Sunday 9 March 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {March:Week 2}

Hi everyone Darcy here. 

Last week we had another fantastic week, packed with inspiration. Clare wowed us with her genius idea of making a frame from a pencil box. Sue and Jacqui both got a head start on beautiful Mother's Day projects: while Joanne gave us the low down on how to make a simple card with stamped layers. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects last week. And thank you also for all the comments left on blog posts.We love to read your comments and to see how you have been inspired. 

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

 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: Lesley

 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 Julie Ann Lee  Let's see what Julie Ann has been creating since we last saw her.  

Julie is a prolific blogger, you cannot fail to be inspired when you visit her blog. Just look at the wonderful shading created here on a fabric base using Lynne Perrella's new stamp  LPC030 Check out Julie's blog for more stunning photos of this project. 

Julie has had great fun playing with Lynne Perrella's new releases, and has used the stamps to great effect with this gorgeous colour combination. 

Here is another piece from the same post, so many wonderful little elements that all come together by using the limited colour pallette. 

This piece is jaw droppingly gorgeous. Julie made this card  for a friend, you must go and see all the stages. Not only did Julie create stunning paint effects on the card she also decorated the envelope. 

Julie's first project will be here soon ,pull up a chair and get ready for a trip back to nature. 

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

Julie Ann 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 16th 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 Shirley Bee and Lesley - and a big welcome back to Julie Anne - we're in for another good week.

craftimamma said...

Yay, thank you so much for picking my entry number and PaperArtsy for the challenge in the first place. Choosing a set of stamps from all the fab new stuff is going to be very difficult.

Lovely to see Julie Anne back again and having already seen the first part of her project it's obviously going to be a real treat.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

Great to have Julie Ann back & congrats to the winners.