Friday 29 June 2012

June winners

Good Morning to you all, time for some winners from our June challenge.

There were some fabulous entries, you really did seem to enjoy the theme and a big thank you to everyone who joined in the fun. Now on to the winners and there are rather a lot of lucky peeps, all as selected by Random Org.

Winner of the voucher from Classy Crafts:

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Winner of the voucher from Little Darlings:


Winners of the stamps from Penny Black:




Winner of the prize from Crimson Cloud:

And finally winner of the entry using a Penny Black stamp donated by Sir Stampalot:


Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full postal addy's so I can get your prizes off to you. And don't forget to grab out winners logo from the sidebar to display on your own blogs.

I will be back again on Sunday with our July challenge, see you then.

Monday 18 June 2012

May Spotlight Winners

A very Good Morning to everyone,

A little later than normal due to it taking me far longer than it should to get myself sorted after my hols, but I am as always thrilled to introduce two more super talented crafters to you for our monthly 'In the Spotlight Feature'.

I think May was rather a difficult theme, but you proved to us what a super talented bunch you are and we had some really fabulous entries and the final two 'In the Spotlight' are Tanya and Irene.

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Heres's a little bit about Tanya: "First of all, thanks so much to Brenda and the Penny Black and More DT for choosing my card for the Spotlight, I'm honoured :D 

My name is Tanya, I'm 23 and live in Ireland. I was never particularly crafty at all up to last year, when I became very ill and spent 10 months in hospital; there was a craft-room for long-term patients there and I started jewellery-making and knitting. Then, another patient brought a card making kit in and shared it with me, and since then I've been addicted! For me, it has been something positive to focus on and take my mind off my illness. I started blogging 6 months ago, having spent hours looking at others' blogs, full of amazing creations. There's so much talent and inspiration out there, I'm always totally in awe of these masterpieces. It's still all so new to me - every time I make a card I learn something new, and I love that."


And Irene: "Hi, I’m Irene, mum to 3 and grandma to 5, and I am so pleased to have one of my cards in the spotlight. Thank you Brenda and the team.

I have crafted in one form or another, most of my life. My mum taught me to knit when I was 5, and I have dabbled in lots of crafts, but for the last 15 years cards have been my thing. I first started with stamping, but my colouring was awful, but after a water colouring class things improved, and then I was introduced to copics markers and they are now my first choice for colouring.

I  have had my blog for 2 years, and love visiting other blogs for inspiration, there are some very talented people out there, and I  am also a member of a couple of crafting forums, and have made some very good friends" .

Well done to you both, please grab out 'In the Spotlight' sidebar button to display on your own blogs.

Sunday 3 June 2012

June challenge

Welcome to our June challenge where it's a pretty open theme where you can do petty much what you like using..................

"All my Favourite Things"

The only restriction is that you must use a stamped image as the focal element of your work (remember strictly no digi images) and that you tell us what your favourite items are that you are using, how easy is that ? This challenge will close at noon GMT on 28th June.

We are delighted to have two new sponsors joining us this month Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and Classy Crafts, a warm welcome to both.

Classy Crafts have a comprehensive on line store and offer all new customers a 10% discount off their first order - use the code "first order" (no quotes) in the discount coupon box during the checkout process to claim your discount. (Offer excludes the Silhouette Cameo, and quotes for special orders).They are offering one winner a £10 voucher for an on line shop at their store.

Little Darlings was founded by Angie whose love of scrap booking and crafting saw a natural progression into the Little Darlings store which sells the exclusive range of Little Darlings stamps, along with beautiful dies, embellishment and crafting essentials. They are offering one lucky winner a $10 store voucher or any Little Darlings or Cutie Pie stamps of the winners choice

In case you missed the news, Penny Black have some fabulous new stamps which can all be viewed here, it's wise to sign up to their on line newsletter as you will get notifications of all new releases ahead of time. Three great prizes from them this month.............

And next we welcome one of our regular sponsors Crimson Cloud who are giving away another great prize to one winner...........

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!

Last but by no means least Sir Stampalot who have a a great web site with super swift delivery of all in stock items and also have a fabulous spacious warned if you visit allow plenty of time as there is so much to see. The brand new 'Delightful Celebration' Penny Black range is due in store any time now so keep your eyes peeled in the what's new section here. Here's the prize for the winner of the entry using a Penny Black image........

Now for some inspiration from the design team and it looks clear from all their fabulous pieces of work that they really enjoyed this challenge and I sense a distinct glitter theme coming through along with chocolate cake....are you thinking the same as I am.....more than just frosting on the cake !

My favourite things: PB stamps especially their flowers and inspirational quotes, butterflies,
distress inks, masking suns and moons......and champagne

My favourite things: Christmas cards, Penny Black's "Snowy" and Glitter

My favorite things: PB stamp, faber castell pencils, favorite colours

My favourites things: PB stamps, the critters, colouring with distress inks,
pink and green, punches/dies, chocolate cake

My favourite things PB stamps, fashion, shoes, handbags, cocktails,
convertibles, and a touch of glitter

My favourites are PB cute critter stamps and flowers too; ProMarkers
and just few embellishments

My favourite things are:- Picnics, Summer flowers and
any kind of cake (especially chocolate)

My Favourite things:- PB Hedgies, poppies, spotty paper, embossing folders
copics & Prismas, Circle nesties

My favourite Things:- This stamp, PB Critters, Red, Flower Dies

Good luck to you all and we look forward to popping along to visit you all and seeing all your lovely work.

Saturday 2 June 2012

May Winners

Good Morning everyone, Tracy here with the winners from our May challenge. I think some of you found it a tough one to work with, but your entries were all fabulous and our thanks to all of you who joined in the fun.

So here we go with the winners selected at random:

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Winner of the £15 voucher from Crafts U Love is..............

Kelly Lloyd

Winner of the Penny Black stamp from Crimson Cloud is...............


Winner of the Sir Stampalot prize for the entry using a Penny Black stamp.............

Anne F

And the three winners of the stamps from Penny Black themselves......................



Note added 13th June: Apologies to you all, I should have posted a message before I went on my holidays to say it will be after I return before I can send out your prizes, but I am literally just back so please all mail me with your full postal addys. 

Congratulations to you all, please grab our winners logo from the sidebar to display on our own blogs. I will be back tomorrow with our June challenge so see you then.
Happy Crafting

Note added 14th June: Two unclaimed prizes have been re-drawn today and the winners Marita and Ruth advised by e.mail