Sunday, 18 February 2018

Viv takes on Brusho's

Good morning Peeps, popping in with our mid month inspiration which this time comes courtesy of  Viv and her venture into Brosho's - you'll be hooked Viv ! 

I have had my Brushos for quite a while. Have tried them a couple of times but my end results have not been good at all - so much so that I almost gave up with them. Then after having a chat with a blogging buddy, I realised that I am simply too heavy handed and ended up with more intense colour than I wanted - she suggested I try an alternative way of applying the Brushos to the paper. So off I went to try out the said technique.

I sprayed the watercolour paper first THEN added the Brushos instead of chucking the powder on first and then spraying which is what I had been doing before! Here is the result. I stamped over once dry and coloured the petals with watercolour pencils before adding the sentiment.

Am really pleased with how this turned out. The Brushos may be getting used some more!

Thanks so much Viv, looking forward to seeing more of your Bruso artwork.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

February - Anything with Flowers

Good morning stampers and welcome to our February challenge where this month our theme is............

********Anything with Flowers********

A nice and open theme, but please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image or inspirational quote which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork - an added ready made flower or two will not suffice , this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

We are really thrilled to have Bev and her company join us as our sponsor this month, they are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to choose £25's worth of their super stamps and goodies.

Bee Crafty is a card making, rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies shop. We specialise in card and papers, and all associated supplies, inkpads, adhesives, tools, 100’s of scrapbooking papers and 1000’s of other supplies for your card making, scrapbooking and craft projects. We have an extensive range of products with new ranges are arriving all the time which we will be adding to the new site everyday, including weekly special offers, craft classes and crops.

We are pleased to welcome Anke as our Guest Designer this month who has created a card with some beautiful Spring flowers to share with us...........

And the design Team have a wonderful array of floral delights to inspire you..............

You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Splitcoast etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

Friday, 2 February 2018

January winners

Good morning, it's time to announce the winners of our 'Cold and Frosty Colours' theme, there were not so many of you but some stunning entries to make our job voting for winners as hard as ever.

Just a word though on an odd scenario: one of the people on our favourites list has her blog set so that her work could not be lifted to share with you all, contact with her was not fruitful so sadly she had to be by-passed in our selection. One to bear in mind should your blog be set that way. 

Our winner and recipient of the bundle of goodies from Sizzix is.............

Who doesn't love a Fairy, we certainly do

And winner of our second prize is.............

Glorious Morning Glory

Well done to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addys so I can send your prizes.

And our Top 3................

What a super design

Beautiful snow clad trees

Another gorgeous Fairy - I'm sure the two of them have a rondezvous 

Congratulations to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge which we think you will love and a wonderful new sponsor as well.

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