Saturday, 30 April 2011

Try something new!

Happy Saturday peeps, did you see the wedding yesterday?  Wasn't it lovely...and as they are off for a new phase in their lives we are bringing you the opportunity to do something new but slightly less life changing lol!

Join our Design Team!

We're looking for several new members to join our friendly team.  You would need to produce 1 stamped piece of work every other week & be able to visit allocated entrants blogs & leave comments every week.  Your term would be for 4 months starting June 1st.  We're looking for all abilities/styles & you can apply either by adding 'DT' after your card entry or simply dropping us an e.mail using the address on the sidebar & provide us with a link to your blog, (please make sure there is a way for us to contact you).  We will close this DT call on Friday 13th May & new members will be contacted soon after for confirmation.  

So onto the challenge, this week we gave the theme choice over to you!  Mr random picked the winner as Christi Hicks who was looking to expand our creative minds with a theme of 'Try something New' & gets to be our lovely guest designer this week.  If you'd like the opportunity to choose the theme & guest design with us see here.

We're sponsored this week by the delicious Tiddly Inks (every time I visit Tiddly Inks, images jump in my basket all by themselves lol!!) who are offering a $10 voucher to the store woohoo!

Tiddly Inks

Our monthly sponsor is the equally delicious Bugaboo, who are generously offering 7, yes seven digi images to our monthly prize winner.


Bugaboo Prize

Here's our DT inspirations:

Christi Hicks  Thanks for a great theme Christi, we all had a lot of fun with this!  Christi used a tutorial here to create this beautiful frame.

Hazel - trying her new Aquamarkers. This is Hazel's last week with us, thanks Hazel. Your cards have been stunning!

Abi - Trying out the retiform grid technique (details on my blog).

Claire - trying flocking on her stripy background.

Tracey - making a gift bag for the first time ever.

Zoe  - trying paper piecing.

And we've a special treat for you from Fi who got into the spirit of things & attempted some beading this week.  The eagle eyed among you will spot that there is no stamping on this project, you're absolutely right but I thought it was so lovely it deserved to be included anyway.  Don't forget though that to be a spotlighter or prizewinner, you have to stamp on your projects.

We look forward to visiting all your blogs with your fab creations, don't forget to let us know which new technique you've used & if you want to link to a tutorial or have written your own, do share it with us.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend (again) folks xx

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Spotlight and Prize Winner - Chocolate

Another week has just flown by but at least this time we have had some lovely, if unseasonal weather.  And it's a Bank Holiday, so no work for me tomorrow!

We had some very imaginative interpretations of our Chocolate theme last week and as always it was rather difficult to choose just one card for our Sunday Spotlight.  However, this one by Mary J really appealed to me as it was true to the challenge theme in terms of colour, sentiment and confection!

Well done, Mary J - help yourself to the Spotlight blinkie!

Now for this week's prize winner as chosen by Random.Org...  drum roll please ... and the winner is...

Number 29   ...   Vicki

Congratulations, Vicki - please contact Fi and Abi using the link in the sidebar to claim your prize from our wonderful sponsors, The Stamping Boutique.

Thank you all for playing along last week - are you ready to join us for this week's challenge?  The theme this week is Easter, so why not make the most of having an extra day to craft?   Our monthly sponsor is Bugaboo and one lucky winner, chosen at random at the end of the month, will win 7 gorgeous digis of their choice.  Our weekly sponsor this time is Di's Digi Downloads and the prize on offer for the Easter challenge is 5 digi stamps!  We'd love to see your Easter creations so do join us if you can!

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday and Happy Stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 23 April 2011

It's Easter Sunday tomorrow...

Well good morning Sweet Stampers and Happy Easter and here we are, Saturday again...oh my how the time flies in. I can't believe that my holiday is now over and I am back at work today so yes it's scheduled!! Never mind I only have another 5 weeks to work and I on holiday again!!

Well it's Team Fi's turn this week over at Sweet Stampin and funnily enough this week's challenge has been chosen by me and it's "Easter". Once you have all helped the kids to eat THEIR chocolate eggs or rolled the decorated eggs down the hill get Easter crafting. There's lots of other Easter challenges out there this week so we are happy for you to combine your entry with others just as long as it fits the theme.

Our monthly sponsor is Bugaboo who have fabulous digis in their store.

One lucky winner will receive....

We are also sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads, again who have wonderful digi's in their store and one lucky winner will receive 5 digis.

Once again we are joined by our April Guest Designer Hazel who has once again produced a fabulous card, pop over to her her blog and give her some love. Check the rest of the DT aswell as they are just fab!!



Remember to pop back tomorrow for our spotlight and winners post with Tracey.

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Spotlight and Prize Winner!

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  Can you believe it's Sunday again?  I hope that those of you who are at home with the kids are managing to survive the Easter Break. Choklit usually helps me through it, but more of that later!

Right, on to last week's challenge.  We had some fabulous interpretations of our sketch and picking a card for the Spotlight certainly wasn't an easy task.  However, I kept going back to one particular card and it's this one

Congratulations Brook! Help youself to our Spotlight Blinkie which you'll find in the sidebar!

And now for the winner of this week's prize kindly donated by Bunny Zoe's Crafts...

Mr Random chose number 9 - yes, Lora, that's you!  Just go to the link in the sidebar and email Abi and Fi to claim your prize.

Huge thanks to Bunny Zoe's Crafts and well done to everyone who took part - there are some very talented Sweet Stampers out there in blogland!

Our challenge this week is one very close to my heart - CHOKLIT!!  How you interpret this is up to you - will you go for the colour or the stuff we all love to eat?  We can't wait to see what you come up with and for one lucky winner there's a great prize from this week's lovely sponsor, The Stamping Boutique.

The Stamping Boutique has a fabulous range of digital & rubber stamps + digital papers & are offering one randomly chosen winner 5 digi images of their choice!

Have a wonderful week everyone and try not to eat the kid's Easter Eggs (or is that just me?)!

Happy Stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Any excuse for Chocolate!

Yay Sweet Stampers, it's Saturday again!  Unless you've children on half term than quite frankly it could be any day of the week cos let's face it I can't be the only Mum in the world not knowing what day it is when I wake up lol!  Last week we had some replastering done & it happened to be in my little cherub's bedroom who was frankly disgusted as it was well..plaster coloured.  I told her that our plasterer said when it's properly dry, it'll go a pinky colour.  She cheered, looked at me in earnest & said "Can I watch it dry?!"

Anyway onto the challenge this week, we know you're gonna love this one....Chocolate!  Whether it be an image of chocolate, choccy coloured papers,as long as there's something chocolatey about your card.

This week we're sponsored by the wonderful 

who've a fabulous range of digital & rubber stamps + digital papers & are offering the winner 5 digi images of their choice!!! (can I enter please lol!)

and we have our fabulous month end sponsor:

who are offering a lucky random winner ...

Here's some inspiration from the sweeties to get you drooling lol!

Our fabulous guest sweetie, Hazel

Our brand new, straight out of the box sweetie, Zoe (using a bugaboo image)

and me, Abi who is sooo in love with both of our sponsor's images, I had to make a card with each of them! 

Don't forget to pop back in the morning to see who's fabulous sketch card is in the spotlight & who's our random winner for this week.

We're seriously looking forward to your chocolate creations this week, whoever said you can have too much of a good thing.....

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sweet Stampin' Top 5!

As the Sweeties had a little break last week we don't have a challenge winner to announce today. However, we thought we would have another look at our weekly Spotlight winners so far this year and choose a Top 5. Well, that seemed like a good idea at the time, but trying to choose just 5 ... not easy, folks, believe me! We have had so many truly amazing cards over the past few weeks and it's taken me a while to choose, but here are my picks for the Sweet Stampin' Top 5 for the first quarter of 2011. In no particular order ...

Aren't they gorgeous?  Please grab our Top 5 Blinkie and display it with pride!!

sweet stampin challenge blog

Well done to everyone who has entered our challenges so far this year - we love seeing your entries and hopping over to visit you!
Do join us again this week - we can't wait to see what you come up with for our Sketch Challenge. Plus we have a fabby weekly sponsor - Bunny Zoe's Crafts - who is giving away a £10 voucher to one lucky random winner next week. And don't forget, our monthly sponsor for April is Bugaboo Stamps who have 7 digis of your choice to give away!

Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy Stamping!
♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 9 April 2011

It's sketch time at Sweet Stampin

Good morning Sweet Stampers..and my first posting for Team Fi Here at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog so please be gentle with!!

I am so excited and scared to be running the Sweet Stampin Challenge with Abi but I'm sure once I get to grips with everything I will be fine....

I would just like to give a huge thanks to Abi for helping to get everything all set up again for this my haste I managed to delete lots of important stuff...thought I was going to get sacked before I even got started!!

So after our little holiday last Saturday we are back today fully refreshed and raring to go with a new challenge.

As it's the first challenge of the month we have our monthly sponsor who is

Bugaboo Stamps

Bugaboo Stamps

Bugaboo are offering one lucky winner 7 digis.
This week's challenge is to follow the sketch easy can it be??

So onto the DT's creations...

We would also like to give a warm welcome to Hazel our Guest Designer for the month of April and of course our new is some inspiration for you from Team Fi.

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥