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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 8:00PM MST/MDT the following Wednesday 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

#95-Julie T (entry #6)
#94-Dora-claimed
#93-Andrea W-claimed
#92-forfeighted


Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!Save

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Fred She Said

A huge thank you to the following wonderful companies that have sponsored us throughout 2015

Doodle Pantry

Arybymiran

Lemon Shortbread

The Stamping Boutique

Sami Stamps

Lacy Sunshine

Color Ink Dighital

SNSS

Bugaboo Stamps

A Day For Daisies

Imagine That!

Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

Meljen Designs

Inky Impressions

The Paper Shelter

Craft Classes Online

Drawn With Character

All Dressed Up

A Random fan

Sassy Studio Designs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#96-Banner/Pennant-All Dressed Up



Welcome back to Creative Knockouts!  The last chance winner from challenge #92 did not contact me, so that prize has been forfeited.  Terribly unfortunate if you ask me, our sponsors are so wonderful so please check back to the challenge blog if you have entered! 
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Last weeks challenge had some wonderful entries!  Thank you for playing along with us! 

http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/
Our lovely sponsor was Fred She Said and one lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate!  Random.org has chosen entry
#6-Julie T
Congratulations Julie!  Please contact Kelly to claim the $10 gift certificate to Fred She Said.
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I couldn't be happier to have All Dressed Up back with us this week!  

https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

They have the cutest images and I just love them!  Our challenge for you this week is to include a Banner or Pennant on your card.  My design team has been lucky enough to work with images from All Dressed Up in addition to them providing a great prize of 2 digis for one lucky person! 

Here are their wonderful creations featuring fab images from All Dressed Up and a banner or pennant on their card.

Bonnie using Fairy Magic

Denise using Little Patch Puppy

Amy using Rock My World

Nancy using Rock My World

Jennifer using Rock My World


I love these cards!  I sure hope you will play along with us as well and you could win 2 digis from All Dressed Up.  Just use a Banner or Pennant on your card and enter below!  Be sure to check back next Thursday if you do enter so you don't miss out on the prize if you're the lucky winner!

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 25, 2015

#95-Buttons-Fred She Said

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The 2nd chance winner has not contacted me to claim the prize from challenge # 92 so the last chance winner is Confessions of a Papersniffer!  Congratulations and please contact Kelly to claim your Lemon Shortbread prize! 
Prize has gone unclaimed 3 times so it has been forfeited!-Terribly disappointing so please check back if you have entered our challenge!
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Great entries in last weeks Funny card challenge!  We had the super fun Doodle Pantry on board as our wonderful sponsor and they have offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky person!
http://doodlepantry.com/
Our lucky random.org chosen winner is entry
#8-Dora!  
Congratulations Dora! Please contact Kelly to claim your Doodle Pantry prize!
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https://payhip.com/fredshesaid

Wow, we have such awesome sponsors this year and I am pleased to welcome back Fred She Said as our sponsor this year.
 The design team has been given images to work with for their design team creation and they have also offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky crafter!
Our challenge this week is Buttons!  So show us some buttons on your card.  Here's a look at what my team has done featuring buttons and Fred She Said images!


Wonderful creations featuring Buttons this week from my design team.  I hope you will join us and enter your card below.  Please read the rules before linking up and you could win a $10 gift certificate to Fred She Said!

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 18, 2015

#94-Humorous Card-Doodle Pantry


*****Challenge #92 second chance winner did not contact me so the last chance winner is Confessions of a Papersniffer!  Congrats,  please contact Kelly to claim your Lemon Shortbread prize!*****
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Gorgeous entries in last weeks Use Your Stash challenge!  We were lucky enough to have Art byMiran as our sponsor and one lucky person will receive 3 gorgeous images of their choice!

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/artbymiran

I have used random.org to pick me a winner and that lucky person is  entry
#4-Andrea W
Congratulations Andrea!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize from Art byMiran.
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So this week we have Doodle Pantry joining us and I couldn't be happier.  Laurie's images are so fun and fitting for this challenge I think.  The challenge this week is to make a Humorous Card.

http://doodlepantry.com/ 
Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

 I am happy to announce Amy Cohen has joined our team!  Here is a bit about Amy and a look at her first DT make for Creative Knockouts!

Hello Crafty Peeps...my name is Amy Cohen- I have scrapbooking for 15 years and cardmaking for 3 years.  I love working with Copics and digital images.  My favorite way to embellish my cards is using mu Cuttlebug and dies...also flowers- love me some flowers. I just recently started a blog and joining in on all the fun Design Teams and challenges.  I am officially addicted!! I love to go into my craft room and listen to some Pandora and light a yummy candle and CREATE.  I live in Sunny Arizona with my super supportive hubbie and 15 year old son.  We spend a lot of time together playing volleyball in the pool and playing cards and board games.  I also have 3 adorable kitty cats!!  I look forward to many more Creative Knockout friendships!!

Amy using Decadent Desserts

 Denise using Ants in My Pants

Fantastic creations from my design team!  Funny cards all the way around and now it's your turn to play along with us.  Show us your funny card for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry.
 

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 11, 2015

#93-Use Your Stash-ArtbyMiran



***Last chance winner for challenge #90 is Lynn in NI!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize from The Stamping Boutique***

Lovely entries in our Ribbons/Bows challenge from last week!  Thank you to everyone that played along with and a huge thank you to our sponsor Lemon Shortbread!

http://lemonshortbread.etsy.com/
Random.org is what I have used to choose our winner this week and that is lucky entry
#17-Stacey S
#31-Aunty Sue
Confessions of a Papersniffer
Congratulations Confessiins of a Papersniffer!  Please contact Kelly to claim your digis from Lemon Shortbread.
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This week brings us Art byMiran as our challenge sponsor and they have graciously offered 3 digis as a prize for one lucky winner as well as provided my design team with images to work with for this weeks challenge!  What is the challenge you ask....it's an easy one-Use Your Stash-so pull out those neglected items you may have tucked away in the corner....brads, eyelets, older pattern paper, etc and let's see it on your card!

Here are some wonderful works of art by my design team featuring images from Art byMiran and items from their stash!

  Jen using Party Time Patti


Cathy using Blowing Bubbles




Absolutely gorgeous creations by my team again this week!  I hope you'll join us with your Use Your Stash items, you could win 3 digis from Art byMiran!

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 4, 2015

#92-Ribbons and Bows-Lemon Shortbread


Oh my gosh you guys, your killin' me!  Challenge #89 re-draw winner did not contact me, so last chance winner is for that challenge is Helen!  AND Challenge #90's winner did not contact me, so the last chance winner for that one isLynn in NI  Ladies, please contact Kelly to claim your prizes and PLEASE follow our blog or check back to see if you have won.  I always have it ont he sidebar as well so you don't have to scroll through posts.  It seems a pity to enter our challenges and then not bother to check back to see if you have won when we have very dedicated weekly players that play along continuously!! I usually see the winners enter that very challenge but don't bother to contact me to claim the prize! 

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http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
So last week we had the super fun Bugaboo Stamps on board as our sponsor and they have graciously offered 7 digis to one lucky crafter!  
 Wonderful entries in our Tic Tac Toe challenge!!  Our winner is entry
#18-Lucy E
Congratulations Lucy, please contact Kelly to claim your prize.  You have until 8pm June10! 

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So now before we get to this week's challenge, I just want to say that I am looking for 1 or 2 more design team members to add to our group.  If you are interested, please check the Design Team call tab up above and send me an email.  No experience necessary, so don't be shy!

http://lemonshortbread.etsy.com/
So this week, I am delighted to welcome back Lemon Shortbread as our lovely sponsor.  Vera has gorgeous images and has offered 3 digis to one lucky player as well as images for my team to work with for this weeks challenge.  Ribbons and Bows is our challenge this week, so let's see ribbon and/or bows on your creation.  It can be one or the other or both, whatever you choose!  

Here are some fabulkous creations from my design team!


Bonnie using Ethnic Necklaces Girl

Nancy using Shoujo Beehive Girl

Jennifer using 80's Starry Girl


I sure hope you will join us this week and be sure to check the post if you played along last week to see if you were the lucky winner!  One person from this weeks entries will win 3 digis from Lemon Shortbread!

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!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#91-Tic Tac Toe- Bugaboo Stamps


Our Washi Tape Wonders challenge winner did not contact me so I have re-drawn and the winner is Helen!  Congratulations Helen, please contact Kelly to claim your Sami Stamps gift certificate!
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http://www.thestampingboutique.com/category_1/Digital-stamps..htm

Absolutely fabulous entries in our Sentimentally Yours challenge from last week!  Also, a huge thank you to The Stamping Boutique for sponsoring us!  

We had 77 wonderful entries!  Our random.org chosen winner is entry
#29-Debi B
 Belinda B
Last Chance Winner-Lynn in NI
CongratulationsLynn!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize courtesy of The Stamping Boutique!

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http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

So now onto this week!  I am happy to welcome back Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.  Along with images provided to my design team, they have also offered up 7 free digis to one lucky crafter!

Our challenge this week is this fun Tic Tac Toe board!  So how this works is you need to choose one line-straight or diagonal and use all three elements of that line.  Be sure to include what it was you have used form the board!

Here is the board:

STAMP(DIGI OR RUBBER)
EMBOSSING
DIE CUTS/PUNCHES
DISTRESSING
SENTIMENT
SHAPED CARD
FLOWERS
WASHI TAPE
RIBBON/TWINE

  I am pleased to share with you the crafty makes from my design team.  Have a visit to each on of their blogs and then come on back here and enter your creation!

Joanne using Thanks A Latte


Tamie using Umbrella Teddy
Row 1 : Stamp: Digi  Embossing: Sentiment heat embossed in white and Die Cuts: Circles

 

Cathy using 

Make It Snappy Fairy

 

Maggie using Thor Superhero

 

Jessa using Love Monsters

Tic Tac Toe - Stamp, Sentiment and Ribbon

 

Jen using Scene It- Ladybug Birthday

Tic-Tac-Toe: Stamp, Sentiment, Ribbon



Lovely creations this week from my design team.  I know I say that every week, but I truly mean it!  I hope you can play along with us this week as well as you will have a chance to 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, May 21, 2015

#90-Sentimentally Yours-The Stamping Boutique



Well, it seems people enter our challenge but can't be bothered to check back to see if they won.  It's rather disheartening because I see an awful lot of regular players here and it makes me sad when people don't claim their prizes.  We have a ton of fabulous sponsors on board with us this year, so please be sure to check back to see if you have won.  This is the last redraw I will do for challenge #87.  
Lou Sims is our third time's a charm winner for a $7.5 euro COLORInk Digital gift certificate!  Congratulations Lou!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!
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http://samistamps.blogspot.com/


We were so lucky to have Sami Stamps as our sponsor last week!  I love Sami's work and one lucky person will win a $12 gift certificate just for playing along with us.  Remember folks, we do have a limit of numbers of combined entries, so please follow the challenge rules as posted below as well as at the top of the blog.  If your number is chosen and you have not followed the rules...yes I do check!  Then I will re-draw a new winner.  Last week's cards featuring Washi Tape were fabulous and I have some ideas to use for the next time I pull my washi tape out!  Our lucky winner is entry
#19-Jenny
Lorraine A 
Helen
Congratulations Helen!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Sami Stamps gift certificate.

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http://www.thestampingboutique.com/category_1/Digital-stamps..htm

Please welcome back The Stamping Boutique as our wonderful sponsor this week!  They have kindly offered 2 digis to one lucky crafter and also provided our design team with some wonderful images to work with.  Our challenge this week you ask....it is Sentimentally Yours.  So basically I would like to see you include a sentiment on your card....inside, outside, it doesn't matter to me but just sure we can see it.

Here are some fabulous creations from my team featuring images from The Stamping Boutique and our challenge-Sentimentally Yours!


Bonnie using Daisy Fairy

Jennifer using Chemistry Set

 

Nancy using Patchwork Pig


Excellent creations from my team again this week and I sure hope you will join us.  I would love to see your Sentimentally Yours creations and you could even win 2 digis from The Stamping Boutique!

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!!