Sunday 23 March 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {March:Week 4}

Hi everyone Darcy here. 

Last week we had another fantastic week, packed with inspiration. Ellen Vargo had a real treat for us, with not one but three videos, showing how she creates a journal page, from start to finish.  We also had a funky and vibrant storage idea from Julie and a great,layered journal page from Marjie. Our own Jo firth Young showed us how to bring to life a hand painted background paper, known as a masterboard.  If you missed any of them, then do go back and check them out. 

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: Dash-paw-Janet

 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: Kirsten

 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 she has been creating since we last saw her.  over on Pam's blog, I was expecting to see scrapbook layouts, but oh what a surprise. 

Just look at this, a riot of colour. I just love all the doodling. 

Next we have, what Pam calls 'just a warm up exercise', isn't it beautiful? 

Pam has signed up for a year long course over on Tamara Laporte's site. 'Willowing'.  This is the 3rd year that this course has run, I did the first year and it was a lot of fun.  Here is another piece that Pam has made from one of the lessons. 

Get ready for Pam's first post, this week she will be showing us wonderful ways to use Chatsworth papers. 

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 30th 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 Janet and Kirsten!

Lin said...

Congrats Kirsten and Janet!!

Janet said...

thank you so much, congrats Kirsten

craftytrog said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! xxx

Colleen said...

Congrats to Janet and Kirsten Have fun shopping :)

Anonymous said...

Goodness, is that me?? What a wonderful surprise, thank you. And congrats to Janet too. Great to have Pam back on the PA blog, her first scrapbook is gorgeous.