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.









Annie said...

Wow gorgeous samples.
Ann xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic work!

What beautiful DT work

Emma xxx

Damaris said...

Wow, realy beautiful works.
Thanks a lot.

Greetings, damaris

Rachel said...

Hi ladies, gorgeous DT cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog last month.
Wedgie xxx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeos cards from the DT, fab theme this month. Carolxx

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Anonymous said...

gorgeous DT samples; love the variety.

Paula said...

Really beautiful works - such inspiration!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi This is my first time at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge - great DT makes and great challenge. Hope you like my entry!


crafty creations said...

Gorgeous inspiring work from the DT

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Beautiful cards *-*

cathy x

Heidi said...

Gorgeous cards ladies, truly inspirational and all such wonderful colour combos, hugs heidi

Gibmiss said...

Hi All
Fab cards from the Team

Anonymous said...

wonderful, inspiring challenge, and, as always, beautiful DT cards! thank you!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thank you for inviting me to be a guest this month. It is an honor to be featured along with your fantastic designers.

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous work from the DT girls, enjoyed the challenge too :)

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cards from the team

Amy Johnson said...

thanks for another great challenge, this one was an easy choice for me!

Anonymous said...

lovely cards by all!
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

Love all your works... love so much Helen's card! :D

I add my name to your challenge list! :D

HappyScrappy said...

Hi everyone! This is my first time at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenges and im very excited about this :).
Gorgeous inspiration from the DT!


Anita said...

Beautiful work from your DT. Thanks for a fun challenge.

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