Sunday, 4 April 2010

Magical Crafts Challenge #12 and Critters & Cogs Final Preview Day

Good Morning Everyone and a Happy Easter to you all!!!

It's a gorgeous start to the day here today, so we are off to the local carboot and market in a bit before going to pick up MIL who is spending the day with us.  But before I nip off I best share with you the next challenge on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenges and the final preview for Pollycraft's 'Critters & Cogs'!!



Thank you to everyone who joined in with our last challenge which was Spring/Easter, it was such a delight to see so many fresh spring colours and lots of bunnies and chicks, and again it was another record breaker for the number of entries.

Our next challenge for you over on Magical Crafts is.....


A fairly easy one really we just want to see you use animals on your projects whether they are cute, cuddly, furry, feathery, funny or just plain  We welcome back our monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp, the winner will win a $10 spend in their store!!

The DT loved this animal themed challenge and have come up as usual with some superb inspiration for you, so be sure to check them out on the challenge blog.  Here's mine.....


Stamp - House Mouse (a RAK from my SIL, so don't know the correct name for it)

Papers - Papermania and Artilicious
Colouring Medium - Watercolour Pencils and Sansodor

Flowers & Leaves - Punched from the papers using Flower punches from Woodware and MS Frond Leaf

Flower Doily Border - Martha Stewart

Other Embellishments - Dew Drops from stash, coloured with permanent markers

Raindrops - 3D effect using Diamond Glaze


We do hope you will join us for our new challenge, remember we are a multi-craft challenge blog, so accept all kinds of crafts not just papercrafts as long as you stick to the challenge theme.



Yep it's the final day of previews for the 'Critters & Cogs' and tomorrow the digital images and clear stamp sentiments will be released and available from the Pollycraft Shop.  So today is the preview for the final three images which remember you could be in with a chance of winning if you enter today's prize draw over on Tales from Pollycraft, and if you haven't yet entered the previous three day's draws then you still have time to enter those also.  As well as entering the draws you'll also be able to see all of the images and the awesome work from the DT, so make sure you hippty hop over to the Tales from Pollycraft blog, but before you do here's a little taster from me using one of todays previewed images....

This cute little cogcake is called 'Lovebot'


Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Critters & Cogs - Lovebot' (released 5th April)

Papers - Blonde Moments

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Sakura

Stamped Sentiments - Pollycraft 'Critters & Cogs Clear Stamp Sentiment Set (released 5th April)

Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Embellishments - Little cog buttons from stash


Well we hope you have enjoyed the past 4 days of previews for the new 'Critters & Cogs' and remember they will all be released tomorrow (Monday 5th April) and available from the Pollycraft Shop, and don't forget that there is a new Pollycraft Challenge tomorrow also!!!


Enjoy your Easter Sunday all, and don't be eating all those chocolate eggs at


Joanne xxx


Poppy said...

great cards.Hope you have a lovely day. Happy easter.

the crafty duck said...

Hi Joanne, gorgeous cards, love those mice, love your new blog look too, lots of love Steph

Jill said...

Happy Easter Joanne, I love the HM image and your layout, the papers are gorgeous, great kids card using the new pollycraft image hugs Jill xx

shellshearer said...

Hope your not spending to much lol....
love your cards hun...think I'm gonna have to give in to this urge to get these latest digi's from Pollycraft lol
Have a great day, hugs shell xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
two gorgeous cards, luv the house mouse image, pretty papers & layout, have good day hun, xx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Joanne, love your cards, the house mouse image is cute

Hugs Jackie xx

Liz said...

love both your cards love the top image its fab sorry I was so late posting just got home was away for a short break managed to do commente to about 110 none after that sorry some entries we had
Hope your having a lovely time over the Easter weekend

liz x

Lisa said...

Hi Joanne, Gorgeous cards! Hope you have had a lovely day. Your blog makeover looks fab and I hope you don't mind but I popped over to Leelou blogs and picked up one of the free templates.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

All of the critters and cogs cards look great Jo and your card for Magical Crafts is really sweet. Glad to see you are managing to craft again with your shoulder x

iReneM said...

Two lovely cards, Joanne.
Just love the mice :-)


Doreen said...

Two really lovely cards,I do like the mouse

Total Pageviews

Snag a Button

FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed


Blog Awards 2008 - 2011