Sunday, 1 May 2016

May challenge - Anything goes


Good morning Peeps, time for our May challenge and we have a nice and easy theme for you..........

********Anything Goes with Stamping********

We must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes or GDT spots. It so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for a prize because they have not read the rules.


Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news. Here are the three lovely prizes from them...................



Crafts U Love  was formed in 2001 by Paul Baughton and Jenny Baughton. They are one of the largest stockist in the UK of die cutting and rubber stamp products as well as a wide range of general card making and scrapbooking products.


Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

And don't forgot the DT are always on the lookout for our next Guest Designer from entries using Penny Black stamps, but please note as there has been some confusion in recent months, if you are lucky enough to be selected you would be not be able to join in the challenge the month of your GDT spot.


An another lovely Penny Black stamp from our very own Sam who had been over buying again !!



We are pleased to welcome Jose as our first Guest Designer this month with this lovely card


And Tracy from our sister challenge Allsorts with this little sweetie


And some more inspiration from the Desogn Team who as usual have pulled out all the stops with a lovely array of artwork...........

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer

Ellie
Using Penny Black 3823H Delights and 30-032 Enjoy Life

Linda
Using Penny Black 484C Shy Hedgehog


Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-342 Art Love, 2695J Dance, Sing Love and 25-018 Patina

Using Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems

Sam
Using Penny Black 2084K Circus Act

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio

Susan
Using Penny Black 4007K Make Believe and 3756E Xmas Everyday, 

Tracy
Using Penny Black 30-034 Teddy and Company

Good luck to you all and hope you have fun with the theme.




Friday, 29 April 2016

April winners

Hello to you all, it's time to announce our April winners and say a big thank you, as always you wowed us with your super creations.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black:



Lorraine

The prize from Lets Create:


The store voucher from 'be Creative!':


And finally the prize from Sizzix:


Well done to you all, please mail me by Thursday 5th May with your full names and postal addresses so I can get your prizes sorted.


And we would love Lorraine to join us as our Guest Designer in June, we thought your pretty pink card was a delight.

Please pop back on Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you all.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Mid month inspiration


Good morning, welcome to our mid month post where we some super inspiration from the Design team following our Happy Birthday theme. The challenge runs until 27th April so there is still plenty of time to join us or enter a second or even third piece of artwork to be in the draws for the fabulous prizes on offer.

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-453 Passionate

Ellie
Using Penny Black 40-450 The Unfolding and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-029 Wonderful and 30-104 Sweet Wishes

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-342 Love Art and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Using Penny Black 1433E Ladybug 'n Hedgehog

Sam
Using Penny Black 2347K Cluck Cluck Cluck !!

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio

Tracy
Using Penny Black 1446J Garden Visit

Happy crafting to you all.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

April challenge - Birthday's


Good morning and welcome to our April challenge where this month the theme is a nice easy one......

********Birthday's******** 

Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.......

We are a stamping challenge so must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote.........the one exception is Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes. It so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for a prize because they have not read the rules. 


Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news.

Here are the lovely prizes from them this month, two stamp sets and a lovely paper pad............

                              


Lets Create are a family run business with staff who offer friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic help and advice on the wide range of products ranging from card making to mixed media and scrapbooking. They have and an on line store as well as a shop in Lincolnshire where they run regular classes, workshops and free demonstrations days with many well known faces from the craft industry and Create and Craft TV, where Jo Channon the co-owner is also a familiar and friendly guest.


'be Creative!' who have just launched a brand new range of craft products. 'be Creative!' wich can be purchased from Once Upon A Stamp, they also have regular shows on Hochanda TV where you can see and purchase lots of their products. Their Facebook page also has regular products updates. The prize from them is a £15 store voucher.


Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more.

And don't forgot the DT are always on the lookout for our next Guest Designer from entries using Penny Black stamps.

We are pleased to welcome Yenni as our first Guest Designer this month who has made this adorable card to share with us all........................

Using Penny Black 4118H Mimi's Heart

And my teami Wendy is our Guest Designer from Allsorts this month and had made this real sweetie to share with us.........................

Using Penny Black 2242H Scare in the Air

And here is the inspiration from the lovely Design Team.................

Using Penny Black 40-453 Passionate and 4071F Flourish Birthday

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-029 wonderful

Lynn
Using Penny Black 40-416 Hidden Lane


Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-371 Life is Simpler

Sam
Using Penny Black 40-212 Explorer and 51-136 Stitched Edges

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair

Susan
Using Penny Black 40-304 Birthday Girl

Tracy
Using Penny Black 40-016 Hedgehog Birthday

Good luck to you all.


 
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