Sunday 20 April 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {April: Week 4}

Hi everyone Darcy here. Last week Ellen Vargo  ended her semester with us, with 3 gorgeous and very different projects. A decorated file folder, followed by 3 mini canvasses and superbly topped off with a Finnabair inspired piece. Newcomer Deb showed us how to create blending with a limited colour palette and Jo gave us some great ideas for using up last month's masterboards... that's if you can bear to cut into them! Finally Alison joined us with a magical garden lantern, this project really captured your hearts. 

Don't forget you only have 5 more days to enter your journal pages into this month's challenge. HERE

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:  Ruth

 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: Sue the Iron

 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 have a look over  at her blog and see what she has been up to. 

First, I found that Pam has been Gelli printing, not only that but she made her own Gelli plate Pop over to her blog and see how she did that with the aid of a large box of chocolates!

Pam is taking the Life Book course this year, and here is another of her completed lessons. How vibrant is this background? 

Finally I found this gorgeous page of holidays memories, perfectly scrapped in these small pockets. For those who find a large scrapbook page a little daunting, this is a great way to start. 

Pam will be joining us soon, so pull up a chair and get comfy. 

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 27th 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 done to Ruth and Sue.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well done Ruth and Sue, it's a nice surprise, isn't it? Welcome back, Pam!

Lucy x

ionabunny said...

Congrats to Ruth and Sue.

craftytrog said...

Congrats to Ruth & Sue!
Welcome back Pam :o) x

Ruth said...

Thank you, what a lovely Easter surprise..nicer than chocolate..honestly!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to Pam & congrats to the winners.

Sue said...

Thank you, definitely a lovely surprise. Welcome back Pam :-) x

Etsuko said...
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Etsuko said...

Congrats to Ruth and Sue! Welcome back Pam. xx

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