Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wonder Woman!

Sir Stampalot are truly fortunate to have such wonderful people helping us out, and one very special lady is our Brenda.

I'm sure you are all following her wonder blog "Floral Fantasies", but for those who haven't succumbed to her daily, inspirational accounts - where have you been!!!??

You may recall last month, the Sir Stampalot Blog Hop and 'Moving' Challenge that the lovely Brenda organised on our behalf.
Well, firstly congratulations to the winner of the Challenge: Emma.
who won this wonderful Hello Kitty Bigshot

Why not visit Emma's blog "MetallicButterfly".
And you can see the rest of the winners here by scrolling down the post.
Along with all the submitted projects by checking out the Mr Linky links here at the bottom of the post.

WELL, due to everyone having such a blast with that event, we've decided to have our very own Sir Stampalot Challenge and run it every month, starting 1st April - no joke!

Now, I say "we" in a very literal sense as it's Brenda's project. She's organising it fantastically with the help of 7 creative young ladies:


As well as cool prizes on the Challenge itself, they'll be a blog award for those that make the Top 3.

The light bulb above Brenda has been shining brightly for the last few weeks as she's been coming up with all wonderful ideas and methodologies. And along the way, Brenda has certainly had to pick up lots of computer and blogging skills with this assignment, from creating logos to getting serious with Mr Linky!

And to keep you all on the edge of your seats while you wait for the first challenge and prize to be announced, Brenda's running weekly Blog Candy giveaways consisting of Hero Arts products donated by us, Sir Stampalot.

All the info about the Blog Candy and the Challenge itself can be found on the special Sir Stampalot Challenge Blog created, organised, updated and lovingly looked after by Brenda herself.
You'll also find info at the blogs of each of the wonderful design team who are assisting Brenda and will be providing lots of inspiration to help you with your Challenge entries. Don't forget, the first Challenge will be announced on April 1st so get your heat gun warmed up, find that button box, replace the blade in your craft knife, reink those inkpads and and roll up your sleeves in readiness.

Good Luck one 'n all

And if you are local to Peterborough and want to see Brenda getting messy and having fun (did I say that?, I meant working hard), then pop along to Sir Stampalot store anytime this Saturday (20th March) from 10am - 4pm when we are holding a free stamping demonstration day. Free refreshments will be available as always on a demo day. And we have a plethora of Brenda's artwork that will be on display, so please feel free to bring your camera.

Hope to see you Saturday.

And remember, a stamp's not just for a challenge, it's for life!

- janicex


Fliss said...

Really lovely to read all this as being a friend (online) of Brenda's, I know just how hard she works and had no idea how she manages to do so much.
I wish I lived nearer as I'd love to come to the shop too.
Looking forward to the first challenge.
Felicity x

pinky said...

Its so nice to see wonder woman at work lol. She is a pillar of strength and inspiration to us all. Hugs

Tracy said...

Oh I do wish I lived nearer so I could pop in tomorrow and say hi to you all. And wonder woman Lol! Brenda has inspired so many people and certainly kept me crafting with all her help, tips and techniques, she's always willing to help with anything she can, and I am forever grateful. And when the new challenge starts, everyone will see how organised and well thought out the blog is due to Brenda.
Thanks Brenda and all at Sir Stampalot
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

I have to agree - Brenda IS wonder woman! Also a big thank you Janice and Andy for providing the lovely goodies on offer and for calling me a young lady, lol! I am fortunate enough to live just over an hour's drive away and can confirm Brenda (and Janice and Andy) are just as lovely and inspirational IRL. Having seen some of the DT's work for the first challenge all I can say is you are in for a real treat!

brenda said...

Now I do hope I fit that "young lady" label as well - oh I wish, but still 29 in the head, or even younger ? In fact I think the children are overtaking me.

I keep telling you all, I cant do all these things alone and without you Stamplaot guys, the wonderful DT and of course all the lovely bloggers who have joined in, none of this would be possible.

I know the DT are so excited about the 1st April - oh dear, did I forget to tell them all to be cautious of that date - what challenge ?

B x

brenda said...

And even Stampalot Guys.

B x

chris said...

Hope you all have a nice day tomorrow,I was going to pop over,but told my son he could have a sleepover once I had got my demos out the way,(Boobed there didn't I) as I would like to have seen wonder woman in action, I think that could be your new title Brenda as its very fitting.
have a lovely time. lots of love to you all chris xx

Glitter Monkey said...

Funny you should say that comment about stamps Janice - my husband saw that on a t-shirt somewhere and made the comment that we keep offering a "life" to waaaay to many stamps!! Hehe!! Lol Lynn ♥