Wednesday, 18 May 2022

A fishing Cat and lots of beautiful flowers

Good morning, it's that time of the month again when we share some more inspiration and this month it all about......

**Anything Goes with the option of Flora and Fauna**

And a reminder of this months prize......


A trio from Oakwood Archer's Doodles in Bloom collection, dies, stamps and stencil.

Before we share the team's inspiration I am sorry to say this is Vee's last month with us, she has been under the weather health wise recently and is taking time out, but may be back at a later date. We wish you well Vee and thank you for all the work you have created since joining us.

 
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Sunday, 1 May 2022

May challenge

Morning everyone, we hope you are ready for our new challenge where this month we have the theme of....

**Anything stamped with option of Floral and Fauna**

You choose the occasion but please remember we are a stamping challenge and the focal element must reflect the theme and be hand stamped as our preference (or digital). A small stamped sentiment is not sufficient.


Our prize if a trio from Oakwood Archer's Doodles in Bloom collection, dies, stamps and stencil.
Oakwood Archer established in 2014 and located on the outskirts of Nottingham; we are a small, family run business who specialise in the distribution of craft, haberdashery and embroidery products.

We stock a wide range of well known craft brands from all over the world, as well as producing our own themed ranges of stamps, dies and stencils. Featuring regularly on The Craft Store shopping channel, we have our dedicated craft demonstrator Tina Barnett.

Before we move on to this months inspiration we have to say farewell to Ellie, although she has not been on the team that long she has shared some beautiful creations with us. We wish her well and have left the door open to return when life settles down a bit for her.

Lots of inspiration from the Design Team and this months Guest Designer is Fiona from Crafty Stamping blogspot....

 
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Friday, 29 April 2022

April winners and top picks

Morning everyone, April sped by at an alarming pace and already it's time to announce our winners and Top 4 selected from some super entries, many thanks to those who joined in.

First the winners of the Penny Black prizes as selected by Random Org: are entires 32 Netty 87 Carla and 96 Lorraine, well done to you all please mail me from the link on the sidebar with your full names and postal addresses by Thursday 5th May.


Our Top 4 as voted for by the Design Team and the first two were oh so close but well done to all of you, first placed and the crafter we would like to invite to join us as our June Guest Designer is Lesley, we love those funky Hens. Please mail me Lesley so I can tell you all about our June challenge

Entry no 15 Lesley
Entry no 98 Lorraine
Entry no 8 Carla
Entry no 36 Pauline

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We hope to see you all again on Sunday for our new theme for May.

 
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Monday, 18 April 2022

Crafty 'I love's....'

It's the middle of the month again and time for some more inspiration following our April theme of 'I love....' where we are asking you to share work created using your favourite style of crafting.

The Design Team have a varying range of styles and crafty loves, so pop along to their individual blogs to find out more about their work....

I love.....Cute Cats using Penny Black 'London Cabby' 
I Love .......my new Lavinia stamps and Gelli plate
I love....Flowers and Nature, inks and colour
I love...Cats, CAS, Photography, Stencilling and Penny Black Stamps
I love......Elvis!
I love....Cats, audiobooks and getting online

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Sunday, 3 April 2022

April - "I love..."

Welcome to our April challenge and we hope we have a theme that you will enjoy, it's......

"I love......"

As always the focal element of your entry must be stamped and not just a stamped sentiment,. We would love you to share your crafty loves with us, we all have different styles and it will be nice to know what your favourite is, be it cute images, inky craft, animals, flowers, absolutely anything stamped will be welcome.

 
This month we have three prize of two Penny Black stamps and a die.


We are lucky to welcome two Guest Designers for this challenge, Carla and Gundi who have made two very different but equally beautiful cards to share with us, thank you both so much......

Carla from carlasknutselateljeeke.blog
Gundi from papierelle.blogspot

And there's more inspiration as the Design Team have again come up with a fabulous display of inspiration....
'I love....' Cats and Penny Black 'Forever smile' 
'I love....'  This floral stamp and script stamps
'I love....' Flowers, inks, colour and a bit of grunge
'I love....' Penny Black Brilliant and my very old French Script Stamp
'I love....' Flowers and watercolouring
'I love....' Gin and stencilling
'I love....' Shaped cards
'I love....' Flowers and Penny Black Poppy Gems
 
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