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:
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*.
Wendy at The Secret Crafter is offering a Basic Grey ‘Oliver’ paper pad
Emma at Crafty Emma’s Store is offering a 12 pack of Aqua Markers
Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique is offering 6 digi images from her shop
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
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