Wednesday 18 October 2017

Some mid month inspiration

Good morning everyone, just popping in with some mid month inspiration following our 'Close to Nature' theme where we have seen some really lovely entries. The challenge runs until Wednesday 1st November so you still have plenty of time if you have not had chance to join in yet, or of course if you wold like to enter a second or even third creation. There are some lovely prizes to be won so why not.

Just a gentle reminder as sometimes the rules get missed: We must see hand stamping (no digis) as the focal element of your artwork, this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

The DT girls have all been busy again and have lots of inspiration to share.....................

Using Penny Black 30-429 Happy Wishes, 40-567 Restful and 40-558 Snowy Village from the new Peaceful Winter collection available in the UK from Crafts U Love

Using Penny Black 3819D Polka Wings, 4184K Rosa, 30-419 Happy Wishes
and 40-546 Dancing Daisies

Using Penny Black 4061K Hedgy Gift

Using Penny Black 30-278 Woodland Friends

Using Penny Black 30-419 Happy Wishes, 25-019 Leaf Frolic, 30-068 Trims, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 40-137 Brick Wall and 40-099 Soft Wings

Using Penny Black 30-012 bubbly

Using Penny Blac1719K Nap Time

Using Penny Black 30-377 birds & blooms

Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish

Sunday 1 October 2017

October - Close to Nature

Good morning Peeps, I hope you are ready for a new challenge and this month our theme is..........

********Close to Nature********

There is a whole host of options here, Flowers, Animals, Trees and so much more, this is what the Cambridge Dictionary describes as Nature: the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.

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.

Three really lovely slapstick/cling stamps for three lucky winners.

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 !

The winner will receive a bundle of assorted ribbons with an Autumnal feel to them.

Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more. Her is the lovely prize from them............

We would like to welcome Sharon as our Guest Designer this month with this really pretty creation.................

Using Penny Black 2062K Fish are Jumpin

And the Design Team have been busy again with lots of inspiration to share..............

Using Penny Black 3381 Aspire, 3937 Birds on a Wire, 30-261 Natures Friends, 30-300 Happy Notes and 40-520 Stately

Using Penny Black 3932K japanese marple

Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day and 30-379 Woodland Beauty

Using Penny Black 30-284 Sprigs, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 40-544 Poetic, 40-137 Brick Wall and 30-419 Happy Wishes

Using Penny Black 30-296 Florals and Feathers and 1999L Letter Background

Using Penny Black 30-300 Happy Notes

Using Penny Black 40-501 On the Lake

Using Penny Black 4200K Berry Wreath, and 30-057 Winter Whites and Greens 

Using Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All around

Have fun with our theme and we look forward to seeing all your creations.