Friday 27 February 2015

February winners

Rather belatedly here are our February winners, so very sorry not only to be late posting but also for not being able to access Blogger to visit many of your entries, I have had major computer problems most of the month so I want to say an extra special thank you to the DT for keeping things ticking over. 

We had so many lovely entries, thank you one and all and with so many to choose from we are grateful the the task of selecting the winners has as always been handed over to Random Org.,

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black................

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Winner of the prize from All Occasion Dies.................


And the voucher from Crafts U Love


Congratulations to you all, please mail me so I can arrange for your prizes to be sent............please don't fret if I don't get right back to you as the restoration to normality of my computer is ongoing !!

I will be back Sunday with our March challenge - Blogger and Computer willing.

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Mid month inspiration

Good morning to you all, I am just popping in with a reminder that there is still time to enter our February Anything Goes challenge, as always plenty of fabulous prizes to be won and as you can enter three times, so three chances of winning.

The Design Team girls have been busy as usual and have some super inspirational cards to share, if you have a moments to pop along to their individual blogs and see how they made their cards I know they would be delighted to see you..................

Using Penny Black 4040K, 30-229 Special Wishes and 51-008 Bashful die

Using Product #30-269 "So Very Much" 

Using Penny Black special wishes 30-229

Using Penny Black 1656K stitch in time and 3942K live life

Using Penny Black's teddy & company 30-034

Using Penny Black Nature's Friends 30-261 & Woodland Wonder 40-356

Using Penny Black Dance, Sing, Love 2695J & Gift of Flowers 4076K

Using 30-151 Fairy Sweet

I hope you enjoy looking at the DT's cards as much as I always do, it's always a treat to see what they come up with each time.

Sunday 1 February 2015

February challenge - Anything Goes except a digi

Morning crafters, I hope you are all ready for our new challenge which this month is............

********Anything Goes except a Digi********

A really nice and easy one, 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. 

Penny Black 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. 

Robert Addams 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 decision was made 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.

We welcome another new sponsor this month, Kraftyhands who are renowned for their easy to use crafting CDs covering a wide range of occasions which can be used for cardmaking, scrapbooking and home decor projects. They also design many paper craft resources from 12x12 & 6x6 backing papers to card making sets and toppers. They have showcased their products on Create & Craft and will be appearing on the new British Craft Network Internet TV channel in October. Their website address is

Crafts U Love  was formed in 2001 by Paul Baughton and Jenny Baughton. They are one of the largest stockist in the UK of die cutting and rubber stamp products as well as a wide range of general card making and scrapbooking products.

Now for some inspiration and first we welcome this months Guest Designer Marlies who has made the gorgeous card to share with us all....................

The Design Team have also been busy as usual and have a lovely collection of artwork to share with you..........

Using Penny Black 2696J Dance, Sing, Love and 2636K Scroll background

using Penny Black No. 40-103"Delicate Florals" and No. 30-269 "So Very Much"

Using Penny Black tiny wishes 30-026, sweet wishes 30-104

Using Penny Black set Hello Gorgeous 30-097 and too many 3853F

Using Penny Black's stamp "primp 3965K"

Using Penny Black 'Chalkboard Grateful / 40-315'

Using Penny Black Garden of Life 4263F

Using Penny Black Hedgehog Kisses 40-039

Using Penny Black 4061K Hedgy Gift

Good luck to you all, we looks forward to seeing your lovely entries.