Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sweet Stampin' ~ It's Our Birthday!!!

Hey there my lovely blog pals. I have been gone so long I've almost forgotten how to write up a blog post! LOL. I'm sneaking in today, because it's Sweet Stampin's 7th Birthday!! Woop woop!! Can you believe that we've been going 7 years?! I have had the privilege to be on the design team since November 2014 and I've loved every minute of it! We have such a great team here and I didn't want to miss the celebrations! 

I've been missing these girlies whilst I've been off playing Mary Poppins to one of my bestie's bubs. I am so looking forward to getting properly back into my craft room! But in the meantime, here's a wee make I made earlier this year, for my daughter's teachers birthday. The kids threw her a surprise party, organising food from home and Georgie gave me a couple of hours to pull this together! All very last minute and exciting and apparently her teacher was utterly chuffed with her lovely surprise. So here's the card I made for her.

I kept it very simple as it was very short notice, so just threw a little masking tape on a page, brushed on some distress ink in various hues (Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Tattered Rose) I splashed it with water and that was that - background done. I used a gorgeous stamp from Unity Stamps because Georgie happened to mention her teacher was dotty for Elephants, so this fit the bill perfectly! All I needed was a 'Surprise' element. I think the sentiment fit the bill perfectly! I can't put my hands on the stamp set I used for the two sentiments inside and out, so will have to update later. Below is a wee peek at the panel I used inside the card. Made the same way as the front, but with wonky masking tape sides! Unintentional, but I quite liked the effect.

Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Crafts & Me. I love their stamps and had I had the time, I so would have coloured up one of their gorgeous images, so go check them out if you've not discovered them before. Be sure you come join in for the chance to win their gorgeous prize!

Well, I've almost completely missed getting this posted in time for our birthday week, I've been caught up all week with gorgeous little people who need undivided love and attention, so this is my 'better late than never' post and I'll get it live now before I've completely missed the boat!

It's my last week as Mary Poppins, so I'll be back early December with my regular DT posts. Thanks to all my amazing DT's who've been incredibly supportive and understanding during my absence. I can't wait to have time just to play in my craft room again. I'm having such withdrawals!! LOL.

If you haven't joined in with my Christmas 'AWOL' candy. Be sure to check out the previous post and join in, there's some sweet goodies to be won. Love and hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Christmas Candy!!!

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. It seems forever since I posted on my blog and I'm missing you all like crazy! My days are full and I'm knackered, so there's little room for much more crafty fun than the occasional comment. You can consider yourself very special if you've had a comment from me lately! LOL. 

I was feeling very sad about Krista's decision to close her digital stamps store a while back and now we have the lovely Sandy who ran my favourite online craft store closing her doors! So, in a bid to celebrate the wonderful talent we enjoy from some awesome artists out there. I decided to put together a little 'Christmas Candy'. I bought these stamps of Krista's designs right after finding out about her shop closure. One for me and one for a random lucky winner. But of course, one is never enough, so there may be some duplicate stamps up for grabs. 

I'm going to do this a little differently too. I will show you a pic of the stamps and in the comments below I'd like you to tell me which stamp you'd like to be entered in the draw for. It's sad to win a prize you don't want or already have. So I'm going to put them up as separate items and you can enter one or all of the candies according to what appeals to you or that you don't have already.

The draws will be random, so you will be eligible to win any of the candies you enter. There's no maximum. Good luck to you all! I will draw the winners on the 7th December 2016. I have a couple of extras, so please be sure to enter any you particularly love.

These items are some of my favourite images and I scoured the globe to find them after Krista closed her shop. I found them in Sweden at Moa Pyssel, so the price on the stamp you see is in Swedish Krona. I also found another of my favourite ever butterfly dies from Joy crafts. This is quite tricky to find these days, so I'd really like this to go to someone who'd really love it! So be sure to enter your fav's! 

Right, shall we get the ball rolling?

Candy #1
My fav' Christmas stamp of Krista's.

Candy #2
Rapunzel! Love this stamp.

Candy #3
My favourite Butterfly. It matches this edge die

This candy is to say thank you to my lovely followers, since I'm not posting regularly at present. Hopefully 'life as we know it' should return to normal in early December. Followers only please, no candy only blogs. I'd love it if you would pop a pic in your sidebar with a link back to this post to help spread the word too, but that's not a deal breaker. In the meantime, thanks for remembering me and good luck with the candy draw!

Hugs to you all, Wends xoxo


Okay, no chicken dinner, but 3 lucky winners!!!
I have some duplicates too, so I'll be back tomorrow with some additional winners
But for now, drum roll please
The Winner of the Candy Canes Stamp is Sarah Wills
The Winner of the Rapunzel Stamp is Sammy Jean
The Winner of the Joy Crafts Butterfly Die is Wendy Fields

Congratulations my lovely pals. I'm so excited for you!!!
Please send me your address details and I'll post your wins to you.
You can send me a PM on Facebook to keep your address private.

For those who didn't win this time around, please check back tomorrow,
I need to count how many 'extras' I ordered and will draw additional names then,
So be sure to check back!!

Hugs to you all and thanks for entering my candy.

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