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:

SallyB said...

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

Little K Smith said...

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

butlersabroad said...

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

Julia Watts said...

Lovely cards from the DT. Julia.

Zoechaos said...

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

Tineke said...

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

Squirrel x said...

Loving the theme of this challenge! Hugs Sxx

Shelly said...

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

America said...

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

Inkypinkydelights said...

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

Gram's Treasures said...

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

Maria Matter said...

thanks for a fab challenge! lovely DT creations!

Crafty Daffy said...

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

Arlene said...

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.

Katherine said...

Thank you Brenda for telling me about this challenge.

Bo said...

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

Isha said...

Lovely challenge and gorgeous cards by the Dts. TFS

bettand said...

Such a lovely challenge;)

jennycreativiert said...

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

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

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

Karen said...

Beautiful, beautiful creations,.xx

mueppi said...

Great works, ladies!
Hugs Gisela from germany

Aly said...

Hello,

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

Creative greetz from Aly

mags said...

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

Sharon Basel said...

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

Jane said...

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

Jennie Lin Black said...

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!

Samantha said...

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)

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Great examples of a lovely challenge!

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

snailzpace said...

beautiful DT cards!

Samantha said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Great challenge theme and the DT cards are stunning
Lindsay xx

xGemmax said...

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

cardcreationsnz said...

Lovely DT cards. A great challenge.

agapanthus said...

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

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

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

Anita said...

Beautiful samples from the DT!

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards from everyone! Fantastic inspiration!

MiaS said...

Fantastic cards!

Marianne said...

Great DT inspiration!

Marianne said...

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.

Sue Thompson said...

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

KraftyKaren said...

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

Karen x

 
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