Sunday 23 February 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {February Week 4}

Hi everyone Darcy here. 
Wasn't last week just wonderful, Ellen Vargo returned and showed us some amazing projects with her brand new stamps. I am so pleased to see many of you buying them already and following along with her great tutorials. We also had lovely visits from Lucy with her amazing altered bottle.. from Jofy with her fabulous decorated journals and from Alison and her beautiful seasonal tags. We also had the launch of the February Journal Page challenge, do check it out and try some of the techniques. 

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: JoJo79

 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: Kezzy

 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 Pam Thorburn Let's see what Pam has been creating  since we last saw her. 

I found this beautiful scrapbook layout on Pam's blog. Last month Pam showed us how to create stunning layoust and this one is no exception. 

Not only does Pam do layouts, she also makes beautiful multi-dimensional cards. Just look at this one that she created for her daughter. 

Finally I was blown away by this book cover. Pam explains that she made it in a Finnabair class last year, and since then she has been busy filling it with photo memories of her daughter, go to her blog to see all the beautiful pages inside. 

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

Pam  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 2nd March 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 Jo and Kezzy!
Pam - wow, they are some fabulous things you've been doing lately.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well done to Jo and Kezzy. Pam's work is exquisite. Would love to make something like that journal cover,

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Jo & Kezzy. A big welcome back to Pam, they are gorgeous projects.

Alison said...

Congratulations Jo & Kezzy! Looking forward to Pam's week of creativity.
Alison xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow *doing happy dance around the room* thank you :-) Kezzy xxx