Fancy some fun? This is just a slight diversion from my CHA report, and I expect most of you have already know what I'm about to refer to and possibly already completed the quest. But for those of you that aren't aware, there is a special challenge AND Blog Hop going on as we speak. And for which there is more than one opportunity to win some really cool prizes. "So what do I have to do?" I hear you cry.
Well firstly, don't panic and rush, both the Challenge and Blog Hop will run for two weeks - closing at midnight GMT on 13th February 2010.
As we (Sir Stampalot) have just relocated to new premises (not far, just next door but one) - finally vacated our old building at midday yesterday, the theme of the Challenge is 'Moving'. Create a project (card, LO, box etc) based on the theme 'Moving', whether relating to moving home, a moving sentiment/greeting as the focal point, a project which involves movement (ie a waterfall card, or slider card) or whatever takes your fancy and however you wish to interpret this theme. For the first prize, we've donated a really cool gadget - a 'Hello Kitty' Sizzix Big Shot with extended cutting platform, plus dies including two of the fabulous Sizzix Bigz dies which cut boxes and shaped cards.
There are also 2, yes 2, runner's up prizes for the Challenge.
But that's not all, oh no, there is also a Blog Hop for which there is a prize for every stop of the blog hop - that's an additional 10 prizes as there are a total of 10 very lovely, creative, enthusiastic bloggers who are involved in this exciting event.
You'll need to visit the blog of the ring leader, organiser and total all round angel Brenda. From Brenda, you'll pick up a letter clue, you'll need to leave a comment and then progress and repeat with the next blogger on the list. Each stage is well laid out so you know where you've come from and where you're going, as well as what to do in the event that I've managed to totally confuse you!
All the rules, terms and conditions for both the challenge and blog hop, can be found at each of the 10 stages of the blog hog.
Each of the DT fantastic members involved in this Blog Hop that you'll need to visit, are listed in my sidebar. And every one of them has created projects for your inspiration. Must admit that we are so blown away by all their creations, which are so stunning and special. We feel so blessed to have such lovely ladies producing artwork for and involving Sir Stampalot. I'm lucky enough to have Brenda's masterpiece at the shop. She popped round on Sunday with hubby Eddy - supposedly for a quick 5 minute drop off but ended up staying about 5 hours or more helping to move bits from one unit to the other - what stars! Words can honestly not express how special her inspirational artwork for this challenge is. I have the mini scrapbook in our counter display for safe keeping and to show off to you all on your next visit, I know Brenda has featured it on her blog but you really do have to see it in the flesh, it's so awesome.
This seems to be quite a long post, I actually started last night when we finally got in about 2am from work, sitting up in bed with my hot water bottle and laptop, busily writing up this blog but then promptly feel asleep in the middle of it all. Woke up to find Andy taking my glasses off and tucking me in :)
So finally finishing the post off tonight instead.
It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to all of these blog hopper hosts, and especially Brenda, for all of the time and effort in making this happen. Brenda's had more than her share of issues to deal over the last few weeks but has been happily soldering on with this event and really worked extremely hard in overseeing the whole event, and loving every minute of it.
Good luck one and all.
Next post i'll revert back to more CHA news...
oh, due to the move, BT have managed to cut our new phone lines and I'm still going through the backlog of emails while we were away at CHA so please be patient, all your queries and comments are very important to us and we will respond to all your correspondences.
meanwhile, happy stamping