Sunday, 7 February 2016

February challenge - Anything goes with a stamp and a die/s


Good morning, it's time for our new challenge and this month our theme is..............

******Anything Goes with a stamp and die/s******

So nice and open, we all seem to love our dies and I am sure you are going to wow us with your entries. 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 is Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes. 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. 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.

Here are the lovely prizes from them this month.................

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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!


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.




Our first Guest Designer this month is Marika  who has made this really pretty card.....................


And we welcome to Kath one of my teamies from Allsorts who is joining us for the first time as our GDT......


And a lovely selection of inspiration from the Design Team, thank you teamies............

Brenda
Using Penny Black 3381K Aspire, dies 51-178 Berry Branches and 51-031 Perched


Ellie
Using Penny Black 1754H In a Nutshell and 30-283 Snippets

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-020 Hugs!

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-028 Micey Day, die 51-932 Pennant Beau and paper pad Beau Jardin 

Mervi
Using Penny Black 4033K Cupid at work, die  51-022"heart string
and paper pad 80-011 Beau Jardin

Sam
Using Penny Black 3343H Snuggles

Shirley
Using Penny Black 4144K For Mimi


Susan
Using Penny Black 40-361 Spruced Up

Tracy
Using Penny Black 3980K Team Effort

Good luck to you all.

Friday, 5 February 2016

January winners


A very good morning to you all, It's time to announce our January winners. So many fabulous entries again, we so enjoy seeing all your work and really appreciate you joining in the fun.

So here we go with the lucky names as selected by Random Org.,

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




Winner of the prize from 'be Creative!'............


And the prize from Crafty Ribbons ...................


Well done to you all, please mail me (by Thursday 11th February) with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes.

And we wold love to invite ?? to be our Guest Designer in April, please mail me so I can tell you more about the theme for that month.


And we absolutely loved this card by Carol and would love her to join us as our Guest Designer in March. Please mail me Carol so I can tell you all about that moths theme.

I will be back Sunday with a new challenge and lots more prizes.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Some More Inspiration


Good morning, we've had so many fabulous entries so far, thank you for joining us. And if you have not had time to join in yet or would like to add another entry there is still plenty of time as the challenge runs until Wednesday 2nd February.

The Design Team have come up with some more inspiration for the 'One For The Girls' theme, my thanks to them all for their hard work. So here they are:-

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-038 Kindness and 30-229 Special Wishes

Ellie
using No.30-155 Blooming Garden and No.30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Linda
Using Penny Black 4245H Sweet Dreams and 51-052 and 51-022 dies


Lynn
Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer, 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles and  Beau Jardin Paper

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-403 Sugar Pumb Fairy

Sam
Using Penny Black 3698K Neighbours and 51-028 Celebrations die


Shirley
Using Penny Black 1371J Angel Comfort


Tracy
Using Penny Black 2243K Bee Costume, Penny Black Paper Pad Painted Blooms, Penny Black Sentiment 30-305 Smile All Day Transparent Set


Happy crafting everyone.


Sunday, 3 January 2016

January challenge - One for the girls


Happy New Year to you all and a big welcome to our first challenge of 2016.

Our theme this month is...............

********One for the Girls********

Plenty of scope there and we look forward to seeing your take on the theme, 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 is Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes. 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 usual we have some super prizes on offer....................


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, some girly fun and another lovely die set (the set is the cloud dies)................


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.


'be Creative!' who have just launched a brand new range of craft products. 'be Creative!' wich can be purchased from Once Upon A Stamp, they also have regular shows on Hochanda TV where you can see and purchase lots of their products. Their Facebook page also has regular products updates. The prize from them is a £15 store voucher.


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 !


Now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have again pulled out all the stops as have our Guest Designers this month, the first is Anke.............


And the second is my teami from Allsorts Julie........................


Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-236 Garden Assistant, 30-297  Sparkle and Shine, 30-251 Natures Gifts and Be Creative Vintage Collage papers for paper piecing

Ellie
Using No.30-301 Patisserie 

Linda
Using Penny Black 4149H Bonjour

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-097 Hello Gorgeous, 30-107 Summer Fun and Hello Gorgeous Stickeroo

Mervi
Using Penny Black Love at Christmas


Sam
Using Penny Black 1373K Tweet Talk

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-236 Garden Assistant and
Penny Black Gentle Whisper paper pad

Susan
Using Penny Black  3976K Acrobat

Using Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day, Be Creative Tags and Papers in Vintage Collage

Good luck to you all, we look forward to visiting all your entries.




 
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