Monday 23 December 2013

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Happy Christmas Everyone!!! 

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenges this year. Through the Purple Haze Challenges has come a long way since it started in July and continues to grow from strength to strength. We have a great Design Team who love creating things to inspire you, and we all love seeing the amazing creations that are entered into the challenge each week. We've got some great sponsors lined up for 2014 and are looking forward to seeing even more wonderful entries in the coming year.

The entries to our last challenge were brilliant. Yet again you've made it really difficult to choose a winner..... but after much deliberation we've chosen:

26: Wenche as the winner

and our Top 3 are:
9: Donna Mundinger
25: Laura Love
38: Yvette

Please take your Winner and Top 3 badges from the side bar, and Wenche please email us withing 2 weeks at the address shown top right to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite DT card. We had a record number of votes, and the winner with 26% of the vote was


Well done Net x

Since our challenges started we've had a dedicated group of crafters who week in, week out have joined in every single challenge! That's 23 challenges which is a huge achievement by any standards!!!
These dedicated crafters are:

Make sure you pop over to their blogs to have a look at their creations. They're amazingly talented crafters.

It would have been far too difficult to choose between such talented crafters so we recruited an impartial judge (Anita's Son) to pull a name out of the hat! To say he was a little excited is an understatement!

So here' we are .........

Drumroll please.........

The Winner of the Big Christmas Prize is .......

And the runners up are......


Emily please contact us on the email address shown on the top right of the blog to arrange delivery of you HUGE prize!

We've been so impressed by the dedication and skills of this dedicated bunch of crafters that we've decided that the six 'runners up' will also get a small;p prize! Please contact us by email so we can arrange delivery. Each of you will be invited to be a Guest DT with us during 2014.

We'll be back on the 6th January with a Blog Hop to show the gifts the DT sent each other in our Secret Santa and the first Challenge will be launched on 13th January. See you then.

All that's left for us to do is wish you

and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Love from 

Anita, Fiona
Teresa, Lynne, Net, Lucy, Ashley, Nicola, Lisbeth, Eithne,
Darcy, Sian, Jacqui, Pam, Sylvia, Debs & Rebecca

(Your DT) 

Monday 16 December 2013

Here Comes Christmas Day!

Wow! What wonderful festive entries we had for last weeks 'Favourite Christmas Colour' Challenge. It was lovely to see a mix of traditional colours and really funky non traditional ones.

The winner of the £5 coupon from  Digital Delights is:
4 - Marlene

Our Top 4 (yes Top 4 as the votes were tied) are:
5 - Alli D
12 - Kevin
14- Laura W
17 - TaniaJ

Well done all of you and everyone who entered.  Each week it gets harder and harder to choose our winners. Please grab your badges from the side bar & display them with pride. Marlene can you contact us on our email address (top right of the blog) within the next two weeks to claim your prize.


Now it's time for the last challenge of 2013 and what a challenge it is!

The theme of this challenge is Here Comes Christmas and we are sponsored by the amazing Penny Black Stamps.

What a prize they have on offer! One lucky winner will receive these 3 stamp sets - yes I really did say 3!!!!!!

Here is some inspiration from some of Penny Black's Own Design Team 

Penny Black are currently Spreading the Love on their Facebook page so pop over and join in.

And here's the inspiration from our very own DT.  Can I take this opportunity to thank every single DT member for all the work they do. Each Challenge they come up with amazing projects. It's always worth following the links through to each blog as there will be extra photos and information about each project.

We're looking forward to seeing your Here Comes Christmas entries. This week is also a DT challenge so don't forget to vote for your favourite DT project in the poll here:

Wednesday 11 December 2013


We thought we would give you a wee update!!

Who is still in the running for the Christmas prize??

After this week we have one more challenge and then a lucky winner gets chosen straight out of santa's hat!

Charlie (7) will be drawing a name from the hat and showing you all who has won!

So who is still left you ask??

Hmmm let me see

So ladies one more week!

And just because we love you so much and value your participation, we have made up some bundles of prizes for all of you so you all get a little something from the hazelnuts!

And thats not all! We would like you all to guest individually with us for a month in 2014!

Every one of you are a winner!

So winner will be announced on 23rd December!


Monday 9 December 2013

Use your Favourite Christmas Colours

It's my turn to man the blog for a while. It's amazing seeing this challenge page growing and growing. The entries blow us away each and every week, and it's so difficult to choose a winner each time.  All the entries last week were amazing.

The Winner of a goody bag from Craft All Day is: 12 - Kate

The Winner of the prize of 3 digis from Kenny K is: 13 - Julie P   

Our Top 3 are:

Congratulations to all of you. Don't forget to grab your badges from the side bar and wear them with pride.
Winners please contact us within two weeks on the email address shown at the top right of the blog to claim your prize.

Now it's time for this week's challenge. It's a chance to use your Favourite Christmas Colours and you can win a $5 Coupon from Digital Delights

Here's what the DT have made using their Favourite Christmas Colours

We're all looking forward to seeing your entries this week. Don't forget to pop over to the DT's blogs as there are extra photos for you to see x

Monday 2 December 2013

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please add your christmas crafty makes and win some lovely stash!

Hi there!
And welcome this week to another chilly week and we are on the countdown to Christmas! Yay!  My youngest is getting really excited and i dare say so are your children.

Any way lets get on to the winners for last week and they are:

For   Encino Stamps and you may not have heard of them until recently as they a pretty new to the digi scene. 1st winner will get 3 digi stamps no 1 Angelique

2nd Place will get 2 digi stamps no 28 Emily Shroom

and the 3rd place will get 1 digi stamp no 15 Bettina

Winner for My Mums Craft Shop of £10 to spend in store no 25 Erin F


And now onto this weeks sponsors and the DT makes in a double team challenge

KennyK shop badge

and a bundle of goodies from Craft all day.

Now onto the DT inspiration












Many thanks for entering and good look and please have a look at the DT blogs as a lot of these creations have a few surprises.