Sunday, 1 January 2012

January Challenge

Happy New Year to you all !!

And what better way to kick it off than with a new challenge and this month our theme is:

Love and Hearts

A great opportunity to make a start on the Valentine cards and perhaps try out some of the new goodies Santa delivered.

Just a little reminder that you can use any make of stamp, although no digi images are allowed. All qualifying entries are eligible for selection for our 'In the Spotlight' feature plus entries using a Penny Black image will also be entered into an extra prize draw.

Lots of fabby prizes on offer again so let me introuduce this months sponsors and first up we have 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, check out further down the great card Mel made using the same image..................
Next Sir Stampalot, our regular sponsor of the prize selected from the entries using a Penny Black image...........

They have a super spacious store in Peterborough as well as running an on line store where you can shop 24/7. Yo will also want to keep a regular eye on the 'Specials' section where their Sale is in full swing and there are are always great bargains to be had. Here is the prize they are offering...........................
And next some more great prizes from Penny Black.................... don't forget to join the club so you are always in the know about new products.
Here are the three prizes from them..................
As always the Design Team have produced some wonderful inspiration for you along with this months two Guest Designers and first up is Mel from Crimson Cloud with this great creation......


Next is my lovely teami for Allsorts Nicola with this super piece..........





53 comments:

  1. Stunning Dt cards and a very happy new year to you all Luv Sue x

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  2. Wonderful inspiration from you all and a lovely challenge for getting ahead for Valentines :)
    Kelly.x

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  3. Thanks for this "lovely" challenge...and great examples from the DT members!
    Best wishes for 2012...greetings, Alie :-)

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  4. Oh My!!! Such festive inspiration! I hope I can find time to play along!!!!

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  5. Thank you for a lovely challenge, lovely DT Work Happy 2012 to you all x x Hugs May

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  6. Hi Brenda! Apols re my entry #22 - will remember for next time!

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  7. Such pretty design team cards, thanks for the challenge. xxx

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  8. Hello!

    Thank you for this opportunity! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  9. Happy New Year to You All.

    Love all the DT Cards. Great choice of challenges, thanks for the chance of joining in.
    Hugs
    Maria x

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  10. Beautiful cards from the DT, love the new challenge, Happy New Year to you all xx

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  11. Fun challenge. I digged up on of the first stamps I bought when I starded this hoppy
    :-) Nina
    http://ninashobby.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for a lovely chalenge. Great DT work! Judy x

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  13. Fabulous creations from the team.

    Kath x

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  14. gorgeous cards dt, love Louise's design, very special. janex

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  15. Thanks for the great challenge & inspiration!

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  16. Please delete my card, I completely forgotten theat digis not allowed.
    Sorry!
    Dorte, entrance 76

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  17. I´m so glad that I`ve found your Challengeblog. Thank you Brenda for this tip!
    So many gorgeous cards that you have made! Great inspirations!!!
    Simone

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    1. Yikes, commenting still playing up here! A super challenge ladies amd great DT cards!! Di xx

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  18. Fabulous inspiration this month from the DT - now I just have to get round to making some Valentine's Day cards to sell in work! Kat x

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  19. Wow, lots of gorgeous inspiration from the desing team
    Sandy

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  20. Happy to play along this time around!!! Everyone's cards are phenomenal! Love is in the Air!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  21. Thanks for the info Brenda I have managed to link at last xx

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  22. Such a great challenge ! I had so much fun making my card ! Thank you to the DT for the inspiration ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  23. Such lovely DT cards. I have had lots of fun with this challenge this month. Thanks for the comments the DT leave my blog.

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  24. great challenge thanks ang

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  25. Love the Dt work! Thanks for a great Challenge. Judy x

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  26. Perfect challenge for this time of year! Thanks.

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  27. Great challenge and beautiful DT cards! Shelly x

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  28. Great start to the V-Day and Love cards!!! My friend Teresa wanted to play along!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  29. Hello ladies,

    Beautiful inspiration, as always!
    Have to admit that I had this challenge on my pad but as its a monthly one, its on the pages way back from the start of the month :/
    Anyway, here now after a very well timed nudge!
    Keryn x

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  30. super lovely inspiration by the DT!
    Thanks for a Fun Challenge.

    hugs,
    Riti

    ritibanka@gmail.com

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  31. Wonderful inspiration - thank you so much!

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  32. Lovely cards by the DT! An interesting new challenge, I'm entering for the first time :)

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  33. Beautiful work from the DT! Great challenge!

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  34. Sorry Brenda, hadn't realised you weren't digi do-able! Have removed the link. If I have time I'll do another rubber one, Jx

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  35. Love is in the air!!! ;) Great challenge!

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  36. Thanks for a great challenge - love the design team cards.

    Karen x

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  37. Thanks Brenda, I'd forgotten about this one after my digi blunder! Here's a non digi entry & thanks for reminding me to enter! Jx

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  38. I want to leave a hug for Brenda and the heads up that I can enter here too, thank you very much.
    The cards by the design team look great, good luck everyone

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  39. Fabulous DT cards and a challenge I'm very happy to be able to enter in time! Smiles.xx

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  40. Such a lot pretty Cards from the Design Team cards, thanks for the challenge.
    Big Hugs
    Hilde
    http://creatingisbeautyful.blogspot.com/

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  41. Great challenge to get me into the Valentine spirit. Love the theme!

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  42. Great challenge.....great blog!! Thanks!!

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  43. Love all the cards from the Designteam.

    Big Hugs
    Heike

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  44. Hi ALL...
    I'm here again for a second submission.
    Thanks for the fun challenge !

    hugs,
    Riti

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  45. Wow just found your challenge and have enough time to enter. What a great challenge and brilliant cards from the DT. Will be sure to come back again now.
    x catherine

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