Sunday 4 January 2015

January challenge - Stencils, masks and embossing folders

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you have had a lovely festive season.

For our first challenge of 2015 our theme is......................

******Stencils, Masks and Embossing Folders******

With the growing popularity of these crafty items and with such a vast variety available most of us have some tucked away in our crafty stash so we hope you will get them out and join in the fun with us.

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. 

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.

We are very excited to welcome a new sponsor this year, Robert Addams who is well known for his innovative crafting CD's. Recently he has developed a range of high quality metal dies designed to give a stylish and professional finish to any crafting project which are sold under the name of All Occasion Dies. The company made the decision to stay as a cottage industry in order to provide a sincere and personal service as well as concentrate on a small but very high quality range of products. We pride ourselves on our mail order service and orders received by 3.30pm are normally dispatched first class post the same day, we ship to the UK and there is no minimum order value and free postage.

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 !

Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well.

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team and this months Guest Designers Kelly who has made such a pretty card to share........

And my teamie Helene from Allsorts is our second Guest Designer which this lovely piece of artwork.............

Using Penny Black 40-200 Sweet Dahlia,  25-003 Verdant stencil, 1483E Cherish Yesterday 
and 30-117 Free Flight

Using Penny Black 4383K First Dance, 25-005 Alluring stencil and Brushos

using No.30-270 "Mimi's Love:, No.30-274 "Posted with love", No.30-269 "So very much"

using Penny Black wonderful 30-029

using PB40-236 Gardening assistant

Penny Black's "holly-jolly 30-039"

Using Penny Black 1196K All Dressed Up

Using Penny Black Betsy Bluebell 30-053

Using Penny Black Birthday Girl 40-304

Using Penny Black's Fairy Sweet 30-151

Good luck to you all.


Unknown said...

Happy New year to you all. this is a great challenge but can I just clarify if I need to include all three a stencil a mask and embossing or is it o to choose one of those?
one of my new year plans is to enter ore challenges so hoping to play along a lot more this year
thanks for the chalenges, Crafteresa xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous creations DT!
Tammy x

KandA said...

Happy new year to you all. Love the inspiration from the DT xx