January 01, 2010

Happy New Year Stampers - Here's to a New Beginning!

Welcome to another Challenge from Stampin' for the Weekend.
We all hope you had a fantastic night last night, and for those of us who had a nice quiet one, enjoyed it just as much!

There are some changes to Stampin' for the Weekend for 2010! From today, the challenges will run twice a month. The first Friday and the third Friday in the month.
We will have one winner who will be picked by the Random.Org generator, and we will invite one person per month to guest design for us. 

So, lets get to business and announce the winners of the Toodles and Binks goodies which were up for grabs for the Calendar Challenge which we set on the 18th Dec!

The Winner is ...
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-12-31 22:59:05 UTC
Congratulations - If you'd like to take your Winners Blinkie from the side bar and send me a quick email with your full name and address I will pass your details onto Kay from Toodles and Binks and arrange your prize!

The team have chosen thier TOP THREE STAMPERS and they are:
Please take your Top Three Winners blinkie from the side bar and add to your blog in your own time!

As I mentioned above, I'd like to ask Shirley Chalmers if she would like to guest design for us in February 2010 - If you would like to Shirley, please email me using the link in the side bar!

This weeks Sponsor is that lovely American based store Simon Says Stamp! Heidi is kindly sponsoring us for 2010 again and is offering one lucky Stamper who wins this fortnights challenge a ...

$25 Gift Voucher to spend in the store!

This fortnight the team and I would like to see some 'New Beginnings' themed cards. So - Happy New Year wishes, New Baby, New Home, Wedding, Divorce even New Job projects - the decision is yours, to get you thinking, here are the teams projects!

Guest Designing this fortnight is Sharon!
Sharon GD'd for us in our last challenge and kindly said yes to designing for us for our first challenge in 2010! Sharon also got some exciting news recently - she has been picked as 'Papercrafter of the Year' by the Magazine - Papercraft Essentials! Have you got your copy ?? Sharon is going to be lucky enough to design with the Magazine Team and will be receiving a nice stash of crafting goodies too - how LUCKY is she and what a way to bring in the New Year! Well Done!!

The Stampin' Girls and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and we all hope it is a Happy and Healthy one for you and your family/friends!

Please do visit the Stampin' Teams blogs, you never know what new techniques they've used, or what new products they got for Christmas too!

I hope there is enough inspiration there for you to get stuck in and crafting!
Good Luck!

Please use Mr Linky to link to your PROJECT and NOT your BLOG... To do this, when on your own blog, click on the title to your project for this challenge. In the URL bar at the top of the page you should find your blogs unique page address for that project.. It will look like your own blog address, followed by the date and the name of your project. Copy that and then paste it into the URL bar on the Mr Linky, under your chosen name!

Submissions for this challenge end on Thursday 14th January at 8pm!

If Mr Linky decides to go for a walk when you need him, please leave a comment with a link to your challenge piece. Please only use the comment box if Mr Linky is unavailable.
Thank you


  1. Happy New Year to you all!!
    I love all your super cards ladies.
    Thanks for choosing me as one of your Top 3 Stampers - I'll display my blinkie with pride.


  2. Oh wow another win in the top three, thank you so much Im thrilled with my win, thank you so much for choosing me, and I will definitely be displaying my blinkie with pride. With love and a Happy New Year to you all. Shirleyxxxx

  3. This will teach me to read through all the post, wow thank you so much for asking me to do a stint as a guest designer, wow Im gobsmacked, and I will be thrilled to do it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  4. Woo-hoo!
    Thanks for picking me as the winner of the last challenge!
    Gorgeous DT creations for this week's challenge!
    Happy New Year to you all!
    Helen x

  5. Hi, Mr Linky is not working. Here is my card

  6. Great DT work girls. Mr Linky is working again (I hope lol)
    Sam x

  7. Have a great 2010. Looking forward to your challenges.

  8. Sorry........linked Mr Linky to my blog and not my post!

    Carol x

  9. Great challenge and beautiful work DT!

  10. Beautiful DT work & Happy New Year.
    Mr Linky has wandered off again so
    Here's mine
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. From a first time entrant it's a great challenge. Mr Linky was working.


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