Sunday, 6 November 2011

November Challenge

Good Monring Peeps, welcome to the first of our new style challenges here at Penny Black and More.

For those of you who missed the announcement last month, here are the important bits you need to know:
  • You can now use any make of stamp on your entry, although strictly no digi images. Every entry meeting the months challenge theme and requirements will be eligible for the general prizes on offer.

  • Those entries will also be eligible for our 'In The Spotlight monthly' feature, where we will be selecting two entries each month which stand out to us. Highlighted entries will be published on or about the 20th of the following month and I will be inviting those lucky peeps to write a short bio about their crafting journey to be publish along with their work. 
  • The will be an 'Extra Prize' each month selected from all entries using a Penny Black image as the focal point of their entry (those entries will also be entered into the general prize draws)
  • Closing date for this months challenge is midnight GMT on 30th November.
So on to business and this months challenge theme which is:

 All Creatures Great and Small

A pretty open theme and I am certain you will have no problem creating and sharing your lovely pieces of work with us.

And of course some prizes and do we have a mega collection for you this month or what...................


First up Penny Black themselves and most of our 'regulars' will be familiar with their web site and Blog, but as we are welcomong lots of new peeps this month I need to let you know about their insprartional web site and that you can sign up to receive updates and news about new products here. Here are the great prizes from them:



Next we welcome back 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!" Here's the super stamp they are offering, just idea for those last minute Christmas cards..................

Our friends Sir Stampalot are also joining in our new look challeng fun and we are thrilled to announce that they will be our regular sponsors of the special prize for the winner chosen from the entries using a Penny Black stamp or stickeroo as their main image.


Sir Stampalot are a UK based one stop craft store who offer a speedy on line shopping facility as well as having a spacious store in Peterborough which is jam packed with stamps from all the leading manufacturers along with a whole range of other crafting goodies. Here's this months prize...............


The light brigade

And finally some really yummy ribbons and embellishments all available from Pretty Little Ribbons plus a few flowers and little beaded pins I made up..........

     
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop supplies ribbon, twine, embellishments, rubber stamps etc for crafters everywhere. Now stocking Catslife Press Stamps and fabulous new Pretty Little Ribbon Packs which are available in a variety of gorgeous colours and at a great value price.


Phew, what a list and after that you will be ready for some inspiration and first up we have two Guest Designers this month, my lovely teami Emma from Allsorts and Kat

Kat sent me two card so I could choose one, but they are too gorgeous not to share both.................





And here is Emma's lovely creation.................


And I would like you to join me in extending a very warm welcome to our newest Design team Member Lynn, please do pop over and visit her to check out her blog and say hello.







44 comments:

  1. Hi there...
    Just wanted to say 'Thanks' to Brenda who left a comment and link to this challenge on my blog...Always love to find some new challenge blogs!
    I have linked up my card.
    xxxx

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  2. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT girls and a lovely challenge too :)
    Kelly.x

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  3. Beautiful cards ladies and good luck with the new format challenge. I'm a die hard PB fan so will be sticking with them, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  4. Lovely cards from the DT. Julia.

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  5. Well even I had to go cute for this one! great samples from the team good luck everyone XOXO Zoe

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  6. Thank you Brenda for your comment on my blog and telling me about this challenge!Hope to see you more often on my blog!Greetings from Spain,
    Tineke

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  7. Loving the theme of this challenge! Hugs Sxx

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  8. What a great theme! I love PB stamps, just gave me an excuse to ink one up! Shelly x

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  9. TERRIFIC CHALLENGE!!!!!!! Perfect for the adorable House-Mouse & Friends character stamps! :)

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  10. Thanks for a great Challenge. Love the DT work. Judy x

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  11. Thanks Brenda, for your comment and the info for this challenge. Some awesome DT cards here...I need to go have a look about!
    Joyce xx

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  12. thanks for a fab challenge! lovely DT creations!

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  13. Thank you so much for the great challenge and the inspiring ideas from the design team!

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  14. I love the little bear standing on the chimney with his little red Xmas hat on... so I had to use him for this challenge.

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  15. Thank you Brenda for telling me about this challenge.

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  16. Thanks for the inspiration from the DT! It's a wonderfull challenge! Bo, xx

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  17. Lovely challenge and gorgeous cards by the Dts. TFS

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  18. Thanks a lot to Brenda for telling me about this challenge and thanks to the Dt for all the inspiration.

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  19. Hi ladies,
    Thanks for an awesome challenge - I love all creatures great and small. Fab DT samples - thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Just linked my card up to No. 108 - TIA for peeking :-)

    {{hugs}}
    Jocelyn

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful creations,.xx

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  21. Great works, ladies!
    Hugs Gisela from germany

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  22. Hello,

    thanks for the lovely challenge! I love de DT work!

    Creative greetz from Aly

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  23. Thanks Brenda for making me aware of this challenge blog. Look forward to having a go. Gorgeous cards from the DT too.
    Mags
    x

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  24. My goodness the DT inspiration samples are just so adorable - every one of them. What a fun challenge. Thanks so much!

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  25. Hi I really enjoyed this challenge and have linked my card up..for all creatures great and small. Enjoy the weekend,
    Jane x

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  26. IN LOVE WITH THIS BLOG ALREADY! LOL..... THANKS .... I am addicted to Penny Black right now.. people are always asking me if I am the REAL Jennie Black and I laugh saying yes, then I say I think you are thinking about Penny Black... LOL.. I use this line of stamps often in my classes and it causes confusion sometimes then we have a great laugh!

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  27. FANflippingTASTIC inspiration thank you so much also to Breanda it was her card that I saw while blog hopping that got me here!! GREAT STUFF! thanks following now too! hugs Samantha :0)

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  28. Some fabulous cards by the team and love the cards that you all did for the extra challenge.

    Kath x

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  29. Great examples of a lovely challenge!

    greetings, Alie :-)
    http://aliehoogenboezem-devries-atc.blogspot.com/

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  30. Fabulous challenge!! thanks I entered again its so much fun xx

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  31. Great challenge theme and the DT cards are stunning
    Lindsay xx

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  32. Stunning DT cards`and Thanks for a great challenge!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  33. Lovely DT cards. A great challenge.

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  34. Love the challenge and thanks for the great inspiration from the DT. Best wishes Karen x

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  35. Thanks for a wonderful challenge!Great DT's cards
    hugs
    Doreen

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  36. Beautiful samples from the DT!

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  37. Beautiful cards from everyone! Fantastic inspiration!

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  38. Forgot to add that I'm happy we can also use non-PB stamps now. Although I like PB stamps a lot, my collection is still very limited.

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  39. They are stunning cards, so many talented people.
    Hugs
    Sue xx

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  40. Great challenge - good to see so many people taking part.

    Karen x

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