas cards and posted the ones that need to be sent and I have written and sealed the hand delivered ones. Still will definately need a few more incase I receive one from someone I forgot. Enough of my organised mayhem and onto this weeks theme.

This week we are wanting to see cards using the theme Ho!Ho! Ho! as always the theme is open to your interpretation and we love to see projects and cards on this challenge blog. We hope you will be able to find time in the week (amidst the christmas baking, shopping, nativity plays etc) to join in and play.

And we have another Gorgeous Guest this week. Vicki has very kindly helped us to make our samples and we would like to say a huge Thank You to her. Take a look at this then pop over to Vicki's own blog to see the rest of her gorgeous creations




Here are the stunning creations from the Design Team to tickle your mojo.

Pascale

















Sam:


Avril









Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see what you create for us this week!

Love from
The Team xxx