Sunday 21 December 2014

Christmas Inspiration plus winners

Good morning, are you all ready for Christmas?? Or are you still rushing round shopping, wrapping pressies and making those last minute cards?? You've still got loads of time to enter our Christmas challenge as we're giving the DT a well earned rest so this challenge will run until 3rd January ! 
As always our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous goodies from those lovely people at 
If you're visiting to add your project to our Christmas Challenge, just click
to go straight to the linky!!

Before we check out the inspiration from the DT its time to announce the lucky winner and Top 3 from our last challenge and wow you guys really rocked the 'Colouring' theme!!

Without any further ado, our lucky winner (chosen by is ....
Congratulations hun email us with your snail mail details to claim your prize and don't forget to quote your winners code which is PPWK2801

This time around, Top 3 honours go to

Woo hoo, congratulations ladies, amazing projects!! Don't forget to pick up your badges for your blogs

Now lets see what the DT have been creating to inspire you

I have altered a door hanger, I started by putting some light moddeling paste through a stencil then after it dried gave a coat of Gesso. I then gave a coat of blue pastel to the background and coloured the holly and baubles, Last of all I silver embossed a snowflake stamp with Versamark and edged all the edges with Black Soot Distress

Yvonne - I've used cling film, Versamark and Panpastels to make this background.  Pop over to my blog for more information on how I achieved this look

Claire C   I've had lots of Christmassy fun altering this wooden ornament that I got for 50p in the poundshop sale last year, what a bargain!! I stencilled the brick over the letters with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and then once it was dry coloured the bricks with Burnt Sienna and a little Raw Umber PanPastel. I've coloured the Dutch Doobadoo fence and lanterns with more PanPastels (applying versamark ink first to get more depth of colour). The Dutch Doobadoo snowflakes were coloured with PanPastel Course White medium for a gorgeous shimmer. The 'Christmas  Trees' are actually Dutch Doobadoo Laser Art Ferns, coloured with PanPastels and turned upside down before being decorated with glitter glue. I added the stamped images and then to finish off I created some more snow along the bottom of the scene and on the letters by applying Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and sprinkling on lots of crushed glass glitter. For all the details and more pics pop over to my blog

You can find links to all the products I've used here:

Terry I had fun making a few items for the inspiration week....I altered two wrappings from the PanPastels and thought I would make a Candle holder out of them.....I started out with Gesso and played with the Stars Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, worked on it with the Light Modelling Paste and colored the whole wrapper with the Red PanPastel and on top te White COARSE Pearlescent Pan. To finish my project I placed some Lace and Santa in the middle. I kept it simple but it was a lot of fun making this project. The second Christmas Candle Holder was made the same way, only difference is that it has a piece of lace with stars on it and a Vintage girly image.To top the Canle projects I painted it with Iridescent Paste.

 The products that I have worked with are:


Merry Christmas and a very happy and crafty New Year to all our lovely followers!!
We'll be back on 4th January with a fun new challenge to kick off the new year

Sunday 14 December 2014

Challenge 29 Christmas

Good morning and welcome to our new challenge and this time we've got a nice easy one for you as our theme is

We've got some fabby crafting goodies lined up for our lucky winner thanks to those lovely people at 


and of course the Top 3 honours are up for grabs too!!Its a great opportunity to finish one of those last minute Christmas projects and play along. You don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love it when you do!! You've got plenty of time to enter as this challenge will run until 3rd January so that our lovely DT can have a well earned rest over Christmas

Now let's see what the DT have been busy making this week.......

Claire C I think I'm addicted to colouring with my PanPastels now, I've coloured this cute image with my PanPastels and then created the background by masking the hills and dusting on a little PanPastel. I added the sky and then stamped the trees in versamark before applying White Pearl PanPastel Medium for some shimmer. To finish off i've added some snow with a white Graph'It Shake Pen

I have made a large tag today. I first made my background by blending Raw Umber andPhthalo Blue PanPastels, then stamped my image.....I used an eraser inside the image to remove some of the PanPastel so I could colour with Promarkers.....The lampost is a

Tracy - It`s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my home with Primitive Salt Dough Baubles ready to hang on my tree tonight.
So easy to make and fun for all the family using Gesso as a base and 4 Pan Pastels to colour with a little Glassy Gel to mix them with.
More details over on my blog HERE if you have a moment or two. xoxoxo

Yvonne - I decided to make a xmas project without using red and green - I know black isn't normally a colour used for xmas but I hope you think it works.  Please pop over to my blog for more information.

Terry I thought I would alter a Christmas Bag to put under the Christmas Tree. I had fun making it. The background is made with Christmas papers. Topped with White PanPastel and White Coarse Pearlescent PanPastel. I played with the Dutch Doobadoo Stars Stencil with Light Modelling Paste. I placed the cute image on a coaster and added some roses on it and at the bottom some stars with ribbon. The background of the Bag is decorated with some lace, a Wooden Christmas sentiment on a coaster and to finish some white coarse

Wow stunning makes everyone!!
Don't forget to pop back next week for lots more inspiration and of course the winners of our last challenge too!!

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. We'd love you to TRY and play along with the challenge if you can although it's not a hard and fast rule but extra brownie points are awarded to those who do. 
4. 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.
5. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until Saturday 3rd January December and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday  11th January

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