Tuesday 18 October 2016

October 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 Autumn photo inspiration 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.

Using Penny Black 2695J Dance, Sing, Love, 25-003 Verdant stencil and 51-140 Diamond Border as stencil

Using Penny Black 40-452 Bejeweled and 30-301 Patisserie

Using Penny Black 30-185 Halloween Critters

Using Penny Black 30-300 Happy Notes

Using Penny Black 40-356 Woodland Wonder and 30-048 Illumination

Using Penny Black 1034E Mushroom Hedgehog, 1449K Guess What ? and 30-069 Hello Friend

Using Penny Black 40-370 Carrot Collector

Thank you all for your lovely work.

Sunday 2 October 2016

October challenge - Autumn

Good morning to you all, I hope you are ready for our new challenge theme which is some beautiful Autumnal photo inspiration, it always seems a popular time of year with crafters so we hope you will embrace the lovely colours of the season and join us..............

I would like to add a few notes and am sorry to be a bore as we know crafting is meant to be fun, but we do need to observe a few simple rules to keep things running smoothly. 

1) We are a stamping challenge and must see a hand stamped image focally on your work, you can use any make of stamp and enter up to three different projects, but digi images are not allowed, the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos.

2) Using third partly hosts rather than a blog is down to personal choice, however so many entries using them do not link to our challenge or provide any details about their entry which is a requirement under our rules. 

In future entries failing to meet the above WILL NOT receive comments from the DT. Nor will they be eligible for prizes. The DT keep notes of entries failing to meet these requirements and if those numbers come up in the random draw will be re-drawn. We believe this is only fair to both the DT and the majority of entrants who do follow the simple 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.

Three lovely Autumnal prizes above from them.

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 !

Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK.

As usual the DT will be keeping their eyes open for entries using Penny Black images to select our next Guest Designer and this month we will be selecting two to cover the Christmas period.

Our first Guest Designer this month is Delphine who was selected from our August entrants, she has created this real stunner for us.

Using Penny Black 40-472 Muse, 30-284 Sprigs, 40-092 All You Need and 30-329 Tweeting Love 

We also have a pretty card from Wendy one of my teamies at Allsorts.................

Using Penny Black 30-303 Stitches

And a little more inspiration from the Design Team....................

Using Penny Black 30-251 Natures Gifts, 2666K Blush and coordinating die 51-008 Bashful

Using Penny Black 30-251 Natures Gifts, 2827K Song Bird and matching die 51-111 Happy News

using Penny Black 30-373 Grateful

Using Penny Black 30-185 halloween critters

Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish, 40-358 Filigree Foliage and 3942F Live Life

Using Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair and 80-009 Painted Blooms

Using Penny Black 2373K Trail By The Tail, 51-128 Doodles and 51-207 Layered Flower

Using Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair

Susan is taking a break this month

Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day

I hope we have inspired you to get out your stamps and create.

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.