Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.3 ….and previous winners

Another fab selection of projects again this past month.. thank you to everyone who joined in.  So are all you Bug fans excited about the new store that is coming?, I can’t wait to see it up and running.    From the sneaky peeks I have seen, it’s gonna be awesome.

Big thank you to Jodi who is our sponsor for this fun new monthly challenge dedicated to all things Bugaboo Stamps.

Before I get to  the winner from Challenge No.2 and .. an alternate winner for No.1 which was not claimed…I wanted to thank the DT ladies for another fabulous set of projects for this new challenge.

DeeScraps

Merrie

NanaDonna

MsWipz









WINNERS !!! WINNERS !!!! WINNER !!!!   You have till  April 14th to claim. Please contact me at MsWipz to claim

 

 

Alternate winner for unclaimed No.1 challenge is

Winner for No.2 Challenge is

Thank you for all the fabulous entries…. looking forward to another  bunch of fab projects this month.

Here are the rules.

 

  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can  make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use –  see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ).  Unclaimed prizes will  be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified.  ie : you win January..  winners picked on  Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the  bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!!  that’s what it’s all about.. right?

February 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

What fab entries we had last month; so many wonderful projects, thank you to everyone who joined in.  And of course a huge big Thank You to our January sponsor, KennyK Stamps.  Of course you all want to know…. who won the Digis.. right?

The Winner, chosen by random.org who gets their choice of 3 digis from the KennyK Stamps Store is…..
EDIT ***UNCLAIMED  –  New winner will be announced in March challenge post***

Talking of joining in… we have a new DT, please welcome Ms Merrie Jones who will be joining us for this Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and also our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge. As always we also have the usual crew….NanaDonna, DeeScraps and yours truly, MsWipz.

Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button

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Digital Stamps Store

Cute As A Button Facebook Group

“Cute As A Button Challenge”

 

and here are our fun makes with this months DT image picks.  Please hop over and check out the projects and leave some love for the girls .. and me … I want to be loved….I’m cute AND adorable.. my husband says so …

OK, ok so maybe adorable is pushing it a bit.. but heh… every family needs a black sheep… right  🙂  BAAAAAaaa

Merrie

NanaDonna

DeeScraps

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE We will have  One random winner  who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB


Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy…..

Ok..are you ready for this one? LOL.

I am a creature of moods and I already  kinda jumped the gun a few weeks ago and got over zealous and posted what ‘should’ have been my DT project. I  liked it so much I couldn’t wait to share, which is great.. except that left me needing to do a second project.  I was desperately trying to come up with  something I really wanted to do and of course ….I got sidetracked coloring Roosters and cutting cut files and all that other fun stuff… like you do LOL

So here I am, or was ….  half a day left to pull off a Project… and my lil guy wanted to go out. So off we went to Michaels and then Toys R Us and while I was there I picked up some stamps for him and some bits n bobs for me ….INCLUDING  something I had wanted to try for ages.

I had been wanting to make a Chipboard project and I found this great 2 pack of Chipboard albums for just $4.99 ..it was perfect. Well except I only had a few hours to actually pull it off lol.  So my apologies for the late showing… but I hope it’s worth it and you at least enjoy this crazy tangent head post.

Because I am not just going to show you  the project…

I’m going to share with you some of the origins of what inspired me to make it.  If you are British, some of it may be familiar… if you aren’t .. maybe you will learn something new.

Ok.. so here it is , this is the front cover of my ‘Album’  and I chose the smaller of the two Chipboard kits which measures approx 7×6.5.  My image this month is called Girlz – wiggle the bait

I covered it with a foiled ‘fish scale’ sheet from a DCWV I won called Coastal It has some fab papers in it..in fact I used  one of them in that other project too.

I  used Elizabeth Designs double side adhesive to attach it to the chipboard… just for speed since I have a 6 inch wide roll of it sitting here staring at me lol.I cut the paper slight over sized and used a punch to make matching holes to the chipboard.  popped it on .. smoothed it out and  tucked in the edges.. then I lined it with a matching sheet of Recollections 65lb card.

Image was cut on the Cricut and colored with Chameleon Pens… I used Zig Photo Tape to adhere all of the fishing themed  die cuts  from the Gina Marie Dies “Gone Fishing” set and the net is from the Gina Marie Lacey Lattice die set

What it  actually will be when I get the contents pages done….is a Recipe book…. for Fish. I have a friend who’s husband fishes… when he isn’t falling off  2 foot high walls and breaking bones that is… yes seriously he broke his pelvis fishing a few  years ago by falling off a two foot wall.  We jokingly refer to him as the $6 man, he has been rebuilt ..almost from scratch these past few years.

…and my friend…. well she loves to cook..and pin recipes and post them all over my Facebook feed at 3 am and gives me the munchies.. so I am dedicating this project to those two.  I left the top space blank as it will be personalized ..so for privacy reasons… I will add that later  🙂

The lyrics on the front of the book read:

Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.

These were the lyrics for a show back in the 70’s  when I was growing up in the Northern part of the UK. It was called When the Boat comes in and starred James Bolam, a very well reknowned British actor who has starred in a bunch of great Tv series.  It was a period drama series set in post-World War I northeast England…and I grew up watching this.  I lived on the North East coast till I was about 8 years old, so  I have fond memories of the coast and all the small fishing villages… and the smell of Kippers smoking.

How I miss those Geordie tones!

anywho… this was the inspiration for my theme.

The inside pages where the recipes and such like will be is made of  the same 65lb card stock as the inside liner, in various hues of blue.   I’ll be adding in little fun facts, quotes and images and such to the pages as well as room to write, or stick recipes.  It’s kind of like a journal… but for recipes…with some fun facts and images thrown in.

So there you have it.. a Fun Fish filled Recipe book  with a touch of British Nostalgia thrown in.

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

NEW ! Bugaboo Crafty Challenge starts this month

We have a new Challenge starting this month in addition to the two current challenges… so all of you Bugaboo fans will love this one.

This one is just for ….YOU

EVERY month the prize is Bugaboo Stamps
EVERY month you get to show off your Bugaboo creations
EVERY month you get to see our Bugaboo creations

It’s all about the Bug! ….so get your printer running and lets get ready to Bug out!

Big Shout out to the DT team… NanaDonna, DeeScraps and the new kid on the block.. our Virgin Blogger… Merrie.  Thank you ladies !!!

January 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and December winner

We are kicking off the new year with  the fabulous KennyK.. so  grab your hangover cure and let’s see you Rock in the New Year.

ok Quick update to the rules.. winners have till the 15th of each month to claim,  that is midnight on the 14th Texas time..otherwise an alternate winner will be picked.  I really want you guys to claim your prizes, so I am extending the prize claim window.

And talking of winners… We have one. the winner of the last challenge picked by Random.org is….

17. J. Atterbury Creations

Congratulations, Please contact me to claim your prize and let me know what you have chosen:)

We’re doing something a little different this month on the DT team…. we have 3 projects for you ..AND  4 mystery projects that will be released during the month, so be sure to check back and see what they are.

NanaDonna

MsWipz

DeeVee

 

Mswipz

NanaDonna

MsWipz

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s to a fabulous year of Crafting!

PRIZE:  One random winner will win 3 digi stamps of the Winner’s choice from the KennyK shop

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

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Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE.

Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’ to teenage girls with attitude,skateboard boyssteampunkmensportssuperheroesmusic… and for those who enjoy a little spice in their crafting, KennyK Stamps is the #1 Shop in the World for Sexy Stamps!

Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps!  Click to follow KennyK Stamps on Facebook and also join their awesome new Facebook Fan Group, “Club KennyK!

Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie & Christmas Sale info

Haha ..if Stella was an animal….THIS would be Stella  LOL. I love this crabby Kitty, it reminds me of my old girl Roxxy… damned but she is the grumpiest cat I have ever owned .. lol.  this is the new Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps… grabbed mine as soon as I saw it.

bug_crabbycatxmasIf you like Crabby Kitties, check out the other Crabby Cat stamps while you are there.. perfect timing to grab up some stamps with this fab 50% sale going on too. Here’s a peek at a couple more of the  Crabby Cat line.

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bug_xmassale..and here’s another piece of news for all you Bugaboo Stamp fans…. starting in January, there will be a NEW monthly challenge on the blog JUST for Bugaboo Stamp Projects.  So if you love your Bugaboo Stamps and you want to show off your projects and get  a chance to win even MORE Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to Subscribe to the blog, or add me or follow me on twitter, google+ or Facebook so you don’t miss this new Challenge announcement.
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I am happy to say I have my lovely ladies from the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge NanaDonna and DeeVee joining me again as DT…..AND

….. we have a new DT member.  She’s not new to us…. just new to the DT team, our  long time friend and Message Board cohort.. Merrie Jones will be joining the Bugaboo Challenge Team ..WOO HOOO.

So ladies and gents.. grab your Freebies and let’s get ready to fill 2017 with some fab Bugaboo Stamps Projects.

November 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & October Winner

crafty_awesomeWelcome to another Crafty Awesomeness Challenge… let’s jump straight in with the winner for  the October Challenge…  the winner of a Sasayaki Glitter image is….

33. Dorothy: S

Congratulations Dorothy, please email me to claim your prize. Big thank you to Naz from Sasayaki Glitter for  being our October Sponsor and  for providing the fab images for the DT team last month.. we had a lot of fun with those.

This month our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps…. who have very kindly offered up a fab prize for one lucky winner.

PRIZE:

This month our random winner will  get 7 ..yes SEVEN  digital stamps from the Bugaboo store.  AND … if the  winner  used a Bugaboo stamp as the main image on their project, I will personally throw in another 3 stamps.  It is afterall.. time to be Thank full… right? …so this is my way of thanking you all for taking part. 

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HOWEVER.. if the random winner didn’t use a Bugaboo stamp .. My girls and I will pick a (one) winner from all entries using a bugaboo stamp  this month and they will get the extra 3 stamps instead.

And so here we are,  right in the middle of some fab holidays.. Halloween just came and went and just around the corner Thanksgiving and then Christmas..are you all ready to gain a few pounds ??… I know I am.

One thing I have never been able to give up is a good old British Christmas dinner, luckily hubby loves Yorkshire Pudding and gravy and all that goodness too.  Although I can’t seem to convince him that roast potatoes are frickin awesome lol. I do try and incorporate  a few of the dishes he is used to as well… like sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.

Since his job means we rarely get Thanksgiving as a family.. we tend to make the most of Christmas dinner.  And  that means TURKEY !!!  Well it does now we stopped going to the big family get togethers haha .. oh the sacrafice!

So of course  the DT projects have to be  Holiday inspired.. so  enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

 


October 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & September Winner

crafty_awesomeHOLY COW BELLS….  I can’t even begin to express how happy I am/was to see sooo many fabulous entries last month.  I am soo glad I didn’t have to pick a winner out of all of those gorgeous projects.    But a winner  we do have.. thank you Random.org for saving me from this momentous task.  To everyone who entered and didn’t win, commiserations, but I hope you will come back and try again each month.

I got caught up with looking fro a place to live, so  please forgive me for the lack of comments on everyone’s projects… but I shall be going  in and checking them all out next week as there were so many fab projects I need to take a closer look at.

First off, a huge thank you too Bloobel Stamps, Keep up the fab work Lisa, loving all the new images.  If you haven’t visited Lisa’s store and creative blog yet, go take a look see what she is up to.

Sooo.. winner .. who did Random.org pick  to recieve a $10 Bloobel Gift Cert….??

Our September winner is

…..   another unclaimed  prize.. re-pick coming :/

Ok now onto business
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This month our Crafty Awesomeness sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter, thank you Naz for  the fab images for the DT girlz to play with.

PRIZE: One random winner will receive 1(one) Digistamp from the Sasayaki Store.  As always we would love to see you enter projects using sponsored images, but it’s not required to enter.

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by.

….and last but not least…. some fun cards for Inspiration from our Crafty Awesome Girlz featuring some fun Sasayaki glitter images. Go check them out 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the Craftiness Commence!!!


September 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge

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Ok… lets roll out some winners for the August  Challenge….and July too.  Our July winner failed to claim …so we have a re-pick  🙂  Please be sure to claim your prizes, winners are announced at the start of each new challenge on the 1st of every month and winners have 48 hours to claim by sending me an email  at MsWipz

 

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The  new July Winner who will receive 3 digis of their choice from Cute As A Button is.

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17. Cicci Vid Pennan

 

Thanks to Francesca of Cute As A Button for patiently waiting for a new winner  🙂

 

 

 

 

Onto Our August Winners  there were two prizes up for grabs and they are:

 

Power Poppy Super Pack: 5 digis of choice to one winner chosen by the CraftingCircle DT team is:

30. Sue Pxxx

30. Sue Pxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Poppy Mini Pack: 3 digis of choice – winner to be picked by a random generator

7. Nicky G

7. Nicky G

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big shout out and thank you to Marcella at Power Poppy for  the fantastic images  and prizes.

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and of course it wouldn’t be a challenge without some fun inspiration from the Ladies.  oh … wait.. did I forget to tell you who the sponsor was.   Have a wild guess…. LOL

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I am sure I don’t need to tell most of you, this month’s sponsor is none other than our  favorite Queen of Quirky, Lisa Bloobel from Bloobel Stamps.  Be sure to check out the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group and  the fab new challenge “Creative Design Laboratory” over on the blog.

If you like challenges and fancy something a bit different from the norm….you have to check this out.  You have a chance to become the  “Creative Expert”, or a “Blogger Expert” for the following month as well as pick up free digis.  It truly is a community challenge and a fab concept.

PRIZE: Up for grabs is a $10 gift cert for one random winner to the Bloobel Store, so get your entries in below. Looking forward to another batch of fab projects  🙂

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by 🙂

Let the Craftiness Commence!!!


August 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge

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Welcome to our August 2016 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge –  lets kick off with some winner news!!

Last month the challenge was sponsored by Cute As A Button,  our Day 15 Spotlight Series Guest.  Thank you Francesca for sponsoring our July Crafty Awesomeness Prize Challenge.

JULY CHALLENGE WINNER who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB is…

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 Unclaimed prize:

A new winner will be picked and announced on the September 1st Challenge and posted along with the August Challenge winners.  

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.. August Challenge as always, is anything goes with a colored image.   I see we had a few entries last month that didn’t meet the requirements, but heh…. was still awesome to see your cards…. you just aren’t eligible for the random draw to win prizes is all.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Marcella from Power Poppy.   If you missed her Spotlight Series Q&A you should go check it out  while you are here 🙂  Power Poppy are sponsoring two prizes this month… so get your entries in ladies..and gents 🙂

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  • Power Poppy Super Pack: 5 digis of choice to one winner chosen by the CraftingCircle DT team
  • Power Poppy Mini Pack: 3 digis of choice – winner to be picked by a random generator

and of course… we have our DT inspirational pieces for your pleasure.  These images were kindly provided by Power Poppy and boy did we have fun. What I love about this DT is that not only have we become great friends over the years, we are all so different in style… it makes for a fab team of 3…possibly 4 in the future?

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Dee Vee

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MsWipz

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NanaDonna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by 🙂

Let the Craftiness Commence!!!

 


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