Sunday 30 March 2014

Weekly challenge and Winners {April:Week 1}

Hi everyone Darcy here. Last week was wonderful, as always. Pam had 3 really great posts for us. I loved seeing the use of stitching on her pages, but my favourite was the keepsake pocket, how fab an idea was that. Did you make one? Then we had Brenda's beautiful botanical tag, Jo's embossed tulips(didn't you just want to touch them?) and a stunning flower wreath from Deborah. So many gorgeous projects.

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects last week.We, and the designers truly love seeing your creations.  And thank you also for all the comments left on blog posts.It means a lot to us all that you take the time to leave comments. 

1. And the winners are...
Random winner #1 from the First Challenge draw (every single entry linked, including multiple entries) is: Etsuko

 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: Craftyfield

 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  Clare Lloyd Let's see what she has been creating since we last saw her.  A while back Clare joined in with the 29Faces challenge, she got hooked and was missing doing them, so here is another one.  I love how this is on a journalling tag and you can see the lines through the face. 

Next I found a gorgeous piece that Clare has created as part of Documented Life Project.

Finally I spied this beautifully decorated box, here is a snippet, pop over to Clare's blog to see the rest of the photos. 

Sit back, and get ready for another great week ahead. 

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

Clare 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 6th April 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 dine winners and welcome back Claire

Lin said...

Well done Etsuko and craftyfield!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Etsuko & craftyfield & very welcome back to Clare.

craftytrog said...

Congrats to the lucky winners xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well done to the lucky winners! Enjoy choosing your prize!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Wow! wonderful surprise, thank you so much. And congrats to Craftyfield. Welcomeback to Clare.

Colleen said...

Congrats to Craftyfield and Etsuko have fun shopping.