Sunday, 24 September 2017

Challenge 1 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes!

Good morning and a big warm welcome to our new challenge, our very first challenge sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles!!
Polkadoodles Ltd

The challenge will run monthly (think one runs til the end of October) so you've got plenty of time to play along and you can use any products to enter!
There are a few more exciting changes too as we'll be having monthly tutorials from the DT, some awesome Guest Designers and  best of all ...... amazing prizes!!!
We often think about supercute images and gorgeous digital downloads when we think of Polkadoodles but the lovely Nikky Hall has a lot more up her sleeve that that.

Have you seen the beautiful range of stamps, dies and papers that you can find at Polkadoodles???

We didn't want to change everything though so we're sticking with the theme of
Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
prize: Sponsored by Polkadoodles you can win these fab goodies!...
a big A5 clear stamp set and a 6x6" paper pad - both stunning and worth approx £23/$30!
   http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/craft-store/paper-packs-pads/
So check out the inspiration from our DT and get crafting to be in with a chance of winning! As you can see our talented teamies have been busy working their mixed media magic for you .....


Terry: Hi there and welcome to our new Challenge Blog. I have a little project made for your inspiration. I worked on the background with lots of autumn colors and sprayed water on the inks to make em work on the card.. When the inks were dried up I played with a stencil and some Light Modelling Paste....After that I worked with some PanPastels in between the stencil and colored the cracks from the crackle. And to top it all off I placed a butterfly that I colored with PanPastels and crackle. I have placed some sentiments to finish my project
Gemma - Wow so we have some exciting new changes happening here and I hope you will all continue with us on this mixed media journey. I have a piece to share with you all today that I created on canvas board using beautiful papers and embellishments from the Polkadoodles Belle Papillion downloadables. More details can be found on my blog, but I glued the papers in place with gel mediums and added texture and colour with beaded gel and Gelatos. 


Gorgeous projects girls!


Don't forget to pop back every Sunday as we've got stacks of inspiration for you. Next week we've got a tutorial from Claire, here's a sneak peek the project Claire will be sharing

 and the week after we'll be welcoming our very first Guest Designer!!

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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 must be claimed within 10 days or it will be offered to a random winner from the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter.

The challenge will run until 30th October and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 26th November 2017!!

Add your link below to be in with a chance of being our lucky winner or Top 3 honours.
Good luck everyone!!
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Challenge 16 Winners and a little clue!!

Good morning crafty friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. As you can see changes are afoot, there's a teeny clue to what's ahead in our lovely new blog header lol!!

We'll be back with a brand new challenge on 24th September but we haven't forgotten the winners from Challenge 16! Random.org has worked his magic and the lucky winner is:


Congratulations Kym!! Please contact us (link in sidebar) with your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK16001 and we'll get your prize out to you!!

Top 3 honours go to .....

Congratulations ladies!! Your projects are stunning

We didn't want to leave you too long without any inspiration so our lovely teamie Terry has created a beautiful project for you this week, check out her blog if you get chance as she is a super creative lady!!


Terry: I have worked on a photoframe for a little inspiration for you this week. The backgrounds first layer was made with Gesso....I used a couple of stencils to work on the background. For that I used Light Modelling Paste and Crackle to go on top. I love how the flowers turned out. I played a little bit with the Metallic PanPastels and painted the frame with a layer of Interference Fluid and Antiquing Creme. Than rubbed with a babywipe and there ya go the background stayed a bit darker with the Metallic colour and the Flowers and the top of the frame came out a bit whiter. Last but not least I stamped an image of a family and placed the sentiment Forever Us, since family is the most important thing in the world. Hope I am giving you some inspiration with my project.




Thanks Terry, we love your beautiful project!! 
Don't forget do pop back on 24th for our brand new challenge!!
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Challenge 15 winners and some exciting news!!

Good morning crafty friends! We've got some very exciting changes coming to We Love 2 Create so we're going to be taking a little break from challenges until next month when we'll be back with a bang, and some fabulous suprises!!

 We can't forget our winners though so keep checking back as we'll be announcing the challenge winners as normal so today we're announcing the winners from Challenge 15!

Random.org has worked his magic and chosen ......


Congratulations Linda!! Email us (details in sidebar, quoting your snail mail details and winners code which is PPWK15001) and we'll get your prize out to you asap!!

Now on to Top 3 honours, as always it was not an easy decision as we had so many beautiful makes to choose from but this time round the cream of the crop were....


Happy crafting and don't forget to check back in two weeks for the winners of Challenge 16 and perhaps a little tease too :-)


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Challenge 16 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends! I hope you're having a wonderful creative weekend full of crafty fun. Our DT have been having a blast using their PanPastels to create some inspiration for our new challenge and the theme is ...

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

As always those lovely folk at Premium Craft Brands have some gorgeous crafty goodies just waiting for our lucky winner and you don't even have to use our products to play along. 

Premium Art Brands

Before we have a peek at this week's inspiration, it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from Challenge 14. Good old Random.org has worked his magic and the lucky winner this time around is ..

14. Carol Gill

Congratulations Carol!! Please email us (details in sidebar) quoting your winners code (PPWK14001) and your snail mail details and we'll get your prize winging it's way to you asap!

A big thank you to everyone who entered, as always the standard was very high with a gorgeous array of artwork but this time around Top 3 honours go to ...

5. Liesbeth S
20 Julia
27. Veana R

Congratulations! What beautiful projects! please help yourselves to a badge for your blog .

Now on to this week's inspiration from the DT .....


Lou: For my project this challenge, I have made a tag shaped card, using my pan pastels, mixed with water to create my background and also colour all the images. Background created by swooshing tag through and also using pans in a spritzer bottle. More details and photos are on my blog.


 

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Claire C I was having play with my PanPastels and thought my background looked a little like an old shed door so I added some hinges, a key and a little shink plastic door sign lol






Gemma

Naughty me! I missed a birthday again and needed a super quick last minute card. It was so easy to layer and mix Pan Pastel over and through stencils and masks to make this cute little card.



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 19th August and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 3rd September 2017!!

Add your link below to be in with a chance of being our lucky winner or Top 3 honours. 

Good luck everyone


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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Challenge 15 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to our new challenge! Our theme is

 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes' 

and we've got a fabulous prize for our lucky winner - those lovely people over at Premium Craft Brands have some gorgeous crafty goodies just waiting to go!
You don't have to use our products to enter so I hope you're going to join the fun.

Premium Art Brands

Before we check out this week's inspiration from the DT it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 from Challenge 13. A huge thank you to everyone who played along, there were so many beautiful entries! There can only be one winner though, and random.org has worked his magic and the winner from Challenge 13 is ......


Congratulations hun! Please email us (details in sidebar) quoting your snail mail details and your winners code which is PPWK013001 and we'll get your prize out to you asap!

This time around, top 3 honours go to .....


Congratulations ladies, awesome projects!! Please help yourselves to a badge for your blog.

Now on to this weeks challenge, let's see what the DT have been up to this time around


I've made a journal page using my PanPastels, they blend beautifully on Foamiran to create beautiful flower. You can find all the details on my blog






A while back I shared the initial making of my project using stampbord and pan pastels (see HERE), so now is the time to share my finished project. Using the stampbord, I created a frame and added a mirror to the centre. The outside has been decorated with pan pastels, embossing powders using the Regal Peacock soup stamp set from Polka Doodles.




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So school is out, and this year I decided to make note pads for all my son's teacher and teaching assistants. The one below was made by blending Pan Pastels together over white card, using stencils and a glossy fixative spray to keep it all in place. More details can be found on my blog.

















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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 5th August and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday  20th August 2017!



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