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Friday, 1 May 2015

 
Good morning/afternoon/evening everybody :)
 
Happy Mayday and happy bank holiday weekend to those of you in the UK - a nice 3 day weekend to fit in some extra crafting!
 
Thanks to everyone that entered the Anything Goes challenge for April - the entries were all amazing and it was so nice to see lots of different crafts included, including some stitching, some really cute amigurumi chicks, mixed media pieces, even a fab photograph :)  So nice to see such a huge variety of crafts in our challenge.  Picking a top 3 was near impossible - I think I am definitely going to have to do a top 5 instead :)  Anyway, the winner for April is...
 
 
56 - Deonna B
 
and the top 3 are...
 
 
28 - Hos Dorte
 
 
114 - pinkclover
 
if you would like to email me HERE I will send through a badge for your blogs - Deonna if you also include your address, I will send you a little something as a winner's gift.
 
So onto the May challenge.
 
This month the theme is...
 
 
Your Favourite Colour
 
so any crafty project again using/displaying your favourite colour.
 
as usual we have some fab inspiration from the DT girls :)
 
 
 


 
Sam

 
Really looking forward to your entries again and I am hoping for lots of different crafts again - loving the crochet animals and the stitched gifts, but I also love the mixed media pieces and the amazing cards that you always come up with :)
 
Happy Crafting
 
xxx
 
 


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April Challenge - a new start

Hello all - well here we are in April already, time goes so fast!!
So as promised we will restart the blog challenges this month :)
Thank you all so much for bearing with me over the last few months, it has been a difficult time and my husband is still quite poorly but I am determined to get back to normal (well normal for me) and crafting is a massive part of my life.
 
I would love you all to join in with this months challenge, whether you're a regular to this blog or if you're a newby.
So, to start it off I thought we would do everyones favourite challenge;
 
 
Anything Goes
 
You can enter any crafty project as long as you have made it yourself - I really love crochet as well as papercraft so you could enter anything you have crocheted or knitted, a home d├ęcor project, a card, anything you have made, you can enter :)
 
Below is a bit of inspiration, just to get you going if your mojo has gone walkabout;
 
 
 



 
So, I would love for you to join in and have loads of fun doing lots of crafting :)
 
There will be a winner and a top three.  There is a winner/top 3 badge for  displaying on winning blogs and I will send the winner a little something to hopefully make them smile.
 
xxx
 
 


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Blog challenge winners and

Well as promised I am here with winners for December and January.
 
(Late again but I now have the cold virus that half of the UK seem to be down with at the moment!)
 
I am also here to tell you about relaunching the blog challenge as of April 1st.
 
As you know I suffer from a chronic illness and the last couple of months have been incredibly hard for me, not helped by the fact that my husband who is an army veteran has also been particularly unwell :(  However, I feel that things are possibly more level for me now and hopefully when hubby comes home at the end of March, he will be feeling a little better too.
So, the blog challenges will start up again on April the first and it will be
 
Anything Goes
 
for the first month - however, I am going to start up the linky at the bottom of this post so if some of you would like to enter now you can (remember you can enter up to 3 projects).
 
But first the winners for December and January and the top 3 too.
 
Decembers winner is;
 
 
And the top 3 for this month are;
 
 
 
70 - Cebelica
 
The winner for January is;
 
 
 
and top 3;
 
 
 
29 - Eemeli
 
74 - JennyH
 
If you could email me HERE with either blog winner or blog top 3 I will sort out a little something for the winner plus winner badges and top 3 badges to display on your blogs if you wish to do so :)

So if you want to get an early start on the April challenge you can using the linky below, but I will be back with DT inspiration next month. 
Thank you all so much for bearing with me through what has been a very difficult time and I do hope you'll join in with our Anything Goes challenge for April. - I may do another giveaway alongside the challenge as a little thank you too.

Take care and see you all soon  (linky below)

 
 
 


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hello and a big sorry

Hi everyone.
Sincere apologies that there has been no blog challenge this month and that the December winners haven't been chosen. I have as you know been unwell, but my husband has been very poorly too and is in hospital for 6 weeks at the moment.
I promise I will be along with winners at the weekend and I also hope to get a March blog challenge up and running too.
Thank you so much for your patience and apologies again that I haven't been here.
I hope you'll join in again when I finally manage to get back to normal and start the challenges again.
Best wishes
Sam 
Xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Candy winners

Hi all - sorry I'm a bit late with the winner of the blog candy - I've been my usual poorly self and sadly we lost our old dog at the weekend so we have been very upset over that too.
 
Anyway, I am here now to do the blog candy here and on the other site.
So the winner for this blog is...
 
 
 
 
30 - Anne Lise
 
 
congratulations :)
 
Please email me HERE and put
'Blog Candy Winner' in the subject bar so I won't miss it. - don't forget to put your address
so I can send out your prize :)
 
I hope you're all having a good January (it's seems such a long month LOL) and I will see you very soon
 
xxx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Blog Candy :)

Hi everyone.
Well Christmas is almost here and I am not ready at all lol.
Never mind, as long as the family are together things will be great.
I have been thinking alt about this year, which hasn't been great for me.  I have chronic health problems anyway, which most of you probably know, but I've also had pneumonia this year, followed by shingles and I still haven't really recovered fully.
However, I am grateful that I am at present able to create things which gives me immense pleasure and I know that many of us craft as a sort of therapy, even if just for relaxation after a tough day at work :)
 
So, I am hoping for a better year next year, but I know that January can be a bit flat after all the preparations for Christmas, which seem to start earlier every year, so I thought I would do a blog candy.  In fact I am doing 2, one here and one on my blog HERE  , so you can add your name to both if you like :) (It seems that this happens automatically - not sure how I've managed to do that but now you only need to enter one to be entered into both :) ) It's also a big thank you to all of you who enter our challenges and support this blog:)
 
This is what you could win;
 
 
 
All you need to do to enter is add you name to the linky at the bottom (it would be nice if you choose to follow me but you don't have to if you don't want to :))
It would also be nice if you left a comment just to say hi, but again, not essential.
 
I am going to run it until the 7th of January, so you have a month to enter and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and enter there too :)
Hopefully I will be back before the big day, but if not I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that you all get some great pressies (ooh, please comment after the day and let me know what you've received, as I'm very nosy and I'd love to know :) )

Take care
 
xxx
 



Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year - January Challenge

Hello all and
 
Happy New Year!!!
 
As usual I am running late - it doesn't bode well for the year ahead does it LOL!! Anyway, I hope you all had a great New Years eve and are ready for 2015.  2014 for me, hasn't been that great so I am keeping my fingers crossed for better things this year.  If you've had a bit of a rough year I hope things go better for you in the coming year too :)
 
It's the first of the month though so that means it's time for a new challenge and also to give the winners for the November challenge.  So the winner is...
 
 
 
 
The top three for November are...
 
 
2 - Liselot
 
34 - Penny
 
 
congratulations ladies.  If you would like to email me HERE I will send you badges to dosplay on your blogs.  (Susan, if you let me have your address, I'll pop a little something in the post for you too as you are the winner :) )
 
Now onto the first challenge of the year which is..
 
Say it with Flowers
 
As always the design team ladies have done some fab projects to give you a bit of inspiration - don't forget to pop over to say Happy New Year to them too :)
 
 
 

 

 
So, please join in with our challenge this month and don't forget to enter the little giveaway that is running at the top of the blog - remember if you enter there are 2 chances to win as you also get automatically entered into the other draw on my own personal crafty blog HERE !
 
Have a great month
 
xxx