Friday 18 January 2013

Love is in the Air

Good Morning to you all, hope you are all OK and those of you with the dreaded flu are recovering and those of you with the white stuff have not been too inconvenienced by it.

We have some mid month inspiration for you following this months theme of Love is in the Air..............

Using PB sweet Thoughts 1584F and Hedgehog heart 1591C

Using PB every which way 30-008 and hugs! 30-020

Using Penny Black 3322D I love you, 3815J  Love blush and 40-169 Diamond pattern

using Penny Black Furry Embrace 2288K

Made using Transparent Penny black 30-008 Every Which Way

Using Top of the World 3925H

Don't forget you can enter our challenge three times and can use any make of stamp and the challenge runs until 31st January so still plenty of time to take part.

Sunday 6 January 2013

January challenge

Happy New Year everyone !!

We hope you all had a lovely holiday period and are all ready to go with some new year crafting with our theme of.........................

******** Love Is In The Air********

I'm sure there will be a lot of Valentines about, but equally your creation could be for a wedding, anniversary or even a card for that special somebody. Please just remember that the focal element of your work must be a stamped image using any make of stamp............but any entries using a Digi image will not be eligible.

As always we have some fabulous sponsors with a great selection of prizes on offer.

Crimson Cloud with the great prize of the winners choice of three sets of die cuts. 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!

Classy Crafts an on line store offering a huge range of products, latest arrivals include Spellbinders dies and Nellie Snedden stamps and don't forget that all new customers can get 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.

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ?  Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look... It's worth it ! 

The prize is a collection of Valentine/Love  ribbons, here's just a taster......................

Penny Black recently launched a lovely range of  Valentine stamps which you can see here. It's also worth joining the PB Club as you will get updates of all new releases and news as it happens and as the end of January sees the big CHA trade show when Penny Black release their spring images now is perfect time to sign up.
Our lovely sponsors

Here's the prizes from them this month..............

Sir Stampalot, are our regular sponsor of the winning entry using a Penny Black stamp. They stock a huge range of Penny Black stamps as well as products from all the leading craft companies.

Here's the prize from them this month:

We are always on the lookout for Guest Designers and if you would like to be considered for our March spot please add GD after your name when you enter...................and please feel free to add our hedgie sidebar button below to your own blogs if you would like.

Now it's over to the design team who have again pulled out all the stops with a fabulous selection of inspiration for you plus we also have some Guest Designers this month.............

Deborah who was selected from our Guest Designer call in November

Mel from Crimson Cloud

Tracy my teamie from Allsorts

Using Penny Black 40-092 All you Need

using PB stamp "Captivated"

Penny Black hmmm...3105F

Using Penny Black 30-042 A piece of my heart

Penny Black: cupid at work 4033K

Using Penny Black  A Great Surprise! Number: 2623L

Squeeze til l Squeak 1664J

 Using Penny Black Slapstick 40-017 Loving And hugging

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

Wednesday 2 January 2013

December Winners

Happy New Year to you all and hope you had a lovely Christmas.

December certainly was a popular month and there were some fabulous entries, as indeed there have been throughout 2012 and we send our thanks to you all for your continued support of the challenge.

Now for the winners for December.................

The three prizes from Penny Black:

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£10 Voucher from Joanna Sheen:

£15 Voucher from Crafts U Love:

Stamp from Sir Stampalot for the winner of the entry using a Penny Black image:


Congratulations to you all, please grab our winners logo from the sidebar to display on your own blogs and mail me with your full postal addys so I can get your prizes off to you. Any prizes not claimed by 9th January will be re-drawn.

I will be back in Sunday with our first challenge of 2013, see you then.