Sunday 18 December 2011

In the Spotlight................

A very Good Morning to you all, I am thrilled to be here to introduce our very first 'In the Spotlight' featre'.

With so many entries last month and with such high standards of work, choosing our favourites was really difficult. But we believe the system we have implemented where each of the DT who themselves have their own unique crafting style put forward their two favourites as the initial part of our voting process, all entrants are offered an equal and fair opportunity of being selected.    

So I am pleased to introduce you to the final two, Amelia and Sharon together with a few comments from the DT as to why they selected their entries, plus a little bio about each along with their winning entry. I do hope you will take time to pop along and visit them both and see more of their fabulous work.
A few DT comments about Amelia's entry: "beautiful, precise neat work", "so much attention to detail", "beautifully embellished", "beautiful colour scheme"

"Hello, I am Amelia Breytenbach. I am delighted to feature in the spotlight post on The Penny Black and More Challenge blog – it is such a honour. I am married for 27 years to my loving and supportive husband and we live in Pretoria, South Africa with our two dogs. I am a librarian at a large residential university for the past 32 years but when I am at home I keep myself busy with card making – I love creating, and stamping is my passion. I have been stamping for 8 years now but started my own blog and entered challenges since February 2010. Since blogging I met so many new and wonderful friends from around the world sharing my passion. I was on an amazing design team and along with talented card makers I did some guest designing for a few inspirational challenge blogs.  I have a variety of stamps from several companies, local and abroad but am totally addicted to Penny Black stamps. I am also passionate about creating with die cuts and vintage scraps.  My favourite colouring technique is watercolour pencils and I love to add detail to my cards, especially flowers and lace. My style has developed over time seeing all the beautiful cards from so many talented card makers and I would describe my style as a mixture of shabby, vintage and cute elements. My biggest dream is to turn my love for crafting into my job!  Thank you Brenda and the Penny Black and More design team for this opportunity to share my passion".

DT comments about Sharons entry: "beautifully coloured image which is complimentary to our theme", "beautiful colours", "lovely design".

"I’ve always been a crafter and dabbled in many crafting hobbies making homemade gifts and the like since I was very young. But I first got involved in stamping about nine years ago when I was invited to a card-making party. A few years later, a friend invited me into a stamp “club” that met monthly and my stamp crafting really took off from there. Now I’m totally obsessed with stamping – it really is the perfect creative outlet for me. My favorite creative styles are vintage cards with lace and pearls and lots of layers.  But I dabble with the whimsical and playful images in cards with bright, fun colors and patterns too."

Our congratulations to you both, please grab our special 'In the Spotlight' logo and wear with pride on your own blog.

There is still time to join in our December 'Happy Birthday' challenge when you might be in our next 'In the Spotlight' feature which will be published on 18th January and of course be in with a chance of winning one of the great prizes on offer again this month.

We also have one other prize on offer that will go to one of our new followers this month, all you need do to be in with a chance of winning is sign up, simple as that.

Happy Christmas one and all.


Daniele said...

such inspirational creations

Jane said...

These are gorgeous cards thanks for putting them in the spotlight .
Jane x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a perfect creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

Archana said...

Such a beautiful cards. Congratulations Winners!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Beautiful cards and they deserve to be spotlighted. Congratulations Sharon and Amelia.

Marie-Louise said...

Congratulations to both of these very talented ladies. Both cards are really beautiful.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute card!

Venus said...

Amelia and Sharon are very talented ladies. I really like both cards - beautiful and perfect. I would love to see more of their inspiring projects soon.


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