Monday 18 May 2015

Mid month inspiration

Good morning, it's time for some mid month inspiration following our Dies and Punches theme which you certainly seems to be enjoying judging by your lovely entries so far. If you have not already joined in there is still plenty of time to and don't forget you can enter up to three times.

The Design Team have been busy as usual, do pop over to their individual blogs to see more about their individual pieces of artwork.

Using Penny Black 40-116 London

Using item No. 40-375 Demure

Using Penny Black hugs! No. 30-020

Using PB 51-032 pennant die, 51-080 around town die and 30-103 ...wishes

using Penny Black's "Joyous Hymn 4011K"

Using Penny Black - 'Shop And Tweet - 4257K'

Using Penny Black Thanks a Bunch No 40-126

Using 30-008 Every Which Way

Thanks for visiting and good luck in the challenge.

Sunday 3 May 2015

May challenge - Dies and Punches

Good morning and welcome to our May theme and this month our theme is..............

******Dies and Punches******

I think this will be a popular one, there are so many beautiful ones available now and most of us enjoy using them on our work. 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. 

Three lovely prizes from them including one of the new dies.

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.

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.

Stix 2 is the home of all your adhesive needs and much more as well and from them an ultimate adhesive kit, the essentials we need in our everyday crafting.

We have lots of lovely inspiration for you and we start be welcoming this months Guest Designers and first is Judith with this gorgeous floral creation.............

And my team mate from Allsorts Helene with this delightful Christmas creation............

Using Penny Black 3949H Poppies, 4040K Sparklers and 4042K Daisy Fields

Using 40-396 Furry Flight and 30-283 Snippets

Using Penny Black bundle of joy 30-043

Using Cheesecake wish PB1652J

Using Penny Black "party king 4323J"

Using Penny Black - 'Rambling Rose - 359J'

Using Penny Black Thinking of You No 40-025

Using Penny Black Just Buzzin By 1729K

Using 30-012 Bubbly Transparent

Have a good bank holiday weekend and good luck with this months challenge.

Polite note: Please do check our rules before linking up your work, the most important one about stamping is detailed at the top of this post. 

Friday 1 May 2015

April winners

Good morning, it's time to announce the winners from our April Birthday challenge and to thank you for all your lovely entries which as always were fabulous.

Here are the winners as selected by Random Org.,

Prizes from Penny Black:

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Prize from All Occasion Dies:



Prize from Marianne Design:


Well done to your all, please all mail me with your full names and postal addys. As per our rules, any prizes not claimed by 7th May will be re-drawn and winners notified by e.mail or blog comment. Note added 9/5, one prize unclaimed and new winner Kelly notified by e.mail.

And as usual the Design Team have been on the lookout for their favourites and we would like to invite Kerstin to be our Guest Designer in June. Please mail me so I can tell you more about our theme for that month.

I will be back Sunday with our new challenge.