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Our challenges run from Thursday 8 am GMT until Wednesday 6 pm GMT.

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Wow!! Thankyou all So Much

We were absolutely bowled over by the response to last weeks challenge.

Thanks to each and everyone of you that took the time to take part and leave a message, even with the troublesome Mr Linky.

We really do wish we could give everyone a prize but unfortunately there can only be one winner.

We Used Random Org to generate the Result and the winner was:-

Number 36 :- CRAFTY PAGAN
Congratulations and please get in touch with your addy via the e-mail us link>>, so we know where to send your uber collection of goodies.

todays challenge follows below:-

Challenge 2#

Challenge 2 is here and this week our sponsor is

Janet Over at Pink Gem Designs has Kindly offered this weeks Prize.

This Adorable Acrylic stamp.
Isn't she just the funkiest fairy.
Don't forget to visit Our Sponsor to see all the other Goodies on Sale.
Thankyou Janet SOOO Much!

Okay So what is the Challenge.

This week we need to see cards that have moving components, so we expect to see, moving, sliding, turning, flipping.

Leave a link to your card on the comments section and link back to the challenge on your blog, and we will come check out your entry. We have sacked Mr Linky this week.(till they get him sorted).

So now here are the awesome DT members cards. Please pay them a visit and leave comments.

Is poorly this week, sending hugs and get well soon wishes from all the DT.


Tiger Lover - Junior DT Member

Tuesday 26 May 2009

E-mail Entry

WOW What a response to our first challenge.

Thankyou all for Taking part despite MR linky. WE will give him one more week to play nice or he is gone.

All the Design team agree the work has been fabulous and we have enjoyed poping around to see you all.

We had an entry from CAROL who does not have a blog, And I for one think it is awesome.

Don't forget you have until 8pm Wednesday to get your entries in to qualify for the prize. Good luck everyone.

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Challenge 1#

Wowzers its here!!! The first Challenge. WOO HOO!!!
So lets get going!!!
OUR First sponsor is Just Tracys'

Scroll down to see the full listing of the prize on offer.

So What is Challenge 1

Well as we are a new challenge blog, we need you to create something to do with "NEW"

Now how you interpret that is purely upto you but for some ideas, New Home, New Baby, New Marriage, New Job, you get the idea.

Okay you can use any craft technique you like to make your creation and then pop a link on MR Linky to your work, linking back to this site. The winner will be chosen by Random Org. and posted at around 9am next Thursday. All entries have to be in by 8pm Wednesday 27th to be entered into the draw.

Over now to the Design team for some more inspiration. Be nice they are slightly nervous, but very excited to share.

Junior DT

Is Aged 11 and is here to inspire the next generation of crafters.

Okay Mr Linky was here this morning But has gone AWOL!!! LOL!! Teething troubles LOL!!

Please post a comment and we will come see your work.

Monday 18 May 2009

Prize for Challenge 1#

WHOOPEE!!! are we getting excited 3 more sleeps to go before the first challenge.

Our First Sponsor Is

A New company Selling unmounted Rubber Stamps, Their own design downloadable templates and some unusual peel offs, adding to their store monthly, there are always some nice things to see in the Customer Gallery too. So please go visit.

Spread the word Ladies, Cause I hope you agree this is a doozy of a prize for the first challenge.

You get a full A4 Sheet of the Bonny Baby range of stamps retail value £19.99, 9 sheets Laura ashley papers 8 x 8, Laura Ashley Sticky ribbon pack, Laura Ashley Flocked Rub ons, Laura Ashley 3D alphabet stickers, Fabric brads and flocked brads, 4 reels of Laura Ashley ribbon. A pack of 6 x 6 LLB Retro Rose Papers. 3 packs of Paper flowers in 3 different sizes, a pack of lilac sticky gems, a pack of sticky pearls. 2 packs of Dimensionable stickers, a pack of decorative bling. a pack of sugar coated brads, Some wooden labels, a wooden mini album and some wooden numbers, to top it off we have a 5 metre reel of 3mm white ribbon and a glue pen.

This whole Prize retails over £50.00

AS it is our first challenge I hope you agree we have started with a bang.

see you Thursday.

Sunday 17 May 2009

Hi Ladies

Okay we are introducing the final member of the design team, But last means in no ways least look at these stunning creations from Cathy.
Also just to add we do have a Junoir design team member, to help inspire the younger crafters out there. Tiger Lover will be joining us when school work and inspiration permits.
Tomorrow you may get a sneaky peek at the First Challenge Prize up for grabs. Woo Hoo, cna you believe how quickly it has come to this week.

Any hows Heres Cathy.

A little about me.......My name is Cathy and I live 25 miles west of the City of Chicago, Illinois. I am 48 years old and have two adult children. My daughter Courtney is 22 and will be graduating from University of Illinois/Chicago this weekend and will continue her education this Fall at UIC where she will be working on her Masters Degree in Forensics. My son Corey is 19 and is attending a local community college until he can decide what it is he wants to do with the rest of his life. He is something of a "free-spirit". I started scrapping almost 5 years ago around Christmas when I received a sewing machine and a Rotary cutter from my DF (darling fiance') and my daughter. Little did I know at the time that they had taken bets that I would lose interest after 3 months! I'm still going strong and love every moment of it! I started making paperbag scrapbook albums, altered art, gift/hang tags and finally cards. Card making is my passion! I confess....I am an addict! Wild horses can't keep me away from the scrapbook stores! :)

I look forward to representing Craft Challenge and working with the other DT members. I feel that being part of this team will be a challenge and yet I hope that my work challenges those who participate.

Saturday 16 May 2009



Hello I am Anesha, with a wonderful husband and beautiful cat called Skipper. Been crafting most of my life but got into papercrafting in a serious way about 8 years ago. I am junkie when it comes to buying new craft products! My crafting projects include cards, mini-books, ATCs and altered art to name but a few. We have just moved to a beautiful house in the countryside which inspires me to be creative. Still working on my craft room and maybe sometime soon I might be able to walk around it without falling over things! Being creative is an integral part of my life. Having found the online crafting community has been a wonderful experience.

Friday 15 May 2009

Introducing Julie


Hi, I'm Julie, married to Dave and am a SAHM with 2 children, a daughter age 18, and a son age 7. I have been crafting for just over a year now, but am totally addicted, so much so, I'm having a crafting cabin/shed built in my garden in the summer. I enjoy all types of paper crafting, especially making cards. I love experimenting with different techniques. I've just got the Laurence Llewelyn Bowen collection by Trimcraft, and plan to be playing with that for a while (especially the fantastic templates).

Thursday 14 May 2009

One week and Counting, Here is Maxine.


I have been happily married for 20 years and have 2 teenage children. I started crafting at a very young age, Knitting sewing and making things. I got addicted to card making 18 months ago and I love it. I was very surprised and very happy to be voted Trimcraft card maker of the year 2008, in January. I started blogging last year and I have met so many nice people. I look forward to being part of the DT and visiting blogs to see your lovely work.

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Introducing Peggy!!


Hi I'm Peggy, I am married to Bert and we have two children.
I live near Antwerp, Belgium. I have been crafting for several years.
For about 7 years I make cards, first only with 3D decoupage but down the road I applied a variety of different techniques. I like trying new things and love new challenges !!!

Greetings Peggy

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Saskia Is next up!


I’m Saskia, 39 years, married with Luc. We have one adorable son, Robbe (9 years). Since 2 years, I’m a stay-at-home-mum. So happy I have the chance to spend a lot of time with my household! Once a week, I help at school with reading-lessons. Reading, cooking, crafting, meeting friends,… don’t have enough time to do all these things I love!!
I live in Reet, a small village near Antwerp, in Belgium.

Since ever, I love to craft!! But I started making cards about 2 years ago. Cards with 3d-figures. A few months ago, I discovered some lovely stamps and Derwent-pencils!! And at January, I started my blog. I already learned a lot about card-making!! Using a sketch, using new colours,… so fun! ‘Cute’ things are my favourite! I also love to work with felt and fabric!

Since I’m blogging, I met a lot of lovely people!! From all over the world… but also close to home! Sweet Greetings! - SASKIA

Monday 11 May 2009


Please Welcome Carly (posted early as I am working tomorrow)


Hiya! I'm Carlyann but prefer Carly or Carlz (only get called my full name when i'm in trouble hehe), I'm 23 years old, I live in Shropshire with my hubby 2 be and my two kittens 'Apple & Strudle'.

I work full-time night shifts, always having wednesday and thursday off which is nice as i get time to craft!!! :-).

My Hobbies are card making, altering things, reading, playing my wii and web design!!.

As for my crafty side of me, i'm a designer for http://www.paper-angels.co.uk/ which i absolutely enjoy doing!! as well as being on another design Team for 'Charisma cardz', I regually delve into new things out of my comfort zone 'Pink and flowers' hehe. I love trying new and different techniques! full of ideas me! You can see all my creations on my blog http://www.carlzcardz.blogspot.com/.

My loves in crafting (What i'm known for) are the colour PINK and flowers (last count on prima bottles of flowers was 435 and that was 6 months ago!)

I've been crafting for nearly 8 years now starting when i was about 15. I'm currently in the process of setting up my own buisness! whoop whoop!! hehe, I'm really happy about being choosen for this Design Team and can't wait to get started!

I hope you'll take a break and come play along with us each week!!!

I think that's it lol! ooo and i'm slightly nutty!! hehe looking forward to seeing all your creations soon!!! Carlz xXx