Sunday, 5 July 2020

July - In the Garden

Morning everyone, time for a new challenge and we have a lovely summery theme of........

******In the Garden******

In this part of the World our gardens are in full bloom even if the weather had forgotten it's Summer, so I hope you can take inspiration from them and join in. Please remember the focal element of our work must be hand stamped (any make but no digis) and reflect the theme..........that means for example a flower added to a mainly stencilled or die cut card will not be eligible. You can check our challenge rules here


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. Two super prizes from them.               
                             
We welcome a new sponsor for 2020, Blade Rubber Craft who are based in London and one of the few companies in the UK who stock Penny Black stamps. As well as a bricks and mortar shop they have a mail order store. They are offering a lucky winner a £15 store voucher.

We have plenty of inspiration to share with you and first up is Wendy from our sister challenge Allsorts...........

Using Penny Black 3280K A Touch
Using Penny Black 40-738 Petal Poetry and 30-703 Blooming Sentiments
Using Penny Black 40-452 Bejewelled and 30-703 Blooming Sentiments
Using Penny Black 2296K Asking the Flowers, 40-546 Dancing Daisies and 30-703 Blooming Sentiments
Kath
Using Penny Black 40-435 Cheery Chirps
Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-416 Happy Thoughts, 30-415 Garden Charmers and 
25-019 Leaf Frolic stencil
Using Penny Black 30-335 Critter Fun
Lynn
Using Penny Black 40-684 Youthful and 30-574 Special Sentiments
Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-385 Collage of Wishes
Tracy
Using Penny Black 1446J Garden Visit
 
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Friday, 3 July 2020

June winners

Hello all, time to announce the winners of our June challenge, you shared lots of favourite stamps with us and our thanks go to everyone who joined in the fun.

The winners of the prizes are.........

Entry no 64 is Chris
No 35 is Vinita

Well done to you both, please mail me by Thursday 9th July with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes which will be done as soon as I am able to arrange a kind person to take them to the post.

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge.
 
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Thursday, 18 June 2020

More favourite stamps

A very good morning to our mid way post, we have seen some lovely entries and you have shared so many 'Favourite Stamps' with us, if you have not joined in yes or would like to share a second or even third entry, then there is still plenty of time as the challenge tuns until Wednesday 1st July.

The DT have created more inspiration using their own personal favourite Penny Black stamps..........

Using Penny Black 40-680 At Grace
Using Penny Black 4381L Gathering Together and 30-558 Butterfly Garden
Using Penny Black 4160K Chearful
Using Penny Black 40-516 Dynamic and 30-419 Happy Wishes
Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish and  30-107 Summer Fun
Using Penny Black 30-026 Tiny Wishes and 30-416 Happy Thoughts
Using Penny Black 3980K Team effort
 
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Sunday, 7 June 2020

June - Favourite Stamps

Good morning and welcome to our June challenge where this month our theme is......

******Favourite Stamps******

It can be any make of stamp (no digital images) but the focal element must be hand stamped, by that we mean when we look at your work the main element must be stamped, not an addition somewhere else on a mainly non stamped card. You can check our challenge rules here.


With regard to prizes, we do of course have some but given the postal system remains unpredictable, I'm still 'shielding', many shops here in the UK are still unable to open and working reduced hours I am unable to say when prizes will be sent. But I hope this won't stop you joining in the fun.

Here is the inspiration from the Design Team and first up is Wendy our Guest Designer from our sister challenge Allsorts..........

Using Penny Black 2695J Dance, Sing, Love and 40-535 Magnolia Rhapsody
Using Penny Black 3199J Poppy Fields, 40-596 Dainty Whispers and 30-160 Friendship
Using Penny Black 3865K Gossamer
Using Penny Black 40-099 Soft Wings
Using Penny Black 2360F good news!
Using Penny Black 30-028 Micey Day and 30-115 Lace Delight
and inside
Using Penny Black 1454K Diamonds are Forever
Using Penny Black 432J Bitty Bear Angel
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Friday, 5 June 2020

May winners

Good morning everyone, time to announce of our May winners and thank you all for you super entries. With regard to prizes, these will be sent as soon as I am able to go out (still shielding), our village Post Office opens again and the other sponsor's store re-opens.

The winners as selected by Random. Org.,..........

No 50 is Carol
No 65 is Sally
No 55 is Helen

Well done everyone, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses.

Please pop back Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you.
 
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Monday, 18 May 2020

More men and boys inspiration

Good morning everyone, just a quick mid month reminder that our 'Men and Boys' theme is still running and you have until 27th May to add entries for a chance to win one of the super prizes which you will find one the challenge post below this one.

The Design Team have been as busy as ever have have some fabulous inspiration to share.......

Brenda
Using Penny Black  40-693 Calm Waters, 30-261 Natures Friends, 30-558 Butterfly Garden
Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-069 Hello Friend, 40-710 Snow Blanket and 30-261 Nature's Friends
Kath
Using Penny Black 3827J Fishing
Leanne
Using Penny Black 40-215 Engineer
Linda
Using Penny Black 30-296 Florals and Feathers
Lynn
Using Penny Black 3880K Fantasy and 30-574 Special Sentiments
Using Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush
Tracy
Using Penny Black 4220K Miniful
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