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Saturday, 1 November 2014

November Challenge, September winner

 
Hi all, and welcome to our November blog challenge (although I am running slightly late due to hubby coming out of hospital yesterday :) )
 
The sun is still shining here and it is rather mild for the time of year, but I am manically making Christmas cards for a craft sale in a couple of weeks!
I bet you've all got Christmas all wrapped up (pardon the pun) and are already onto Valentine's Day and Easter - I am sooo behind!!
 
Anyway before the challenge this month I had better list the winner and Top 3 for September.
Well there were so many entries I had to pick 5 top 3 people and that was really hard as everyone's cards were fabulous as always.
Anyway, the winner is
 
 
Claire, if you email me HERE with challenge winner in the subject box I'll send you your winner badge for your blog and if you send me your address I'll pop a little something in the post for you too :)
(I have been having some problems with emails not reaching my inbox, so I have used a different address to usual and if you haven't heard form me within a week please drop me a comment on the blog so I can go searching for the email - Thank you)
 
Onto our 5 top 3 (I know it sounds ridiculous LOL!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you would email me HERE I will send you a top 3 badge for your blogs (same as above ladies, if you don't hear from me just drop me a comment on the blog and I'll go a searching :) )
 
So onto the challenge for November!!!
 
The theme this month is;
 
Bright Colours
 
So lots of lovely reds, oranges, greens etc - all the colours that let us know that Autumn is truly upon us (unless you're in the Southern Hemisphere of course, in which case please forgive me :) ) and nice bright colours that will cheer us up as the colder weather descends upon us!
 
As usual my wonderful DT have sent me through some inspiration for you all;
 
 
 

 

 

 
I do hope you'll join us this month with our bright colours challenge - I love seeing all of your amazing projects - even if it does make it impossible to choose the top3 LOL!!
 
xxx
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Challenge - August Winner :)

 
Hello everyone :)
Well October is here but although it is officially Autumn, it has been really rather warm here
and although that is lovely I am never sure whether to dress for the warmth of the sunshine or the nip in the air LOL!!
 
I am trying to really get going on all of my Christmas makes but if I am honest it is hard going
at the moment - just can't get motivated even though I have sooo much to do!
But never mind that, we must get on with the winner and top 3 for the August challenge :)
 
So the winner for August is;
 
23 - Steph
 
 
Top 3 are;
 
 
39 - Jana K
 
43 - Fiona
 
If you email me HERE I will sort out badges etc (If you could mark in the subject line
blog winner/top3 I would be grateful so I can pick them out of the mountain of emails that normally awaits me )
 
Onto the October challenge then.
This month the theme is;
 
Autumn and/or Halloween
 
I know that some people love Halloween so I wanted to give the opportunity for them to make something spooky, but for those who don't do Halloween there is the opportunity to still join in :)
 
Inspiration from the DT is fab as always :)
 
 
 

 

 
 
as usual, please do pop on over and say hi to the lovely ladies as they put in their time for free
and I want them to feel appreciated :)
 
We would love it if you joined in with our challenges (which lots of you are if this last month is anything to go by where we have had over 200 entries  WOW!!!!).  It's a lot of fun looking at all of the fabulous cards and crafty makes - I can't wait to see what you come up with this month :)
 
xxx
 
 
 
 


Monday, 1 September 2014

September challenge, July winner.

Hello everyone, well we're back at the start of another month and here in the UK there a distinct nip of Autumn in the air.  I'm not complaining though as I love the Autumn season especially the fabulous Autumn colours :)
Anyway as usual we'll do the challenge winner a top 3 first, this time for the July challenge.
 
the winner is;
 
15 - Julie O
 
and the top three are;
 
13 - Barbara R
 
99 - Claire C
 
 
If you email me HERE , I will send back your badges for your blogs and sort out a little something for the winner too :)  If you could pop 'challenge winner' or 'challenge top 3' in the subject bar that would be fab as I am less likely to lose them in the vast amount of emails on the list lol.
 
Now, my poor DT have to put up with my scatty ways and I managed to mix up challenge months by adding an extra August to the year, so my poor team had to try to decide which theme to pick out!
So, what I thought I would do is make the challenge this month;
 
Anything Goes!!
 
So any crafty project you like, with any theme you fancy - easy :)
 
fab cards as always though from the DT for inspiration, especially for those who might be new to crafting and /or blogging - if you are new to us please give us a shout in the comments below.  If you're an old hand at it all we'd love to her from you too - let us know how long you've been crafting, whether it be a day, a month, a week, a year...  well you get the picture.
 
 
 

 
 
 
So, we'd love to see all your fabulous creations as always :)
 
Don't forget to tell us how long you've been crafting - it would be lovely to get to know you all !!
 
xxx
 
 
 
 


Friday, 1 August 2014

August Challenge (June winner and top 3 :))

 
Well hello everyone and a Happy August to you all :)
 
I hope you're all having a nice Summer (well in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!) - here in the UK we've had some great weather (although dare I say it, it has been a little too warm at times but I'm not complaining too much :)), although my old dog doesn't like it at all.
I hope you've all been doing lots of crafting, I've been doing lots of sewing and crochet but now I've got lots of cards to make to catch up !!
Before I move on to challenge stuff I thought I'd share a photo of our 'puppy' who is now 11 months old (after so many have shown such an interest in him :))
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bertie has grown like a weed and is acting like a typical belligerent teenager, but we love him :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anyway, back to the crafty things and onto the June winner and top three.
 
 
The winner of the June challenge is;
 
 
 
The top 3 are;
 
 
49 - Gail L
 
69 - Lis M
 
So, if you would like to email me HERE I will sort out blog badges for you etc :)  (If you put blog challenge in the subject box I will get to them quicker :)))
 
Now onto the August challenge  (August!!  Where has the year gone??)
 
This month the challenge is;  
 
Favourite Colours
 
So you can enter any crafty project you have made using your favourite colours.  It doesn't have to be a card, it could be a scrapbook layout, some altered art or a mixed media piece - you could even enter something you've made on your sewing machine (home d├ęcor, a dress...) or even a cake you've decorated.  There are so many talented people out there who aren't into papercraft and I don't want to leave them out!!
 
As usual the DT have some inspiration for you;
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Please pop over and see the DT ladies as they are all fab :)
 
Do join in our challenge this month as we love to see your crafty makes - it never ceases to amaze me how many talented crafters there are out there! 
Also, if you fancy a go at inspiring others and would like to be on the Design Team please let me know - you can either email me, or put DT after your name on your challenge entry - I'm afraid I can't offer lots of product, but it is fun and great to feel you might inspire somebody else who might be stuck in a crafty rut or whose mojo has gone awandering :)
 
Have a great August everyone
 
xxx
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July challenge, May winners.

Hello all and a happy July :)
The weather here is beautiful and sunny which always makes me feel much better, and it also feels like Summer is really here!
So, it's time for another challenge but first of all here is the winner and the top 3 for May.
 
The winner is;
 
 
and the top 3 are;
 
 
50 - Norma
 
59 - Claire C
 
If you email me HERE , I will send you a blog badge and sort out a little something for the winner :)
 
Just before the challenge details I want to say goodbye to DT member Jane who is leaving us and I want to say a huge thank you to her for all of the fab projects she has made for the blog over the months.  All of the DT members do fab work in their own valuable spare time and I am always sad when someone leaves, so thanks to all of the DT members and thanks again to Jane :)
 
 
Onto the July challenge and seeing as Summer has arrived here in the UK the theme this month is;
 
Summer Flowers
 
You can make any sort of crafty project to enter, as long as you have handmade it.
Here is some fab inspiration by the DT girls - don't forget to pop and see them and say hello!
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
As usual we would love for you to join in the fun and enter anything you make into our challenge.
 
We look forward to looking through all of your fab makes :)
 
xxx
 
 


Sunday, 1 June 2014

June challenge, April winners

Good morning all and happy June to you!!!  Half way through the year already :)
The weather is improving here although it has been a bit wet and quite muggy so we're hoping for more sunshine too, plus I'm fed up of having to wash the dog every time he steps through the back door lol  (and here's a sneaky picture to let you see how he's grown :))

 
 
 
Anyway, onto the winner and top 3 for the April challenge - thank you as always for all the fab entries, it really is great to look at all the amazing arty projects that you all make.
 
So the winner of the April challenge is;
 
 
And the top three are;
 
 
 
 
For badges for blogs please email me HERE and I'll get them to you.
 
 
So onto the June challenge and the theme for this month is...
 
Something for the boys and/or use your dies.
I thought this was pretty relevant as Father's Day is nearly upon us but obviously not everyone likes making stuff for the men in our lives - they are just so difficult to make for! - you can choose to use your die cuts instead :)
 
As usual my long suffering design team ( who all deserve a medal for putting up with the disorganised person that is me) have made some great inspirational projects ;
 
 
 

 


 

 
We would love for you all to join in this month as crafting is just so much fun. In fact craft is about the only thing that has kept me going for the last couple of months.  As some of you may know I am just getting over a nasty bout of pneumonia and being able to look through all of your fab blogs, even when I couldn't craft myself, really cheered me up and now I can craft again (although not as much as I'd like to!) I have realised that without being able to craft, whether that be making cards, knitting, crocheting, sewing or anything else, I would be really very unhappy.  So, my point is, if you've never joined in with a challenge before and have just been looking around at everyone else's fab projects, please don't be afraid to join in and show off what you've made, it really can be a huge spirit lifter.  And if you're new to crafting or just need any help with anything please don't be afraid to get in touch :)
 
Right I am going now but look forward to seeing your makes as always!!
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 2 May 2014

May challenge, March winner


Hello everyone, I know I'm really late this month, but I hope you will forgive me!  I made the fatal mistake of telling my mum, who was full of cold, 'don't worry, I never get colds anymore...'  - you can guess can't you?  I came down with not only a cold but the worst chest and throat infection that I've had for years :(  along with my other health issues I've spent most of last month in bed and have achieved very little, which makes me very crabby LOL.
 
Anyway, I finally feel like I'm on the mend (touch wood) so the challenge is a little late!
 
First of all I'd better do the March winner and top 3 so here we go;
 
The winner is...

67 - Faith A
 
The top 3 are (really difficult to choose from the oodles of entries we got :))
 
 
 
108 - Katie Tate
 
If you would like to email me HERE I will email you blog badges etc.
 
So, this month a new challenge which is;
 
Use your favourite embellishments.
 
If you're anything like me, your favourite can change from one minute to the next!
As usual the design team have done a fab job to inspire you so do please pop and say hello :)
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
You are welcome to enter any crafty project you have made that fits our theme, so please do give it a go and join in - it's great fun going round looking at all the entries and being inspired by all the amazing art work that people are producing.
You can enter up to 3 times.
 
Have a great month and thanks for joining in at Ladybug Crafts