Sunday 27 October 2013

Wk43 Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Shades of Grey

A grey Sunday!...

Now the weather is closing in again we thought this was a great theme for how we're all feeling right now! Hope the weather isn't too bad where you are! 

Before we get to our challenge inspiration and last week's winners, don't forget our October Blog Candy which is still 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! 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 42 challenge - don't forget you still have an extra couple of days to enter as it doesn't close until Tuesday! 

So let's announce our Random Winner for Week 41
...Big Congratulations goes to No 17 Yvonne!
The team also choose our favourite Top 3 entries too, which are:
No 1 Buttons, 17, Yvonne and No 19 Karen P
Congratulations to you all! 
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!.....

....Shades of Grey

(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 5th November 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!

Zoe....Please checkout my blog for details of how I created this card....
I created two different background papers for this card, one uses an embossing folder and black Pan Pastel, the other a mask, black Pan Pastel and some Gloss Gel Medium.  Check out my blog to find full details on how I created this card.
Claire C
I've used the fabby Premium Art Brands stamps to create this card. The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers and the background was made by stamping the Winter Spruce stamp with versamark and then applying some silver and Pewter PanPastels....
Tracy - Collector Of Memories....
Hi everyone, my inspiration this week came from old books . . . what can I say I love the smell and the textures!....
I altered a very plain chipboard notelet holder using a Mask Stencil and some Maimeri Modelling Paste - a first for me and oh my goodness I think I am hooked!
 I got to play with the Metallic Pan Pastels in Pewter and Silver, although you can't see it I also used a touch of Copper and Bronze along the way . . . they are a dream to work with.
I did add a touch of Magenta Extra Dark to give a little lift and some Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy rub ons.
Seriously, I ended up using quite a few Maimeri Mediums and Pan Pastels, if you would like to see more then please hop on by my blog here.

Lou: Firstly, forgive my photos as they really do not show the sheer shimmery effect the silver and pewter pan pastels give my card. I have used the Doily 1 mask as the main focus as when embossed on to the card, it looked like a snowflake (to me)!

I then cut a frame and embossed with the same mask and added my baubles stamped in versafine and then lightly brushed over with petwer pan pastel.

Terry  I was playing with 3 Tags and made a Tag Card with them. You can fold the 3 different tags in a way to make a card out of it.

The background was made with Metallic Pans, Stencils, Modelling Paste, the Grey Metally Pans in Silver. And I worked on those fabby butterflies with Utee and PanPastels. Added a piece of Ribbon on the top and the Tag Card was finished.

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Pan Pastel UK team this week!...
You have until Tuesday 5th November 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 10th November 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. Woohoo thank you so much for picking one of my creations for Top 3 x

  2. What awesome candy!!! I am a follower and have shared your giveaway picture on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. WOW!! Stunning DT creations. Thank you for a fun challenge.
    Sue xx

  4. Beautiful creations. Thanks for the challenge.

  5. Wow...wat a Grt Giveaway...thanks for the chance...A new follower and shared this on my blog..thanks:)

  6. stunning work as always love the christmas cards well done to the DT again great inspiration andrea x

  7. I shared your candy on facebook
    hugs Anke

  8. Hi - I know I am ineligible to win prizes being in Australia- that's fine! I love Pan Pastels and am now stocking them in my store.
    My question - do you not comment on entries in your challenges???

  9. Gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for the fab candy. I would love to win it. I've shared your candy on my blog Hugs, Robin

  10. Fabulous inspiration pieces! I love them! Thanks for the candy giveaway. WOW! It's amazing! I have put your candy on my blog:

  11. I thought the cards shown were stunning!
    Several of my friends have pan pastels and rave about them but I have never tried using any. As I am in process of being medically retired crafting has become even more important to me. So if I were to win the blog candy I would be like a child in a sweetshop told I could have anything I wanted :). good luck to all who enter

  12. Lovely inspiration for this great challenge, just had to enter!

  13. forgot to say pinned on pintrest and on my sidebar for your fab candy giveaway x


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