Sunday, 19 February 2017

Challenge 4 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends! Well the last 2 weeks have flown by and it's time for a new challenge and the theme for Challenge 4 is .....

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

As always our random winner will receive some fab crafty goodies from Premium Craft Brands and our DT will be choosing their Top 3 picks too. You don't have to use our products to play along so you can use anything you want and let your creativity run wild!!

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Before we check out this weeks inspiration from the DT it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from Challenge 2. Good old Random.org has worked his magic and our lucky winner is ...

9. Carol Gill

Woo hoo, congratulations Carol!! Email us (details in sidebar)  quoting your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK02001 and we'll get your prize out to you asap!

This time around, top 3 honours go to .....


Congratulations ladies, gorgeous artwork!! We hope you'll share your beautiful projects with us again very soon. Please help yourselves to a Top 3 badge from the sidebar.

Now let's see what our super talented DT girlies have been up to this week ....

Alysha ~ Here I have created a background using an embossing folder and swooshing it with Reds and blues and a hint of orange Pan Pastels and added 2 Butterflies and a sentiment from Polkadoodles DaisyDays CD.
Hugs Aly xx



Claire C I've made a little canvas using lots of my favourite shades of PanPastels, you can find all the details on my blog






Terry: I have altered a couple of transparant bottles into a Vintagy looking decoration. The first layer of the bottle was made with Gesso, second layer paint, another Gesso layer and Paint, Last layer I worked with that looks like an Ice Crystal when it is dried up...The sentiment are a few wooden letters that were worked on with Gesso, white coarse and the Ice Crystal. Last but not least I wrapped some rope around the bottle with bells on it. A few branches with glitter in the bottle and my decoration bottles are ready to go.....






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2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  4th March and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 19th March 2017!!

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Challenge 3 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends! Well the last 2 weeks have flown by and it's time for a new challenge and the theme for Challenge 3 is .....

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

As always our random winner will receive some fab crafty goodies from Premium Craft Brands and our DT will be choosing their Top 3 picks too. You don't have to use our products to play along so you can use anything you want and let your creativity run wild!!

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Before we check out this weeks inspiration from the DT it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from Challenge 1. Good old Random.org has worked his magic and our lucky winner is ...

5. Christine Ingham

Congratulations Christine! Email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK01001 and we'll get your prize out to you as soon as possible!!

This time around Top 3 honours go to:

17. Sara Emily
22. Jana K
24. Karen P

Well done ladies, your projects were fab-u-lous! Please help yourself to a Top 3 badge for your blogs and we hope to see your beautiful artwork again very soon.

Now back to business and the DT girls have been busy bees making some gorgeous projects to inspire you:

Alysha ~ Hi there this week I have created a card using Polkadoodles Papillon Stamp Set and coloured in with pink Pan Pastel I have used a mask with pan to create the flowers in the background, added ribbon and gems and voilla hope you like. hugs Aly xxx




Terry; I had fun altering a photoframe, the frame is made with Gesso, After the Gesso was dry I played with the Roses stencil with Modelling Paste. I made a couple of layers like this to get some 3D effect. After each layer I worked with the Metallic PanPastel to give my project this "old" look. 
The last layer on the frame that I used was the Gel Medium to seal the Metallic Pans. For the centre of my frame I played with some stencils to create a vintagy background. I worked on the butterflies with Metallic Pans and crackle and another layer of Gel Medium. Last but not least I stamped a sentiment and devided it onto the frame. Would you like to see more pictures, than I suggest you click my name, it will take you to my blog. 

The products that I have been working with are:

 


Claire I love the Permanent Red PanPastels, they are so rich and vibrant. I've used them to alter this little MDF Toadstool house and added stamping and die cuts from Polkadoodles


Here are links to the products I've used:










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3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until 18th February and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 5th March 2017!!


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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Challenge 2 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafters and welcome to a brand new challenge!! We had some awesome entries for our last challenge so a big thank you to everyone who entered, the winner and Top 3 from challenge 1 will be announced on 5th February once the DT have cast their votes and that won't be an easy task!!

Our new challenge is, of course .....
Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes

so you can let your creativity run wild! You don't have to use our products to enter but we love it when you do! Our lucky winner (chosen by random.org) will receive some fabulous crafty stash from the lovely people at Premium Craft Brands but you've got to be in it to win it!


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We're sad to say that the lovely Tracy Scott is leaving us and moving on to some exciting new crafty adventures so we'd like to say a huge thank you to Tracy and I'm sure you'll join us in wishing her all the very best. Thank you Tracy :-)


So let's see what our DT girls have been busy with this week, as always they've been creating some beautiful artwork to inspire you .....

Alysha - Hi there and for my second installment this month I have canvas with Polkadoodles image Icky Ink on a lush Violet and Dark Pink Pan background. hugs Aly xx




Lou: It's been a while since I played along with my teamies but this year I am more determined to join in as I have missed my messy, altering, card making, stampbord, pan pastel fun! I have upcycled a rather grim looking plastic frame bought from a £ shop ...


I have added layers of gesso and then pan pastels, sealing everything with Maimeri matt gel. The floral elements were stamped on to different mediums, coloured with pan pastels and then added to the frame.


Products used:

Claire C Hi I love to colour with my PanPastels and I've made a card using an old favourite stamp from Prima. Because PanPastels can be removed with a pencil eraser you don't have to worry about being to precise and they work beautifully with markers and pencils too so once I'd coloured the image I added some fine details with my pencils. The background was made using pearlescent Pans and stencilling with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, once that was dry I highlighted it with Pewter PanPastel and splattered some black ink here and there.


Here's another view of the focal image





Terry; I had some fun making these Flowerlabels, The background was colored with Metallic Pans, on top of that I used a stencil with Modelling Paste and let it dry.....when it was dry I stamped a butterfly and colored it with the Light Gold Metallic Pan and some crackle and to top it off I played with Gel Medium. The second Flowerlabel was the made the same way. You can put it into a pot for decorations.




The products that I worked with are:





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1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until 4th February and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 12th February 2017!!



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