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Saturday 13 April 2013

April Challenge is Here

Thanks to everyone who entered our Challenge last month, we had some fab entries. 

And the winner of the £20 J & C Gift Voucher  who was chosen at random from the March entries is
No 7 - Susan
Could you please e-mail Jenny at  jenny@jandccreations.co.uk with your Snail Mail Address.
Our Top Three from March are:
No 13 - Lynne
No 8 - Cindy
No 12 - Joyce
Thank you for your wonderful creations, can you grab the Top 3 Banner and add it to your sidebar and show it off!
AND FOR OUR PRIZE THIS MONTH WE ARE SPONSORED BY  Jennie & Denise from J & C Creations who are offering a fabulous £20 Voucher to spend on the website
The Design Team  will be posting some fabulous creations on the J & C Creations blog to inspire you over the coming month.  The website features lots of new crafty products and the blog is easily linked for you to purchase items seen in the projects.  Click the logo to the side of the post to be transported to crafty heaven!

The Challenge title this month is Nurturing.  It can be a card or project depicting what this means to you.  It's your interpretation of the title.  To give you a little help this is what the definition states:

1. to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring.
2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
3. to bring up; train; educate. –noun
4. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
5. development: the nurture of young artists.
6. something that nourishes; nourishment; food.

To enter this months challenge, please post your entry on your blog and use the InLinkz box at the bottom of the competition blog post to provide a direct link to your project. The rules are that we only require 1 item which can be purchased from J & C Creations to be featured on your project.  Please include this on your blog post. The Challenge will close at 6pm on the 12th Mayl.

As always, could we ask a huge favour please; could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead. Please, pretty please, it’s ever so easy to do  and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear. Also, can we remind you nicely that it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.

Sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the moment, but please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.
Here is some inspiration to get you started on this month’s Challenge, we will be posting more inspiration throughout April and May.

 April Challenge - Nurturing - Georgina

Here is my card for a couple who's just had there baby!!

Products used:
Checkered backing paper
White Card
Marianne Design Creatable Border Die (J & C Creations)
Marianne Design Creatable Corner Die (J & C Creations)
Magnolia Tilda Stamp coloured in with Tim Holtz distress Inks (J & C Creations)
Brown Ribbon
Heart embellishment (J & C Creations)

 April Challenge - Nurturing - Sue

I chose the Penny Black stamp showing a patient mouse teaching cat to drive!  

Items used:
  • Memento Inks in Tuxedo black, Summer Sky and London Fog.
  • Stamps of Woodware - Balloon, Penny Black - miniful.
  • Mask from crafters workshop - mini cityscape.
  • Promarkers
  • White cardstock
  • Tim Holtz chit chat words 
 April Challenge - Nurturing - Natalie B

J & C Nurturing

Available from
J & C Creations

Stamp - ‘Minding Shelty’ – Penny 
Card – Coredinations
Double sided paper – Best Creations
White flower – Prima
Dies used: Spellbinders ‘Labels 2’ & 
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations On The Edge ‘Brackets'

April Challenge - Nurturing - Natalie

6x6 Card Blank

Pre Coloured Die Cut Image by LOTV
Echo Park & LOTV Papers
Sentiment Stamp by Papermania
Flowers, Paper Doily, Button, Seam Binding Ribbon, Cheesecloth, Dew Drops & Glitter
Ranger Glossy Accents & PVA Glue

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  1. Thanks so much for selecting my card in your Top 3! Have yourselves a wonderful weekend.
    Joyce xx

    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts. ope to see your enteries in many more monthly competitions with J & C

  2. How exciting to be in the Top 3!! Thanks so much, Cindy xx

    1. Thank you for your entry. Hope to see you a lot more in the coming months

  3. Thank you Mr RO for picking my number and well done to the top 3 winners too. x Susan x

    1. You're welcome. Hope to see more of your work in the coming months

  4. I've just linked my card but have entered the wrong link to my post. Please can you delete for me. Thanks

    1. Hi Kelly
      I have changed the link to match with your entry

  5. Fabulous challenge theme an super DT inspiration xx

    1. Many thanks for your support and kind words.