Sunday, 6 August 2017

August - All creatures great and small


Good morning and welcome to our August challenge where our theme is.....................

*******All Creatures Great and Small*******

Lots of options here be it bugs and butterflies, dogs and cats or maybe some forest or larger animals in the jungle, the choice is yours. All we ask is that you follow your simple 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

Now for some super 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.


Three lovely prizes following this month theme, a clear stamp set, a slapstick stamp and die.


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 £15 voucher for one lucky winner.


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.


We are pleased to welcome Marlies as our Guest Designer this month with this lovely Summery card.........

Using Penny Black 3981K Team Teddy

And Helene  our team mate from Allsorts is our second Guest Designer and has made this adorable card....................


And yet more inspiration from the Design Team...............

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-520 Stately, 30-261 Natures Friends and 30-300 Happy Notes

Daniela
Using Penny Black 1652J - cheesecake wish

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-283 Snippets

Leanne
Using Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair, 30-419 Happy Wishes, 40-099 Soft Wings and 40-100 Fanciful

Linda
Using Penny Black 649K Surprise!

Using Penny Black 40-533 Sew Much Fun

Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-407 cat days, 40-321 Wonderous and sentiment from 30-416 Happy Thoughts

Susan
Using Penny Black 1449K Guess What ? and 30-034 Teddy and Company

Tracy
Using Penny Black 40-016 Hedgehog Birthday

Have fun with the challenge and we look forward to seeing your creations.


Friday, 4 August 2017

July winners

Good morning and a big thank you for all your lovely entries to our July 'For the Boys' theme, you shared some wonderful artwork with us and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs.

Our lucky winners are..................

Prizes from Penny Black




The lovely bundle from Marianne Designs


And the voucher from Stamp Addcits


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can arrange to send your prizes. Please note that any prizes unclaimed by Thursday 10th August will be re-drawn and new winners notified by e.mail or blog comment.


As usual the Design Team have been keeping a look out for entries using Penny Black images and would love to invite Pia to be our September Guest Designer. Pia, 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.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mid month inspiration

Good morning everyone, it's time for some mid month inspiration following this months theme of 'For the Boys', the challenge runs until Wednesday 2nd August so there is still plenty of time to join in for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

Our July GDT Lynda had made another card for us, look at that lovely sky...................

Using Penny Black  40-502 Tranquil and 30-419 Happy Wishes 

Brenda
Using Penny Black 2827K Song Bird and 30-229 Special Wishes
Using Penny Black 4129J game on

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-066 Eat Cake

Leanne
Using Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair, 30-419 Happy Wishes and 30-352 Animal Wisdom.

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-107 Summer Fun

Mervi
Using Penny Black 2356K Merry Band, 80-008 Gentle Whisper paper pad and 51-299 Heart Bow die

Tracy
Using Penny Black 2083J Beehave

Happy crafting to you all.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July - For the Boys


Good morning and welcome to our July challenge where this month our theme is:

********For the Boys********

As the title suggests, we want to see creations aimed at the boys and men in our lives. As always 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

Before we move on to some inspiration I have a couple of announcements to make.

We are saying a sad farewell to Shirley, she has been a member of the team for some years and we will miss her unique style of crafting, she is hoping to move back to more watercolour work and we look forward to following her artwork. Thank you Shirley, it's been a pleasure to work with you.

So moving onward we are pleased to welcome a new teamie, her name is Leanne and you will find out more about her and her crafting on her blog. We are looking forward to working with you Leanne and hope you will all join me in giving here a big welcome.

Now onto this months 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.



Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.



Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK. The prize is a £10 store voucher.

We are pleased to welcome Lynda as this months Guest Designer, she has created a beautiful card to share with us.............

Using Penny Black 40-229 Bubble Boy and 30-013 Critter Party 

And here is what the Design Team have come up with to inspire you on your way..............

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-416 Hidden Lane

Daniela
Using Penny Black 4127K Born Wild!

Ellie
Using Penny Black 10-164 Pond- Size Celebration

Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-284 Sprigs and 30-352 Animal Wisdom.

Using 30-108 A Bear of all Trades

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4220K Miniful and Penny Black 40-116 London

Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-180 sunny days

Susan
Using Penny Black 4060K Hedge-word and 30-053 Betsy Bluebell sentiment

Tracy
Using Penny Black 1685J Cheesecake Express



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


 
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