Monday 1 April 2013

Monthly Challenge No16 for April...

Hello and Welcome

Hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend
Happy Easter

We have another great challenge for you this month, but before I give you the details, I would just like to 'Thank'  everyone who entered last months challenge - we had a record number of entries and they were all absolutely gorgeous.  The team really enjoyed visiting your blogs !  Here are the winners details from March's monthly challenge...

The Randomly Picked winner is No195 Holly.  Congratulations, you have won 3 digi images of your choice from our sponsor Digi Stamp Characters. Please contact me at to claim your prize. Please take our Winners badge for your Blog.
The Forever Friends Favourite winner is No51 Sue as chosen by the Design Team Ladies. Congratulations Sue, you have won 4 sheets of digi images of your choice from our sponsor Whoopsi Daisy.   Please contact me at to claim your prize.   Please take our FFF badge for your Blog

We have a fabulous candy give-away prize for the month of April ....
keep watching.... details to follow very soon.


Now onto this months challenge....
we are joined by our two wonderful sponsors, The Ribbon Girl and Pink Gem Designs,
Scroll down the posting for further details about each sponsor...

Forever Friends Monthly Design Team 

Here is some beautiful inspiration from FF Monthly Design Team and as usual, their cards are absolutely gorgeous.... thank you ladies. If you want to take a closer look at the DT's beautiful cards or leave them a comment, just click on the name above their card(s) and it will take you straight to their individual blogs.

The rest of the Team will be showcasing their cards on our Monthly Challenge Midway Reminder... 
pop back on the 14th for even more inspiration...

Using 'Chloe with Daffodils' from Pink Gem Designs
(Top and Trousers have been paper pieced)

Using 'Love Hoot' from Pink Gem Designs and Forever Friends Bears
(Owl and Bears have been Paper Pieced)

Using 'Jodi in Dungarees' from Pink Gem Designs. 
Using Ruffle Ribbon, Polka dot Ribbon, Beads and Blossoms from The Ribbon Girl
(Dungarees and Shoes have been Paper Pieced)

Lisa G
Using 'Sitting Chloe' from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends Bear
(Dungarees and Bows / Present have been Paper Pieced)

Lisa W
Using 'Chloe with Daffodills' from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends bear
(Top and Boots have been Paper Pieced)

Using 'Football Teddy' from Pink Gem Designs
(Top and Football boots have been paper pieced)

Using 'Milly with Chickens' from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends bear
(Chickens, Bag, Top and Bows / Chocoate Box Lid have been Paper Pieced)

The theme of our challenge is


Guest DT Spot

We would like to give a warm welcome to our first Guest Deisgner, Mary from The Ribbon Girl,  who made this beautiful card for our challenge.  Click here to be taken to Mary's own personal blog.

... and we would like to give even more warm welcomes to the following Guest Designers, who are all members of the Pink Gem's Design Team - thanks Kelly, Cara, Helen and Lisa for joining in the Challenge...  their cards are stunning and to see more of their work, click here to be taken the Challenge Blog - A Gem of a Challenge





Here are details of our 2 wonderful sponsors - Pink Gem Designs and The Ribbon Girl and I would like to say 'thanks' to Pink Gem Designs for providing the team with gorgeous digi images to work with !!!

The Ribbon Girl is sponsoring the Randomly Selected Winners draw and are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their web-store. Click here to be taken to The Ribbon Girls web-store to see their gorgeous crafty goodies on sale. For even more inspiration and fun challenges to enter, click here to be taken to their Blog.

Pink Gem Designs is sponsoring the Forever Friends Favourite draw
and are offering 3 single digi images of the winners choice from their web-store. Click here to be taken to Pink Gem Designs web-store to see their gorgeous images and crafty goodies on sale.  If you fancy joining in their fun challenges, click here for more information about 'A Gem of a Challenge Blog' and click here to pop over to Janet's own inspirational blog.

 Its over to you now... happy crafting

Beary Hugs
Diane and the Design Team Ladies xx

Don't forget we also run a Fortnightly Challenge too...
this times theme is 'Lots of Flowers', click (here) for further details.


Sandra H said...

Great post with lots of inspiration x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Lovely cards by the DT - thanks for sharing! Helen x

Karen Petitt said...

Fab DT inspiration and thank you for the challenge hugs Karen x

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks Sandra, Helen and Karen for your lovely comments :o)

Beary Hugs Diane and the DT Ladies x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Paper piecing is my fave technique - thanks for the fun challenge and the gorgeous eye candy. :)

Unknown said...

Awesome challenge and super awesome DT creations.x

Annemaritta said...

I have to apologize, my entry #54 should be taken down, please. It was made for "Dies and Punches" and does not have any paper piecing. I'm so sorry, my fault.

If you could be kind and delete my entry, please?


Wendy said...

Awesome design team samples. Paper piecing is so much fun. Thanks for the challenge!

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks Jenn, Annie and Wendy for your lovely comments.

Thanks Annemaritta for letting us know.

Diane and the DT Ladies xx

Wendy said...

Thanks Mags for letting me know that I linked up to the wrong challenge. I have corrected it.