Sunday 25 August 2013

Challenged by ... {Darcy Wilkinson} and winners

1. And the winners are...and what a lot of winners this week!

The lovely and very experienced Carol Quance showed us great ways with Grunge Paste and paint this week, and a wonderful range of ideas with Lin Brown's Eclectica series of stamps on card, fabric, and the Eclectica chipboard shapes..... there was a huge range of ideas to have a go at yourselves! Many of you jumped in and played along, and by sharing with us all how you were inspired by Carol, it automatically entered you in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice!
Random winner #1 from the First Challenge draw 
(every single entry linked, including multiple entries) is: Dawn H who made this pencil case as inspired by Carol Quance

Congratulations, you have won a PaperArtsy A5 stamp of your choice. 

Random winner #2  from the Second Challenge draw 
(only one entry per name) is: Kate Who made this great piece as inspired by Suzz

Congratulations, you have won a PaperArtsy A5 stamp of your choice.

The special PaperArtsy {10th Birthday} Draws - YES 3 DRAWS!
3 random winners from Carol Quance's post each receive a set of Lin Brown's new stamps ELB04:
Winner 1: Massofhair
Winner 2: Karen Conner
Winner 3: Sid

3 random winners from Jo's post each receive a set of Jo Firth-Young's new stamps JOFY16:
Winner 1:Jacqui Chimes
Winner 2: Miriam

Winner 3: Mark
3 random winners from Lin's post each receive a set of Lin Brown's 6 new eclectica shapes

Winner 1: Anita
Winner 2: Nan G
Winner 3: Daniele

Congratulations to all this week's winners!

To claim your prize, please email Leandra ( with your snail address, and make it clear which draw you won! (she's easily confused with so much going on at the moment)

2. The week ahead...
Coming up in the week ahead we welcome back Darcy Wilkinson 

I think Darcy has been a bit cream crackered by the who PA blog experience! LOL She certainly puts a lot of energy into it, so its no wonder she's a bit zonked! 
But since we saw her last she has been out and about with Colin... 

This is how he likes to travel, safely tucked up in the back of the car having a nice nap on the way!

 He quickly made some new friends

And then time to scrunch the toes in the sand!

And this is a fabulous heart Darcy has made with her amazing fabric-gesso technique. 

When she came down to our retailer training event in July, I didn't realise how strong and almost plastic the fabric becomes with the several layers of gesso applied before she decorates it. Well worth a look here at her blog post if you are interested in textile techniques.

3. Challenged by....{Darcy Wilkinson}
I do hope that you will find time to join in with Darcy's techniques this week. As you all know, she has an extraordinary way of thinking outside the box, so its wonderful if you can join in and try some of her ideas yourself !

The Designer's challenge is hosted on this blog post every Sunday night. You can link using the InLinkz tool your own blog post, Pinterest pin or Flickr page, or indeed any webpage that shows us what you have made in response to Darcy's posts this week. 

On Sunday by noon (London time) you need to have your link entered, and you will go into one of 2 draws to win new stuff. 

The first draw is for every single entry, so if you have multiple entries, you get entered multiple times.

The second draw is only one entry per name, and the winner of Draw 1 is not included in this second draw.

Winners are announced here, this time next week.



sam21ski said...

Well done to everyone, all the winners and everyone who took part.

Sam xxx

Helen said...

The excitement is catching! I am raring to go.... welcome back Darcy! Well done to all this week's winners, and big thanks to the Paperartsy team for such ongoing generosity.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners & welcome back Darcy, love the photos of Colin on his adventures.

Unknown said...

Congrats to all the winners, and welcome back Darcy. Are we going to get nightly instalments of Colin's adventures? Lol

massofhair said...

Wow, i won, thank you so much. Love the latest Lin Brown stamps and am excited to get a chance to play with them. Thanks to all at Paper Artsy for their generosity in providing so many prizes.

Welcome back to the amazing Darcy, looking forward to a week of surprises and inspiration:-)

Carol Q said...

I love Colin! lol

Lucy Edmondson said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! Lovely to have Helen and Darcy back! I see Colin has been out and about much more than my Colin has!

Lucy x

Trish said...

Well done the winners. My head is still spinning from all the inspiring stuff posted this weekend!

ionabunny said...

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to PaperArtsy for being so generous. Great to see Darcy again. Let the fun commence. Oh it already has........

Alison said...

Great to see Colin's getting out & meeting new friends!
Congrats to all the many winners!
Alison xxx

Unknown said...

So excited to spot my name on the list for Lin's stamps!! Never win anything so WOW!! Looking forward to lots of inspiration from Darcy this week .

Anita x

Unknown said...

Lol meant Lin's shapes!! Just as happy with those!!