Sunday 29 March 2015

Challenge 7 Spring Colours

Good morning crafters, its challenge time here in PanPastel land and this time around our theme  is 'Spring Colours'. 

You don't have to use PanPastels to enter, just follow the challenge theme and you'll be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous stash (colours may vary) thanks to those lovely folks at


Before we check out this weeks inspiration from the DT we're very sad to be saying goodbye to two lovely teamies who are moving on to pastures new. Anjie and Tracy have created some awesome artwork and we're sooooooo going to miss them! 

Right, let's see what the DT have been up to this week .....

Yvonne - Spring Colours, for this project I used all pearlescent Panpastels which are perfect for soft gentle colours.  All the details are on my blog - would be great to see you there.


Claire C I've used  a mixture of PanPastels and Pearlescent PanPastels to create this little scene. I've added some of the gorgeous coarse White Pearl medium for some sparkle

Terry, I have altered a Heartsy box, I have played with lots of roses, butterflies and Light Modelling Paste, Gesso, Dutch Doobadoo stencil Diamonds and Iridescent Paste.

Lou: I have been stamping and colouring with my pan pastels to create a floral card with a spring feeling (I hope).

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Gorgeous makes girlies!!


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  !1th April  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 19th April

Good luck everyone and don't forget to pop back next week for lots of inspiration and the winners announcement form our last challenge too!

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Sunday 22 March 2015

Alter it Inspiration plus winners!!

Good morning folks and a big thank you to everyone who's already entered our 'Alter it' Challenge!! Some amazing artwork already but you still have loads of time to play along, if you're visiting to add your entry, just click here to go straight to the link so you can be in with a chance of winning a fabby prize (colours may vary). A big thank you to those lovely people at Premium Craft Brands for such generous prizes.

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As always our lovely DT have been busy bees creating some beautiful artwork to inspire you but before we check it out its winners time!!! Without any further ado, the lucky winner of our 'Stencil it' challenge as chosen by Random.Org is ......................................

Congratulations hun, email us quoting your winner code which is PPWK05001 to claim your prize!!!

And our top 3 are:

Well done ladies, gorgeous projects!! Don't forget to grab your Top 3 badges for your blogs.

Its time to check out the inspiration from the design team, some of the girls have been playing with Stampbord which works beautifully with PanPastels as well as inks: 

Stampbord™ is an incredible art and craft surface; developed by Ampersand Art Supply that allows clean, perfect rubber stamp impressions every time. The surface is correctable and erasable, great for jewellery, custom boxes, magnets, altered books, ornaments, embellishments, scrapbooking & more!
Stampbord’s ultra-smooth clay finish, accepts all types of stamping inks including dye based, alcohol and pigmented. The absorbency of the clay surface lets you apply colour without smearing, and no matter how saturated the surface becomes, the material will never buckle.


Anjie - I've used a cheap canvas and some Stampbord to alter for my project. More details can be found on my blog.

Claire C I've been playing with stampbord too, love love love this stuff its amazing!!

Here are the links to the goodies I've used

Terry, I have altered a box, worked with Gesso, Light Modelling Paste, lots of Purple PanPastel and White Coarse, the background was made with the DD stencil and to top everything I played with the Iridescent Paste to give it a nice shimmer.

 Tracy ~ Last week I shared the outside of my metal box so today I want to show you the inside.
With a little Matt Gel to mix with Pan Pastels to create a wet paint, she was easy to colour, adding dry pan pastels over the top.
Find out more on my blog here if you have a moment.

Yvonne - I've taken another opportunity to alter my Dictionary this time using all Pearlescent Panpastels - pink, blue, yellow and green.

Lou: I have also used stampbord with my pan pastels and of course, the brilliant PCB stamp sets, Postcard and Roses to alter a tissue box. Lots of photos and more details are on my blog.



Thanks for visiting today, just click here to link up your entry to our 'Alter it' Challenge.

We'll be back next week with another fun challenge!!