Sunday, 1 March 2015

Challenge 5 Stencil It!

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to a brand new challenge!!
Our theme is
Stencil It
so dust off those stencils and play along. You don't have to use our products to enter and the challenge will run for two whole weeks so you have loads of time to enter. Our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous goodies (colours may vary) from those lovely folk at 


A big thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, we'll be back to announce the lucky winner and Top 3 next week!!

Our talented DT girlies have stencilled up a storm to inspire you this week

Anjie - I have used the Spirograph Mask for the background by placing it over some white linen card and putting some Light Modelling Paste through it. I have then coloured over it with a black and pearlescent violet Pan Pastels. I have then used the Postcard Stamp Set to stamp out the postcard and sentiment in black ink. I then stamped the butterflies in Versamark ink and rubbed over them with the pearlescent violet Pan Pastel. Finally I added a black bow and some pearls.

Doreen- I first made a background for my stencils by sponging over my Bright Yellow Green PanPastel onto a Manilla tag.

I have used a few stencils over the top laying them over each other and using different colours of PanPastels . I then stamped the butterflies and  added the dream word and

Yvonne - For this card I've used Grunge Paste, Panpastels and embossing powder.  All info about how I did this over on my blog.

Claire C I've used Maimeri Glassy Gel to and the gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo Chicken Wire stencil to create a resist technique for my card, all the details are on my blog

Terry I had fun working on a canvas. This time I choose the  Purple, Pink and White Acrylic Paints for the background. On top of the first layer I played with the White Coarse Pearlescent PanPastel. I could not resist to play with 2 different stencils from Dutch Doobadoo. First one was the Diamond and the second stencil was the Roses. The roses and diamond came alive with the Light Modelling Paste. When the layers were dry I stamped a heart with the sentiment Love in it on the canvas. The heart was worked on with Glossy Accents and Crackle Accents. Last but not least I placed a butterfly to finish my project.

The products I have worked with are:

Gorgeous makes girls!!


We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. We'd love you to TRY and play along with the challenge if you can although it's not a hard and fast rule but extra brownie points are awarded to those who do. 
4. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
5. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until Saturday 14th March  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 22nd March

Good luck everyone and don't forget to pop back next week for lots of inspiration and the winners announcement form our last challenge too!

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Pink and white inspiration plus winners!

Good morning folks and a big thank you to everyone who played along with our last challenge! Before we see what the DT have created to inspire you to enter our pink and white challenge (if you're visting to add your entry, just click here to go straight to the linky) its time to announce the winners from our last challenge! Wowser we had some gorgeous entries but there can only be one winner and good old has chosen ....................

5. KathyK
Congratulations hun, email us quoting your winners code which is PPWK00401 and your snail mail addy to claim your prize and then sit back and wait for postie!!

You certainly didn't make it easy for our DT to pick their Top 3 this time but the honours go to

2. Hazel
17. Craftyfield
22. Sue the iron

Well done ladies, beautiful makes!! Don't forgt to pick your Top3 badges up for your blogs!

Now let's see what the DT have been busy creating this week

Doreen-I have another moonscape to share today,I have made the background with Magenta, Raw Umber and white then after spraying with a cheap hairspray to set the pastels I stamped my image. It was then backed onto some pink card and a sentiment

Anjie - This was a plain MDF plaque which I primed with white Gesso. I then covered it with the dotty paper. I lightly sanded the edge of the paper and used the Magenta Pan Pastel to colour the distressing and added some faux stitching. I then painted over the paper with the Glassy Gel to give it a sheen. I then used the dots part of the Leaves & Birds mask and put  light modelling paste through it. I then used a sentiment and covered it in Glassy Gel again. I then used some flowers some lace from my stash.

Claire C I've made a card using shades of Magenta PanPastel, you can find all the details on my blog

Terry; I had fun altering a heartshaped box. I worked with Gesso as the first layer, on top some Light Modelling Paste with the Dutch Doobadoo stencil, Roses. On top of that I played with the Red Pearlescent PanPastels and the White one, I colored the roses with the Red Pearlescent PanPastel and topped it with the Iridescent Paste. To Finish I placed a butterfly and colored that with Pearlescent Pans too.

The products that I have played with are:

Lou: I have used my magenta and red pearlescent pan pastels to create my card. The background has been created with Perfect Medium, a stencil, white and clear embossing powders and then colour added with my pan pastels. Full details and more photos can be found on my blog.

Gorgeous makes girls!!
We''ll be back next week with a fun new challenge,
you can enter our 'Pink and white' challenge here