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Thursday 10 May 2012

CRAFT Challenge 154, Celebration and *Blogaversary Blog Hop*

Morning all,

This week is a special week. We are 3 years old this week! So, Happy Birthday to us!!

Our challenge this week is 'Celebration'. So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize.

We also have our blog hop this week and you can choose to do one or more of the following this week:

  1. Take part in our challenge
  2. Add your name to Inlinkz on the DT and GDT blogs to be in with winning a prize on their blogs.
  3. Complete the blog hop (adding your name to Inlinkz on your way), collect all letters and form the sentence it forms and leave a comment at the end of our challenge post with your answer.
We have a lot of sponsors this week, with lost of prizes to be won.

  • A prize for the winner of our 'Celebration' challenge this week.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen winner on each (G)DT member's blog.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen comment with the correctly formed sentence from the collected letters along the way.
To ensure all is done fairly, we will enable comment moderation this week to keep all answers behind, so there can be no cheating. 

Our blog hop finishes at 6pm GMT on Wednesday the 16th of May 2012! All winners from the blog hop will be announced in the weekend of the 19th.

Our sponsors this week for the challenge:

Sponsor 1: The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique

The Prize for winner 1 is 5 images of choice

Sponsor 2: Stitchy Bear Stamps

Stitchy Bear Stamps

The prize for winner 2 is a $10 USD Gift Voucher good on the three creators below within the StitchyBear Digital Stamps Shop.

Sponsor 3: Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images 


The prize for winner 3 is 3 digistamps or 1 paper pack of the winners choice from my blog.

Our sponsor for the overall winner of the blog hop is:

Pink Gem Designs

The prize for our overall blog hop winner is: 

3 single digis or 1 digistampset of choice

Our blog hop route:

So, now it is time to get you some inspiration for this challenge. This is your first and last stop on the blog hop. Your second stop will be Elke, if you get lost along the way, just come back here to find your way again.

Here are the creations by our Guest Designers this week:


(using 'Party Hardy' from Saturated Canary)



Mel from Crimson Cloud:

And from our Design Team:

Aunty Sue:

(using a diecut from Crimson Cloud and 'Ellies Birthday' by Saturated Canary

(using 'Patriotic Bear' from Meljen's Designs)

(using 'Silhoute Butterfly' by Bugaboo Digi Stamps)

(using 'Beach Hut' by The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs)

Jo – (me):

(using 'Ice Cream Cutie' by My Heart Pieces)

(using 'Santa and his Reindeer' by The Stamping Boutique)

(using 'Baptism and sentiment' by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images 
and 'Heaven Sent' by Designed to Delight)

(using 'Mothers' Day Ryan' by eyeCandie Creations)

(using 'Sleeping Baby' by Digi Doodle Shop)

(using 'Flower Pot Treat' by eyeCandie Creations)

(using 'Holiday Aurora Honey' by Sassy Studio Designs)

(using 'Party Hardy' from Saturated Canary)

(using 'Lady Jane' by Stitchy Bear Stamps)

(using 'Keep Calm Owl' by Pink Gem Designs)

(using 'Cross with Rose' by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images)

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, 1 easel card sheet 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 by 8pm GMT the day prior to the next challenge going life (so for our current winners, see post below, next week).

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.

Now you have been here for the second time, here are your last 2 letters


(I know, officially not a letter, lol)

Don't forget to enter your sentence in our comment section, to be in with a chance to win our overall blog hop prize from Pink Gem Designs

Pink Gem Designs

3 single digis or 1 digistampset of choice

We do hope you will be able to join us for our birthday celebrations, have fun!

NB. Our blog hop is now closed. No further entries will be counted for the draw which will be done this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for this.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.


  1. lots of good inspiration from the team word is
    blogaversary f u !

  2. Happy Birthday! Firstly can I say i could not leave a comment or become a follower on Carol's blog, I have gone back to it 3 times and Blogger will not let me do it. Apart from that I have had such fun hopping to each and every Blog and leaving comments. What an incredible journey of inspiration and talent it has been. The word of course is 'Blogaversary fun!'. Thanks for a great hop and for the chance to win, and here's to many more happy years ahead. Judy x

  3. Blogaversary Fun! Woo hoo, it certainly was!! =D What a fabulous hop. So many talented artists! I almost missed Liam & Owen's post (didn't realize they were also on Sharon's blog) but found it at the last second, and I'm so glad I did. What adorable cards. Thank you for a very fun hop, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  4. Firstly happy 3rd blogaversary and many more to come. great challenge and fantastic cards from the DT. Thanks for the chance of the blog hop and such fun. The answer is BLOGAVERSARY FUN!

  5. Hi had fun following my first blog hop! Not sure i did it right or even commenting in the right place. The sentence is Blogaversary Fun!
    Thanks for chance of playing. Sue xx

  6. Wow – happy 3rd birthday! The blog hop (with collecting the letters) is such an awesome idea. The answer is “Blogaversaryfun!”

  7. Hi!
    Thank you so much for a very fun hop!! Congratualtions to 3 years!
    I got the sentense to be: Blogaversary fun! :)
    Hugs Sandra

  8. just popped back to see if the links had been fixed and realised I had missed the N out of BLOGAVERSARY FUN!
    It's an age thing

  9. Blogaversary Fun!

    Definitely great fun and some amazing creations on the way. well done everyone. heidi

    ps am off to finish my card so that I can link it up. xx

  10. Hi, I have thoroughly enjoyed this bloghop.
    the answer is BLOGAVERSARY FUN. THANKS Marlene

  11. So, I have completed the blog hop (and it was super fun) and the phrase I came up with is "BLOGAVERSARY FUN!" Thanks for all the chances to win.

  12. Completed the hop. Thanks for the fun and inspiration!

    Blog aversary fun!


  13. Great blog hop and "BLOGAVERSRYFUN!" time. I love seeing all of the great cards. Happy birthday and many more to come.

  14. OOP's I just left the word and forgot a letter. Just noticed it as I sent publish

    "BLOGAVERSARYFUN!" now I have it right..

  15. Congratulations for the 3 years birthday!!! The sentence is "BLOGAVERSARY FUN!" and all the cards I've seen are soooo great!!!

  16. I completed the hop and the sentence is:


    Loved all the DTs cards along the way :)

    Celestial Things

  17. Great challenge !
    Wonderful, creative makes from all the DT-Thank you !
    Susan x

  18. So the letters are : BLOGAVERSARY FUN! Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

  19. Gorgeous cards from everyone. Thanks for the hop - great fun and lots of inspiration x

  20. Happy 3rd Blogaversary! to all the Design Team! Wow your cards are all gorgeous!! Really enjoyed doing the Blog Hop.
    The sentence is….
    Thanks for chance of winning!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xx

  21. Don't know if I am mean't to put the sentence here but I got blogary fun! maybe I have missed a letter. Caroline xx

  22. Great challenge, some great DT inspiration. Marlene

  23. I had trouble with the linky and it has somehow put me down twice - not sure how it has done that so far apart. But anyway.... I am down as

    Sue B - 74 and 85.... so if you could please delete one of them

    Thank You!!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  24. Thank you for the blog hop, and all the great inspirations I "met on my way"!:)..And, thanks for the nice challenge!:)
    good luck to everyone♥!
    Hugs, Ellen

  25. Thanks for the fun hop! Some of the letters seemed to be wrong - one was there twice! Anyway, I'm hoping this is right - The phrase is Blogversary Fun! Thank you for the chance to win! The creations from the team are fabulous!


    Great blog hop, fantastic inspiration.

  27. My guess is Big Anniversary fun. Congrats on your anniversary!

  28. Thanks for the Blog Hop, all the cards along the way were fab. I am new to your challenge blog, but will be checking in regularly now. I certainly had Blogaversary Fun!

  29. many thanks to the team for a lovely hop! Answer is 'blogaversary fun!' Ruby x

  30. Opps nearly forgot to leave my sentence lol.
    Many thanks for all the inspiration and fun.

  31. Thank-you for all the inspiration and the chance to win! My letters were Blogaversary Fun! And it was! And Happy 3 years! {Hugs} Barb

  32. Lovely work, Dear...so many different styles and ideas and I love all the various mediums you've used, to give totally different looks to each.
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  33. Hi thanks for a great challenge and blog hop.

    I think the answer is:

    Happy Birthday

  34. Oh this was some serious BLOGAVERSARY FUN! Thanks for the great hop!
    Karen C

  35. What a lovely array of creations the DT have given us. Everyone has done the CRAFT Challenge proud. Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary. Here's to many more years to come.

    My answer for the blog hop is: BLOGAVERSARY FUN!

    Best wishes, Kym xxx

  36. Great fun blog hop and loads of inspiration along the way !!


    hugs Diane xx


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