Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April challenge /February winner

Good morning (or afternoon, or evening :)) everyone! 
I hope you are all feeling fine and enjoying some Spring sunshine (or maybe the colours of Autumn if you're in the Southern Hemisphere).  It's a little dull here today but we have had some sun and it really does lift your spirits, especially if like me you've been  under the weather - I am hoping for a lovely warm Summer this year with not too much rain - I think everyone, in the UK at least, has had enough rain this Winter to last a lifetime :)
Anyway, first of all we must do the winner and top three for February (I know I am running a month behind as usual - I really will try to get us back up to date over Summer). Thank you to everyone who joins in with our challenges, we really love looking at all of your amazing projects!
The winner then for the February challenge is...
The top three are;
68 - Mynn
If you email me HERE I will send you a badge for your blog if you would like one .
The challenge for this month can only be...
Here Comes Spring :)
The winner will get a £10 voucher to spend at Ladybug Crafts and the winner and top three will get a badge to display on their blog!
As usual my fabulous design team have done a great job with inspirational projects (thank you so much ladies :)), so please pop on over and say hello - tell them I sent you xx



I do hope you'll join in with our challenge this month - remember it doesn't have to be a card, it can be any project that you have hand crafted. We look forward to seeing all of your entries.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

March challenge - Spring is here!!

Well hello there everyone and welcome to Spring!!  I know I say it every month but where does the time go??  Over here in the UK it has been a very wet couple of months and getting around locally has been a bit of a nightmare for us due to lots of flooding but we are so lucky, and thankful,  that our house is not on a flood plain, so that we have not had the dreadful time that some people have had with their houses being deluged.  If you are someone who has been terribly affected please know our thoughts are with you and we are praying that Spring really is here and the ground starts to dry out!
Anyway, lets first of all do the January challenge winner and top three :) Thanks to those of you who entered.  So the winner is;
6 - Helen
and the top three are;
15 - Lisa D
If you would like to email me HERE I will send through the winner prize and also a top three badge if you would like to display it on your blog.  We now also have a winners badge too so you can let everyone know you have won!
On we go then to the March challenge, which this month is everyone's favourite...
Anything Goes!!
Don't forget you can enter any kind of crafting project you have made, it doesn't have to be a card - just look at the beautiful gift bag that Jane has made his month :)
As usual my fabulous DT ladies have come up with some great inspiration so don't forget to pop on over and pay them a visit (they definitely deserve some love as they fit in their DT projects around all their other commitments voluntarily and they also put up with me lol)




We would love it if you would join in this month and we can't wait to see your brilliant crafty makes!
Don't forget to tell your friends too as we are very nearly at the 300 member mark so we will be having a giveaway when we hit the magic number!
Finally just a little note to let you know that Bertie our Irish Setter pup is now 6 months old!  I promised I would show his progress as he grows.  He is a proper teenager right now and pushing the limits all the time but I adore him and he has definitely helped with my grief for William.  Here he is right now;

Thanks for looking and enjoy this months challenge

Saturday, 1 February 2014

February - Already!!

Hello to everyone :)  I am running late (As usual LOL) but I could have sworn it wasn't February until tomorrow!  Anyway, I am here now! 
So onto December's winner and top three.
The winner is;
52 - Gail L
and top 3 are;
Please contact me HERE and I will send winning voucher and top three badges :)
Now for the February challenge and with Valentine's day nearly upon us what better topic than;
Be Mine :)
So we want to see any of your crafting projects  whether it's a card, a scrapbook page, something stitched or anything else as long as you have hand crafted it :) 
As usual my fab DT have done some great projects to give you some inspiration - don't forget to pop over to see them and leave them some crafty love :)



We are very nearly at the 300 followers mark now so when we do hit it I will sort out some blog candy so don't forget to follow us :)
Hope you all have a great month

Friday, 3 January 2014

January challenge

Hello everyone, and a very Happy New Year to you all.  Apologies for the late blog post but as usual my health has other plans for me!  Nevermind, I am up and about at the moment :)
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, full of family and friends and lots of crafty pressies! But now, 2014 is here and Christmas feels like it was weeks and weeks ago.  Thanks to all who entered the December challenge and as usual I loved looking through all the entries, great for inspiration and also to see how talented you crafters are! 
 However, as we work a month behind onto the winner for NOVEMBER.
The winner is...
23 - Norma
And top three are...
59 - Angela P
If you email me HERE and I will sort out prizes/badges for blogs.  I have been having some problems with my emails not getting through so if anyone has won a top three badge from me who should have please drop me an email and I will send another one out asap :)
The January challenge is;  Give Thanks
There are always lots of people to thanks after Christmas and lots of things to be thankful for so I would love to see thank you cards or scrap book pages or any other crafty item that you have made to give thanks.  The design team have done some beautiful projects so don't forget to pop over to them and leave some love




I hope you've all had a great start to the new year and I am looking forward to the challenges for the year ahead and I would be so happy if you would join us along the way.
I am nearly at 300 followers now so think that a little blog candy might be in order when we get there!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Hello everyone - well December is here so Christmas is nearly upon us!!!  I am swamped with orders and have another craft show to do next week so am very nearly hairless LOL. 
First of all I need to do the OCTOBER winners.  The winner of the voucher is;
The top three, who can have a top three badge for their blog if they would like one, are;
5 - Angela
Before we get onto the December challenge I would like to welcome two new design team members :)  I hope you will welcome them and pop over to their blogs to say hello.  So a big welcome to;
Thank you both so much for agreeing to be on the team even though I am the most disorganised person on the planet!  I really look forward to seeing all your fab projects along with Paper daisies and Valou.
Onto the December challenge which this month is;
I know that some of you will have finished all your Christmas cards ages ago so I have added the theme winter to the challenge so anything using Wintry colours or a wintry theme is welcome.  Someone did ask if painted silk can be entered and the answer is yes, as long as you have made your project it can be anything from a card, a scrapbook page, a piece of altered art or mixed media or indeed painted silk - if you've made it and it fits the monthly theme, I want to see it!
We have some fab inspiration from the design team this month, so stroll on over to the Ladybug Ladies' blogs and be inspired :)



We all look forward to seeing your entries this month and also hope that you have a great Christmas, but also a peaceful Christmas and the chance to do lots of crafty things ;)

Friday, 1 November 2013

November challenge and winners too :)

Hello everybody and Happy November !!  Well Autumn/Winter seems to have arrived very quickly here in the Midlands in the UK.  It has been so wet and is also rather chilly - still it's great weather for crafting especially as the nights are already so  dark so early!
I would just like to say thank you again to all those who were so kind to me over the loss of my dog William, it really means alot when people are so lovely to you even though we have never met in the 'real' world!  On that note I thought you might like to see the new arrival to our family;
This is Bertie - he is an Irish Setter and is now 9 weeks old.  He is in no way a replacement for William but he is helping the healing.
Anyway, back to craft and the winners of the September challenge.
So the winner of the voucher to spend online is
31 - Ziggy
The top three are;
111 - Gro J
117 - Doreen
If you would all like to email me HERE I will send either your voucher code or your Top 3 badge if you would like one :)
Onto the November challenge which is - Autumn Colours.
As usual it can be any crafty project you would like to share whether it's a card, gift box, mixed media art or anything else that you have crafted by hand :) 
So we have a couple of projects by the DT for your inspiration;


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October challenge

Hello everyone - well I am here just running a little late (as usual!!).
First of all can I say thank you to everyone who entered September's challenge, all 200 of you, even though we only had half of the month due to my delay in setting the challenge!  And on that note, thank you to everyone who sent kind messages about the loss of my beautiful dog William.  He is still very much missed and always will be but I thought I would share a quick piccie of him so you can see him;
William 2003 -2013

Anyway, onto brighter things and this months challenge;

Halloween and/or use your die cuts

I love Halloween but I don't have much call to make cards for it as it isn't that big here in the UK so I have given you the option to do Halloween if you love it or use your die cuts if you don't :) 
The winner will get a £10 voucher to spend online plus a top three will be picked who can have a badge for their blog if they would like one!

Inspiration from the team this month is fab as ever (and if you were interested in being a DT member when I asked a while ago look out for a message in your inbox as I hope to ask people to join the DT over the next couple of days.)

 So we would love it if you could join in with our fun challenge this month.  
Finally I notice we are creeping towards 300 followers so as soon as we hit that number I think we will start a little giveaway including a Gelli plate from Gelli Arts.

Have fun