Monday, 8 June 2009


What a brilliant first week we have had at The Next Level and what a tremendously positive response from everyone - it really does spur us on to hopefully bigger and better things. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the Lollipop Flower challenge of last week and we really did appreciate the wealth of feedback comments - please keep these coming, they really do help us shape the future editions of The Next Level.
One change we have made this week is to make the Index headings at the start of the Magazine a clickable link to take you direct to that section of the Issue. We hope this well help you when you want to navigate quickly to a specific area to read or place a comment.

So, onwards and upwards, hopefully another full action packed edition of The Next Level for you to browse and practice out your skills and to try out a few new techniques along the way.


Issue 1 Prize Winners

It was a little difficult this week to complete the prize draw based on number allocated at the time of the challenge entry as we had a few posted into different comment sections. We realise that the layout last week may have been a little confusing, but hopefully we have corrected this in Issue 2 and have made sure that the challenge entries comments section appears directly after the Challenge detail itself.

Our first winner is - Michelle from Michelle's Makes- well done Michelle, you win the Sir Stampalot goodies. Second winner is Debbie otherwise known as Artycrafty - Debbie wins the $15 voucher from Digichick. Congratulations Ladies, could you both please e-mail us at The Next Level so that we can arrange for you to receive your prizes.

Weekly Guest Design Team Announcement

We had two very difficult decisions to make this week, the first was who to choose from the fantastic array of cards you all contributed to the Challenge last week - and the second was to decide upon how quickly we would want the Weekly Guest Designer to be able to contribute into an edition of The Next Level following the Monday announcement. We felt that a 2 week period was necessary to allow the Guest to have sufficient time to prepare their contribution, so this will be the timescale that we will be working on in the future. This decision however would have meant we did not have a Guest for next week's edition, so we have chosen two Guests from last week's entries and would hope that we can make an exception for a 1 week gap for our first Guest to appear next week.

So we would like Kim to join us next week in Issue 3 and Scrapmumur to join us the following week in Issue 4. We hope you are both happy to become our Weekly Guest Designers and we will shortly be in touch with your respective Challenges.

From the Challenge entries we receive this week, we will announce a new Guest in next Monday's edition to appear in Issue 5.


  1. Congrats to all the winners!! =)

  2. WOW I am still in shock and winning, thank you very much ladies. Congratulations to Debbie for also winning.

    Looking forward to next challenge

  3. OH....Thank you very much and cogratulations Michelle and Debbie.
    Hugs, Mumur

  4. Brilliant...I love how you have added the links to the headings.

  5. Congrats to Michelle and Kim!
    And thank you so much!

    this is all so exciting. loving how you are developing the changes we ask for. You ladies are doing a great job here.