Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winners... and welcome to the new Design Team gal!

Oh my word... you certainly enjoyed last week's inspiration! The gallery was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along... it's always a pleasure to see such high attendance, and it's a great opportunity to learn something new from YOU!

Before I get to our winners, I would like to introduce you to another new DT gal, as I promised to do last week.
Please help me welcome the amazing Clare Buswell from Clare's Creations!

Hi, I'm Clare Buswell! I live in a small village called Athea in the south-west of Ireland with the love of my life Niall and our beautiful daughter Isabelle. Isabelle is four and starts school in September. (She loves to 'borrow' little crafty bits from me and make her own cards too!)
I've always been creative in some form or another, I have a passion for painting and I've tried lots of different crafts over the years. I love quilling and making my own embellishments. I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered stamping after the birth of my daughter when I had little time for painting but longed to be creative. Card making was the perfect answer for me as it satisfied all my creative needs. I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK. I also run card-making workshops in my local craft shop.

I love challenge blogs, they really help to push me outside my comfort zone. I'm really excited to be joining the team at CASE Study and to work alongside such a talented group! Thanks for asking me Chupa!
You can see more of my work on my blog,


Clare, along with the two more wonderful Teamies - Cristina & Amy, have made it to the Top 15 in this year's Gallery Idol! We're very proud of them, and we hope that you'll take the time to cast your votes too. You can find the contestants' entries here on Paper Crafts website. Every vote helps them jump to the next round! :)

Now, let's get cracking with the winners!!

Our winner for CSC48 is Amanda from Stamp In Style!!

What an amazing design that is... does the addition of red pack a punch or what??! Classy and elegant, yet so girly and soft, this card is a pure delight. It makes me want to pull out monochromatic stuff and CREATE away!

Our Top 3 winners are:

Angeline @ The Creation Of Creativity
Jo @ The Crafty Crafter
Jinny @ Soaring

Congratulations, ladies!
Winners, feel free to grab your badges (right click & save onto your computer), and wear them proudly :)

We had a sponsored challenge this week, and the winner of $10 Gift Certificate to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store is...

Congrats Holly, that's you! Please email Bonnie at reallyreasonableribbon(at)gmail(dot)com, to redeem your coupon code :)

Tomorrow brings a new challenge, and a portion of inspiration from our incredibly talented gals... won't you join us?


  1. Yaaay for Clare joining the DT....I am a HUGE fan of her style.

  2. HUGE congratulations to both Clare and Amanda, as well as the rest of the Top 3! And thank you so much for picking my creation! What an honor!

  3. CONGRATS everyone, thanks for choosing my card to be one of the TOP 3...



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