Monday 22 April 2013

Fortnightly Challenge 60

Hi everybody and welcome to our latest Fortnightly Challenge. 

We have two lovely sponsors as usual for this challenge.

Our Randomly Selected Winner's prize is sponsored by the lovely

Little Miss Muffet - the shop can be found HERE
and the blog can be found HERE
who are providing our lucky winner with
3 images of their choice from the web-store.

"Howdy from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This little shoppe was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It isn't too difficult to imagine how I ended up here since I've been drawing and coloring from the moment I picked up a crayon. Now as I sit in my hobby room I get to share my passion with my own Little Miss Muffets who love to work along side of me. Now I'm excited to share creations from two additional artists... Pollycraft by Paula and introducing Simply Sophia!! With our three unique styles there is something you are sure to enjoy!"

Our Forever Friends Favourite's prize is sponsored by the lovely
who are providing our lucky winner with
a $10.00 voucher to spend at their web-store.

The theme of our challenge is to

We were joined for this challenge by Guest Designer Katie, who won the Forever Friends Favourite spot in a previous challenge.

We were also joined by some ladies from Little Miss Muffet's Design Team to Guest Design for this challenge:



... and some more ladies from Di's Digi Downloads Design Team





And here's the inspiration from our own wonderful design team :)

Claire using Little Miss Muffet image

Julie using Little Miss Muffet image

Karen using Little Miss Muffet image

Linda using Little Miss Muffet image...

...and using Forever Friends image

Lisa using Little Miss Muffet image

Mags using Little Miss Muffet image...

...and using Forever Friends image

Manderly using Little Miss Muffet image

Sandra using Little Miss Muffet image...

...and using Forever Friends image

Shirl using Little Miss Muffet image


Looking forward to seeing all your flowery creations :)

Sunday 21 April 2013

Winners of Fortnightly Challenge 59

Hi everybody!

Here are the details of the winners for Challenge 59. The Randomly Selected Winner, 
sponsored by the lovely 
who is providing the winner with the choice of one image from the following three: Enchanted Slumber, Thanks Mum or Easter Lily Fairy

who made this gorgeous card:

Congratulations, Adina!
Please take our badge for your blog :)

Our Forever Friends Favourite, as chosen by the Design Team from all entries using Forever Friends products,
sponsored by the wonderful
who are providing the winner with 

who made this beautiful card!

Congratulations, Chanelle!
Please take our badge for your blog - we'd also love to have you as our next Guest Designer!

Congratulations ladies, please get in touch with Diane at

Come back tomorrow for our latest challenge!
Love from the Forever Friends DT xxx

Sunday 14 April 2013

Reminder - Monthly Challenge for April

 Hello Everyone...

Its time for a reminder about our current Monthly Challenge for April.... 

Scroll further down this post for information on how to enter the challenge and
details about our 2 wonderful sponsors The Ribbon Girl and Pink Gem Designs

Just look at the fabulous inspiration from some of the FF Monthly Design Team; as usual, their cards are absolutely beautiful.... thanks very much 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.

To be added shortly


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)

To be added shortly

Using 'Skateboard Andy' from Pink Gem Designs
(Shirt, skateboard and Letters have been paper pieced) 

 Using 'Skateboard Andy from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends Bear
(Tshirt /Heart have been paper pieced)

Using 'Baby Girl Bundle' from Pink Gem Designs
(Bundle has been paper pieced)

Using 'Faye with Dandelion from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends Bear
(Rose, Dress / Flower, Ears have been paper pieced) 

Using 'Football Teddy ' from Pink Gem Designs and a Forever Friends Bear
(Shirt, Boots / Baby Shawl have been paper pieced)

The theme of the challenge is
'Paper Piecing'

Please DO NOT enter your card via this post, 
as it will not be counted  

Click HERE to be taken to the main challenge posting where you will be able to enter your card via Inlinkz

We have a fabulous candy give-away prize for the month of April
Joanna Sheen our sponsor has kindly donated a decoupage pack of House Mouse papers .... click HERE to enter

Now.... here's a reminder of the great prizes on offer from our wonderful sponsors...

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.

You don't have to use Forever Friends Bear on your cards, 
but we would love you to do so... 

If you use Forever Friend Bear images/products on your card, 
you will be entered into the Randomly Selected Winners Draw  
(the same as everyone who enters the challenge), 
but, in addition - you will also be entered into a second draw called 
'The Forever Friends Favourite Winners Draw'
the winner of this draw is chosen by the Monthly DT ladies....

Don't forget we also run a Fortnightly Challenge too...
this times theme is 'Die Cuts/Punches', 
click (here) for further details.

Hope you can join us for our Challenge
Happy Crafting

Beary Hugs
Diane and the Design Team Ladies xx

Remember : up to 3 entries per challenge only

Monday 8 April 2013

Challenge 59 - Diecuts/Punches

Hi everybody and welcome to our latest challenge!

Before I get into the details, just a quick reminder about our Monthly Candy Giveaway that's going on at the moment! We're sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen and there's a fantastic prize up for grabs, so don't forget to go and enter! It's open until April 30th.

Please see HERE for our previous challenge's winners and the winner of Challenge 56's redraw.

This fortnight's challenge is the fun theme of

Die Cuts/Punches

Nice and easy :)

We have two lovely sponsors as usual :)

Our Randomly Selected Winner's prize is sponsored by 
Michelle Perkett 
See HERE for her store
See HERE for her blog

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamps are full of whimsy, magic and inspiration. Michelle's images are now licensed with Sparkle N Sprinkle ( who are currently selling her digital stamp images and also creating lots of new rubber stamp sets with her designs. Michelle has also designed for The Angel Company and with FairieSong Art Stamps. Here is Michelles new Rubber Stamp set called, "A Mother's Love" which can be purchased from Sparkle N Sprinkle, click here for more details.

The prize is one of the following digis:

Our Forever Friends Favourite sponsor is the wonderful

Bearly Mine Designs is a new sponsor to us here at Forever Friends, so welcome! We're very glad to have you on board, thank you so much for choosing to sponsor us.

Please visit the Bearly Mine Designs webstore, to see their great selection of Digital Papers for all your cardmaking needs.

See HERE for Donna's own blog
See HERE for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog
See HERE for the Design Team Gallery

The prize for the lucky winner is 
A £10 voucher to spend in the webstore :)

We were joined as a Guest Designer by Linda, the Forever Friends Favourite from Challenge 57. Here's the gorgeous creation she made :)

We were joined by a number of Bearly Mine DT member to Guest Design for us, and here's what they came up with - lovely to see some Forever Friends bears on their gorgeous cards! :)

Pauline (who's also a member of our Monthly Design Team!)

We were also joined by some of Michelle Perkett's Design Team, who made these fab creations :)

And here's our own Design Team's inspiration for you :) We were lucky enough to receive papers from Bearly Mine, and images from Michelle Perkett to use for our DT cards :)

We're looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations featuring punches and/or diecuts!
Love from the Forever Friends Design Team xxx