Monday, 6 July 2009



Welcome everyone to

Issue 6 of The Next Level - Part 1

We have been listening to your brilliant feedback and the many e-mails you have been sending us. It appears that you love The Next Level - but one weekly edition is quite a read - and you asked if we could break the Magazine down over several days to give bite size chunks on a regular basis - so we thought we would give this it a try and see what you think.

So the format for the coming week is :-

Monday - Challenge of the Week, Sponsors and Prizes of the Week, and the Prize and Guest Design Team Winners of Issue 5

Wednesday - Hints and Tips and Grab that Stash. We have some top features this week on Versamark uses and really beautiful downloads - all for free.

Friday - Tutorials of the Week - Tutorials in pipeline include several Copic Features and a beautiful creation by Abby - one of our talented DT members.

The Challenge and Sponsorship section will run right through the week and will be linked quickly and easily into each new feature day issue.


We hope this is what you have been looking for - please take the time to leave your feedback here on this section to let us have your thoughts.

Ann and Dawn xxx



Challenge 5 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 Jenny from Just Jenny's Little World. Congratulations you win the Simon Says Stamp - $25 Voucher- just click on the link to pop over to their shop and start choosing your goodies.

The second prize winner is Cathy from Ellieskeeper's Creations. Congratulations you win the £15 gift voucher from Bunny Zoe Crafts - just click on the link to pop over to the shop and start choosing your prize

Jenny and Cathy could you please e-mail us at The Next Level so that we can arrange for you to receive your prizes.


Thank you for the wonderful array of challenge entries this week - the standard is so extremely high - Another tough decision, but our chosen Weekly Guest Design team winner of the week is Kathy from Distressed Stamper who has produced a very beautiful card this week - a great take on the sketch. We will be in touch with you shortly with a view to you joining us on Issue 8 of The Next Level.

Our previously Weekly Guest Design Team winner Moni from Nixe07 is showcasing her design team card this week, and next week we will be featuring Jacque from Jacque's Joie De Vivre.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card as the winner, I am over the moon. This is an awesome blog, thank you so very much for sharing your talents with us. xxxx

  2. This blog is so informative, I really look forward to sitting down with a cuppa and reading each issue every Monday, as for feedback I would prefer the issue all in one as you have done previously as I save the link to each issue on my blog,with it being split up now it will make it really difficult for me to find the information again when I need it. Thanks for another great issue Hugs Julie x

  3. Hi
    It is me again Your no one
    As you know i sit there monday mornings waiting for this weeks issue paciently clicking the refresh button with my coffee and my reading glasses.And then you can hear me shout its here.
    I aslo prefer the issues to be in one set rather than split up over the week.I love reading it in one go its abit of me time and it gives me all week to play around with what i have learnt i keep going back to it nearly every day that way it sinks in better.Please can we have it back to one issue a week.
    hugs tracey x