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.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such fabulous inspirations!!
Big congrats to my friend Pia for her GD spot!

Monika Gulyas said...

Great challenge theme, fabulous cards from the DT!!!

KandA said...

Really beautiful inspiration and more stamps I definitely "need" xx

Judy1223 said...

Such cute cards by the DT! Glad to be able to play along!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So many pretty Christmas designs. It really puts me in the mood to get more cards done for myself too.

Fikreta said...

Love Christmas! and Christmas cards and decorations!
theam made so nice cards!

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for the challenge ladies, your cards are beautiful Karen x