Saturday 31 December 2016

All our December Top Picks

Hello, well this is it our last post, and with our decision to close we have saved all our December winners until last.   A great big thank you to our generous sponsor who has supported our endeavours with great generosity.   Alleystamp thank you and love to all the kittens.

Lets start with the top 3 for Any Festival and they are:

Now the top 2 for our last challenge Summer Autumn, and can I thank everyone who entered and for some of the lovely comments made on your blogs about us.    There were so few entires that we kept this to the very best 2.

This winners' post is a little late as the challenge only finished yesterday and we need time to choose our winner for the month of December.    Now for the last time out last winner is.

Loved your card Janis and all the techniques you used so very successfully.   Please send me an email with AUR winner in the subject and a note of where you live.   I'll forward it onto AlleyStamp who will tell you how to claim your $15 voucher.

Saturday 17 December 2016

Challenge 6 Summer and/or Autumn

Hello again!   It is very nearly Red Man day just those finishing touches to do I bet.   We would all like to wish you joyous celebrations of the season.  For me it is this last week that always seems to fly by, but if you find yourself with a little time why not take up our challenge.

We are a rubber/stamping challenge so no Digis' please.   As usual there will be a top 3 for this challenge and those winners will along with our last challenges' top 3 be voted on by the team for a winner.

This will after all be our last challenge, I am sorry and thank everyone for their continued support but have found my heart is not really in it anymore.     There are a lot of challenges out there you can find many of them listed at challenges for days.

The theme this time is Summer and/or Autumn, well why not once Christmas is over we might enjoy a little Summer sun and Autumn colour.   Of course for our southern hemisphere friends it is Summer.  So lets celebrate those warmer seasons.

We have some inspiration for you.


Wednesday 14 December 2016

November Winner

Hi it is time to announce our overall November winner.    As a team we looked at the Top 3 from both November challenges and from those we chose our winner.  If you would like the opportunity to be our December winner challenge 5 Festivals still has a couple of days to run.

The winner receives a $15 voucher for our wonderful sponsor Alleystamp.  There is a great range of products some only available in America at the store, if what you want is not in stock just ask and the lovely Janine will get it for you.  All you have to do is choose what you want and pay the postage, oh and UK people I think the $ has just dropped a little in value so it gets even better for you!

Onto the winner then.   Congratulations Marina we all thought your card is very special.  To claim your prize please send me an email ( with the subject AUR winner and an indication of where you live, you have 2 weeks to claim your prize unclaimed prizes are forfeit.   The reason we ask where you live is so that Janine mark the parcel so you should not get charged duty and those ridiculous royal mail admin fees, we cannot guarantee it but we do try.

Here is Marina's winning entry

Here is your winners badge,

Saturday 10 December 2016

Challenge 4 Things with Wings - top three

Thank you very much to everyone who joined in our recent Things With Wings challenge  - it was lovely to see so much diversity among the styles of your entries. Our top 3 are

 #2 Pia 
Don't forget to pick up your top 3 badges from our badges page, ladies, and you are all in with a chance of winning our December prize of a $15 voucher from Alleystamp.
You still have a week to enter our current challenge, which is any holiday or festival (unsurprisingly, most of you have chosen Christmas so far, but it can be any, at any time of year!)

Saturday 3 December 2016

Challenge #5 ~ Festival

Welcome to Challenge #5! While Jane has picked the theme, it's Christi here hosting just to keep you on your toes!

The theme this go around is Festival - you can use any holiday or festivity you choose as long as there is rubber/polymer stamping and no digital images - take a quick peek at our rules.  You have the next two weeks to enter in our challenge and we hope to inspire you to get out your rubber stamps and get inky!

We will choose a Top 3 from all the entries and then at the end of the month we will choose a Grand Prize winner who will win a $15 gift certificate from our wonderful sponsor, Alleystamp.  We urge you to check the store out and take advantage of the low prices.  And if what you want isn't in stock, Alleystamp can get it to you SO fast.

Back to the challenge - I hope to see some fantastic entries!  We'd love it if you'd pass this challenge on to your friends so everyone can have some fun with their stamps!

In addition to our Design Team, we have Carol as our guest designer.    Carol's busy family life means she cannot craft as much as she would like but took time to join us this time with a simply gorgeous tag.   Thank you Carol.

Here is some inspiration from our Design Team:

Looking to see if your make meets other challenges? Check out Challenges for Days!

Saturday 26 November 2016

Destinations top 3

Thank you very much for playing along with our destinations challenge. There were some super entries and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just three, but we've fainlly made our selection and our top 3 are

 #1 Marina  
#7 Pia
Our top three are now  in the running for our monthly prize of a $15 voucher for Alleystamp

There's still a week to go in our Things With Wings challenge, so why not flutter over and join in?

Saturday 19 November 2016

Challenge 4 - Things With Wings

Jane here again to introduce this fortnight's challenge to you, and this time we'd like your stamped work to feature Things (or A thing!) with Wings. Don't forget you must include some stamping, and  must not use digis anywhere on your work.

We'll be picking a top three who will join the top three from our previous challenge to be in with a chance of winning our monthly prize of a $15 voucher from Alleystamp.

First of all, let's have a look at what our guest designer has come up with.  Thank you for joining us Samantha Brooks and for getting out your rubber and inks, we know how busy you are.   In fact Samantha is so busy she has not updated her own blog for ages... but you can see a lot of her more recent work at her own challenge site Glitter and Sparkle.

And now on to the team's inspiration