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Friday 4 December 2009

We have a winner

Our winner from last month is........................................................

This is what Letraset had to say about it:

A very well thought out and balanced card with good use of typography around the snowflake. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a little sparkle!

Congratulations Barbara, please email me here with your address and I will forward your prize.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Challenge 6..we want some guest designers

Well done to all of you finalists, we should soon have a winner chosen by Letraset themselves.

We do have a bit of exciting news!...every month we look through all your blogs at all the stunning entries you all have. We thought it a good idea to offer the opportunity of a monthly guest design team place to each monthly winner running for 1 month only...a great way to showcase some of your stunning colouring!

So..this challenge is a little different from the last few!!..we want to see how creative you can be so...there's NO SKETCH to follow simply a few guidelines:

We want to see some spots and stripes on your cards..these can be the main focus of the card or a simple accent, the decision is yours.

This will be the last challenge before Christmas, we re-start again on the 13th January, our finalists from this challenge will be announced on the 12th Jan so can all entries be on here by the 11th Jan.

Of course..another fab prize of a set of Promarkers and bleed proof pad.! (colours may differ to those in the photograph) get you all started, here's all of our inspiration to share.








Tuesday 1 December 2009

November Finalists

We have all enjoyed looking through this month's challenge are such a talented bunch!
We have eventually come to our finalist decision, good luck everyone!

These are our finalists and our reasons why we have chosen them.

Barbara 4 DT votes

"Barbara's colouring looks fantastic on her card and she has finished her card off beautifully with a gorgeous snowflake embellishment"

"I loved Barbara's card, you could see she had enjoyed using the sketch from the finish card which was well colour co-ordinated, using lovely little extras like the charm and the fact she had gone to the bother of photographing all the colours used on her card shows how she layered the colours up to achieve a beautifully coloured image"

"I picked this card for the beautiful colouring of the bears, such a sweet image and lovely card"

"It looks like a lot of work has gone into making this card. The colouring is very good, the snowflakes are fab, and there's plenty of sparkle. The charm is also a nice touch."


"I like the simplicity of the colouring, the embossing on the background squares and think the added embellishments make it a really fun card"

Miijja 2 DT votes

"I love everything about this card, the crocheting is lovely"

"I love this very cute and beautifully stamped Magnolia image and all of the extra touches of roses, just beautiful!"

Keep checking back for the announcement of the winner!

Sunday 8 November 2009

We have a winner!

Here's last month's well deserved winner!
Well done Kate, here's what Letraset had to say:
"We loved Kate’s card, the modern and fresh choice of colours and whimsical imagery has all been put together very well with some nice design elements."

If you would like to email me here with your address I can forward your prize on .

Thursday 5 November 2009

November challenge, sketch 5

Hi everyone, sorry for the slight delay in posting this. Letraset are still looking over the finalists so I hopefully will have an announcement tomorrow.

Here is the new sketch which I hope you all enjoy!, We all had a great time working with this and I would like to thank the DT for their beautiful cards this month!

We have another prize to give away this month, another bespoke collection of ProMarkers and pad.

Could all entries be in for 30th November, the finalist will be announced 1st December and the winner and new challenge will be posted on the 2nd December.

Good Luck!








Wednesday 4 November 2009

October finalists.

After A LOT of thinking and head scratching!, we have our October finalists!!
Another tough month with lots of gorgeous cards on everyone's blogs.
Here are the finalists we have chosen and the reasons why.
Please pop back later today for the announcement of our winner and a brand new challenge.
" I like the way all the colours have been thought about and matched. The handmade flower is lovely, as is the backing paper. Tilda has been coloured nicely. I also like the scalloped cardstock. In all, a well thought out, and beautiful card."


"I just love the simplicity of her card and it's so crisp and clean looking. I love how she makes a gorgeous card without backing paper! Wish I was that brave..... lol."

Kate 3 DT Votes
" I liked this card for it's modern xmas colouring, the cute imge and fab colouring....twisting the sketch worked really well."

"I just love the fun image, look at that little doggie, so cute. and the colouring is brilliant
I loved this digi stamp and find the cards on this site just beautiful."

"I loved the choices of colours used on this card and especially how the dog has been coloured using shading around the outside and letting a lot of the natural colour of the card show through..the best way to add highlights."

"I think that Miijja's colouring is fantastic and the frame and flower embellishments finish off her card beautifully."


" I like the bright colours and the little extras like the edging of the image in glitter"

Good Luck!

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Challenge 4



This is what Letraset had to say:

This card caught our eye due to its classic simplicity, which is difficult to pull off well.

If you would like to contact me here with your address, I will forward your prize!


Another fab prize to be won again this month.

Some beautiful work for any added inspiration by our talented design team below...

Just follow the sketch and let your creativity loose!

All entries this month need to be in by Monday 2nd November, finalists will be announced Tuesday 3rd and the winner will be announced along with a new challenge Wednesday 4th.

This month's prize includes: 1 A4 Letraset pad, Maroon, Magenta, Blossom, Lavender and Meadow Green.







Tuesday 6 October 2009

Challenge 3 Finalists

Hello everyone. Thank you for another fantastic selection of stunning challenge cards.

So many different styles and so inspirational.

We have had a great time looking through everyone's entries and here are our finalists

Here's who we have so far: ..Winner will be announced later today along with brand new challenge

Sally B x3 DT Votes

I love the simplicity of this and yet the quite technical way it has been coloured- beautiful."

"I love the colour combination and the rose backing paper, the touches of pink look beautiful. Edwin is coloured and shaded in well too"

" I like this card beacause of the little splashes of colour mixed with the various shades of grey. I think using predominantly grey is one of the hardest types of cards to pull off but this is beautiful"

" I have chosen this card for the lovely soft colour scheme and the great use of the pens. By using them to colour the image ribbon and backing paper"

Mervi x2 DT Votes

" The subject is so pretty-an old fashioned angel-very beautiful"
" A beautiful image coloured well. The colours match perfectly, and the embossing and distressing look really good. All finished with a gorgeous flower."

" I like it because of the texture and colour on the white backing paper, it really stands out"


" I really like Pinky's card as her colouring and her collage bacground is a really great idea"

Wednesday 9 September 2009

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 3

Hi everyone, today brings a brand new challenge to get your teeth into but first................

here is the winning challenge entry from last month, well done Kerttu!, it was a beautiful card and here is what Letraset had to say about it.

"This card was beautifully coloured. A lot of thought has gone into the use of colour in this card, we love the use of contrasting colours in the details to make the main image ‘pop’ from the busy background paper, yet sit comfortably in the overall design by choosing similar tones to blend in the large areas.

The more unusual elements incorporated into the design made this card stand out for us. Details such as the ribbon cutting into the front image and contrasts of the contemporary, clean image and ribbon against a more rustic string, and the textured/aged background design against the high modern font design made this card interesting and exciting. Well Done."

If you would like to email me you address here I will forward your prize onto you.

Onto this month's prize, another lovely collection of ProMarkers and pad, colours include:
Cocoa, Apricot, Orange, Gold & Satin and all which have been used by the DT in their challenge cards.
A big welcome to our newest members, Lisa and Anelma, lots of inspiration this month to keep you all busy!

All entries need to be in for Monday 5th October, finalists will be announced Tuesday 6th and announced along with a new challenge on the 7th.
Until then, let your creativity loose and direct us to your blogs.

Good Luck!!
..remember, you can use whatever coloured ProMarkers you have in your stash!