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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

December Winners!

As you may already know, we have a tradition here at Show Us Your Stuff, where we give our sponsors a break in December and allow our Design Team members to play Secret Santa for our winners instead. There were so many gorgeous entries to choose from, so we decided to choose 4 lucky people to receive some Secret Santa love!

Here is a reminder of the challenge...

Our first winner is Morgyn M!

Our second winner is Lizzy Crust!

Our third winner is Barb Holmes!

And our fourth lucky winner is Julia Moules!

Congratulations ladies, and thank you for playing along at Show Us Your Stuff!!

Could you please email us via the contact tab above so we can get your secret santa prizes out to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined in and played along, we hope you are all joining us again with our current challenge!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 Challenge!!

WOW, it is 2017!! Can you believe it? Where did 2016 go?

We start this post with some sad news... this year we are saying goodbye to some awesome team members, who have decided it is time to move on to other things. We are saying bye to Anita, Krisy, Deena, Catie and Sue! :( I would like to say thank you to these awesome ladies, and i hope we will still see them around.  I would like to also say a massive THANK YOU to Sue, who has been by my side for the past 3 years, helping out from the moment i decided to take on this challenge site. I will be extremely sad to see Sue go (and will miss her whip cracking, making sure everything gets done), but it is time for her to spread her wings and move on. Thank you ladies! :)

Now to our January challenge, a summer inspired moodboard! How fun does this look! You can be inspired by this moodboard in anyway you like, as long as we can see where your inspiration has come from! Don't forget to also include your handmade item (made by yourself or somebody else)!

This months sponsor is Burdy's Embellies
One lucky winner will recieve an awesome prize pack from Burdy's! :)
 Look out for a sale at Burdy's Embellies later this month! :)

Our DT examples...

Handmade items: Charms Creations Arrow, and Funky Flairs Studio flair

Handmade items: Charms Creations hessian heart, Rainbow Splendour pin and cloud, {Scrap}this fuzzy felt feather (very old from my stash), Burdy's Embellies cool cogs, Flutterby Designs flair, D-Lish Scraps Cardfetti

Handmade item: Charms Creation arrow

Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour felt bow, polaroid frame, and wood veneer butterfly

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies buttons, and arrows, Resin Rainbow border, Charms Creations spot

We can't wait to see what you do with this moodboard!
Entries need to be linked by midnight Jan 31st

Saturday, December 31, 2016


We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have played along with our challenges this year. Without you, we wouldn't be here! :) 

We would also like to say a massive THANK YOU to our sponsors of 2016! We love and appreciate every one of you! :)

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Art by Leanne Jago

And finally, our awesome Secret Santa DT Team! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

November Winner!!

We have a winner for our November 'No People' challenge!!

Congratulations to Anne P! Check out that hand stitching, it is amazing!!

You have won some awesome goodies from  Kit the Habit!

Could you please email us via the contact tab above so we can get your prize out to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and played along, we hope you are all joining us again with our current challenge!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Mid-Month Reveal!

Hi everyone!
We are definitely in the home stretch until Christmas now - as my kids would say "only ten sleeps to go!" I hope you have all your shopping done and are all organised and ready for the big day!

If you are one of those organised people and you have some creative time up your sleeve, then don't forget to put our challenge on your list! Our challenge this month is to use the sketch provided + the word 'together'. Easy, right? (And don't forget to include a handmade embellishment too - it can either be made by you, or purchased from someone else.)

And as we have done the previous couple of years, we are doing something a bit different for our prize this month...

You won't want to miss it, our design team are always very generous! ;)

Now, onto some inspiration from our team...

Charms Creations heavenly heart and terrific tab: Studio Fourteen40 flairs

Flutterby Designs flair; altered Cocoa Vanilla Studio wood veneer word


Resin flowers, black scroll piece, Pink Daisy Border and butterfly from The Resin Rainbow; 
Apricot Daisy Pin from Rainbow Splendour

Rainbow Splendour flair button; Corbett Creations planes

Burdy's Embellies kit, cogs and DIY button, Rainbow Splendour bow and wood veneer

I hope we have gotten your mojo going and that you can find a little time this month to squeeze our challenge in. Entries need to be linked up prior to midnight, 31st December to be eligible for prizes. 

Finally, I would like to announce that after three years with Show Us Your Stuff my time here has come to an end. Thanks to everyone that has been involved along the way, I am sure I will still "see" you all around. 

Have a merry Christmas!
Over & out.
Sue X

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge!!

OMG where has this year gone? It is nearly Christmas! EEKKKK!!

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, we have a new challenge to share.  
This months chalenge is a sketch with a twist! We would love to see what you can do with this sketch, but we also want you to include the word TOGETHER on your page!
Don't forget to also include your handmade items! :)

And just like last year, we are once again giving our very generous sponsors a break this month, and the winner will be receiving a SECRET SANTA prize!! :)

Here are our DT examples.....

Handmade items: Charms Creations arrow, {not handmade but - Rainbow Splendour veneer}

Handmade items: Charms Creations flag, Rainbow Splendour bow and wood veneer

Handmade item: Burdy's Embellies button

Handmade item: Charms Creations butterfly heart

Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour kit, and Just Add Flair flair

Handmade items: Flutterby Designs flair buttons and wood veneer

Handmade items: Charms Creations Christmas Tree, flair button 

We hope you will play along with us!
All entries are due by midnight December 31!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November mid-month reveal!

This month we have a fun challenge for you! We want you to scrap a page with NO PEOPLE involved!! That's right, you can scrap anything, but we don't want to see any people!
Also don't forget to include your handmade item!

This months sponsor is DT member Emma with her Kit the Habit kits!
One lucky person will win an awesome kit full of embellishments! :)
You can check out Kit the Habits on Facebook.

Here are our 'NO PEOPLE' DT examples:
Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies button, Rainbow Splendour frame, bow, and wood veneer cloud and rainbow

Handmade item: Charms Creations star

Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies Awesome Arrows, Rainbow Splendour cut aparts

Handmade items: Charms creations stars and chevron. Studio 1440 flair

Handmade items: Kit the Habit acrylic, randoms and papers, Rainbow Splendour veneers, Charms Creations tab

Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour bow and cloud wood veneer, D'lish Scraps flair, handmade journal tag and lots of altered Scrapmatts Chipboard; Colour Blast Shimmer paste through a stencil. 

Handmade items: clear scallop border, clear lattice pieces (cut up), resin striped dots, resin mint alphabet letters, rapple and heart by The Resin Rainbow.
Flag, stars, tassel, flair and tab by D-Lish scraps

We hope you will join in this fun challenge!

All entries need to be linked by midnight November 30!