Sunday, 4 February 2018

February - Love, Hearts and Flowers

Good morning, it's time for our February challenge and we thought we would go with a theme that can be about Valentines, Weddings, romance and beautiful flowers........

******Love, Hearts and/or Flowers******

There are so many beautiful stamps that fit this theme be they love, hearts or just beautiful flowers but whichever you choose we must see a romantic element.

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, this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

The one exception is Penny Black Stickeroos, but strictly no digi images. 


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.

So to follow the flow of the theme.........Love, Hearts and Flowers, three gorgeous prizes...............

                                 

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. The winner will receive a £15 store voucher.

Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not a beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them! Two really sweet stamps to be won.
                       

Our Guest first Guest Designerer Diane has made this adorable card for us......................

Using Penny Black 30-008 Every Whish Way 

And our second Guest Designer Wendy, my team mate from our Sister challenge Allsorts with this sweetest card ........

Using Penny Black 30-303 Stitches

And some inspiration from the Design Team.........................

Brenda
Using Penny Black 40-092 All You Need and 3706K Words Sweet
Daniela
Using Penny Black 4370J Special delivery
Using Penny Black 30-325 All Abloom and 30-274 Posted with Love
Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-391 All About Love.
Linda
Using Penny Black 3773H Love Graffiti
Lynn
Using Penny Black 3785K Here's my Heart
Using Penny Black 30-270 Mimi's love, 51-022 Heart String and 80-011 Beau Jardin
Susan
Using Penny Black 4023K Love Is The Message
Tracy
Using Penny Black 30-398 Purrfectly Sweet

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 particularly Instagram, Facebook, Splitcoast etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.


Friday, 2 February 2018

January winners

Hello all, just popping in to announce the winners of our 'Something New' theme which was really, really busy, thanks to all of you for sharing your new goodies with us and making such super creations with them.

Prizes from Penny Black





The £15 voucher from Swedish House Crafts...........


And the Tonic die goes to.............


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes.


As per usual the Design Team have been keeping their eyes open for the entries using Penny Black stamps and would love to invite Sharon to be our March Guest Designer, please mail me so I can tell you all about our theme for that month.

I will be back on Sunday with our new challenge.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Some mid month inspiration

Good morning and welcome to our mid month inspirational post.

Our current theme is 'Something New' where we have seen some super entries so far, but there is still two weeks to go if you have not found time to join in or wold like to share a second piece of tour work with us.

Here is the inspiration from the Design Team.........................

Brenda
Using Penny Black 4376K Hollyhocks and 30-419 Happy Wishes

Using Penny Black 1873H - Xmouse Ornament!



Leanne
Using Penny Black 40-571 Feathers and Twigs and 30-449 Berries Delight.

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-012 Bubbly and 30-049 Party Time


Lynn
Using Penny Black 40-023 Pieces of Quiet and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-424 Just for You, 51-299 Heart Bow and 80-011 Beau Jardin

Tracy
Using Penny Black 2073J Baby Hammock


Sunday, 7 January 2018

January - Something New


Good morning and welcome to our January challenge where our new theme is................

********Something New********

It could be a new baby, new home, job and so on as well as new crafty goodies which Father Christmas may have delivered.

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, this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

The one exception is Penny Black Stickeroos, but strictly no digi images. 


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.

Image result for penny black coco style paper pad                       Image result for penny black 40-467

"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere." A lucky winner will receive a £15 store voucher.

And our final prize is a Tonic Pick of the Bunch die.


Gerrina joins us as our Guest Designer this month with a super Spring inspired creation............

Using Penny Black 40-104 Spring Beauty

And yet more inspiration from the Design Team...................

Using Penny Black 30-116 Social Butterfly and 30-419 Happy Wishes and new stencil

Using Penny Black 30-390 Let´s Chill

Ellie
Using Penny Black 40-331 Gentle Whisper and 30-286 Heartfelt

Leanne
Using Penny Black 30-449 Berries Delight - new stamp

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-012 Bubbly

Lynn
Using Penny Black 30-113 Petal Party and 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Mervi
Using Penny Black 30-441 Christmas Hugs

Using Penny Black 30-361 Adele 

Tracy
Using Penny Black 40-041 Good Friends

Now it's over to you to share your new goodies with us.

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 particularly Instagram, Facebook, Splitcoast etc. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.


 
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