15 Jan 2012

C#28 New Crafty Goodies

Good morning fellow crafters

 Welcome to a new year and a new challenge, i hope you all had a lovely time over the festive holidays and I'm sure you all had some lovely crafty goodies from Santa or maybe you treated yourself in the sales, like i did.
A few changes
As you can see our blog has had a bit of a face lift for the new year, we also have a new badge as we are now no longer linked to the forum, please help yourself to our new badge for your blogs

Our challenges from now on will run monthly on the 15th of every month, our Sister blog Sparkles Christmas will continue monthly on the 1st of the month and it's a great time to start you new cards for Christmas which is only 344 days away so get on over there lol

We have sadly lost a very valuable member of the team, Angel.
As you all know Angel was the founder of this challenge blog but problems in her private life have all become too much for her and so the blog has been handed over to  me (Shaz)
We all wish her the very best of luck with her new venture with her son Curtis, Angel you will be very sadly missed good luck flower xx

We have had some new team members join us
Jo, Debbie, Ang & Rebecca I'm sure they will all become valuable members of the team and myself and the rest of the team look forward to working with them.
Rebecca is only 9 years old and is the daughter of Jo, i thought it would be lovely to have a youngster join us oldies lol to try and encourage more youngsters out there to get away from the telly and computers etc and join us.

We have 1 change to the rules and that is from now on you may only enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times, as prizes are involved this makes it fair for all.

Here at Sparkles we have some fabulous sponsors some old favourites and some new ones too.

For this month we are being sponsored by the lovely Emma from Crafty Emma's store, if you  have not been to Emma's store then you must, it's a great store with some fab bargains and excellent service.
Crafty Emma's Store
£10:00 voucher excluding p&p

So your new challenge for this month is to use your
New Crafty Goodies
Here are what the team have created


Great work team x
For more information on how the DT have created their projects
 please follow the links in the sidebar
Thank you to all those who joined us with our 1st Birthday celebrations we were amazed at the amount of beautiful creations made a total of 348 entries  thank you so much.
And thank you for the many comments wishing us Happy Birthday lets hope our second year is as successful as the last
Our winners of our Birthday challenge chosen by random org are.....

Prize 1 from Crafty Emma No 280 Cely (claimed)

Prize 2 from Susan's Crafty Chaos No 151 Kym's crafty cards (claimed)

Prize 3 from Di's Digi's No 99 Pinky (claimed)
Many congratulations ladies gorgeous creations
 please email me (shaz) with your name & address so i can get your prize to you.
Please take our winners badge for your blog

Our top 3 winners
chosen by random org as there were so many gorgeous entries to choose from
No 345 Bonnie O'clair
No 72 Pauline C
No 199 Sande
congratulations ladies please take our top 3 badge for your blog.

Well that's it for this month sorry the post was so long but i had so much to tell you.
 We hope you will join in the fun with us
please leave your link to your creation with the little blue frog

Our next challenge will be February 15th
but please pop back on February 14th to see who our winners & top 3 of C#28 are.
Take care all


  1. Love the fresh new look and wish you all the best Shaz on taking over from Angel. Thanks so much for picking me as one of your winners. I will email you. Loving the inspiration for this months challenge. Hugs

  2. Thank you so much random org for choosing my creation.
    Congratulations to the other winners.
    Hugs Bonnie

  3. Thank you for a fab challenge and fantastic work by the dt. Mel H :o)

  4. Fabulous Challenge, and wonderful creations from all the DT !
    susan x

  5. I love the new look of the blog! It really is fantastic, just like the DT work on your cards. Hugs, dj1952

  6. A great new look to the blog and I love all of the DT creations!!xx

  7. Love the beautiful inspiration from the uber-talented DT! Hugs, dj1952

  8. Hey, so nice thing that I was one in top 3!! Thanks a lot!

    Hugs, SAnde xx