Sunday 28 September 2014

Embossing inspiration plus winners!

Good morning, time for lots more embossing inspiration from our lovely DT ladies, if you're here to enter the challenge, just click 
to go straight to the linky! 

Before we see what the DT have been up to its time to announce the winners from our 'Frame It' challenge. A big thank to you everyone who entered, there were some amazing projects again this time! So without any further ado, the lucky winner (chosen by is
Congratulations Glennis!! Please email us quoting your winners code (PPWK2201) to claim your prize!

and now on to our top 3 entries, and this time the honours go to
congratulations ladies, don't forget to grab your Top 3 badge!

Now on to this weeks inspiration from the DT, you've still got loads of time to enter and our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous crafty goodies from our generous sponsor
you'll notice lots of pearly gorgeousness this week as we've  been playing with the lovely Pearl PanPastels. 

I started by putting my backing card through a dotty embossing folder then lightly sponging over with my Turquoise PanPastel.. I then embossed another piece of white card with a free folder.The Dragonfly has been die-cut and embossed using card that I coloured with my Pans....Last of all came the sentiment which has been clear embossed with Distress

Yvonne  - I loved making this pretty card all the details of how I made it can be found on my blog.

Terry, I had lots of fun altering a little box. I worked on the background with the Light Gold, Orange Pearl, Green Pearl, Red Pearl, Yellow Pearl, Copper and White COAR|SE PanPastels. To make the heartsy embellishments I used the board from the Hearts from Dutch Doobadoo, I played with Light Modelling Paste, waited untill they were allmost dry and put them through and embossingfolder. Colored them with the Pearlescent Pans and topped them of with the Iridescent Paste. To finish my project I placed some sentiments.

If you click the images of the products that I worked with, it will take you to the store where you can purchase them

Anjie - The image is from Polkadoodles and is called Maddie With Present and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. I have used an embossing folder and a mask as an embossing folder and have gone over them with the pearlescent Pan Pastels.
These are the PAB products I have used:

Claire C i've made a little box and added dry embossing using the gorgeous A4 Leaves stencil and used lots of beautiful metallic PanPastels to decorate it. You can find all the details on my blog

Here are the products that I've used:

Lou: I decided to alter a coffee can today and had great fun playing with all the products. Not so sure I did the idea in my head justice though. Full details can be found on my blog.

Products I used:    Maimeri Iridescent Paste/Gesso 200ML  Maimeri White Gesso 200ML

Thanks so much for visiting, we'll be back next week with a fab new challenge for you

Sunday 21 September 2014

Add some Embossing!

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to a brand new challenge! This time around our theme is


so dig out those embossing folder or dust off your heat gun and play along to be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft Brands! Our lucky winner will win a fabby stencil and a PanPastel too (colours may vary)


As always you've got two weeks to enter so there's lots of time and if you're stuck for ideas we'll be back next week with lots more inspiration and of course to announce the lucky winner and Top 3 from our last challenge too!

Now lets see what the DT have been up to this week, if you look closely you'll see that there are some sneaky peeks of the gorgeous new Pearlescent PanPastels and some awesome new mediums that will be available soon!! 

Doreen I have used the new Pearlescent colours for this tag today.six new yummy colours have been released...I started by putting my tag through my bigshot using  my heart dies, instead of cutting I embossed it.I  coloured the outside  a different colour from the inside of the heart.I then cut a smaller heart and put that through the dotty embossing folder and coloured that....Next I stamped my sentiment with black Archival over some card that I coloured with my Pans. I inked all the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and last of all doodled around the

Yvonne -  my interpretation of this theme was heat embossing.  You can find all the details on my blog.  I appreciate your visits and comments.


Nikky...This week I saw a fabulous blog where someone had coloured in a stamped image with Pan Pastels and it was fantastic - I thought it was Distress Inks at first but no, she is a real Pan Pastel fan and when I shared it with the rest of the team we all instantly wanted to have a go! I thought it was going to be so much more difficult than it was. I know the challenge is embossing - and I did, honestly!! I've used an embossing folder for the background of my card but I really wanted to share this with you....I did faff about a long time but that was purely because I was experimenting a bit...
 They key to this is the paper and the brush I think. I used my Ultimate Graphic paper which is mega smooth and purpose built for alcohol markers and a Daler Rowney soft brush. I did the face first which was so easy - just Burnt sienna and permanent red for the cheeks! At this point I kinda swooned and went for the hair. Bit trickier but after mixing it around a bit it was a mix of dry brushing and adding tiny bits of water to get more definition in the darkest areas. I just used violet and Dark Grey for this (sadly I didnt have black). Mix it with some of the Pearlescent black medium to make it stand out even more, the mediums are fabulous.

Once I got the hair the rest was pretty simple and VERY fast to do - just nice big sweeps of violet and adding shadows with dark grey. For the greens I used a mix of Chromium di-wotsit and Yellow to brighten it a little. I was a little messy around the edges because I wasn't too bothered about keeping my work area clean so I then just mixed up a suitable background to hide it all. But to be honest - even the cleanest crafter could use Pan Pastels this way and not get the background too smudgey. 
You can get all the colours I used from Your Creativity Store HERE - they have an amazing special offer on right now! 

Claire C I've had loads of fun using my PanPastels and Maimeri Mat Gel Medium to create this faux leather notebook, all the details are on my blog

Tracy - Such fun I had, stamping and heat embossing on this little chunk of wood for today's challenge. 
Painting has never been so much fun, I used the brand new Pearlescent Pan Pastels { oh my you are going to love them } along with a few Metallic Pans, Pan Pastels and Maimeri Gesso. 
I wish my photograph picked up the shimmer on the background for you to see, it`s all beautiful and sparkly in between a scattering of more Embossing powder.

Terry, I had fun making a wall hanger with allmost all the colours from the NEW Pearlescent PanPastels, I worked on the background with Gesso, Light Modelling Paste and the Spiderweb Dutch Doobadoo Stencil. I colored the background with Green Pearl, Red Pearl, Blue Pearl, Violet Pearl and White COARSE and Black Fine Pearl PanPastels. Offcourse I could not resist playing with some butterflies, they say I am the butterfly queen, lol....The butterflies are embossed with a dot embossingstencil and colored with the Red and Violet Pearl PanPastels. And to cover it all up I used the Iridescent Paste as the final layer.  And last but not least I placed some sentiments to finish my project for this weeks challenge.

Lou: I created my embossed background using my pan pastels, light modeling paste and some glitter (I'm normally a glitter-phobe). I then die cut some Christmas elements and have aged them a little with my parlescent pink and white pan pastels. The stamped bauble images have also had the pan pastel treatment.

           Chrysanthemum Mask/stencil A4

Anjie - As you can see I have used some of the fab Masks as embossing folders and then used some Pan Pastels to distress them. The image is Piper with bunches from Polkadoodles and is coloured with Graph'It Markers.
The PCB products I have used are:

We'll be back next week with more inspiration and we'll be announcing the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge too so don't forget to pop back!

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  4th Octoberr  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 12th October

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