Monday 1 June 2009

Blog Candy Challenge - Number 1

Hi Everyone

OK, here is your first Blog Candy Challenge!

This is a nice easy one for you as I am not giving you a specific layout to follow, just a few lil specifications.

The Winner will win the following:-

1 6x6 Kate Knight Wild Blossoms Paper Pack
1 Pack of Kate Knight Wild Blossoms Chipboard Embellishments
1 Kate Knight Wild Blossoms Decoupage Kit
1 Pack of 2x12 Wild Blossoms Papers
1 Pack of Kate Knight Wild Blossoms Adhesive Ribbon
1 Pack of DS Tape
1 Pack of DS Foam Pads
5 Square Cards with Envelopes

That’s over £20 worth of goodies.

These are the only specifications for this challenge.

1. Use a Square Card
2. Use any of the Penny Black Stamp Range
3. If you come to my classes, don’t use a shape/style we have already done!
4. Use ribbons/fibres
5. Use matting and layering styles
6. Use bright, spring colours
7. Don’t use your Die Cutting machines
8. You can use punches
9. Put the kettle on when you finish your card….you will have earned it!

That’s it!

If you are not sure about anything, drop me an email or give me a ring at the shop.

Good Luck Everyone!

Remember - The deadline is midnight on the 15th June, the winner will be notified on the 17th June!



  1. ooer...izzy wizzy lets get busy...I better get a move on then! lol

  2. Hi Phil, Congratulations on hosting your first ever Blog Candy Challenge. I am sure it will a great success, fab Candy too. I have put your banner and link in my side bar.
    Wishing you well,
    Suzi xx

  3. Ooh, it sounds good Phill, and a lovely prize too :) I will get thinking on our journey tomorrow ! Bye for now, Love Anne xx

  4. Have linked this to my blog for you so some advertising and will get on and create a make

  5. Great candy! Right... hmmm.... can't use my Cuttlebug... er... ok. Right. *goes off to think...*

  6. Hiya
    Glad you like the Candy lol

    ooohhh makes it lil more exciting without the use of the Big Shots/Cutlebugs etc... ;o)
    Good Luck!


  7. Hi Phill,

    Just spotted your post on DC so popped over for a look-see, think I will be making a square PB card over the weekend without using my Bug ;)

    Carol x

  8. Hi Phill, great blog, I've popped in from Docrafts too, have added myself as a follower and will have a go at the challenge, love Penny Black stamps too so looking forward to it.

  9. Hi Phill, Im off on my Jollies ! and i was hoping for two whole weeks to create a card without using my B/Shot lol...... never mind i have had a go anyway!!!! really excited to see the other entries, so will you be putting a collage of them on the blog???
    Im relativly new to the world of crafting im not sure how it works but i must say im loving it so far..... well until you set a difficult challenge lol :-)

    keep up the good work XX

  10. Hi
    Prizes look great, would love to take part but don't have any Penny Black stamps so I will lokk out for the next one.
    Good luck to everyone who enters

  11. Hi Phil,
    Saw your post on DC so popped over to have a look. I have become a follower and will try and add you to my sidebar. Great Blog Candy but don't have any penny black stamps to enter the competition but will watch out for the next one. Good luck to every one who enters.

  12. HI Phil,

    Will have to pass on this challenge as I don't have any penny black stamps but will be looking for the next challenge.

    Luv Jane XX

  13. I've put a link on my sidebar over on
    Spyder's Corner


  14. Thanks to everyone who has linked me to their Blogs,...
    I will do the same once the challenge is completed o)

    Thanks again


  15. Hi Phill, another visitor from Docrafts here. What a great challenge I have added a link to yours on my blog. I will email a copy of my card to you shortly but you can also see it here
    Best wishes Debs xx

  16. Hiya Pjil,
    Please find my enetry great challenge card got the girls out for,will email you sketch notes when i get more time hun.
    Here’s my entrythanks judex

  17. neat prizes not sure how to get the card to you but will try my hardest.

  18. I've just finsihed my card Phill, I hope you like it... You will find it here
    Thanks for looking
    Hugs rozzy xx

  19. I've done my card...well, I did one and I used a Stickeroo, so, didn't another using a Stamped image, (I've only got three Penny Black Stamps and this is one of my favourites,
    You'll find Summer Party Time over on
    Spyder's Corner

    hope you like it...


  20. Hi Phill, here is my entry. Only just have published on my blog as it is also my DT entry for Challenge 4 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog, which has just been put up.
    Hope you like it.



  21. Hi Phill
    Great idea for your fist blog candy challenge. When are we going to see a gallery of all your work? We can't all make it to your shop to see your ideas and works of art. Please share them with those of us that don't live near nottingham.
    Keep up the good work

  22. Hi Phill
    Great blog candy. Here is my entry

    Thanks for the link on trimcraft for the blog backgrounds!


  23. hiya phil congrats on your first challenge i dont own many penny black so was a tad difficult and also not to use my bug ..well had to restrain myself from using it you will find my entry HERE

  24. In case my email doesn't get there my challenge card is here.

    xxsue (Rachelsmum)

  25. hi phil, will add a little note on my side bar just for you, will be sending e-mail with card photo soon, x carol

  26. Hi Phill. Phew! Just made it! (I hope!) It's 10.30pm, deadline an hour and a half away, and my entry for the Challenge is now on my blog here.. Also emailed it to you just in case! xx