Friday, 30 December 2011

It's all a sparkling at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning sweet stampers on this cold and frosty I'm not going to start singing Here we go round the mulberry bush but it did come to mind there!!

First of all on behalf of the team here at Sweet Stampin', we would just like to give a huge thanks to all of you who take the time to enter our challenge every week especially at this time of year when it's a bit manic getting organised for Santa. So folks as Santa comes next week, well 8 sleeps to be exact, this weeks challenge will last for 2 weeks so you have until 30th December to get your entries in.

The challenge for the next 2 weeks is "sparkle and bling", it doesn't have to be a Christmas project , anything you like as long as it fits the theme and remember to include something stamped. We have had a couple of entries in the past few weeks which haven't included stamping.

Our sponsor this week is Di's digis.....

Di's Digi Downloads
...who are offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate.
We are once again joined by Donna our Guest Designer for the month of December and the rest of Team Fi so check out the inspiration below.

Donna Using Di's Christmas for Big & Small

Janneke Using Di's Merry Mice


Cathy Using Di's Penguins Christmas Tree


Sarah Using Di's Cuddle Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  I hope you are all safe and warm, particularly those of you who have been affected by the heavy snowfall in some parts of the UK.  Here in SW Scotland we've been snowed in since Friday but I think things are set to improve and we'll be able to get out and about on Monday.

We had so many beautiful entries for our Things with Wings challenge and it wasn't easy picking a winner - the range of styles and designs was amazing, from classic Christmas images and traditional colours to the modern and funky.  I kept going back to this one, though ... I think it's the eyes which did it for me!

Well done indeed #21 Kerri Boucher!  Please take our Spotlight blinkie for your lovely blog.

And now time to put Mr Random to work to select the lucky crafter who will win goodies from this week's sponsor, Bugaboo.

And the winner is...

#61 CĂ©line!  Congratulations!  Please use the email link in the sidebar to contact Abi and Fi to claim your prize.

Can you believe that Christmas is now just a few days away?  Knowing that most us of will be in the midst of a Christmas frenzy of shopping, cooking, wrapping and last minute card-making, our latest challenge will run for 2 weeks.  We'd like to see some bling or glitter on your stamped creations, please - it doesn't have to be Christmassy if you're all Christmassed-out, as long as it sparkles!

I wish each and every one of you all the very best for Christmas and for 2012.  Thank you, Sweet Stampers, for your continued support of our challenges and for the beautiful creations you make and show us each week.  It's official - Sweet Stampers are the best!

Happy Christmas AND Happy Stampin'

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 16 December 2011

Things with Wings

Morning Folks, I'm doing my Saturday morning rush around this morning for my last coffee morning of the year. Then I must start thinking about doing my Christmas shopping!! In the midst of all that though it's time for another cracking challenge..... THINGS WITH WINGS.

We're sponsored this week by the very wonderful Bugaboo.


I do love me some Bugaboo & not only did we get to pick an image to play with, we are also delighted to be joined by 2 of the very talented Bugaboo DT, Woohoo! Gorgeous work Cheryl & Melissa.

You could be the lucky winner of:
Bugaboo Prize

So without further ado, here's your inspiration:

Cheryl - using wee one bugs - bee

Melissa - using Clyde sorry to hear

Guest Designer Donna

Abi - using Silhouette butterfly

Dora - using bird graduation

Holley - using Ava Mistletoe Fairy

Lisa - using Ava Fairy

Pamela - using Ava Mistletoe Fairy

Susan - using Winter bird and snowman

Tracey - using wee one angel cloud

Wedgie - using Stella Tidbits Fairy

There you have it, what gorgeous creations, I hope you're inspired to play along in between all those Christmas preparations!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Hope you are all safe, well and warm after what, for many of us, has been a wild weather week!

Once again we had an amazing number of snow-themed entries - talk about art imitating life! My Spotlight pick this week is a very seasonal one and I feel it really sums up the magic of Christmas.

Very well done, Heidy! I can't stop looking at this beautiful card and each time I see it I think "I wish I'd made that"!  Please take our Spotlight blinkie for your lovely blog.

Mr Random has been put to work once again to choose the winner of the fabulous Fizzy Moon paper pad donated by our sponsor Emma of Crafty Emma's Store.  And the winner is...

#3 Caroline! Congratulations! Please contact Abi and Fi using the email link in the sidebar and they will make arrangement to get your prize to you.

So what does this week have in store, I wonder?  Better weather, I hope, particularly for those who currently still have no power at home.  Do take care everyone, especially if you are travelling.  Hopefully you'll manage to find some time to wind down and join in with our new challenge, which is Things with Wings.  Bugaboo are our sponsors this week and you could win 7 digis of your choice if Mr Random picks your entry!

Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 9 December 2011

Is it snowing at Sweet Stampin'...

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Good morning sweet stampers on this freezing cold morning!! Before I get on to this weeks challenge, can I just say a humongous thanks to all those who entered our challenge last goodness another record number of entries but keep 'em coming!!

The challenge this week is "snowmen, snowflakes, snow people or just snow"...get the idea....snow something!! In addition make sure you include something that has been stamped aswell.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store....

Crafty Emma's Store

...who are offering up this fab paper pad from Fizzy Moon.

Check out the inspiration from Team Fi below but heading the cards is Donna who is our Guest Designer for the month of December.


♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! We obviously picked a popular theme last week, judging by the record number of entries -and what fabulous entries they were! I keep a notepad with my potential Spotlight winners beside the computer to help me make the final selection and it's no exaggeration to say that my list extends over a couple of pages this week!

However, after much blog hopping I decided on this little beauty:

Well done #121 Scrap Ellen - your card is stunning! Please take our blinkie and display it on your blog with pride!

And now for our weekly winner, who will receive 5 digis from Pollycraft, our lovely sponsor for this challenge.  Mr Random chose...

Congratulations #128 Lizy! Please contact Abi and Fi using the email link in the sidebar and they will arrange for you to get your prize.

Our challenge this week is particularly appropriate for some of us, given the weather forecast - SNOW!  It can be anything snowy but please remember, you must have some stamping on whatever it is you have made. One lucky winner will be getting a lush paper pad from Crafty Emma's store - perfect for those last-minute cards.

I'm off to light the fire and warm my hands and feet ... told you it was freezing here!

Have a lovely week everyone and keep safe and warm.  Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 2 December 2011

Punches & Dies

Don't forget to check the the post below to see if you're a winner from our Birthday Bonanza.  We've postdated this challenge to keep it easy for you to the top!

Good Morning my lovely stampers, we're delighted that so many of you were able to join in with our Birthday celebrations last week & thank you for your beautiful entries.  Keep your eye out for the spotlight post tomorrow to check not only our spotlight & weekly prize winner but for those of you that took the time to pop around to the DT blogs (THANK YOU) we had an extra special surprise candy giveaway!!

So this week we're giving you another fab challenge.....PUNCHES & DIES.  Yes, make anything you like so long as you use those punches and/or dies & with all the gorgeous ones there are around, it's not hard!  We're sponsored by the wonderful Pollycraft  who are offering 5 digi images to the lucky winner!!  The team have showcased just a few of the many fabulous digi images in the shop, if you haven't been over for a look....what are you waiting for?  Get you over there!!


Now here's your inspiration:

Our November Guest Designer Tracy, it's Tracy's last week so a huge thank you Tracy for being such a super guest sweetie.  Using So Tall.

Wedgie, getting carried away this week as she's had so little to do lol, she made 2 cards!!  Using Dexter the Penguin Snow Cone


Dora.  Using Christmas Chester - Chester's Letter.

Tracey  Using Maurice Tee off

Janneke who just wanted to hop over to Team Abi this week & join in the fun!

Holley.  Using Christmas Chester - Chester's Letter.

Lisa.  Using Dexter the Penguin Snow Cone.

Pamela  Using So Tall.

Susan.  Using Maurice Tee off

Now go break out those punches & dies and don't forget to stamp!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥