Saturday, 18 February 2017

February's Inspiration


Good morning and welcome to our mid month post where the Design Team have lots more inspiration to share following this months 'Favourite Stamp' theme, I think we all have one of those which we turn to regularly so we would love to know what yours is.

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. 

Using Penny Black 2695J Dance, Sing, Love, 30-117 Free Flight and 30-116 Social Butterfly

Ellie
Using Penny Black 1442J Sweet Talk

Linda
Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish


Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile all Day


Using Penny Black 40-040 Purr-fect Message

Sam
Using Penny Black 343J Bunches Of Wishes and 51-230 Flower Pop Outs


Tracy
Using Penny Black 432J Bitty Bear Angel



Sunday, 5 February 2017

February - Use your favourite stamp


Good morning and welcome to our February challenge and this month we would like you to...........

********Use Your Favourite Stamp********

I think we all have one of those which we turn to regularly so we would love to know what yours is.

As always you can use any make of stamp and enter up to three 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.

Three lovely prizes including brand new release stamps and dies..........

I super £15 voucher from Crafts U Love...........


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.




Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK. The prize is a £10 store voucher.


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.



And of course we have lots of inspirartion to set you on your way starting with this months Guest Designer Marianne........

Using Penny Black 40-276 Botanical Notes and 30-031 Flower Gallery

Using Penny Black 40-460 Sunburst and 2695J Dance, Sing, Love

Ellie
Using Penny Black 1449K Guess What and 30-325 All Abloom

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-021 Garden Friends

Lynn
Using Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake Wish and 30-107 Summer Fun

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-461 The Lookout

Sam
Using Penny Black 3341H Can't Help It! and 51-128 Doodles

Using Penny Black 40-443 Freshly Cut

Susan
Using Penny Black 2521K Snowy

Tracy
Using Penny Black 3980K Team Effort

Now it's over to you and we look forward to checking out all your entries.



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, 3 February 2017

January winners


Good morning Peeps, it's time to announce the winners of our January challenge and what a month it was as well with almost 300 entries, our thanks to each and every one of you for helping to make it such a special month.

So without further ado I will go right on to the winners as selected by Randon Org.:

Winners of the prizes from Penny Black





The collection of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons


And the embossing folders from Tattered Lace


Congratulations to you all, please collect our winners badge from the sidebar and mail me with your full names and postal addresses. Any prizes unclaimed by 9th February will be re-drawn and winners notified by mail or blog comment.


As usual the Design Team have been keeping their eyes open for our next Guest Designer from entries using Penny Black images and would love to invite Lynne to be our March GDT. Please mail me so I can tell you more about our theme for that month.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge so hope to see you all again then.

 
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