Saturday, 28 December 2013

Challenge 8 - Colours

Good morning fellow Fanatics.  We hope you've had a very enjoyable Christmas and have not been affected by the horrible storms that have been taking place on either side of the Atlantic.  Hopefully now you're all fed up of TV and turkey and are now ready to get back to some crafting fun.  This time we have a colour challenge for you and to start the New Year off well for you all - we are also offering a little prize to our No 1 Fan this time around.   So thanks to Deborah's generosity if you're our winner we will send you "Charmed Squares" which is very useful little background set.

Remember that you don't have to use all six colours in your project, you can go for three if that makes it easier.  Don't forget that your project must include some Waltzingmouse stamps, digital images or cut files.

We've got a little inspiration for you - hope you like them.  As always full details of the projects are on our personal blogs.

Happy New Year - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We do hope you'll join in with our colour challenge.  You have until 5.00pm GMT (Noon EDT) Thursday 9th January 2014 and don't forget there is a prize up for grabs!

Before we go we'd like to wish you all a very 
Happy, Prosperous & Crafty New Year!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Taking a Christmas break and Winners

Good morning Fanatics - if you're here looking for our next challenge, then I'm afraid you'll have to wait a couple of weeks.  As I'm sure it is in your house, the run up to Christmas is always really busy for us so rather than posting a challenge and not having the time to visit all our entrants, we've decided to take a little break over the festive period.

So - here's a little Christmas wish to you all from each of us for a very Merry Christmas!


We do also need to give a little salute to the winner of our last sketch challenge - we only had 6 players so we decided to just pick a single winner and no runners up so our No 1 Fan for this challenge was Lori!

We loved how you interpreted the sketch into a perfect little scene Lori and the embossed details on the moon is an extra special touch.   Do grab your No 1 Fan badge for your blog.

We'll be back with a new challenge and a little surprise in the post Christmas slump on the 28th December - see you then!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sketch Challenge Reminder

You've only got a couple of days left to join in with our current challenge - we have a nice simple sketch for you to play with.

You'll find the linky on this post

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Alternative Christmas Winners

Sorry to have kept you all in suspense for so long about the winners of our last challenge but we're finally ready to reveal our winners.......

We had some fantastically creative ideas for using stamps in different ways - do check out the gallery on the challenge post for some inspiration - feathers for trees, flowers for wreaths and flowers turning into other flowers - I'll certainly be looking at my stamps with fresh eyes!

The No1 Fanatic's award this time around goes to Marybeth for her stunning 3D poinsettia created using folk art florals - wowser!  Congratulations on getting it published too Marybeth :-)

Our 3 runners up this time around, in order of entry were:

Julia - we loved the clever use of patterns paired up with gorgeous sentiment accented with the tiny pearls.

Sabrina - a genius idea to go nautical for Christmas - Deck the Halls Sailor Boy had me in stitches!

Lai-Yoke took a more traditional approach with her red and green colours but using the doilies to create the pattern really made her card pop!

Thanks so much for joining our challenge - you can claim your No1 Fan and Top 3 Fanatics badges from our winners page (see the tabs at the top)

I do hope you'll all be back to play in our current sketch challenge - much less taxing on the creative juices than this one we hope you'll agree - you have a little over a week left to play.