Saturday 30 January 2016

Challenge 24 - Animals/Birds

Good Morning and Welcome... 

I hope you all had a fantastic crafty fortnight. Before I give you details of this times challenge, I would like to introduce the new members of our Design Team.... thanks to everyone who entered our DT call.
Annette, Annie and Geesje
  Jennifer, Laura and Leslie
 ... and Tammy

Thank you so much for your gorgeous entries for last week’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge.  It was lovely to see your wonderful entries and the DT ladies had a brilliant time visiting your blogs. 

Here are the lucky winners....

Our first randomly picked winner who will receive a prize from 'A Random Fan' is....
Number 146 Judy McKay  **Claimed**

Our second randomly picked winner who will receive a prize from
'As Cute As A Button' is.... Number 88 Raineys Crafty Room  **Claimed**

Congratulations to you both, please contact Diane Louise at  to claim your prize.
(Don't forget, you have 14 days to claim)

and now for the Top 3 favourites, as chosen by Tanya
Congratulations and please collect your Top 3 Winners badge from the tab at the top of the page.

No 35 Cara
Fantastic image and sentiment, so cute! I love that floral paper too :)

No 92 Marilyn Webb
Great masculine card, lovely colouring!

No 96 Donna
Such beautiful sparkling details! I love her frosty skintones

We have had to do a re-draw for a winner for Challenge 19 and Challenge 22 

Challenge 19 Winner will receive a prize from A Day For Daisies. 
The winner is Number 35 Margreet **Claimed**

Challenge 22 winner will receive a prize from Pretty Grafik Designs
The winner is No 47 Helen **Claimed**

Congratulations, please contact Diane Louise at  to claim your prize.
(Don't forget, you have 14 days to claim)

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Now onto our new challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Friends...
The theme of this challenge is


You can make anything you like, maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home decorYou can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this fortnight. 

Here are details of this challenge's wonderful sponsors... 

Pickled Potpourri Designs is the digital side of Red Rubber Designs. At Red Rubber Designs we offer quality, deeply-etched, rubber stamps and other papercrafting products.  But not all images are destined to be turned into rubber stamps, so we bring you Pickled Potpourri! Here you'll find images in a wide range of styles ~ old and new ~ to enhance your papercrafting, scrapbooking and other artsy projects.

One lucky winner will receive a $7.00 gift certificate to spend at their web-store.

Click here to be taken to their web-store and
Click here to be taken to their Facebook Page

Our next wonderful sponsor is...

Inky Impressions are a family owned art rubber stamp company that has been in business since June of 2009.  We are located in the United States in Northeastern, Ohio.  We are proud to say that all of our rubber stamps are made right here in the U.S.A.  We are dedicated to providing crafters around the world with some of the cutest rubber and digital stamp designs. When Inky Impressions originally opened our doors in 2009, we only offered rubber stamps.  However, after a few years and many requests from our customers, we opted to offer some of our designs in digital format.  All digital stamp images are sent out at 300 DPI.  Opting for digital images allows you more freedom to play with image.  You can resize it, flip it and print it in any color you choose.  As for our rubber stamps, each and every stamp made is “extra deep etched” on quality red rubber for a crisp impression every time!  All Inky Impressions rubber stamps are sold with EZ mount cling and come to you on a laminated 4” by 6” color card.  This color card allows the customer to have a coloring reference when using the image. 
Inky Impressions offers many girl and boy characters, however, our main characters are LiLi, Angelica, Nicholas and Christopher.  These characters are cartoon drawings of our children.  I would like to share with you the story of how Inky Impressions was born.  When I first started crafting, I would typically use die cuts and stickers, but eventually started using rubber stamps to create some of my page layouts. I have always loved the cute style!  And as you probably know, finding a cute little girl or little boy stamp back in 2002, consisted of a stick figure rubber stamp that was wood mounted.  It worked for the time being, but after many years, I felt the need to bring exactly what I had envisioned to life…..  This is when we decided to take that leap and go for it!  With much excitement, we had the website built and Inky was born.  I am very proud to say that Inky Impressions was the first rubber stamp company in the world to offer characters with realistic features. Being a stay at home mommy and wife has allowed me the opportunity and the time to devote to Inky Impressions.  Without the support of my family and friends, my dream of Inky Impressions would not have been possible.  I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to share my dream with you.  We are devoted to you, our customers, so please feel free to share your artwork that is made with our stamps, or to just drop us a line to say hello!  BIG HUGS! Nicole

Prize - one lucky winner will receive 3 digi images & 1 digi sentiment of their choice.

Click here to be taken to their web-store and
Click here to be taken to their blog

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous prizes,
please enter your creation using Inlinkz below.

Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times


...and here is inspiration from Team 2 and as you can see, their cards are absolutely gorgeous.... thank you so much ladies. If you want to take a closer look at the DT's beautiful cards or leave them a comment, just click on the name above their card and it will take you straight to their own personal blogs.

Using February Birthday Wishes Circle from Inky Impressions
and using 'Playful Piggies' from Pickled Potpourri Designs

Annie - New DT Member
Using Winter Mail Box from Inky Impressions

Using HooThere from PDisplaying Woo there WM.jpgickled Potpourri Designs

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Geesje - New DT Member
Using Winter Mail Box and February Birthday Wishes Circle from Inky Impressions

Leslie - New DT Member
Using Party Sheep by Inky Impressions

Using  Winter Mail Box from Inky Impressions

Lisa G
Using Merry Kiss-Mass Penguins from Inky Impressions

Using Sweet Skunks from Pickled Potpourri Designs

Petra's 2nd is  using Sweet Skunks from Pickled Potpourri Designs

Petra's 3rd card is using 'Merry Kiss-Mass Penguins' from Inky Impressions

Using Sweet Hedgehog from Pickled Potpourri Designs

Have fun crafting this fortnight

Diane Louise and Team 2 Ladies xx

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