Monday 18 January 2016

Some More Inspiration

Good morning, we've had so many fabulous entries so far, thank you for joining us. And if you have not had time to join in yet or would like to add another entry there is still plenty of time as the challenge runs until Wednesday 2nd February.

The Design Team have come up with some more inspiration for the 'One For The Girls' theme, my thanks to them all for their hard work. So here they are:-

Using Penny Black 40-038 Kindness and 30-229 Special Wishes

using No.30-155 Blooming Garden and No.30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Using Penny Black 4245H Sweet Dreams and 51-052 and 51-022 dies

Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer, 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles and  Beau Jardin Paper

Using Penny Black 40-403 Sugar Pumb Fairy

Using Penny Black 3698K Neighbours and 51-028 Celebrations die

Using Penny Black 1371J Angel Comfort

Using Penny Black 2243K Bee Costume, Penny Black Paper Pad Painted Blooms, Penny Black Sentiment 30-305 Smile All Day Transparent Set

Happy crafting everyone.

Sunday 3 January 2016

January challenge - One for the girls

Happy New Year to you all and a big welcome to our first challenge of 2016.

Our theme this month is...............

********One for the Girls********

Plenty of scope there and we look forward to seeing your take on the theme, 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 is Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes. 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 usual we have some super prizes on offer....................

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, some girly fun and another lovely die set (the set is the cloud dies)................

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.

'be Creative!' who have just launched a brand new range of craft products. 'be Creative!' wich can be purchased from Once Upon A Stamp, they also have regular shows on Hochanda TV where you can see and purchase lots of their products. Their Facebook page also has regular products updates. The prize from them is a £15 store voucher.

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 don't forgot the DT are always on the lookout for our next Guest Designer from entries using Penny Black stamps.

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have again pulled out all the stops as have our Guest Designers this month, the first is Anke.............

And the second is my teami from Allsorts Julie........................

Using Penny Black 40-236 Garden Assistant, 30-297  Sparkle and Shine, 30-251 Natures Gifts and Be Creative Vintage Collage papers for paper piecing

Using No.30-301 Patisserie 

Using Penny Black 4149H Bonjour

Using Penny Black 30-097 Hello Gorgeous, 30-107 Summer Fun and Hello Gorgeous Stickeroo

Using Penny Black Love at Christmas

Using Penny Black 1373K Tweet Talk

Using Penny Black 40-236 Garden Assistant and
Penny Black Gentle Whisper paper pad

Using Penny Black  3976K Acrobat

Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day, Be Creative Tags and Papers in Vintage Collage

Good luck to you all, we look forward to visiting all your entries.