Saturday 31 October 2009


LOL! no I haven't lost the plot! ;)
NCBOTB = New Challenge Blog On The Block! (or should that be "in blogland" instead)
and I am on the Design Team!! Woohooooooooo!

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog is the brainchild of the lovely Emma Lockley, a UK Stampin Up demonstrator, based in the West Midlands.
Emma & I have become great blog buddies since the very first time she sponsored Sketch Saturday, so I was delighted when she gave me an outline of what she wanted & asked me to do the graphics for her new challenge blog for people who love Stampin Up products :)
and I was even more delighted (and a little bit shocked) when she asked me to be on her design team too!

The colour theme for Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog is based around 4 beautiful Stampin Up colours: Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive.

These are the colours that we want you to use if you wish to apply to join the design team alongside Emma & myself (more details below)
Ideally you will already have some Stampin Up products in your craft supplies, but if you don't have any yet, or need to buy more (and who doesn't!!) then Emma can supply whatever you need - if you live in the UK of course.
Emma can also supply you with a 2009-2010 SU catalogue to drool over for the incredibly low price of just £2.50 and this includes postage too!
Details found on her blog HERE
While you are there, take a look at Emma's card using the blogs colours... Fabulous!!

I made a card using the same 4 colours too...

SU products:
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, & Whisper White
Stamp set - Pocket Silhouettes
Inks (image) - Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink (sentiment) - Tempting Turquoise
Tools - Eyelet border punch & Spiral punch

Non-SU products:
white gel pen (faux stitching)
white satin ribbon
Cropodile (to punch the holes to thread the ribbon)

DT Call!
So.... a new Challenge Blog means a new Design Team!
We are looking for 4 DT members to join Emma & myself.
You would need to commit yourself for 6 months and take part in the weekly challenges.
If you would like to be considered for the DT this is what we would like you to do...

1) Add yourself as a follower of Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog

2) Add our blinky to your sidebar (you can find the code in the sidebar of the blog)

3) Enter the 'Colour Combo Challenge' leaving a direct link to your DT entry & tell us in your comment that you would like to be considered as a DT member.

The deadline for Design Team entry is Midnight (UK time) Wednesday 18th November

Here's the colour combo chart...

If you do not wish to be considered for the DT you can still take part in this weeks
'Colour Combo' Challenge, we'd love you to take part!!

PLUS, if you use a Stampin Up! product on your entry we want to know about it, giving you an extra chance of winning.
You will need to leave us 2 comments, One with a direct link to your entry and the other stating which Stampin Up! product you have used on your entry

The deadline for the 'Colour Combo Challenge' is Midnight (UK time) Friday 20th November.
This challenge will last for 3 weeks because of the DT call, but there will be a challenge winner chosen at random of this fabulous SU prize...

after this one there will be a new challenge set each Saturday, with a monthly prize draw for one lucky challenger, all you have to do is take part in at least one challenge throughout the month! easy peasy eh?
However, the more challenges through the month that you enter, the bigger the chance you have of winning the monthly prize draw!

Happy Crafting! xx


  1. Hiya Jo, wonderfull DT card hun and exciting DT call. So I am going to do my best and enter the Challenge. You never know. Thanks for sharing hun. Hugs Terry