Friday 29 September 2017

September winners

Hello all, time for  the winners of our 'Ger ready for Christmas' theme, it was lovely to see so many super entries, our thanks to you all for joining in.

I am presently on holiday and writing this post from my friends house in Italy before we sail off to the Greek Isles when I will not have access to the internet or my e.mails. So it's going to be a short post and winners and please note that it will be after 10th October before I can reply to your mails or send your prizes.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black:

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No 55 Monika

No 4 Andrea

No 56 Mary

Winner of the voucher from Swedish House Crafts:

No 1 Lorraine

Winner of the Rare Earth stamp set from Tattered Lace:

No 86 KathyK

Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addys to claim (by Thursday 5th) so I can arrange for you to receive your prizes - please make sure you read my note above about this.

Our new challenge starts on Sunday so please pop back then.

Monday 18 September 2017

More Christmas inspiration

Good morning all you crafty Peeps, September seems to be flying by and already it's time for some mid month inspiration following our 'Get Ready for Christmas' theme. We have seen lots of lovely entries so far but there is still plenty of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning one of the fab prizes on offer.

It's a full house from the Design Team who have all been busy making more cards for their Christmas baskets with lots of different styles to set you on your way......................

Using Penny Black 40-561 Santa's Visit from the new 'Be Merry' 2017 Christmas collection now available in the UK from Crafts U Love

Using Penny Black 2990K - Catching the Star

Using Penny Black 30-379 Woodland Beauty, 30-320 Spread Cheer and 30-316 Season's Gifts

Using Penny Black 3024F and 30-261 Natures Friends.

Using Penny Black 30-385 Santa's Helpers, 30-081 Christmas Every Day

Using Penny Black 30-016 12 Days of Christmas and 40-165 Hanging Treasures

Using Penny Black 40-424 Pine Sprite

Using Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet

Using Penny Black3289J Snowy and Hedgy

Happy crafting everyone.

Sunday 3 September 2017

September - Get ready for Christmas

Note added, due to spammers who apparently have nothing better to do we have had to move to comment moderation, sorry folks, but we will keep an eye out for your lovely words of encouragement to the team. B x

Good morning and welcome to our September challenge and this month we invite you to.................

********Get Ready for Christmas********

Lots of you are already in Christmas more and have been busy making cards and other creations ready for the festive season, but I am sure there are lots like me who really need to get crafting to avoid that last minute rush so this is the perfect opportunity to get started.

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 on third party hosts such as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. 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.

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We are very pleased to welcome a new sponsor to your challenge who are offering one lucky winner a £20 store voucher.

"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."

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And a further prize of a Rare Earth stamp set, for those of you not familiar with this new company, they are the stamping arm of the well know Tattered Lace.

Our first Guest Design this month is Pia and what an adorable card she has created for us...............

Using Penny Black 3737J

Ans second up is my team mate Wendy who has created this sweet Christmas creation.................

As usual the Design Team have been busy, thank you girls for your lovely inspiring creations again........

Using Penny Black 40-351 Snowy Hamlet and 3995FR Ornamental Script

Using Penny Black 2530F Little Snowy

Using Penny Black 40-495 Cones and Berries & 30-316 Season's Gifts

Using the Penny Black 30-260 On The Town and 3024F Xmas Spirit for the sentiment.

Using Penny Black 2993F xmas snail

Using Penny Black 4272K A Splash of Winter and 30-040 The Wonder

 Using Penny Black 1524K Let it Snow!

Using Penny Black 4011K Joyous Hymn and 30-040 The Wonder

Using Penny Black 4012K Candy Cane Perch

Happy crafting and we look forward to seeing all your Christmas creations.

Friday 1 September 2017

August winners

Good morning everyone, can you believe it's 1st September which here in the UK as well as lots of other Countries heralds the approach of Autumn and a return to school after the long holidays, this year seems to have flown by.

August was a super month for our 'All Creatures Great and Small' theme with lots of wonderful entries, our thanks to you all for joining in the fun. So now it's time for our winners..............

The prizes from Penny Black................

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The voucher from Crafts U Love


And finally the die from Sizzix


Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes. Please note, any prizes unclaimed by midnight GMT on Thursday 7th September will be re-drawn and winners notified by a.mail or blog comment.

As always the Design Team have been keeping an eye on the entries using Penny Black stamps and would like to invite the following to be our October and November Guest Designers..............

October GDT.........                                      

November GDT..............


Please both mail me so I can tell you more about the themes for those months.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.