There is too much to post this morning! We have winners for the May challenge, new design team members and a new challenge for the month of June.
A big thank you to our sponsor for the month of May, Zoe from Make it Crafty generously donated a gift certificate to her store.
Our random winner of the Make it Crafty gift certificate is.....#71 Terry Bardal.
Please email me, Terry and I will connect you with Zoe so that you can order your new supplies.
We had a wonderful 75 entries in the Spring Flowers challenge. There were so many excellent ones to choose from. You all should be proud of your creations. However, the top THREE winners are.........
email entry - Barb G
Here is your badge ladies - display it proudly!
Now on to the new design team. We had many wonderful entries and it was fun to choose from such talented crafters. Anja and Shaz are remaining on the team and now we have new friends to create with. Let me introduce you to our new team mates:
My name is Anna-Karin and I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life, but papercrafting is the one that has totally captured my heart and mind. I have been making cards since 2002, when I got the idea of making my own Christmas cards. It turned out to be a brilliant idea and cardmaking has given me numerous hours of fun since then. I got my first stamp that same year and stamping is what I enjoy the most. My stamps are my absolute favorite tools and I love creating something using only white paper, stamps and ink. I love trying out new and old techniques, to experiment and try different products and tools.
Scenic stamping is probably my favourite type of stamping. It is so wonderful to be able to create my own natural environments and my head is full of scenes waiting to be stamped. I use Stampscapes, Sutter and sometimes also Beeswax stamps, also mixing in my other ‘non-scenic’ stamps into my scenes sometimes. I love all stamps, but if I had to choose, Stampscapes are my favourites. I was very happy when Kevin from Stampscapes published 6 of my scenes as idea cards.
After having posted my cards and layouts on Flickr and Two Peas for a long time, I started a blog last year, it’s a lot of fun. I try to make scenic stamping more known by regularly including it in my design team work, as well as at the Stamping Board at Two Peas in a Bucket, where I have been an active member for a long time now. My blog: www.layersofink.blogspot.com
Hi, my name is Nadia aka Dianascarlett. I am mother of two kids, son Alexey 6, daughter Victoria 4.
I have been married for 17 years. I was originally from Russia and now live in America since 1989.
I have been a crafter for about over 6 years now. I have two blogs, one is is Russian, one is in English.
Crafting is something I have always done in some form or another, but card making for about ten years. I am privileged to design and teach for companies here in the UK, as well as Animal Spirit Stamps in the States. I also run a couple of challenges including a monthly one for Penny Black. Although I love to dabble in all things crafty, inking and brayering remain my favorite techniques and are what I teach and demo. Because my mobility is poor, crafting fills a good amount of my time, although I do work part time in my husbands office.
I love working with floral and silhouette stamps and creating scenes. I have a good number of Stampscape stamps, Lavinia and Inkylicious to name a few. I was trilled when you started your challenge as I find every time I do a demo, it is a style of crafting so many clearly want to learn but lack confidence so the inspiration offered by your challenge fills that void perfectly. My blog: http://stamping-fantasies.blogspot.co.uk/
Ok, now to the part for which you have been waiting so patiently.
Our theme for June is Beach Scenes - a bit of sand and water. Please remember that this is a scenic blog and we are more interested in the scene than any of the cute characters. Your scene this month must include a beach with sand and water.
Here is what a few of the DT members came up with. We will have posts from our new DT members next week.
Our sponsor this month is Rubbernecker Stamps with Kittie Kits. Kittie was on our last design team and helped to arrange for this sponsorship. Please check out Kittie's great scenic kits and all the other wonderful images at Rubbernecker.
Please check the rules on the side bar or on the rules tab before posting. Have fun making your great beach scenes and I will be back next Sunday with more inspiration from our new design team.