Thursday, 30 December 2010

Challenge #9 - ANYTHING GOES!

Easy one for you over the holidays and a chance to make something other than a Christmas card will be nice :)
So anything goes ladies, make it and link it and we will come and leave you some love.
The DT Lovelies have made some gorgeous projects and if you are wondering about the cute images on the cards..... they are called Emerald Faeries and are exclusive to our International Sponsor "Deb's Creations".
I have been busy building up stock in the Store to bring you a great range of Products from Stamps to Beautiful Embellishments from Patterned Papers to Copic Markers
The later half of the year is such a fun time of the year with Spring & then Christmas! Many new Product lines are now available in the Store to bring out the creative goddess in you :)

Debs stocks loads of stamp lines including Magnolias, Bildamalarnas and her exclusive Emerald Faeries. Deb is a certified copic stockist and also has a great range of embelishments. Be sure to check out the Ning group as well, lots of lovely ladies, fun challenges and gorgeous eye candy.

The second sponsor is..... Us, Trace and Lou will be putting together some papercrafting goodies for one lucky Australian-NZ winner.

And here are the DT Lovlies samples for this challenge...........










Only 1 entry per person and please when you add your link if you aren't from NZ or Australia then add INT after your name. Thank you.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Vintage winners and top 5

Hello, hope you all enjoyed the feastive activities..... I am sure it was a warm up to the New Year Eve parties!!!... I wont keep you as I am sure you all want to eat and drink some more.... or maybe even play with your new craft items... you lucky things... Santa didn't bring me anything remotely crafty..sob sob... I am sure I will get over it..... anyway, enough prattling...........
Here are the winners
Mad 4 Markers - Tracey M
Whimsey - Renee M
Top 5 chosen by our lovely DT in no particular order
#19 - Irit
#1 - Kylie
#20 - Darlene
Congrats to Tracey, Renee and the top 5.
You can contact us here to claim you prizes and blinkies.. tune in again for a easy easy easy challenge.... hope to see you all play!!!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Challenge #8 Vintage

Another fortnight means another challenge and this week we would like to see your Vintage skills on your projects. The DT have come up with AWESOME projects this week for your inspiration so don't forget to leave them some love. Also 2 more fantastic sponsors this week so be sure to enter to be in to win some lush goodies.

Check the rules before linking please, it helps make things easier when working out which prize draw each person needs to be in, also a reminder 1 entry per person only please.

As this is our last post until after Christmas, Tracy, Lou and the SGC DT Lovelies would like to wish you all a..............
Merry Christmas and very Happy and Safe New Year!

and now onto our sponsors for this challenge.

International Sponsor

Whimsy Stamps is a family owned business and online store located in the United States. We carry a line of whimsical and fun rubber stamps made from deeply etched red rubber and mounted on EZ mount foam. We also have a digital stamp collection with new releases on the 1st of each month. We've recently added an online gallery for our DT and registered users where you can find lots of samples using our stamps. We also have an inspirations blog with daily postings and product info and our featured stamper Saturdays!

Whimsy Stamps are giving our international winner 5 digital images of the winners choice!

NZ/Australia Sponsor

Mad for Markers is a home based WEBSTORE started with the aim of supplying Copics and accessories (paper, inks etc) at reasonable prices to crafters/ artists in Australia and New Zealand. We have all your Copic needs!! :D

The winner of the Aus/NZ draw will a pack of 20 A5 sheets of Xpress IT card, a set of three markers and a colourless blender refill kindly sponsored by Sammi at Mad 4 Markers

And now the Design Team samples......












Only 1 entry per person and please when you add your link if you aren't from NZ or Australia then add INT after your name. Thank you.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Winners and top 5

Ohhh you ladies are so talented... another tough decision had to be made picking the top 5... if only there was a top 10!!!!
Better let you know who the winners picked by are .......drum roll....
Winner of Karens Doodles pick 3 images is....... #22 - Fiona Lally
Winner of the Scrapin Patch goodies is.... #2 - Lovely Linda
Top 5 this week picked by our lovely DT...
#8 - Kylie
#11 - Hazel
# 27 - Zoe
#16 - Mari
Congrats ladies from Lou, myself and all the lovely DT. You can email us here to collect your prizes..
Tune in this time tomorrow from another great challenge which I am sure you will love and the DT have done an amazing job again..... and don't forget our wonderful sponsors.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Challenge # 7 - It's Heating Up!

This weeks challenge is to celebrate the warmer weather coming our way in the lands down under which means Summer is definitely on it's way! For this challenge we would like to see anything using heat on your cards..... embossing, burnt edges, wax etc. There are some stunning projects from our DT Lovelies this week and all of them are completely different so I sure there will be lots of inspiration flying around. Don't forget the rules are posted just above this post. Please read them, we hate having to take people out of the draw because they haven't followed the rules. This challenge will close at 12 noon (NZ TIME) 14th December 2010

A HUGE announcement to share also..... Julie who has been our Guest DT Member has agreed to stay on as a permanent DT Lovely, we are so pleased to have her on our team. After seeing her totally amazing projects for the last couple of Challenges Trace and I agreed she was too fab to let go.

And one last thing... 2 of our DT Lovelies are celebrating birthdays this month HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PATRICIA for the 2nd and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE for the 11th!

Onto our super awesome sponsors for this challenge..............

New Zealand/Australia

The Patch is located only 12 mins south of Christchurch in beautiful, new, large premises. Our well stocked stores (both physical and online), are overflowing with new and inspiring products arriving each week. We have a very talented Design Team who inspire with their stunning work via our blog, forum, and Facebook page. We cater to the beginner and the experienced, and reward our customers for their loyalty. If we don’t have it and you want it let us know and we will source it for you.

Scrappin Patch are giving a pack of goodies worth up to $40.00 for one lucky lady from Down Under!


Karen has been drawing all of Her life. For the past 20 years she has created animations for Disney, Fisher Price and Mattel and bringing their characters to life. She is celebrating 50 years as a doodler and looks forward to sharing her original drawings with crafters through "Karen's Doodles" .
The winner of the International draw will get to pick 3 digi images of their choice from Karen's Web Store.

Here are this weeks Design Team samples.......

used a candle for her flower

used heat embossing


clear embossing powder on the sentiment and Watermelon

heat gun on the embossed green number/alpha stamp and some melted wax


heat gun for the shrink plastic snowflake, embossed Greeting

heat gun to glue the flowers

burning around paper and embossing powder on the chipboard embellie

This challenge closes at 12 noon (NZ time) 14th December 2010

Thanks for visiting our Challenge blog!

Lou, Trace & the DT Lovelies

Please read the rules above this post. They are really simple and make life easier for us when it comes to putting the draw in If you submit your card incorrectly you may be excluded in the draw. Thanks.

Winners plus top 5

What a stunning turn out for challenge 6. Once again we are amazed at the talent that is out there and you certainly made it hard for the DT to choose a top 5... so onto the winners
Winner of Make it Crafty prize ........ Mazz
Winner of SBO kit is...... Kathryn
Congrats ladies.. look at it as an early Chrissy pressie!

Now onto the hardest yet top 5 pick in no particular order
#16 - Melisa W
#19 - Renee
#47 - Lynn
and yes I know its supposed to be a top 5, but had to add one more...
Well done ladies, please email us here to claim your prizes and top 5 badge.
Join us again tomorrow for another fantastic challenge and two more great sponsors
Lou, Trace and DT lovlies

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Challenge #6 Your Favourite Colour

Can you believe we are up to Challenge #6 already!!!! The weeks are certainly flying by and before we know it the Jolly horizontally challenged man in the red suit with fluffy white trim will be sliding down our chimneys.
This weeks challenge is a real goodie.....
Just use your favourite colour. I bet we will have a few entries this fornight with this And if the theme doesn't get you the sponsors will. Check them out down below but don't for get to check out the rules first. You can find them above this post.
Our sponsors this week are.....

International Sponsor
The very genorous and fabulous Zoe from Make it Crafty is sponsoring our international entries this challenge with a "little ripper" of a prize....

How good is that! here is a little about her store "Make it Crafty"
Make it Crafty - Think it. Make it. Love it!

Make it Crafty is a dream come true for Zoe who has loved making projects from paper from a young child. Whether it be drawing, making cards, colouring, or her absolute favourite 3D mechanical projects; Zoe is always trying to think about new ideas to play with!
For a number of years Zoe has wanted to share her ideas and love for craft products with you and so Make it Crafty was finally born where she sells some of her favourite products as well as special scene digital stamps designed for the characters you already own!
Zoe only sells products she uses personally so she is always ready to help you where she can. You may also like to stop by the Make it Crafty Blog to see the latest projects, news and tips!

NZ/Australia Sponsor

 The Scrapbook Outlet NZ is your one stop shop for all your Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamping Supplies. We pride ourselves on providing top quality customer service and products at very competitive prices.

We offer a broad range of products and are committed to bringing you a large array of new and exciting products. The desire to have the latest and greatest products available (and have them all) has led to the opening of our online store.

The Scrapbook Outlet have supplied us with an awesome Scrapbooking Kit for one lucky entrant.

And now to our fantastic samples from the DT Lovelies....

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Transport winners & top 3

Hello there! Another challenge finished and more great projects to look at. It still amazes me what talent is out there in the world!

SO onto this weeks lucky winners and top 3

Winners are....

Artfull Crafts Scapping Sensations scraping kit goes to.... #3 Sherryn


Degital Delights $10.00 voucher goes to #9 Betty Wright

Top 3 this week was a hard choice.... but we finally narrowed it down to 3...
#17 Fiona
Congratulations ladies.. you can email us here for your prizes and top 3 blinkie
Join us tomorrow for another two wonderful sponsors.... and see what the amazing Design Team have created... you wont want to miss this one!
Lou and Trace

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Up to our 5th challenge already. The weeks are really flying!
Our challenge this week is to use something related to travel or transport on your project. You are most welcome to think outside the square, as long as we can recognise our challenge on your project it is all good.

If you are NOT from New Zealand or Australia please can you put INT after your name, this ensures that you get in the correct prize draw.
We don't mind if you combine our challenge with others however please only link 1 entry per person. Please link only your blog post not your entire blog, also be sure to link back to our challenge on your post. Any entries not following these rules may be removed at our discretion.
Our sponsors this week are.....

Liz from Artfull Crafts is providing an awesome Scapping Sensations scraping kit for one lucky New Zealand or Australian entrant this challenge. Here is a little about Artfull Crafts....
The Team at Artfull Crafts are pleased to be sponsoring a Scrappin' Sensations Layout kit for this week's winner. The monthly kits are designed by our talented Designer Clarissa Hardy and includes instructions for 4 layouts and 3 cards.
Artfull Crafts runs out of Timaru and as well as our bright and colourful store we also have a great looking website! We are about to move into bigger and better premises and will soon be running retreat events and having all sorts of fun with national and international tutors.
We stock a range of Scrapbooking. Stamping and Beyond the Page projects. Click on our Sign-Up special and receive a set of sample papers and workshop mags for free. Best wishes for this week's challenge and well done do far. The entries look fabulous!
Our International sponsor is ......
Our international sponsor is Digital Delights by Looby Loo the winner will recieve a $10.00 voucher to spend in the digi store. Digital Delights by Louby Lou have a huge range of cute Digital Images and have just released a Fabulous new Christmas Set. There will be DT cards on the Digital Delights blog and Digital Challenges blog featuring the new images in the next couple of days. Make sure and go check them out.

Now to our DT Lovlies project samples.....