Sunday, 30 October 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  Hopefully by the time you read this post you will have had a lovely extra hour in bed!  I must admit I do like it when we put the clocks back because it means I can get my hens put away before I make the dinner! It's a bit of a pain having to wait until late at night in the summer months to go and shut them in their houses!

We had some very spooky and some very cute entries into our Halloween challenge and a fair few entries managed to be cute and spooky at the same time!  My Spotlight pick this week falls into the latter category and belongs to ...

#61 Karita! I love all the little details in this fabulous wall hanging!  Well done, Karita!  Please take our Spotlight blinkie for your blog.

And now for our weekly winner, chosen by Mr Random.  We were sponsored by Bugagboo who are giving the lucky winner their choice of 7 - yes, 7! - digis from their amazing range.  So who will be digi shopping this week? 

Yes, that's you #10 Bettina!  If you click on the email link in the sidebar Abi and Fi will let you know how to claim your prize.

We've got a lovely, easy challenge for you this week - Anything Goes! You can create anything you like, as long as it's stamped, so let's see those entries coming in! With goodies from the Stamping Boutique up for grabs, what have you got to lose!

Have a lovely week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Anything Goes at Sweet Stampin

Well Good Morning my sweets, as I write this it's forecast to be a pretty decent weekend & I'm on my way to set up for a craft fair.  I've been working madly & still lots more to do tonight which will be last night by the time you're reading so I hope I got to bed at a reasonable hour!!

So now I've confused you, I'm going to make your challenge life VERY simple this week.......Yep, it's ANYTHING GOES!  We know you love these from the amount of entries we get so we're looking forward to seeing what delights you have for us this week.  Our fabulous sponsor is The Stamping Boutique who gave us some fantastic images to play with (deets & links by the DT names):


Here's some inspiration from our super sweet team:

October Guest Designer Marilyn

Abi using Frankenstein

Zoe using Frankenstein

Wowzers, what gorgeous creations!!  Now we've ramped up your mojo, get to work & let's see your creations.  Have a great weekend x

Oh by the way, with a little luck we should have thumbnails for you from now on, it will make it easier for everyone to see your gorgeous works more easily, we hope you enjoy, but please bear with us if there are hiccups in the morning.....Someone will be along to fix it as soon as possible.  

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

What a fabulous and varied selection of masculine-themed creations we had last week. As someone who finds male cards really tricky, it was great to get some inspiration from our lovely Sweet Stampers, especially as I have most of the male birthdays in my family coming up in the next few weeks!

In the Spotlight this week is this gorgeous, classy card by Stargroves (Anne)

Looks like a watercolour painting, doesn't it?  Well done, Anne and thank you for sharing your lovely card with us.  You'll find our Spotlight blinkie under the tab at the top of the page - display it on your blog with pride!

So now for our prize winner as chosen by Mr Random.  The wonderful Di's Digi Downloads were our sponsors for the masculine challange and are offering 5 fabulous digi's to the lucky winner.

And the winner is ...

that's you #48 Kim's Crafty Cards!  If you contact Abi and Fi using the link in the sidebar they'll tell you how to claim your digis!

And now for something completely spooky ...  wooah ha ha ha... (that's supposed to be my evil laugh).  Yes, Sweet Stampers, it's that time of year again when I am thankful that I live in the middle of nowhere and am unlikely to have to give out sweeties to Trick or Treaters (see, I am evil ... I'm a teacher, you have to be, it's the law).  So let's see your Halloween creations - our winner, chosen by Mr Random, will be able to choose 7 - yes, 7! - digis from the fabulous Bugaboo.

Hope your week is full of treats... Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Trick or Treat at Sweet Stampin'...

Good morning stampin' fans and another fun filled challenge here at Stampin' Towers. The challenge this week is "Halloween" but before I get to this weeks challenge, I thought I would give a little Halloween treat...this was my sons poem every Halloween when he was little so I thought I would share it with you...

One dark day in the middle of the night
Two dead men got up to fight
Back to back they faced each other
And drew their swords and shot each other
The deaf Policeman heard the noise
And came to arrest the two dead boys
And if you don't believe this lie is true
Then ask the blind man he saw it too

Back to this weeks can make what ever you like as long as it fits the them and remember it needs to include something that has been stamped.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo....

....who are giving 7 digis to one lucky winner picked at random.

In addition for this weeks challenge we are joined not only by our Guest Desinger for the month of October Marilyn but also two of the Bugaboo Design Team...Scrappy and Sandye.

So here's the Halloween inspiration for you.....

Scrappy (using chubby ghost - star)

Sandye (using bobblehead halloween mummy)

Marilyn (using goofy ghost - funny)

Sarah (using halloween skelekinz pumpkin 2)

Kozmik(using bobblehead halloween witch)


Debbie (using halloween skelekinz - pumkin 2)

Cathy ( using silhouette skull tree)

Alison (using halloween skelekinz topper)

Natali (using bobblehead halloween witch)

Fiona (using Stella calendar month - October)

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  Or should that be Sweet Stitchers?  Your entries in our In Stitches challenge last week showed just what a versatile lot you are!  I was so impressed with the quality of everyone's stitching, whether it was machined, hand-sewn or faux - and so neat!

I know you're going to love the entry which is our Spotlight winner this week.  It's a stunner!

Cute or what?  Congratulations, # 29 Deanne!  Please take our blinkie for your lovely blog.

The fabulous Bunny Zoe's Crafts is giving this week's randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher - definitely a prize worth having with so many new stamps and papers out in readiness for Christmas.  So who will it be..?

That's #14 WencheP! Well done!  Please email Abi and Fi to claim your prize - you'll find the link in the sidebar.

So what do we have for you this week?  Well it's time to make something for the men and/or boys in our lives.  The winner of our Masculine challenge will receive 5 digis from this week's sponsor,  the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have a fabby week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 15 October 2011

For men, for males, for grumpy significant others!!

Morning my sweet stampin' challengees!  And how are we today?  I hope you're doing great & raring to go to work on this week's challenge.  We want you to go MASCULINE!  Doesn't matter if they're young or old, sweet or grumpy!  Mine's comes in the latter category this week but that's a whole other long story lol!!

We're sponsored this week by the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads who are offering 5 fabulous digi's to the lucky winner.

It's the first week for our new Team Abi Sweet things: Holley, Lisa, Pamela & Susan, welcome girls!  Here's your inspiration: Our fabulous Guest Designer for October - Marilyn

Abi - using a Di's digi, just because I love them!


Haven't Team Abi done an amazing job this week, if you want the details on any of these works of art, pop over to the creator's blog.  Can't wait to see what you come up with....Ready, Steady......Go!!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Another week gone and autumn is well and truly here.  I tried to colour a couple of images earlier today but had to stop and put the light on - it was so dark! It's the school holidays here so I've got a couple of weeks to try and make as many Christmas cards as I can. A good enough reason, I thing for treating myself to some new papers.  I don't know what is better: browsing online, deciding which papers to choose; the paper stroking when the order arrives or actually using your new goodies (if you can bear to cut into them!). What do you think?

We had some lovely Lilac and Lace entries last week but this is the one that stood out for me.

Congratulations # 3 Tracy - you're in the Spotlight this week! Please take our blinkie for your blog.

Our sponsor for the Lilac and Lace challenge was Tiffany Doodles  who are kindly giving our randomly selected winner 5 digi's of their choice.  Who did Mr Random choose?

 #11 - that's you Holley Smith!  Congratulations! If you click on the email link in the sidebar Abi and Fi will let you know how to claim your lovely digis.

This week's challenge is already underway.  We'd like to see stitching on your project this time; it can be machined, hand-stitched or faux, we don't mind!  You have until Friday evening to submit your entry; it can be a card, an altered design, a scrapbook page - anything as long as it has an element which is stamped. And we have a great prize on offer for our randomly chosen winner - the fabulousness that is Nicki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts is giving away a £10 voucher.  Very handy when we're getting our Christmas cards ready!

Have a great week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 8 October 2011

We're in stitches at Sweet Stampin'....

Good morning Sweet Stampers and welcome to another challenge here at Stamping Towers!! Well the weather here in bonny Scotland it just a bit rubbish...I know a few of the sweeties here have actually had to turn the heating on and I do believe there has been snow in the very north of the country but I hope it stays away for a bit longer!

Ok..on to this weeks challenge. The theme this week is "in stitches"...that's right you need to make a card or project with stitching on it, now that can be real stitching, wonky stitching, faux or fake stitching or even cross long as we can see stitches of some sort then that's fine.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bunny Zoe Crafts.

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who are offering one lucky winner picked at random a £10 gift voucher for their store.

We are also joined by our Guest Designer for the month of October...Marilyn and this is also the first week of Team Fi newbies, Cathy, Sarah and Natali so please give them all a warm welcome and check out the inspiration below.


...and the inside




♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥