SOS - Challenge 114

Good morning readers, what a lovely spring day again .

Which just happens to be the theme for the next challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.
Easter or Spring time.

So look out your favourite Sugar Nellie and ink her up.
I have lost count of how many stamps we have one the range but I am sure you will have one or two who fit this theme.
We all love to see you join in the challenges, it's sore of a 'how much do you love our stamps'
When you join in, it's like your putting your hand up and saying YEAH.
In putting in on your blog, not only are you showing your readers that you ❤️SN but most importantly...

     that you have good taste.
There are many great stamp companies out there, I have my addiction to other brands too.

But there are also stamps that I feel can not be called ART. But it takes all sorts to make the world go around, I admit  to judging a crafter by the stamps she uses. As like many other people who choose a DT members, we look for a few things.

Nice blog layout , without clutter, easy to read with followers who are interested in your blog.
Lovely cards, coloured and photographed well with watermarks.
I nice chatty line about what you have used etc
Love to see tutorials or links to the original creator if you have been inspired, good manners are important.
Challenge entries too. These all spread the love of your work and the stamps you choose to use.

Points come off for
non crafting posts.
Loads of flashing adverts for "stuff" including a candy trail.
Pinterest boards with collections of illegal "digi stamps"
Even worse, if you are noticed using these images in your work.

If it's your wish to be on any DT, read these little pointers which are things that I personally think of.
Be careful what you wish for because making cards to a deadline and having to work with art you may not love, is hard work and sometimes puts a pressure on you that you don't really need.

BUT if you are not interested in moving forward into the world of unpaid DT's. You just do your own thing and whatever makes you happy, don't listen to a word I have said you do it for your enjoyment and that's important too.

But for today I have some bunnies feeling the chill, had better go and dress those up.
Have a peace full Sunday.
Take care


Sue said...

I ♥ Sugar Nellie stamps too. It's always a pleasure to colour them and make them into cards, it makes me happy! Sometimes I am nervous to share my creations on my blog but when I get such lovely comments it makes it all worth while!
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very good advice re the DT work. I hVe been asked out of the blue to join a few DTs where I don't like the stamps and would never join them. i am very selective and only want to use images I love, like SN of course. Hope to see those bunnies dressed soon x