Monday, 22 June 2009


Welcome everyone to Issue 4 of The Next Level - and we have some fantastic items and treats in store for you this week. Again a massive thank you for your tremendous support - each day the number of Followers increases and the Challenge entries continue to grow.

Results of our Poll - Last week when we asked you to identify what you were looking for in the weekly Challenges, it was revealed that Sketches and Techniques were top of your list. We will of course be covering these over the coming weeks, but also use others to add flavour and interest for you. Thank you for your participation in the Poll, it really helps us to shape future issues. We will be carrying these out from time to time just to make sure we are on the right track.

This week we have Three tutorials.

Two are designed to support you this week with the Challenge of the Week. Your choices are a Free Standing Pop-up Card as demonstated by Debbie one our of creative Design Team Members, the second choice is the Stair Step Fold Card, with a tutorial to support you. The third is a brilliant and easy to understand Tutorial from Marianne on Colouring hair with Copic Markers.

Check out the Freebies also in Grab that Stash, some specifically chosen to give you some options and papers for the Challenge this week. Hints and Tips also offers some great ideas and support on loading your Challenge entry.

The rest is over to you - your comments and challenge entries make up the rest of our Magazine Issue, so please make sure you contribute regularly - we love to hear from you and see your fantastic creations.

Ann and Dawn xxx




Challenge 3 Prize Winners

Our two prize winners this week, chosen at random based upon number allocated at time of entry - the first selected is Sassy from Sassy's Secrets - congratulations Sassy you win the $50 Store Voucher for Simon Says Stamps - just imagine how many goodies you will be able to buy with that!!!!

The second winner selected is Veronica from VronCards. Congratulations Veronica you win the Tim Holtz Stamp Pads, Embossing Powder and Tools from The Artistic Stamper - we hope that you enjoy using these great products .

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

Wow the Challenge entries this week were stunning, so much detail and creativity going into your cards. There were possibly 10 cards on the table this week from which to select the Weekly Guest Designer, but our final decision is Moni from Nixe07. we would love you to join us for Issue 6 of The Next Level and we will be in touch with you shortly to arrange.

Our previously Weekly Guest Design Team members are Murielle from Scrapmumur who has her design team card showcased this week, and next week we will be featuring Linda from The Funkie Junkie

From the Challenge entries this week we will be choosing the feature Guest Designer for Issue 7, so lets see lots of entries from you all - we have given you a choice of two designs this week, so lots of oppotunities to be creative.



  1. what a lovely surprise to win the Tim goodies and increase my stock of ink pads - thank you so much

  2. i have been waiting all week for this weeks issue it was the first place i came to when i switched laptop on this morning. i am such a fan love your magazine. your tips and instructions are spot on. i shall have a go at this weeks challenge.
    love tracey

  3. Oh wow what a big surprise, this is great! Thanks so much :)
    Congratulations to the winner Sassy and Veronica.

  4. I absolutely love making Stair Step Fold Cards!!
    Here is my card.

    Have a great day!!

  5. congrats to the winners. awesome!

  6. I just happened to click on your site from Caught the Bug. This has to be one of the BEST BLOG in cyber space. I'm not ready for Next Level, but will be checking it out with my morning coffee. Hope to learn alot!
    Thanks for all your hard work.