Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Countdown - Week 3

Hi Everyone - Lowri here and welcome to Week 3 of our Christmas Countdown. Earlier today we announced the winner of the Week One Challenge - check out all the lovely entries here and Congratulations to Carol who won the Merry Medley Collection from Kaisercraft!

**Shop Specials**
This week in the shop - all our Christmas Bling and Christmas Rubons and Christmas Stickers are discounted by 20%. It's a great time to grab a bargain and start making your Christmas cards and gifts!

Weekly Round-Up
What a great week of inspiration we have had from the Design Team again! We saw layouts, an album, a paper wreath and a fabulous tutorial showing how to make a hexagonal exploding box from Lisa.

You can link directly to each post by clicking on the names here:
Lindsey, Betsy, Christine, Lisa and Lowri

Design Team News
Sandy was featured in GingerScraps on-line magazine - take a look here. This gorgeous photo was one of a few featured - it makes me want to reach out and touch the screen it's so lovely!
Louise featured this cute card on her blog which uses some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. Head on over and read all about it!

Featured Project of the Week
Jess Mutty from the US is a wonderfully talented crafter with a blog filled with inspiring projects and photographs. This week she created this AMAZING Advent Banner for her family
She has hand-made all the bags and envelopes and the attention to detail on this project is just so gorgeous. I also saw she has just posted some cards on her blog that are stunningly stylish - so take a look and say a friendly **HI!!** from New Zealand!


We are going to be sharing some more ideas this week for cards - but this time though we will be pulling out all of the stops and showing you how you can make people say - "Wow - how DID she do that!"

For some additional inspiration - here are a couple of cards created by the DT last year.

Tri-fold Card by Lowri McNabb - Details here

Shaker Card by Clarissa Hardy - details here

Week Three Challenge
You can WIN yourself the Theresa Collins "Christmas Home" and Jenni Bowlin "Holiday 2011" papers by entering YOUR "Impress your Friends" Christmas Cards into last week's challenge by Saturday 26th November.
Email us a picture of your project and PLEASE name the file you send with your full name as this makes it a lot easier for us to administer the competition! Send your entry to

Week Two Challenge 
You also have until this Saturday November 19th to enter the Week Two - Layouts and Photo Gifts Challenge and the prize is a Kaisercraft Advent Calender.

Week One Challenge
The winner of this challenge was Carol Noakes with this lovely card using the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Collection.

Any questions - please post a comment.
Lowri :-)


  1. Great! I can't wait to see what everyone submits!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out Lowri. Hope lots of you enter the Week 3 challenge 'cos the prizes are just fantastic !