Sunday 2 August 2015

August challenge - Summer Flowers

Welcome to our July challenge here at Penny Black and More.

When I came up with this theme thoughts were of warm summer days and the heady scent of flowers in the air, the reality here in the UK has been somewhat different as we have seem more that our fair share of rain with cool and cloudy days. So this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the essence of summer through our artwork with.....................

********Summer Flowers********   

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 are a stamping challenge so 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. 

As always we have some super prizes to be won thanks to our lovely sponsors to whom we are always most appreciative.......................

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 lovely prizes from them this month, all floral inspired to compliment the theme.................

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.

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.

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.

We are pleased to welcome Lesley as our Guest Designer this month, just look at this real fun make she has created for us............. 

Our second Guest Designer is Tracy our teamie over at Allsorts who has made a super card with Penny Black Stickeroos.......................

And here is some more inspiration for the Design Team, thank you all for you lovely work.......

Using Penny Black 4376K Hollyhocks

Using Happy Days No. 30-277, Sprinkles & Smiles No. 30-297

Using Penny Black tiny wishes 30-026

Using PB4308K Field of poppies and PB3942F Live Life

Penny Black Fresh 40-387

Using Penny Black Star Inspired 4156K and Script Letter Background 1999L

Using Penny Black 4076K Gift of Flowers

Using Penny Black Just Buzzin By 1729K

Using Penny Black's 2243K Bee Costume

Good luck to you all, we are looking forward to seeing all your summer flowers.


Fikreta said...

very nice DT cards

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Ladies
Gorgeous cards this month. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my guest DT make.
Take care

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards and such beautiful prizes! YOWZA!

Andrea W said...

Thanks for the fun flower challenge and lovely design team inspiration.

Karen P said...

Thank you ladies for another fun challenge and so many beautiful inspirations Karen

Babs said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT, and a fab challenge...x

Craftychris said...

Wonderful DT and Guest designer makes! I have entered for the first time ever! xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful creations DT!

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful DT samples!!