Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Some mid month inspiration


Good morning everyone, just popping in with some mid month inspiration following our 'Close to Nature' theme where we have seen some really lovely entries. The challenge runs until Wednesday 1st November so you still have plenty of time if you have not had chance to join in yet, or of course if you wold like to enter a second or even third creation. There are some lovely prizes to be won so why not.

Just a gentle reminder as sometimes the rules get missed: We must see hand stamping (no digis) as the focal element of your artwork, this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

The DT girls have all been busy again and have lots of inspiration to share.....................

Brenda
Using Penny Black 30-429 Happy Wishes, 40-567 Restful and 40-558 Snowy Village from the new Peaceful Winter collection available in the UK from Crafts U Love

Using Penny Black 3819D Polka Wings, 4184K Rosa, 30-419 Happy Wishes
and 40-546 Dancing Daisies

Using Penny Black 4061K Hedgy Gift

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-278 Woodland Friends

Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-419 Happy Wishes, 25-019 Leaf Frolic, 30-068 Trims, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 40-137 Brick Wall and 40-099 Soft Wings

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-012 bubbly

Lynn
Using Penny Blac1719K Nap Time

Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-377 birds & blooms

Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish


Sunday, 1 October 2017

October - Close to Nature


Good morning Peeps, I hope you are ready for a new challenge and this month our theme is..........

********Close to Nature********

There is a whole host of options here, Flowers, Animals, Trees and so much more, this is what the Cambridge Dictionary describes as Nature: the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.

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



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 really lovely slapstick/cling stamps for three lucky winners.


Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !


The winner will receive a bundle of assorted ribbons with an Autumnal feel to them.


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. Her is the lovely prize from them............



We would like to welcome Sharon as our Guest Designer this month with this really pretty creation.................

Using Penny Black 2062K Fish are Jumpin

And the Design Team have been busy again with lots of inspiration to share..............

Brenda
Using Penny Black 3381 Aspire, 3937 Birds on a Wire, 30-261 Natures Friends, 30-300 Happy Notes and 40-520 Stately

Daniela
Using Penny Black 3932K japanese marple

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day and 30-379 Woodland Beauty

Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-284 Sprigs, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 40-544 Poetic, 40-137 Brick Wall and 30-419 Happy Wishes

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-296 Florals and Feathers and 1999L Letter Background

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-300 Happy Notes

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-501 On the Lake

Using Penny Black 4200K Berry Wreath, and 30-057 Winter Whites and Greens 

Using Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All around

Have fun with our theme and we look forward to seeing all your creations.


Friday, 29 September 2017

September winners


Hello all, time for  the winners of our 'Ger ready for Christmas' theme, it was lovely to see so many super entries, our thanks to you all for joining in.

I am presently on holiday and writing this post from my friends house in Italy before we sail off to the Greek Isles when I will not have access to the internet or my e.mails. So it's going to be a short post and winners and please note that it will be after 10th October before I can reply to your mails or send your prizes.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black:


Winner of the voucher from Swedish House Crafts:


Winner of the Rare Earth stamp set from Tattered Lace:


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addys to claim (by Thursday 5th) so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes - please make sure you read my note above about this.

Our new challenge starts on Sunday so please pop back then.

Monday, 18 September 2017

More Christmas inspiration

Good morning all you crafty Peeps, September seems to be flying by and already it's time for some mid month inspiration following our 'Get Ready for Christmas' theme. We have seen lots of lovely entries so far but there is still plenty of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning one of the fab prizes on offer.

It's a full house from the Design Team who have all been busy making more cards for their Christmas baskets with lots of different styles to set you on your way......................

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-561 Santa's Visit from the new 'Be Merry' 2017 Christmas collection now available in the UK from Crafts U Love


Daniela
Using Penny Black 2990K - Catching the Star

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-379 Woodland Beauty, 30-320 Spread Cheer and 30-316 Season's Gifts

Leanne
Using Penny Black 3024F and 30-261 Natures Friends.

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-385 Santa's Helpers, 30-081 Christmas Every Day

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-016 12 Days of Christmas and 40-165 Hanging Treasures

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-424 Pine Sprite

Using Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet

Tracy
Using Penny Black3289J Snowy and Hedgy

Happy crafting everyone.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

September - Get ready for Christmas


Note added, due to spammers who apparently have nothing better to do we have had to move to comment moderation, sorry folks, but we will keep an eye out for your lovely words of encouragement to the team. B x

Good morning and welcome to our September challenge and this month we invite you to.................

********Get Ready for Christmas********

Lots of you are already in Christmas more and have been busy making cards and other creations ready for the festive season, but I am sure there are lots like me who really need to get crafting to avoid that last minute rush so this is the perfect opportunity to get started.

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


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.

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We are very pleased to welcome a new sponsor to your challenge who are offering one lucky winner a £20 store voucher.


"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."

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And a further prize of a Rare Earth stamp set, for those of you not familiar with this new company, they are the stamping arm of the well know Tattered Lace.

Our first Guest Design this month is Pia and what an adorable card she has created for us...............

Using Penny Black 3737J

Ans second up is my team mate Wendy who has created this sweet Christmas creation.................


As usual the Design Team have been busy, thank you girls for your lovely inspiring creations again........

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-351 Snowy Hamlet and 3995FR Ornamental Script

Daniela
Using Penny Black 2530F Little Snowy

Ellie
Using Penny Black 40-495 Cones and Berries & 30-316 Season's Gifts

Leanne
Using the Penny Black 30-260 On The Town and 3024F Xmas Spirit for the sentiment.

Linda
Using Penny Black 2993F xmas snail

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4272K A Splash of Winter and 30-040 The Wonder

 Using Penny Black 1524K Let it Snow!

Using Penny Black 4011K Joyous Hymn and 30-040 The Wonder

Tracy
Using Penny Black 4012K Candy Cane Perch

Happy crafting and we look forward to seeing all your Christmas creations.

 
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