20 February 2016

Week 264 Theme and Birthday Winners

At last here are the winners of the prizes from our birthday celebration week!
We have four sponsors and four prizes and so without further ado here are the four lucky winners!

Well done everyone, if you will contact us with your details we'll pass them on to
the respective sponsors!
There's also a Winner's badge for you at the page at the top!

Very many thanks to all our wonderful sponsors too!

Now on to this week and we have 
for you



When making some Thank you cards for a charity, I embossed the front of one card on the wrong side so cut it off to re-use, so here it is as the front panel of this card. The embossing folder is from Hobby Solutions. The butterfly is cut from some smooshed card with a die from All Occasions. The sentiment is from Penny Black.


This one uses texture paste through a leaf stencil from STAMPlorations
then sprinkled with Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted
with the 'Happy' heat embossed onto vellum and the matching die used for
'Anniversary' The sequins are by Lucy Abrams.


My starting point for texture here was the rather hairy twine that the bird is perched on!  I added some embossing to the background and also to the bird's wing.  SU bird punch, Mama Elephant sentiment.

We have been delighted to see that many of you have been visiting fellow contributors blogs to leave a friendly comment, and as ever we have been delighted to receive visits from you at our personal blogs too.

Very many thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in joining our Design Team, we will be deliberating and letting you know our choices very soon!



  1. Oh wow...I'm a lucky winner - what a lovely surprise!
    Thanks so much & congratulations to the other winners!
    Love this week's theme and gorgeous DT samples!
    Helen x

  2. Many congratulations to Julie, Birgit, Rahmat and Helen! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and a real inspiration. Well done all! And what lovely DT cards for this week's theme. Thank you DT ladies!

  3. Congratulations to the winners of the birthday week and love the inspiration for the new challenge too. x

  4. WOW! I am so stoked!!! I cannot believe I am one of the winners, the gallery was full of awesome cards. Thank you so much, and many congrats to Julie, Birgit, and Helen. Love this weeks theme, and great inspiration by the DT.

  5. Congrats to the lucky winners and beautiful DT cards yet again, Jo x

  6. wonderful dt makes. I'm still pondering on mine, one version would require another trip to the craftshop, but it's way too wet outside today ;-)

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  8. Congrats to the winners! Lovely cards for this week's challenge.

  9. A little bit late because I was too busy to make cards. But not too late :-). Great challenge again. Have a nice day, Ankie

  10. Congratulations to the winners. Great inspiration by the Design Team and thank You for a fun Challenge. Barbxx

  11. Thanks for sharing it. I am also going to throw a grand party on my fiancĂ©’s birthday. I am doing all arrangements of my own and just made a list of venue NYC to book. I’ll visit there tomorrow to book one of them.



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