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Thursday 19 May 2011

CRAFT Challenge 103, Happy Birthday to Us! and Blogaversary Blog Hop.

Morning all and a Very Happy Birthday to us All! CRAFT Challenge is having its second Blogaversary today and we are going to celebrate that in a special way. We have loads of presents to give away thanks to many of our very lovely sponsors. Thank you so much to all of you, our loyal followers and our fabulous sponsors! Without all of you we would not be able to do this!

We have a few things happening this week to celebrate our birthday in style. We hope you will all join us to make this a birthday to remember.

First, we are having our normal challenge and sponsoring that this week will be 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, who are offering the winner of the challenge a choice of 2 rubber stamps or 3 digistamps of his or her choice from their shop. Link your creation to Inlinkz below as per usual to be in with a chance of winning this prize. Our challenge this week is a very simple 'Happy Birthday!' to Us.

Second, we will be having a blog hop with a prize on offer on each of the many stops we have (all our DT's and even our GDT's). For this we have a few little rules to follow. Here is our Route to follow:

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by a last minute change in our blog route. Our lovely DT Annette has unfortunately not been able to join us this week after all and you will therefore need to go to Jo's digistamps blog instead. We would not want you to miss out on any chances to win a lovely prize now, would we? We are really very sorry for this inconvenience as Annette's blog may still feature in the route on some of our (G)DT's blogs.

If any of the blog posts were not up yet at the time you visited or a word was missing, please visit them again. (we are trying to rectify any blips that have occurred when made aware of them) We apologise for any blips in the hop, there may also have been some time zone differences accounting for late posts. Have fun!

CRAFT Challenge (you're here at the start!) Your word here is Flowers
Jo's digistamp blog (last minute change, we do apologise!)
Claire (GDT)
Kim (I believe Kim has had some difficulty in getting the details up on this blog hop so far. If you have visited her and not been able to find the details you needed, please go here for a copy of her details, but leave your comments on Kim's blog, thank you)
Nikki (GDT)
Tigerlover (junior DT)
CRAFT Challenge (you're hereat the end!) Your word here is and

If you get lost along the way, please come back here and you will be able to find your way again. We will also have this list on each of the stops to let you know where is next.

Third, while on this blog hop, we would like you to collect a word from every DT blog and form a sentence with this. Leave your answer in a comment and we will choose a random winner from the correct answers. The winner of this will win a mega prize from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. We will obviously not allow comments to get posted to the blog during this week to stop any cheating, lol.

We hope you will enjoy playing along with this challenge again and will all be helping us to celebrate our Blogaversary in style. Thank you for everyone who joined us again last week for our Alien/Space challenge and thank you again to Truly Madly Crafty for sponsoring us last week. Please scroll down to find the winners of last week's challenge, our Top3 and our Star of the Month.  If you were one of them, please contact us to claim your prize and/or badge.

So, down to the creations by our Guest Designers:

(using 'A little Birdie told me' by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More)

(using 'Hippo Birthday' by Glitterbabe)

And joining us from our sponsors this week are:

The Navy Wife for The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs , who has used 'Butterflies and Verse set' and 'Happy Birthday Ticket Sentiment' for her card.

And from our Design Team:

(using 'Catmail' by LiaStampz)
Unfortunately she is unable to join us this week after all, therefore we will show you this card made by Jo again showing this stamp.

(using 'Hippy Chick' from Digi's With Attitude)

(using 'Martini Pin Up' from Sassy Studio Designs)

(using 'Birthday Cake Mouse' by Meljen's Designs)

Jo - (me)
(using 'Black n Whatever Celebrations Digi Papers' by Toucan Scraps)

Karen (she has made 2 cards this week)
(using 'A Little Birdie Told Me' from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More)

(and using "Tiny Bubbles Tia" from Some Odd Girl)

(using 'Lily Pad Fairy' from Glitterbabe)

(using 'Miki hanging from Tree' from Sew Many Digital Stamps)

(using 'Baby in Pram' by AiFactory)

(using 'Fairy Chloe on Mushroom' and 'Fairy Bling Happy Birthday Circle'
from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs)

Tigerlover - junior DT
(using 'Cecil Wrapped Up' by Digi Doodle Shop

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, so we can ask you to get in touch for a special badge and a little prize.

Don't forget to get in touch with us to claim your prize if you have won one of our challenges or to claim your badge if you made our Top 3! 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 by 8pm GMT the day prior to the next challenge going life (so for our current winners, see post below, next week), we will do another draw.

Have fun with our challenge this week, our blog hop and our competition and good luck! Your next stop on the hop is Jo's digistamp blog. If this is the end of your blog hop, you should have come from Tigerlover's blog.

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.


  1. Wow! so much to do this week.
    I have not joined a blog hop before so this will be fun
    Happy birthday - card folllows later

  2. Whilst Karen & Kim made beautiful cards they were awol from blogger when I looked. It didn't matter though coz I've had some fun with the Birthday Bash Blog Hop, looking at lots of stamps, flowers, ribbon craft's and digis and how the DT have used them all so differently. Happy Birthday!

  3. Great Dt cards, and a wonderful challenge, blessings Hilde

  4. Great DT cards and HAPPY 2ND BLOGOVERSARY :D im off to hop now and will be back later with my birthday card for you

    kate xxx

  5. Great cards. Ive just done you blog hop and on Kim's blog she didnt have a word and on Nikki's blog she didnt have a post about the hop, so i couldnt leave a comment or collect their words. I'm not sure what to do now

    kate xxx

  6. happy bithday to you.. one can never do to many birthday cards... -anne-

  7. loved the blog hop..however there were a couple of people who either didn't have their posts up or the word was missing..-anne-

  8. Happy Birthday...:)
    Great DT examples and loads of inspiration. :) Special thanks to Sharon for using my Fairy Chloe image - you have done a super card. :) :)

  9. I enjoyed this my first blog hop.
    I have been to everybody but there is no word at the end of Kim's post.

  10. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the challenge and blog hop. Off to the hop!

  11. Great Hop, although Nikki did not have a word. So, I am guessing that the sentence is, Join in Crafts fun birthday bash (and) have digi, flowers or some ribbon. Thanks & Happy Birthday!

  12. wow! how fabulous! all this talent in one place! wow!

    hugs :)

  13. Great DT cards.
    Thanks for the blog hop, and Happy birthday to CRAFT.:)
    ~darling Ho~

  14. Happy Birthday C.R.A.F.T.
    My senance is
    Ribbon,flowers,stamps or digi's join in crafts birthday bash have some fun

    hugs linda x

  15. Congratulations on your second anniversary!! Let's have many more years to come! Love the diversity of the cards you DT girls have made! Awesome!

  16. Happy Birthday to CRAFT.Fab hop, loved the birthday hop creations! Ruby x

  17. I just placed a card on this blog.
    Wish you all the best with the HOP!

    Best wishes.


  18. Happy 2nd Blogaversary C.R.A.F.T!
    Thanks for a fabbie blog hop with lots of inspiration along the way :oD
    hugs and xxx

  19. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the blog hop! The cards are beautiful!

  20. Happy 2nd Birthday to C.R.A.F.T and all the great team, and many many more to come.
    Hugs Betty x x

  21. Just placed another cute card for this challenge. Hope you like it. I think it can through as a mans birthday cards.. Am I right?

    Good luck for next year..

  22. Great hop but wasn't clear where to put my answer but no worries - good fun anyway. Jeanette

  23. Great fun - thanks but not sure where I should post the anwser. Jeanette

  24. Happy Birthday! Great DT work and fun hop!

  25. Fab blog hop - Happy Birthday!!
    Wasn't quite sure about the words, but here's my attempt:
    Join in CRAFT's Birthday Bash and have some fun, flowers, stamps, ribbon, glitter or digi's!

    Esme x

  26. Hello I hope I made the right sentence (I'm not English), but here is my answer
    Join crafts birthday, have fun and bash in some flowers, stamps, digi's or ribbon.
    Love from Holland Aartje

  27. great DT cards!
    and some great prizes!
    kathleen mc xx

  28. Cute cards by the DT. Happy Birthday.

  29. Hi girls Happy Birthday to you all, fantastic cards and thanks for the hOp .. I'm off to HoP hOp :) Hugs xxx

  30. Hi, just done the hop.. with my sons moaning to use the computer at my back ha ha ... at least they helped me do the sentence he he ...
    hope this is good... here is mine - Join CRAFT's Birthday Bash and have some fun in Flowers, stamps, glitter, ribbon or digi's.

  31. join in fun crafts birthday bash and have some ribbon, digi's, stamps, glitter or flowers

    Great fun!!

  32. Happy Blogaversary!! Great cards from the DT as well! Love the inspiration!

  33. These are fab DT cards, I'm off on the hop. Jo x

  34. I am not sure where to post the sentence but here is my guess at it...

    Join in CRAFT's birthday bash, flowers, glitter, ribbon, stamps or digi's,and have fun.

  35. Great blog hop. I have all the words, but whether they are in the right order or not waits to be seen!
    Here goes:
    'Join some birthday bash crafts fun, have glitter, ribbon and flowers in digis or stamps.'
    Doesnt really make much sense, but there you go!
    Dawn x



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