Saturday, 31 March 2012

Ray of Sunshine Week 32

This was a quiet week for entries and you would think that would make it easy to pick a winner.....well you would be wrong.  All our entries were absolutely gorgeous, however, we do have to pick a winner and this week it is Diane.





Beautiful isn't it.  Please visit Diane and let her know how much your love her card.

Diane we would love for you to add our Ray of Sunshine logo to your blog.

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Please check in tomorrow to see our new challenge and what inspiration we have for you.   We are always excited to see the beautiful creations which are added to Mr. Linky.

Happy Stampin'

Vicky, Libby & Kris

Sunday, 25 March 2012

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This week the challenge is set by Libby.  This is a sketch for you to work with and the other part of the challenge is to use distressing technique on your project
Distressing can be done several ways, here are a few techniques hints –

·         Gently rub a distressing ink pad with a sponge and rub ink around the edges of paper
·         Brush ink with a direct-to-paper technique (brush ink pad directly onto surface of paper with gentle strokes)
·         Crumple paper, flatten, and rub distress inks on paper. Paper can be sprayed with water and dried a heat tool to set
·         Sand the surfaces of your card stock to achieve an antique effect

Any of these techniques will give you an antique or vintage look which can vary with the colour and ink you use and how much you apply to the paper. So, have a bit of fun and create a project which utilises both the sketch and distressing techniques.

Your project is not limited to a card.

Now for our samples -


Guest Designers -

Now it’s your turn.
  Create your project and pop back and add it to Mr. Linky. We are looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations again this week.  Although, I must admit it is getting harder and harder to pick a Ray of Sunshine.
Happy Stampin!
 Vicky, Libby & Kris

Saturday, 24 March 2012

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Thank you so much to all the lovely entries.  Believe me, it is getting harder & harder each week to select a Ray of Sunshine.  This week our Congratulations goes to Sylvia for this lovely Christmas Card.  I like how Sylvia flipped the sketch to create her card!


I'm sure Sylvia would love you to visit her blog & leave her a couple of lovely comments!

Sylvia, please feel free to grab out badge & paste to your blog.
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Don't forget to check back in the morning to see what our next challenge will be.  All I can say, we have a great challenge, one which you are sure to enjoy & have a lot of fun with.  We have beautiful samples from our Guest Deisgners, as well as the Design Team.
 
Happy Stampin!
 
Vicky
 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

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Welcome to a new week & of course a new challenge.  This week it is a very easy one & of course we know how you all love to use DSP (Designer Series Paper).  So please join us this week - we have some lovely samples..... MORE importantly, we want to see your gorgeous creations.

Thought I would post a little reminder as we have had a couple of emails saying they missed the deadline for their entries, which is so sad, especially since you have taken the time to complete your creation & of course, us missing out on seeing it.

Sundays - New Challenge
Fridays - Challenge closes - approx 6.00pm Australian Time
Saturdays - Ray of Sunshine posted

Our challenge this week -
Design Team -



Guest Designers -


Ok, now it is your turn.  We want to see all those lovely creations using DSP.  We know you have heaps of it, so now is the time to be a devil & cut into it..... 

Don't forget, Mr Linky closes Friday 6.00pm Australian Time.

Happy Stampin'

Kris, Libby & Vicky

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ray of Sunshine....

Thank you so much to all our lovely entries this week.  They were truely amazing!  So many ways to use the Chalkboard Technique & one that we don't use as much as we should.

Congratulations must go to Christine Blain for her beautiful card.  Please visit Christine's blog & leave her some love. 


Christine, please feel free to grab our badge & post to your blog

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Once again a big thank you to our weekly Guest Designer - Jean.  You will have to agree with me that she does some beautiful work. 

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to check out our new challenge.  We love seeing all your entries & this week will be no different.

Happy Stampin'

Kris, Libby & Vicky

Sunday, 11 March 2012

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This week our challenge is set by Kris.  We have a sketch and you need to use the Chalkboard Technique.  This is a technique which gives such a love effect but in all honesty is one that I hardly ever think to use.

So here is the sketch -

And here is your inspiration -


Our Guest Designer - Jean

Now it's your turn.
Create your project and pop back and add it to Mr. Linky.  We are looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations again this week.  Although, I must admit it is getting harder and harder to pick a Ray of Sunshine.

Happy Stampin!
Vicky, Libby & Kris.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Week 30 Ray of Sunshine

Please join me in congratulating Leonie Schroder, this week's Ray of Sunshine. Isn't Leonie's card gorgeous.  Please visit her blog and let her know how much you love her work. 


Leonie we would love you to share our badge on you blog.  

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 We also want to thank our guest designers this week Jean and Leigh.  Their design team entries were both gorgeous.

Don't forget to pop in tomorrow to see our new challenge.   We really appreciate your support and look forward each week to seeing your entries.

Happy Stampin!

Vicky, Libby & Kris.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

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..... our Guest Designer for March is Elizabeth Dyson who hails from http://libbystampz.blogspot.com.au.  You can read more about Libby at the top of the blog under the page "Guest Designers".

Thank you Libby for saying "Yes" to being our Guest Designer for March & for stepping in while Gwen is away.  Along with creating a sample for our challenges this month, Libby will also be setting 2 challenges for us.  We would love for you to join in our challenges & support Libby while she is with us.

We are also really excited to announce that we have two of our previous our Ray of Sunshine winners joining us this week as Guest Designers.  I'm sure you will remember the fabulous work of Jean and Leigh.  From today onwards we will be having a previous Ray of Sunshine winner or two join us in our weekly challenges.   Be sure to join us each week and check in on Saturday to see if you could be one of our upcoming Guest Designers.

Now on with this week's challenge. As usual, along with the sketch provided we had to use Buttons to embellish our project. It can be a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project.

Challenge -

Guest Designers -


Now it is your turn.

Create your project, paste to your blog or on-line forum & link back to Mr Linky.

Don't forget, the challenge ends Friday night.  Be sure to check back Saturday to see if you have been selected as our Ray of Sunshine

Happy Stampin'

Kris, Libby & Vicky

Saturday, 3 March 2012

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Thank you to all our entries this week - it was astounding & all so very lovely!!!!!  I only wish we could give the Ray of Sunshine to you all.  I did ask, but ......

This week our Ray of Sunshine goes to Tami with her lovely card.  I am sure Tami would really love a visit to her blog & for you to leave a little bit of "love".


Tami, please feel free to grab our badge & past to your blog


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Our new challenge begins Sunday morning, so don't forget to come back to check it out.  We also have a new Guest Designer for the month, along with samples from a couple of past Ray of Sunshines

Happy Stampin'

Kris, Gwen & Vicky