Sunday 5 August 2012

August challenge

A very Good Morning to you all from us all here at Penny Black and More and we hope you are ready for a new challenge where we have the theme:

******Whiskers and/or Wings******

The perfect opportunity to ink up all those critters and beautiful fairies and butterflies. As always you can enter any type of project so long as there is a stamped image predominant on your work following the month theme. You can enter up to three times, but please remember strictly no digi images are allowed, any entries using them will be discounted from the challenge.

We have a host of fabulous prizes again and are pleased to welcome a new sponsor as well, Floz Craft

who are offering a prize of a $20 store voucher. Also a 12% discount on purchases made by challenge entrants during this week, just enter 'Penny Black and More challenge entrant' in the comment section when placing your order. Here is a little about the company:

"We are a small family-owned design and craft company from New Zealand. Our main goal is making and selling rubber and clear stamps and we have a unique collection of stamps that you can not find anything else. Don't worry about shipping from so far away, we are very experienced merchants and ship to customer in US, Canada or Europe within a week after paymentWe offer a lifetime warranty on our stamps".

We welcome back Crafts U Love who are well know to lots of us for their well stocked on line store and currently have lots of new Memory Box Spellbinder and Marianne dies on their what's new section here, the lovely new Christmas ones are a must have for your early Christmas makes. There also some bargains to be had in the stamp section of the web site here.

They are offering a £15 store voucher to another lucky winner.

Our friends Sir Stampalot are your regular sponsors for the winning entry using a Penny Black stamp. Their re-vamped website is easy to navigate so do go take a look round and you will find all the latest new products here and the new Penny Black stamps which I mention below are already listed in that section.

Here is the prize from them this month:

Penny Black have just released their Christmas 2012 catalogue and stamps are already shipping to a store near you, here's a sneak peek.............

And just look at these yummy Madison papers, they come in pads of 48 sheets.............

Here are the prizes they are offering to two more lucky winners:

And last but by no means least, Joanna Sheen is back with us again this month and offering another £10 store voucher for to one winner.

Joanna needs no introduction to most of us and regularly shares her unique inspiration with us on her Create and Craft TV shows featuring her fabulous CD's and stamps. She also has a fabulous on line store full of the latest crafting products and of course everything is sent with free worldwide postage, how good is that ?

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team and all have been very clever and incorporated stamped from one of our sponsors Flonz Craft along with their Penny Black's.


I used the butterfly sheet from Flonz Craft as my background and the large butterfly from PB Free Flight

using Critter Party by PB & Grass Borders #1 by Flonz Craft

Penny Black garden friends and Flonz policeman and mermaid (corner stamp to create frame around image).

 Flonz Craft stamps, one of the stamps from the waves, borders vintage set for the background stamping and the greeting is from the Best Wishes sentiment set.

Stamps: Penny Black Toadily happy / Flonzcraft Baroque corner

 I used a Flonz Craft butterfly from the set called " Three Butterflies".

Penny Black stamp - Bee Costume and Flonz Craft stamps from the borders set (Grass and central border) and from the corners set - an ornate corner stamped and cut out

I have used Flonz stamps:- Butterflies 01, Happy Birthday greetings - Sweetheart, Oval Frame With Flowers

Have fun everyone and we look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.


Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous work from the DT for a lovely challenge :)

Christine said...

Gorgeous DT inspiration great chall thank you

smiles Christine x

Simone said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for the chance!
xxxxxxxx mimi

OlgaB said...

Beautiful creations!!! Just love them all.

Nat said...

Great challenge, fab inspiration.

Crafting Queen said...

Great creations by the DT!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, sorry about me missing that digistamps aren't allowed! Thanks for getting back to me about it. I'll jump on your next challenge instead! :)

x Birgit

KraftyKaren said...

Great challenge and lovely cards from all of the design team xx