Friday, 19 January 2018

Embossing (Dry or Heat)

Hello and welcome to the first challenge of 2018 from the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. I'm Christine and I'll be your host this time together with the Snowflakes Design Team.  

Before we tell you about our new challenge, we'd like to thank everyone who responded to our DT call last year - we were overwhelmed by the response and wish we could have taken everyone on!

Please join us in welcoming the following ladies to our Design Team:








The theme of this first challenge is:  

Use embossing, either heat or dry - or maybe both if you are feeling adventurous

our wonderful sponsor is:

SheepSki Designs

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers. I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey. I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby Welcome to my world Andrea xx 

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this 2 weeks. 

We look forward to visiting your blogs and 

seeing your gorgeous creations. 

Please remember, Christmas Cards only and they must comply with the theme of embossing

Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in 

your blog post, in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! 

Thursday evening 1st February () is the deadline 

for your creation to qualify for the prizes.

Deanne using Winter Robin

Jackie using Huddle

Caz using Gnome for Christmas

Christine using "Gnome For Christmas"

Monday, 11 December 2017

Winners and Top 3 - Traditional Christmas Colours

Good morning - it's Helen here to announce the winner and top 3 of our 'traditional Christmas colours' challenge.

Our sponsor for the challenge was the wonderful:

and the winner of a digi stamp of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter store, chosen by Randon.Org is:

70. Irene M

Congratulations, Irene - please e-mail me to claim your prize:

And now our top 3 - a very difficult choice as we had over a hundred entries!

In order of entrance:

Congratulations to you all - don't forget to take a badge for your blog!

Our current challenge is a month long 'anything Christmas goes' challenge - we've had lots of great entries already!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we'll see you next year!

Helen x 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Anything Christmas Goes

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here with our final challenge of  2017!

Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge, don't forget to check back on Monday to see if you were one of our winners or top 3.

Our theme for this challenge is:

"anything Christmas goes"

nice and easy and perfect for this time of year!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.
We began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer. As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.

Both teams have joined in with this challenge so there's plenty of inspiration for you!

Kath using Nativity Andy Card Topper Digi Kit

Judith using Gingerbread Man

Big thanks to the Design Team for all their cards and their fantastic designs throughout the year!

We're looking forward to seeing your creations - please remember it's Christmas designs only and you must link up your card and not your whole blog.

This challenge will run for a month so the last date to link up your creations will be 4 January at 5pm.

If you entered our DT call, I am currently looking through all the entries and will be in touch with everyone very soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Winter Wonderland Challenge!!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Design Team Call - 2018

Do you love making Christmas cards throughout the year?  We're looking for some more Design Team members for Winter Wonderland to join us in January 2018.

Here's what you need to know about the way we work:

1. You will need to make a project for the challenge once every four weeks - we work in two teams with challenges posted every fortnight.

2. You will be commenting on every challenge - we have a rota and you will be responsible for one number in ten.

3. We work with sponsors for most challenges so you must be able to use digi stamps on your creations.

4. You need to be a Facebook user as our DT group is there with all the themes, images etc.

5. We all take turns hosting challenges - there is guidance and help available if you haven't done this before.

6. You need to be able to take good quality photos of your cards and ensure they are submitted on time.

Above all, you need to have be a lover of Christmas creations and be willing to be part of a team and have fun!!

DT members will be starting in January 2018 for a six month term which can be extended if you and we would like to.

If you're interested in joining us, please e-mail Helen with a link to your blog - the e-mail address is:

This DT call will remain open until 30 November.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Winners and Top 3 - Tag You're It!

Good morning - it's Helen here to announce the winner and top 3 from our 'tag you're it' challenge.

Our sponsor for the challenge was the wonderful:

and the lucky winner of the £10 voucher from them is:

Jane - please e-mail me to claim your prize:

And now our top 3 in order of entry:

All fabulous cards - don't forget to take your badge to display on your blog!

You can find our current challenge here 

Helen and the WW Design Team xx 

Friday, 24 November 2017

Traditional Christmas Colours - Red and Green

Good morning - it's Helen here with today's new challenge.

A big thank you to everyone who entered our last challege - don't forget to check back on Monday to see if you were a winner or chosen as one of our top 3!

For today's new challenge we'd like to see you use:


Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful:

who are offering the winner one digi image of their choice

Their store is here -

and their challenge blog is here -

And here is some inspiration for the DT:

using Winter Bunnies


using Snowman and Bird

We are looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Please remember it's Christmas projects only and you must link back to your project not your blog when you enter.

The challenge will close on Thursday 7 December at 5pm.

Helen and the Winter Wonderland DT Girls x

Monday, 13 November 2017

13 November - Winner of Fun Folds

Hi it's Cindy here and it's time to announce the winner and Top 3
of the Fun Folds Challenge.

Thank you for all your gorgeous entries and for joining
us at Winter Wonderland. We loved seeing all of your wonderful creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

And our WINNER is:


To claim your prize please e-mail Helen a

The top 3 are:




Congratulations  Ladies!!
Please remember to take your badges for your blogs.  
They can be found in the tab at the top.

Thank you for joining in our Challenge with all your 
beautiful cards. Please join us again.

We are also looking to increase our DT Teams. 
If you would like to join us
take a look at the post pinned at the top of the blog.

Cindy and the Snowflake Teamies