Monday, 29 July 2013

Using your Favourite colours

Good Morning!

We had a fantastic turn out this week for our flowers challenge and it was really hard choosing the winner and top three! 

I hope you all had fun joining in?

And for one lucky winner we have a lovely gift for you donated buy an anonymous  sponsor!

So without further ado:

Our flowers challenge was won by:

Winner no 23 Lisa M

Top Three
33 Tracy Boley
30 Erin F
36 Avril Watson

Well done everyone it was really hard deciding on the winners! But in my book you are all winners!

Can the winner  please contact us using the email in the sidebar and grab your winner badge and top three's grab your badge from the sidebar as well. Thank you!

A little heads up for you lovely people if you want to find out a week in advance what the next challenge is then join our face book page!

We are also adding screenshots for those who are new to blogging to help!

We have a lovely theme for you this week
and our lovely sponsor is Betty from Simply Betty Stamps

She is offering $10 certificate!

The theme this week is your favourite colours!

This is what our team has for you this week!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Anything with flowers

Good Morning!

We had a fantastic turn out for our very first double challenge
 and quite a few of you have opted in for the christmas prize!
I hope you all had fun joining in?
We had some fantastic entries ...
Indigo Blu are giving a prize to the winner but only Indigo Blu entries qualify for this prize.
There is also a prize  from Joanna Sheen for the anything goes challenge for those who did not have the option of having IB stamps.
So without further ado:

Indigo Blu Challenge results

Winner no 27  Angelique
Top Three 22 Croms
32 Erin F

Anything goes with Joanna Sheen prize

Winner 18 Sylvia
Top three 13 Emily Shroom
                  19 Coldswater 2
                   34 Sassy

Well done everyone it was really hard deciding on the winners! But in my book you are all winners!
The two winners  please contact us using the email in the sidebar and grab your winner badge and top three's grab your badge from the sidebar as well. Thank you!

A little heads up for you lovely people if you want to find out a week in advance what the next challenge is then join our face book page!

We are also adding screenshots for those who are new to blogging to help!

We have a lovely summery theme for you this week
and an anonymous sponsor with a lovely prize for the winner!
that will keep you all guessing and seeing as it is anonymous i am not going to show you what it is! 
But i assure you it is worth entering for....

The theme this week is flowers!

This is what our team has for you this week!

Monday, 15 July 2013

TWO CHALLENGES IN ONE! # 1 Indigo Blu # 2 Anything goes

Hi there and welcome to challenge 1 and 2 of Through the Purple Haze Challenges  

It was a bit confusing having two challenges on the go separately so we have now combined into one...

 so we have put them on the same post for less confusion to help you choose....

We are delighted you could make it and would like to introduce you to our first sponsor this week.. Indigo Blu..who are offering a first prize of some lovely can be anything so long as it is Indigo Blu and only IB entrants will be included to the first part of this challenge...

And our second sponsor this week is Joanna sheen

 where you will receive some lovely Joanna sheen goodies....again anything goes....nice and easy..

So with no further ado: here are the DT's entries for both competitions..


Indigo Blu entry

Anything goes entry


Anything goes challenge


Indigo Blu entry

Anything goes entry


Indigo Blu entry

Anything goe entry


Indigo Blu entry


Indigo Blu entry


Indigo Blu entry

Anything goes entry


Indigo Blu entry

Anything goes entry

Jaqui W



Indigo Blu entry

anything goes entry


Indigo Blu entry

I hope you like our efforts and we look forward
 to seeing your work shortly.
Please feel free to visit our blogs and leave a little love

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Hi there just a quick catch up to let you know 
that those entering into the christmas draw
 only need to enter into one of the challenges
 tomorrow and not both unless they want to? 

See you tomorrow and all those signing up for the christmas prize i wish you LUCK!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Christmas Competition for the crafter who enters all the challenges between 15th July and 16 December 2013

How about something to whet your appetite?

Do you like competitions where you can win a lovely bundle of goodies? Well here you can!!

All you have to do is enter every challenge from 15th July right through to 16 December....Every week!

The prize well its steadily growing but i can show you some pictures of what i already have in that lovely gorgeous bundle!

From there we go on to a selection of round and square C&C glitter frames, embossing folders,sweet pea stamp, Simply Betty stamps pirate lady and gent,Wild Rose Studio stamps, Little Claire Designs to name a few there are quite a few stamps here

purple and blue angel fibre, flowers, Cosmic shimmer foil, chronology stamp and paper pad 

 Embellishments, 6x6 little darlings paper pad

So what do you think is this a worthwhile prize for entering


15th JULY through to 16th DECEMBER?

and that's not just it there are more embellishments and paper pads and some Xmas stuff on their way!

The Rules?

Enter every Challenge 15th July to 16 th December
If there is more than one WINNER then we will be putting all our names into santa's hat and Charlie (7) will be pulling out a name!  He is so excited! 

One more thing if your entering this competition
please inklinktz your details below to your blog so we can keep track of entries....have i said the dates often enough??

Many thanks and good luck!

And we will see you on the 15th July!!


Entrants can be overseas or through our Face Book fan page if you don't have a blog!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Let me Introduce you to the DT!

Hi there i thought while you were whistling away awaiting for the challenge blog to kick off that you might like to meet the DT!

We have affectionately been nicknamed the Hazel Nuts due to our fairy being called Hazel.

So let me introduce you to:

I started crafting a couple of years ago but decided to take the plunge with blogging and entering challenges about a year ago...I enjoy card making, etc. I am happy to try anything. I have a number of illnesses (inconveniences)  so i decided to take up another challenge to occupy myself and that challenge which i must say takes my mind of my pain and problems and focuses me on something positive is putting together my challenge blog called Through the Purple Haze Challenges. I have a lovely design team and some great sponsors.I am always being asked what made me decide on that particular challenge name .....the me i see the world through a purple haze especially on the bad days.  But even though i have my problems i know there is always someone worse off than i am and i t grounds me and stops me feeling sorry for myself...
Sixteen years ago life changed dramatically over night. I went from a very active working Mum, to a very disabled Mum! I have M.E. (related to Post Polio Virus), a Heart Condition and Sciatica in both yes life changed. Up till then i had been a knitter, crocheter and baker, but due to my fatigue and pain many things that were easy are now impossible. Watching a Craft Show on Cable and saw this lady making Christmas cards and decided to give it a go....and here we are 16 years later still making cards and loving every minute of it. I do not sell i make and donate to a Scottish Children's hospice, to help with the fundraising....this gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling, knowing i am helping in my own way. I have a life but not the life i expected when i was about to retire....but its a positive life and i enjoy every minute of it. Recently i was asked to come onto a Design Team, i am very proud to have been asked and hope to do my best for the sponsors and the team.

I am an Enthusiastic Mixed Media Experimenter, Nothing to be taken at
 face value.. everything can be used in so many ways if you think outside
 the box... so I do! Instructions?? Absolute last resort! Normality is over-rated, the fun is in the unknown when it comes to trial and error..Having said that... I confess, I do have the best fed waste paper basket   for miles!!! Married with two kids (usually feels like three if you include hubby) and two adorable putty cats who think they live on my desk..... My ginger boy cat often has multi coloured paws from walking on wet work! Hubby doesn't "get" what I do, but I am used to the rolling of the eyes now, and I ignore him, and just do it bigger, better and brighter.....Soooooo looking forward to seeing what we can all produce for the Blog... I am so excited!     

I am a busy mum of 4 kids, although 3 are grown up, 2 have left the nest, so just me, hubby and my boys at home. I'm a nana to 5.  When my youngest daughter moved out I gained a craft room.I have always been interested in making things and at my happiest when i've scissors and glue in my hands

Hello I'm Tanja. Some call me TJ or Tee. I'm a 37 year. Live in Raleigh, North Carolina,USA. I have been crafting for 10 years. Just got into digis and copics a year ago. Love to try new crafts.... always something brewing in my mine. This is my 2nd DT position. I'm over the moon!!! 

(Just a wee bit nervous... LOL ) 


I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband, great son and daughter-in-law, and two oh-so-precious grandchildren. I also have four cats and two dogs that are also my "babies". I work full time at our family business in the United States. Besides crafting and cardmaking, I also love to scrapbook, garden, read, clean house (yes, I really do), and hang out with friends and relatives. My favorite way of relaxing is to make cards and mow our acreage with my new lawn tractor. I hope to retire in a few years and then will have so much more time for my crafts

Hi I'm Lynne I live in beautiful Ayrshire in Scotland. I have a wee boy and a crazy old black cat. I also work part-time in housing. My passion is papercrafts which I have dabbled in for the last ten years or so. I have had my eyes opened through the blogs I follow and the facebook groups I am in, there are some amazing crafters out there! xxx

Hiya, I'm Sian. I am 29, married to Mark and have to boys Andrew (7) and Anthony (Tony 5). We live in Amesbury, Wiltshire (2 miles from Stonehenge). I started crafting about 7 years ago with my mum, but didn't do much, I then stopped until about 3 years ago. I started crafting again as my depression and aniexty started to get worse because my health is bad, I found that doing cards took my mind off things and helps me relax. I feel I am improving all the time and always willing to learn new things. My favorite thing that I dont think i could live without is my promarkers

Hi I'm Eithne. I am a "retired" graphic designer and digital printer, at home
 minding my two little girls. I live in county Kildare, Ireland. I love colours and paper, which merges over into card making, making albums and other paper items, scrapbooking, photography, crochet and knitting. I also love to bake, and recently discovered another addiction of cake decorating. It's always time for cake ;o) These are my adventures, welcome to the madness! :D

I am a stay at home mum of one gorgeous 4yr old boy, & he certainly keeps me on my toes. I have crafted in some shape or form all my life, I have always loved to draw & paint & I used to do custom murals, back when I had the time lol. I also crochet & scrapbook, but my biggest passions are card making & doing altered canvases. I have been selling my cards for 3yrs now & my canvases & plaques for about 2yrs. It still gives me a buzz that someone wants to buy something I have created.

I am married to a great guy Malc, lost my job 18 years ago due to ill health and got into making cards a few years ago to give me something to do.. I love traveling and driving would drive anywhere as long as its in the UK not interested in going abroad. We don't have any children.

I started card making about 10 years ago, when i developed alopecia,   there was a suggestion it could be due to stress,  so i thought i would give it ago as people said it was relaxing.....

I started with a kit or two, then a box, then a small cupboard,  well there is no room in the garage for the car now !!!


I'm Net and I've made stuff since I was a little girl.  Back then it was making stuff, then it became crafting!

My first love was stamping and colouring.  I have to say I've tried most things along the way.  I always seem to drift back to colouring things be they stamps or digis.   I love trying new techniques,  I love the look of these arty painty things but I have to wear gloves to do it!

I live in Yorkshire with my lovely husband, son and our pets. 

Well thats the DT and we look forward to seeing you in our first two challenges that run alongside each other as not everyone has access to the lovely Indigo Blu stamps.
See you on the 15th July!