Sunday 1 March 2015

March challenge - Blossoms and Bows

A very good morning to you all and welcome to our March challenge, the very word gets me excited about Spring and the promise of beautiful blossoms and blooms so we have a theme to reflect the hope of brighter days and Nature bursting into life...........................

********Blossoms and Bows********

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 just because they have not read the rules. 

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. 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.

Now on to the fabulous prizes and those from Penny Black are from the new Bring on the Happy releases which are just making their way to the stores.......................... and this month you can win a beautiful new designer paper pad, cupcake die and Spring florals

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.

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 !

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Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more. Prize is a double pack of embossing folders to match our blossoms theme.

We have lots of inspiration to set you on your way starting with our Guest Designers the first of who is Lesley who was selected from our January entries and she has made this lovely card for us..........

And next my team mate from Allsorts Wendy with another lovely card..............

And here is the lovely display of work the Design Team have come up with..............................

Using Penny Black 40-378 Daffodil Dance and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles from the new Bring on the Happy Spring releases
Using Penny Black 3064K Cherry Blossoms, 3585K Jonquil and 3096F Host of Daffodils

using No.40-015 You are the Bestest

Using Penny Black chick to chick No. 30-150

Using PB3875 Painter's vase

using Penny Black's stamp "scripted blooms 40-288" on kraft

Using Penny Black Daffodil Bear - 472D & Celebrations (Creative Dies) 51-028

Using Penny Black Botanical Notes No 40-276

Penny Black Flower Amongst Flowers 4155L

Using Penny Black 30-151 Fairy Sweet

Happy crafting everyone and myself and the DT look forward to seeing all your blossoms and bows.


Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Attention all Design Team Members.
You are invited to enter the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Here is the Link:

Annie said...

Beautiful cards as always - I always look forward to this challenge - you can't beat Penny Black.
Ann xxx

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards from the DT and a lovely theme too :)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful creations by the DT

Unknown said...

Really beautiful creations from everyone. Smiles.xx