Monday, 29 June 2009



Welcome everyone to

Issue 5 of The Next Level

We have been putting our 'creative hats' on again this week to bring you a mixture of your usual Challenge of the Week and a range of informative Tutorials, Freebies and really useful Hints and Tips.

Our Challenge of the Week features a Sketch which is one of your favourite kind of challenges and the Design Team have worked their magic to inspire you.

We hope you enjoy this edition and please remember to keep giving us feedback - we love to hear from you.

Ann and Dawn xxx




Challenge 4 Prize Winners

Our two prize winners this week, were chosen by - based upon the number allocated at the time the comment entry was made in the Challenge section.

The first selected prize winner is Cherry from Blodwyn3's Nights Dream - Congratulations Cherry you win the Joanna Sheen £20 Store Voucher - just click on the link to pop over to their shop and start choosing your goodies.

The second selected winner selected is Jill from Jill's Cards - Congratulations Jill you win the Stampin'Up 'A Little Bit of Happiness' stamp set and a Stampin Pad of your choice - the great prize from Zoe Tant - Stamping Scene.

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

The quality of the entries this week was oustanding. We did give you a more difficult Challenge this week, and a very time consuming one, but you certainly delivered in the effort you put into your creations. After another week with a very difficult choice, we finally decided that the Weekly Guest Designer winner of the week would be Jacque from Jacque's Joie de Vivre. We would love you to join us for Issue 7 of The Next Level and we will be in touch with you shortly to arrange.

Our previously Weekly Guest Design Team members are Linda from Funkie Junkie who has her design team card showcased this week, and next week we will be featuring Moni from Nixe07.

From the Challenge entries this week we will be choosing the feature Guest Designer for Issue 8, 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. Wow - thank you so much, Ann and Dawn. Love this blog and the challenges - really inventive and creative. I'm off to e-mail you so I can start shopping. Thanks again. XXX

  2. Oh My!!! Ann and Dawn, I am so thrilled but humbled that you have selected me as Guest DT for Issue 7 of The Next Level. This blog is certainly one of the most informative, educational, stimulating and FUN one on the web. Thank you so much for this opportunity!! Hugs..Jacque

  3. ohh this was a lovely surprise thank you so much Ann and Dawn (mwah) I'm full of cold at the moment, so this has cheered me up. Thanks again for a fantastic challenge hugS Jill xx

  4. congrats on the wins, ladies! And a huge congats to Jacque for being selected as Guest DT for Issue 7! I'm not one bit surprised! :)

  5. Jacque Darling, well your work IS OUTSTANDING!!
    I'm a huge fan of you!!
    Congratulations my Friend!
    Hugs & Kisses