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Welcome to our challenge blog. We will post a new challenge every Thursday. You can create any card, scrapbook layout, altered item with any stamp or technique as long as it is a new project, no backlinks please. To join in please post your card on your blog and then enter via the Linky Tools button at the bottom of every challenge post. You must leave a direct link to your creation as well as a link back here to the challenge post. Entries close at 8:00PM MST/MDT the Wednesday before the new challenge is posted and winners will be announced at the close of the challenge (on the sidebar) as well as on the new challenge post. Please make sure to follow our blog in case you are the lucky winner...winners will be chosen by random and posted and they have until the next challenge is posted to contact me and claim the prize or there will be a re-draw! You may enter 2 (two) times per challenge as long as the creation is new and follows the challenge guidelines, have fun! You may combine challenge to a maximum of 8. We hope you will join in the fun!

Winner's Corner

#44-Dawn Lancaster-claimed
#43-Jenn Borjeson-claimed
#42-Carole-claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


Crafty Sentiments

A huge thank you to the following wonderful companies that have sponsored us throughout 2014

Lacy Sunshine

Inky Impressions

Dr. Digi's

The Stamping Chef

SNSS

A Day For Daisies

Bugaboo Stamps

The Paper Shelter

Sassy Studio Designs

Digistamps4joy

Doodle Pantry

Meljen Designs

Dilly Beans Stamps

My Creative Classroom

Delicious Doodles

Kelly Schelske

Kelly Schelske
Independent CTMH Consultant

Thursday, July 17, 2014

#46-Friendship-Crafty Sentiments



I love the sewing challenges and all the entries from last week were fantastic! Thank you to everyone that played along!  Our sponsor was Lacy Sunshine and they have offered 3 digis to on lucky player!  The image selection is huge and there area  tonto choose from so I know the lucky winner will be very happy!

http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

That lucky person is entry
#3-Crafting Cathy
Congratulations Cathy!  Please contact Kelly to claim your 3 digis from Lacy Sunshine!
 
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So onto some exciting news this week, I am pleased to welcome Judy from In Search Of My Creative Side is joining our design team!  Here's a little bit about Judy...

My name is Judy McKay and I retired about 4 years ago to the Okanagan area of British Columbia.  I am addicted to paper crafts in particularly cards, art journaling and mix media. I have been making cards for over 12 years. I also dabble in paper making, encaustic art, fibre art, and altered books. I love blogging and I am an active member of several and mix media groups.  
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
 
So our fab sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and they have offered up 3 digis to one lucky person!  Our challenge this week is Friendship


My design team was lucky enough to work with some super cute images courtesy of Crafty Sentiments.  I hope you'll play along with us this week and show us your Friendship card.


Melanie Smith - Fairy Stamp Land


Monica -using A Gentle Touch



Ang using Lady Bird and Butterfly


Judy - using Harriet with Ragga



Nancy using A Gentle Touch



Pam - Rose and Roxy

Denise using A Gentle Touch


There we have a fabulous array of Friendship cards and now it's your turn to play along!  Be sure to follow the rules below to be in the random draw for 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments!
 
Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks   
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  
 ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   
 ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  
 ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above   
~Have fun and get crafty!!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

#45-Sew It Up-Lacy Sunshine


Absolutely lovely creations for the kids challenge last week!  A huge thank you to Inky Impressions for sponsoring our challenge and providing images for our DT to work with!  They have kindly donated a $10 gift certificate to their store for one lucky player!

http://www.inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.com/


That lucky random.org chosen winner is entry
#17-Dawn Lancaster
Congratulations Dawn!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $10 gift certificate to Inky Impressions!

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So our new challenge welcomes back one of my favorite digi companies- Lacy Sunshine!  They have donated 3digis for one lucky person and also supplied the design team with absolutely fabulous images to work with this week!

http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Our challenge for you this week is Sew It Up- so please include any faux or real stitching on your cards!  I always envy those that actually stitch on their cards...one day I would like to be able to do that so it actually looks nice:-)  For now thogh, please have a look at my talented DT's creations and I sure hope you'll join us this week and show us your stitching!

Here is some fabulous inspiration to get you started from the design team:


Helen using Eleanor's Heart Balloons

Céline using Steampunk Queen of Hearts

Amy using Sweet Lizzie



Tamie using Elenor and Pickles Smores




So now as always, its your turn to play along with us and hopefully you're the lucky winner!  3 digis are available from Lacy Sunshine for one lucky person!

Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks   
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  
 ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   
 ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  
 ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above   
~Have fun and get crafty!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

#44-Child's Play- Inky Impressions


I really loved all the entries in our Make It Masculine challenge from last week!  Doctor Digis was our fabulous sponsor and one lucky person will win 4 digis (non colored) just for playing along with us!
http://www.doctor-digi.com/

Our random.org chosen winner isentry
#1- Jenn Borjeson
Congratulations Jenn!  Please contact Kelly to claim your 4 digis from Doctor Digi!

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I'm super excited to welcome Inky Impressions back!  Love these images and so happy to be able to work with them again.  

http://www.inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.com/

Here's a bit about them:
We are a young Rubber Stamp Company that offers some of the cutest children & animal stamps on the market today! Each and every stamp made is “Extra Deep Etched” on Quality Red Rubber for a crisp impression everytime! All our stamps are made right here in the USA!

All Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps are sold with EZ Mount just waiting to get inked! The characters LiLi, Angelica, Nicholas & Christopher are cartoon versions of our children. LiLi is a nickname for our youngest daughter MarLeigha. We truly hope that you love our stamps just as much as we have loved designing them.

  I am a stay at home mommy and wife to a very loving and supportive man.  Without the support of my family and friends, my dream would not have been possible.  This has been a long time coming and finally…I am ADRIFT on a DREAM!
I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to share my dream with you.  We are devoted to you, our customers, so please feel free to share your artwork that is made with our stamps, or to just drop us a line to say hello!
 Inky Impressions has offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky person!
 Our challenge this week is Child's Play and my DT was lucky enough to work with a couple of super cute and perfectly fitting images for this challenge courtesy of our sponsor Inky Impressions.  Be sure to check them out to grab some cuties like these for yourself.  Better yet, play along with us for you chance to win a gift certificate!!


Ang


So now, it's your turn and I hope you'll play along with us:-)  You could even win a $10 gift certificate to Inky Impressions...and that would be fun because there are sooooo many cute images available! 


Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks   
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  
 ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   
 ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  
 ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above   
~Have fun and get crafty!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

#43-Make It Masculine-Doctor Digi

Loved all the fun embossing entries in last weeks challenge!  Our fab sponsor was The Stamping Chef and one lucky person will win a $10 gift voucher to The Stamping Chef store!

http://thestampingchef.com/

Our random.org chosenwinner is entry 
#340PCBCarole!
Congratulations Carole!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $10 prize to The Stamping Chef!

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http://www.doctor-digi.com/

This week, I am pleased to welcome back Doctor Digis to Creative Knockouts!  They have such fun images and lots work great for this week's challenge....Make it Masculine!

My fabulous team has grown yet again and I am super pleased to welcome Joanne to the team!  Her first creation with us is below:-)  Here's a little bti about Joanne...
Hello everyone, so happy to meet you. I am currently living in Phoenix caring for my 93 year old Dad. I moved here from Hawaii, and shipped tons of my supplies so I could continue my crafting. Being able to express myself through art and crafting has always been a must for me, starting as soon as I could scribble with a crayon. I've dabbled in media of all types; water colors, acrylics, oils, sewing, counted cross stitch, stain glass and making miniature doll furniture and jewelry. But 8 years ago I met my “true love” with paper crafting, especially making cards. Now for me, it has become an obsession ~ One I am sure you understand!


My team was lucky enough to work with some super fun images from Doctor Digi  and their fabulous creations are below:



So there we have some super fun Masculine cards for you this week!  I hope it gets your crafty mojo flowing...I already have an idea for a masculine card myself!!  As always, I sure hope you'll play along with us, you could win 4 digis of your very own from Doctor Digi!

Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks   
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  
 ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   
 ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  
 ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above   
~Have fun and get crafty!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#42-Embossing- The Stamping Chef


Not a lot of entries last week in the sketch challenge, but great ones none the less!! Thank you to everyone that played along with us!

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/

 Our wonderful sponsor was Sweet N Sassy Stamps and they kindly donated 3 digis to one lucky player!  
That lucky person is entry 

#12-Dorothy S

Congratulations Dorothy!  please contact Kelly to claim your Sweet N Sassy Stamps prize!

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http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/Store/


So this week, I am pleased to welcome The Stamping Chef back with us!!
Our challenge for you this week is Embossing!  Heat embossing, dry embossing, whatever type of embossing suits you, works for me, just make sure we can tell that it is embossing.

Here are some creations from our DT showcasing fabulous images from The Stamping Chef.  Before we get too far, I would like to introduce to you, two new design team members!  Please welcome Denise Goeldner from Denise's Patch of Creativity & Melanie Smith from Fairy Stamp Land.


Ang using Red Carpet Reanne



Monica using - Big Dripper


Denise using Your Koalafied


Melanie using Fairy Nuff



Pam - Lovely Mouse

Nancy - Barn Brat




Fabulous DT works featuring embossing!  So now, I hope you'll grab your Embossing tools and play along with us.  You could win a $10 gift certificate to The Stamping Chef!!

Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks   
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  
 ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   
 ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  
 ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above   
~Have fun and get crafty!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

#41-Sketch- Sweet N Sassy Stamps

 
 
Lovely, lovely creations in our Die Cut/Punch challenge from last week!  
 
Our sponsor was A Day For Daisies and they have offered a $12 gift certificate to one lucky player.  
 
The lucky, rule following person is entry
#42-Anita M
Congratulations Anita!  Please contact Kelly to claim your fabulous $12 ADFD gift certificate!
 
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So this week we have a sketch to share with you!  We haven't had a sketch challenge for a while so I thought we'd throw one in the mix and see how it goes!  I love sketch challenges and I hope you'll play along with us!  
 
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/
 
Our sponsor this time around is the lovely Sweet N Sassy Stamps! The DT was lucky enough to work with images from SNSS as well!  So here's a look at their sketch challenge creations using the wonderful sketch below:

Jackie using Melanie Mouse



Amy Using A Donut for Cocoa


Maggie Using Bethany Picking Flowers



Tamie using A Donut for Cocoa




Great work, easy sketch an a super great prize from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, so I hope you will play along with us!
 
Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up!
~your project must be new, no backlinks  ~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog  ~you may enter 2 times per challenge   ~you may combine challenges for a total of  8- not 10, 20 or a kazillion, 8 only please  ~you must follow the challenge as outlined above  ~Have fun and get crafty!!