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

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


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 .......


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 ......





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.




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

Love from
The Team xxx

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