Monday, 30 January 2012

New teamies at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning,

Monday morning, the children are at school & the littlest one has very kindly left me with her cold as a memento!  How was your weekend?  Mine was filled with a little messy crafting, making OH a birthday card for yesterday which we're actually celebrating today as he was at work yesterday!  A little out of my comfort zone but I'm fairly happy.

Anyway it is Monday & we have some exciting news: the results of our recent DT call.  We tried to contact everyone who applied to let you all know & we hope to see you either trying again in the future or playing along in the challenges.  It really is a cliche to say we genuinely had such a tough time choosing.
But we're happy to introduce....

Doreen, Jenny & Kim

A huge sweet Stampin' welcome to them, we are really looking forward to seeing their work over the coming weeks.  if you want a sneak peek, head over to their blogs now (go on, I won't tell lol!)

Have a wonderful week, don't forget to find time to enter our Animals challenge this week!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  It turns out that, for those of us in Scotland, we picked a very appropriate challenge theme in the form of White on White.  Yes, it's been snowing here again this week, although thankfully it hasn't been nearly as bad as it was a few weeks ago.  But it sure is COLD!

Well, there weren't quite as many entries last week as we've become used to but it didn't make my job of picking a  Spotlight winner any easier, as the quality of the work you guys produced was, as always, fabulous.  But the one that stood out for me was

#11 Jo.   

I love the colours in the image and the way it pops out from the white background.  Well done! Please go to the tab above, Jo and take our blinkie for your lovely blog.

Now it's time to put Mr Random through his paces to choose our prize winner.  Here's the winning number...

Congratulations! You've won a £10 voucher from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, lucky you! If you contact Abi and Fi via the email link in the sidebar they'll sort out your prize for you - enjoy your shopping!

As usual, our latest challenge started yesterday and we've got a nice easy one for you - "Animals".  Be they wild or domestic, we don't mind as long as your creations are stamped.  We love seeing your work but in order to be in with a chance of a prize, you really do need to include stamping on whatever it is you make.  Our sponsors are Di's Digi Downloads and, for the monthly prize, Joanna Sheen.  You've got to be in it to win it, as they say, so why not join in the fun?

Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 27 January 2012

White On White.

Firstly thank you to all who've entered the DT call, we are absolutely blown away by your talent & enthusiasm.  It's going to be a very tough decision & we really wish we could choose more of you.  

Morning Sweet Stampers!!  Well I don't know about you but we've had a fair few frosty mornings here, no snow yet but in honour of the white stuff of either variety we thought we'd challenge you to go WOW this week, yes White on White!

I gather there are a few variations on the wow theme so let me tell you what we want for this challenge:  All card stock & paper used should be white, but your image can be coloured any way you wish.  Embellishments should also be mainly white.  See, we're not too strict as long as the overall card is mainly white, we're happy!  We just want you to enjoy creating.

Don't forget we still have our monthly sponsor of Joanna Sheen  offering a fabulous £10 voucher to the shop

and this week's wonderful sponsor is Bunny Zoe's who are also offering a £10 voucher for their shop.

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Well what are you waiting for, show us yer whites, be they Daz, Persil, Fairy or Bold lol!!

Here's some inspiration:

Our January GD Martina:


And look.....sneaking over from Team Fi!!  It's another gorgeous creations from Natali!

There you have it, the best way to enjoy the white stuff...get crafting!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winners

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  It's Sunday again and time to announce the winners of last week's Glitter, Shine, Sparkle challenge.

This proved to be another very popular challenge and I wasn't sure I'd be able to choose just one entry for our Spotlight.  However, I kept going back to this card ...

Congratulations, #49 Stephanie G - you're in the Spotlight this week! Please take our blinkie for your blog.

And now for our randomly chosen prize winner, who will receive 2 oh-so-cute digis from our sponsor, Emerald Faeries.

And the winner is...
that's #103 Bonnie. Congratulations! Please use the link in the sidebar to contact Abi and Fi and they will sort out your prize for you.

Our latest challenge is White on White - you can colour your image, but your entry must be mostly white. And of course, you need to include something stamped! With a voucher from Bunny Zoe's Crafts on offer to one randomly chosen winner and a monthly prize from Joanna Sheen, there's lots to play for!

Have a lovely week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 20 January 2012



Anyone that vaguely knows me will know that I love music & frequently find myself bringing song lyrics into all aspects of life. So when I sat down to write this post, it should be no surprise to find I started humming 'Do you wanna be in my gang' lol!! Obviously those of you under a certain age will be asking 'humming what!?'

So, fancy being part of the Sweet Stampin' team? You might want to know your potential duties first.....

You'll need to make a stamped card to a theme every other week to be uploaded to our 'behind the scenes' blog. You MUST be able to consistently comment on challenge entrants EVERY WEEK & leave comments for your team members too.

So if you think you can do the above, throw a sense of humour in to the mix & you could be just what we are looking for!

Why not give it a go, the term will run for 4 months starting in February. Go on, you know you want to!!! We'll leave the call open until 10pm on Friday 20th & you can either enter this current weeks challenge & add the letters DT after your name or e.mail (with a link to your blog please) to Fi & Abi on the address in the side bar.

Good luck to all,

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! It's Sunday again and time to announce our winners from last week's challenge.

We had over 120 amazing entries - you certainly like your spots 'n' dots!  This one stood out for me though - I'm sure you'll agree that it's a beauty!

Well done #50 Beth - I love everything about your card! Please take our blinkie for your blog and display it with pride.

Mr Random has been put through his paces to choose the lucky winners of the two prizes we have this week.  Firstly we have a $10 voucher for the Craft Fairy online shop:

Yes that's you #72 Amanda

Secondly we have the winner of a fabulous bundle of goodies from Crafty Ribbons:

These will be going to #24 Marianne's Craftroom!   Congratulations ladies - please contact Abi and Fi using the email link in the sidebar to claim your prizes.

Our latest challenge is up and running - we're looking for glitter, sparkle and general bling, please.  Emerald Faeries are our sponsor and don't forget that we also have Joanna Sheen offering a £10 voucher each month for a randomly chosen winner.  So why not join in the fun - we'd love to see what you make!

Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Saturday, 14 January 2012

All that glitters..

Good morning sweet stampers, before I get on to this weeks challenge, I would like to apologise if you entered our challenge and didn't get a comment from us. Blogger has been playing up this week for most us and I believe not just our team so please bear with us and we will get to you. If you have been experiencing issues, then our techy guru Alison, has posted on her blog on how to fix this, so why not pop over and check out her instructions.

We also have a mini DT Call which ends on 20th January. If you would like to enter then checks out the requirements here.

So then on to this weeks challenge, and what a fab one it is!! The theme this week is "glitter, bling, shine, sparkle"...get the idea?? You can make anything you like as long as it fits the theme and has something that has been stamped.

We have our fabulous new monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen.

Joanna is offering one lucky winner picked at random from each challenge in the month a £10 gift certificate to spend in her store.

This week we are sponsored by Emerald Faeries...

...they are giving one lucky winner picked at random 2 digis of their choice.

Emerald Faeries gave us some digis to play with so check out the inspiration below, starting with our Guest Designer this month Martina.


♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 13 January 2012

Spots & Dots

Welcome to our very first challenge of the New Year! We've got a fabulous challenge for you this week, a new Guest Designer & if that wasn't enough......fabulous new sponsors too!  Did I hear a woohooo there?!  Thought so lol!

Firstly thanks so much to Donna for her fabulous cards in December & now we'd like to welcome our January guest.....Martina!

Onto our wonderful sponsors, our weekly prize is from the Stamp Fairy,


definitely worth a visit, check out some of the gorgeous images on the DT cards below.  We are joined by 2 of the Stamp Fairy DT,  Annette  &  Deanne , so pleased to have you with us ladies!  Aren't those cards just gorgeous...

AND.....a second weekly prize from Crafty Ribbons with this gorgeous bundle, don't you just wanna get your hands on those cutie ribbons!

Our monthly prize of  a £10 voucher comes from our new regular sponsor Joanna Sheen!!

If you've never been across to Joanna Sheen, you really should!  It's an absolute treasure trove & if you have, well you already know what I'm talking about lol!

Right so onto the inspiration, I've not missed anything have I?  The theme!  Oh yes, SPOTS & DOTS!

Annette from the Stamp Fairy Using Molly throughout the year/April

Deanne from the Stamp Fairy  Using Lilly Playing

Martina January's fab guest designer

Abi using Barry Countdown to Christmas (think it's 352 days if you're interested!)

Dora Using Barry Angel

Holley using Clementine Love

Lisa Using Lenny's Notes

Pamela using Molly Winter

Susan using Panda Paul

Tracey using Lily Winter

Wedgie using Betsy

So what are you waiting for.....GO DOTTY!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! It's Sunday again and time to announce the winners of last week's challenge on the theme of New Beginnings.

We had lots of beautiful entries and as always it took me a while to decide who should be in our spotlight today.  I decided on this gorgeous creation from #55 Pauline C

as it is so beautifully made and the little ellie is so, so cute! Well done, Pauline! Please take our blinkie to display on your blog.

And now for our prize winner!  We have the fabulous Angel Crafts as our sponsor for this challenge so our randomly chosen winner this week will be receiving one of their gorgeous embellishment packs.
And the winner is ...
#23 Lorraine!  Congratulations! Please contact Abi and Fi using the email link in the sidebar and they will arrange for you to receive your lovely prize!
Our new challenge - Spots 'n' Dots - has started and we have yummy goodies from the Stamp Fairy and Crafty Ribbons for 2 randomly chosen winners.  As if you needed any more reasons to join in the fun!

Have a lovely week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 6 January 2012

New beginnings....

Good morning sweet stampers. Well here were are on the last day of the year...where has this year gone??

Before I get on to the challenge this week Abi and I would like to thank everybody for taking part in our challenges each week and also to all our fabulous sponsors who have been amazing, it just wouldn't be the same without any of you. Of course a massive thanks to our fabby Design Team too, who are all amazing with the work they produce each week and the time they give up to comment on each of the entries, we really appreciate it so THANK YOU ALL!!

So this week our challenge is "new beginnings" now that can be a new baby, new home, a wedding etc, just remember to include something stamped.

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Angela from Angel Crafts who has stepped in at the last minute...thank you Angela.

Angela is giving one lucky winner a beautiful embellishment pack as the prize...these are lovely. you can check them out here and see what other goodies Angela has on offer, there's a fabby sale!!

Now for some inspiration from the team...first of all a huge thanks to Donna, our guest designer this month.



So from all of the team here have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

lang may yer lum reek!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥