Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Week 79 – a special challenge!

Good morning crafters, we have a special challenge and blog hop for you for the next two weeks. We are celebrating the return of our design team 1 and saying adieu to design team 2. We couldn’t let this pass without a little celebration could we? Before we announce all the details (and this is going to be a long post) we would like to say a big thank you for all your gorgeous entries for Sue C’s “stitching and distressing” challenge, which proved to be very popular. Check back later to find out the lucky winner of the £10.00 voucher courtesy of Stampeezee and to see who Sue C has chosen as her top 5 passionista.

Ok I hope you all have a cuppa and a biscuit ‘cos we have lots to share with you this week.

Unfortunately some of our old design team members are unable to return so we have some new faces to introduce:


Nic (Coops)


We hope you will make them feel welcome, as they are all a little nervous, but as you will see their work is gorgeous.

Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is “old & new” i.e. a brand new stamp/digi with old papers etc. Please can you tell us your old and new items in your post. Don’t forget to use your promarkers or aqua markers to be included in our prize draw.

We have lots of lovely sponsors for this challenge, so definitely worth trying your luck!

Letraset are offering a full set of Aqua Markers to one lucky winner *woohoo*.

letraset promarker logo


Wendy at The Secret Crafter is offering a Basic Grey ‘Oliver’ paper pad

Secret crafter


Emma at Crafty Emma’s Store is offering a 12 pack of Aqua Markers

Crafty Emma's store new logo


Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique is offering 6 digi images from her shop

DigiStamp Boutique logo

As well as all these gorgeous prizes the design team members are giving away promarker prizes (courtesy of Letraset) on their personal blogs. Whilst taking part in the blog hop just leave them a little comment and your name will be placed in the draw (so as you can see lots of chances to win a prize).

We decided to ask both design teams to make a card for our blog hop challenge. Here are their gorgeous samples (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Andie – new papers & lace, old image


Anja – new image, old papers


Caryn – new snowflake charm, old image


Debs – new papers, old stamp


Denise – new image & papers, old sentiment, pearls & ric-rac ribbon

PFP challenge 79 - old & new

Emma – new image, old papers


Gina – new image & charm, old papers


Gro – new magnolia tag, old image




Julie – new image & die cut, old tag


Michele – new image, old papers & lace


Nic – new image & pearl shimmer mist,

old embossing folder & fantasy film/acetate


Sarah – new cuttlebug folder, old image


Sue C – new image, old sentiment stamp


Tracy – new image, old digi papers


Vix – new image, old ancient corner adorner (used across centre of card)


During the blog hop we also have a “mystery” phrase for you to collect and we will also be drawing a random winner from all the correct answers. At the end of the blog hop come back to the challenge blog and leave your answer. We would love you to enter a card for our challenge and leave the mystery phrase but its not essential, you don’t have to enter our challenge to be eligible for the mystery phrase prize. You can enter as many times as you like (more chances to win) but it must be with a new card/project and newly blogged – no back-linking please.

As we’ve mentioned this challenge will last for two weeks and ends at 9am on 7th December 2010, so plenty of time to complete the blog hop and make your card (or cards). Unfortunately we will not be choosing a top 5 passionista for the blog hop challenge as we will be busy sorting out all our prize winners.

We really hope you enjoy our blog hop and look forward to seeing all your gorgeous cards.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x

PLEASE NOTE - Leave the mystery phrase in the comments box and if you are making a card as well you can leave 2 comments, one for your card and one for the phrase and you get another chance of winning :) xxx


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Melly said...

Fab wee challenge girls!
This is my wee card here!
Hugs Melly xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi great challenge and love the DTs work you can find my entery HERE

Loreal Blondi said...

The Mystery words are Christmas Present

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

My 2nd entry Name frame!

Wonderful projects girls!
hugs Carlyann xx

Jennifer said...

Another from me, thanks ladies;


xx Jenny xx

Sarah A said...

Fab cards by the DT as usual, look forward to meeting the new DT!!

Here is my card

Sarah x

nessy said...

loved this challenge so much had another go ~here is my card
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Daisychain said...

Here is my card, will do the hop later.


Happy Days said...

Couldn't resist another entry, so here it is!

Daisychain said...

Great blog hop and fantastic DT cards. Well done everyone.

The mystery phrase is - CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Hugs Christine x

Sarah_W said...

Cool challenge! Here's my entry:


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

Merethe said...

Like this one.
HERE is my card.

Merethe said...

I like this one.
HERE is my card.

laney said...

Hi Girls my second project is here
not a card

crafty amy said...

Great challenge I love the DT creations.

HERE is my card.

X Amy X

Sammibug said...

another from me:


jenny said...

My 2nd entry for the challenge :)
Christmas Treat Box

Thanks for a great challenge x

Jenny x

Norma said...

Fabulous card from your DT gals. Oooh, what a challenge! Glad it's a 2-week one--took me forever to finish my project...LOL.

Here's my entry.

Hugs, Norma

Janet said...

Fab cards by the DT

Here is my card

Lavender Rose said...

Great challeng and prizes, also wonderful DT cards. My entre is HERE

tilly said...

Hope I am leaving this in the right place for old and new challenge, here is my entry
Tilly x

laney said...

here is my entry no 3 number 2 disappeared I think

Lavender Rose said...

Back from the blog hop which I thoroughly enjoyed and the mystery phrase is CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

Norma said...

Woo hoo, finally finished the blog hop. Thought I'd make something for the challenge first before doing the hop. Phew! That was along blog hop--hope I get to win something...LOL. Crossing my fingers. Anyway, your mystery phrase is CHRISTMAS PRESENT.


Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations Vixykins and the other new ladies on your entrance to the DT team.

My card can be seen here


jenny said...

Not sure if my last link worked :)
Here is my 2nd entry -
Treat Box

Thanks for looking x

Jenny x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

Linda W said...

fab dt card love them all.
Here is my Card old flowers new stars.
Good nigth

Katarina said...

Here's my card:


Katarina said...

The answer for the hop is: Christmas present.

Sammibug said...

another from me:


Sammibug said...

The mystery blog hop phrase is:

Christmas present

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