Sunday 27 July 2014

Challenge 19 Summer Fun

Good morning, we're certainly having some gorgeous summer weather here in the UK so this time our challenge is 

Summer Fun

You don't have to use our products to enter but our lucky winner (chosen by will be in wit a chance of winning some fabby stash from Premium Craft Brands (colours may vary)

Mask stencil 6 x 6 inches Heart of flower  

Our DT will also be choosing their Top 3 picks from all the gorgeous entries too so make sure you link up your entry. (don't forget to read the rules, you can find them at the bottom of the page)

  I have decided to do a  scrapbook today as I do need to catch up with some photographs..
This is for an 8inch x8inch album, it is for a holiday we had in Kos.
My background is made entirely of PanPastels and a couple of stencils, even the hearts were punched out in white card and coloured with pans.
Here are the colours used

Claire C I love to spend time gardening in the summer although I don't look as glamourous as this lovely lady lol. I've used PanPastels, Maimeri Glassy Gel Medium and glitter to create the background. The scene has been coloured with PanPastels and pastel pencils

Terry I had so much fun coloring this cute image, it has been a long time coloring but I am sure I will do loads more in the near future. I made a card with on the background paper and the stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, I worked on the chickenwire stencil with Light Modelling Paste and Purple PanPastel. The image is colored with Markers and all the borders are colored with PanPastels. I have placed some hearts from DD and some roses for the Summer Fun. To finish my card I placed a sentiment from the fabulous stampset Postcard.


Lou: I have decided to make another mini canvas using the warm colours of summer as my inspiration. I created my background using my pan pastels over stamping and then embossing the images with different embossing powders. I have added lots of diferent layers using different stamped images framing some of the images with metal frames tinted with bronze metallic pan pastels. All stamped images are from Premium Craft Brands.

Products I have used:$s=premium%20craft%20brands$s=premium%20craft%20brands


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

And remember - our Top 3 is eligible for the running to be offered a place as a forthcoming Guest designer too!

Make sure you pop back next week when we will announce the winner of our last challenge and our talented DT will have more inspiration for you too!

The challenge will run until Saturday  9th August  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday  17th August

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Sunday 20 July 2014

Inspired by Tim Holtz inspiration plus winners

Good morning, time to announce the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge and we've also got loads of  inspiration from the DT too. You've still got a week to enter our 
Inspired by Tim challenge and be in with a chance to win some fabulous stash


 so if you're looking for the linky, just click 

The random winner of our 'Roses are a Girls Best Friend' challenge is, ta daaaaaaaaaa

Wooo hoo, congratulations Teresa hun, email us quoting your winners code PPWK1701
to claim your prize and then sit back and wait for postie!!!!

And our top 3 as chosen by our DT are

I don't own a lot of Tim's stuff and am inspired more by his grunge but I tend to do pretty grunge.
This is another wooden plaque that I have decorated...I have scrunched up some of Tims tissue wrap and loosely stuck it down leaving plenty of texture, when dry I gave it a light coat of Gesso..

Once this was dry I sponged on some Chromium Oxide Green Shade PanPastels,I then lightly dabbed a sponnge that had been dipped in Versamark ink pad over the parts that are sticking up and then sponged over some Phthalo Blue Panpastel 

I then got a soft cloth and polished it all. I then put some light modeling paste through my flower stencil and when dry coloured with Magenta. The sentiment was stamped embossed with blue embossing powder and cut up

My inspiration for this Challenge is a card with a topper made to look like a page torn from a notebook.  It would also work well for the cover of a notebook.
I love using Panpastels with Tim Holtz embossing folders, they compliment each other so well.  The colours I've used are Phthalo Green Shade, Magenta Shade and Orange, the colours blend so well that you get a rainbow of colours from just three Pans!

 I had fun and got inspired with Tim Holtz, making the background with Gesso, Light Modelling Paste, Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, Acryclic Metallic Paints, Metallic PanPastels and Crackle.

 I started off by cut a piece of cream card into the shape of a tag and then distressing it with the Orange extra dark Pan Pastel.  I then used a small stamp from the PCB Roses stamp set and randomly stamped it with distress ink. I then mixed the Orange PP with some Light Modelling Paste and used it with the Butterfly Mask . I then inked the edges of the tag with a distress ink. Finally I used the Butterfly stamp from the PCB Postcard stamp set. I drew some lines and added them measurements and the distress the piece of card as before. I used the Orange Pan Pastel to colour the butterfly. Finally I added some string and lace.

Claire C
I've made a wall hanging inspired by Tim's vintage/distress techniques for a shabby look.  You can find all the details on my blog

Here are the products I've used

I hope we've inspired you to play along with us, don't forget you don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love to see you use PanPastels

Click here to link up your entry

We'll be back next week with another fun challenge