Please note that every challenge in this blog can be entered with any form of art work, not just cards. Themes may have to be slighly altered, but as long as they represent the general idea, feel free to enter.

Monday, August 1, 2016

TA DA! JULY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

Apologies for being a bit late.  Holley is on vacay and the elves have been trying to do a great job for her - but alas she has big shoes to fill!!!  But have fun Holley!!!

Thanks to everyone for sharing all their gorgeous cards with us in the July Challenge. There were so many lovely creations.  It was so very hard to choose the top three!  A very special thanks to POLKADOODLES for being out sponsor.  Please go and check out their wonderful stamps

Here's a badge for our winner this month

WINNER #21

Congratulations!  Please contact Holley (htondre@aol.com) with your with your email address. Please grab the Winner Badge to share on your blog and thanks so much for joining our challenge this month.  We look forward to seeing more creations from you and all the other participants

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Now for the Top 3 creations as selected by the Design Team Members, in no special order.
Please click their names in order to check out their blogs to get more info on their creations.

#22 MEL 



SAM_2985(watermarked)

#49 GRAN MARGARET
 


LADIES - Here's Your Winner Badge:



NOW, JOIN OUR AUGUST CHALLENGE - AND OF COURSE, ANYTHING GOES!!!

AUGUST - TWIXT SUMMER AND FALL

One of my very favorite months - August.  I love the inbetween-ness (is there a word like that?) of the sweet fragrance of fall and that last bit of extra summer warmth.  It leaves me a little bit of time yet for my love for my crafting.

This month we are sponsored by that ONE AND ONLY:

 
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. 

Thank you for all of your wonderful entries last month.  We're all looking forward to seeing your wonderful ANYTHING GOES creations this month.

From our Design Team Members, here we go with our beauties!
Shell B. From Alaska brings us: CARLA MORNING GODDESS
 

SUE H.
USING:  HAPPY HOUR


KATHY BARLEY
 

HOLLEY B. 
USING: Volupte
 

LINDA W. 
USING:  NAP TIME

VIRGINIA m.

DEB E.
USING: 1935 Hat


Now we are ready to see your fabulous creations!



Friday, July 1, 2016

A mid-summer challenge with Polkadoodles

Are you enjoying summer? it's time for the July challenge?  We are just delighted to be featuring Polkadoodles this month.  What sweet stamps this store features!  Our challenge is anything goes and if you use an image from our sponsor, you will get an extra entry;  so please check out the awesome images at Polkadoodleshttp://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/


Let's start with some inspiration using great images from our sponsor.

Kathy created this lovely card using  Lemonade Days


Sue Hamel is using a lovely stamp called  Sticks & Bones Gone Fishing/Dinosaur

Shell Becker created this gorgeous card using a wonderful stamp called  Lemonade Days


Linda using this gorgeous technique on a Polkadoodles image called Sticks & Bones Gone Fishing/Dinosaur

Virginia created this lovely card using Lemonade Days


 Debbie E created this  lovely card using Twiggy & Toots Christmas Wishes


Holley has a beautiful image called Lemonade Days

Now it's your turn to share with us!  We look forward to seeing what you make, you are welcome to enter your cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, and other handcrafted items, no back-linking please.   The winner to this contest will be announced on the 31st and our next contest will also start on the 1st of August



Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Challenge winner for YSBP

Thanks to everyone for sharing all their gorgeous cards with us in the June Challenge. There was so many lovely creations.  It was so very hard to choose the top three!  A very special thanks to  All Dressed up for being out sponsor.  Please go and check out their wonderful stamps



Here's a badge for our winner this month



Congratulations!  Please contact Holley (htondre@aol.com) with your with your email address. Please grab the Winner Badge to share on your blog and thanks so much for joining our challenge this month.  We look forward to seeing more creations from you and all the other participants

You only 50 entries, why 58? why is the winner #24?  We give players who use our sponsor's images an extra entry. Their additional entry is added to the end of the list.  For example if contestant 1 and 5 use sponsor's images out of 10, then the drawing will have 12 numbers and contestant #1 will win if the numbers are #1 or 11;  #5 will win if the numbers are #5 or 12; It's as simple as first counting through the list and if the number is larger than the number of entries, counting down the list of people who got extra entries.
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Now for the Top 3 creations as selected by the Design Team Members, in no special order.
Please click their names in order to check out their blogs to get more info on their creations.

#29 Leslie Turner



#23 Joyce


#24 Paper Whims



Here's Your Winner Badge:



Tune in tomorrow for the July Challenge!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mid June Inspiration using All Dressed Up!

It's time for a little mid June summer treat.  Here's a couple of cards using images from our wonderful sponsor All Dressed Up.  Don't you just love the sweet stamps this store features!  Our challenge is anything goes and if you use an image from our sponsor, you will get an extra entry;  so please check out the awesome images at All Dressed up.


Here's a wonderful card done by Virginia, Girl on a Bike.


Here's a creation from Holley using Autumn Girl

We hope you will join in our June challenge for a chance to win a prize from All Dressed Up!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June is here, time for a new challenge!

It's time for summer, are you ready for a the June challenge?  This month we are featuring All Dressed Up.  What sweet stamps this store features!  Our challenge is anything goes and if you use an image from our sponsor, you will get an extra entry;  so please check out the awesome images at All Dressed up.


Lets start this month with some inspiration using great images from our sponsor, she has some wonderful stamps in her store, please join in with us for the challenge


Sue is using a lovely stamp called Girl on a Bike.

Shell Becker created this gorgeous card using a wonderful stamp called Girl on a bike


Linda s using this gorgeous image called  Autumn Girl. Gorgeous Gold colors

Kathy created this clever slider card so the bike will glide across the road on this card!  How cute is that?  She's using Girl on a Bike


 Debbie E created this  lovely card using Autumn Girl.  Don't you love how her colors are so different from the card above?



Now it's your turn to share with us!  We look forward to seeing what you make, you are welcome to enter your cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, and other handcrafted items, no back-linking please.  Check back on the 15th for more inspiration.  The winner to this contest will be announced on the 30th and our next contest will also start on the 1st



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Challenge Winner!

Thanks to everyone for sharing all their gorgeous cards with us in May!  There was so many lovely creations.  It was so very hard to choose the top three!  A very special thanks to Oddball Arts for being our sponsor!


Here's a badge for our winner this month




#20 Elizabeth H


Congratulations!  Please contact Holley (htondre@aol.com) with your with your email address. Please grab the Winner Badge to share on your blog and thanks so much for joining our challenge this month.  We look forward to seeing more creations from you and all the other participants


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Now for the Top 3 creations as selected by the Design Team Members, in no special order.
Please click their names in order to check out their blogs to get more info on their creations.

#29 Elena F


#23 Elizabeth C




#48 Wendy





Here's Your Winner Badge:



Tune in tomorrow for the June Challenge!