Saturday 18 April 2015

Mid Way Birthday Inspiration

Good morning to you all, I am stepping in for Brenda this morning and I'm here with a reminder, that there is still time to enter our April challenge, 'Birthdays'.

As always there is plenty of fabulous prizes to be won and as you can enter three times, so that's 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 moment 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 40-102 Dreamy and 30-229 Special Wishes.

using 30-277 Happy Days, 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles
25-015 Hypnotic (stencil) 

Using Penny Black critter party 30-013 and salutations 30-014

Using PB 30-107 Summer Fun
using Penny Black's stamp ...cupcake 40-367 and paper pads
Using PB '........Your Birthday - 3974K'
Using Penny Black Rain or Shine 40-024

Using Penny Black Allegro 30-033

using 30-012 Transparent Bubbly

Thanks for popping by and good luck.

Tracy x

Sunday 5 April 2015

April challenge -Birthdays

Welcome to our April challenge and A Happy Easter, whatever you are up to I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Our theme this month is a 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....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. 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. 

Three super prizes from them..........................

Next our regular Robert Addams of Papercrafts, Roberts 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.

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.

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.

Now for some inspiration and first up is my teami from Allsorts Tracy with a very pretty paper pieced creation.............

And here are the lovely creations from the Design Team...................

Using Penny Black 4383K First Dance and PB 30-2997 Sprinkle and Smiles

Using ...cupcake no 40-367, sprinkles and smiles no 30-297
and hypnotic (stencil) no 20-015

Using Penny Black cake dance #40-060

Using PB3880K  Fantasy Tree 

Using Penny Black love & yoga clear stamp set 30-302 and paper pad painted blooms

Using Penny Black Sunshine 40-303 & Penny Black Papers Painted Blooms

Using Penny Black Daydream 4077K

Using Penny Black Field of Poppies 4308K

Using Transparent 30-012 Bubbly

Happy crafting and good luck to you all.

Friday 3 April 2015

March winners

Good morning to yo all, it's time to announce the winners of our March Blossoms and Bows theme.

You shared some beautiful pieces of work with us and I would like to say a big thank you for joining in the fun. It would have been impossible to select winners so we are very grateful to Random Org., for doing the job for us and here are the names he came out with:

Winner of the prizes from Penny Black...............

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The prize from All Occasion Dies..............


The ribbons from Crafty Ribbons............


And the Sizzix prize.................


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addys so I can get your prizes posted off to you. In line with our rules, any prizes unclaimed within seven days of this post will be re-drawn.

And as usual the DT have been keeping their eyes on your entries and we would like to invite Judith to join us as our Guest Designer in May, please mail me so I can tell you more about our theme for that month.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge and of course lots of lovely prizes.