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Saturday 14 February 2015

# 30 - Pretty in Pink

Welcome back to the 
'Fantasy Stampers Challenge'.

Just a reminder if you are new to our challenge - 
your project doesn't have to be 
of a 'Fantasy' nature.

First of all, 'Thank You' to those of you that joined us for our last challenge 'PS. I Love You' - we had some really pretty romantic entries. Please don't forget to pop back tomorrow to check out our 'Winner's Post'.

So, onto the important news - as a result of our Design Team Call I would like to introduce you to our two brand new team members.

First up, please welcome Helen who you might recognize as one of our previous guest designers ...

I've been a card maker for many years and particularly enjoy stamping. I'm lucky enough to be part of the design team for Little Claire, Pink Gem, Inky Impressions, Imagine That Digis by Kris, Buckwell Craft Supplies and Card Creations Plus as well as several challenge blogs. For the past two years I've worked for Abbeyfield, which is a charity providing care for the elderly. I'm an Activities Co-ordinator covering a care home and two sheltered houses.

Second up, please welcome Jackie ...

I live in south Hampshire just outside Southampton and am married to Keith who is a very patient man – he needs to be. We have one grown up daughter who lives in Winchester and I work part- time in a school supporting visually impaired pupils. 

I have crafted one way or another for a long time. I can remember as a child making paper lanterns to decorate my room at Christmas. Along the way I have tried many crafts like knitting, rug making, patch work, macramé, crotchet and dress making. About eight years ago I started to notice that some people were making handmade cards, especially at Christmas, and I decided to give this a go myself. Since then I haven’t looked back and the house is now full of my crafty stash. I am permanently on a mission to try and organise all my bits and pieces. My crafting is done on the dining room table and my very understanding husband, who often has to eat somewhere else so I can complete a project, doesn't complain.  I would like to say that doesn't happen often, but it does.

Stamping and die-cutting are a passion and I have many stamps and dies.  Just recently I have applied my card making skills to scrap booking some of our memorable moments it is a wonderful way to treasure a memory. I have also had a go at a few home décor pieces so you may see these some of these in the future. It is amazing how many uses you can find for stamps.

I started blogging a year ago and I am so pleased that I did it has meant that I can easily join in with challenges that are set (and there are lots of them). I find that challenges help me to develop my skills and help me to think about things in a different way. I am so pleased to be joining the Design Team here - I think it will be lots of fun.

Happy Crafting,  Jackie

Just to let you know we are also always on the lookout for Guest Designers to join us for our 'Midway Motivation' posts on the alternate Saturdays to the challenge.  This opportunity will require you to make two projects on two different themes and would give you the chance to experience being on a design team, without all the extra commitment.  If you are interested in being a 'Guest Designer' please add GDT after your entry below.

So, here we go with Challenge No.30 - our theme for the next two weeks is ...

So, I know this is one of my favourite colours to craft with - I hope it's yours too.

BUT please remember, we are a stamping challenge so your project MUST include stamping and please state clearly which stamp/stamps you used in your blog post (no digital images please)

Here's what the Design Team made for your inspiration ...

Stamp - LOTV 'My Favourite Friends'

Stamp - Stamplorations 'Bloom Sketches'

Stamp - 'Viva Decor Rose' and 'Clarity Stamp' sentiment

Stamp - Little Claire 'Daisy Bunting'

Stamp - Woodware 'Grasses'

Stamp - Clarity Stamp 'Lily'

Beautiful work from the DT - thank you ladies.

Now it's over to you - to submit your entry just click on the little blue button below and remember to link your entry back to our blog. We will be around to visit your blogs over the next fortnight and I will be back with details of our next challenge on the 28th February.

Wishing you all lots of luck,
Big hugz, Jan xx


  1. Beautiful DT work, welcome and congrats to the GDT's xxx

  2. Gorgeous creations from the Design Team

  3. Super selection of designs from the DT - my favourite colour is pink - great choice!!

  4. Great inspiration from the DT a fab selection of cards..x


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