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Thursday 13 November 2014

Challenge 285 - 13th of November - Christmas

Morning all!

Are you ready for a new challenge? This week our challenge to you is


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.

Here are the fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Sponsor 1:  Stitchy Bear Stamps

The prize is a $10 USD store voucher for Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. The 3 sponsors are yet to be confirmed.

Sponsor 2: Sweet n Sassy

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  We also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.
The prize is a $10 voucher for their shop.

Sponsor 3: The Stamping Chef


Prize is 3 digis of choice from the store.

This is unfortunately the last time they will be sponsoring us. They have needed to make the very difficult decision to stop sponsorship for challenges due to the fact that people have been sharing their images with others than the intended person. We are very sorry this has had to happen as we are strongly supportive of StampOut. Please do not share (digital) images, this is the same as stealing!!

We thank them for their support to our challenge over the last few years and will miss their sponsorship.

The prize is

And here are the creations of our DT to give you some inspiration. Our samples are rather limited recently, we could certainly do with some strengthening of our troops or as we prefer to say 'team'. If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please don't forget our DT call, which you can find by scrolling up. We would love to come and have a look and hope to see you at our DT call as well.

(using 'Away in a Manger' by Sweet n Sassy)

Aunty Sue:
(using 'Krissy Kringle' by The Stamping Chef)

(using 'Angelic Angel Ann' by The Stamping Chef)

(using 'Winterville' by Lil' Diva Stamps at Stitchy Bear Stamps 
and 'Pine Cones and Holly Berries 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)

(using 'Home at the Range' at Stitchy Bear Stamps and
'Winter Nights 8.5 by 11 Digital Paper Pack 2' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)

(using 'Dear Mr Claus' by Stitchy Stamps at Stitchy Bear Stamps)
(sorry, Jeanette had planned to use this, but unfortunately was unable to do so and 
I did not quite have enough time to colour the image last night)

(using 'Away in a Manger' by Sweet n Sassy)

(using 'Christmas Puppy' by Sweet n Sassy)

(using 'Snowflake Butterfly' by Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear Stamps)

Myrna- new DT member
(using 'Christmas Candles 2' by Floppy Latte Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)

(using 'Winter Nights 8.5 by 11 Digital Paper Pack 2' by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps)


(using 'Winter Friends' by Sweet n Sassy)

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!

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Don't forget our DT call!

Jo and the CRAFT Team.


  1. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.

  2. Thank you for the fabulous challenge and the amazing inspiration! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Fabulous cards! Fun challenge.

  4. Your DT samples are beautiful! Jo's Winterville card really caught my eye! So pretty! Thank you for another challenge - great theme!

  5. Wonderful projects by all the DT!!

    Jennifer. x

  6. Gorgeous DT work! thanks for the fab chall

  7. Wonderful DT creations as always! Thanks for another fun challenge, see you again soon! :)

  8. Gorgeous DT Work from everyone!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

  9. Thanks for a great challenge and the gorgeous DT inspirations Karen x

  10. Great DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

  11. Lovely samples. Thanks to the DT members and the sponsors. How sad that there are those who will not follow the rules and as a result spoil situations for others.

  12. Such a lovely challenge,




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