Monday 5 July 2010

Challenge No 14 - Christmas in July

First of all, thanks to everyone who joined us this week with our sketch.  I've had a frantic couple of weeks and I'm sorry to those of you I haven't had chance to visit.  This fortnight's challenge is sponsored by the very wonderful Prairie Fairy who kindly sent us some images to work with.

The theme this week is Christmas so let's get all festive.  I bet most of you out there have already started thinking about Christmas cards, lol.  The prize from Roberta is 5 free images of your choice and here's what Roberta had to say about herself

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 8 and 11. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create.  Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal. 

While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!

So would you like to see what the team came up with?  Here goes

Well, I hope that's given you some ideas.  The challenge will close at midnight BST (British Summer Time) on 18th July 2010 and the rules are

1. The card must be for a man/boy.
2. You need to follow the theme/sketch that is set.

3. It must be a new card.

Leave your name and a direct link to your entry (not just to your blog) below.  If the link tool is not there for some reason then leave the details in the comments and I'll add you in when I'm doing the draw.


  1. I`m here with my christmas card, thanks for the challenge.
    hugs Dorte

  2. Me too! Love the DTs samples :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Absolutely FABulous DT samples ... all so beautiful!

    Thanks for a fun challenge, Ladies!

  4. Hi,

    I just posted my card, the link to my blog is ok, the photo here on your blog is ok, but if I click on the photo on your blog, I go to another photo on my blog , can you please help my, i don't no how i make it right?

    ( Sorry for the language)

    Greetings, jaimie

  5. Thanks for a great challenge, love making Christmas cards, hope all you men and boys like my funky little fairy!!!!
    Great DT cards very inspirational.
    Love Susan

  6. surprenant mais j'aime beaucoup, merci

  7. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the Challenge. DT has some great inspirations..