Friday, 25 April 2014

My giveaway prize and #8 Stampin For The Weekend Challenge

Some good news peeps, I have won a major giveaway sponsored by  Crafters Companion on Facebook recently to celebrate them reaching a fabulous milestone of 20 thousand "llikers". There was a prize a day over the week & I was lucky enough to be picked out of a hat on one of the days, even though I had entered in all of them, my name was the first of 4 other ladies who had entered who won a set as in the 3 photos below.....  The oval dies in the middle of the first photo are what I used in the card I made for my DT card (see below for details) on behalf of 
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge Blog,. An excellent result from the dies too!!!! Even though I used 2 of the dies on a thick cardstock which came ready embossed too it still cut really well & wasnt really a problem to pop out of the die afterwards.  I will post some creations when Ive made some just solely with the dies & sentiments (well probably add some ribbon & buttons but no images).  OK, now scroll down for my Design Team creation for this fortnights blog challenge card please.....

Good Morning peeps

A challenge for everyone this time, whether you like buttons or bows you must add at least one of each to your card for this challenge as the theme is:  Buttons and Bows!!!

We have been very lucky this time to be sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls

Right then this week we want to see buttons and bows on your crafty projects so grab that ribbon and off you go !
Oh please don't forget that you MUST include some form of stamping rubber or digital and please remember that you may enter ONLY ONE creation.

My card for this challenge is made using cardstock from my own stash which I had already. 
Its an 8x8 inch card square card for which I must smile for as its the usual size I make now.
I am not happy though with my finished creation this time as I am sure Ive gone overboard with the ribbon bows that I made.... I loved all the colours that I chose though.  speaking of colours all the pastel goings on within the card make all my efforts worthwhile.  The embossed handmade paper is from a 12x12 piece of paper that I have had for some years now. (I brought a box of 50 pieces of 12x12 handmade papers that came in a beautiful black & white paper covered box).

The shaped buttons are from Crafty Ribbons which I won in a blog giveaway. All ribbon are from my stash which included some smaller pieces that a normal person would probably throw away but I put all my ribbon off cuts (above 2 inches in length) in a washed jam jar so I always have to hand....and looks quite pretty on a shelf.....

The words "Thank You Daughter" are from a set of dies called
Mummy and Daddy Son & Daughter Step
Set of 2 Sizes
Size of small words 110mm x 11mm (approx)
Size of large words 150mm x 15mm (approx)

only £12-00 
(free p&p) 
Which are from the Robert Addams website with free p&p.
Anything??? I cant think of anything so Im going to sign off now & have some well earned breakfast,... Catch you soon peeps and I hope you like my creation...... ;0 xx


  1. Wow Marg, what a great prize, congratulations! The card is very sweet, and I haven't heard of those word dies, another make of die - there are so many now!

    Carol x

    1. HIya Cazzy, Thank you for the lovely compliment. The Britannia dies are available from Robert Addams website.. with free p&p too.
      Im sure its also where Joanna Sheen gets hers made also.

  2. wow congratulations Marg what a stunning prize.
    your card is so adorable and beautiful.

    gr karin

    1. Thank you so much Karin for your lovely compliment.
      I too am stunned by the prize from Crafters Companion
      & the size of the dies are fabulous, well worth the money
      if you get chance to buy any of the Des'ire range.
      Marg ;0 x


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