Friday, 18 October 2013

Week 17 Cold Xmas Blue and Purple Polka Dots

Whoop Whoop It's Friday and time for the Graph'It challenge! We also have some really fabulous news today with the announcement of our fabulous new Design Team!

As you know, we've had a DT call out for the past 3 weeks which is now closed. We were really overwhelmed at how many applications we had for the call - as we are a pretty new blog it was brilliant to see that we are obviously becoming pretty well known around challenge land because we were blown away firstly by the number of applications, but more importantly, the calibre of the applicants - WOW is all we can say!! We had to turn down some uber talented and very high profile people this time around and it was SUCH a difficult decision to make. (At this point I also want to give you a tip: please don't get fed up about applying for challenges if you don't get accepted. We could so easily have accepted 30 people for this call because the standard was so high, and that is no exaggeration! DT calls are not always about accepting the very best cardmakers/colourers etc...) 
We think it's really important to have a wide mix of talents, styles and abilities in our team and hopefully that's what we bring. Ultimately it's about inspiring you to have a go and obviously we have some amazing talent here, but we also know that some of you get a bit overwhelmed and have a tendency to think 'I can't do that, I'm not good enough' we try to show you that EVERYONE can colour... with the right products of course! And we genuinely all feel that Graph'It are superb for anyone who considers themselves to need a little help in the colour department! So go on, give them a try - maybe next time you will be on our team! ; )

So without further ado we are mega excited and delighted to announce 3 new team members who will be joining in our challenges from the end of October...please say a HUGE hello and welcome to:

and Jane Millard...
We are so delighted to have these very talented crafters with us on the team and can't wait to see what they share with us - make sure you sign up to the blog so you don't miss it and go follow all the other team blogs too!

So, onto the challenge! This week we challenge you to show us your....

Cold Christmas - blues and purples!

Remember - you can use ANY brand of alcohol marker to enter our challenges!

Before we get to this week's inspiration and prizes, it's time to announce the winner of last week's challenge. We use a RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR so that everyone has an equal chance of winning. IN ADDITION we also pick a Top 3 and may ask one of those people each month to join us as a Guest Designer. 

So here is today's winner chosen by our random number generator this week:

No. 20....Kym

Well done Kym! You win a great prize of Graph'It markers and a Mix'It Blending palette and Mix'It Fluid! 

We're also delighted to announce that our favourite Top 3 entries are:
 No 8 Cristina, 12 Caroline, 21 Lucy
Please email Nikky here to claim your prize and please grab your blinkies from the sidebar.

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize of Graph'It goodies!

Let's get to the great team creations this week...Remember to join our Facebook group too, Graph'It Markers UK, where we have daily inspiration and share some of our favourite makes & hints and tips every day, it's a great place to be and we have some exciting news to share very soon!....

Claire C: I've used an adorable snowman digi stamp from the PolkaDoodles Home for Christmas cd for my card, I love these cool icy shades!!

 Colours used:
Blues:7130, 7125, 7110
Purples: 6140, 6130
Snow: 9102, 9500 plus 2160 for the carrot nose and 3125 for the arms

Blue and Purple are not my 'Go To' Colours for Christmas, but maybe they should be, I had a lot of fun with them!
Graph'Its Used...
Background; 7105, 0000, Skin; 4120, 4115, 4155, 4170, 4180, 5140, 4145, 4135, Hair; 9504, 9506, 9508, 9909, Penguin; 9100, 9102, 9106, 9108, 1250, 2120, 3170, Fur; 9500, 9502, 0000, Purple; 6140, 6180, Blue; 9102, 9104, 9106 

My image and papers are all from the Angelberry Christmas CD from Polkadoodles, helping me create a beautiful wall hanging calender.
Graph'Its Used...
Background - 7105, 7125, 7210, 0000
Skin - 4125, 4145, 4155, 4170, 5510
Hair - 3210, 3250, 3290
Fur - 6120, 6140, 6175, 9503
Coat and Hat - 9501, 9503, 0000

I love paler blue and lilac tones for Christmas colours,I also used the Angelberry Christmas CD from Polkadoodles!
Graph'It Markers used:
Purple 6110 6120 6140
Blue/Grey 9100 9101 9102
Skin 4120 4155 4170 8110
Hair 1210 1230
Boots 9401 9403

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Graph'It team this week!...

You have until  Sunday 27th October at noon GMT to enter below by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize! 
The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday 2nd November here on this blog. 
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1. All entries MUST follow the challenge theme. 2. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.  3. No back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting.4. Please ensure you follow the challenge theme!
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  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card in your Top 3! I have tried out my new markers you sent me for my prize and I love them! I have coloured an image and waiting to use it on a challenge that suits your challenges (it's not a Xmas one so not this time either, but there'll be one soon I'm sure). Congratulations to all the winners, XOX Lucy

  2. thank you so much for choosing my card in the top 3, congrats to all the winners

  3. Great cool cards! I love these colours for Xmas creations!


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