Wednesday 1 May 2013

May's New Challenge #22 "Spring has Sprung"

Wow, April has come and gone and I've hardly noticed!  But I'm so glad that May is here, it's probably my favourite month of the year and spring has finally arrived in this part of the world.  The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I feel so much better.  
The trees in my garden are all springing into leaf and the daffodils are dancing . . . I love it! 

So in honour of the arrival of the sunshine our new challenge is

"Spring Has Sprung"

But before I go any further it's time to announce the winners of our last challenge.
We had so many wonderful entries last month, thank you to all those who took the time to enter and show us what you'd been up to.
It was impossible to select just one winner and so we employed to pick our winner for us (as usual, lol)

He chose number 78, that was you Lillian A with this super cute card

Congratulations Lillian please email me at to claim your prize.

The Top 3 was chosen by Kelly this time, glad it wasn't my job, it would have been so difficult . . . they were all so good but here's her decision in no particular order:




Congratulations ladies, please take our winner's blinkie from our sidebar

Now onto our next challenge, it's easy peasy really, in celebration of the arrival of the sunshine and spring we would like to see your projects which reminds us that 

"Spring has Sprung"

Any occasion, any sentiment that you like, just as long as we can spot something spring like in your entry and a bear of course (most important!)

This month's challenge is generously sponsored by Kerry of Ladybug Crafts Ink

Here's what Kerry has to say . . .

My name is Kerry and I'm the owner of Ladybug Crafts Ink, an independent stamp and digi company. I've been making cards since 2000 and I'd always dreamed of having my own line of stamps and in 2009 my dream came true when Nikki & Friends was born. Since then Ruby Fairies, Magnum & Lily and The Teenagers are but a few of the collections I've added. Billie Bear, our most recent addition, has proved extremely popular and will be joined very soon with a new release this month!

Kerry has kindly offered two cling stamps of the winner's choice as the prize this month, this is so great, I would like to win!!  Pop over to her store and you'll soon see what I mean.
Billie Bear is just adorable . . . 

Here's what the DT came up with this month . . . 

Helen - using Swinging Billie

Kelly - using Swinging Billie

Me (Julie Ann)

Kerry from Ladybugs Craft - using Watering Can Billie

Sally - using Watering Can Billie

Wendy - using Swinging Billie


Anne-Marie - using Watering Can Billie

Deborah - using Swinging Billie

See, Billie is just so sweet!
Stunning work ladies, thank you.

Well now it's over to you, we would love you to join in with us this month.
Please click the blue frog below to enter but please don't forget that your entry MUST feature a bear or a teddy to meet the challenge rules.

Thanks for stopping by

Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

Design Team Call - Whilst I'm here, let me just tell you that we are expanding our Design Team, so if you're interested please click HERE.  Don't be shy . . . let us see what you can do!


Chrissy said...

YIPEE!! Top 3...thank you so much...see you this month too...


Sue said...

such gorgeous DT creations, thank you for a fabulous challenge
Sue xx

Lillian A said...

Thanks, Mr Random-org for choosing my number for the prize!! Julie Ann, I've emailed you three times and haven't gotten a reply as to how I'm to obtain my prize - would hate to "lose" if my time runs out - I have tried to claim it, truly I have . . .

♥Gemma♥ said...

Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
hugs and xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Wow just came across your wonderful blog and love teddies I collect stuffed teddies and have just started with teddy stamps, I'm so excited to see all the lovely DT works and now Im off to create a lovely card hugs xx

Granmargaret said...

Congratulations to the winners. Lovely cards by the DT. I have just added my card I made today. Thank you for the challenge.