Sunday, 1 May 2016

May challenge - Anything goes

Good morning Peeps, time for our May challenge and we have a nice and easy theme for you..........

********Anything Goes********

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.

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 three lovely prizes from them...................

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 !

And don't forgot the DT are always on the lookout for our next Guest Designer from entries using Penny Black stamps, but please note as there has been some confusion in recent months, if you are lucky enough to be selected you would be not be able to join in the challenge the month of your GDT spot.

An another lovely Penny Black stamp from our very own Sam who had been over buying again !!

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

And Tracy from our sister challenge Allsorts with this little sweetie

And some more inspiration from the Desogn Team who as usual have pulled out all the stops with a lovely array of artwork...........

Using Penny Black 40-217 Venetian Summer

Using Penny Black 3823H Delights and 30-032 Enjoy Life

Using Penny Black 484C Shy Hedgehog

Using Penny Black 30-342 Art Love, 2695J Dance, Sing Love and 25-018 Patina

Using Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems

Using Penny Black 2084K Circus Act

Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio

Using Penny Black 4007K Make Believe and 3756E Xmas Everyday, 

Using Penny Black 30-034 Teddy and Company

Good luck to you all and hope you have fun with the theme.


  1. Such gorgeous cards with lots of awwwww factor. Brilliant prizes too. Happy May to you all xx

  2. Gorgous makes for the DT, and I'm just in LOVE the cute card of Jose!

  3. Awesome, such beautiful creations by DT's, very inspiring!

  4. Thanks for a fun challenge and all of the DTs cards are fabulous. So much gorgeous inspiration in one place! I love it Karen x

  5. Wonderful DT cards - each one is fabulous! I linked as encouraged by Sam, am feeling the urge to make another entry to make up for mine being such a CAS one!


    Di xx

  6. Fabulous inspiration from you all and thanks for the AG challenge xx

  7. What cute and adroable inspiration, thank you x

  8. Beautiful inspiration DT!

  9. Really lovely and varied creations by the DT.

  10. Wow....such gorgeous and sweet cards by the team! Such a talented crew!!! Thank you for your wonderful monthly challenges!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Hi,
    what very super DT creations.
    Thank your for this wonderful challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. As usual some brilliant DT creations
    Many thanks for the inspiration you give us.
    Jeni xx


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