Sunday 16 February 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {February week 3}

Hi everyone Darcy here,
Wasn't last week just WOW! We had the welcome return of Jullie Ann Lee. and her 'Feathers and Bones series', such a visual treat. Julie was also busy creating samples for the NEC show, and she even found time to visit us at Stevenage. I know it was a real treat for many of you to meet her. 
It was such a busy week for everyone at PaperArtsy HQ, getting new products ready for launch, creating art boards, sticking,glueing and die cutting (for retailer day kits) and all the prep that goes along with the huge annual show at the NEC. 
Over the week our love of all things PaperArtsy was indulged to the max, as the twitter feed fell silent I knew many of you were rendered speechless by the sheer volume of fabulous new products. Not forgetting the nightly samples, a huge thankyou for the outstanding work done by all our guests. 
Finally, an even bigger thank you to Mark and Leandra from the rest of the PaperArtsy team. Your fearless spirit, long work hours and visions for the future are all very much appreciated. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects last week. And thank you also for all the comments left on blog posts. It's really encouraging for us to see your response to all the blog contributors.

1. And the winners are...
Random winner #1 from the First Challenge draw (every single entry linked, including multiple entries) is: Vintage Crafts / Jules B
 Congratulations, you have won a PaperArtsy A5 stamp of your choice. 

 Random winner #2 the winner from the Second Challenge draw, (only one entry per name)
 is: Lin

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

*Winners please get in touch with Darcy ( with your full  name,  address and choice of stamp plate. 

2. The week ahead...

Tonight we start by welcoming back Ellen VargoLet's see what Ellen has been up to since we last saw her. Well to start with she only went and launch a stamp collection!!! If you missed this exciting event then you can go HERE... and read all about it. A truly innovative set that will be an excellent addiction to your PaperArtsy stamp collections. 

Over on her blog there were several treats awaiting me. first up, these stunning 'Truth cards'. Ellen's beautiful backgrounds create the perfect backdrop for the black stamped images, everything pulled together with the pops of white. 

Next I found a really funky decorated file folder, which I absolutely loved. Here is just a snippet, go over to Ellen's blog to see the whole thing. 

Ellen has also been experimenting with using a palette knife to paint with. A brave move, but one which paid off brilliantly as you can see with this seaside themed postcard. How lush and full of movement is this? and remember, it's done only with a palette knife..

Ellen will be joining us soon with 3 more exciting posts, packed full of scrumminess, so settle back and prepare to be wowed. 

3. P.A.Weekly Challenge from....{Ellen and other guests}

Ellen will be joined in the latter part of the week with other surprise guests, and of course, if you are inspired by any item you see on the blog this week, then please share what you get up to, and link your creativity here on the weekly challenge link. 

Your challenge entry can link to your own blog, Pinterest or Flickr pages, or any webpage that shows us what you have made in response to the posts on the blog this week. Just make sure you come back to this post, and use the linking tool below to show us your entry. We have extended the challenge entry deadline to 5pm on Sunday evenings.

Make sure on Sunday 23rd February by 17:00 (5pm London time) you need to have your link entered below, and you will go into one of 2 draws to win new stuff.

To help you find the linky tool when you need it, just look at the final green paragraph on each blog post, there you will find a link that brings you back to this post.

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

The second draw is only for one entry per name, and the winner of Draw 1 is not included in this second draw. Having 2 draws makes it fair for everyone, no matter how many times you can join in during the week.

As this challenge is to show how you have been inspired to action by this week's designer, make sure in your blog post you explain what prompted you to create.

Please don't feel you need to copy a designer's work exactly, it may be one small aspect or idea that you want to explore that sends you into the creative zone. You are also welcome to use any stamps/ products / substrates you have to hand, we do not expect you to exclusively use PA products - but of course it is lovely when you do!

The winners are announced Sunday evenings in the 7pm blog post (as above). It is your responsibility to check back and see if you have won. If you are a winner, email Darcy with the name of the stamp you would like, and your snail address. We do not chase people for unclaimed prizes.

If we are away at an event, then the winners post would generally be updated by Monday evening with draw details.


Helen said...

well done to this week's winners! I can't wait to see what Ellen has in store - I already know it will be gorgeous!

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations this weeks winners last week's reveals were amazing and so glad I've a birthday in may think my oh will be treating me like last year to lots of pa goodies. X

Alison said...

Congrats to Jules & Lin! Lucky things with all those fab new stamp sets to chose from!
Welcome back Ellen...can't wait!!!
Alison xxx

APG Jamie said...

Congratulations y'all ~~ I loved all the inspired pieces!

Anonymous said...

So pleased to have Ellen back on the PA blog & many congrats to Jules & Lin.

Jules said...

wow i'm so lucky to have had my name pick out this week, especially with all the nice new stamp's :) I have picked one of Ellen's new stamps as my prize, now just need to get a brayer.:)