Thursday 24 February 2011

Sketch Challenge sponsored by Stitchy Bears

This week we have a sketch challenge for you.

Remember that the sketch is for inspiration, you can veer away from it as much as you like, as long as you retain the basic essence. Flip it, rotate it, miss bits out..... just make sure you use a forever friends image in your creation.

This challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bears

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

One randomly selected winner will win a $10 voucher for the stitchy bears digital shop.

...................o0o................. a little note from me, Joanne
It is with much regret that I have decided that this will be no longer be part of the Forever Friends Design team. This is my last challenge, although I may pop up over the next couple of months as a guest as I have received some lovely sponsorship gifts that I fully intend to use. It's been a wonderful team to be on, and I've really enjoyed it, but sometimes something has to give, However I am handing over to the wonderfully capable Sande, to take over the running.

Thank you to everyone who has ever been on the forever friends DT or who has taken part in the challenges.

Here's what the design team did with the beautiful papers and sentiments that they were sent from stitchy bears. :





Monday 21 February 2011

The challenge post is delayed

Thank you for your patience, there is a slight delay with the new challenge that will be sponsored by Stitchy Bears.

Some emails got lost, which meant that the DT did not have their samples to play with.

Please come back on thursday, for the challenge

Sunday 20 February 2011

The winner of the Stars challenge

This week our randomly chosen winner of the stars challenge is number 3, who is
from Made On The Farm -blog

Congratulations Jenny!!

Please contact us at with your address to claim your prize.

Saturday 19 February 2011

Forever Friends favourite: Stars

This week we have chosen our favourite and she is

Miria at Amanoamano di Miria.

She wins the right to display
the forever friends logo on her blog.

Come back tomorrow to find out
who won the randomly selected prize and
remember our Monthly challenge as well.

Monday 7 February 2011

The Stars sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads

We have another new sponsor this week: Di's Digi Downloads
with a few words about the company:

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people. I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

The design team were sent some lovely images to play with alongside their forever friends images.
One lucky randomly selected winner this weekm will win their choice of five images.
To be eligible you must use a forever friends image with the theme "stars"

Here's what the design team did:


(used background tree and fence)

(used jingle bells)


(used We're Having a Party)
1.Lesley4.Tip Top


Sunday 6 February 2011

dots and spots winner

The randomly selected winner of the dots and spots challenge is

Sarah, please contact us at for your prize.

Saturday 5 February 2011

forever friends favourite: spots and dots

Wow! what a lot of amazing (and eligible) entries we had for this challenge. It was not easy to choose a favourite, but I loved this card from Sammy at Cricut Butterflies. Love the use of the new Easter stamps!

Sammy wins the right to display the forever friends logo on her blog.

Come back tomorrow to se who has won the prize, there's still time to enter, and don't forget the monthly challenge as well

Thursday 3 February 2011

Monthly challenge: bling sponsored by digi doodles

Email entries:


This month we challenge you to use "bling" alongside your forever friends images.

The challenge is sponsored by digi-doodles. One lucky randomly selected winner will win the images used by Joanne and Sande in this Challenge i.e. fancy frames and and across the bridge.

note that the words used by Poppy are already available free to download from here

as this is the monthly challenge the same rules as last month appliy. There is no Mr Linky. so entries are by posting a comment (with a link to your post) or by emailing your entry to

only entries using forever friends images will be eligible for the prize.




Wednesday 2 February 2011

monthly challenge

Thanks to everyone for making our first monthly challenge a success. The challenge is now closed.
the randomly selected winner is
please contact us at for your prize.

The new monthly challenge should be up later this week, so keep an eye out for it.
there's also still the regular challenge to take part in, in the meantime