Sunday 11 May 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {May:Week 2}

Hi everyone Darcy here. Last week Liesbeth Fidder was our newest guest designer, and wow did she cause a stir with her 'fired' tin. You all loved it, twitter was bouncing with the chat of how to burn tins! Then we brought you a great video from our very own Sara Naumann, such a cool technique on that front cover. If you missed it do check it out on the PaperArtsy Channel. We also had the delightful button house from Lucy and  a gorgeously bright and funky tag book from Ellen Vargo. We finished the week with a super card from Joanne. 

What a great start to Semester two!

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. In addition to the weekly challenges don't forget we have a monthly journalling challenge, you can find the latest one HERE. 

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

 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: Margaret B

 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...

Hi everyone, Leandra here introducing our newest Guest Designer! Tonight we welcome a brand new guest designer, Keren Baker 

You might have noticed Keren's work back at the start of the year when I asked her to do some samples with the new JOFY stamps, you can see the blog post here. Here is a reminder of what she made with Jo's new stamps and paints.

But if you are a proper blog stalker, you may remember Keren first came to our attention as a #3UP participant at the end of Semester 2 last year, when we had our 10th anniversary special #3UP. Keren did a stunning project with Sara Naumann/ Lin Brown mash up  See it here. She told me at the time she was well out of her comfort zone, but oh my goodness you would not know it! I adore her design-eye for pulling things together in a way which ,makes creativity look elegant and effortless!

Keren  has been chatting her ideas through with me a lot over the last few months since she was selected, everything she has shown me is just beautiful. I am loving the whole minimalist thing. Minimalist is something I struggle with, as you know, I'm very much a more is more girl, but I hope Keren's methods rub off on me this semester, I am really wanting to master stripped back and naked crafting! ....nooooooo not like that!! OMG you lot!!! stop it!. 

I know Keren is anxious to get started, and she is really hoping that you like what she makes. She will be joining us soon, so pull up a chair and get comfy. 

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

Keren 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 18th May 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...

We're in for a treat this week then... again! Welcome Keren. Well done to this weeks winners.

Kirsten said...

Delighted that Keren is on the PA blog this week & congrats to the winners.

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Hazel Agnew said...

Well done to Massofhair and Margaret, look forward to another exciting week. X

Carole said...

I can't wait to see more of Keren's work, I love what she produces. C x

massofhair said...

Oooh how exciting, thank you Mr Random Generator and PA!

LOVE Kerens CAS style, i am a huge fan, welcome Keren! :-) xxx

Lin said...

Well done winners!! enjoy...and welcome Keren. You're cards are lovely...will definately have a go this week and can't wait to see what's in store for us tomorrow xxx