Sunday, 26 February 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend - hopefully you're getting some well-deserved "me time"!

We had a great response to our Bingo challenge last week and I had my work cut out trying to pick a winner from your lovely entries.  However, this is the card that stood out for me...

Well done #44 Jen! Jen's winning creation featured items from the middle column of our Bingo square: ribbons, buttons and spots.   I love the colour combination and the uncluttered look of your card, Jen.  Please help yourself to our Spotlight Winner's blinkie, which you'll find under the tab at the top of the page.

Now for our prize winner, as chosen by Mr Random.  This week's winner will receive 3 digis from

And the winner is...

yes, that's you #78 Shirley! Congratulations!  Please contact Abi and Fi using the link in the sidebar to claim your digis!

We started a new challenge yesterday.  This week we'd like to see your creations on a Masculine theme.  It can be a card, a layout, an altered item - anything you like, really, but you must use stamping on your design.

Once again, we have some great prizes on offer, with £10 vouchers up for grabs from Quixotic Paperie and our monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen.  You've got to be in it to win it, so get those male stamps out, Sweet Stampers!

Have a fabby week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 24 February 2012

Choose 3 in a row!

Morning sweet stampers!  I hope it's good for you today.  We've got a fab challenge for you this week & best of all you get to choose.  We've got (and I think this is a first at Sweet Stampin' so let us know if you like) a bingo board for you.  All you gotta do is choose 3 items in a row & create something with stamping using those 3 items.  Up, down, sideways & diagonal, it doesn't matter.

We've got our wonderful regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher for the shop.  Thank you.

And we have (another first I think) the lovely Crafts & Me sponsoring this week with a prize of 3 digis to the lucky winner!  Ooh you are so spoiled!

A huge THANK YOU to Crafts & Me for letting us all pick an image to showcase
So here's your board, don't forget to tell us which 3 in a row you've picked!!:

And here's your inspiration:

February's guest designer Denise - Ribbon, Button, Spots or Pearls, Buttons, Flowers!

Abi - Pearls, Punches & Charms (sorry had to scan the card this week as my camera's on hols!)

Dora - 

Doreen - Lace, Brads & Flowers

Kim - Lace, Ribbon & Pearls

Pamela - Lace, Ribbon & Pearls

Susan -Lace, Ribbon & Pearls

Tracey - Lace, Brads & Flowers

Wedgie - Ribbon, Buttons & Spots

Jenny - Lace, Ribbon & Pearls

Aren't they stunning!  Now, what are you waiting for?  Take your pick off that board & maybe you could be a winner!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Important update on followers gadgets

Hi Sweet Stampers,

I'm sure most of you are aware of the recent confusion over the removal of Google friend connect for non blogger blogs & the resulting promotion of a certain replacement tool....

We had previously added the new linky to Sweet Stampin' like many other blogs & challenges because alarm bells started ringing about followers disappearing but following extensive research we've decided to remove it.  We don't wish to be responsible for encouraging you to sign up.

We can find no evidence to suggest that the google friend connect is disappearing, only rumour of dubious origin.

So for now, carry on following us on GFC, we are so grateful for all your support & love seeing your wonderful entries to our challenges.  Have a great day.

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Where is the time going to?  It seems like Christmas was just 5 minutes ago, but peeking out from the snow here (yes, we've had more, but not a lot) are snowdrops and the first signs of daffodils.  I am so looking forward to seeing some colour outside!

Our challenge theme was Clean and Simple and we had some stunning entries.  I was looking for an uncluttered, simple but stylish design with plenty of blank space but obviously, some stamping!  I had plenty of gorgeous cards to choose from but I thought this one fitted the bill perfectly.

Well done #6 Jules! "In Sympathy" cards are never easy to make but I am sure this elegant card was very much appreciated.  Please take our Spotlight blinkie from the tab above and display it on your blog with pride!

And now for our prize winner, who will receive a £10 gift certificate from the wonderful Stamp Addicts.       Mr Random chose...      #77 Belzxx - congratulations!  Please contact Abi and Fi using the link in the sidebar and they will give you all the details you need to claim your prize.

We have a new challenge for you this week, so "eyes down" and choose your line - yes, we're playing Bingo and if you go to the challenge post you'll see the Bingo squares you can choose from.  You can take any line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal.  Just be sure to stick to one line and remember to stamp!  Crafts and Me are our sponsor this week and have 3 of their lovely digis up for grabs.  And of course, we have the loveliness that is Joanna Sheen as our monthly sponsor. 

Right, coffee time now, I think!  Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Thursday, 16 February 2012

It's a new challenge...

Good morning Sweet Stampers on another freezy Saturday morning. First of all I would just like to give a big thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last week, Tracey is going to have a hard job tomorrow picking her winners, so remember to check back cos you never know, it could be you!!

Our challenge this week and boy has it challenged some of our Clean and simple. You can create anything you like as long as it fits the CAS theme and remember to include something which has been stamped.

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Addicts...thank you Sarah for stepping in for us...

....who are offering one lucky winner a £10 certificate to spend in their online store.

We also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen..

..who is offering a £10 voucher for their online store.

Now for some inspiration from our girlies, first we have out Guest Designer for the month of February...Denise.









♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  Hope you are all warm and cosy in spite of the big chill which has hit large parts of the UK and beyond! And for those of you in warmer parts of the world - lucky you!

So who's in the Spotlight this week?  Our challenge theme of "The One I Love" proved exceptionally popular and I was certainly kept busy visiting your blogs to look at all of the gorgeous entries.  The variety of styles and interpretations never ceases to amaze me as I scout for Spotlight winners.  I was seriously tempted by some of the shabby chic, multi-layered cards which were among this week's entries, but for me, well there was just something about this card that stood out...

This gorgeous card was created by #64 Christineblankiefinder ! Well done! This is such a lovely interpretation of our challenge theme. Please grab our Spotlight Winner's blinkie from the tab at the top of the page.

Our randomly chosen winner this week is in for a real treat!

Our sponsors for this challenge, Stamp and Create are giving away a $20 voucher to spend in their online store!

That's #5 Lorrain  - congratulations! Enjoy your shopping spree!There is a little bit of happy coincidence here too, as this entry was in the top 3 on my notepad!   Please use the email link in the sidebar to contact Abi and Fi so that they can arrange for you to receive your prize.

Just time now to remind you about this week's challenge.  We'd like to see your Clean and Simple creations please!  We are sponsored this week by the always fabulous Stamp Addicts who are giving away a £10 voucher for their online store.  And of course, we have our lovely monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen, who will give a £10 voucher to one winner chosen at random for all of the entries in our February challenges.

Have a fabby week everyone - enjoy the time with the kids if you're on half term! Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 10 February 2012

♥The one I love♥

Morning stampers,  well it's turned chilly here & started snowing.  So let's warm things up....turn down the lights, cue the Barry White music....this week we want to see projects for ♥The One I Love♥.  I'm sure many of you are thinking Valentines but it can be interpreted in so many other ways, anniversary/wedding/engagements, even hubby's birthday or a dear friend as long as there's love involved!

We have a super duper prize for you this week courtesy of:

Here is a little "blurb" about the store...
Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US. We have free shipping on US orders of $55 or more and low international shipping rates. We specialize in stamping and carry many companies including: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, Magnolia Stamps, CC Designs, Sweet Pea Stamps, Whimsy Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, The Greeting Farm and more. We have a weekly candy each Monday on our blog. In addition, each Monday a new stamps company or category is on sale for up to 25% off.

Yes it's a $20 spending spree, yeah!  Couldn't you have fun with that?  I know I could!

AND, because we spoil you rotten we also have our fabulous regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen

Also if you head over to Joanna's challenge blog they have a Love is in the air challenge for February you could enter too!

Right on to our inspiration:

Many thanks to Martina for bringing us wonderful projects in January & a sweet welcome to February's GD Denise who'll be bringing us wonderful things for February.

Here's our 3 newest sweeties next, aren't these cards just wonderful, so glad you're on the team girls!

Jenny using Ribbon Tilda from Stamp & Creathere


♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Spotlight, Weekly and Monthly Winners

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Hope you are all warm and well that any forecast snow hasn't troubled you too much!

Well it's a big week for winners this week, so I'll get started right away.  First up, our Spotlight winner.  Occasionally you hear people comment that if you're the first entry in a challenge, you're not so likely to get picked.  Not so!  My Spotlight winner this week is the lovely #1 Marlies who shared this stunning card.

Well done, Marlies! Your colouring on this project is exquisite!  Please go to the tab above and take our blinkie for your lovely blog.

Next we have our weekly winner, chosen by Mr Random.  Congratulations go to ...

#49 Dee!  You win a $10 voucher for Di's Digi Downloads!

It's also time to draw the winner of our monthly prize for January sponsored by the loveliness that is Joanna Sheen. Joanna is offering one randomly chosen winner from all of this month's entries a £10 voucher for her online shop.  Who will it be..?

After a lot of mental arithmetic backed up by a calculator, I can tell you that the lucky winner is #45 Sally McD!  .  Congratulations, ladies! Please use the link in the sidebar to contact Abi and Fi who will explain how to claim your prizes.

We have another lovely challenge this week, nicely timed for Valentines Day - "The One I Love".  Hope you'll play along with us - you never know, it could be you in the Spotlight next week!

Have a fabulous week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 3 February 2012

Let's see those animals...

Good morning sweet's a bit on the chilly side here in Scotland!! brrrr need your thermals on now!!
Thank you to all of you who took the time to enter our wow challenge last week, it obviously wasn't everybody's cup of tea so hopefully today's challenge will be more appealing to you.
Today's challenge is "Animals"...easy peasy, any animal you like as long as your creation has something stamped on it.

We have of course our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen who is giving one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher for her store.

and we also have our weekly sponsor Di's Digi Downloads who is giving one lucky winner a $10 voucher for her store.

Di's Digi Downloads

Now for some inspiration from the team, first of all we have our Guest Designer for the month of January, Martina, and sadly this is Martina's last challenge with us...thank you Martina, but we will have a new Guest for next week, you never know it could be you!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥