Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Blog event - This weekend!!

Many of you will already know of Jennifer and the amazing work she creates as a member of our design team! 

This weekend, she is hosting her own fabulous blog event!

The fun kicks off this coming Friday with posts every hour from 4pm-10pm and then from 10am-10pm on Saturday and Sunday (BST) including a blog hop, tips, tutorials, challenges and lots of GIVEAWAYS! 

See more info over on her blog here!! 

You don't want to miss it!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Monthly Challenge 6 (June/July)

It's time for a new monthly challenge here at S J Crafts!!

Challenge # 6

With the Queen's Jubilee just a few weeks ago and the Olympics fast approaching our theme this month is:

Red, White And Blue!

You can use all 3 colours or a combination of just two of them!

You can of course add in some extra neutral colours eg; black, cream, beige and small amount of any additional colours but the main colours must be Red, White and Blue!!

Closing date for entries is: 18th July at 1pm.

One random winner will win a £5 voucher to spend in the SJ Crafts Shop!

Please remember to check out the monthly challenge rules on the tab at the top of this blog, before entering. A quick reminder of our main rules:

Your entry may be a card, scrapbook layout or any other papercraft project.
Please link directly to your post & not a general link to your blog. 
You must mention and include a link back to the challenge in your entry post.
No back linking please - new work only.
One random entry will win a prize. The winner must contact me by e mail to receive their prize. A few of our favourites will also be selected to be featured on this blog!
The final (& most important rule) is to have fun!!

As usual, we have some sample projects from the S J Crafts Design Team!

If you want to see more of their work, just click on their name to visit their blog.

"6 Boys and a Tent = No Sleep" Layout 

With all the jubilee celebrations this year, red white and blue was the choice for the teenage birthday celebrations. 

Louise's supplies: Patterned red paper from dilly dally 6 x 6 pad,  Glitz and Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers, Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch to create the bunting.

"A Jubilee Party" Layout

Jennifer's supplies include: Prima fairy belle 6x6 papers, alphas, flower, and chipboard, Dear Lizzy roller date stamp, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text life stickers  and Papermania Portobello Road papers.

I wasn't sure at first whether I could combine the baby blue and the royal blue hues on one page, but as they were both in the photo I thought I'd give it a go, and I like it! I added some cream rather than more white as it softens the blues and red, and helps to keep it girly!

"Bond -  A Very British Hero" Layout

This layout is about one of our trips to Beaulieu to see their new exhibition entitled "Bond - a very British hero"! The exhibition is 50 iconic vehicles to celebrate 50 years of Bond films. I kept the photos apart from each other because they are quite busy as are the papers.

We look forward to seeing your red, white and blue projects!!

Please remember to link directly to your blog post and to include a link back to the challenge.

If you do not have a blog, please e mail your entry to me at sarah@sjpapercrafts.co.ukand I'll upload it for you.

Good Luck and have fun!!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Challenge 4 (Favourites) Winner and Top 3

Huge Apologies for the extreme lateness of this post!!
Better late than never!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the "Favourites" Challenge (Challenge 4) way back in April & May!! 

So, at last I can announce that the winner of the mystery prize, selected using random.org is.....

No 38 !!

That's Michaela !!!  Well Done! 

Please e mail me sarah at sj papercrafts (dot) co (dot) uk and with your address details to send you your prize!       

The TOP 3!!

The Design Team enjoyed visiting your blogs and have helped me select the following 3 projects as our Favourites!!

Tine - with her beautiful fairy project!

Lis-M - with her stunning card!

Cathy D - an amazing mini album of a visit to the States of America!

Congratulations to all the Top 3 entries!! 

If you would like to display our "Top 3" badge on your blog please e mail me sarah at s j papercrafts (dot) co (dot) uk and I'll get it sent to you!!

Our current challenge (Challenge 5) is still open here! But you'll need to be quick as it close tomorrow at 1pm (Thurs 21st) and a new challenge will up later this week!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New Echo Park Collection!

It's been a busy morning here with deliveries!

I've just uploaded the gorgeous new collection from Echo Park!

So Happy Together is bright and fresh, with a colour palette of blues, pinks, orange, greens and yellow. 
With cute images of home, travel, sweet little birds and patterns of chevrons, hexagons, flowers, dots and stripes it's perfect for almost any layout.

Here's the papers, stickers and alphas:

And the other side of those beautiful papers:

You can see and buy the whole collection here!!

Also, we are now stocking the American Crafts Adhesive Runners in solid and Strip!!

American Crafts ~ This To That ~ Adhesive Runner with Refill (SOLID) *New*  American Crafts ~ This To That ~ Adhesive Runner with Refill (STRIP) *New*
Finally, don't forget to check out the bargains in our June Sale!!

Enjoy your day!!

Sarah x