Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Baby versus Running a Challenge {Baby 10, Mommy 0}

Image result for baby and time crunch

The same could be said for running a card challenge...I get to the computer and cannot get anything done...

Hello crafty friends and participants of The Challenge! After much consideration, I have decided to stop The Challenge. I was really hoping to be able to run the challenge and to have a brand new baby but alas, I cannot seem to balance the two things together.

I will still be designing for SugarPea Designs and for Verve Stamps. And I am delighted about that because this momma needs some crafty time for her! But running a challenge is SO much work and I just cannot maintain it to the high standard I have striven so hard to achieve in the past!

Thank you for your understanding and for playing along with us! I have decided to not announce winners for the past two challenges. There was so much beauty in the gallery, it is always so hard to choose!

I'll be back soon with some personal crafty creations.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Challenge #94 {Inspirations}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you!

You can be inspired by the colours, the theme, the cupcakes, the arrows on the sign, camping (or in this case, glamping)...and so on...as long as you can explain how you were inspired.


My card is going to be late! I haven't been able to photograph it with looking after the baby! But I am hoping to get that done tomorrow. I was inspired by the colours!


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! We also have a special guest with us! Welcome, Kerin!



Kerin Sylvester
(Guest Designer)


Anita Madden
(off this week)

Rachel Bergfeld


Vicki Finger


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Challenge Winners for Our Colour Challenge {Black, White & One Colour of your Choice}

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Colour Challenge! We were delighted to see your gorgeous creations! 

This week's THREE Top Picks are...in no particular order...and so hard to choose!
(please be sure to grab your TOP PICKS badge for your blog)

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And the main winner for this week is...




I love the classic and clean look of gold, white and black! What a stunning card she created!


(please be sure to grab your winner badge above for your blog)

Thank you to everyone who played along with us this past week! 

Don't forget our current challenge is on 

and you can play along by clicking HERE. 

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Challenge #93 {Keyword Challenge}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Keyword Challenge for you!

You are welcome to use any many of the words 
in the banner as you would like! 

How will the words inspire you?

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The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! 
Come and join us! 

Anita Madden
(coming soon)

Nina Forsyth


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Challenge Winners for Sketch #91

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Sketch Challenge! We were delighted to see your gorgeous creations! 

This week's THREE Top Picks are...in no particular order...and so hard to choose!
(please be sure to grab your TOP PICKS badge for your blog)




And the main winner for this week is...


I adore the way she used the sketch! Look at how she placed the diecut word, coffee! So creative! 



(please be sure to grab your winner badge above for your blog)

Thank you to everyone who played along with us this past week! 

Don't forget our current challenge is on 

and you can play along by clicking HERE. 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Challenge #92 {Colours}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! 

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! 

This week we have a Colour Challenge for you!

Black, White and ONE other colour of your choice!

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For my card, I decided to create a single layer card using a floral set from Concord & 9th and a moving sentiment from Verve.



The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! 



Anita Madden


Claire Broadwater



Kelly Lunceford

Kim Heggins

Lee Ann Barrett


Lori Tecler
You Brighten My Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

Nance Salkeld


Nina Forsyth


Rachel Bergfeld


Vicki Finger

A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.