Sunday, 29 May 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

It's been another wet and windy week here in Scotland, so what a treat it has been to see your lovely cards, Sweet Stampers!  We gave you a choice again last week - either follow our sketch, or interpret our "In the Garden" theme, or combine the two!  The quality of the entries was just stunning and I confess that I had to ask the Boss Ladies for some help as I just couldn't decide on our Spotlight winner.

In the end though we decided that Marilyn Webb's card should take pride of place this week.  There are so many wonderful details on this card, from the beautifully coloured image to the hand-made flower. So congratulations on being in the Spotlight this week, Marilyn - grab your Spotlight blinkie from the sidebar and display it with pride my dear!

And now for our weekly winner as chosen by Mr Random.  Our weekly sponsor for this challenge is Heather Ellis...Heather has gorgeous images in her store and she has kindly agreed to give our lucky winner 3 digis to play with.  And the lucky person is - drumroll please ...

No. 50 ... Granny Goodwitch!  Grab your winners blinkie and email Abi and Fi using the link in the sidebar to claim your prize!
And now for this week's challenge! We'd like to see your take on our "Ooh la la!" theme.  How you interpret this is entirely up to you - it could be French, naughty or cheeky! This week we are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the online shop, so let's see those continental or saucy designs!

Bonne chance and happy stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Ooh La La

First & most importantly this week, we're saying a sad goodbye to some of our team, Carrie, CherylAnn, Claire, Lorraine & Val are leaving Sweet Stampin'.  We shall miss them all, please go and leave them some little bits of luurve on their blogs for all the amazing inspiration they have given.  We hope they'll all come back & be guest designers at some point too, you don't escape that easily girls lol!

On a happier note, that means we have some delicious new sweeties to introduce you to, look out for the announcement on Wednesday!  Also look out for something else coming on Wednesday, it's worth popping back for....

So this week's challenge is chosen by the quiet shy retiring Tracey (well we thought she was!) & she wants to see some Ooh la la on your card.  Something French, or something a bit cheeky or saucy but remember folks, this is a family show!!

This week we are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the shop


& our monthly sponsor is Joanna Sheen who's also offering & £10 spending spree (last chance this week to get your hands on it.)....

Woohooo!!!  Both fabulous shops with a huge selection of goodies that are well worth a visit!  In fact I've been across to both this week & well....erm... just don't tell hubby will you lol!  Thanks for your sponsorship guys, we really appreciate it!!

Anyway here's the inspiration from our sweeties this week:

Guest Designer Mary J It's Mary's last week with us this week, thanks so much hon, it's been wonderful having you with us!


Sadly Lorraine is having major computer problems & couldn't participate.  Hope you're sorted soon hon!

Tracey - who enjoyed herself so much, she made 2!

No Zoe this week, normal service resumes once she's out from under her washing & ironing pile lol!!!

I just want to say a little thank you to those people who take the time to leave comments here for us, so appreciated.

Now let's see your cards with a little bit of ooh, a little bit of aaah & a whole lot of Ooh La La!!!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good Morning Sweet Stampers!  It's like winter here in definitely not sunny Scotland so I do hope you're having better weather where you are.

We've had some really fabulous entries for last week's challenge and there has been a fairly even split between following the sketch and making a Spots, Stripes and Sparkle creation.  This particular card caught my eye quite early on in the week and I'm sure you'll agree, it's very, very pretty.

Well done, Catherine - you are in the Sweet Stampin' Spotlight this week.  Look at the shading in this little cutie's hair - simply gorgeous!

And now for our weekly prize winner!  Mr Random chose ...

Number 40 ... that's Janiel!  Please contact Fi and Abi using the link in the sidebar - there are 5 digis of your choice waiting for you at  Fairydust Crafts , our fabulous sponsor for this challenge.

And now for this week's challenge.  It's another choice of either a sketch or a theme - "In the Garden" - or you could combine the two if you're feeling really inspired! We're so lucky to have  Heather Ellis   as our sponsor this week and she is offering 3 of her cute digi images to one randomly chosen winner.  And of course all entries will have a chance of winning our monthly prize, which is a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen's online store.  

If the weather stays as it is, a flowery card is about as close as I'm going to get to gardening! Wishing you all a brilliant week,

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 21 May 2011

In the Garden....

Good morning Sweet Stampers and another lovely Saturday morning at Sweet Stampin'. This week we have a sketch for you and a theme "In the Garden"...the choice is yours, you can do one or the other or if you feel totally challenged then why not combine the two!!

Our weekly sponsor this week is Heather Ellis...Heather has gorgeous images in her store and she was so kind as to give the team a few digis to play with.

Heather Ellis

One lucky winner will get to choose 3 digis from Heather.

We also have our monthly sponsor...
Joanna Sheen who is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate to spend in her online store.

Now for some inspiration from our sweeties and first we have our Guest Designer....

Mary J




Now Debbie made 2 cards one with the digi...

and the sketch



♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winners

What a week it's been, Sweet Stampers! I was starting to get my tights in a tangle over whether I'd be able to get this post done - what on earth happened to Blogger! 

It was great seeing your take on Childhood Memories and there were so many different interpretations of this, from the gorgeously cute to the fabulously classy.  Very impressive!  I've gone for a classy card as our Spotlight winner this week.  Not only is it beautifully made but the sentiment behind it (collecting shells on the beach with her mum) really seemed to fit with our challenge theme.  So # 33.  Janice - very well done!

And now for our randomly chosen weekly winner.  Mr Random chose #62 and that's Jani - congratulations!

 Please follow the link to email Abi and Fi to claim your prize, which this week is 5 digis of your choice courtesy of the fantastic Tiffany Doodles.  Have fun with your prize!

So are you ready for this week's challenge!  You have a choice between following our sketch OR you can play along with the theme of Spots, Stripes and Sparkle OR you can combine all of them. We can't wait to see what you come up with!  One lucky randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digis of their choice from Fairy Dust Crafts who have a fabby range of digis to choose from.  Don't forget, Joanna Sheen is our monthly sponsor with a £10 voucher up for grabs.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, Sweet Stampers and Happy Stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sketch OR Spots, Stripes & Sparkle

Good Morning All,

I'm so pleased to be writing this, after Blogger's problems over the past couple of days we were despairing of getting this post out to you!  Anyway thankfully it all seems to be back to normal so....On with the show!!

Thanks to all of you who've entered our DT call, we'll be e.mailing the chosen few by Friday next week.

This week we have a fabulous sketch for you BUT we've noticed that not all of you are sketch fans so we thought we'd be super sweet to you & give you an alternative too.  Here's the sketch:

Alternatively you can make a card using Spots, Stripes & Sparkle, the choice is yours & of course if you're feeling super creative, you can combine them...

This week we're sponsored by Fairydust Crafts which is the place to find Lexi's digital images & a vast array of other goodies from Promarkers to Ribbons & Flowers.  They are offering 5 digi images of your choice to the winner!

Fairy Dust Crafts

Our monthly sponsor is Joanna Sheen

who's offering a £10 gift voucher to be spent in the shop & with such a fab collection of goodies on sale that won't be hard!

Here's the DT inspiration for you:

May's wonderful Guest Designer - Mary J

You'll notice here that our lovely Vicky is missing.  Unfortunately Vicky's having some personal issues right now & has had to leave the DT.  Vicky love, we are missing you and your beautiful cards so much.  You've been a super DT sweetie and we wish you all the very best hon, take care of your self.

So come on Sweet Stampers are you up for the 'S' challenge? Sketch, Spots, Stripes and Sparkle!!  Can't wait to see your creations.

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Spotlight Winner, Weekly Winner and Monthly Winner!

Brace yourself, Sweet Stampers - we've got a lot to get through this morning! 

Where is the time going? It's May already, so it must be time to announce the winner of both our Weekly AND Monthly challenge winners.  First, though, let me tell you who is in our Sweet Stampin' Spotlight this week.  Our challenge was to try something new and boy, you Sweet Stampers really were up for it!  There were some amazing entries this week and I should know, 'cos I studied all 97 of them!

Anyway, without further rambling from me, in the Spotlight this week is

No. 28 Lesley at Grenouille Greetings with this fabulous plant pot card.  Can you believe it's Lesley's first time using Aquamarkers?  Amazing colouring, Lesley - well done you!

Now for our Weekly Challenge winner.  Mr Random did his thing and chose

Congrats Andrea - you're the lucky winner of a $10 voucher from this week's sponor, the fabulous Tiddly Inks.  Please email Abi and Fi to claim this lovely prize (the link is in the sidebar).

Finally, our monthly prize, which is not one, not two but SEVEN digi stamps from Bugaboo Stamps! Mr Random chose ....

My calculations tell me that this must be No. 78 from this week - Kobie.  Congratulations - please use the link in the sidebar to email Abi and Fi who will tell you how to claim your digi winnings!

Many thanks to all of our sponsors and many thanks, of course, to you lovely Sweet Stampers for playing each week.  So are you ready for a trip down memory lane?  It's nostalgia time - we'd love to see your take on Childhood Memories.  As ever, we have some FABULOUS prizes for our randomly chosen winners.

This week's sponsor is Tiffany Doodles, who are giving away 5 digi images - hop on over to see their lovely goodies! Our monthly sponsor is the wonderful Joanna Sheen and one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher for her online shop.  If you haven't visited either of these sites before, let me tell you, you'll be spoilt for choice!  AND don't forget, our DT call is still open, so just put DT next to your name when you add your challenge entry.

Well, coffee time now, I think.  Have a wonderful week Sweet Stampers and Happy Stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Childhood Memories

Good morning sweet stampers, I hope the weather is not too bad wherever you's a bit rainy here!!

Before I go on to the challenge this week, I have a wee reminder about our DT Call.

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.

Our challenge this week is " childhood memories"...that should be easy as I'm sure you can all something fab!

This week we are sponsored by Tiffany Doodles.

Tiffany Doodles

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 digis.


Our monthly sponsor this month is Joanna Sheen.

and one lucky winner will win £10 gift certificate to spend in their store.

Now for some inspiration from our fabulous first up we have our Guest Designer for the month of May....pop over to her blog and check out her wonderful creations...and that's...

Mary J







♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Spotlight and Easter Challenge Winner!

Hello Sweet Stampers!  Hope you're all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend. The sun is still shining here in Scotland but it's blowing a gale, so no gardening for me today! My son has a friend staying with us for the weekend so I might get some time in the greenhouse while they entertain themselves.  Anyway, enough rambling on from me, I'm sure you want to know who our winners are this week!

First up, our Spotlight winner for last week's challenge.  It's always a challenge for me to pick just one winner and this week was certainly no exception. The standard of creations was just amazing and believe me when I say it's taken me ages to choose - I thought I'd done well to whittle my list down to just 7 designs! However, I finally went for this very original creation by Rianna!

Well done! The detail in this is just awesome!

Next we have our weekly prize winner as chosen by Mr Random.  He picked

Number 47 ... that's you Kathi!   Please contact Abi and Fi using the link in the sidebar to claim your prize, which is 5 digi stamps from the fabulous Di's Digi Downloads

Right, who's up for Trying Something New?  Apart from the fact that it's good for your brain and it's supposed to keep you young, it can also get you in our weekly Spotlight and give you a chance of winning our weekly and monthly prizes! This week we are lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous Tiddly Inks who are giving our randomly chosen weekly winner a $10 voucher for their online store!  Follow the link to see their lovely images.  This is also the last week to enter to be in with a chance of winning our monthly prize, which is not one, not two but SEVEN digi stamps from Bugaboo Stamps!

The Sweeties can't wait to see what you Sweet Stampers come up with this week - it really is a pleasure to visit you all and to see your beautiful designs.

Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday weekend and Happy Stamping!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥