Tuesday 4 December 2012

Mega Christmas challenge

Good morning dear crafters, we hope you all had a fantastic week last week. The DT really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing you fabulous creations for Lou’s “distressing” challenge.  Don't forget to check back later to find out who Lou has chosen as her top 5 passionista and also to see if you are our lucky winner of the prize from Pink Gem Designs.

This week we are launching our very special Mega Christmas challenge which runs for a whole month and ends on January 1st 2013.  I’m sure you’ll agree that both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and they deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is a nice easy one “include the word HAPPY in your sentiment”, so basically we want to see your creations for any type of occasion that include the word “happy”, i.e. happy Christmas, happy birthday, happy anniversary etc.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Letraset are generously offering 3 x Season’s Gift Sets – so that means 3 winners!

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Joanna Sheen is generously offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.

joanna sheen

DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10 voucher to spend in her store.

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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering a prize of 7 digis (which we are going to split into 2 prizes)

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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $15.00 worth of digi papers, which are available at Whimsy Designs

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and a brand new sponsor for us – Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering a prize of 1 stamp set of the winner’s choice.


We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 2 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 1. So here are the gorgeous cards from team 2 (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):





Jane B.

(using DSB image ‘Mistletoe Jasper’)




(using DSB image ‘skating Hattie’)



(using DSB image ‘Felicity’)

Wow we’re sure you’ll agree that their cards are stunning.  So to re-cap the challenge will run until 1st January 2013 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.  Unfortunately during the Mega Christmas challenge we will not be choosing a top 5 passionista but this will re-commence for the first challenge in 2013.

We can’t wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. We’ll be back on 18th December to share Team 1’s gorgeous selection of cards, so don’t forget to stop by for more wonderful inspiration.

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x


Sue said...

Stunning DT creations, thanks for another fabulous challenge.


Sandra H said...

Stunning DT cards x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Super cards dt, Happy Christmas to you all. janex

Jorunn said...

I have a little question. Can we use the word "happy" in our own language? In Norway we says "God jul" that means "Happy christmas"
Hugs, Jorunn

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jorunn, yes that's fine, as long as you explain what it means to us, we are happy with that :) Hugs, Denise x

ribenaruby said...

Oh brilliant theme!!! Lovely creations from the dt, thankyou. Ruby x

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

Stunning DT creations....Sally-Ann xx

VickyLeigh83 said...

What a fab challenge. Can't wait to try and find some spare time to take part!

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous DT cards and brilliant challenge!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Bridie said...

Thanks for a great theme!

KandA said...

Fantastic creations from the DT and a wonderful challenge. Merry christmas to you all xx

Cards By MI said...

Thanks for all the challenges over the year. Happy Christmas and the best new year to you all.
Love n hugs

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Amazing DT cards!! Thanks for all your inspiration and challenges over the last year. I enjoy playing along when I can. (Sorry that 'happy' was not in the sentiment of one of my cards (I made a mistake)- I have removed it from Mr Linky.)
Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2013!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful cards from the DT. Thanks for the all the inspiration. Wishing everyone happiness :)