Saturday 1 January 2011

January challenge

Happy New Year from us all here at Penny Black at Allsorts. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday period and had lots of new crafty goodies that you are going to share with us this month.

I have so much news to share with you I am not sure where to start, so I guess prizes would be a good place as there are a few more than usual. As well as our regular four stamps, we have a new sponsor offering a fabulous prize every month, plus a special one off prize for a winner selected from all the new followers who link up this month....................and as you will know from my post a few days ago, on 15th January we are hosting a Blog Hop, lots of fun and excitement and more fabulous prizes to be won. So keep an eye on your dashboard so you don't miss a thing.........please lift our special logo from our sidebar to help spread the word

To kick off the New Year we have a fresh new challenge for you and would like to see your interpretation's based on the Beatles 1967 song hit:

All you need is Love

I have a feeling lots of you will be making a start of those Valentine cards and we are really looking forward to visiting you and seeing your fabulous creations.

There are six prizes in total up for grabs this month, four from the wonderful Penny Black

Penny Black 4027K Heart Garland
Penny Black 40-024 Rain or Shine
Penny Black 4051K Cupcake Glory
Penny Black 40-014 Lofty

Don't forget the new Amour 2011 stamps are now available....check them out here and just to tease you a little reminder that the Spring 2011 stamps will be available very soon so sign up here to be one of the first to get a peek at them.

Also an extra prize as well which I will tell you about shortly, plus we are thrilled to have a new sponsor PB Stamps

.........who are offering a lifetime 15% discount for products purchased from their store, it you have never visited them you don't know what you are stamps, old stamps and even discontinued stamps..............I was ubber thrilled to find a really old one there a couple of weeks ago that has been a 'need' item for ages.

Now for an extra special bit, we will select a extra winner from those who link up as a follower this month. So many people keep telling us they are so surprised but excited to find us, so if you link up to follow us you will be the first to know about all that's going on.

And finally, some inspiration and firstly I would like to welcome our January Guest Designer, here is her lovely creation.......

January Guest Designer Amanda

And if you saw my post a few days ago you will know we have two lovely new DT members this month, Louise and Tracy. We are so pleased to have them on board and you can check out their work and blogs along with all the DT's creations by clicking on their names.









Berni said...

OOh! I'm first!!

Another great challenge, and the DT cards are amazing!

Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes

Berni xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

lovely makes dt, great challenge. janex

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Great Challenge - thanks! I had a ball!! Beautiful DT cards - wow!! Just linked my card up - TIA for peeking :-)

Whisper said...

Super DT cards ladies and thanks for another fabby challenge - it allows to get a head start on my cards for SOS - to send to our troops abroad, Thanks Luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful DT cards, I just linked up as #15. I also became a follower tonight too (butlersabroad), suppose I wasn't one before because I always new where to come for great challenges!!


Debbie said...

Hi Girls, hope you like my "ducks", lovely challenge thank you. DT work is stunning. Debbiexx

Amy Johnson said...

What a great challenge! Now I can use those Valentine PB stamps I bought last year and have never used!

Pinkcoke said...

Hello, this is indeed my first visit here and I particularly like the work of your DT members.

Paula said...

Love the theme fort this month's challenge! :-)

Theresa Kamp said...

Wow what a start to the year
heres hoping
Krafty Kamp

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards from the DT girls and a lovely challenge too :)

Dawn T said...

Just found your blog via Pennyblack blog and the blog hop. Lovely cards from the DT. So had a go. Will be back for more!

'The Crafting Owl' said...

What super cards. Have linked my entry and fingers crossed! x

Anonymous said...

Fun challenge! Gorgeous DT Work as always!

Clarkie cards by Nicola said...

Beautiful cards x

Andrea6760 said...

This is my first Penny Black Challenge that I am entering and I hope that you like my card. I had so much fun making it and I absolutely adore the new Mimi stamps that came out from the 2011 Amour catalog!

I hope to play along all year!

Esther said...

Thanks for a great theme - got me thinking away from my usual colours and style..Esther xx

KraftyKaren said...

Great cards by the design team - really enjoyed doing this challenge.

Karen x

Annie said...

Great challenge just sneaked in - really wanted to do that scrapbook page but didn't get round to it.
Made this card for Brenda using my blog candy prize which arrived today - thank you so much - I don't know her address - would it be okay to send it to Sir Stampalot for them to forward to her. Please if you see this could you leave a message on my blog.
Thanks Ann

Annie said...

Please delete my second link - it's the wrong one. I'm really messing up tonight. More haste less speed as they say.
Ann xxx