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Challenges have changed from a Sunday to Monday

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Challenge 8 - Stamp Something

Afternoon everyone
Thanks to all the entrants in the last Challenge! We had some amazing creations form you all, you can find the Random.org winner and Top 3 here!

Firstly, before I tell you about the new challenge I have some sad news! The uber talented Fi is leaving us! She is moving on too BIGGER and BRIGHTER things! Wish you all the luck in the world honey! Going to be missed! As Fi is leaving us we're having a lil Design Team Call that you can find here!

Now we have another great wee Challenge for you all this fortnight

"STAMP SOMETHING"

That's it! No digital images allowed and anything you make must have some sort of hand stamping on it! As usual you can make enter anything into our challenges from cards to ATC's, Scrap page layouts to altered items! As long as your item has stamp and ink!

We have 2 yes TWO fab sponsors this time for you all!!
Firstly


Papermaze is a small, family mail order business based on a farm in rural Suffolk.
I have been making cards for years, cross-stitched ones at first until a friend introduced me to rubber stamping. Paper has always been my passion and would be the first thing I looked for in craft shops in my continuing search for something different. This led me to discover scrapbooking, so now I'm hooked on that too!

The idea for the website was born after the birth of our third child, and a desire to do something different from teaching, that would enable me to work from home. After months of research, we went live in October 2003.

We pride ourselves on our fast and friendly service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about our site.

You can win your self a wee £10 voucher for their amazing shop!

And secondly



We are a small Scottish company dedicated to bringing you the cutest of stamps for all your card making needs! We are the sole online retailers for Sugar Nellie Stamps - with new designs being premiered regularly!
We are also adding many more brands of stamps to our catalogue for all you stamp addicts!
We can be contacted Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning's on 01343 548864 or by e-mailing info@funkykits.co.uk
Come and visit our store in Elgin - Papercrafts Boutique for inspiration and info on crops, classes and local events.

You can win your own wee CHOICE of stamp from all their Sugar!

How GOOD is that?? Amazing prizes for two lucky winners!

Here's some creations from the Dt to inspire you all






Kendra


Lynne




Using Vintage Baby 







Sentiment labels









Aren't these fab!
My wee team have made some fantastic Creations, if I do say so myself!

Now remember you have 2 weeks to enter the Challenge and all you GOT to do is Stamp Something! Just enter your name in the Linky Thingy below!

And Remember we have a Design Team Call going if any if your interested! Check here for details to be in with a chance of joining us!

Hugs Dream Valley xxx


Winners Challenge 7

Good Morning everyone

Hope all is well, firstly sorry to anyone that had problems with blogger last week and was unable to enter! Seems blogger was playing up everywhere!!

But the good news is we have a fab wee winner, choosen my Random.org


Well done!! If you email me at dreamvalley@sky.com I will get your prize sorted out!
Also you can take the wee badge for you blog!

and our lucky


No. 70 - Carolyn
No. 83 - Deb.x
No. 135 - Sara

Well done girls, take our wee badge to add on your wee blog!!

Thanks to everyone that entered, over 300 entries wow! Pop back later for our next Challenge!!

Hugs Dream Valley xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Design Team Call

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Hi all
I have some fab news for all your followers out there!

Dream Valley Challenges is HAVING a Design Team call!
Yip that's right, we want YOU! Go on put your name down in the Linky thingy and see what happens


Dt details
  • MUST HAVE  A BLOG
  • Make make a creation every fortnight follow our themes
  • Be able to comment on your share of entrants
  • Use any material we are given from a Sponsor
  • Help spread the word about Dream Valley Challenges

Submission Details
  • Just add your name and blog link to the Linky thing below
  • Or if you prefer email us 
All emails to dreamvalley@sky.com

The design team call will end on June 10th and the new design team contacted before the announcement here on the blog  the Sunday 12th.  Please email us if you have any questions and we will answer them as soon as possible.

Good luck to everyone!
Hugs Dream Valley xxx



Sunday, 15 May 2011

Challenge 7 - "Dig out the Old to use with the New!!"

Happy Sunday everyone

Wow wow wow!! Thanks you to all our fab new followers and also a staggering 300+ people that entered our lil challenge last time! Cant believe there was so many, its was so hard to pick our Top 3 but if you scroll down to the last post you'll find our them and our Winner!

This week we have a wee bit of a Challenge twist for you all!

"DIG OUT THE OLD TO USE WITH THE NEW"

We wanna see you use something NEW from your stash plus OLD stash too! So that could be some new papers with an old stamp or even just some old stuff recycled with a new scrap layout! Easy!!

As always you can enter anything you like, doesn't have to just be a card! We wanna see scrap layouts, jewellery, altered items, anything goes as long as it follows the theme!

This fortnight we have another fab wee Sponsor for you all


Digi’s With Attitude! is a Digital Stamp Company that brings Sass & Attitude to your stamping projects!
Meet the newest Attitude’s in town!
’Grumpy Gretchen’ is a sure beauty with sexy curves and very unique facial features.
Her hairstyles constantly change, as does her clothing and element she is in.
She is sassy and isn't afraid to show it! Everyone loves Grumpy Gretchen. We know you will too!
You can now meet the new Animals With Attitude! too! They are in the store and ready for you to adopt them.
All images are 300 dpi and come in both JPEG & PNG instant downloads

And the fab Prize
 $10.00 Canadian dollars to spend in their shop


Sound good?? Check out the Dt's fab creations for some inspiration to get you crafting


New image and old card plus some antique buttons

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I used 'Disco Tween' with NEW (to me) Nitwits papers, newish pink lace, old flower punch and gems, and a middle-aged (ie Christmas-time) Papermania template.

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I used a NEW gold charm from a high street shop and OLD wooden and gold beads that I've had for ages.

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I used new copics on the trousers, new image and sentiment (both from DWA), and old paper, ribbon and card blank

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New image and pearls, old paper and ribbon

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I used a NEW image and OLD papers, brads and gardening string!

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New image and VERY old DP!

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Old papers (DCWV Pocket full of Posies), Nestabilities, Buttons and Flowers, New image (Digis With Attitude) coloured with Promarkers (new to me cos I don't have any but a very kind friend let me have a play with hers).

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Old papers, ribbons, glass beads and Oldish Martha Stewart border punch with New Digi's Disco Tween image coloured with my lovely promarkers and new Marianne rose die

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I hope you will join us this week and dig out some old stash to mix with your new stuff! Just enter your name in the Linky below to play along!

Hugs Dream Valley
xxxxx




Winners Challenge 6

Good Morning everyone

Hope all is well, firstly sorry to anyone that had problems with blogger last week and was unable to enter! Seems blogger was playing up everywhere!!

But the good news is we have a fab wee winner, choosen my Random.org


Well done!! If you email me at dreamvalley@sky.com I will get your prize sorted out!
Also you can take the wee badge for you blog!

and our lucky



Well done girls, take our wee badge to add on your wee blog!!

Thanks to everyone that entered, over 300 entries wow! Pop back later for our next Challenge!!

Hugs Dream Valley xxx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Challenge 6 - Flowers

Afternoon everyone

Hope you have all been having a fab Holiday weekend so far?? Did you see the Royal Wedding?? Wasn't she just stunning, the Perfect princess!

Anyways, enough of me! Thanks again to everyone that entered our Easter Challenge, if you scroll down you will find the winner and our Top 3!

Before we get to the Challenge I would like to just point out our Rules!! We still have a few people not following and there far are not able to enter our win our Challenge!!

Rules
  1. This is a fortnightly Challenge posted every other Sunday
  2. You must have a blog of some kind to be able to enter our Challenges
  3. You can make anything you like (scrap book pages, note books , bookmarks, boxes, cards, 3D items the possibilities are endless) as long as it follows the theme. You can combine it with as many other Challenges as you like the choice is yours but only 3 entries per Challenge!!
  4. YOU MUST mention Dream Valley Challenges somewhere in your post to be eligible for a entry into the challenge! Otherwise we'll never know if its for us or not!
  5. No back linking please!
  6. The winners are chosen at random and are final! If we do not hear back form the winner by the following Saturday a new Winner will be drawn!!
  7. If possible can you turn off your word verification so our DT can save time when leaving you all wee comments We aim to comment on everyones creations but we will not leave any comment on projects that requires us to sign into a separate account! This does not effect the over all winner but we will not be able to leave you any comments!
Again if you don't follow our rules you cant Play!! Sorry!!

Now enough of that, time for the Challenge!
We have another easy but fun Challenge for you all to play along with

"FLOWERS"

Now remember you can make anything for our challenge, it doesn't have to just be a card or a scrappage! You could make something 3D or even some kind of altered art! Anything goes as long as there is Flowers!

As its the beginning of the month, we have our fan monthly Sponsor


At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

Prize - £10.00 voucher for their store

Now on to the fab Dt's creations to give you some inspiration























Hope you will join us this fortnight and get crafty with flowers!
Just add your name and link in the Mr Linky thingy below

Hugs Dream Valley xxx




Winners - Challenge 5

Good Morning and Happy May Day everyone

Thank you to everyone that entered our "Easter" Challenge! Over 100 entries again! Thanks for following our wee challenges and playing along! There can only be one winner of our fab prize tho

The lucky Random.org winner of the challenge is


No.88
That's you Denise aka The Crafty Den

Well done!! If you email me your details to dreamvalley@sky.com I will get your wee prize organised for you!
Remember you can take the wee badge for you blog!

and our lucky

Well done girls, take our wee badge to add on your wee blog!
Hope you will join in with this weeks new Challenge!!

Hugs Dream Valley xxx