Sunday 3 August 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {August:Week 1}

Hi everyone Darcy here. Last week Liesbeth Fidder showed a fantastic peeled paint technique and ended her semester as guest designer. She may pop back, so watch this space. Linda decorated just the cutest birdhouse, and Brenda let us peek at her family photos in a journal page. Jo created an experimental page on Chatsworth, and then i showed you yet more sneaky peeks of upcoming releases. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects last week.We thoroughly enjoy seeing your creations. We really appreciate it when you take the time to leave positive comments, it means so much to us and the designers. Also see the latest journal challenge HERE. 

P.S One of our regular guests, and past GD member, Elizabeth Borer has just launched her own blog. I know many of you have wanted to see more of her beautiful painting, and now you can. Pop over to her new blog and say Hi.. Decorative Delights. I have also added a link in our sidebar with the other designers. 

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

 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: Sarah 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...

This week we welcome back Keren Baker, over on Keren's blog are some delights. her designs are often very simple but she always has great techniques. I love the water spots in this background. 

Next I found this card. I had a complete 'doh!' moment, why haven't I thought of layering letters like this. Love it!

Keren has also been having Christmas in July over on her blog, this beautiful ornament is just one of her Christmas themed projects. Pop over there and see how she made this. 

Get ready for another week of inspiration. 

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 10th Aug 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 Margaret and Sarah!!

Sarah B said...

what a great end to the day - thanks xx

Etsuko said...

Congrats to Margaret and Sarah!! xx