Friday 31 December 2010

December winners

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying a relaxing holiday time.

Thank you for all your wonderful entries in our last challenge, Mr Random Org has strutted his stuff and these are the lucky winners he has chosen for us:

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Sparklygirl Tina

Well done all of you, please mail me with your full postal addy so I can send your prize and don't forget to lift out Top 3 logo and wear with pride.

I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge, so look forward to seeing you all then.

Monday 27 December 2010

A Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you lots of crafting goodies.

I know this is a family time so I won't keep you long, I just wanted to share a couple of bits of news with you.

The first is that we have two new DT members and would like to give a big welcome to Louise and Tracy. Like the rest of us they are PB groupies and I am sure they will be sharing some wonderful inspiration with you along with the rest of the DT.

My second piece of news is to give you advance notice that we are having a Blog Hop on 15th January. My temie over at Allsorts Emma, created a fabulous logo for us and I hope you will pop it on your sidebar to help us spread the word.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

December Challenge

Hello folks, welcome back for a brand new challenge here at Penny Black at Allsorts.

Last month was a really fabulous bumper month and I want to say thank you to everyone who joined in and welcome our new followers. If you forgot to check yesterdays post, make sure you do so in case you were one of our lucky winners.

A little heads month is going to be a bit special with some extra fun and of course prizes, so don't forget to keep an eye open for future posts when I will tell more of what's in store.

It you are anything like me you are just about carded out on the Christmas front, so I thought it was time for something completely different and this months theme is:

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

So a wide open theme where you can create absolutely anything you like showing what the theme means to you, be it Nature, fairies, love, your favourite colour, animals and so on, the choice really is yours. The only requirement is that you use a Penny Black product as the central focus of your work........that can be a stamp or Stickeroo.

Lots more prizes from our sponsors Penny Black and a reminder that there is always new and inspiring work on display on the Penny Black Blog. Here are the four prizes up for grabs this month:

Penny Black 4030K The park bench affair

Penny Black 3844K Vanilla

Penny Black 40-011 Paisley swirls

Penny Black 3838F Roar and 3807 All around (2 stamps)

We are thrilled to have two Guest Designers joining us this month, first up is Kirsten my team mate from our sister challenge Allsorts who has created this stunning card for us. I love this Penny Black slapstick stamp and I am sure you will all agree that the colours Kirsten has used work beautifully with the image.

I am also pleased to introduce you to Elizabeth Allan from Penny Black, here is a little bit about here:

Elizabeth had been with Penny Black for five years and as a member of their design team her artwork is incorporated into catalogue design, website posting and she also travels for the company demonstrating and teaching in their booths at conventions. As an independent artist, Elizabeth who lives with her husband Scott in Michigan, began teaching class in 2003 while working full time in the accounting industry. In 2005 her love of art inspired her to pursue her passion full time and soon after she joined Penny Black. She is a published artist and her work can frequently be found in well known and respected publications worldwide. Elizabeth is also a regular contributor to the Penny Black blog.

Here is Elizabeth lovely creation

These are the products Elizabeth used: Stamps - To Follow the Star (4112K), Miracles and Wonders, (4002F), Sending Love (40-033). Other Materials: Copic Markers, Tuxedo Black, Memento and Versafine black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Metallic Gold StazOn Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, UTEE, Angel Dust Glitter, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Red Ribbon

The Design Team have again done us proud with some fabulous work, remember you can check out all their work on their own blogs by clicking their names where there are direct links.