PLEASE NOTE: We will now be awarding a Top 3 every challenge, and you may enter your creation in as many challenges as you like!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Challenge #55 post...addendum

I must apologise to you all (again) .... we actually had TWO WINNERS for our #54 challenge, and I neglected to advise you of the second winner! 

I have added the details of our second winner, winning the Di's Digital Downloads prize, to our full Challenge #55 post (so that all the winner's details are in the one do pop on over to the post, scroll down, or click here...  how much egg can my face hold!

hugs and blessings,

Friday, December 28, 2012

Challenge #55 Anything Goes

Welcome to the last Challenge of the year...

We would like to Congratulate entries #6  and #22 for winning Challenge #54...
(we had two sponsors, so we have two prizes!)

Entry #6 Jane's Journal (prize confirmed)

Entry #22 Glenda Atkins (prize confirmed)

Card Crafter's Circle Top 3 picks are:
#10 Nick

#24 Mariles

#54 Ursula Uphof

For this Challenge at Card Crafter's Circle our Theme is:

Anything Goes
Show us your best creations!

Our Sponsor this week is:
We are excited to welcome back a fab sponsor, the awesome... KPM DOODLES!  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of TWO SETS of images from the KPM DOODLES collection... what an awesome prize!

Our Design Teams inspirations:

Grandma Bonnie using Aqua Chrysanthemums and Dandelions set and Cowboys set

A tiny tutorial using a KPM image: To make the background on the above card, I used a large and several tiny flowers from the Aqua Chrysanthemums and Dandelions set. I placed the chrysanthemum in the middle and created a circle around it using the chrysanthemum flowers, slightly overlapping them, to form a large flower design.  I then cut out the entire shape using a Spellbinders die.

REMINDER -- to be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules (You can only enter 10 challenges total including this one.)  Please, please post the DIRECT link to your actual entry post, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!

(If our challenge Linky has disappeared or isn't working,
please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.... you will be counted!

Sorry... we had a Gremlin!

That gremlin may have been blogger, or it may have been my fingers typing too fast, and my eyes reading too slow and not finding the error, but it appears that our #55 challenge went 'rogue' and posted several days earlier than our regular schedule, FRIDAY!

I am dreadfully sorry that this happened, and that I didn't pick up on it sooner - thankfully we have a fantastic Design Team member who did pick it up and swooped in to correct the blunder.... thank you Bonnie!

We had a number of people who jumped in quickly and entered the challenge (with links in comments), and we would like to ask that you please re-link your entry to the correct post when it appears later today.

Again, I'm so sorry this happened, and I look forward to seeing your creations! We all do! Thanks for sharing in the Card Crafter's Circle!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Challenge #54 It's Christmas!

Thank you all so much for creating such wonderful cards for us to see each week! The Red White and Green creations last challenge were just awesome!  Our Top 3 picks for the Red White and Green are:

Congratulations! And our winner for the #53 Red White and Green challenge is...

Well done on both counts, MARY... please contact me (Pauline at the yahoo email on the right sidebar, and I will email you the details of how to collect your prize... Thank you ROBYN'S FETISH for your sponsorship last week!

Swing on by to collect your Winner and Top 3 badges from our left sidebar... congratulations everyone!

Joining us for the challenge this week are two fabulous sponsors (I know we call all our sponsors 'fabulous' but that's only because the ARE fabulous!)... we have two sponsors offering two great prizes, and we anticipate many entries this week (fingers crossed)!

We have our wonderful friend at Stamp Art Design by Kathryne, offering one prize winner their choice of 5 digital images from her collection, and says ... Hello stamping friends!  Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts.  My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the hear of each drawing for you.  I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you.

We also have the super cute Di's Digi Downloads, who offers one winner a $10 store credit (works out to be about 4 images, or you can use the credit off a larger purchase).   Do visit Di's Digi Downloads shop, because there are so many wonderful images to see!  

Our challenge for you this week, is to create a card, fitting our theme...


Show us your Christmas Creations!  The feast day is almost upon us, and I'm sure we've still all got some creations left in us!

Here are our Christmas creations by our design team, using images from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne!

I hope the Design Team here have inspired you to create for our challenge this week... we look forward to seeing your CHRISTMAS creations !

***Just a reminder, in order to be eligible for the prizes and badges, you must follow the challenge and only enter a total of 10 challenges***

Friday, December 14, 2012

Challenge #53 Red, White and Green!

Thank you everyone for sharing your fabulous creations in last week's challenge! It is always fun to visit your blogs.  In no particular order, our Top 3 Winners are....

Our Prize Winner from Challenge #52 has been randomly drawn from, and we congratulate...
#29 Cardoline ... 

CAROLINE , please contact me (Pauline) at the yahoo email on the right, for details on how to claim your prize.  Thank you Whoopsi Daisy for sponsoring our #52 challenge!

Swing on by winners, and collect your Top 3 badge from our left sidebar... congratulations, everyone!

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To our next challenge!  Our challenge theme for you this week is to be uncluttered, uncomplicated, but bold and fresh.... we want you to create using the colour trio of 


No, it doesn't have to be a Christmas theme... this is a colour challenge... so get the red, white and green on!

We are excited to welcome back our sponsor for this week, Robyn's Fetish!  

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

One randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Robyn's Fetish ... thank you for such a generous prize!

Our Design Team has created some beautiful red, white and green creations to share with you this week, and we hope you find inspiration in them!

We also have some ladies joining us from the Robyn's Fetish Design Team!

Sue has created with the Beautiful Bow image...

Diane has created with the Home for the Holidays image...

Edwina using Corner Holly and Santa Tree
(For details of each creation, click on the DT names, to visit their blogs!)

We would love to see your RED WHITE AND GREEN creations ... join in the fun with us! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Challenge #52 December Celebrations

What a wonderful selection of creations we had to pour through for our Bearing Gifts challenge! Thank you so much for sharing your creations... your blogs were so much fun to visit!

Onto the draws!  Our Top Three picks this week are .....

...and our drawn prize winner is .... # 18 Wishcraft (Lisa)

Congratulations everyone!  Please swing on by the blog to collect your bloggie badges.  And LISA... please send me (Pauline) an email (the yahoo address is on the right) and I will ensure you receive your prizes!

On to our challenge ... this week, think of all the things we might celebrate this month... Advent, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Birthdays... you name it.. if you celebrate it in December it will fit this weeks' challenge theme of

We also welcome back our sponsor Whoopsie Daisy...  Linnie creates delightful sheets of hand-drawn images, with each sheet containing 4 images! And there are so many to choose from!  Do visit her blog to see all her fabulous designs.  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of two sheets of digital images.

Our design team has created some beautiful card inspirations to share with you this week... we hope you enjoy them!

(coming soon!)

I hope we've enticed you to join in our challenge this week! Although we've focussed on Christmas, remember your creation can be made for ANY DECEMBER CELEBRATION!

A reminder be eligible for prizes and badges, your entry must follow our rules.  And please post the DIRECT link to your actual blog post, not your blog.  It's hard to scroll through so many cards trying to find the card entered into the challenge!