Sunday 5 October 2014

October challenge - Get ahead for Christmas

Welcome to our October challenge plus some exciting news which I will tell you about right away. 

As well as our October challenge we are going to be having a fab candy giveaway later this month, in fact there will be quite a few prizes to be won, so we would love it if you can help us spread the word by sharing the logo below on your own blogs and linking it back here so everyone can join in the fun. I will be back bright and early on 12th October with more news, prizes and how to enter.

Now for our October theme which is..................

******Get ahead for Christmas******

I know lots of you are already well into your Christmas cards and others like me need a gentle nudge so it's the perfect opportunity to join in. Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp, but no digi images and we must see some stamping as the focal element of our work. Any entries failing to meet the rules may still receive comments from the DT but will not be eligible for the prizes on offer.

Again lots of awesome prizes from our wonderful sponsors and don't forget that every month the Design Team select one person from entries using a Penny Black stamp to join us as a Guest Designer..............

Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. They also have a great club here, membership is free and you will be one of the first to know all the latest news from Penny Black. Three lovely Christmas stamps to help you along your way................

Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity. A surprise gift from Marianne Designs.

Nicecrane Designs offer a huge range of high quality Vintage inspired design sheets and images to create and compliment all your crafting projects from cardmaking to scrapbooking. Designs range from Vintage fashion and animals to well known children's characters such as Peter Rabbit and The Water Babies with new images being added to the range on a monthly basis. A $20 store voucher for designs of winners choice.

FlonzCraftn are a small family-owned design and craft company from New Zealand, a very small country where all people are great neighbours. We work hard for our work and store philosophy to reflect that in our company. We will never be ashamed of our products. Our main goal is making and selling rubber and clear stamps and we have and unique collection of stamps that you can not find anything else. A $20 store voucher for stamps if winners choice.

We welcome another of our Allsorts teamies Wendy and a Guest Designer this month, here is her lovely Christmas Card.........

And here are the cards the Design Team have created to inspire you.............

Using Penny Black 4104 Christmas Star and 30-140 Christmas Cheer

Using Penny Black 4116H A wonderful Christmas, 40-082 Twirls and
Nicecrane Victorian Birds Robin

using Penny Black No. 4284K Chill Day

Using Penny Black cold nose warm heart 30-129

Using PB 3766J Royal Mail

an easel card using Penny Black "winter pine 40-348"

Using Penny Black (from left to right) 'Happy And Cool 4003H', 'Holly-Jolly 30-039 (transparent set)', 'Warm & Cold 3260H' and the one in the background 'Snowy 1573C'

Using Penny Black 40-159 Dashing Through Snow

Penny Black A Thorny Affair 4092K

Using Penny Black 40-007 Caroling Trio, Flonz Christmas Sentiment,

Happy crafting and myself and the Design Team look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Shared logo on my sidebar..
Gorgeous cards by the DT as usual.
I'm enjoying making Christmas cards at the moment
So looking forward to entering the challenge
Hugs Kelly

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just added your candy badge to my sidebar for you! I'll definitely be back to join in the fun! Your DT samples are amazing - wow! I'll have to get going on some more Christmas cards! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Diane said...

A fab bit of christmas inspiration by you girls, trying to get into the mood to make more christmas cards !!

Oooo can't wait for the candy fun to start, how super of you !! Off to put the candy badge on my blog now !!

hugs to all,

Diane xx

Ava Gavloski said...

Posted the good news proudly on my blog... Thanks for making the month of October lots of fun.

New Creations said...

Its a good news.... Fabulous Christmas creation by lovely gals!! Added the candy badge at my sidebar.

Sue said...

The DT creations are gorgeous and so inspiring. Thank you for a fabulous challenge.
Sue xx

José said...

Shared your logo in my sidebar. Lovely cards by the DT

Jane said...

Lovely DT cards as always. I will go to put the logo up now,...sounds like great fun ahead. Thanks so much x

LauraVi said...

I am sharing the logo on my blog. Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Excited to participate in your challenge :)

Little K Smith said...

Lovely DT creations :)

Jennifer said...

Really gorgeous makes by all the DT!

Jennifer. x

KandA said...

Love the fabulous inspiration from the DT and thanks for another super challenge xx

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for a great challenge! ;)

Mynn xx said...

Thank you for the fun challenge and the beautiful DT work for added inspiration! :) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

KandA said...

Please can you delete my second entry (no. 71) as I forgot and used a digi image. Thanks xx