Sunday, 27 January 2013

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good Morning Sweet Stampers! Hopefully those of you in the UK who have been badly affected by it are now seeing an end to the white stuff that keeps falling from the sky! I like the idea of snow and it's very pretty to look at, but in real life... no, thank you!

Thank you so much for showing us your frillies last week!!  I think the meaning of frills might have been lost in translation by some, but we still had a good number of entries who met the challenge rules, so much so that I couldn't pick just one winner for our Spotlight feature.  It just had to be a Top 3 this week, so here we go, in no particular order:

#28 Amanda R (frills on apron and dress)

#11 Sarah (frilly dress and ribbon)

#64 Pinky (frills on dress)

Well done, ladies. Please help yourselves to our Spotlight Winner's blinkie (see the tab above).

The Frillies/Frills challenge was sponsored by Lili of the Valley and they are kindly giving a £10 voucher to our randomly chosen winner this week.  Now that's great timing, considering they have just released some new stamps and another new release is just around the corner!

The lucky winner is...

Congratulations, Helen! Please contact Abi and Fi (there's a link in the sidebar) to claim your prize.

This week we're moving from frills to ribbons - we'd like to see ribbon on your designs this week please!  We're sponsored by Crafty Ribbons for this challenge, and our monthly sponsor for January is The Ribbon Girl, who will be giving away a £10 voucher to the winner of our prize draw. As if you needed another reason to get crafty!

Have a fabulous (warm and dry) week everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 25 January 2013

(Show us your) Frillies/Frills

Morning all on this white & frosty morning, well the chances are it will be if you're reading in the UK anyway...Brrr!!  Judging by the fabulous entries in last week's challenge you are all in the warm crafting away, good on you!  Time to crank up the heating & play along with this week's challenge which is Show us yer frillies! We want to see your cards with frilly bits of any kind, be it paper frills, lacey frills, frilly dresses etc or you can even go like our Wedgie did on her fab card & put some actual 'frillies' on!!

This week, we're sponsored by Lili of the Valley who are offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher

We also have our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl...

with a £10 voucher up for grabs at the end of the month.

And in case you need a little inspiration, here's what our fabulous team have created, sadly we've had to say goodbye to the lovely Dora....thank you Dora for being such a fab teamie & all your gorgeous cards, gonna miss you.  Which means we have a new teamie in the form of Gail who is equally lovely & talented!

Abi - Using LOTV Milly Hello

Pamela using LOTV It's my Party

Thank you for your continued support, can't wait to see those frills! 

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers!  I know that many of our lovely followers are quite used to snow and cold weather, but here in the UK snow always manages to bring everything to a standstill.  So wherever you are, I hope you are warm and cosy and enjoying a relaxing weekend.

Last week's challenge was to use gingham and you did us proud.  The variety of styles was incredible and just goes to show that gingham doesn't have to mean sweet and girlie (although it does this brilliantly too)!  To prove the point, here's my pick for our Spotlight this week:

Isn't this just a fabulous boy's card? Well done, #49 LorraineB!  Lovin' the layout on this one, too!

Stamp and Create kindly sponsored this challenge and are giving away a $20 voucher for their online store.  This will be going to...

#23 Erica!  Congratulations! Please contact Abi and Fi (there is a link in the sidebar) to claim your prize.

And now for our latest challenge: Show Us Your Frillies!  Anything with frills, ruffles etc. will do nicely, but remember, you must use a stamp (rubber or digi) to be eligible for our prize draws.  Our sponsor this week is Lili of the Valley and our sponsor of January's prize draw is the Ribbon Girl.  So many reasons to play along!

Stay warm and cosy and if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, please send us some sunshine!

Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 18 January 2013

It's time for some gingham...

Good morning sweet stampers on this freezy Saturday morning.  Thank you to all of our entries last week, so many talented people out there!!
Our challenge theme this week is "gingham"...easy peasy!!

This week our sponsor is Stamp & Create...

...who are offering one lucky winner a $20 certificate.

We also have our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl...

and there's a £10 voucher up for grabs at the end of each month.

Check out the inspiration from the team below...



Remember to pop back tomorrow to see if you are a lucky winner!!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Spotlight and Weekly Winner

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Hope you're nice and cosy this morning - it's a little chilly here in the UK!

Thank you all for your fabulous entries in last week's White Plus One challenge.  This card caught my eye immediately and I just had to put it in our Spotlight this week.

I'm a big fan of red and white and I just love the floral stamp placement on this card.  Well done, #12 Debbie S.   Please take our Spotlight Winner's blinkie and display it on your blog with pride!

Prize draw time now.  Our sponsor for last week's challenge was

who are giving away a £10 voucher for their online shop.  The lucky winner, as chosen by Mr Random is...

We also need to do a redraw for our final monthly challenge of 2012, as our original winner hasn't come forward.  The prize is a £10 voucher for Joanna Sheen's online store and the new winner is...

#200 which works out to be ...  #118 in our Dies and Punches challenge.  Yes, that's you

Congratulations, ladies! Please contact Abi and Fi (there's a link in the sidebar) to claim your prizes.

Our latest challenge is up and running and a simple one - Use Gingham! I personally love the stuff and if I'd been more organised I would have loved to join in with this one.  As always, there are prizes on offer:  the weekly sponsor is

and this month's sponsor is

who are giving away a £10 voucher for their online store.

Hope you can join in the fun with us this week!  Whatever you're up to, Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 11 January 2013

White + One Other

Good Morning & welcome to our first challenge of 2013!  We want you to go white with one other colour this week, or you can use cream + one other as I have done because I ran out of white square cards, can you believe that?!  I think it's because a certain small-ish child in my house also has a passion for white square cards lol!

So the first challenge of the year brings new sponsors but not before sending huge & grateful thanks to the whole team at Joanna Sheen for being our regular monthly sponsor in 2012, we really appreciate your support, as well as everyone else who sponsored us throughout the year & provided wonderful prizes

So 2013 brings us fab new sponsors, we're sponsored for the month by The Ribbon Girl who are giving away a fabulous £10 voucher to the store!!
Aaaaaannnnd for this week we are sponsored by Cuddly Buddly who are also giving away a fabulous £10 voucher

I highly recommend you check out both these shops, I have been drooling for ages lol!

Now for your inspiration:


Can't wait to see your beautiful creations xx

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Spotlight, weekly and monthly winners!

Good morning Sweet Stampers! Welcome to our first winners post of 2013! I hope you have all had a fabulous start to the New Year and that you are looking forward to a happy, healthy and crafty 2013.

Your Seeing Double entries were gorgeous! We had great fun visiting you all over the Christmas break but I've agonised over who should be in the Spotlight.  I've decided that the only fair way to do this is to have a Top 3, but frankly I could easily have had a Top 10.

So, in no particular order, here are my Spotlight picks

Well done to our talented Top 3! Please help yourselves to our Spotlight Winners blinkie (under the tab at the top)!

Now we have some prizes to give away.  I've asked Mr Random to choose our weekly winner first and he picked out

#69 Nat!  You're the winner of a pack of Promarkers courtesy of our sponsor, Letraset!

Next up is our monthly winner, chosen again by Mr Random from all of the entries we received throughout December.  Our monthly prize is a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen and it will be going to... (pause for mental maths!)

and that works out as #17 Leeann from our Seeing Double Challenge!  Congratulations to our two prize winners - please contact Abi and Fi (link is in the sidebar) to claim your prizes.

We're well and truly back to normal now, so we have a new challenge up and running.  This week we'd like to see White plus One Other Colour on your projects, please.  Don't forget to stamp if you want to be eligible for a prize.  And for those of you who are missing making your Christmas cards already, we have a new challenge blog at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', which will have a new challenge posted later this week!

Have a fabulous week, everyone and Happy Stampin'!

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Friday, 4 January 2013

Seeing Double

ETA:  This challenge will run until 4th Jan 2013 in order to give our team some time off.  

Woohoo, almost Christmas!  All of us at Sweet Stampin' would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & thank you hugely for your support throughout 2012 & hope you keep playing along in 2013.  And I hope you'll let understand if we don't get round all your blogs this week, we will try but we also will be enjoying time with our families, loved ones & friends.

This week's theme is something one or 2 of us might be doing after a few too many glasses of your favourite tipple....Seeing Double lol!  We want to see a double/2 of something on your card this week.

Our weekly sponsor is the fabulous Letraset who are giving away a pack of Promarkers.  I have a whole set of these & love them but I do have to share them with my daughter who at 9 looks at me in disgust if I dare to suggest she uses felt tips lol!

Our monthly sponsor is Joanna sheen.. lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher for their store.

Now check out the fabulous cards from the team, fortunately they were all made before they had a wee drink!



Once again, thank you for your support & we look forward as always to seeing your fabulous creations xx

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥