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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Challenge 301 - 5th of March – Recipe Challenge: 3, 2, 1

Morning all!

Time for our next challenge. This week our challenge is

Recipe Challenge: 3, 2, 1


Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge. This means: ensure that you have 3 embellishments (please let us know in your post which 3 embellishments you have used), 2 papers and 1 image on your creation.

Don't forget, there is a maximum of 5 entries per person and it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.



Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Sponsor 1: Kenny K Downloads


Prize is 5 images of choice from her shop.

Sponsor 2: Pickled Potpourri







The prize is a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store, good for any digital products.


And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration.


(using 'Foxy Mama' by Kenny K Downloads)


(using 'Snowmen Tags' by Pickled Potpourri)



(using 'Texting Friends' by Kenny K Downloads)



(using 'Frankie Knuckles' by Kenny K Downloads)



(using 'Sunshine in my Garden' by Pickled Potpourri)



(using 'Cat' by Kenny K Downloads)

(using 'Snowmen Tags' by Pickled Potpourri)



(using 'Troublemaker' by Kenny K Downloads)






So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.



Have fun with our challenge and good luck!

If you don't see Inlinkz below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.






Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Winners and Top3 Challenge 300 - 26th of February – Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry

Evening all!

We hope you have enjoyed last week's challenge, Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry. It is now time to announce the winners and the Top3 for this challenge.

Here are our winners as chosen by Mr Random.org.

The winner of 3 images from Sponsor 1: Lacy Sunshine Stamps is no 17, Bernadet



The winner of 5 digital images from Sponsor 2: QKR Stampede is no 14, Neva Cole




And now for our Top3 this week as chosen by Jo:



  1. Tinz

  1. Heather Mills


(sorry, couldn't decide which one I liked best, so put them joint second)
  1. An English Lady


Congratulations to you all! Please collect the badges for your blog here.

Contact us to claim your prize as we do not have time to chase after our winners due to our other commitments. Please put 'Winner Challenge 300' in your e-mail subject and mention which prize you have won in the body of your e-mail.

Please join us tomorrow for our next challenge.


Jo and The CRAFT Team.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Challenge 300 - 26th of February – Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry

Morning all!

Time for our next challenge. This week our challenge is

Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge. Don't forget, there is a maximum of 5 entries per person and it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Except for this, this challenge is also a special and celebratory challenge. We are having our

300th!


challenge this week. To celebrate this special occasion, Jo has created a special minikit, which is free to download for your personal use only. Sorry, it is not one that easily fits in with the above challenge unless you manage to do so somehow. Please click on the below image to download this kit (consisting of 10 papers and several animal images). It is aptly called 'A Day at the Zoo'. Enjoy!





Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:








Prize is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Sponsor 2: QKR Stampede






Company Bio:
Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.


The Prize is 5 Digital Images of choice.


And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration.


(using 'Caring Angel Enchantress' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)



(using 'Jillian' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)



(using 'Nurse Mouse' by QKR Stampede)


(using 'Izzybella Boo's Button Flower'






(using 'Smiling Flowers' by QKR Stampede)



(using 'Get Well Beary Soon' by The Stamping Boutique)



(using 'Lovely Larry Gnome' by Lacy Sunshine Stamps)


(using 'Nurse' by QKR Stampede)



So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.



Have fun with our challenge and good luck!

If you don't see Inlinkz below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.






Winners and Top3 Challenge 299 - Clean and Simple

Evening all!

We hope you have enjoyed last week's challenge, Clean and Simple Challenge. It is now time to announce the winners and the Top3 for this challenge.

Here are our winners as chosen by Mr Random.org.


is no 19, Irene



The winner of 2 images from Sponsor 2: The Stamping Boutique is no 17, Asha




And now for our Top3 this week as chosen by Irene:









Congratulations to you all! Please collect the badges for your blog here.

Contact us to claim your prize as we do not have time to chase after our winners due to our other commitments. Please put 'Winner Challenge 299' in your e-mail subject and mention which prize you have won in the body of your e-mail.

Please join us tomorrow for our next challenge.


Jo and The CRAFT Team.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Challenge 299 - 19th of February – Clean and Simple

Morning all!

Time for our next challenge. This week our challenge is

Clean and Simple

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge. Don't forget, there is a maximum of 5 entries per person and it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Please also make sure to turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We do not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Just a little pointer. Clean and Simple means exactly that. A clean and simple design, colours should generally be in the image only and otherwise in simply coloured papers (not design papers as such). I'm afraid even our design team has had difficulties with this interpretation.



Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Sponsor 1: Rick St Dennis MFA





The prize is a $5 USD voucher for his shop.


The winner will receive 2 images of their choice from The Stamping Boutique.


And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration.


(using 'Juliet' by Rick St Dennis MFA)


(using 'Joannie the Flower Child' by Rick St Dennis MFA)



(using 'Magyk Moana Witch' by Rick St Dennis MFA)


(using 'Poppies' by The Stamping Boutique)



(using 'Daisy Rope' by The Stamping Boutique)


(using 'Fairy Princess Laundry Line' by The Stamping Boutique)


(using 'Daisy Rope' by The Stamping Boutique)



(using 'Fairy Princess Laundry Line' by The Stamping Boutique)





(using 'Daisy Rope' by The Stamping Boutique)



(using 'February - Violet' by Rick St Dennis MFA)



(using 'Rose' byThe Stamping Boutique)

(using 'Pencil Cup' by Rick St Dennis MFA)

(using 'Poppies' byThe Stamping Boutique)



So, now it's up to you again, we would love to come and visit your creations again. If you are 15 or younger, please include your age again in your name, collect a special badge here and contact us for a little prize from Jo (2 digistamps or a paperpack).

Don't forget to contact us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to collect your badge if you made our Top 3 here! We only will respond to people who get in touch with us and will not go looking for you! (Sorry, a bit too busy to do that). If prizes have not been claimed within 2 weeks of the winners being announced, you will forfeit your chance for the prize advertised.



Have fun with our challenge and good luck!

If you don't see Inlinkz below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.