Thursday 18 June 2015

Wings and things

Good morning, welcome to our mid month inspirational post following this months theme of 'Wings, Fairies, Birds, Butterflies and all those others things you can think of that take flight. You can check out all the details here.

As always there are loads of lovely prizes to be won so we hope you will join in the fun and if you have already entered once, remember you can enter up to three different pieces of artwork.

Using Penny Black 4373K Red Tango

Using Sprigs 30-284, Enamor 30-298, Flight of Fancy 51-138
and Sprinkles & Smiles 30-297

Using PB4306L Kisses in the sun and for the sentiment PB set 40-239 Sprinkles and smiles

Using Penny Black stamp Sweet catch 3832K

Using Penny Black Join-In 2880K

Using Penny Black 4144K Flowers For Mimi
Using Penny Black 30-151 Fairy Sweet Clear Stamp Set

Thanks for popping in and we look forward to visiting your blogs.

Sunday 7 June 2015

June challenge - Wings

Welcome to our June challenge and this month our theme is...............


Butterflies, fairies, birds, there are so many options and the choice is totally up to you, all we ask is that you remember...........

We must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be 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. 

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. 

Here are the three prizes from Penny I did search all through the prize box and seems we are a bit short on wings to match the theme, so how about some cute cats with balloons flying in the air, some rather funky looking flowers and as the Poppies are in bloom everywhere a lovely Poppy stencil.

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. 

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.

A £15 store voucher from 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 

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.
We are very pleased to introduce Kerstin as this months Guest Designer and what a lovely card she has made to share with us all................

And here are the wonderfully cards from the design team who have once again pulled out all the stops to inspire you..............

Using Penny Black 40-099 Soft Wings

using Water Lily Skiing No. 2063K

Using Penny Black 'very wise' 432F

Using stamp PB 2695J Dance sing love and PB 6x6 paper pad gentle whisper

Using Penny Black's clear set "butterfly symphony 30-148"

Using Penny Black Musical Angel 798D and Tiny Wishes Transparent Set 30-026

Using Penny Black 40-276 Botanical Notes

Using Penny Black Lazy Days 3782J

Using Penny Black's 432J Bitty Bear Angel

Now it's over to you and we look forward to seeing all your entries.

May we politely ask that you check our basic challenge rules at the beginning of this post before you link u your entry .........

Friday 5 June 2015

May winners

Hello to you all, it's time to announce the winners of our Dies and Punches theme, a fabulous month with gorgeous entries, our thanks to you all for joining in.

Random generator has peen put through it's paces again and here are the winners as selected by him..........

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black:

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The prize from Crafts U Love:



Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addy's so I can get your prizes arranged.

Daniela's card

Lesley's card

As usual the DT have been on the lookout for their favourite entries and we would like to invite Daniela to be our Guest Designer in July and Lesley in August, we decided it might make sense to select both months now to accommodate the holiday period. Please both mail me so I can tell you more about the themes for those months.

Please pop back Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you.