Friday 30 December 2016

December winners

A very good morning one and all, I hope you all had a good festive season.

It's time to announce the winners of our December challenge, it was a quiet month but still with some lovely entries, our thanks to you all.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black:

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Diane claimed

Gail claimed

Glennis claimed

Fiki claimed

The bundle of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons:

Chris claimed

And last but by no means least the cute bear Penny Black stamp:

Aileen claimed

Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can arrange for your prizes to be posted. Any prizes unclaimed by Thursday 5th January will be re-drawn and new winners notified by email or blog comment.

And we would love Marianne to join us at our February Guest Designer, please mail me so I can tell you all about our theme for that month.

Please pop on Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you with lots more lovely prizes.

Sunday 18 December 2016

Some mid month inspiration

Good morning Peeps, time for our mid month inspirational post following our theme of 'Black and white plus one', lots of lovely entries so far but if your Christmas preparations have been keeping you too busy to join in there is still plenty of time to join in as the challenge runs until 28th December.

So here is what the DT have come up with to help inspire you...........................

Black, white and pink
Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer

Black, white and dark red
Using Penny Black 40-412 Berry Bevy and 40-408 Brush Pines for sentiment

Black, white and red
Using Penny Black 30-044 In the Garden and 30-026 Tiny Wishes

Black, white and silver
Using Penny Black 40-239 Silhouettes and 30-009 Clearly in Love

Black, white and blue
Using Penny Black 3032L Heaven on Earth and 51-270 Beneath the Birches

Black and white plus orange
Using Penny Black 3834H My Bengal and 51-028 Celebrations dies

Black, white and red
Using  Penny Black Wonder Collection

Black, white and yellow
Using Penny Black 2243K Bee Costume

Happy crafting and Merry Christmas.

Sunday 4 December 2016

December challenge - Black and White plus One

Good morning and welcome to our December challenge where this month our theme is..........

********Black and White plus one********

So as the title suggests we want to see just the one colour along with black and white, please don't be tempted to add other colours as you entry is unlikely to be eligible. 

As always you can use any make of stamp and enter up to threw times, but 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. Please note: 

If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow 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. 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.

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.

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

And there is an extra prize from our very own Sam who has been over-buying again on the Penny Black stamps.....................

We have two Guest Designers this month, first up is my team mate from Allsorts Kath who has made a very striking card to share with us..................

Black and White plus Green
Using Penny Black 4155L Flower amongst Flowers

And Bonnie who was selected by the DT from our October entries and she has made this very elegant card............

Using Penny Black 40-473 Butterfly Trio, 30-163 Love Chapter and 30-024 Enjoy

And here are the cards from the Design Team, as this is our last challenge of 2016 it seems an appropriate time for me to thank them all for their hard work during the year,  you are all a joy to work with and without you the challenge just wouldn't run as smoothly...................

Black and White plus Gold
Using Penny Black 40-470 Script, 30-229 Special Wishes,  2666K Blush and 51-008 Bashful die

Black and White plus Turquoise
Using Penny Black 4268K Crystal Drops and 30-316 Season's Gifts

Black and white plus Blue
Using Penny Black 3500K Christmas Park

Black and White plus Green
Using Penny Black 40-027 Warmest Wishes 

Black and White plus Red
Using Penny Black 40-491 flambeau

Black and White plus Red
Using Penny Black 3281H Xmas Wait!

Black and White plus Pink
Using Penny Black 40-063 Merci Bouquet

Black and White plus Gold
Using Penny Black 30-035 In A Pear Tree

Myself and the team would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your support of the challenge during 2016, we look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.

Before linking your entry are you sure it meets our challenge rules ? These are listed in a tab at the top of this blog and the most important ones also mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Friday 2 December 2016

November winners

Good morning everyone and Happy December !!

Time to announce the winners of our November Christmas challenge, it was a really busy month and we some some fabulous entries, our thank to you all for joining in the fun.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black .....................

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Jeni - claimed

Nathalie - not claimed, re-drawn 0/12 and new winner Sue notified

Pinky - claimed

The voucher from Crafts U Love .....................

Christine - claimed

And the collection of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons ......................

Jane - not claimed, re-drawn 9/12 and new winner Amy notified

Congratulations to you all, please mail me before 8th December and don't forgot to include your full name and postal address so I can send your prizes. Any prizes unclaimed by that date will be re-drawn and new winners notified by email or blog comment.

We have another new theme for you this month so please pop back on Sunday to check it out and all the lovely prizes to be won.

Friday 18 November 2016

November mid month inspiration

Good morning and welcome to our mid month post where the Design Team have lots more inspiration to share following this months 'Anything Christmas With Stamping' theme and as always there are lots of prizes to be won from Penny Black and our other lovely sponsors. So please make sure you join in to be in with a chance of winning.

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. 

Using Penny Black 2808L Winter Glow and 30-140 Christmas Cheer

Using Penny Black 30-039 Holly Jolly and 30-307 Holiday Snippets

Using Penny Black Stickeroo 10-185 Every Christmas

Using Penny Black 30-267 Snow Dancer

using Penny Black 3744K xmas head to toe! and 51-262 poinsettia bough

Using Penny Black 1281L Pinecones and Poinsettias and 949E Christmas Wishes

Using Penny Black 40-006 Sweet Snowman

Using Penny Black 3289J Snowy and Hedgy