candy at each step of the way!!
Back to that in a moment, but first thanks as always to our loyal supporters who entered the let's get punchy challenge last week - brilliant projects as always, and don't forget to check back on the challenge blog to see if you won last week's prize.
So onto the big event , which is this week's challenge and blog hop....
Our challenge theme this week is a fabulous sketch developed by Kath & Carole, which I'm sure you can see incorporates shapes to represent the number 100 - how brilliant is that??
We have a fantastic array of prizes this week from a number of our regular sponsors and one or two new ones .... too many to mention here (and a few being added even to the last minute lol!!) so you just have to pop over to the Challenge blog to check it out!! Don't forget ... to be eligible for the prizes the only rule is that you must use a Penny Black stamp or sticker as the dominant feature on your card (no teeny weeny PB sentiments hidden in the corner please, lol!!)
This week the DT has really gone into overdrive to produce some brilliant samples, including our lovely guest designers from the past few months who have been invited back for a "one off" guest appearance in honour of the event :-) Their cards are not published on the challenge blog this week ... oh no!! if you want to see them you will need to take part in our blog hop.
To find out how to take part, please see the bottom of this post ;-)
So here's my card for this week .... I decided once again to try something different - partly in honour of the special nature of this week's challenge, and partly to try out some new stash I bought at Aintree craft show. I decided to go for a "vintage" look (we are 100 after all lol!!) and felt inspired to try making my own background and a vintage scripted panel using a clear set of stamps and techniques I had seen on the Butterfly Kisses stall, plus one of my new Distress inks. I have made this card for a crafty friend who is going through a bit of a hard time at the moment, just t let her know she is in my thoughts :-)
Main image: Penny Black "Blush" (2666K), inked using Tim Holtz "Dusty Concord" distress ink;
Image panel: Butterfly Kisses "Clear 2 Collage" set - script and blotch stamps;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Friends matter" (4073F) (masked);
Papers: centre panel by Paper Pzazz; top and bottom is lilac linen card stamped with Butterfly Kisses set as above - crackle, swirl and blotch stamps - all paper edges distressed with distress ink;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: "peony" nestabilities; Fiskars paper cutter "deckle" blade.
I would just like enter this one for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #20 - distressed.
So - onto our Challenge #100 blog hop.
We have a blog hop featuring all the DT plus guest designers who we have invited back - each DT member has a little yummy candy along the way. If you want to enter for any of the blog candies, here's what you need to do:
1. Enter a card into this week's challenge - leave a Mr. Linky link on the main challenge blog in the normal way. This enters you for all this week's challenge prizes on the main blog.
2. Hop around each DT member's blog - follow the instructions on each blog to leave a comment if you want to enter for their candy. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from Nat's blog ... if not please go back to make sure you don't miss anything and visit the following blogs ....
... before finishing back here with me :-) I am the last stop on the blog hop so when you've been here you're done - just make sure you have entered your card on the main challenge blog.
3. To enter for my candy, leave a link in Mr Linky with a direct link to your card. If you enter the challenge more than once you can enter my blog candy more than once, but you must leave a separate direct link to each card.
4. Candy entries close at 9pm BST next Friday 14th May. I will pick and announce a winner sometime over the weekend.
So here's my candy ... hope you like it ....
It includes an A5 paper pad from the new Papermania "Henbury Lane" range (very lush and sparkly!!), a matching set of gems, and an assortment of Prima flowers.
I think that's about it for now!! have a great weekend, happy crafting and happy hopping!
This blog candy is now closed - many thanks to everyone who entered.