Sunday 2 September 2012

September Challenge

Good Morning to you all, I hope everyone is OK and all set for a brand new challenge with lots of prizes to be won.

Before I tell you about the new theme, I need to let you know that we are having a bit of a change around this month and instead of doing our 'In the Spotlight' feature, we're looking for some Guest Designers. So this is how it's going to work, if you would like to be considered as a Guest Designer, just add GD next to your name when you enter this month's challenge. When we do our mid month post on 18th September we will announce the name of the lucky person who will be our October Guest Designer. Then when the winners are announced at the end of September we will announce another name who will be our Guest Designer for November.

So now for the theme, I know lots of you are well into your seasonal crafting so this should be an easy one:

******Early Christmas Makes******

As always you can make a card, gift, tag, altered item and so on, as long as you follow the Christmas theme and remember that the focal element of your work must be a stamped image and no digi images. Any  entries failing to meet the requirements will be ineligible and although I always try and leave a note to explain, this is time consuming and takes up the DT's time when they could be visiting other entries, the majority of who do follow the simple rules.

We are again blessed with some wonderful sponsors and a super collection of prizes, first up we welcome our regular sponsor Sir Stampalot, with a prize for the winning entry using a Penny Black stamp.

Sir Stampalot stock a huge range of Penny Black stamps including the new Christmas 2012 collection, as well as products from all the leading craft companies. The great prize from them this month:

We welcome a new sponsor this month The Art of Craft:

"We stock everything you could possibly need for creative cardmaking -  a large selection of embossing folders, cutting dies from Memory Box, Cheery Lynn, Cottage Cutz, Joycrafts!, Marianne etc. together with peel off stickers, rubber stamps, punches and a huge variety of embellishments.  Please visit us at our shop or online."

They are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to use in their store.
Next up our very own Penny Black, I know I say this most months but as there are always new crafters joining in for the first time who may not know that you can sign up to the Penny Black Club so that you are one of the first to hear about new releases and products.

Super prizes from them a gain this month and yes, that is a pack of the brand new Madison DP's which are really fabulous and include designs suitable for Autumn, Christmas and all year round:

Our final prize is a pretty collection of ribbons and embellishments, you will find all the ribbons at  Pretty Little Ribbons:

Do pop over to Sarah's store and check out all the lovely ribbons, seam bindng, embellishments and much more to adorn your cards.

Now for some inspiration from the design team who all look to be really enjoying making a start on their Christmas cards and have come up with a fabulous collection of work.

Emma, my super teami form Allsorts joins us as our Guest Designer this month

Penny Black 4277K Christmas Gorgeous and Penny Black Madison DP

Penny Black 4268K Crystal Drops

Main image and background stamp from PB "Jolly Friends Christmas" clear stamp set (30-058)

using Penny Black stamp "Little Elf Mim" Product #40-089. Sentiment by Penny Black
 clear set "Holly Jolly" Product #30-039.

using image and sentiment from Penny Black Christmas everyday set, #30-081

Using PB stamp3908K Favourite Time. The sentiment is from a Paula Pascale Set.

Penny Black's "angel of peace" 40-156 and text "hanging treasures" 40-165

Using Penny Black stamp 4101K "give us a kiss"

Penny Black Stamp Snow Joy 3759H, Sentiment also Penny Black Wishing For Snow 3238F

Penny Black 40-007 Caroling Trio

It's over to you now, have fun creating your entries and we look forward to coming round to visit you all.


Nat said...

Fab challenge, lovely cards from the DT and some great prizes and I'm in early for a change!

Teresa said...

Beautiful DT work and a great challenge thank you. Teresa x

Unknown said...

Another challenge that's fab thankyou. Some beautiful entries too.
Cheers, Elaine

Crafting Queen said...

Really great cards by the DT!!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME creations girls! and thank you for the visit Shirley! and the Nudge too! hugs me xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous Christmas cards dt , nice to get a head start on Christmas although I'm not looking forward to the dark nights and cold. janex

Guild Master Crystal said...

Thanks for Shirley for sending me over here to play along :)

Julie said...

I'm so sorry, I completely forgot till a fellow crafter reminded me, please delete my entry, I used a digi by mistake. I'll do my best to make another entry to replace it, Julie.x

Greta said...

So glad I found your challenge as I recently made a Penny Black Christmas tag which I've now entered. The DT cards are all terrific!

Little K Smith said...

Stunning Christmas cards from the DT :)