Monday 23 January 2012

The London Collection

A very Good Morning to you all.

I thought I would just pop in and give you a heads up in case your not up to speed, Penny Black have just launched the fabulous London Collection to help us celebrate the London 2012 Olympics. They are a fabulous collection of stamps and something to suite all tastes from cute right through to fabulous London landmark images.

You can find them all here, Penny Black tell me they are already shipping and you should be able to grab some any day now, or get your order in with your local PB stockist.

Have a good day everyone.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

December Spotlight winners

Good Morning crafters, it's the 18th of the month which means time to announce the two.................and I can tell you they are very, very happy crafters.............entries who are the winners of our December In The Spotlight Feature.

Again, some beautiful entries and a tough task for the DT selecting their favourites, but we came down to two eventually who are....................

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Some of the DT's comments: "beautifully details work", "clever use of images"
"a lovely blog to brows for inspiration"

Here is a little bit from Katherine about her crafting journey..................

"Hello. My name is Katherine. I live in the Philippines. I'm a single mother of two beautiful children, Kath 17 and Rein 11. My Mom lives with me. My favorite hobby is cross stitching in 1997 and became my business for over 9 years. I had a shop and sell cross stitch supplies. It was then closed in 2006 and shift and moved my business into a variety store located in front of our house. 

Photography and making handmade cards became a hobby too (and a business also) and started blogging it in September 2009. I was first introduced in drawings and making digital images. Some of my blog friends using my digital images in their cards. I have a lot of drawings kept in my drawing book, hopefully they will be shared soon. Some of the images I drew are now in rubber stamps that I made them myself. I never thought I will be recognized with my creations and projects especially in making cards and this inspires me everyday. Thank you so much. And by the way I'm also a Bonsai Enthusiast."

And the second winner is.................

and this is what the DT said about her work.............. "beautiful bright and cheerful", "lovely overall design"

Paula has written this to introduce herself to us all.................

"Hello, I am Paula and first of all, I want to thank you Brenda and the Penny Black and More design team for this honour.  I first got involved in stamping about two years ago, when I was searching about customize a box for my sister, in that moment I discovered a new world for me. Since then,  I spend hours visiting blogs and watching online videos to learn new techniques. 

When I have a few free time I take out my tools and stamps and I let my imagination run wild. I am a “stamp addict” and love all stamps. I don’t think I really have a particular style, perhaps I could describe most of my works  as rather funny and coloring , but I always try to make something new and I love the shabby-chic style."

Please join me in saying well done to Katherine and Paula and I know they would love to have a visit from you, as always just click on their name above their work to go directly to their individual blogs. And don't forget  Katherine and Paula, you can collect our special sidebar button and wear with pride on your blogs.

From the feedback I get, it seems everyone is enjoying our In the Spotlight feature and hearing about other crafters, how they got into crafting and what they enjoy doing. To be in with a chance of being selected next month just enter our January challenge 'Love and Hearts' and leave the rest to us.

Sunday 1 January 2012

January Challenge

Happy New Year to you all !!

And what better way to kick it off than with a new challenge and this month our theme is:

Love and Hearts

A great opportunity to make a start on the Valentine cards and perhaps try out some of the new goodies Santa delivered.

Just a little reminder that you can use any make of stamp, although no digi images are allowed. All qualifying entries are eligible for selection for our 'In the Spotlight' feature plus entries using a Penny Black image will also be entered into an extra prize draw.

Lots of fabby prizes on offer again so let me introuduce this months sponsors and first up we have 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, check out further down the great card Mel made using the same image..................
Next Sir Stampalot, our regular sponsor of the prize selected from the entries using a Penny Black image...........

They have a super spacious store in Peterborough as well as running an on line store where you can shop 24/7. Yo will also want to keep a regular eye on the 'Specials' section where their Sale is in full swing and there are are always great bargains to be had. Here is the prize they are offering...........................
And next some more great prizes from Penny Black.................... don't forget to join the club so you are always in the know about new products.
Here are the three prizes from them..................
As always the Design Team have produced some wonderful inspiration for you along with this months two Guest Designers and first up is Mel from Crimson Cloud with this great creation......

Next is my lovely teami for Allsorts Nicola with this super piece..........