Friday 31 March 2017

March winners

Good morning everyone.

Before I move on to announced this months winners, I must say a huge thank you for all your fabulous entries, there were so many of them and you really did share some stunning creations with us. So I am really pleased that Random Org., has selected the winners as it would have been so difficult to choose.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black

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The prize from Marianne Design


The pens from Chalkola


And ribbon bundle from Fantastic Ribbons


Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can arrange for your prizes to be posted. And prizes unclaimed by midnight GMT 6th April will be re-drawn and new winners notified by e.mail or blog comment.

As always, the Design Team have been keeping their eyes open for their favourite entries using Penny Black stamps and this month we would love to invite Penny to be our May Guest Designer. Please mail me Penny  so I can tell you more about our theme for that month.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge and as usual, lots more lovely prizes to be won.

Saturday 18 March 2017

Some mid month inspiration

Morning Peeps, just popping by with some mid month inspiration from the Design Team following this months 'Anything Goes' theme.

As always we have lots of super prizes to be won, if you have not joined in yet or wold like to enter again there is still plenty of time as the challenge runs until Wednesday 29th March.

So here are the designs from the DT...........................

Using Penny Black 40-520 Stately, 30-300 Happy Notes, 30-261 Natures Friend's and 40-441 Natures Paintbrushes

Using Penny Black 40-276 Botanical Notes and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Using Penny Black 1935F egg hunting

Using Penny Black 40-099 Soft wings

Using Penny Black 40-301 Me and my Bunny

Using Penny Black 40-428 Scented Beauty

Using Penny Black 30-008 Every Which Way Transparent Set

Thanks for popping by today.

Sunday 5 March 2017

March - Anything Goes

Good morning Peeps, I hope you are ready for a new challenge and this months it's a nice and simple one for you..................

********Anything Goes********

As always you can use any make of stamp and enter up to three 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 and 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.

Here are the three super prizes from them including a lovely Spring set from the just released Bliss collection and another from the new Follow your Heart collection.

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. A really super prize from them again.................

We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor this month Chalkola who are offering a set of 21 chalk and metallic pens. 

At Chalkola we are proud to offer an affordable selection of chalk markers and colour pens in beautiful vibrant colours. We offer only the best quality chalk markers at competitive prices because we love serving satisfied customers. As well as the link above you can read more about our products here and here.

Fantastic Ribbons have over a decade of experience in ribbon and are passionate about their products. You may have already met the team as they exhibit at all the major craft and hobby exhibitions where they have built up a huge loyal fan base for their beautiful ribbons.

We are pleased to welcome Lynne as our March Guest Designer with a really bright and jolly celebratory creation..............

Using Penny Black 30-036 UR the gift

And Annie from our sister challenge Allsorts with this pretty tropical tag...................

Using Penny Black 40-453 Passionate

And here are the creations from the Design Team

Using Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush and 30-353 Fairytale

Using Penny Black 40-453 Passionate, 25-002 Flower Dance stencil and Chalkola pens

Using Penny Black 2299L The Painter and the Bee
Inside of Card
Using PB 30-150 Chick to Chick

Using Penny Black 30-046 It's your day

Using Penny Black 30-013 Critter Party

Using Penny Black 40-385 Collage of Wishes

Using Penny Black 40-276 Botanical Notes 

Using Penny Black 40-330 Pop Pop Poppy

Using Penny Black 40-506 Red Blush

Happy crafting and hope you enjoy this months theme.

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 3 March 2017

February winners

Good morning crafters, we had a wonderful month in February with so many lovely entries, our thanks to you all, so now it's time to announce the winners and as always they have been selected by Random Org................but a note about that, part way through doing the draws for some reason it had a hissy fit and wouldn't let me copy the widget so you are going to have to trust me on the others !!

First the winners of the prizes from Penny Black 

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The £15 store voucher from Crafts U Love

And finally the die from Sizzix

The £10 store voucher from Stamp Addicts

Well done to you all, please mail me by Thursday 9th March with your full name and postal address so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes.

As usual the Design Team have been keeping their eyes open for the entrants using Penny Black images and would love to invite Mari to join us as our April Guest Designer. Please mail me Mari so I can tell you all about our theme for that month

I will be back on Sunday with a brand new theme and lots more prizes to be won.