Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi there folks! It's Maureen here and I'm your host for May's Anything Goes Challenge! We are starting a smidgen early but this means you will have almost a full month to get creating! We have three amazing sponsors for you with some fabulous prizes for the winners. The Design Team here have had fun creating with some of the sponsors' images and we hope you will be inspired! 
Our first sponsor this month is Smeared Ink
 and they are offering a $15 Gift Voucher to their store.

Sharon - Fringe 4


Our next sponsor is
All Dressed Up Stamps

Prize: winner choice of 2 digis
Sharon - I like Wear with Style  
Rene - coming soon

And finally we have 
The East Wind

Prize: 3 single images of the winners choice

Maureen using Attitude

We are delighted to have four fabulous guest designers with us on this post today. Be sure to stop by their blogs and see their projects in more detail!

Kim Kutie from Kreations by Kim Kutie

Avril Ann Watson from Crafting in the Bedroom
I am 51 years old, mother to 6, and grandmother to 6
with one on the way around about Christmas.
I got into Paper crafting in 2005, after nursing my Dad through Cancer and losing him in February of that year. I started off with a little plastic box, mainly doing decoupage, my crafting has changed in style so much over the last nine years, and being disabled, I have lots of time to play around with my crafting goodies. I have met so many friends, either in Blogland or Facebook, some whom I have met, some yet to meet.  I am currently on several Design Teams, and enjoy making cards and projects for the challenges.

Giada from My Honey Magnolia
 Hi people, i'm Giada an Italian 24 year girl.  I live in Riccione with my boyfriend Teseo and my lovely dogs Damon and Kiki. I started this adventure one year ago and my huge interest in scrapbooking is always growing!!

Valentina from Valchen's Craftworks
My name is Valentina, I am a passionate crafter, I love all colours and all styles so my projects are so diverse - cards, boxes, albums, notebooks. I am a happy mother of two kids - a lovely 8 yrs old girl and a cute little boy at the age of 2.

We are really looking forward to seeing the amazing projects that you create for us this month! The numbers are growing each time and I'm sure we can have even more entries this time!
You can enter as many times as you like, but no backlinking! The challenge is open from now till May 25th! Best of luck!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Winner - Winner - Winner - we have winners from the April Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi everyone, Doris here with
not one, not two, but THREE winners of
our April Anything Goes Challenge!
We were so excited to have had 573 entries!
Thanks to everyone who entered their projects and
a HUGE thanks to our Sponsors and Guest Designers!
Our first winner is Cathy from Stamps and Scrapbooks
Frame with Crackle Paint
Cathy has won her choice of 2 digi images from Dr. Digi
Our second winner is Amy from All Things Beautiful
Amy has won her choice of 5 digi images from Eureka Stamps

Our third winner is Aurora from The Miller's Daughter
Aurora has won her choice of 4 digi images from Sassy Studio Designs
The Design Team had a great time checking out all
573 projects and will be picking some of our favorites for the
April Spotlight Winners,
so be sure to stop back on Saturday to see if it's you!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday Spotlight #39

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Congratulations to all of you who entered the 
 We received 10 gorgeous entries for the challenge!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight!

You are all winners!

We really loved your interpretation of the challenge!
Unfortunately a few of you linked to the incorrect challenge
or your card didn't fit the challenge.

However, we have decided to acknowledge all the cards that fit the challenge!
The Spotlights in numerical order:
 The first spotlight falls on #1 Janis
Your clever colour and pattern mix makes this card stand out.
 The second spotlight falls on #8 Crafty Ziti:

A pretty, feminine and very Asian card!
The papers are lovely!


We have 4 excellent runner-ups too!!

It really was a close contest!
In numerical order they are:

#3 Jackie C - What a gorgeous image! Beautiful use of Oriental papers!
#5 Karen P - Wonderful detail. The silhouette cutout is gorgeous!
#9 Jenny Alia - Very interesting take on the challenge!!
#10 Kay's Crafty Designs - Love the box!

Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight! 

 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
  Don't forget to leave some love! 


Please make sure that you link only your blog post,
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post
If there is a twist, we spotlight only those that followed the twist
and mentioned it in their link or post.

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:


Don't forget about our current challenges:
Anything Goes Monthly Challenge

Our regular monthly challenge where all kinds of projects are welcomed!
April Showers bring May Flowers

Our regular weekly themed challenge.


Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something
or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest!
Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

 Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Friday, April 25, 2014

Winner of the Exotic Asia challenge!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Exotic Asia challenge.
We had some lovely entries, great job everyone!

Our winner this week comes from
Janis has won a collage sheet from our sponsor
Nicecrane Designs.
Thanks again to our sponsor Nicecrane Designs,
our Guest Designers who joined us and everyone who played along.
Don't forget there's still a few days to enter your
and check out our new
that is open until April 29.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Showers May Bring Flowers

Hi, It's me, Sharon. Here in my part of the world Mother Nature has finally decided to share her daughter Spring with us. Outside my yard is in full bloom, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. So... this week's challenge is to use a flower or flowers on your project. Any creation, just as long as there is a flower.

We have 3 fabulous sponsors this week:
Lia Stampz,
2 Cute Ink and
Flourish with a Bling
And we are over the moon to have Guest Designers from Lia Stampz Design Team
and Flourish With A Bling Design Team join us too!

Find a comfy spot because you're about to see
some wonderful projects from these Guest Designers
 and my incredibly talented DT Sisters!

 Our first sponsor this week is
Lia Stampz 
Prize: the digi image used by the DT called Lucy Spring

Here are some beautiful projects from the
Design Team of Lia Stampz ! 
Please be sure to stop by each of their blogs and leave them some crafty love!

Cely from Hawaii Paper Party
My name is Cely and I'm a cardmaker! I love creating with new trends and techniques and love coloring digital stamps! I'm also a Navy wife, clean eater and juicer, and a meowmy to a Bombay kitty named Sabotage!

Nancy from The Nickel Nook
Hello, I'm Nancy! I'm happy to be a DT Membor of Lia Stampz. I enjoy spending my days colouring and creating. I also enjoy making new friends, so stop by my blog and say hi!
Shirl from Creations by Shirl
Hello everyone~ My name is Shirl and I'm proud to be a DT member for Lia Stampz. I'm a digital fanatic, love coloring and making different types of projects with paper. Please hop by my blog and say hi and feel free to browse around

Lia from Liloobox
Hey, I'm Lia! photographer/illustrator/crafter.
I am a digital stamps designer at LiaStampz! I love my old iPod, and I enjoy starring endlessly at nature and cooking funny recipes!

Marianne from Cards by Marianne
Hello! I'm Marianne and I'm so happy to be a part of the Lia Stampz Design Team. They are all such a fun bunch! I love to make cards, scrapbook, make mini albums and I just love crafting in general. I can be found in my craft room pretty much every day! Please stop by my blog and say hello...I'd love to hear from you!

Véronique Pratte from VeroColi

I love card making and good food. I love flowers and romantic settings.
I share my passion for scrapbooking with my daughter Alexia
I color my stamps with prismacolors
Our next sponsor this week is
 Cute Ink
Prize: winner choice of 2 images from the store

Julia: Love Bug

Sharon: Butterfly Bear

Doris using Love Bug

 Our third sponsor this week is
Flourish with a Bling  
Prize: $15 gift voucer

$15 Gift Voucher
AUD$15 to be used in our online store at

Flourish with a Bling is an Australian company that has their own range of beautiful flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, they have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers. We have free postage worldwide for all orders over $20AUD during the month of April so it’s a perfect time to stock up on FWAB goodies!!  You can contact us or find all our products on our easy-to-use website

Our excitement continues because the Design Team from
Flourish With A Bling
are also joining us as Guest Designers!
Take a look at what they made and please stop by their blogs also!

Evgenia from Inspiration with Evgenia
Evgenia used FWAB Up in the Sky set

Chloe from Chloe's Creative Corner
Chloe used  FWAB Elise flower in burnt orange, mango & rose pink pearls, small Jack vine and grass

Judith from Pages of memories
Judith used FWAB pink Chloe flourish and small Jack vines

 Tatiana from Time for Scrapbooking
Tatiana used FWAB Jasmine purple laser flourish

Lucy Patrick from Lucy Loves Scrapping

Lots and lots of great inspiration and don't forget to add a flower or two on 
your project.  Your turn - you can add your project below by April 28th
for your chance to win fabulous prizes  from our sponsors.
Thanks for stopping by and playing along with us and
a special thanks to all our Guest Designers!!