Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last Challenge on the Blog, One for the mums

I'm sorry to announce that this challenge blog is closing down and this is our last challenge :(.

The theme for our challenge is a celebration of  Mother's Day which we celebrate in March in the UK. We want to see your wonderful makes, dedicated to all of the amazing mums out there.

Claire and I and the DT girls would like to thank you all so very much for your support over the last 4 years. We really appreciate it and have loved seeing all of your amazing creative projects.

Before I share a couple of inspirational makes from 2 of our design team, allow me to announce the winner of the last challenge which was all about love.

Confession time I visited every single one of the entries from the challenge but due to a very busy schedule I was only able to comment on about 40%. My daughter picked the winner and that is =>

Congratulations #8 Lin

Please email us at jellyparkteam(at) and I'll send you a couple of images as a prize.


First up with a fab card is Tracey

 Tracey has used our lovely flowers in a vase digital stamp, this digi is perfect for any occasion.

What beautiful makes Ruth the ribbons are gorgeous.

Ruth has created with our girl in bath digital stamp, definitely a perfect image for Mother's Day.

So now it's over to you, we can't wait to see what you make for our last ever challenge.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Jellypark Friends February Challenge, "Love is in the air".

Good morning and a very happy 1st February. That was the fastest January ever, usually it drags but not this year.


I'm here to tell you all about our new challenge but before I do there is the little matter of who won our "Bling it up" Challenge in January.

I have been very good and left comments on 96% of entries, I couldn't comment on split coast entries and a couple of google + ones so apologies to those people.

I'm delighted to say that the winner of the 3 images


Many congratulations Lena, please get in touch with us at 

jellyparkteam @

 and we will send you your prize :o). Also grab the badge from the side bar.

Our new challenge for the month of February is "Love" well it had to be really didn't it! We would like to see anything you make with a loved up theme, whether it's Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary as long as love features somewhere then we'll be happy  :o).

Speaking of love Jellypark has a feature in the latest edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine which came out on 29th January.

Myself and Lisa S have cards featured on page 88 and 89 using the Love Bird digi and Sending you my love image.

The inspiration for my magazine card came from an anniversary card  I made for my husband a couple of years ago.
I googled love birds and fell instantly in love with the gorgeous little creatures.

I wanted to go more pink and pretty for the magazine though and I think they work just as well, in fact regardless of how you colour up this image it looks fabulous as it's so versatile. The love birds digi is available as part of a bundle here.


Lisa S
Lisa used our fabulous sending you my love digi which is also available in the bundle here.


Our first Guest Designers for this challenge is Gaynor

Isn't this wedding card just delightful!

Next up is Lisa W

Lisa has used our Girl Hugging Heart image, isn't it beautiful, which is also available in the bundle here.

and this lovely CAS card with our Love Bird Digi.

Great job ladies and now it's over to you guys, we can't wait to see what you create :o)

Happy Crafting

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year and a new challenge

Happy New Year Folks I hope it treats you well!


We've opened up a store over at Payhip and are busy filling it up with our images. Thank you so much to everyone who got in touch to offer support and to tell us how much they would miss us. We are so happy that we have found this solution and can continue trading.

First off I have some not so good news to share with you regarding the Jellypark Store. Unfortunately due to the new VAT rules which came into force on 1st January and like many small digi companies we have had to close our doors for a while. Hopefully only temporarily while we find a different website provider. I will let you know as soon as we are back online :o).


On to the good news, I'm sure you are all dying to  know who the lucky winner of the cooking bundle is lol?

We had lots of wonderful entries, thank you so much. I couldn't comment on them all but rest assured I popped by each and every one of your blogs.

The lucky winner is...

Congratulations # 68 AJ

Please email us at and we'll get it sent straight to you.


On to our new challenge which is "Bling it up" we want to see lots of sparkle, gems, pearls and glitter on your projects.

One lucky winner will receive the following 3 images as a prize.

We have two wonderful Guest designers joining us this month.

First up is Lynne who has guested for us before and we are lucky enough to have her join us again.

Aren't those cards just beautiful, thank you Lynne.

We also welcome back Nancy one of our DT ladies, lovely to see your work back on the blog Nancy.

So now it's over to you guys, we really do look forward to seeing what you make.

This challenge runs through until Saturday 31st January.

Happy Crafting.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Woohoo it's challenge time again here at Jellypark Friends

Happy Sunday Folks

I can't believe it's the 1st of December tomorrow, it's a much anticipated date in our house as it's my daughters birthday :o)

We have a brand new challenge where we would like to see ribbons and or bows on your projects ribbon, twine, or paper bows are fine.


Last month we had a festive Christmas Challenge and oh my goodness you guys delivered, we had so many glorious entries.

Once again due to how many entries we had I was only able to comment on around 80% of them, not bad for well over 100, but rest assured I visited each of your blogs on the link up.

The winner of the 

drum roll please....

#49 Sammibug

My dad chose the winner this time round, he came to stay for girlies birthday so I roped him in :o), well done Sammibug and thank you to everyone who got involved.

Please email us at for your voucher code, if you already have an account with us please let me know and I'll credit your account instead :o).


We have two Guest Designers joining us for this challenge, first up is Kerys

Hi! My name is Kerys Sharrock, and I'm super excited to be Guest Designer this month! I moved from the UK to the USA 4 years ago - and I absolutely love it! I used to work as a special needs teacher of Autistic children and so I have always been arty/crafty. It was until I moved to the USA and became a stay-at-home-mum, that I discovered scrapbooking and card making. I don't do an awful lot of scrapbooking these days but I do LOVE to make cards. I love coloring in images with my prismacolor pencils and using the countless number of sketches available. I have so many scrapbooking papers and embellishments, I don't think I would ever need to buy any more materials again! I hope I have inspired you to come and join in the fun!

For this gorgeous card Kerys has used our Typewriter image which works great on cards or scrapbook layouts.

Isn't this card adorable, Kerys used teenage girl in bedroom love all of the layering and the pendants.

Our 2nd GDT is Amy, we were lucky enough to have Amy join us last September and we were so happy when she agreed to be a part of our December Challenge too :o).

Love the bunting on this card, Amy has used one of our charity images for her pretty card, Charity Best Friends and every penny from the sale of our CHARITY images goes to Willow Foundation which is our charity of choice for 2014.

Amy has chosen one of our most popular festive images for this beautiful card skating polar bears.

Please note due to the website being temporarily closed at the end of December the prize for this challenge has changed, we will now be offering the winner this super cute bundle of images.

This challenge runs through until 3rd January 2015, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year lol.

I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy December Crafting

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Merry Christmas, not long to go so we have a festive challenge for you.

Good morning,

Mel here with the details of our new month long challenge.

Before I introduce you to our fabulous Guest Design Team members I need to announce the winner from the autumn/fall challenge.

We had so many gorgeous entries and although I wasn't able to comment on every single one I did visit all of your blogs.

Congratulations #59 Elizabeth

Your prize is

Please email us at and we'll send you your voucher.


This month we have a festive theme for you. I imagine most of you have started your Christmas Cards already (I have 2 done oops).

Our two GDT's have been busy creating I don't need to introduce either of them as they are both previous DT members who have been with us from the start.

First up is Jennifer with this absolutely gorgeous tag, for the tag Jennifer used Skater girl don't you just love the holly leaves and berries and the fab pom pom's.

For Jennifer's next make she chose Christmas Window those cute die cut lights go perfectly with the wonderful backing papers.

Next up is Lisa isn't this card just stunning? Lisa loves this little penguin in fact Lisa loves penguins full stop. 

For Lisa's second card she has beautifully framed our wish upon a star digi. This card is so elegant and pretty.

       Thank you Jennifer and Lisa for making our blog so beautiful with your gorgeous creations.


                                                         The prize for this challenge is

So now it's over to you guys.

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Woohoo It's challenge time here at Jellypark Friends

Well hello there, I hope this Sunday morning finds you all well. 

We've had unprecedented warm weather here in the UK for September but I can already feel a slight change over the last day or so. Which leads me on nicely to tell you about our new challenge theme.
It's AUTUMN/FALL yep we want to see those rich colours on your projects or maybe you have some digis/stamps that will work with the theme. We have a few wonderful images in the store that would suit perfectly. 
In fact our Guest Design Team ladies have used some on their projects. 
Before I share their fab makes I have a bit of housekeeping to do from our pets/animal challenge ie to let you know who the winner of the 3 digital images is. 

Without further ado...

# 76 Gail L with her gorgeous card. 

Thank you to everyone for linking up, Gail please email us at with your choice of 3 digital stamps (charity stamps and stamp sets excluded) and we'll get them sent straight to you.


Okay so this months challenge as I mentioned is all about Autumn/Fall and our two Guest Design team ladies have been busy creating with a couple of our images. First up is Lynne with her fab makes.

For this card Lynne used our scarecrow images isn't it super, love the use of dies in this card :o)

Next up Lynne chose to work with girl jumping in leaves you couldn't get a more autumnal image than this one. What a fab way of layering up a card Lynne.

Here we have the lady herself, hi Lynne ~waves~ thank you for joining us.
I am Lynne 62 years young and have been married to my wonderful husband for 39 years. We have a fantastic daughter a good son in law and 2 lovely grandsons Michael 8 and Jacob 5 who has mischief written all over him. I have been crafting for many years but making cards for about 12 years. I really enjoy crafting of any kind and have in the past made a tea shop and some other shops.


Our second Guest Design Team member is Amy

Isn't this just beautiful, fab colouring of our girl jumping in leaves image.

Aww this little squirrel is one of my favourite images in the store. Love all the funky acorns at the top.

Welcome Amy and thank you for joining us here at jellypark friends.
I am a crafter from Beautiful Victoria, B.C. Canada. I have been crafting for several years, but it wasn’t until May 2013 that I discovered the wonderful world of craft challenges and blogging- and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love all things crafty: Stamping, Paper crafts, Die cuts, embellishments...the list goes on and on. There are so many wonderful techniques out there and am always excited to try something new. I hope I've inspired you to come join in the fun!

The prize for his challenge is 

Happy Craftin!

Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer here and you have an account over at the Store then just email me at the usual address and I'll get you booked in for next year.

Happy Crafting.
Mel :o)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hellooo, we're back and all refreshed with a new challenge

Hello there!

The summer holidays are almost over and the kiddies will  be back at school soon yeah.


Quite a few changes have been implemented here at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog. We are now posting on Sundays and our Challenges will run for a month. There will be one winner who will receive 3 images as a prize.
We no longer have a Design Team instead we will be looking for Guest Designers. Our previous Design Team girls will be making plenty of appearances though so no worries there.  

If you would like to be a GDT, you have an *account over at the Jellypark Store  and you are available for one of our challenges between Oct-Dec please just email me at our usual address.
*You need an account at the store so that if I contact you to be a GDT then I am able to credit your account for the 2 images you choose to create with.

Unfortunately as we no longer have a dedicated design team I am unable to guarantee comments on your entries. I am really sorry about that, please know that I really appreciate each and every one of you who link up and that I will visit your blog even if I don't leave comments. I will try to keep up with commenting, I promise ;o) but hope you don't mind if I miss some.


On to our new challenge :)

It's all about pets/animals.

In honour of us finally giving in to my daughters pleas for a pet, we dedicate this challenge theme to Chestnut the hamster. She was originally called Nutjob and oh boy was that name accurate. She's 11 weeks old but acts more like a teenager. You should see her cage in the mornings it looks like she's been partying hard all night ha ha.

We have a wonderful new bundle of images over in the Store that work perfectly with this theme. I used some of them to make this card.

This challenge will run through to the end of September. I can't wait to see yout pet/animal inspired makes.

Happy Crafting
Mel :o)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Holidays!

We have had a wonderful year so far here at Jellypark and seeing all your beautiful creations each fortnight have inspired us in our own crafting and with new ideas for stamps we can make for you. We are taking a Summer Break which means saying goodbye to our lovely ladies on the Design Team. We have to thank this team of fabulous ladies who are not only very talented in their crafting but are honestly the nicest bunch of people - your crafting for Jellypark has inspired so many! 

 Before we sign off we want to thank each of you who entered the Christmas in July challenge - another collection of fab cards we have really enjoyed. Our top three are:

 Congratulations ladies, wonderful makes - if Valerie would like to visit our Jellypark store and choose a stamp we will get it sent straight to you (sets and charity images excluded) Email your choice to please! 

 Leaving you all with our good wishes for a wonderful summer and don't forget to visit Jellypark to find our large selection of digital stamps! 

 Claire and the Jellypark Team xx

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July

Merry Christmas everyone lol.

Our challenge this time round is a July favourite of ours, we would like to see all of your Christmas creations.

We had lots of wonderful red, white and blue entries for our last challenge, without further ado I would like to announce our Top 3.

Congratulations ladies, wonderful makes. If  Blankina would like to visit our store and choose a stamp we will get it sent straight to you (charity stamps and stamp sets excluded) email your choice to please.


This challenge will be our last one for the time being, we're having a little summer break.

Claire and I would like to thank all of our DT girls past and present for the stunning creations they have given us to share with you each challenge period, their makes really are inspirational. 
It's so very sad to say goodbye to everyone, we've loved working with you. I especially want to thank Lisa S, Tracey, Suzie and Ruth who have been with us from the very start. Georgia, Jerusha, Chris and Gaynor who have been on the DT for a couple of years. Nancy, Audrey, Sandra P, Cynthia and Lisa W who have been with us since January.
We've had lots of fun over the months and years.

We also want to thank you all for linking up your stunning makes.

We both wish you all the very best for the summer.

Claire and Mel xxx


Christmas in July. 

Here are the Design Team A's creations.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White and Blue Challenge - Jellypark Friends

Good morning and a very happy 4th July to all of our wonderful followers from across the pond.
Is everyone ready for a brand new challenge here at Jellypark Friends.

A little heads up, our challenge on 18th July will be our last one as we are having a little break for the summer. 


We had soooo many glorious makes for our "We do like to be beside the seaside theme" in fact you could say it went swimmingly ;)

Our Top 3 are

Congratulations ladies, wonderful makes. If Meme's would like to visit our store and choose a stamp we will get it sent straight to you (charity stamps and stamp sets excluded) email your choice to please.


Our new challenge for this fortnight is a colour one and very appropriate for today. We want to see your Red, White and Blue makes.

The DT had a great time with this theme and here are their makes.