Friday 1 October 2010


Wow!!  October 1st is here and with that it brings a lot of good stuff your way.  Today is the day we are having our Grand Opening of our Store Message Board.  If you haven't done so already please go over and join (it's free). 

There will be lots of great information and you will get to meet our very First "Spotlight" Guest Designer for the month of October Kate.  She is a very talented lady and if you would like to follow Kate's steps on becoming a "Spotlight" Guest Designer please go to our store forum and sign up to see what it takes to become a "Spotlight" Guest Designer.  

Meet Kate: 

Hi my name is Kate,
I live in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire in the UK. Local landmark I suppose the nearest is the largest single span suspension bridge across the River Humber.

I am relatively new to crafting in the card making, scrap booking and altered art sense; I suppose I got started in it as the husband finally after almost 7 years found himself a hobby – that would be fishing, so I needed something to fill my time too. However over the years, of which there have been many, (to many to mention), I have knitted, sewn, created some lovely cakes and decorated some large windows.

My husband and best friend Matt, assists and fully supports my crafts as well as the shopping that goes with it. After 11 years, he agrees with me when I say I am like a child in a sweet shop when I go shopping at my favourite locations around the area.

I would like to thank Beth and Janette for giving me the opportunity of being a Guest Designer, and hope that from my Beach Hut (my craft room) I can provide a little bit of inspiration.

Here is one of her cards:

Please visit her blog at and leave her some love.


Next we have a very special event this Sunday and the only hint I will give you is the word Halloween.

What does it mean?? Well, come on back Sunday and you will find out.

 Now, onto our winners from our last challenge hosted by Toucan Scraps.  Thank you very much for Sponsoring our challenge.   I also want to say Thank you to Karen Hartshorn for being our Guest Desinger for this past challenge.  Your card was beautiful. 

Our top three winners in no particular order are:

11. Spyder

2. Pinky

3. Sharon

          and our winner who  will receive a pack of 6 digi papers winners choice from Toucan Scraps is ...............


   Congrats # 7  Margie Visnick

Congratulations ladies please grab your challenge blog blinkie from the side bar for your blogs.  Margie if you could please contact Beth at so we can get your prize out to you.  Thanks.


Our next challenge is brought to you by Robyn's Fetish. 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers,designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.   

Now if you would like a chance to win this great prize all you need to do is create a card that has to do with water.  It could be anything from watering flowers, the ocean, the pool, rain, taking a name it as long as it has water on it.  If you need some ideas here is what the awesome Design Team has come up with using Robyn's Images.......



There you have it.  So, let see what you can come up with. 


  1. Oh thanks so much ladies for picking me in your top three!!

  2. Congratulations to the winner and amazing DT inspiration for the next challenge, must get myself in quick order and create a little something

    thank you so much to Beth for inviting me to be this months Spotlight Guest Designer too, thrilled to bits

    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Fab cards girls and the spot designer card is amazing. x

  4. Congrats to the winners. Girls awesome cards. Hugs, Nataliya.