Sunday 6 May 2012

May challenge

Welcome to our May theme here at Penny Black and More and we have a very London theme going on this month to celebrate our Queens Diamond Jubilee and the upcoming Olympics which I for one am really looking forward to, it's such an honour to be hosting them in the UK. So our theme just had to be:

............London Celebrates............

Your entry can be a card, l/o, gift box or any other had crafted piece of work, all we ask is that your main image is stamped (remember strictly no digi images) and that it reflects the theme, it could even be using your own Country's flag colours to reflect their participation in the Olympics.

The eagle eyed amongst you will know all about the 'Delightful Celebration' collection of stamps from Penny Black which can all be viewed here, they will be available to buy on line the second week in May and in your local stockists soon after. Do check them out, I already have my eye on 40-132 So Blessed which has the most adorable silhouette lady and 30-117 Free Flight with some gorgeous butterflies and birdcage.

Lots of fabby prizes to be won as usual and first up we welcome a new sponsor Crafts U Love who are offering a £15.00 voucher for their shop. They now have the new Magnolia Summer Memories stamp collection in stock and you will find all the new goodies as they arrive here - allow plenty of time, there's so much to feast your eyes on.

And next one of our regular sponsors Crimson Cloud 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 great prize they are offering.......................
The prize for the winner of the entry using a Penny Black stamp from Sir Stampalot are our regular sponsors of this category.................

Sir Stampalot are familiar to lots of us, not only do they have a great web site selling all the latest craft stamps and goodies, they also have a fabulous spacious warned if you visit allow plenty of time as there is so much to see. The 'Delightful Celebration' Penny Black range will be in store this month as well. The prize from them this month seems very apt with all the visitors London is going to welcome this Summer:

Penny Black launched the wonderful London Collection to celebrate the Olympics and Jubilee and are giving some of those stamps as prizes this month. If you are not already a member why not join the club and sign up to their newsletter so you will be amongst the first to see all the sneak peeks of new releases. Their gallery is regularly updated and is a source of fabulously inspirational artwork.

The design Team have really pulled out all the stops this month and have showcased all things London wonderfully, please do pop along to their individual blogs and share some love with them...

Our Guest Designer this month from our sister challenge Allsorts is my teami Nicola who has created this lovely piece of artwork for us..............

Clare is poorly so won't be joining in this month, so we all send her lots of love and hugs for a speedy recovery.

Happy crafting to you all, good luck with the challenge and we look forward to visiting all your entries.


Helen said...

Great challenge this time round, Brenda!
Such a shame yesterday went the way it did.... roll on next season!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Great Challenge and so awesome creations by the DT!!


Little K Smith said...

Fabulous work from the DT and a great challenge too :)

Meggymay said...

Fabulous examples DT. its a great theme.