The garden has been showing signs of new life for the last few weeks, a reminder of the wonders of Nature. I love this time of year and never fail to be amazed by by the fresh growth and colours that seem to burst forth as if by magic. The crafting possibilities are endless and we are really looking forward to seeing your take on this beautiful time of year.
And I am afraid that I need to add a few words about the challenge rules.......I hate to keep reminding people but please, for the benefit of the majority of those who do comply with the rules, make sure you entry complies.....they are all listed on our sidebar and are pretty simple but these two are the ones that seem to get overlooked:
1) In line with all challenges, you must mention us in your post and link back to here........help in doing this is listed on our sidebar for those who are not sure how to do it.
2) Most important you must use a Penny Black image or Stickeroo as your main focal point on your work...........why else are we called Penny Black at Allsorts ?
Previously we have always tried to mail or leave a message to those with invalid entries, but this takes the DT a lot of time when they should be visiting valid entries, so in future I will just be adding a note alongside the name of any that do not fit the rules. So if you do not get any visits from our DT, it would be as well to check the rules.
Lots of prizes on offer again, first up four from Penny Black:
Don't forget you can join the Penny Black Club here and you can even share your work with other Penny Black lovers at the Penny Black Circle as well as join in their competitions and win some super prizes.
Next Letraset who are offering a set of their wonderful colouring mediums.
And finally, Penny Black Stamps who will give one very winner a lifetime 15% discount off all purchases from their store.
Our Guest Designer this month is Helene from Sweden, just look at this lovely card she has designed for us: