Sunday, 7 February 2016

Inspiration and winners announcement

Good morning crafty friends we're back with lots of inspiration for you again this week. If you're here to add your entry to the current 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge just click here to go to the linky. We've got some fab goodies lined up for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors

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 As always our DT have been working their magic and have created some awesome projects but before we check them out its time to announce the winner and Top 3 from challenge 2. A massive thank you to everyone who played along, we had some stunning entries!!

The lucky winner, as chosen by is

Congratulations!! Email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code (which is PPRW2001) and we'll have your prize winging its way to you ASAP.

Now this time around top 3 honours go to:

Congratulations ladies, your projects were fab-u-lous!! Don't forget to pick up your Top 3 badges for your blogs.

Time to have a peek at the DT's inspiration for you, they've been busy bees again this week...

Tracy Scott - Hi there everyone, great to be here today with you lots of you out there I'm looooving to while away my time colouring in, it's just so relaxing and satisfying....
So this week I decided to make a card and coloured my image with a mix of PanPastels and coloured pencils....

The pans worked fabulously on the white card that I stamped my bird onto but also look amazing added directly to the Kraft card...

I coloured everything with the PanPastels first, I used a small applicator tool for the bird and also a fine dry paintbrush for detail and then used a larger sponge applicator to add my colours to the card itself. I went in afterwords with some coloured pencils in corresponding colours and added some finer detail...

To finish off I added my quote in black gel pen which writes perfectly over the PanPastels. Hope you love as much as I do, give it a try xxx

Yvonne - I had a real need to use Stampbord this week along with my PanPastels.  I decided to make a necklace but this piece could be used as a keyring, bag charm etc. This stamp is a much larger collage style and I do have to admit that when I stamped a small section on my Stampbord it was a sheer happy accident that "Destination" appeared perfectly at the bottom.  You can bet your bottom dollar that if I've planned that it wouldn't have worked first time!!!  I added a little charm and pearl to add a bit of luxury.  It would be lovely if you could pop along to my blog and let me know what you think. xxx

Claire C I've used my PanPastels to alter this box which came filled with lovely perfume and goodies for Christmas. It seemed a shame to throw it away so I've transformed it to create a memory box.

I've added lots of stencilling and distressing to my memory box, I love Pans for distressing as they're so much more forgiving than inks.

I love the rich metallic Pans, I've used Rich gold and Copper on my project, applying them over versamark really gives them loads of richness and depth

Terry: I have had fun making a Bottle Label ...First I made a Bottle Label out of the Template Polyester Bottle Label. I was simply drawing around the template and made my own Wine Label out of it. Don't worry if your pencil hits the template because it is very durable and can be whiped clean in a few seconds. Than I colored the background with the Red Iron Oxide PanPastel. When it was all dried up, I played with the Light Modelling Paste on the stencil that gave me a background of roses. On top I used the Chicken Wire.

Than I played with another layer of White Coarse PanPastel to give it a shine....and to top that off a few brushes of Iridescent Paste to seal the background. I decorated the Bottle Label with a Vintage Image of a adorable little girl. It is allmost like she is saying Cherish your luckily I had the sentiment and did not hessitate to use it. Around the Cute girl I placed some lace with pearls and also on the top and bottom. Underneith the image I placed some Roses that were worked on with Iridescent Paste and Crackle Accents, this way it looks like the roses are made out of least I think last but not least I used some butterflies from DD and placed them on some roses and on top of my Project.

Some of the products that I used are:


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Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes challenge, just click here to go to the link.

We'll be back next week with another fun challenge


  1. Wonderful creations from the DT! I have to single out Tracy today as I have lost my heart to that pastel colouring of the crazy bird, just beau-ti-ful. And I'm resisting the Crazy birds, I am, definitely, for now...

  2. Absolutely gorgeous inspiration! Thanks so much for picking my butterfly collage in the top 3 and congrats to the other winners!!! <3

  3. Thank you so much for choosing me as a top three! I can't believe it :)

  4. Oh my word I am over the moon to see I have won your challenge. Thank you so much! Congratulations to the other winners too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Congratulations to the winner and top 3. Fabulous Inspiration from DT so much to look at :)


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