Sunday, 18 June 2017

Mid month inspiration


Good morning and welcome to our mid month post where the Design Team have all been busy making more lovely pieces of artwork to inspire you. Our theme this month is Anything Goes and runs until 28th June so there is still plenty of time to join in for a chance of winning one of the rather special prizes we have on offer this month. 

Our June Guest Designer Claudias has made two more lovely cards for us...........................


Using Penny Black Luminous 40-279 and Script 40-470


And here are the offerings from the Design Team........................

Brenda
Using Penny Black 4376K Hollyhocks, 3381K Aspire and 4070F Dreams Come True

Using Penny Black 1448F Garden Gossip

Ellie
Penny Black  40-452 Bejeweled and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Linda
Using Penny Black 4247J Three Clowns

Lynn
Using Penny Black 40-501 On the Lake and 2695J Dance, Sing, Love

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush and paper 80-015 Golden Moment

Susan
Using Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet

We look forward to seeing you over at the challenge blog.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

June - Anything Goes


Welcome to our June challenge, it's a bit of a special one as this month as we are seven years old so have two special prizes to be won and a theme that is nice and easy...................

********Anything Goes********

Normally we put all the entries into the draw but this month we are going to ask you to let us know which prize you prefer, this is because the Penny Black stamps are all wood mounted and we know that presents storage problems for some people. So we are asking all entrants this month to leave us a comment to tell us if they prefer the stamps or the die cutting machine...........we will only enter the people who have commented into the draw as we would not want to send these lovely stamps to someone who would not use them.

Here are the prizes:



Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news.


Tattered Lace is home to a range of beautifully delicate and detailed craft products, including the successful Tattered Lace Dies and Embossing Folders, designed by Stephanie Weightman.

Finally a note about our challenge rules: You can use any make of stamp and enter up to three times, but we must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images. Please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts such as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules

Claudia is our first Guest Designer this month and has made two very different cards using the same stamp proving how versatile it is.................

Using Penny Black Luminous 40-279 and Script 40-470


My team mate Wendy from Allsorts is our second Guest Designer this month and has made this sweet card to share with us.................


And here is the inspiration from the Design Team.................

Brenda
Using Penny Black  3157 Growing Free and 40-547 Flower Lanterns from the new Poetic Collection available in the UK from Crafts U Love

Daniela
Using Penny Black 40-534 Celebration Song

Ellie
Using Penny Black 1750K Warm and Fuzzy

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-049 Party Time

Using Penny Black 30-228 Blooming Tags

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-512 Happy Bliss and 51-340 Dream Big 
Using Penny Black 10-194 Flower Field stickeroo

Using Penny Black 40-348 Winter Pine

Tracy
Using Penny Black 1665K Cheesecake Party

Happy crafting.

Friday, 2 June 2017

May winners


Good morning, it's time to announce the winners from our May challenge and say a big thank you to everyone who joined in, we saw some awesome creation and really enjoyed visiting your blogs. So for the winners...................

The prizes from Penny Black





The voucher from Crafts U Love


And the dies from Sizzix


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes.

As usual the Design Team have been keeping their eyes on the entries using Penny Black stamps and would like to invite Lynda to be out Guest Designer in July, please mail me so I can tell you more about our theme for that month.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Bit More Inspiration

Good morning and welcom to our mid month post where the Design Team have lots more inspiration to share following this months 'Photo Inspiration' theme,


You may choose to use the vibrant colours from the photo or maybe go with just Poppies, we look forward to seeing your takes on the inspiration.

As always there are lots of prizes to be won from Penny Black and our other lovely sponsors. So please make sure you join in to be in with a chance of winning.

We must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes or GDT spots. It so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for a prize because they have not read the rules. 

Here's some more inspiration from the Design Team

Brenda
Using Penny Black 1483E Cherish Yesterday and 40-311 Poppy Trio

Daniela
Using Penny Black 40-450 The Unfolding 

Using Penny Black 30-155 Blooming Garden

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-049 Party Time


Using Penny Black 30-229 Special Wishes

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4065K Poppies and 4300K Melle Papillion

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio

Susan
Using Penny Black 4308K Field Of Poppies, Sentiment from 30-053 Betsy Bluebell.
Butterfly Die 51-110 Penny Black Flicker and Flutter

Tracy
Using Penny Black 40-454 Tandem


Sunday, 7 May 2017

May challenge - Photo/colour inspiration


Welcome to our May challenge where this month we have some photo inspiration for you......................


You may choose to use the vibrant colours from the photo or maybe go with just Poppies, we look forward to seeing your takes on the inspiration.

As always you can use any make of stamp and enter up to threw times, but we must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images. Please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts such as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules

Now for the lovely prizes on offer............


Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news. As always three prizes from them, two with a distinct Poppy influence.............

        

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. The winner will receive a £15 store voucher.


Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more. Here's the prize from them.........


Now onto some inspiration and our first Guest Designer is Penny who has created a really pretty card using the colours from the inspirational photo...........

Using Penny Black 40-539 Effulgent and 30-399 Friendship and Love

And second up is Tracy from our sister challenge Allsorts, she has created a lovely Poppy creation to share with us using both the Poppies and colours from the inspiration..............

Using Penny Black 3949H Poppies

And here is some more inspiration from the Design Team...........................

Brenda
Using Penny Black  40-311 Poppy Trio and 2695J Dance, Sing, Love

Daniela
Using Penny Black 4032J  Brimming With Love

Using Penny Black 3199J Poppy Fields

Linda
Using Penny Black 3614F A Tender Hug

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4308K Field of Poppies

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All Around

Susan
Using Penny Black 3199J Poppy Fields and 51-110 Flicker and Flutter

Tracy
Using Penny Black 3976K Acrobat

Hope you have fun with this months theme.

 
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