Sunday 16 March 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {March:Week 3}

Hi everyone Darcy here. 

Last week we had another fantastic week, packed with inspiration. Julie Ann  took us back to nature with her 3 versions of the Green Man. Many of you pulled on your wellies,braved the weather and created your own nature pieces. We also had a beautiful and delicate Card/ATC set from Teresa and Alison shared a stunning canvas. Of course my favourite of the week was Eclectica³ Avenue, the brainchild of Helen Chilton. 

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: Dianne

 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: Gail / Ionabunny

 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 Vargo Let's see what she has been creating since we last saw her.  Ellen's fabulous backgrounds are so unique, and they are perfect for ATCs. She says these are just made from leftovers... I wish my leftovers looked as good. 

Next I found a quirky journal page, featuring Ellen's own stamps, hop over to her blog  to see the finished page, here is just a snippet. 

I adore pretty storage, this started life as a cigar box, 

Get comfy, Ellen has a special treat for you this week. 

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 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 to this week's winners - and you can be sure Ellen's projects will be fabulous.

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats to the winners. Diane, your mask was outstanding! Looking forward to more Ellen challenges!

Anonymous said...

Many congrats to the winners, fab projects. Great to have Ellen back, off to watch the video now.......

craftimamma said...

Congratulation to this week's winners. Haven't had time this week but off for a good mooch round all the fab entries now and looking forward to another week of inspiration not just from all the blog guest designers but also the challenge entries.

Lesley Xx

ionabunny said...

So happy to be one of the lucky winners. Looking forward to more fun and inspiration this week. Thanks and hugs

craftytrog said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Looking forward to Ellen's week...sure to be fab!
Alison xxx

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners well done x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Love the videos. I'm definitely going to try and be brave with my big pens and have a go at the lettering - with triangles AND circles! Thanks for all the lovely techniques. Suz xxx