Sunday, 2 August 2015

August challenge - Summer Flowers


Welcome to our July challenge here at Penny Black and More.

When I came up with this theme thoughts were of warm summer days and the heady scent of flowers in the air, the reality here in the UK has been somewhat different as we have seem more that our fair share of rain with cool and cloudy days. So this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the essence of summer through our artwork with.....................

********Summer Flowers********   

Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.......

We are a stamping challenge so 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. 

As always we have some super prizes to be won thanks to our lovely sponsors to whom we are always most appreciative.......................


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. 

Here are the lovely prizes from them this month, all floral inspired to compliment the theme.................


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.


Next our regular Robert Addams of Papercrafts, Roberts is well known for his innovative crafting CD's, recently he has developed a range of high quality metal dies designed to give a stylish and professional finish to any crafting project which are sold under the name of All Occasion Dies.  The decision was made to stay as a cottage industry in order to provide a sincere and personal service as well as concentrate on a small but very high quality range of products. We pride ourselves on our mail order service and orders received by 3.30pm are normally dispatched first class post the same day, we ship to the UK and there is no minimum order value and free postage.


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.


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.

We are pleased to welcome Lesley as our Guest Designer this month, just look at this real fun make she has created for us............. 


Our second Guest Designer is Tracy our teamie over at Allsorts who has made a super card with Penny Black Stickeroos.......................


And here is some more inspiration for the Design Team, thank you all for you lovely work.......

Brenda
Using Penny Black 4376K Hollyhocks

Ellie
Using Happy Days No. 30-277, Sprinkles & Smiles No. 30-297

Linda
Using Penny Black tiny wishes 30-026

Lynn
Using PB4308K Field of poppies and PB3942F Live Life

Mervi
Penny Black Fresh 40-387

 Sam
Using Penny Black Star Inspired 4156K and Script Letter Background 1999L

Shirley
Using Penny Black 4076K Gift of Flowers

Susan
Using Penny Black Just Buzzin By 1729K

Tracy
Using Penny Black's 2243K Bee Costume

Good luck to you all, we are looking forward to seeing all your summer flowers.


Friday, 31 July 2015

July winners


Good morning and thank you to each and every one of you for your fabulous entries, you really did embrace the add a sentiment theme. 

Here are the winners of all the lovely prizes as selected by Random Org...................

The prizes from Penny Black 




Surprise dies from Papercrafts


And another lovely prize from Marianne Design


The voucher $15 from Whimsy Stamps 


And last but by no means least the $10 voucher from Yours and Mine Paper Crafts 


Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can arrange for you to receive your prize. Please note that should you mail me after Sunday 2nd August I will not be able to reply to you or arrange your prize until I return from holiday after 21st August. The seven day rule to claim prizes will not apply this month.


As usual the Design Team have been on the lookout for Guest Designers and we would love Karen to join us in September, well done please mail me so I can tell you more about the theme........please note the message above about contact dates.

Please pop back Sunday for our new challenge.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Sentimental inspiration


Hello all, time for our mid month inspirational post and a reminder that our Add a Sentiment theme runs until 29th July so you still have oodles of time to join in for a chance of winning one of the fab prizes on offer.

Brenda
Using Penny Black 30-229 Special Wishes

Linda
Using PB 'garden critters' 30-152 and sentiment from 'sweet wishes' no. 30-104

Lynn
Using PB40-239 silhouettes and for the sentiment PB30-297 sprinkles and smiles

Penny Black clear stamp set "tiny wishes 30-026 " and Penny Black's collection papers

Sam
Using Penny Black  Mighty Wishes! 2074J

Using Penny Black 1589 You're a treasure.

Thanks to the DT for their lovely samples.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

July challenge - Anything goes with a sentiment


Welcome to our July challenge and this month we have a nice easy theme for you.................

******Add a sentiment******

Any type of project and theme so long as there is a sentiment clearly visible on your work. Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.......

We are a stamping challenge so 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. 


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. 

Three super prizes from them........................


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. 


Next our regular Robert Addams of Papercrafts, Roberts is well known for his innovative crafting CD's, recently he has developed a range of high quality metal dies designed to give a stylish and professional finish to any crafting project which are sold under the name of All Occasion Dies.  The decision was made to stay as a cottage industry in order to provide a sincere and personal service as well as concentrate on a small but very high quality range of products. We pride ourselves on our mail order service and orders received by 3.30pm are normally dispatched first class post the same day, we ship to the UK and there is no minimum order value and free postage. One winner will receive some of their lovely dies.


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.

Here is the super prize from Marianne Designs......................


http://whimsystamps.com/store/

Whimsy Stamps are offering a $15 gift certificiate to one lucky winnerWe are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. All of our rubber stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam and once trimmed are ready to use with an acrylic block. Our Shapeology Metal Craftings dies are exclusive to Whimsy Stamps and can be used with many table top cutting machines. These dies are made in the USA using top quality steel. They are perfect for cutting papers and fabrics and many coordinate with our sentiment stamps. We also have our own line of 6x6 designer papers printed on high quality, slightly textured vellum paper. 



Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well.

We are pleased to welcome Daniela as our first Guest Designer this month with this lovely card...........




And our second Guest Designer is my teamie from Allsorts Wendy who has made this gorgeous Chrismtas card to share with us all.................


Using Penny Black 2695J Dance, Sing, Love

Ellie
Using U R the Gift 30-306 and Sprinkles & Smiles 30-297

Linda
Using Penny Black garden critters 30-152 and every happiness 40-198

Lynn
Using PB paper pad Gentle Whisper, PB30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles and PB30-097 Hello Gorgeous

Using Penny Black stamp Bride and Groom 4167K" and die cut Interlocking

Sam
Using Penny Black Cherry Jubilee 1686K' and Micey Day Transparent Set 30-028

Using Penny Black 40-126 Thanks a Bunch and 30-105 Gratitude
Using Penny Black 3824F Snug and 2969K A Hug Is

Tracy
Using Penny Black 2073J Baby Hammock 

Now it's over to you to show us your take on this months theme, good luck to you all.


 
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