Sunday, 4 December 2016

December challenge - Black and White plus One


Good morning and welcome to our December challenge where this month our theme is..........

********Black and White plus one********

So as the title suggests we want to see just the one colour along with black and white, please don't be tempted to add other colours as you entry is unlikely to be eligible. 

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. 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.


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.



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 !

And there is an extra prize from our very own Sam who has been over-buying again on the Penny Black stamps.....................

We have two Guest Designers this month, first up is my team mate from Allsorts Kath who has made a very striking card to share with us..................

Black and White plus Green
Using Penny Black 4155L Flower amongst Flowers

And Bonnie who was selected by the DT from our October entries and she has made tis very elegant card............

Using Penny Black 40-473 Butterfly Trio, 30-163 Love Chapter and 30-024 Enjoy

And here are the cards from the Design Team, as this is our last challenge of 2016 it seems an appropriate time for me to thank them all for their hard work during the year,  you are all a joy to work with and without you the challenge just wouldn't run as smoothly...................

Brenda
Black and White plus Gold
Using Penny Black 40-470 Script, 30-229 Special Wishes,  2666K Blush and 51-008 Bashful die

Ellie
Black and White plus Turquoise
Using Penny Black 4268K Crystal Drops and 30-316 Season's Gifts

Linda
Black and white plus Blue
Using Penny Black 3500K Christmas Park

Lynn
Black and White plus Green
Using Penny Black 40-027 Warmest Wishes 

Mervi
Black and White plus Red
Using Penny Black 40-491 flambeau

Sam
Black and White plus Red
Using Penny Black 3281H Xmas Wait!

Shirley
Black and White plus Pink
Using Penny Black 40-063 Merci Bouquet

Tracy
Black and White plus Gold
Using Penny Black 30-035 In A Pear Tree

Myself and the team would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your support of the challenge during 2016, we look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.

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, 2 December 2016

November winners


Good morning everyone and Happy December !!

Time to announce the winners of our November Christmas challenge, it was a really busy month and we some some fabulous entries, our thank to you all for joining in the fun.

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black .....................




The voucher from Crafts U Love .....................



And the collection of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons ......................


Jane

Congratulations to you all, please mail me before 8th December and don't forgot to include your full name and postal address so I can send your prizes. Any prizes unclaimed by that date will be re-drawn and new winners notified by email or blog comment.

We have another new theme for you this month so please pop back on Sunday to check it out and all the lovely prizes to be won.

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. 

Brenda
Using Penny Black 2808L Winter Glow and 30-140 Christmas Cheer

Ellie
Using Penny Black 30-039 Holly Jolly and 30-307 Holiday Snippets

Linda
Using Penny Black Stickeroo 10-185 Every Christmas

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-267 Snow Dancer

Mervi
using Penny Black 3744K xmas head to toe! and 51-262 poinsettia bough

Sam
Using Penny Black 1281L Pinecones and Poinsettias and 949E Christmas Wishes

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-006 Sweet Snowman

Tracy
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...................


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

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

Lynn
Using PB 40-416 Hidden Lane and Wonder Collection


Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-338 Sparkler

Sam
Using Penny Black 1567L Snowy Night

Shirley
                                              Using  PB 40-006  Sweet Snowman                                                 
   
Susan
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.


 
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