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Challenge #43 – Swirls

New and exciting things happening at FSC

Our first piece of news is that FSC has changed – we now have our very own DOTCOM addresss! If you have us in your bookmarks or favourites can you please make sure that you update our link to www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com.

Also, if you currently have our logo on your blog can you please take a copy of the new logo as that has the correct address plugged in. You will find this in our lefthand sidebar.

Our second piece of exciting news to share.

Please welcome our new sponsor a fabulous company called Flonzcraft who will be sponsoring FSC.

The winner of each challenge will receive a very generous voucher for Leo’s Store of $20.

Here is a little information about our sponsor:

We are a small family-owned design and craft company from New Zealand, a very small country where all people are great neighbours. We work very hard for our store and work philosophy to reflect that in our company. We are very proud of our products and our main goal is making and selling rubber and clear stamps. We have a unique collection of stamps that you cannot find anywhere else.

Wow after all the excitement business as usual and here is this fortnights challenge as chosen by Shirley


Just when you think all the surprises have finished we have another Guest Designer this fortnight at FSC.

Astrid’s Artistic Efforts


Astrid 1

I am sure Astrid needs no introduction as her work is simply amazing but for those who are new to her creations here is a little information on how she found the world of crafting.

Being a teacher by profession, Astrid received her first stamp, a box of embossing powders and embossing ink as a Christmas present from a child in her class whose mum owned a rubber stamp shop. That was the beginning of a hobby that no doubt will last well into her retirement!

Her paper crafting hobby has developed from early stamping and card making days into using many different types of media. She considers herself a mixed media artist. Astrid loves journalling, altering all sorts of objects and playing with gesso, acrylic paints, collage and many layers. However, stamps are used in some form in most of her projects.

Her work has been published in the Winter 2011 issue of Somerset Studios Art Journalling magazine and is a member of the design team at Snazzys Stamping and Scrapbooking shop plus the Artistic Stamper’s Creative Team. She is also a member of the Spellbinders International blog team. Astrid has been a guest artist/monthly muse for the Gingersnap Creations blog, The Ribbon Girl blog and Calico Craft.

Thank you Astrid for agreeing to be a Guest Designer at FSC.

How easy is this challenge girls, I am sure we are going to see some amazing entries so all we can say is swirl away to your hearts content.

Again the Fashionettes have made some real beauties for their inspirational pieces, so browse to your hearts content and then we would love to see what beautiful swirly pieces you create.

Meggymay is swirling onto the catwalk with this darling of an outfit in swirly cool blues and layers of elements that really please the eye..















We are a stamping challenge so we do need to see some form of stamping on your project, also no digi stamps are allowed.

You may use digi downloads for enhancement of your projects … but the main focal point must be stamping.

To see who has been picked as the winner or a top three for the Red/Black/Brown Challenge please pop back on Tuesday, plus this time round Brenda will be picking the Saturday Spotlight favourites and also her reasons why.

To read and see more about how the Fashionettes have created such exquisite pieces please visit their blogs and while there maybe leave a little bit of love to let them know how much you adore seeing their creations every fortnight … but before you do …

Just a few fashionable rules girlfriends

We are a stamping challenge so we really Must See some form of stamping on your project

Absolutely No Digi Stamped Images Allowed

Closing date for this challenge will be midnight Saturday, 23rd March 2013

Winner and top 3 will be announced on Tuesday, 26th March 2013

Saturday Spotlight will be announced on Saturday, 30th March 2013

The winner will have two weeks to contact us for the code to claim their prize from Cottage Crafts.

We would love to see any project as long as it follows the theme of the challenge and is a new creation

Entry is limited to three projects per challenge … no linking back to projects previously posted

Please link back to your post and not your blog

If you don’t have a blog but would still like to enter please e-mail a pick to us and we will add for you

11 Responses to “Challenge #43 – Swirls”

  1. susan:) says:

    Your Fashionettes have really outdone themselves this week, as their samples for this challenge are just wonderful, and what can you say about Astrid’s work, all very inspiring.
    I will try to join in this week.
    Smiles 🙂

  2. Mynnette :) says:

    Hi, gals! What an amazing array of gorgeous creations! Thanks for the fun challenge–I hope I have enough swirls! Might be making another one for this fun theme! 🙂

  3. dot says:

    Congratulations Astrid on your wonderfully inspiring guest designer spot this fortnight. I love the imaginative design and whimsical feel of your piece. Beautiful!

  4. Margie D says:

    Great to see Astrid here as your guest designer. Brilliant challenge and what gorgeous examples for us from the team – thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Simone says:

    Awesome creations! Incredible!

  6. butterfly says:

    Wow, wow and wow! Congratulations on your dot.com, your fabulous new sponsor and thank you for all that amazing inspiration from the DT plus the wonderful Astrid as GD – all completely fantastic!!
    Alison x

  7. Once again I’m loving all the haute couture productions from you lovely ladies! May the .com bring you from strenght to strenght (big thank-you to Andrew I suspect!) I’m definitely going to get my swirls on this fortnight! Nicola x

  8. Valerie-Jael says:

    Gorgeous work from the DT and a fun challenge! Valerie

  9. Dawn says:

    Thank you for another beautiful challenge. The DT inspiration is superb!

  10. what lovely inspiration by the Awesome DT !

  11. Inger says:

    Thanks for the challenge!
    All of the work from the fab DT are amazing:)
    You bring us lots of inspiration ladies:) Thanks!
    *Hugs, Inger*

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