Monday, 7 March 2011

Challenge, Blog Hop winners, New releases and Freebie!!

Morning all!!
Grab a cuppa, I've got a bit to share today!
Firstly HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time out to join in with the blog hop! I hope you enjoyed hopping, and viewing all the gorgeous work from my Design Team, and Guests?

The lucky winner of the set of Swings and Slides Digis, and the £10 Voucher From Crafty Emmas Store is:


Congratulations!!
please contact me to claim your prize! 

Remember to check out the rest of the teams blogs, to see if you were lucky enough to win anything!!

The digis are now available in the shop!!
Just 99p each, OR all 7 for just £5.75
Thats 7 digi stamps for the average price of just 1 rubber stamp!!

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Today its my turn to set the challenge over at the Pollycraft Challenge...
I wanted to get you thinking this week....
my theme is:
'Fly me to the moon'

there really are SO many ways to play this one, if you really think about it...
think 'space'.... 'the moon'.... 'flight'....have fun with it...

Heres what I came up with...

I used Burt the Owl,and removed his branch (it didnt hurt him!! honest!)
I created a moon for him to sit on...(so even if you havent got any images that 'fit' you can make them work!)
The moon has been crackle glazed, but its quite subtle, as I don't think I added enough... Can't get it to show on a piccy!
The paper is digital, from a cherry on top, and I added the text in my graphics program before printing...
The swirls were stamped using an accessory stamp that came with a whimsy carousel horse stamp.
Then I just added a few red heart buttons as finishing touches!!

The sentiment worked in my head, but i'm not sure if it takes too much thinking about...?
it reads
I love you 'owl' the way to the moon and back...

I thought it was quite sweet!

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And last but not least...
I've just added this little lady to the shop....


You can grab her for FREE until the 28th March...

Can I please just say...
If you take her, give me some feedback!!
I hate to be a pain, and spit my dummy, but I used to add a new freebie EVERY week... and some weeks over 1000 people took it...Only a tiny percent of those people said thanks! 
 I've lost followers since I stopped doing weekly freebies, and have even had people complain!! can you believe that?
I even used to get people TELL me what they would like to see as the next freebie!!
lol!! you have to laugh really!

anyway....I understand that now you are taken away from the blog to place an order for the freebie, its easy to forget to come back here, but sometimes a better way to say thanks is to use the freebie, and share what you've created!!!

its not a rant, just a little thought... put yourself in my shoes!
okay.... nuff said...sorry about that.... lol!!!!

Enjoy Flo, Grab a bargain... and get creating!!

Have a great day!
Paula xxx

49 comments:

Kellylouj said...

Lovely freebie, I have taken her and hope to make a card this week as soon as I do I will let you know x Thank you for your kindness I think people forget what is involved and want everything for free!

aqualeiga said...

Paula, I totally know where you're coming from, and I think it is common courtesy to say thank you! Sooo, here I am, saying a huge THANK YOU for not only the delightful freebie, but also for the wonderful challenge blog and ALL your amazing work, I always look forward to Mondays and finding out what the new challenge will be! Big hugs, Ali x

Lau W said...

Thank you, this freebie is so cuute !
xxx

Jo said...

I know exactly where you are coming from as I've put freebies on my blog too and hardly anyone leaves a comment! So thanks for this one, off to check it out now!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Paula, some Paula can be so rude can't they. How can anyone have the cheek to complain that you are not giving away a weekly freebie. Your digis are so gorgeous and hardly break the bank to buy them. Followers come and go but the true followers stay. I have had them leave once I have drawn some candy. You know who your friends are, I say. Thanks so much for this freebi. I love Flo and the new digis are fab, love them all.

Your card is great too, love the fun sentiment. Marianne x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Paula. Thank you for the free digi image. It is much appreciated. I love the new images they look really cute too. Love your card and the sentiment is brilliant. Donna

Debra said...

Hi Paula
Thanks for the freebie. Your new set is so cute! TFS

Ann said...

Paula can't believe that sooooooooo many people didn't say thanks. I know I always left a message and I did notice that you didn't get that many comments but wow a thousand that is dreadful.
Thank you so much for this cutie. Haven't bagged her yet as didn't want to forget to leave a comment here.
Ann xxx

craftykitten said...

Hi Paula,
You rant away all you like hun. You know what they say, the more you give the more they want. I love your freebies and have quite a few of your digi's because I love them too. Thank you again for this new little cutie and as soon as I use her I will be back to let you know.
Ignore the moaning minnies and take heart from the reliable number of followers that you do have.
Hugs
Dawn xx

MrsK said...

Hey Paula thank you very much the freebie! Thanks for the digis too im chuffed to bits and the cheek od some people! It takes a lot of hard work to do what you do so hats off to you chick! Hugz x

Teresa Jenkins said...

Thanks so much Paula! She is such a cutie and I love the cup... perfect for a coffee addict like me. Hope to play with her soon!

kurlygirl said...

I love the new set! I also think this freebie is adorable. I will link back when I finish her. Thank you so much for sharing!

Heather said...

Hi Paula, thank you for the freebie and for your constant generosity. I can't believe what some people complain about!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the new freebie! She's cute! :D I put freebies on my blog too but I'm not sure how many take it and how many take it and leave comments! :D I think this is a common problem around the web...it takes a simple 60 seconds to say "thanks"!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Paula
A gorgeous freebie,thankyou so much
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jodi said...

Paula ~

Thank you for this adorable girl. I just downloaded her and realized that I had "ordered" (and then promptly forgot all about) the last freebie ~ so I downloaded that one today as well ~ so double thanks :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for this freebie image, she's a cutie!

Margie said...

Thank you very much! She's adorable!

Anna R said...

Paula- You have every right to a rant...There seems to be epidemic rudeness among digital "freebie-grabbers"!! (you're not the first artist to mention it)
My way to remember is to comment before I get the freebie...then I'm won't ever forget.
So, THANK YOU!! Thanks for the fabulous freebies. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous talent and Thanks for creating new digis for us to buy and use...It really contributes to the fun we have with papercrafting. THANKS!!

Julie F said...

Thanks so much! People can be annoying. My husband's company supplies SOME soda and juice and water for people. People were actually complaining that they weren't carrying their particular favs - unbelievable, right? So it doesn't surprise me, but does sadden me. THanks, again, and LOVE your images - and they are so reasonable!

Jolanda said...

I will hop on over to the shop for the freebie later but i wanted to say thank you for this cutie!!!

Bye, Jolanda

camcraft said...

Thank you so much Paula :-) Flo is indeed very cute. Hoping to use the image on a forum b'day card.
Carole

camcraft said...

Thank you so much Paula. Flo is indeed very cute. I am hoping to use the image on a birthday card.
Carole x

Louise said...

Hi
Thanks for the freebie- sorry I have left comments on the form in the shop the last few times rather than on your blog when I have downloaded the freebie. I really do appreciate your kindness is giving these freebies- they are such good quality and I just love your images. It made me angry to think people are complaining that you are not offering them every week- what a cheek!
I might pop over and get some of your new images too in the next few days, although I haven't yet tried out all of my Cogs and Critters purchases. x

Anne-Marie said...

I've been a follower and customer for ages, so have NO intention of leaving, even if you NEVER give another freebie :)....and this one is particularly cute! Thank you!

Dora said...

Hi Paula, thank you for another lovely freebie, she is a darling. I'll definitely come back to show you what I do with her when I use her. Hugs xxx

Axa said...

She is so so cute! Thank you so much for the freebie!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Thanks so much for the cute image- I really appreciate it and look forward to making a card with it!

Cleah said...

Love, love this little lady! Thank you so much. I have made so many Christmas tags with my last Pollycraft purchases but unfortunately I wasn't able to take photos of them 'cause I made them in such a short time for our reunion. My nieces love them! Next time I'll make sure I'll do and show them to you. Hugs

smuulan said...

I think that it is very generous of you to share theese lovely images! I will give credit to you and link to your blog when I´ve used it! Tank you very, very much!
Hugs!

Sue Sully said...

Hi Paula
Thanks for the freebie, I have quite a few of your digi stamps, some I have purchased from your store and some are freebies

Moments by Marla said...

She is just as sweet and adorable as can be. Thank you so much!!!!

cgashley said...

Thank you for letting us have the sweet little teatime girlie!

AnnikaS said...

Thanks for sharing! People can be so selfish sometimes, you are so generous.
<3 Annika

Stampabilitys said...

I always follow your blog and very much appreciate the freebies and the challenges when I have a chance to get creating. THANK YOU!!!

KJ said...

Hi, Thank you so much for the freebie, she's too cute :D I'm new to your shop & I LOVE IT HERE!! I don't have a blog so can't follow you (is there an email subs?) but I call in the shop most days for a browse. I recently saw a blog (can't remember who, sorry) that was offering a bonus freebie chosen at random from the TY comments & I thought it was a fab idea. x

Brenna said...

I grabbed your freebie!! thanks for that!! And i understand where you're coming from!!! I can'tw ait to create with it, however i will have to wait till my lovely stampin up markers arrive!! i will link it to you when I create!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Karen said...

Been a fan for a long time now and love your images. I have something for you on my blog, and hope you like it!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for Flo Paula, she's gorgeous!! xx

Sophia said...

Thanks for the cute little girl! I do enjoy your images. They're so sweet and whimsical!

Mary J said...

Hello Paula! You are totally right and we are a rotten bunch! I do love your freebie - she is uber sweet and all those who downloaded her must think so too!

I have downloaded her - thank you honey! I am waiting for your next challenge to see if I can use her for that!

BreAnn said...

Cute freebie! Thanks Paula!!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thank you so much! :)

Esther said...

Thank you very much for this super-cute freebie!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,Just to say thanks for the cutie freebie.I do enjoy getting inspiration from all the wonderful cards. Anne x

chris said...

thanks for this freebie paula. i'm new to using digistamps so i'm really excited about having a play with this one. she's so cute and you are very talented.

Ildiko said...

Ah she is so sweet thank you Paula. I hate when ppl snag and run, saying thank you takes only few seconds so thank you again
hugs
Ildiko

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the freebie, made a card with her last night!!!!
X

ribenaruby said...

Hi Paula, thankyou for your kindness, truly adorable image, hoping to use her for your challenge. Ruby x