Thursday 17 November 2011

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Good Morning all, you certainly seem to be enjoying our new style challenge here and it is lovely to welcome so many new faces this month. 

So to say thank you and make you feel extra welcome, we are having a little mid month candy giveaway................we will ask Mr Random Org., to select a name from our new followers who join up between now and the start of our next challenge on 4th December and that lucky person will receive this lovely Penny Black stamp............

PB 4127K Born Wild

The winners name will be announced in the new challenge post on 4th December.

The Design Team have been busy again with the second of the two challenges I set them. This one is called Merry Christmas and as last time I sent them all a kit........................

Here's the kit the DT all received: 3 sheets Echo Park DP (different designs from the same family), a coordinating piece of Bazzil, 1m red organza ribbon, 2 decorative pins, 12 red nailheads, 2 pieces MS punched holly, 2 Marianne die vellum roses and a card base cut with Grand Nesties 23

Again they all gave the challenge their own unique spin and have some wonderful inspiration to share............


As I explained the last time, this was a challenge for my super talented DT and is really all about them, but I thought it only fair I chipped in with a card as well.

Sunday 6 November 2011

November Challenge

Good Monring Peeps, welcome to the first of our new style challenges here at Penny Black and More.

For those of you who missed the announcement last month, here are the important bits you need to know:
  • You can now use any make of stamp on your entry, although strictly no digi images. Every entry meeting the months challenge theme and requirements will be eligible for the general prizes on offer.

  • Those entries will also be eligible for our 'In The Spotlight monthly' feature, where we will be selecting two entries each month which stand out to us. Highlighted entries will be published on or about the 20th of the following month and I will be inviting those lucky peeps to write a short bio about their crafting journey to be publish along with their work. 
  • The will be an 'Extra Prize' each month selected from all entries using a Penny Black image as the focal point of their entry (those entries will also be entered into the general prize draws)
  • Closing date for this months challenge is midnight GMT on 30th November.
So on to business and this months challenge theme which is:

 All Creatures Great and Small

A pretty open theme and I am certain you will have no problem creating and sharing your lovely pieces of work with us.

And of course some prizes and do we have a mega collection for you this month or what...................

First up Penny Black themselves and most of our 'regulars' will be familiar with their web site and Blog, but as we are welcomong lots of new peeps this month I need to let you know about their insprartional web site and that you can sign up to receive updates and news about new products here. Here are the great prizes from them:

Next we welcome back Crimson Cloud.....................

"We are a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!" Here's the super stamp they are offering, just idea for those last minute Christmas cards..................

Our friends Sir Stampalot are also joining in our new look challeng fun and we are thrilled to announce that they will be our regular sponsors of the special prize for the winner chosen from the entries using a Penny Black stamp or stickeroo as their main image.

Sir Stampalot are a UK based one stop craft store who offer a speedy on line shopping facility as well as having a spacious store in Peterborough which is jam packed with stamps from all the leading manufacturers along with a whole range of other crafting goodies. Here's this months prize...............

The light brigade

And finally some really yummy ribbons and embellishments all available from Pretty Little Ribbons plus a few flowers and little beaded pins I made up..........

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop supplies ribbon, twine, embellishments, rubber stamps etc for crafters everywhere. Now stocking Catslife Press Stamps and fabulous new Pretty Little Ribbon Packs which are available in a variety of gorgeous colours and at a great value price.

Phew, what a list and after that you will be ready for some inspiration and first up we have two Guest Designers this month, my lovely teami Emma from Allsorts and Kat

Kat sent me two card so I could choose one, but they are too gorgeous not to share both.................

And here is Emma's lovely creation.................

And I would like you to join me in extending a very warm welcome to our newest Design team Member Lynn, please do pop over and visit her to check out her blog and say hello.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

October winners

Good Morning everyone, it's time for some winners, so here are the names Mr Random org., selected for us:

Winner of the lovely collection of goodies from Crimson Cloud is.........

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And the stamps from Penny Black...........




Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full postal addys before 9th November when any unclaimed prizes will be re-drawn.

I will be back on Sunday with November's challenge when we start off our new look challenge, for those of you who missed what's going on you can check it all out here.