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We are a team of card-makers from the UK, mainland Europe and India who'll try to inspire and encourage you to make some wonderful cards.
Every Friday at about 10am UK time, one of our design team will post a new dare/challenge, along with our creations to get you inspired.
So go on, give it a try - we dare you!
Leave us a comment with a link to your card so that we can view your lovely creations too!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thank you to everyone who joined in with our Doing It With Digi challenge last week. We'll be along soon to announce the winners of our prizes.......
We've got another gorgeous selection of prizes this week!
Tando Creative have generously offered a prize package worth £25 RRP!
Tando Creative Ltd design and manufacture a unique range of chipboard and mask products that are both innovative and inspiring that are suitable for a wide range of crafters. Our blog is packed full of inspiration from our fabulous international design team and is updated at least 4 or 5 times a week. Although we are trade only we have a good retailer base, please feel free to contact us for details of a stockist near you. Visit the Tando blog for more information.
and we also have a lovely prize from Imagine That.
Imagine that... opened their craft shop in November 2006, with the aim of supplying crafters with fabulous stash and lots of inspiration. Even though the shop sadly had to close it's doors in November 2012, their website is still thriving (and includes over 200 colours of Bazzill cardstock), and they run regular crops and workshops in the Upminster area. They started designing their own clear stamps in 2008, and now also have their own range of Flair buttons ... with more new designs expected soon! Check out their pinterest page: (http://www.pinterest.com/emmaimaginethat/) and facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/imaginethatpapercrafts).
Imagine That have offered this fab greetings stamp set as a prize:
Birthday Blog Hop
To round off our Anniversary Celebration Month we'd love you to join in with a bit of a blog hop. This is a chance for everyone - even if you don't join in with the challenge - to win one of our birthday "presents"!
is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to
indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting. Linda, based in
South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of clear
acrylic stamps sets which reflect their styles of card making.
Melanie is based
in Brighton, Sussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they
have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and
added to the range.
Crimson Cloud have
plenty of card samples to give you inspiration - you can check out the gallery
on the Crimson Cloud website, follow their boards on Pinterest, click onto
their Facebook page or simply follow their blog on www.blog.crimsoncloud.co.uk.
New posts and samples are added at least once a week."
and this is the prize from Crimson Cloud - this gorgeous Christmas stamp set:
(3 vouchers worth £15 each to spend on their fabulous downloads)
To join in with the Blog Hop is simple; just click the link above each of this week's cards (including our lovely Guest Designers) to visit all the blogs - leave a quick comment on each, then pop back here and leave a comment on THIS post to let us know you have joined in the Birthday Hop.
You'll need to complete your journey around our blogs by Midnight (UK time) on Thursday 31st October.
Right, lets get on with our Spooky Challenge....
The theme this week is
We'd like to see your Halloween or birthday cards with a spooky theme.