Sunday, 13 October 2013

Wk 41 Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Falling Leaves

Hello and welcome to another Creative Sunday!

Brrr the weather here in the UK has finally changed and the Autumn chill is upon us! So we thought it was time for another autumnal challenge this week....

Falling Leaves

We want you to show us your leafy makes (autumn colours will also be ok for this challenge, hey it's all about the taking part and a bit of artistic licence does no-one any harm does it!)...

First of all, we must remind you about our October Blog Candy which is up for grabs! 

Simply share our candy on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Mars and the Moon and back with a link to this blog 
and leave us a comment under this post and we will choose one random winner on 7th November to win this gorgeous prize which is worth over £120!! WOW - that is a LOT of stash!!
In the candy is a fantastic Pan Pastel set including a palette tray and Sofft Tools, 3 Maimeri Mediums and Gesso. 2 Stencils/Masks and 4 Stamp sets (A6) - all fantastic products you will love and use over and again!
So what are you waiting for? Get sharing now!
Don't forget to leave us a comment - we will check that the winner has shared AND FOLLOWED US to be eligible so don't try and bend the rules! ; )

HUGE thanks to everyone who has entered the current Week 40 challenge - don't forget you still have an extra couple of days to enter as it doesn't close until Tuesday! We're mega excited to see so many entries, it looks like our new rules have made it easier for you all, so the team are all really happy to see all the makes! If you're not sure of our rules you can see them all in the tab at the top of the page - we don't have many! 
So let's announce our Random Winner for Week 39

...Big Congratulations goes to No 3 Mandy!
The team also choose our favourite Top 3 entries too, which are:
10 - Yvonne, 31 - Irene and 36 - Jane
Congratulations to you all! 
Mandy please email here to claim your prize and please grab your badges from the sidebar to wear on your blogs! Your names will go in our hat and you may be asked to guest design for us next month!

Remember to join our Facebook group too, Premium Craft Brands, where we have daily inspiration and share some of our favourite makes & hints and tips every day, it's a great place to be. 

So let's get to the challenge!.....LEAVES/AUTUMN

(You can use ANY products to enter our challenge!) 
The team had great fun with this theme, so let's see their inspiration! 
You have until Tuesday 22nd October to enter and the chance to win a great Pan Pastel prize, plus our Top 3 favourites may be asked to Guest Design for us next month!

I haven't got an autumnal project for you as I've been busy filming and making magazine deadlines this week, but instead I have another Video for you showing the amazingly LUSH metallic Pan Pastels, so I hope you enjoy this ( I did reshoot this but the camera battery ran out halfway through so I had to revert to Plan A...basically, remove the stencil before you start application so you don't waste all the product!)...hope you enjoy it anyway....
I've created a rusty background using Maimeri gesso, Metallic PanPastels and Phthalo Green and bright yellow green PanPastels. I added some texture with a mixture of Maimeri light modelling paste and microbeads. I had loads of fun creating lots of leaves using die cuts and more PanPastels....
I've used Pan pastels to create my leaves and stamped using versamark and metallics Pan Pastels. Check out my blog to find out in more detail!
Hi everyone, this week my inspiration came from a Leaf that I picked up when I was out walking . . . it reminded me of the bottom half of a boat!...
I used a bit of wood that I had lying around the shed along with: Maimeri Mediums, the new Metallic Pan Pastels, if you haven't got them already you need to they are deeeelish...Mask Stencil, Stamps and Ultra Thick Embossing powder.You can find out more on my blog Here along with links to the materials I've used.
I have worked on a Birdhouse but made it into an Autumn Falling Leaves house...the background was worked on with Gesso, modelling paste and a stencil. I worked on the bricks with embossing powder and Inksprays.
The butterflies are colored with the GraphIt Markers and on top to seal them I embossed it with Utee, the leaves are embossed and sprayed with Inks and I added some text to it.

Lou: I wanted to use the fab holly leaves from the Premium Craft Brands Christmas stamp sets for my card this week as they are easy to stamp and crisp images to use on any project. I stamped them on to card using a Versamark pad and then coloured them with my pan pastels. I also diecut some extra leaves and coloured them too with pan pastels. I have tried to add a subtle gold sheen to my leaves.
For my background paper, I have used Glassy Gel with a stencil and then enhanced the design with metallic pan pastels and a hint of magenta.
The sentiment is also from the same fab set of Christmas stamps.

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Pan Pastel UK team this week!... 

You have until  Tuesday 22nd October at noon GMT to enter below by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize! 
The winner of this challenge will be announced on Sunday 28th October here on this blog. 

Please check our rules for all entries: 
1. All entries MUST follow the challenge theme. 2. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.  3. No back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting.4. Please ensure you follow the challenge theme!
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  1. I'm delighted to see that you have put me in your top 3..thanks so much. What a great start to my Sunday. Well done to the lucky winner. I will wear my badge with pride in my sidebar. The DT work this week is stunning..I am really enjoying your new look challenge x

    1. Thanks so much Jane - the team are loving all the fabulous projects you keep posting for us, keep up the good work! x

  2. Congrats to all the winners.
    The candy looks fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win (I'll put the pic with link back here on my sidebar in 5 mins...)


  3. Congrats to the winners. Would love a chance to win the candy, looks fantastic, pretty new to pan pastels and love the products.

    Bev xx

  4. Oh I do love Pan Pastels, won a challenge and they are my treasured prize..was very disappointed at a recent craft show to find no-one had any for selling :(. I have shared your candy on my sidebar and already a follower..good luck to all who enter...and can I say, fabulous projects

    1. How rude there were none for you to buy Avril LOL! You can always buy from one of our stockists which are listed on the blog and Polkadoodles offer free shipping worldwide if you're in a rush! x

  5. Congrats to the winners!!!

    I tweeted about the blog candy!

  6. I pinned!

  7. I shared on google+

  8. Wow! Fabulous giveaway! Panpastels are on my wishlist to purchase so fingers crossed! Off to share on my blog etc!

  9. Amazing blog candy, I've added it to my blog and have also just linked up my leafy entry for the challenge. Fab samples by the DT too! Claire x

  10. Wow fantastic candy indeed, this would be fantastic to win, have put it on my blog, Thanks for the chance to win.
    Chris x

  11. Wow, I am so happy and honoured to be included in your top3! Thank you :)
    I am already proudly displaying my badge and your wonderful giveaway on my blog
    Such beautiful samples by the DT for this new challenge and a great video tut by Nikky.


    1. Well done Irene, keep up the good work, we are loving seeing all the entries each week - thankyou for your lovely comments the team really appreciate your support! x

  12. Wish I'd had some metallic Pan Pastels for the challenge, the leaves would have been so much better!

  13. Fabulous blog candy, already a follower and entered the challenge. DT projects are stunning. Thanks for the video Nikky, loving the Metallics, just waiting for pay day to order them. Off to add to my blog. Good luck everyone. xxxx

    Linda xxxx

  14. Wauw, great candy! I was following via RSS feed, but that isn't visible in the stats so I follow not too via Google Friends connect.
    I always enjoy seeing the creations on the blog eventhough I don't comment a lot, it's great inspiration. I was indeed curious about the pan pastels and would love to try them out! I put the candy image + link to this blog on my blog. I also like that you relaxed the rules about having to use pan pastels for entries! Thank you for that. It's a busy time here with not much crafting time, but your challenge is on the list to participate in.
    Thank you for the candy

    Debbie / Daqa

    1. Thanks so much for the feedback Debbie and we're so pleased the new relaxed atmosphere helps you join in - we love to see all the work so keep it coming and good luck! x

  15. Oh how I would love your Pan Pastel products! This is a fabulous giveaway. I have pinned it
    and will put it on my blog also. I will enter the challenge as I love the autumn colours. XX

  16. Great projects from the DT - superb inspiration!!

  17. Fabulous selection of projects from the very talented DT.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  18. Fabulous DT projects, thank you for the inspiration and great challenge.

  19. Great projects from the DT! Have entered the challenge too.

  20. Oooh, lovely DT samples! xx

  21. Wow!!!! Awesome give away,,, would love to win.. fingers crossed :)

  22. WOW what a fabulous giveaway good luck everyone ;one lucky person is going to be very happy Andrea x

  23. Fabulous and varied DT creations and thanks for another great challenge x

  24. My trial set can today, thank you xxx

  25. Hi! What a yummy giveaway! I am a follower and have your candy listed on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance.


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