Sunday, 12 April 2015


Good evening folks!

This evening we have great pleasure in announcing all the winners from our March Blogaversary challenge. We had an amazing response, thank you all so much for joining in!

Our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts, donated TWO £20 vouchers so we have two voucher winners as well as our Top 3 and DTMSM badge winners.

Here we go...

Winners of the £20 vouchers chosen by are...


This time it was my turn to choose our Top 3 and DTMSM badge winners so here are my choices and  comments...

Firstly, can I say that my job was an extremely hard and vexing one, not only because there were so many gorgeous entries but because the standard of the entries was so high.  I love all kinds of crafting, all genres and styles and that's what we encourage here so it was a pleasure viewing all the entries and seeing such a broad mix - thank you ALL!

Our Top 3 (in numerical order)

I love to see striking CAS cards! CAS is an art form in itself and this one hit me right between the eyes.  When I read Karen's post I had the added pleasure of learning that she had been playing with household items to achieve the striking effects she's created.  They say nothing is new in crafting and I guess that's so but I do love to see people playing around to achieve their own techniques.  Nice one Karen!  >:o)

Another striking make, this gorgeous art journal layout leapt from the screen and shouted at me. Artistic in both design and colour palette it is both beautiful and one of those eclectic treasure makes that lingers in one's memory. Stunning - well done Branka!

A clever, contemporary (pseudo vintage) make celebrating the birth of Linsey's friends' first baby.  Well designed, cleverly put together and a great little keepsake for her friend to put away to show her daughter when she's grown.  Beautiful - thanks for sharing this Linsey!

DTMSM (DT Members' Special Mention)

This selection has been especially difficult, I've managed to whittle down my list of 14 to just two and I cannot choose between them so there will be TWO DTMSM blog badges awarded...

Liz's dress form is gorgeous!  It is not the idea of the dress form itself that has won her this accolade but the way in which she has interpreted the dress and put it together!  If you haven't seen it, please hop over and take a look at the detail.  The pleats of the skirt, the shaping of the paper and the way it has been decorated, all brought together with such aplomb to achieve the overall effect - gorgeous!  A great make Liz, well done!

This fabulous little stampunk piece has been made from.... a Pringles tube!  As a lover of recycling an upcycling I thought turning this mundane piece of packaging into such a lovely art piece is inspiring.  I can imagine using this for anything from storing spaghetti in the kitchen to being my button box in the craft room.  It would also make a great storage container for one of the guys too!  Great work Linda!

A HUGE thank you again to ALL of you that entered, it was such a joy to see so many of you joining in!  Another HUGE thank you goes to ALL of our followers and commenters, without your support we wouldn't be here.

Have a great month and good luck to all of you for this month's challenge!

Chris and the team xxx