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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

#49-Jacki (entry #3)
#48-re-draw winner- Emily Thubbron

#47- Anne-claimed
#46-Rachael-claimed
#45-Crafting Cathy-claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


A Day For Daisies

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

Sassy Studio Designs

Dilly Beans Stamps

Crafty Sentiments

Lacy Sunshine

Inky Impressions

Dr. Digi's

The Stamping Chef

SNSS

Bugaboo Stamps

The Paper Shelter

Digistamps4joy

Doodle Pantry

Meljen Designs

My Creative Classroom

Delicious Doodles

Kelly Schelske

Kelly Schelske
Independent CTMH Consultant

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!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

#49-Doily Fun- A Day For Daisies



What wonderful entries in our Happy Birthday challenge from last week!  Thank you to everyone that played along with us last week and a super huge thank you to our fabulous sponsor Sassy Studio Designs!  One lucky participant will win 4 digis from Sassy Studio Designs.
http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.ca/
That lucky random.org chosen person who has entered our Happy Birthday challenge AND followed the rules is entry
#38-Angela P Emily Thubbron
Congratulations Angela P!  Emily! Please contact Kelly to claim your SassyStudio Designs prize!

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This week, I am pleased to welcome back A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.  They have kindly offered up a $12 gift certificate for one person who plays along with us this week.  Here is a little bit about them:
http://www.adayfordaisies.com/

A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
 ADFD WEBSITE: www.adayfordaisies.com
ADFD BLOG: http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com
ADFD FACE BOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts
ADFD ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies
Our challenge for you this time around is Doily Fun.  Doilies are so feminine and pretty and I really love them and need to try and incorporate them more in my cards, so I am excited to see what you do with them!  Just make sure we can clearly see a doily on your creation.

My DT was fortunate enough to work with images from  A Day For Daisies and I know this will get you thinking as to how you can use a doily on your card!



Amy using Frog Divine


Maggie Using A Lap Full of Kittens

Céline using Pearls In My Hair

Joanne using Mom's Hat



Jackie using Daisy Girl



Tamie using Sweet Fairy of Flowers


As always, the DT creations are wonderful!  I sure hope you’ll play along with us and enter your card featuring a doily/doilies to win a $12 gift certificate from A Day ForDaisies! 

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 31, 2014

#48-Happy Birthday- Sassy Studio Designs


What wonderful creations from our fabulous Christmas in July challenge from last week!  Thank you to everyone that played along with us!  Our wonderful sponsor was DillyBeans Stamps and one lucky person will win 3 digis of their choice!

http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.ca/

Our random.org chosen winner is entry
#26-Stargroves (Anne)
Congratulations Anne!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize from Dilly Beans Stamps!

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So now this week we have Sassy Studio Designs back as our fab sponsor and they have offered up 4 digis for one lucky player!! 

http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.ca/
Our challenge this week is Happy Birthday!  How’s that, easy as pie, a birthday card for anyone will work.  Our design team was lucky enough to get to use digis from Sassy Studios for this challenge and here are their wonderful creations.




Melanie Smith - Using Handy Sassy & Birthday Sassy


Front of card using "Handy Sassy"

Inside of card using "Birthday Sassy"

Denise using Birthday Cake Sassy



So now that your mojo is hopefully flowing right along, it is your turn to play along with us! You could win yourself some digis from Sassy Studio Designs so why not play along!!

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 24, 2014

#47-Christmas In July-Dilly Beans


Awe, last week's Friendships cards were fabulous!  Thank you to everyone that played along with us!  Our sponsor was Crafty Sentiments and one lucky person will win 3 digis! Yippeee!  Super cute images over at Crafty Sentiments so I know the lucky winner will be happy!

http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

Our random.org chosen winner is entry
#6- Rachael E
Congratulations Rachael!!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Crafty Sentiments prize of 3 digis!

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Thsi week, I am pleased to welcome Dilly Beans Digi Stamps back as our fab sponsor this time around! One lucky winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice!
http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.ca/

Our challenge for you this week is Christmas in July!  Our DT was lucky enough to work with some super cute digis from Dilly Beans to give you some inspiration and I sure hope you like what they have made for you!

Tamie using Three Penguins


Amy using #318- Snowman Soup



Helen using 3 Penguin Blocks


So there we have some gorgeous Christmas in July cards for you and I sure hope you'll join us this week!  You could win 3 images from Dilly Beans, so why not join the fun...and get a start on your Christmas cards!!

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!!