Sunday 19 March 2017


Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're having a lovely creative weekend! We've got a new challenge starting and we've also got a DT CALL as we're looking for some new teamies to join our creative adventures!  

We're a wee bit thin on the ground and our lovely Alysha is a very busy bee so she is taking a short break from DT duties. We'll miss her very much but hopefully she'll be back before too long.As a result we're looking for new teamies to join us. You don't have to be an expert with PanPastels as we want a diverse mix of crafters in our team, in fact quite a few of us had never used Pans until we joined. We do need people who are reliable, creative and enjoy creating mixed media projects. We will provide you with products to play with and in return we're asking for crafters who are happy to:

  • create a new project every two weeks using our products (occasionally we may ask for additional physical projects if we need samples for TV shows etc)
  • Post your project on your personal blog
  • Comment on challenge entries (we have a comment rota to share this between the team)
  • participate in our facebook group and also the DT facebook group

IF you'd like to be considered for a place on the team , please just add DT after your entry to this challenge! We'll be in touch with successful  applicants in early April!! Good luck everyone!! 

After all that excitement it's back to business and  our new challenge where out theme is

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

As always we have a fabulous prize of crafty stash for our random winner thanks to the lovely people at Premium Craft Brands

Premium Art Brands

You don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love it when you do! Our DT have lots of inspiration for you but before we see what they have been busy with this week it's time to announce the lucky winner and Top 3 from Challenge 3.

Our lucky winner, chosen by is ......

13. Kym

Congratulations Kym!! please email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK.04001

As always it was a difficult decision as we had so many beautiful entries but the votes are in and counted and this time around Top 3 honours go to .....

12. Jana K
14. Susanne
18. Made with love by Elli

Congratulations! Please help yourselves to a badge for your blogs

Right back to our new challenge,  let's see what beautiful makes our DT have created this week...

Claire C PanPastels are perfect for a quick scenic card as they blend so easily, especially with the colourless blender. I've used  my PanPastels to create the background before stamping the images and adding some colour with my PanPastels and Lyra pencils

Here are the colours I've used to make this card:

Lou: I decided to use my pan pastels to help stamp and colour all my images, create backgrounds, and finally to also soften the edges of all papers. Full details and more photos can be found on my blog.

Terry, Hey there crafters I had loads of fun making this Spring Canvas, playing with lots of different spring colors and I made the background with lots of PanPastels. After the first layer I thought I would work with the fabulous Stencil A5 Victorian style. It is just amazing to play with this stencil. I sprayed water on top and made sure the stencil would show after I finished playing with PanPastels. Than I placed the stencil again on my canvas and played with some crackle. Next I rubbed the PanPastels on the background that was created with the stencil and this gave such a nice effect. Since I am just in love with butterflies I colored a large butterfly with PanPastels and placed it in the centre of the canvas. Last but not least a few sentiments were glued onto the canvas. 

Products that I have worked with are: 

We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  1st April and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 16th April 2017!!

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  1. Thank you so much for picking my project. Congrats to the other winners! :-)

  2. Dear DT thank you so much for choosing my altered art in your TOP 3.
    Hugs, Jana

  3. Congrats to the winners, thank you for another fun challenge too x

  4. You don't mention if the DT call is open internationally - if yes, I'm interested! Added DT after my name in my entry just in case.

  5. It's a while since I've managed to play along. Lovely inspiration, and I'm looking forward to hopping round for a closer look.
    Alison x


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