Sunday, 29 November 2009

Stamp a candle or decorate a candle holder

...or both if you're feeling extra festive!! Welcome to another Sunday folks and we are so pleased to see you here again! Your cards last week were fabulous, as always, and it's amazing to see all those projects without the obvious Christmas stash available to make them.

Today is very special for us because we are pleased to announce that our team has been boosted by the very lovely Avril who has agreed to join us on a regular basis, and so each week she will be adding more inspiration for you in your Christmas preparations. And here is Avril's offering for this week's theme:

Please join us in welcoming Avril aboard, and pop over to her blog to see how she made this wonderful decorated candle trim.

Now, if you're someone who has often fancied trying out stamping on candles but you're a bit unsure how you go about it, we have a fabulous video tutorial for you HERE from the very talented Beate Johns.

There's also another step by step tutorial from the talented people at Splitcoast Stampers HERE

So lets see how our fab team interpreted this week's theme:

Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see your candles and/or holders!
Love from
The Team xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Winter Wonderland # 26 - No Christmas Stamp or Paper!

Hi everyone thank you for all the entries into last weeks challenge. They were really lovely and the team had a great time visiting you all. Well thanksgiving to go and it is a clear road to christmas, Yippee!!!!

This week we have a more unusual challenge for you all. It is time to give those christmas stamps and those christmas papers a breather (well they do work non stop at this time of the year). We would like you to use any other stamps or papers you have and make them festive. If you like you may wish to use your christmas dies, embossing folders or templates. You may have some decoupage sheets that you have not used for a while. The choice of what you do is yours this week we would like you to stick to cards as the challenge is not to use a christmas stamp or paper on a card.

This week we have the lovely Christine joining us again so please go and visit her blog to see more about how she created this beautiful card.
The team have been busy too and here are their delightful creations for you.

So now it's over to you - show us what fab things you can do without your Christmas stamps and background papers and don't forget to leave us a link to your blog!

Love from

The Team xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Week #25 St Nicholas

Hello and a huge Thankyou to all of you who joined us with your Pantomine cards and cards that followed Anne's fabulous sketch, we loved seeing them all. Oh my Gosh how Wet has it been here lately, with all the glamour dust flying around at the moment you would have thought they would have given us some snow :O) lol.

The Winner of the Prize from Regina at The Cutting Cafe is Lynne Congratulations could you please contact Anne asap so we can organise that for you :O)

This weeks theme is St Nicholas, and we are very lucky to have two wonderful Guests this week. Christine has very kindly volunteered to help us with our samples in the hope that it will inspire and encourage you to join in and play along also! If you haven't yet seen Christine's work, please hop over to her very gorgeous blog where many treats lie in store!

Here is Christine's wonderful St. Nicholas card

And one of our earlier guests, Avril, has come up trumps again and has made us this gorgeous St. Nicholas card for your enjoyment:

HUGE THANK YOU to both the girls for their contribution and assistance, for which we are really grateful. And now for the fabulous samples from the rest of the team:

We're still a little nervous of Mr Linky over here having experienced his walkabouts in our first week of using him, so just for the time being, in case he goes awol again, please link your card in the comments box so we can pop along and see it. Many Thanks

Love from

The Team xxxxxxx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Week #24 - A Choice of a Sketch or Pantomime!

Hello a big thank you once again to all of you who managed to make a card with bells on this week. The team had a lovely time visiting you all and seeing your creative ideas. I am sure you are all feeling a little bit more christmassy as the nights draw in and the temperature drops. I know I am I brought my first present this week.

The winner of the lovely prize donated by the lovely Joey is: Cindy Van Oorschot
could you please email Joey and she will get your prize out to you ASAP
This week we have a choice of theme. So this week we are asking you to make a card using the sketch below by Anne and/or using the optional theme of Pantomime. The choice is yours!

We are also 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.
Here is a fabulous card we received from Gro, via e-mail:

The team have been busy and here are their samples for you to peruse!

Teri S


So now it's your turn. In light of last weeks' Linky Crisis, please would you also leave a comment just in case Mr L decides he's not playing again! :o)

Love from

The Team xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Linky Crisis

Bit of an emergency situation here this morning folks. Sorry about this but there appears to be a blip on the system regarding Mr Linky, i.e. he appears to have gone walkabout!!! Please bear with us while we try to rectify the situation, but in the meantime, if you're someone who's already linked but not left a comment, please could you leave a comment with your link to be in with a chance of winning that fab candy from Joey, otherwise, we won't know who's joined in.

Thanks for your patience, hopefully these are just minor teething problems! :o) xx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Week # 23 - Jingle Bells

Wow!!! What a fantastic response we had last week to our Open Theme, and what an amazing number of inspiring projects we saw. Thank You to each and every one of you who played along with us giving us loads of fabulous ideas for the festive season!

And without further ado, we would like to announce the winner of last week's gorgeous candy which was 3 of Teri's fabulous digi images is:


aka craftypagan

Congratulations ROWENA. If you would like to email Teri direct, then she will help you with your chosen downloads. This weeks prize has been donated by our Dt Member Joey, so if you would like to be in with a chance of winning, leave us a comment with your jingle bell creations

And we are really excited to announce that we have a new member on our team. Lynda has very kindly agreed to join us on a regular basis and we would like you to join us in welcoming her aboard and we look forward to enjoying more of her gorgeous and inspiring samples!

We also have another guest who has very kindly made samples for us to share with you. Please say 'Hello' to Avril who has made this fabulous Jingle Bells card:

Huge Thank You to Avril for her gorgeous contribution. And now here are the inspirational samples from the regular Design Team:




Teri P


And now it's over to you. It would be fantastic to see as many players as last week - we really hope you will come and play with us again! :o) Don't forget to leave us your link so we can come and visit you! And good luck with the draw for Joey's wonderful blog candy!

We have decided to try out Mr Linky this week. If for any reason you can't see him, please just leave a comment as you have been doing with a link to your project.

Love from
The Team xxx