Thursday 12 May 2011

MAWTT challenge 98 - 2 B's ...................... and a give-away

Saturday Edit - I am very annoyed and very sorry that Blogger didn't get this post back up after the catastrophe on Thursday and Friday. All the lovely comments and entries into my blog candy have completely disapperared. I am now extending this Give-Away till the 28th May - all details for entering are below. Thank you for your patience.

Hi Everyone, it's my turn to host the challenge at MAWTT this week and I have chosen the theme of 2B's. Now let me interpret this -  my initials are BB (2B's) so I thought I would make this the challenge for the week. So your entry must have at least 2 things beginning with B on them, ie brad, button, bow, blue, bling etc etc.

I bought four LOTV stamps at Farnborough back in February and this is the first time I have inked one up - what am I like? I stamped the image with walnut stain and painted it with DIs. Cut with a nesties circle, embossed and coloured the outside with bundled sage and stream and painted the image with DIs listed below. Mounted on another circle and then the lacey circle.

The paper from the Mariposa stack was not big enough, so I cut it and inserted some other paperstock and added text paper. I have edged the papers with stickles and white paint to create a shabby vintage look.

My 'B's include - beads, bow, button, blue, bird and butterfly.


LOTV stamp
DIs - frayed burlap, weathered wood, scattered straw, dried marigold, walnut stain, bundled sage, barn door
Adirondack dye ink pad - stream
Nestabilities - circles, lacey circles
Stickles - star dust
Papers - Mariposa, DCWV
Vintage ribbon
MS butterfly punch

  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store so go take a look at all the lovely goodies available - I am sure you'll find something you like.

Now for a little surprise, I didn't get round to having a birthday blog candy back in March and I have now reached 201 followers so I thought I would combine this challenge with a give-away.

I have asked that MAWTT entries have at least 2 things beginning with B on them BUT if any of you can show me 3 or more,  then link your work in the comments section below and I will use Random Org thingumy to choose a winner. (You do not need to have entered the MAWTT challenge to take part in this give-away but it would be lovely if you do). Your work cannot be posted before today's date to enter.

Now if anyone has been able to match or better my 6 B's then they will be in a second draw for another little prize - so Random Org thingumy will be choosing another number.

Please this isn't a guessing game for me, so kindly let me know on your comment below what number of 'B's there are and name them. All compliant entries will get one chance to win in each give-away and if any of my followers enter they will get an additional chance to win (please put an F by your name). I will come and visit everyone who leaves an entry.

This will stay open for two weeks, it will close at 8 pm on the 28th May and I will announce the winner on the 29th. What could you win? How about some stash all beginning with 'B'?

For 3 - 5 B's I have got  -
Two Books and a Box for altering
Blue, Brown and Black papers
Black (and white) Buttons and Bows
Bling - to include adhesive stones and glamour dust
chipboard Buttons
Butterfly 3D stickers

For 6 (or more) B's you will also be entered to win -
Butterfly stamps (papermania)
Bare chipboard album
A Box canvas
A Book for altering
Black and white tags
Chipboard Buttons

Wow that was a long post but I look forward to seeing your entries and Good Luck. Don't forget this is open to everyone - just follow the guidelines above to be eligible to win.   (I hope it isn't too complicated)

Challenges to have fun with -
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons and bows
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Gingersnap Creations, Stampotique and Blog Candy Give-Away

I just had to blog and let you know that I am the Home Page Artist this week at Gingersnap Creations. I am so pleased to add this to my previous 2 Ginger Gems.

This was the winning piece -

I have won at the Stampotique challenge this week with this creation.

Isn't it funny how you don't see a win for ages and suddenly 2 come at once?

I also have some news for June - but I am sworn to secrecy at the moment - ooh can't wait!!!!!

Well after all that excitement -
I am so looking forward to the start of my blog candy give-away later today. The photos are now posted in my side bar. I hope you will come take a look and hopefully join in.

Thanks for looking.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox