Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Challenge

Welcome to our March challenge where we challenge you to "Welcome Spring".

The garden has been showing signs of new life for the last few weeks, a reminder of the wonders of Nature. I love this time of year and never fail to be amazed by by the fresh growth and colours that seem to burst forth as if by magic. The crafting possibilities are endless and we are really looking forward to seeing your take on this beautiful time of year.

As some of you might know, I have not been able to blog or craft for about six weeks now due to a relapse in my MS so am sorry I have not visited any of you this month. I think I am on the mend now, but would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Design Team for their wonderful support during this time and ensuring the challenge kept running smoothly and you all got visited.....thank you girls, what a super bunch you are.

And I am afraid that I need to add a few words about the challenge rules.......I hate to keep reminding people but please, for the benefit of the majority of those who do comply with the rules, make sure you entry complies.....they are all listed on our sidebar and are pretty simple but these two are the ones that seem to get overlooked:

1) In line with all challenges, you must mention us in your post and link back to here........help in doing this is listed on our sidebar for those who are not sure how to do it.

2) Most important you must use a Penny Black image or Stickeroo as your main focal point on your work...........why else are we called Penny Black at Allsorts ?

Previously we have always tried to mail or leave a message to those with invalid entries, but this takes the DT a lot of time when they should be visiting valid entries, so in future I will just be adding a note alongside the name of any that do not fit the rules. So if you do not get any visits from our DT, it would be as well to check the rules.

Lots of prizes on offer again, first up four from Penny Black:

Don't forget you can join the Penny Black Club here and you can even share your work with other Penny Black lovers at the Penny Black Circle as well as join in their competitions and win some super prizes.



Next Letraset who are offering a set of their wonderful colouring mediums.

And finally, Penny Black Stamps who will give one very winner a lifetime 15% discount off all purchases from their store.


Our Guest Designer this month is Helene from Sweden, just look at this lovely card she has designed for us:


Brenda



Ellie


Jules


Louise

Maarit

Mervi

Shirley


Tracy





31 comments:

  1. well I think my card should welcome spring :)
    hope you like it

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  2. Lovely cards from the DT, but Spring??? There's 10" of snow on the ground here, lol!! Well, maybe a bit has melted, although I have to admit the buds on the trees are growing big and fat, so I hope it won't be long.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  3. Nice spring cards and challenge. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  4. Beautiful DT cards! Thanks for the fun challenge!

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  5. You must live in a warm southern state, because where I live, Northern Wisconsin, we still have about 4 feet of snow on the ground and there is no sign of spring. But your description of it, sure makes me yearn for it. I love the challenge! It's perfect for those of us who are still buried in snow and looking forward to spring.

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  6. Beautiful cards from the DT:)
    Lovely challenge.
    Heidi:)

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  7. The Sun has got his hat on today! Thanks for making me make a Spring card!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  8. I'm sorry, I didn't noticed I'm only aloud to use a Penny Black stamp!
    Please just delete my entry. (#23. Heidi-Mari)
    Have a blessed weekend

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  9. Love the Spring challenge and some great ideas from the Design Team. Best wishes Karen x

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  10. Fabby DT cards and such amazing ideas too, Luv Sam x

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  11. Lovely challenge..although I feel the sun isn't co-operating very much this week! Gorgeous DT cards. Wedgie xxx

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  13. Sorry removed my previous post - too many typos....

    Lovely cards by the DT as usual!

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  14. Wonderful inspiration from the DT girls and a lovely challenge too :)
    Kelly.x

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  15. What a great theme for a challenge, lovely cards ladies... x

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  16. Thanks for the lovely inspirations,ladies.Hope my card fits the theme.

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  17. A lovely challenge, but it is now Auitumn here 'downunder'

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  18. great challenge, it's a nice sunny day here, so fingers crossed Ann x

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  19. I replaced my link #100 with this one that goes directly to the post. sorry for the mixup

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  20. Great challenge! I love spring time:)

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  21. I did it again. Love spring. Great cards from the DT. Never seen the hedgie on the swing at Ellie's card. He's so cute!!

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  22. Gorgeous cards Ladies - l love spring and l love my new stamp too x Susan x

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  23. thanks Ellibelle... have now updated my post to link back to here.

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  24. Hi Thank you for a gorgeous challenge, beautiful Dt cards xx

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  25. Beautiful challenge thank you! Gorgeous DT work - wow! Just linked up my card - what could be more springy than a bunch of golden daffodils?! TIA for peeking :-)

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  26. I enjoyed this challenge a lot!! greeting from Italy!

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  27. Opps! pls remove entry 134 Doreen Sng I over shot on the entry -and I don't know how to remove it .
    Thanks

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