Wednesday, 1 September 2010

September Challenge

Hello and welcome to our September Challenge.

We had a really great month in August with some super entries and we want to extend our thanks to everyone who took part. If you have not checked to see if you are a winner, it's all on yesterday post.

Quite a few things to tell you about before I move on to this months winners.

Firstly our search for new DT members will continue into September. Although there have been some stunning entries which is going to make life very hard, I thought this was only fair as the search only started part way through August and some of those that entered the challenge before that time may have missed the announcement. So if you would like to be considered for our team please add PB after your name when you link your work and if you did so last month, please do the same in September, although I will be going back through all August's entries as well. I will announce the lucky peeps at the end of September.

So what's the theme this month....

Punch away

With such fabulous punches available now, it's the perfect chance to get them working. It can be as simple as a single punched element or go really wild, all we ask is that we can see some punching on your work.

Next onto this months prizes and some more fabulous prizes from Penny Black themselves with a bit of cute, some Christmas and some elegance. And don't forget to pop along to Penny Black's website to check out all their products including the stunning selection of new Christmas releases and some great inspiration as well. And don't forget to sign up for their club so you stay right up to date with what is happening, it's totally free and you will be amongst the first to know when new products are released.

Penny Black 3877K An Afternoon

Penny Black 4000J Graduar


Penny Black 3861H Damask






Penny Black 40-024 Rain or Shine

I am very excited to tell you that Jules is joining our DT. Some of you will remember she was part of the original Allsorts DT but stepped down due to work commitments, but I am pleased to say she had agreed to come back to us as part of the Penny Black at Allsorts DT. Please join me in giving her a big welcome back.

And we also have a guest designer this month and I am pleased to welcome Zoe. I think it so nice to have a bit of an insight into how people got into crafting and their pet loves and hates, so here's what Zoe has to say:

"Like many if not most crafters have been doing something or another for ever, well almost. The first set of cards that were mine to make were given to me when I was seven and they were Christmas cards complete with little tubes of glitter. Since then there has been knitting, and cross stitch, drawing and painting. 15 or so years ago paper crafting entered my world specifically rubber stamping and that as they say was that. Love all the different directions paper crafting takes you in and how many looks you can get with just one stamp. Then there's the inks and powders and surfaces you can stamp on the journey never ends. My style at the moment tending to the inky grungy style but you can never be sure what I'll do one thing never changes that's the hand made look/feel of my stuff made by me proud of it!

Zoe

And here's what the DT have come up with, I'm sure you will agree they have done me proud again, please do pop along to their blogs to show your appreciation for all their hard work.


Amanda

Brenda

Debs


Emma


Fleur


Helene


Jules



Kirsten


36 comments:

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous work from the DT team and nice easy challenge too!
Kelly.x

Casi said...

Wonderful DT-work!! Brenda has given me notice to your DT-call. Unfortunately I don´t have enough time for being a DT-member but if you are also searching for a guest designer ... I would be pleased!!

LG Kerstin

Anita said...

Wow, the DT cards are all fabulous! Thanks for a fun challenge.

lynda said...

Oh...I did it again...forgot to indicate DT next to my entry. Please, I would love to be considered, my entry is Number 22. Thanks so much. Great challenge, great DT cards! I'll be back with more, and hopefully will remember to put the DT next to my name!! Thank you.

Joynana said...

Finally, I have made it here for a challenge. My punches are there, even though they are small. The 5 leaf flower in the center of my paper flowers. I love this blog and the challenges. The DT have done a great job of inspiring.

Wedgie said...

Ohhhh...what a lovely blog, glad I stopped by! Gorgeous DT cards.

Wedgie xxx

Esther said...

Hi - thanks for the inspiration adn great challenge. I meant to add PB beside my name but forgot - would love you to take a look and see if my work is what you're looking for...thanks, Esther xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Great challenge. Would love to be considered for the Design Team. love the DT cards...they are fab.

Amy Johnson said...

Great challenge!

dj1952 said...

I forgot to add PB after my name for entry #40. I would love to be considered as a guest designer. Your DT did an awesome job on their cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrapperjulia said...

I didn't put PB behind my name either since I thought it was just last month's challenge. I would like to be considered also! Great DT cards!

Nicola said...

Great idea, and gorgeous DT cards. Brenda left a lovely comment on my last post and told me about the DT call, so thank you...

Nicola

Ann said...

love the DT cards - a great theme this month. Thanks
Ann xxx

Ann said...

oh so sorry I thought the link had not gone on and clicked again - if on twice please could you delete my second link.
Ann xxx

danac said...

What a fun challenge. Thanks for letting me play along!

Kate H-H said...

Great challenge; fab inspiration and creative entries - love it ! xx

- - Sheryl - - said...

I am going to enter - FYI - your blog seems very tiny - in this format it's hard to read. Unless it's my computer - but other blogs I sub to are OK.

jules said...

thank you for a great challenge! fab cards from DT and others!

agapanthus said...

Loved the variation of cards from the Design Team - great inspiration! Best wishes Karen x

Sande said...

Great challenge!

Helen said...

Love the DT cards - this is the first time I've entered a challenge here so I hope you like my card!

Helen x

Helen said...

I am very new to blogging and challenges, but I'm really enjoying it and slowly getting the hang of what to do!! Thanks for the challenge

patriziawithaz said...

Oops !! Sorry I posted a card without reading the rules properly - please delete it. I am sorry but I don't have any Penny Black stamps so I wont be able to enter. I am new to this crafting thing so my stamp collection is minimal and I am just learning to "colour in". Nevermind - another time maybe :(

Lynn said...

Great inspiration from the DT, I've linked my entry and would love to be considered for the DT as I love using my fast growing collection of Penny Black stamps.

Lynn x

Elfcrafts said...

Gorgeous cards from the DT as always. A lovely challenge thank you xx

sugarstamp said...

Punches are one of my favorite things to use!

Shirl said...

Sorry girls I did read the rules but not properly it seems my main image is not PB, but only part of the card.
Just had to say love all your cards.
Shirley x x

Benedicte said...

I forgit to mention I have posted a little note about the DT- call on my left sidebar

Von said...

Thanks for the inspiration DT :) I'd love to be considered for the DT but don't have that many stamps :( Now who could I beg some from lol

nnalorac said...

Stunning DT cards girls, love the theme. nnalorac.x

Mags said...

Great challenge, and the DT cards are fabulous!

Celeste said...

Wonderful challenge...I love Indian Summer! The DT cards are gorgeous!

Spyder said...

Lovely DT cards, great challenge

((Lyn))

Shirley said...

A wonderful blog and challenge. The work from the designer team is fabulous. Thank you so much ladies for putting together your beautiful work for our inspiration.
Shirley

Mad Moose said...

The widgets expired? I thought I had a couple more days! If I can still play my card is here http://thelittlelandofme.blogspot.com/2010/09/pballsorts-punch-away.html

Thanks

Anonymous said...

lol, i thought the same thing. if i can still play too, here's a link to my card and i'll include PB here. http://snailzpace.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/hopeful-hedgie/

 
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