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Monday, August 18, 2014

More August Inspiration!

We're back with some more mid-month inspiration from our Design Team, but first a reminder of this month's challenge - our "Shapes Challenge" set by DT member Ali.

The shapes you need to include on your layout are - a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink and of course, a handmade item. (It's not as hard as it may sound!) Each one of these items must be used at least once, and must be clearly visible. You can add anything else you wish.

And a reminder that our wonderful sponsor this month is Rainbow Splendour! Don't forget to pop over & see what is happening for their birthday celebrations!
You can find the Rainbow Splendour blog HERE
or the Facebook page HERE

And now some more creations from our DT...

Handmade items include Flutterby Designs DIY flair;
{scrAp this!} die cuts; and handmade bunting

Handmade punched flowers

Handmade items include Burdy's Embellies chevie border & felt stamp stack; D-lish flair buttons

Handmade ribbon banner

Handmade items include Lovelybug Bits n Bobs fabric button; Burdy's Embellies satin flower; Rainbow Splendour mini pinwheel; and My Little Bit Of Whimsy icecream pin

Don't forget you have until the end of the month to join in our challenge. Link your entries via the link tool at the top right (don't forget to link DIRECTLY to your entry!)
We can't wait to see you SHOW US YOUR STUFF!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

And the winner is...

Well it was a VERY close call by the DT this month, but the votes are in and we are pleased announce that the winner of our July challenge (our Winter inspired colour challenge) is this gorgeous layout...

belonging to...Mary Bennetts

Congratulations Mary, we loved your take on the challenge! You can read more about Mary's layout on her blog HERE

Mary has won a gorgeous prize from our fabulous sponsor Charm's Creations. We thank Charm for her ongoing support. And don't forget you can grab yourself some goodies from her store HERE

Mary, please send us an email via the contact tab above to arrange your prize!

Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our challenge, we loved seeing your interpretation of the colour palette and hope you are all playing along again this month with our current challenge.
And just a reminder that when linking your entries from your blog, to ensure you link DIRECTLY to the blog post containing your entry, as a general blog link often makes your creation difficult for us to find. Thank you! :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Rainbow Splendour

Time to turn the spotlight on our current sponsor, and this month it is the fabulous Rainbow Splendour!!!

Rainbow Splendour belongs to our very own Design Team member Chloe Nielsen, who is the creative hands and mind behind this handmade embellishment business. Rainbow Splendour has built a very loyal customer base since its inception, and it's not hard to see why. Chloe's products are not only super cute, but they are also handcrafted with care and provided with happy, friendly service.

Here's a sample of some Rainbow Splendour goodies...

I asked Chloe to tell us a bit about Rainbow Splendour herself...

"Here at Rainbow Splendour, we love COLOUR!
We have embellishments in all shades of the rainbow, ranging from pinwheels, bows, feathers, pretty petals and most recently, our very popular pretty pins.
This month is our BIRTHDAY MONTH as we celebrate turning 3, and we have lots of fun things happening! 
Check it out on our blog or our Facebook pageand stay tuned for our BIG BIRTHDAY SALE coming soon!"

Rainbow Splendour's recently added 'Pretty Pins'...

And ever popular bows...

We would like to thank Chloe for sponsoring our challenge this month, and ask that all our followers support Rainbow Splendour by visiting the blog HERE or becoming a fan on the Facebook page HERE

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Challenge!!

How did you all go with the July colour challenge?
Are you ready for a new challenge? 

This month we have a shapes challenge, set for you by DT member Ali! :)

The shapes you need to include on your page are.... a square, a rectangle, bunting, a circle, a banner, a splash of paint or ink, and a handmade item! This sounds like a lot, but its really not that hard! :) Other items can be added, but the above list must be clearly visable, the items can also be used more than once if you would like!  

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Chloe from

August is birthday month at Rainbow Splendour and i have heard a little rumour that there may be a BIG sale sometime very soon, so make sure you check out all the goodies at the Rainbow Splendour blog and also look out for sneak peeks on the facebook page!

Here are our DT examples..
Handmade items from Charm's Creations and Flutterby Designs

Handmade items are the 3 crocheted flowers scattered around 

Handmade spotty button from Burdy's Embellies 
and badge from Greatest View

Handmade item is the small crochet flower in the cluster

We hope to see you playing along and linking your page before the end of the month!