Sunday, 28 February 2016


Good morning crafty friends and welcome to a brand new challenge!! As ever it's a nice easy theme for you:
Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
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Before we check out our DT's beautiful projects it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from Challenge 3. Our lucky winner, chosen by is:
Congratulations, email us (details in sidebar) with your snail mail details and quote your winners code (PPWK00301) and we'll get your goodies winging their way to you ASAP!!

We had so many gorgeous projects choosing the Top 3 was no easy task for our DT but the votes are in and this time around Top 3 honours go to:
9. Samantha Wade(it must be your lucky week!!)

Let's see what the DT have been up to this time around:

Yvonne - Stampbord, Panpastels and a beautiful corset!   This is a very simple project but very effective.  I adore collage stamps and find it so useful to take out pretty sections to hilight and Stampbord is perfect for this use.  More pics on my blog if you have time to pop over.

Terry, I have made a notebook. I just love to alter my projects, so this time I chose for a Notebook. It makes such a nice present for someone to give to. I worked on the background with Gesso, Light Modelling Paste and a Rose stencil.
I waited for it to be dry and colored it with the White Coarse PanPastel and White and Purple colours PanPastels. The top layer was painted with Iridescent Paste. Than I decided to put a vintage image of a cute girl on it and decorated it with roses and flowers. The flowers were worked on with Glossy Accents to give it a icy look. Last but not least I placed some lace around the Notebook.

The products that I worked with are:

Tracy Scott - acrylics and PanPastels combined to create another fantastically colourful 'crazy town'
I just can't get enough of these collaged pieces at the moment, using up all my scraps, odds and ends and off cuts. The fabulous colours of the PanPastels, magenta, turquoise, red and lime green always add just the right finishing touch...
Claire C I've had lots of fun using my PanPastels to alter this MDF Toadstool House. You can't see too well on the pic but I've used Pearlescent Red and lots of both the fine and coarse White Pearlescent PanPastel mediums on this one so in real life it's super sparkly!!

Gorgeous makes girls!! We can't wait to see your projects for this challenge. Just link them up below, 
We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  13th March and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 27th March!
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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Challenge 4 Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends, its time for a new challenge and cos we're such a kind bunch of crafters we're keeping it nice and easy with a theme of 

Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

as always you have two weeks to enter and our lucky winner, chosen by will receive some gorgeous crafty goodies from our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands! You don't have to use our products to enter but we love it when you do :-)

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We're even being kind to our lovely DT girls too as we've decided to post every two weeks to give them chance to work their creative magic, we don't want to wear them out lol.

Let's see what they've created this week

Claire C I've used lots of lovely pastel PanPastels (don't try saying that when you've had a drink lol) to create this project. I love the PanPastel tints, they are perfect for Spring projects

I've coloured the MDF fence and bike with my PanPastels , an easy way to create grass in the background is to use one of the Sofft Sponge Applicators and apply the PanPastel using the edge of the applicator. Start at the bottom and flick upwards to a  create quick and easy grassy background. I've also used my Pans to add a little colour to the stamped image, they are so quick to use. I've dusted the flowers with some of the White Pearl medium for a little sparkle but it doesn't show up too well in the pic.

Tracy Scott - morning all. I'm really enjoying just playing and experimenting with my PanPastels at the moment...

For this journal page I used a mix of collage elements, acrylic paints and my PanPastels, I tried something a little different this time and used a little of the PanPastel dust with a wet paintbrush and applied it more like a paint.. I'm thrilled with the results and am definately going to be experimenting more with this newly found technique xxx


Don't forget we'll be posting every 2 weeks from now on so the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge will be announced on Sunday 28th February

We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:

1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  27th February  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 13th March!

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Inspiration and winners announcement

Good morning crafty friends we're back with lots of inspiration for you again this week. If you're here to add your entry to the current 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge just click here to go to the linky. We've got some fab goodies lined up for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors

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 As always our DT have been working their magic and have created some awesome projects but before we check them out its time to announce the winner and Top 3 from challenge 2. A massive thank you to everyone who played along, we had some stunning entries!!

The lucky winner, as chosen by is

Congratulations!! Email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code (which is PPRW2001) and we'll have your prize winging its way to you ASAP.

Now this time around top 3 honours go to:

Congratulations ladies, your projects were fab-u-lous!! Don't forget to pick up your Top 3 badges for your blogs.

Time to have a peek at the DT's inspiration for you, they've been busy bees again this week...

Tracy Scott - Hi there everyone, great to be here today with you lots of you out there I'm looooving to while away my time colouring in, it's just so relaxing and satisfying....
So this week I decided to make a card and coloured my image with a mix of PanPastels and coloured pencils....

The pans worked fabulously on the white card that I stamped my bird onto but also look amazing added directly to the Kraft card...

I coloured everything with the PanPastels first, I used a small applicator tool for the bird and also a fine dry paintbrush for detail and then used a larger sponge applicator to add my colours to the card itself. I went in afterwords with some coloured pencils in corresponding colours and added some finer detail...

To finish off I added my quote in black gel pen which writes perfectly over the PanPastels. Hope you love as much as I do, give it a try xxx

Yvonne - I had a real need to use Stampbord this week along with my PanPastels.  I decided to make a necklace but this piece could be used as a keyring, bag charm etc. This stamp is a much larger collage style and I do have to admit that when I stamped a small section on my Stampbord it was a sheer happy accident that "Destination" appeared perfectly at the bottom.  You can bet your bottom dollar that if I've planned that it wouldn't have worked first time!!!  I added a little charm and pearl to add a bit of luxury.  It would be lovely if you could pop along to my blog and let me know what you think. xxx

Claire C I've used my PanPastels to alter this box which came filled with lovely perfume and goodies for Christmas. It seemed a shame to throw it away so I've transformed it to create a memory box.

I've added lots of stencilling and distressing to my memory box, I love Pans for distressing as they're so much more forgiving than inks.

I love the rich metallic Pans, I've used Rich gold and Copper on my project, applying them over versamark really gives them loads of richness and depth

Terry: I have had fun making a Bottle Label ...First I made a Bottle Label out of the Template Polyester Bottle Label. I was simply drawing around the template and made my own Wine Label out of it. Don't worry if your pencil hits the template because it is very durable and can be whiped clean in a few seconds. Than I colored the background with the Red Iron Oxide PanPastel. When it was all dried up, I played with the Light Modelling Paste on the stencil that gave me a background of roses. On top I used the Chicken Wire.

Than I played with another layer of White Coarse PanPastel to give it a shine....and to top that off a few brushes of Iridescent Paste to seal the background. I decorated the Bottle Label with a Vintage Image of a adorable little girl. It is allmost like she is saying Cherish your luckily I had the sentiment and did not hessitate to use it. Around the Cute girl I placed some lace with pearls and also on the top and bottom. Underneith the image I placed some Roses that were worked on with Iridescent Paste and Crackle Accents, this way it looks like the roses are made out of least I think last but not least I used some butterflies from DD and placed them on some roses and on top of my Project.

Some of the products that I used are:


Thanks for visiting, hopefully we've inspired you to enter our 
Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes challenge, just click here to go to the link.

We'll be back next week with another fun challenge