Friday, 1 July 2011

July challenge

It's the first of July which means it's our first Birthday.................and to celebrate we have a little competition for you with extra prizes to be won, so please read down to see what you need to do.

First this months theme which is:

***********Flower Power************

So as with last month you can do pretty much what you fancy so long as we can see a flower on to somewhere - even if it's not the stamp itself, there are so many pretty floral punches and ready made flowers available and we all love flowers. The only other requirement is of course that you must use a Black stamp or Stickeroo as the main element.

So for our Birthday celebration we have a little quiz for you and a couple of extra Birthday prizes from the lovely guys at Sir Stampalot:

A collection of Stickeroos and cutie Transported Teddy wood mounted stamp. Sir Stampalot have a fabulous display of stamps from all the leading manufacturers in their Peterborough shop along with all things crafty to feed your addiction. And they have a super efficient on line store as well.

To be in with a chance of winning please mail my teamie Tracy who is holding the fort whilst I am away on my holibobs......... with your answers to these two questions and all the correct ones will go into the draw.

So here's your questions - it's not as bad as it sounds and quite simple really.......the answers are much closer than you realise if you take a moment to follow one or more of the links to our sponsors.......................

1) How many 'T for Transparent' sets do Penny Black have ?

2) How many 'Slapstick/Cling' stamps do Penny Black have ?

Now on to this months challenge............................

................and a few pieces of news from Penny Black who have lots of things going on at the moment, new stamps, a limited edition stamp set due out any time now and you will be amongst the first to hear about them if you sign up to the Penny Black Club and don't forget the Penny Black Circle with lots of inspiration to be had as well as competitions and prizes.

There are three prizes on offer from Penny Black this month...................

And the gorgeous Butterfly Suite from a new sponsor who we are thrilled to welcome.........Crimson Cloud..............

"We are a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

And Letraset are offering a set of Aquamarkers.................

If you have not tried out this fabulous colouring medium, you don't know what you are missing, they have to be the best watercolour system I have ever used.

So now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have really done us proud again this month, but first I have to tell you that Ellie will not be with us for a few months. We will really miss her, but totally understand as she has a lot going on at the moment and needs a break. Meantime, we will be having a Guest Designer each month from those who reached out DT call shortfall last month.

And this month we are pleased to welcome Katherine as our Guest Designer, thank you for joining us and sharing your lovely work.

And Amanda from our sister challenge Allsorts

Note about this months winners: As I mentioned earlier, I will be away on my holibobs later this month, so Tracy is going to announce the winners at the end of July as usual, but the prizes are all with me so I will send them out as soon as I can after I get home on 8th August.


  1. Happy 1st Birthday! lovely sample cards, as always; so many beautiful flowers and techniques!

  2. A Happy 1st Birthday!! Wonderful inspiration from the DT girls and a lovely challenge too :)

  3. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT, to participate in this months challenge do we also need to answer the question. I have added my entry to the above. I look forward to the new release of the Penny Black Limited edition stamps. I hope you have a lovely holiday.

  4. Fantastic inspiration this week! Thanks, DT.

  5. Happy birthday to you all. Great challenge this month, inspirational creations from the team. xxx

  6. Great inspiration from DT!
    Hugs Gisela

  7. A very 'happy birthday' to the whole team! Fab celebration prizes. Ruby x

  8. Thanks for a great flowery challenge!Lovely works by the DT's

  9. Lovely the DT work! And thanks too for such a lovely challenge to work to. Judy x

  10. Happy Birthday!! Stunning work from the DT x

    Jenny x

  11. Congrats on your 1st. Birthday. Thanks for the lovely challenge. Gorgeous cards by the DTs. I just posted mine. I will sure be making more.

  12. Congrats on your 1st cirthday! Woo hoo fab challenge and great DT cards. I have entered (twice.. and mybe one more to go??) and answered the quiz, so fingers crossed!
    Pauline x

  13. Congratulations on your 1st birthday brilliant challenge and Dt inspiration Luv Sue x
    Ps thanks for the reminder re the challenge

  14. Congratulations one your 1 year! Beautiful DT cards! Thanks for the Inspiration!

  15. Happy First Birthday.
    Great inspiration from the DT - thank you.

  16. Sorry to be anonymous in post above I couldn't get blogger to recognise me. Monkey No 60

  17. Happy Birthday & thanks for all the DT samples, apologies, I've put the link in wrong on no 61& posted again on 62, senior moment.
    Ann x

  18. Congrats for your 1st BD, many thanks for sharing those great design DT cards.
    Hugs, Yulis

  19. Happy Birthday and really nice DT cards!!
    Hugs, Marianne MW

  20. Happy Birthday!! Great challenge..

    Clair xxx

  21. Happy Birthday! What a collection of gorgeous DT examples too! I made a card using a stamp I haven't used in a long while.

  22. Happy 1st Birthday...gorgeous work from the DT.
    I made my challenge card and posted on my blog saying about your challenge and linking up but just realised didnt put on here.Hope thats ok.
    Wendy xx

  23. Happy 1st Birthday - thankyou for a lovely challenge.

  24. Happy Birthday, some lovely flowers by the DT and a great challenge.

    Kath x

  25. Some lovely cards from the Design Team this month - great inspiration! Happy 1st Birthday and here's to many more! Best wishes Karen x

  26. What great samples from the team this month. It has inspired me to dig out some of my own Penny Black flowers.
    Well done on your 1st Birthday.

  27. Lovely samples, ladies! I love the diversity. Hope you like my card, too.
    Happy anniversary!


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