Sunday 4 October 2015

October challenge - Warm Autumn colours

Welcome to our October challenge wither this month we have a very seasonal theme for you.....

********Warm Autumn Colours********

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 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. 

I feel the need to explain why the DT are unable to comment on some entries - we are seeing an increasing number of entries on third party hosted sites - i.e. not conventional blogs. Usually these entries have no product details or explanations, often no link to our challenge and invariably require those commenting to sign up to the host site. The DT do a sterling job visiting entries, but in future will not spend valuable time trying to find a team member who just might be able to access one of these sites.

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.

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.

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 starting with Julie one of my new teamies over at our sister challenge Allsorts is joining us at a Guest Designer this month and has made this beautifully warm and welcoming card..............

Using Penny Black 40-416 Hidden Lane and 4071F Flourish Birthday

Using Penny Black 40-013 Sunny and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Using Penny Black Gathering Together 4381L

Using Penny Black Scary Halloween 30-076

Using Penny Black Hello Gorgeous 30-097 and PB Clearly in Love 30-009

Using Penny Black Collage of Wishes 40-385

Using Penny Black Fantasy 3880K and Thanks, Thanks 2915F

Using Penny Black Stickeroo's Wherever they Grow 10-183 and Gratitude 30-105

Using Penny Black Aspire 3381K

Using Penny Black 4061K Hedgy Gift

Have fun with our new theme.


Jane said...

A perfect October theme and gorgeous DT work from you all. Looking forward to joining in with the fun this month x

Jane said...

A perfect October theme and gorgeous DT work from you all. Looking forward to joining in with the fun this month x

Craftychris said...

Stunning DT cards! xxx

Dora said...

beautiful cards!! Very nice theme.

Cindi Hall said...

Hi Ladies, not to be disrespectful but if we don't have a blog, how are we supposed to show you guys our cards except through the use of a host site? I am not sure how to do this. Thank you!

Di said...

Wonderful DT cards - so much inspiration. And a lovely theme too!


Di xx

brenda said...

Hi Cindy, (I am also sending this as a mail to you as I am never sure if people return to see replies)

Many thanks for leaving us a comment about your entries to our challenge. One of our rules, as with most challenges, is that entries must mention and link to the challenge blog their are entering. It appears that most third party hosts do not offer this facility, or if they do entrants are not using that facility.

It is also an important part of crafting and taking part in challenges to offer inspiration to fellow crafters and this can only be achieved if details of products used and how the artwork was constructed is included within the post. Again this is something that is rarely evident with entries on third party hosts.

In the case of your entry last month which was number 145, there was just a photo of your work, no link or mention to our challenge and no way of knowing how you made your card or if you used stamps which is a requirement for entries. We had never heard of the site you used previously, however, several of the team did try and sign up to enable us to leave a comment but had no success in doing so.

This along with a growing number of other entrants using third party hosted sites offering no links or details of work led to my content on the challenge post this month.

The whole design team are very committed to the challenge and always go out of their way to ensure all entrants receive comments, as we are unable to so so on many of the host sites we felt it only fair to offer an explanation.

In conclusion I am sorry that you feel unable to enter our challenges, but should you decide to start a blog we will be very happy to see you joining in.

Kind regards,

B x

Janis said...

Such a lovely challenge!!! Thank you for all the work that goes into to hosting these fun games for us!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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KandA said...

Beautiful DT inspiration, love the autumn colours xx

Time to be creativ said...

Ein schönes Thema und wundervolle Kreationen vom DT.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Tammy said...

Stunning creations DT and what a great theme!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lots of talent here! Gorgeous creations by the DT. Thanks for this challenge.