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


Sunday 6 November 2016

November challenge - Anything Christmas

Good morning and welcome to our November challenge and we have a theme that is a nice and easy one for this time of year.......................

********Anything Christmas********

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. 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.

Now onto this months prizes and first those from Penny Black..........

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.

A fun Christmas clear stamp set and two Slapstick stamps.

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.

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 !

We are please to welcome Stephanie as our Guest Designer this month, she has made this really cheery Christmas card to share with us all...............

And I am pleased to welcome back Tracy my teamie from Allsorts with this super monochromatic card...................

Using Penny Black 2808L Winters Glow, 30-251 Natures Gift, 51-068 Glorious die
and 51-068 Endearing stencil

Using Penny Black 40-408 Brush Pines and 40-348 Winter Pine 
Penny Black 30-316 Season's Gifts

Using PB 40-416 Hidden Lane and Wonder Collection

Using Penny Black 40-338 Sparkler

Using Penny Black 1567L Snowy Night

                                              Using  PB 40-006  Sweet Snowman                                                 
Using Penny Black 2521K Snowy
Using Penny Black 40-172 Joy Filled Christmas

Good luck to you all.

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 4 November 2016

October winners

A very good morning to you all, our Autumn theme was really popular and we saw some fabulous entries, our thanks to for sharing your lovely work.

So now for your winners selected by Random Org.,

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Prizes from Penny Black



Carol unclaimd by 12/11, new winner Karen notified by e.mail

The prize from Crafty Ribbons


And the prize from Stamp Addicts 

Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can post your prizes. Please not that in line with our rules any prizes not claimed by 10th November will be re-drawn and winners notified by blog comment or e.mail. 

There were so many wonderful entries that selecting our next Guest Designer was a difficult task, but we have counted the votes and would like to invite Bonnie to be out December Guest Designer

We would also like to invite to Silke be our January Guest Designer, we thought it only fair to do this now as most of us will be extra busy in December.

Please both mail me so I can tell you all about our themes for those months.

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