Monday, March 30, 2015

The Challenge {One Year Anniversary Celebration}

Welcome to The Challenge and our One Year Anniversary! We have some amazing Guests and a wonderful prize to be won!!! All you have to do to win is play along! The more times you play along, the better chance you have of winning!

When I started The Challenge on my blog last March, I never thought it would turn into this wonderful experience! Thank you to all my designers and guests as well as all of the participants who have supported The Challenge in the past year!

We are so honoured to be sponsored by:
A special thank you to SPD owner and dear friend, Wendy for her generous and thoughtful sponsorship!

($20 Gift Certificate)

One winner will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs online store! Instead of a sketch/colour combination, this week's challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge!! Come and join the fun!

Here is one of our new challenge graphics! I decided The Challenge needed a face lift! I sure hope you like the new look!

For my "Anything Goes" creation, I decided to ink up one of my favourite SugarPea Designs images!! I love the set called "Twinkle, Twinkle"! I also used the fun new sketch challenge from SugarPea Designs! I coloured my card with Copics and added a flair button I have had in my stash for a LONG time! I figured it qualified as NBUS and so I am entering my card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge!  Thanks for the motivation, Darnell!

We are thrilled to have an amazing group of Guest Designers with us this week for our celebration!!! Welcome to Wendy, Claire, Tracey and Deanne!  And a welcome back to Veronica, Maura and Jeanne; past designers for The Challenge! 

Special Guest Designers

(SugarPea Designs Owner)

(Beesmom from Splitcoast Stampers)

(The winner of our last challenge)

The Challenge Design Team has also created some awesome samples to get you in the crafty mood!

Featured Designer for March
Our Featured Designer this month was Narelle Farrugia! 
Thank you Narelle for your inspiring cards!

The theme is Anything Goes but participants 
MUST link up a NEW project created especially for this challenge 
Only link to 5 other challenges 
(including The Challenge). 



  1. Woohoo!! Can't wait to play along! All of your makes look amazing!

  2. Happy Anniversary! What wonderful inspiration this week. I'll be playing along for sure!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful inspiration!

  4. Seriously, it's been a year??! I'm a big fan of your challenges, as you know... so will be playing along for sure! Love the new graphic :o)

  5. Thanks for inviting me to Guest Lesley! All of the DT samples are fantastic!

  6. yay for your one year anniversary! That's awesome Lesley!
    Awesome card, love the colors and such a sweet image!

  7. Hi Lesley,
    first of all I wish you a very happy Anniversay and all the best for next years!
    I´m new here and I´ve a question playing along your lovely challenge:
    Must it be an image from sweet pea,or could it be any image as well?
    All card creations from the DT team are adorable and gorgeous,some of them are so
    cute and sweet,love them.
    Thank you all for these amazing inspirations,
    hugs die waldfee

  8. Congrats on the 1 year anniversary of The Challenge, Lesley! It is an honor to be on the design team. :) Darling card, love the colors, and that Flair button is a great embellie! Hugs!

  9. Wow you gals really knocked it out of the park with your creations for the anniversary!! Such an awesome sponsor too! Congrats Lesley. Your 1 year anniversary is on the same day as my 24th year wedding anniversary :o)

  10. Happy congratulations, Lesley, and many, many more!! Your card just melts my heart! And what a team you have gathered once again to inspire us with their fantastic works of art!! Thank you everyone!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Happy scrappy birthday! Wishing you many more years of creating and inspiration!

  12. Congratulations on the one year Anniversary! Love your card and the cards from the DT! Hugs!

  13. Your card is very cute Les. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

  14. Yay! Happy Birthday to the Challenge! Love all the creations!

  15. This is so adorable and cute and love the coloring you did! Also, congratulations on your one year anniversary...fabulous team you gathered to help celebrate.

  16. You always make the SPD sets SHINE!!!

  17. Happy Anniversary!! well done =o)

  18. Your card and the DT cards are all wonderful and so nicely done.
    Congrats on the one year Anniversary. (and I hope you have many more)
    This is my first time joining this challenge.

  19. Big congrats! Happy Anniversary! Great DT cards, Ladies!

  20. What a beautiful card, Lesley! Congrats on your 1 Year Anniversary! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your celebration!!

  21. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. I am always so inspired by your challenges, the DT creations are wonderful.
    Sue xx

  22. Congratulations! All cards are amazing! One question: should we do only cards?! Or may be layout would ok?!

  23. Fabulous cards everyone! Congrats on the anniversary!

  24. Lesley, Happy #1 for The Challenge! Love your card it's so sweet and colorful! Love the polka dots! I'm still in awe you asked me to be a part of your team and so glad you did! I've met so many new crafty friends and getting so inspired by so much talent around me! I'm excited for all the new changes here and thrilled to be a part of it! Happy Easter!

  25. Such a sweet design! Love how you colored the image. Thanks for having me as part of the team at The Challenge! I'm thrilled to be playing alongside you and the rest of this super-talented team.


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Lesley :)