Thursday 18 December 2014

December mid month inspiration

A very good morning to you all, I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming along and you are nearly ready for the seasonal festivities.

We have a full house from the DT for our December mid month post and they have come up with a fabulous collection of inspiration to share with you. The current Special Occasions theme (which includes Christmas) runs until 31st December so there is still plenty of time to join in or enter a second or even third piece of work for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes on offer.

Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer (on a day trip to Paris !) and Penny Black 3851E Blessings

using Snowy Hamlet Product #40-351

Using Penny Black caroling trio 40-007

Using PB3883k Cityscape and PB3908K Favourite time

poinsettia from Penny Black's Transparent wonder collection

Using Penny Black - 'Sweet Snowman / 40-006', Trees 'Wonder Collection',
Snowflakes 'Crystalline/ 30-018'

Using Penny Black Poinsettia & sentiment from the Wonder collection

Using Penny Black Baby Shower 40-294

made using 40-081 Holiday Hugs

Thanks for popping in to take and peek and Christmas wishes to you all.

Sunday 7 December 2014

December challenge - Special occasions

Welcome to our December challenge here at Penny Black and More.

It's been a fabulous year for the challenge and I would like to take the opportunity to say a few Thank You's. Firstly to our wonderful sponsors without whom the challenge would not be possible, then there are all of you, our dedicated entrants both old and new who continue to share amazing pieces of artwork with us and make it such a pleasure to visit your blogs every month. And last but by no means least my own personal thanks to my wonderful Design Team and their inspirational work which never fails to bring a smile to my face, you are all a pleasure to work with.

OK, now for this months theme................

********Special Occasions********

During the year we all have occasions in our lives when those special cards and creations are required, weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, retirement and not forgetting Christmas which to so many is the biggest celebration of the year.

Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.......

We must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes or GDT spots. It so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for a prize because they have not read the rules. 

Now on to the fabulous prizes..............................

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. 

If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news. As it will be almost the New Year when the winners are announced I though some stamps suitable for Valentines Day, Mothering Sunday, or even Spring weddings.

FlonzCraft 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.

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.

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 ! Here is the prize................

Such a pretty collection of love and romance ribbons

Now for some inspiration and first up is our Guest Designer Tirpuunen who was selected from our October Penny Black entrants, she has made this delightful Christmas card to share with us all.........

Using Penny Black Natures Friends 30-271

Using Penny Black 30-117 Free Flight, 3073K Brush Rose and 3851 Blessings

using Prize Cupcake Product No. 4320H

Using Penny Black 'Snowy' 2521K

Using an image from Nicecrane and PB4350K Bright star

using Penny Black "red star 40-345"

Using Penny Black - 'Christmas Tree - 819K'

Using Penny Black  "Prancers"  No. 30-258

Using Penny Black Dreaming Of 40-362

Using  40-081 Holiday hugs

I hope the Design Team creations will spur you on your way and we look forward to visiting all your lovely entries.

Friday 5 December 2014

November winners

Good morning to you all, I am here to announce the winners of our November challenge and what a month it turned out to be with over 250 entries, wow !! Myself and the Design Team really did have fun visiting all you wonderful creations, thanks to each and every one of you for joining in the fun.

With so many entries we would have had an impossible job selecting our winners so are very grateful to Ms Random Org., for doing the job for us, here we go with the lucky names..................

Winner of the prizes from Penny Black

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The voucher from Crafts U Love.............

Tilly not claimed re-drawn 12/1/12

And the stamp voucher from Flonz Craft is.................


Congratulations to you all, please mail me by 11th December with your full names and postal addy's and don't forget to collect our winners badge to display on your own blogs. And prizes not claimed by that date will be re-drawn and winners notified by blog comment or e.mail.

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge and more prizes.