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Introducing… Sending Hugs Challenge

January 6, 2014

Our newest collection, Sending Hugs, is full of stamps perfect to send love and happy thoughts to your friends and family.  It’s time to get those cards (and hugs) delivered! And just in case you needed a little extra motivation, we bring to you…


Create a friendship or love-themed project for a friend or family member and enter it here for a chance to win new stamps!  Here are the details:

Who can play along?
Anyone can submit their project!  We love to see what you create with Penny Black stamps.  All levels of stampers are welcome.

What should I create?
Submit any type of project with a friendship or love theme—card, tag, mixed media, altered art, scrapbook pages, home décor, etc.  Just be sure your submission has at least one Penny Black stamp as the main focus.

How do I submit my project?
Pick from any of these options (and you only need to pick one):

Add it to the Penny Circle Flickr gallery.

Leave a comment on this post linking us to your blog entry or online gallery.

Post it to our Facebook page.

When you post on your blog, don’t forget to grab our graphic above to include in your post!  Simply right click and save the image.

When can I play along?
This contest is open from January 6 through midnight PST on January 31st.  We’re giving you lots of time so feel free to submit more than one project!

Three lucky winners will receive a prize package from Penny Black, each valued at $25.  And you never know, we just might feature YOUR entry here on the official Penny Black blog, Facebook or Twitter page!!

Are you ready for some inspiration? Designer Heather joins us today with a beauty! Her scene is watercoloured with dye inks, allowing the images and background text to blend.


Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

47 Comments leave one →
  1. Lori Fodor permalink
    January 6, 2014 5:54 am

    Heather’s card is just gorgeous. I would love to know how she did it.

  2. judka permalink
    January 6, 2014 6:16 am

    I had no idea you could watercolor with dye inks!! This is gorgeous!! And that looks like a fun challenge … too cold to be anywhere else but in the craft room!!

  3. Deborah permalink
    January 6, 2014 7:58 am

    Love the colors and the water color is just beautiful, the sentiment is so touching. 😀

  4. January 6, 2014 8:02 am

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage feel to it.

  5. Mary Tilman permalink
    January 6, 2014 8:40 am

    Heather’s cards are just amazing–true works of art.

  6. January 6, 2014 9:28 am

    This is eye-catching with the way the multiple framing of the image panel & particularly with the unusual black mat embellished with the deep burgundy ribbon. There’s an understated classiness about the whole that is so appealing.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Donna Whitten permalink
    January 6, 2014 9:54 am

    What a lovely card!

  8. January 6, 2014 10:15 am

    Wowzer–that card is drop dead gorgeous! Next to Christmas, Valentine’s are my favorite cards to create, so lots of new PB products on my wishlist! Off to make a card.

  9. January 6, 2014 3:16 pm

    This is gorgeous…and so typical of all Heather’s work!!!

  10. January 7, 2014 8:41 am

    What a lovely card by Heather, too gorgeous!! Here is my first card for this lovely challenge!! Thank you. 🙂

  11. January 7, 2014 10:03 am

    Here is my card for the challenge:

  12. January 7, 2014 5:47 pm

    Fun challenge! I haven’t stamped in quite a while so was fun to get inky again 🙂
    Here is my card for the challenge:

  13. January 8, 2014 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful card! Love it!

    Here is my card for the challenge:

  14. judka permalink
    January 8, 2014 5:06 pm

    I’ve posted my “amour” card on my blog:

    Fun challenge!!

  15. Jodi permalink
    January 8, 2014 6:30 pm

    The card is beautiful!

  16. January 10, 2014 12:30 pm

    Beautiful card. Great inspiration on your blog.
    I would like to enter the challenge, my card is on my blog:


  17. January 12, 2014 3:59 am

    Thanks for the challenge!
    Here is my entry:

  18. January 13, 2014 8:10 am

    What a beautiful card and a lovely challenge – my first with Penny Black. Here is the link to my card

    Carol x

  19. January 14, 2014 8:29 am

    Love all of Heather’s beautiful card – and this one is certainly no exception!
    Here is the link to my card for the challenge:
    Bubble Heart

    Thanks for all inspiration and the challenge

  20. January 14, 2014 5:42 pm

    What a lovely card of Heather. Trying my luck on this challenge. Here’s is the link:

  21. January 16, 2014 8:12 pm

    I used your new rose die as my card’s focus, rather than a stamp. Hope it still qualifies for the challenge.

  22. January 18, 2014 7:56 am

    I just love Heather’s work-and this card is another beauty-here is my card for this challenge. First time for me to play along. PS I love you

  23. January 18, 2014 12:04 pm

    Loving all the entries for this Sending Hugs Challenge. Here is mine with the link to my blog:

  24. January 18, 2014 12:16 pm

    Such a beautiful card Heather! Love it!!

    And here is what I made for the challenge : So happy together

  25. January 20, 2014 8:32 am

    Here is my blog link for the Penny Black “Sending Hugs” challenge.

  26. January 20, 2014 12:34 pm

    One more card. Thank you so much Penny Black and all the Design Team for the inspiration. 🙂

  27. January 20, 2014 5:50 pm

    YEAH!! LOVE Playing along with the FUN Challenges!! I had a BLAST Creating with my beloved Penny Black Stamps!! Here is the Link to my Card for my Sweet 7 yr. old Beckett for Valentine’s Day!! =) THANKS for the FUN and have a FABULOUS Week!! =)

  28. January 21, 2014 5:47 am

    Loved participating in this new (to me!) challenge! Here is the blog link to my card: and it’s also in the flickr gallery.

  29. January 23, 2014 5:52 am

    Beautiful card Heather!
    Here’s mine for the challenge:

  30. Barb Housner permalink
    January 26, 2014 5:52 am

    here is my card for the challenge

  31. January 28, 2014 1:14 am

    Thanks for the nice challenge. Here is my card:

  32. January 28, 2014 11:40 am

    Beautiful card! Here is my take:

  33. January 28, 2014 7:26 pm

    Here is my challenge entry.

  34. January 30, 2014 5:16 pm

    Here is the link to my entry, cutting it close!

  35. January 30, 2014 6:02 pm

    I would love to share another card.

    Thanks so much for the fun challenge.
    Crafty hugs,

  36. January 30, 2014 6:31 pm

    Here is my next one.

    Thanks a lot.
    Crafty hugs,

  37. January 31, 2014 4:46 pm

    Yeah!! Here to share another card!! =)
    LOVED the Challenge and being able to create using some of my New Products!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  38. January 31, 2014 4:48 pm

    Here is one more projects!! =)
    THANKS Again and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  39. January 31, 2014 8:40 pm

    My last card for the challenge. Thank you. 🙂

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