Monday, 18 February 2019

Mid month inspiration

Good morning, time for some mid month inspiration following our Anything Goes theme with the option of tags and remember those using a tag or adding one to their work will go into the prize pot twice so will have double the chance of winning a prize.
The challenge runs until Wednesday 27th February so you still have plenty of time to you in or add a second or third entry.
Brenda
Using Penny Black 30-117  Free Flight
Using Penny Black 3465F In a Pot
Ellie
Using Penny Black 40-597 Spontaneous Joy and 30-386 Heartfelt
Using Penny Black 30-457 ....So Loved and 30-454 Hearty Note.
Using Penny Black30-049 Party Time
Lynn
Using Penny Black 2969K A Hug Is, 30-027 Purffect Day and 30-013 Critter Party
Using Penny Black 40-392 High Wire Celebration
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Sunday, 3 February 2019

February - Anything Goes with the option of Tags

Good morning, time for our February challenge and this month we have a bit of a twist............

**Anything Goes with the Option of Tags**

Ideally we would love to see tags or tags on cards, but if tags are just not your thing then you can go with the anything goes option, but of course we must still see hand stamping as the focal element of your creation and NO DIGI images.

But those of you who do enter a tag or have a tag on your artwork will be entered into the draw again so a second chance of winning a prize.

Please ensure you check our challenge rules here before entering, it may save you embarrassment and make sure your entry receives comments from the team and is entered into the prize draw: We run our challenge for fun in our spare time. It is your responsibility if entering to make sure you check our challenge rules, it is not our responsibility to read your posts and remind you if you fail to comply. If you do not follow the rules we will simply ignore your entry.

Explore the creative world of Penny Black and see for yourself why our rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Stamp Crafting are everyone’s favorites. Our products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever.
                  
                     

A £15 vucher from Crafts U Love 


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.

A Memory Box heart die.

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Now for some inspiration from the Design Team..........

Brenda
Using Penny Black 30-229 40-613 Parade of Flowers and Special Wishes
Using Penny Black 3208F Literary Frog
Using Penny Black 30-270 Mimi's Love and 30-471 Sweet You
Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-284 Sprigs, 40-516 Dynamic, 51-097 Ardor,
30-417 Delicate Silhouettes and 25-014 Oscillations
Linda
Using Penny Black 30-385 Santa's Helpers
Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-228 Blooming Tags and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles
Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-524 Fairy Birthday
Tracy
Tracy is taking a break
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Friday, 1 February 2019

January winners

Good morning, time to announce the winners of our New Beginnings theme and we had some lovely entries and extend a special thank you to those of you who did follow the rules.

But sadly almost half of the entries were not eligible because they simply did not fit the theme, quite a lot of Birthday cards when we clearly stated they would not count, some we just did not know what the occasion was and some for things like Christmas which clearly is not a New Beginning or what the theme asked for.

So the only way the winners could be dealt with was the old fashioned way to put the eligible numbers into a cup and pick them by hand and these are the ones that came out for the prizes from:

Penny BlackSwedish House Crafts and Crafting.co uk..............................

Entry No 3 Christine a New Home card - not eligible as brought to my attention that everything is CD generated and not stamped
Entry No 10 Viv a New Baby card
Entry No 30 Gail Spring New Season card
Entry No 40 Pinky New Baby card

Please would you all mail me by Thursday 7th February with your names and postal addresses so I can post your prizes. Any prizes not claimed by that date will be forfeited and no alternatives offered.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.

 
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Friday, 18 January 2019

Mid month New Beginnings inspiration

Morning to you all, just popping in with some mid month inspiration following our current 'New Beginnings' theme, the challenge runs until Wednesday 30th January so there is still plenty of time to join in or to add a second or even third entry for a chance to win one of our fab prizes.
 
Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush and 3851E Blessings
Using Penny Black 3346F Spring Air
Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-336 Buddy and Duck
Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-416 Happy Thoughts and 40-099 Soft Wings.
Linda
Using Penny Black 30-410 Especially Micey
Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-191 Uptown
 
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Sunday, 6 January 2019

January - New Beginnings

Good morning and welcome to our first challenge of 2019, our theme this month is:


********New Beginnings********

New baby, new job, wedding, new school, engagement, retirement, new home, but please not regular Birthdays as there are so many other special occasions and we look forward to seeing all your hand stamped creations.

For this one month only we would like to direct you to the paragraph below, it will appear each month but we would like to make you aware of it's significance and your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our simple challenge rules.

Please ensure you check our challenge rules here before entering, it may save you embarrassment and make sure your entry receives comments from the team and is entered into the prize draw: We run our challenge for fun in our spare time. It is your responsibility if entering to make sure you check our challenge rules, it is not our responsibility to read your posts and remind you if you fail to comply. If you do not follow the rules we will simply ignore your entry.


Explore the creative world of Penny Black and see for yourself why our rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Stamp Crafting are everyone’s favorites. Our products are designed to integrate style and color for creating the best handicraft projects ever.

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Three lovely prizes from them, two stamp sets and a die


"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."

At Swedish House Crafts I run a Blogger of the Month and will be choosing 6 people for the first 6 months of the year. Those who I choose, gets really special offers. All applicants receives £5 voucher automatically after application is complete (with minimum purchase £20).

This beautiful Tattered Lace Bride die from Crafting.co uk.


Using Penny Black 40-535 Magnolia Rhapsody and 30-339 Friendship and Love
Using Penny Black 2355D Accordion
Ellie
Using Penny Black 40-507 Awaken and 30-419 Happy Wishes
Leanne
Using Penny Black 40-129 Dropping you a line and 40-340 Etched Branches.
Linda
           Using Penny Black 30-012 Bubbly, 30-018 Crystalline and 30-018 Crystallin
and 30-134 Winter Magic
Using Penny Black 40-224 Hot Rod! and 30-113 Petal Party
Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-411 Birthday Baby!

Susan
Taking A Break
Tracy
Taking A Break
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Friday, 4 January 2019

December winners

Morning and welcome to our winners posts, please read down to see if your are one of the lucky names listed.

My team tell me there were some super entries in December, although I'm afraid I didn't get to see any of them as I've been poorly for several weeks, but my super team have been holding the fort and am I really grateful for their help. I still have some way to go yet but want to try and ease back slowly so hubby is helping me out with this post until I am up to coming back full time.


The tree winners of prizes from  Penny Black are:

Silke entry no 60

Avril entry no 42

Hazel entry no 29

And the Heartfelt Creations prize  

Marianne entry no 15

Well done to you all, please mail me by midight GMT Thursday 10th January with your names and postal addresses so I can post your prizes.

Tracy will be along on Sunday with our new challenge.
 
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