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15 Jul 2015

Challenge #70 Sun, Sea and Sand


Hi everyone, Caz here,  welcome to our monthly challenge blog. Our thanks for joining us last month for Challenge #69 - Vintage or Shabby Chic , which was chosen by Vickie.   Let us see who our winners and Top 3 are.



                                                    Kindly sponsored by  Crafty Individuals 
Chosen at random our first winner of Prize 1 is

#74 Debra Kenworthy

Kindly donated by  Di's Digi Downloads
$10 Voucher 

and the winner for Prize #2 is
#65 Julie Lavalette

Congratulations to the winners, to claim your prizes please email our
 Sponsor Hostess Helen at helenann_1971@yahoo.com  
 Please remember to collect your Winner's badge from the side bar. 
Once again thanks to our generous sponsors.
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Our Top 3 Winners, chosen in numerical order by Vickie
#6 Jana's Journal

                                        #11      Plony


#84 Karasiowa


Congratulations to you all,  it has been so difficult to choose
only 3 this month,  for the standard and number of
entries has been fanatastic.  Please remember to collect your
well earned Top 3 Winner's badge. 
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 It is with sadness we say farewell to Suzy, who has decided to leave the DT.
We thank her for being such a wonderful contributor during her spell on the team.
We wish her every success with her future creative ventures. 
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DT CALL 
I would like to thank everyone who applied for the DT post, sadly I am not able to 
accept everyone at this time. I will be having another DT call later in the year, so if you 
have not been asked to join us this time round please look out for our next call.
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We are happy to welcome and introduce our 3 new members to the Design Team.
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Cathy Tanner

I am a 63 year old crafter living Hertfordshire UK. I spend all my time crafting and blogging. I had to retire from work early through ill health and my crafting keeps me going. If I am not crafting or blogging I am on the internet looking for crafty things to buy, I am lucky to have a dedicated crafting room in our apartment. (BUT, I do have to let the other half in occasionally to do his hobby as well !!! )  I have been happily married to Tony for 30 years.  I have a Stepdaughter that lives in France with her husband but sadly no Grandchildren.  My favouriete technique is colouring stamps and Digi’s with Promarkers/Graph’ It  markers and using all the lovely dies that there are on the market. 

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                                                                    Maryvonne
                                              http://prendreletempsenfin.blogspot.fr/

" I am French. I live in Normandy,  two hours from PARIS, and I love my little corner of countryside with trees, flowers, and birds! I'm passionate of scrap, more exactly card making  : this is a very recent (end of 2011) passion, I opened my blog in may 2014.  I am married to a wonderful companion that makes the happiness of my life for almost 40 years, and I have a great girl.  The Scrap is for me an opportunity to create and dream ! 
I Love especialy Vintage and Shabby Style , and so I am very very happy to join the DT of 
                                                                    Sparkles  Monthly challenges !

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                                                                          Del

                                                 http://designedbydel.blogspot.co.uk/

Hello there, I'm Adele (but most people call me Del).  I'm 48 years old and live in Hull with my Hubby and a verrry old cat called Suki.  I have always been into crafting of some description, started off when I was younger by learning to knit (basic lol), which was no easy feat as I'm left handed and was taught by my right handed sister!!  Tried a bit of cross stitch and then when I was organising my wedding (10 years this year!) I decided to have a go at making all the stationary for it.  I made Invitations, Evening Invitations, Order Of Service, Thank You cards and table numbers all in the same theme...oh and the table plan too.  As with my other crafting ventures I take notions.  When I turned 40 I treated myself to a dolls house and built, decorated and furnished that too.  Sadly 7 years ago I lost my mum and that's when I took up card making again.  I've really enjoyed my journey....check out my blog to see if you think I've improved since I started lol  I've been (and still am) on various DT's and am really looking forward to taking up a new position here at Sparkles Monthly where I've enjoyed participating in previous challenges.
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Our grateful thanks to both of our generous sponsors for our next challenge

Prize 1 from Dry Gulch is $10


and

Prize 2 is from Craftybren Embroided Embellishments
£10 Goody Bag 



So at last, I hear you say it's time to introdudce our new challenge for
the period of 15th July - 13th August. 
It was my turn to choose the topic and this is the time of year
when I love to go and sit by the sea, so the challenge is

Challenge # 70 

Sun, Sea and Sand
Let's take a look at the creations from our Design Team

Vickie 

                                                                           Del



                                                                       Helen P



                                                                           Caz

                                                                       Helen N



                                                                         Cathy
                                                                    (on holiday)

                                                                          Nick




Thanks to the Design Team for their wonderful inspiration.
If you would like to play along, please read the rules, click on RULES, at the top of the page.
Link your post with the  Blue In Linkz below, so we can visit you and leave a comment.
Thank you for your visit, we will return with a new challenge and the winners on 15th August.



15 Jun 2015

Challenge # 69 Vintage/Shabby Chic+ DT Call

Hi everyone,  Caz here,  welcome to our monthly challenge blog. Our thanks for joining us last month for Challenge #68 - It's Spring with minimum of 5 flowers,  which was chosen by Nick.  Let us see who our winners and Top 3 are.


Chosen at random our first winnerof Prize 1 
Bugaboo Stamps
Prize is 7 Digi Stamps
# 9 Louise 

The winner of Prize 2
Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments
Prize - £10 Goody Bag
(UK only due to postage)


# 19 Kevin

Congratulations to the winners, to claim your prizes please email our
 Sponsor Hostess Helen at helenann_1971@yahoo.com  
 Please remember to collect your Winner's badge from the side bar. 
Once again thanks to our generous sponsors.
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Our Top 3 Winners, chosen in numerical order by Nick..
# 13 Sue

# 51  Karasiowa

# 52 Natascha

Congratulations to you all, please remember to collect your
Top 3 Winner's badge. 
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It is with sadness we say farewell to a few of the Design Team.  Our grateful thanks for all their wonderful contributions to the blog.
We wish Jo, Rebecca and Amy lots of good health, happiness and best wishes 
for all their future crafting, we look forward to seeing them in blogland. 
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Design Team Call
We need to increase the numbers in our Design Team.
Are you interested? You don't need to have any experience on DT's, 
we have all had to experience our first time. 
1. You need to have an active blog.
2. To participate in the challenges each month.
3. Comment on your share of challenge participants according 
to the number system.
4. Have your projects posted to the DT Administration blog 
and to your own blog on time.
5. According to the rota system, choose a challenge theme, to
follow by choosing the Top 3 Winners of said theme. 
6. There is no fixed term.  
You can stay for as long or as short a period 
as you choose. 
To apply please add DT after your name on your entry. 
The DT call will remain open until 12th July.
If you have any questions, please contact me. 
Thanks for your patience.
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We have again two sponsors for the next challenge.
A paper pad and 2 sheets of images
and
$10 voucher

Okay so now, let's get to what is our challenge for June?
Vickie has chosen for us this month..
Vintage or Shabby Chic

Vickie

Nick

Helen P

Caz

Helen N

Brenda

Thanks to the Design Team for their wonderful inspiration.
If you would like to play along, please read the rules, click on RULES, at the top of the page.
Link your post with the  Blue In Linkz below, so we can visit you and leave a comment.
Thank you for your visit, we will return with a new challenge and the winners on 15th July
TO APPLY TO JOIN THE DT - ADD DT ON YOUR ENTRY.