Friday, 30 April 2010

A Christmas Gift Card Holder


Hello and Welcome to Winter Wonderland!

So glad you're able to join us today and hope that you're enjoying our new challenge day on Friday! We were thrilled with your response to our 'Anything Goes' theme last week and were delighted to see so many participants!

We would like to thank our Guest Designer Linda for joining us also.

Firstly, I would like to announce last weeks winners of the two fabulous prizes which were up for grabs for our challenge re-launch

Winner 1 - Pink Gems Stamp

No 37 Liza

Winner 2 - $15 Simon Says Stamp

No 6 Jacky

If you would like to send us an e mail we will arrange your prizes.

We were so taken with all the beautiful entries this week that we decided each DT member should pick a favourite and therefore, this week only, we have 5 amazing picks!!














Danielle is our host for this weeks challenge which is to create a 'Christmas Gift Card Holder'. With gift certificates being used a lot at Christmastime why not start making some now so you'll ready for all your gift-giving at Christmas! Here are some links to help you on your way should you be stuck!









Our prize this week is this fabulous set of decorative scissors and a Sunshine Designs stamp donated by The Stamp Barn.







The DT have some wonderful inspiration to get you started! Most of the DT love combos.

Don't forget you can click on their links to find out what challenges they have combined with their card this week.

Please leave a comment too if you have time they really make our day!



















A plea from the DT - please turn off word verification. We love to visit you but our time is limited and word verification takes so much longer to leave a comment.

Don't forget some of the DT still have Blog Candy running attached to the challenges, pop and check out their blogs to see the entry requirements.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations! Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! Thursday evening (5pm GMT) is the deadline for your card to qualify for the prizes!

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

Love from

The WW Teamies

xxx







Friday, 23 April 2010

Winter Wonderland Relaunch Challenge!



Good morning Winter Wonderlanders


Lynsey posting here for the first time as part of the Winter Wonderland team.


This week as part of our Relaunch we would like to introduce our very first


Designer in the Spotlight




Here is her creation to whet your appetite for this weeks challenge




and a little bit about Linda

The title of my blog Blue Summer House Design refers to my shed in the back
garden, where I craft. My aspirations are to one day become a design team
member for a card making magazine or blog. I enjoy all things crafty, I am
totally addicted to card making. I also love to make jewellery. I am a stay
at home mum. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children who are
my inspiration for all my designs. I live in Liverpool in the United
Kingdom
.


Thanks to everyone that took part in last week's challenge its great to see you joining in with our challenges and getting those Christmas card lists down! The lucky winners of last week's challenge who will receive 3 digi images of their choice from Cardmadfairy is


No. 16 Sue


and the winner of 3 digi images from Teri's Delicious Doodles chosen by random generator is



No. 4 Lynda



Congratulations please email here to find out how to claim your prize.

Our Top Three this week are:



Liza



Trisha Mc


Cristel

Well done ladies - please grab the logo for your blog with a link back to us x

This week is very exciting as we are relaunching Winter Wonderland with a new challenge day of FRIDAY and to celebrate this week there are two prizes to be won from our wonderful sponsors this week who are:

Janet from




You could win this very cute stamp





and




$15 to spend @





"In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!"

There's also candy on offer so please read on.


So onto this week's challenge our theme is


'Anything goes for Christmas'


so why not start getting all those Christmas cards made now and join in with the challenge. We would love to see what you come up.


The DT have some wonderful inspiration to get you started! Most of the DT love combos.


Don't forget you can click on their links to find out what challenges they have combined with their card this week.


Leave a comment too if you have time they really make our day!











Lynsey



Unfortunately Avril has computer problems. Hopefully she will get them sorted soon and be able to add her creation.


Sadly we say goodbye to Sam and Mandy who have decided to leave the DT. We would like to thank them for their contributions and hope to see them back here soon entering the challenges,


The following DT members are also offering some candy for those that take part in the Winter Wonderland challenge this week so please do visit the following blogs to take part:




Janet



A plea from the DT - please turn off word verification. We love to visit you but our time is limited and word verification takes so much longer to leave a comment.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations! Please be sure to post a link back to Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! Thursday evening (5pm GMT) is the deadline for your card to qualify for the prizes!


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

Love from

The WW Teamies

xxx






Don't forget to visit the DT and enter their candy after linking.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

An Embossed Card and Exciting News

Good Morning Winter Wonderlanders. 

Janet here posting on behalf of my fabulous Teamie Avril whose computer is poorly sick.

Avril chose this weeks theme of embossing which is one of my favourite techniques. Don't forget we are happy for you to combine challenges in fact our DT love doing it so check out their individual blogs for some ideas. Before I show you the Design Teams work lets go back to your fabulous entries from last week.

The winner of the Whimsey stamps voucher is


Congratulations please email here to find out how to claim your prize.


Our Top 3 this week are




Well done - please grab the logo for your blog with a link back to us x

So on to this weeks extended challenge which is sponsored by

Cardmadfairy - offering the winner their choice of 3 digi images
and

Teri - Delicious Doodles

This weeks theme is Embossing (any type and there are lots of techniques for it)

- and here is the exciting news, The "Winter Wonderland" Challenges are moving to a Friday, yes you heard it first here, a Friday.  To enable this to happen with ease this weeks challenge will run from Sunday 11th April 9am through till Friday 22nd April 5pm, that gives you an extra few days to enter this weeks challenge and in future you will have the weekend to help you have time to enter the challenges.

To get us in the exciting mood as you can see above we have not just one sponsor this week but two.   

To help us celebrate the changes further on our First Friday to Friday Challenge we have another two awesome sponsors.  So make sure you come and celebrate the changes with us.

Check out the DT blogs as we are celebrating with Candy.

&

are already celebrating.

So onto the Embossing Challenge, we would love to see any technique of embossing you choose 

- here are the samples from the team. 
Don't forget you can click on their links to find out what challenges they have combined with their card this week.
Leave a comment too if you have time they really make our day!













Wow that was some post, with all that exciting news, I hope you remembered it all, if not scroll back up and have another look.  

Finally have fun with this challenge and we can't wait to come and see all your entries.





Sunday, 4 April 2010

Christmas Bunny

This week is an exciting one for me, Marianne, as it is the first time I have ever hosted a challenge and it is the last sketch by Pascale. We have an additional challenge as it is Easter of adding a Bunny to your design.
Thank you for all your lovely interpretations of the sketch last week, with those fantastic Santa images. We loved visiting you and seeing your creations and hope to see more of you joining in this week. Don't forget that you can combine our challenge with other challenges this week. Hop over to the DT's blogs for ideas for combining the challenge.

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to several members of our DT. Anne, Pascale, Lynda, Teri & Sue have stepped down due to other commitments and personal circumstances. We wish them all the very best in their new endeavours and thank them for their huge contributions to this blog.

Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.

The winner of last week's challenge who receives 3 digi images from Christine the Stamping Sketcher is

Babs

Please email me here to find out how to claim your prize. Congratulations I am sure you will have lots of fun with the images.

As Pascale has left I had the pleasure of choosing the Top Three cards this week which are, in no particular order,
Babs


Linda Roberts



Tracey Orchard


Congratulations!!! Please grab the logo and put it on your blog with a link back to us.


We are looking for Designers in the Spotlight so please let us know if you are interested in a spot.


We are so pleased to welcome Lynsey to the Winter Wonderland design team and you can see her first WW DT card below.

A plea from the DT - please turn off word verification. We love to visit you but our time is limited and word verification takes so much longer to leave a comment.

Here is the sketch




and here are the Design Teams creations for you. Please hop over to our blogs and leave us a comment. We really appreciate them.