Welcome

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

#53- Suzi (entry #35)
#52-Margo S-claimed
#51-Dorte-claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


Dr. Digi's

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

Crafty Sentiments

SNSS

Digistamps4joy

Bugaboo Stamps

A Day For Daisies

Sassy Studio Designs

Dilly Beans Stamps

Lacy Sunshine

Inky Impressions

The Stamping Chef

The Paper Shelter

Doodle Pantry

Meljen Designs

My Creative Classroom

Delicious Doodles

Kelly Schelske

Kelly Schelske
Independent CTMH Consultant

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#54-Outdoors-Dr Digi


TIC TAC TOE is such a fun challenge!  thank you to everyone that played along with us!!  Our sponsor for that challenge was the fabulous Crafty Sentiments and one lucky person will win 3 digis!!  

http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

Random.org has chosen entry
#35- Suzi
as our winner!  Congratulations Suzi!  Please contact Kelly to claim your digis from Crafty Sentiments!

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

So this week brings us another one of our fabulous sponsors that we have had the pleasure of working with over the course of this yer- Dr Digis!  Such fun images for so many male themed occasions not to mention just fun images all the way around!  So our challenge for you this week is Outdoors.  Show us something relating to the great outdoors on your card...gold, camping, hiking, whatever you think is related to outdoors!  Our DT was fortunate to be able to work with some digis from Dr Digis and I'd like to share their creations with you now!

Melanie using Gridiron Gregg

Judy using BBQ Bill



Pam using BBQ Bill

Denise using Surfin' Santa

Monica using Gridiron Gregg

Kelly using Anglin Andy

  

Nancy using Ambrose King Of The Waves


So now, it's your turn to play along with us!  Simply make a card featuring the Outdoors and enter for your chance to win 2 digis from Dr 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, September 4, 2014

#53- Tic Tac Toe- Crafty Sentiments


First off I would like to announce our second chance winner from challenge # 51.  Our initial winner did not contact me so I have re-drawn and our new winner from challenge #51and that is entry #14-Dorte!  Congratulations Dorte, please contact me to claim your digistamps4joy $10 gift certificate!

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http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/categories/Digital-Stamps/

Last week's challenge was Whimsical Wings and our fabulous sponsor was  Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  They have donated 3 digis to one lucky player.  The random.org chosen winner is entry
#17-Margo S
Congratulations!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Sweet N Sassy prize!  Thank you for sponsoring our challenge!

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http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
This week, I am pleased to welcome back Crafty Sentiments as our wonderful sponsor!  They have donated 3 digis to one lucky person as well as digis for our design team to create with!

Our challenge this week is this super fun TIC TAC TOE board.  Easy enough right...just choose a line-straight or from corner to corner (diagonal) and use those items on your creation.  Please make sure you mention the line you have chosen with the items that are in it when you post your creation.

My team has some wonderful creations to share with you this week, all featuring images from Crafty Sentiments as well as their chosen line from the TIC TAC TOE board below


STAMP(DIGI OR RUBBER)
EMBOSSING
DIE CUTS/PUNCHES
DISTRESSING
SENTIMENT
SHAPED CARD
FLOWERS
METAL EMBELLISHMENT
RIBBON/TWINE
My Tic Tac Toe-Digi Stamp, Dry Embossing & Die Cuts 
My Tic-Tac-Toe - Digi Stamp, Sentiment, Ribbon
Digi Stamp, sentiment, twine

Joanne using Henry

Die Cuts, Shaped Card, Ribbon/Twine

Amy using  Fancy Dress and Henry

Digi- Sentiment- Twine
Digistamp, Distressing, Flowers
So now I hope you will choose a line in our Tic Tac Toe board and play along with us for your chance to win 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, August 28, 2014

#52-Whimsical Wings- Sweet N Sassy Stamps


Fantastic Tag creations from everyone last week!  I loved how some were an actual tag but some had a tag as part of their creation or even a hidden tag, very fun!!  Thank you for playing along with us!

http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop

Our sponsor was digistamps4joy and they have offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky person!  Random.org has chosen entry
#6- Janis 
second chance winner is Dorte!!
Congratulations Janis Please contact me to claim your digistamps4joy gift certificate!!

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This week, I am pleased to welcome Sweet N Sassy Stamps back as our fabulous sponsor! Our challenge for you  this week is Whimsical Wings...so really anything with wings.  It can be a butterfly, angel, turkey....anything that has wings will work just fine!  Sweet N Sassy has offered 3 digis for one lucky card maker as well!!

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/categories/Digital-Stamps/

So here is some fabulous inspiration from my fabulous DT.  Hopefully it will get some ideas flowing if you don't already know what you are going to create!

Judy using Everyday Miracles

Kelly using One of a Kind

Monica using Templeton Turkey

Ang using Bitty Bugs


Melanie using One of a Kind



Nancy using Templeton Turkey



Now it's your turn! I hope you'll join us this week and show us your Whimsical Wings creations- remember, it only has to have wings, it doesn't matter if it's a Fairy or a Turkey:-) They both have wings and just for playing along with us, you could win 3 digis from Sweet N Sassy!

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, August 21, 2014

#51-Tag- You're It- Digistamps4joy


Lovely entries in our Favorite Activity challenge!  I think it must of stumped a few but great entries!!  Our sponsor was Bugaboo Stamps and they have offered up 7 digis to one lucky person! 

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
 The lucky random.org chosen winner is entry
#5- Holly Hughes
Congratulations Holly!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Bugaboo Stamps prize!!
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This week, I am pleased to welcome back digistamps4joy to the Creative Knockouts challenge!
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop

Here's a little bit about them:

From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.
Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.
 
I am pleased to welcome Emily from the digistamps4joy DT as our Guest Designer this challenge.  Here is a bit about Emily along with her wonderful creation!

I am EMILY and I live in Pennsylvania, Unit
I am EMILY and I live in Pennsylvania, United States. First off, I am a Christian, Blood bought, spirit filled child of the Most High God. I am a SAH, homeschool mom who has been married for 14 years to my wonderful hubby, Tim. We have one beautiful daughter, Kierstynne. I am a crafter, daughter, grand daughter, sister, friend, teacher, student, aunt, and can do anything because I am woman.
I have been a member of the Digistamps4Joy Design Team since January 2014, and I love this team! My blog is  http://emsmanythoughts.blogspot.com

 

and here are some wonderful creations from my team featuring Tags as the project or on the project!

Helen  using Bettie Bow

 
Lovely entries from our DT as always and now it's your turn to play along- Tag-You're It!  Show us a tag on your project or a tag as your project and you could win $10 in digis from digistamps4joy!

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, August 14, 2014

#50-Favorite Activity/Hobby-Bugaboo Stamps


Welcome back to Creative Knockouts!!  Not a lot of entries in our Doily Fun challenge last week, but gorgeous ones none the less.  Before I get to that winner, I have a re-draw winner from challenge #48.  I did not hear from our original winner, so I have re-drawn a new winner and that is Emily Thubbron.  Congratulations Emily!  You are the second chance winner from challenge # 48!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Sassy Studio Designs prize!

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http://www.adayfordaisies.com/

Our challenge from last week was Doily Fun and our lovely sponsor was the ever so gorgeous A Day For Daisies.  They have donated a $12 gift certificate for one lucky person!  Random.org has chosen entry # 3- Jacki
Congratulations Jacki!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $12 gift certificate from A Day For Daisies!

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This week, I am pleased to welcome back Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.  One lucky person will win 7 digis!!  Yipppeeee!!  Our DT was also lucky enough to work with images courtesy of Bugaboo Stamps for this week's fun challenge!  Our challenge for you is Favorite Activity!  Easy right?!!!  Just make a card featuring your favorite activity or hobby....coloring, drinking wine, coffee lover, beach lover, etc!

Here's a little bit about Bugaboo Stamps:

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

 As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
I am pleased to announce that we have a new DT member joining us this week and her name is Kelly Smith!  Here is a little bit about her and I sure hope you'll pop on over and say hi!

I am 32 (just).  I am married to my soulmate Graham, we have 3 children Jade, Cameron and Jack.  We all live in Oldbury, West Midlands, UK along with our 2 dogs Max and Becca.  I have been crafting for approx 6 years.  Cardmaking is my passion, but i do like to make jewellery and altered art.  I recently brought a Silhouette Portrait and love finding new things to create.

Here we have some fabulous inspiration from the DT featuring cards made about their Favorite Activity!



 

Judy using Beach Frog Swimming


 

Ang using Brat Bugs

 
Now it's your turn, I sure hope you'll play along this week and enter your card featuring your favorite activity!  you could win 7 digis from Bugaboo Stamps!!

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!!