Thursday, February 16, 2023

#488-Birthday Wishes- All Dressed Up

Hello and welcome back to Creative Knockouts!  
The winner of our last challenge (#486) did not claim their prize and because we are now bi weekly, I am behind on a 2nd chance winner but that person is entry #61-Andrea La Vigne.  Congratulations Andrea, please contact Kelly to claim your prize courtesy of Alex Syberia Designs!

Question for you.....would it work better if I chose a new winner mid challenge (which was my initial plan, but hasn't happened for one reason or another) if the first winner did not contact me in time?  I think a week is long enough to check back in all honesty and it takes 2 seconds to see if you're the winner, but feel that leaving it for the full 2 weeks kind of puts things really behind and draws it out for claiming prizes for the sponsor and such especially if it takes more than one re draw for the winner to claim their prize....would love your feedback so please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment with your suggestions! 

So last challenge was super fun!  Such great entries in our Love is in the Air/Valentine's or a color challenge of  red/white and pink challenge!  Our fabulous sponsor was The Paper Shelter and one lucky person will be the winner of 3 images courtesy of The Paper Shelter.
 Our lucky winner is entry
#25-Lisa Johnson
Congratulations Lisa!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize Wednesday, March 1 at 10pm MST.
 So this week, our fabulous sponsor is All Dressed Up and along with donating images for my team to create with for our challenge this time around, they have also offered 2 images to one lucky person that joins in the crafty fun!  
Our challenge this time around is Birthday Wishes- so a birthday card for a child, a masculine or feminine one- anything birthday related is perfect!
What lovely creations from my team this week and I sure hope you join us in the Birthday Wishes challenge and your chance to win 2 images courtesy of All Dressed Up stamps!
We also have a DT call on right now if you would like to join us!  Please see the tab at the top of the blog for more info and I sure hope to see your email!
This challenge will be open until 11:59pm Mountain time Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.

Our challenge rules are as follows, please follow them or your entry will not count:
Please be sure to follow our rules before linking up AND check back to see if you are the winner-you must contact Kelly
~your project must be new, no backlinks  
~you must link directly to your creation as well as back to the challenge blog   
~you may combine challenges for a total of 10 - not 15, 20 or a kazillion, 10 only please   
~please follow our blog so that you know if you have won!  
~you may enter 3 times
~the winner has until 10 pm MST/MDT the following Wednesday to claim their prize (use the contact Kelly link in every post) or it will be re-drawn. 
~Have fun and get crafty!


  1. Thanks for asking for input from participants regarding prizes. Usually one week would be long enough to reach out to you regarding a prize, but you may want to factor in that sometimes people are traveling (such as going on a cruise) and don't have easy internet access. Giving a full 2 weeks may allow for anyone on a trip to have time to contact you. I hadn't ever considered this before, but I happen to be leaving on a cruise to the Bahamas in early March, and I opted not to pay for internet on the ship, so that's what made me think of this.

    1. Thank you very much for the feedback Carrie! I will keep it as it was before, announce the winner every challenge, now it's just every 2 weeks instead of weekly:-) Enjoy your cruise!

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    1. I often miss the deadline on prizes due to my health and just not being able to get online, however thats just how it is and i wouldn't expect blogs to wait as sometimes i just can't catch up when ive been out for several days. You put so much effort into running these challenge blogs for us to join in and enjoy that it must be easy for you to keep on top of, so do what works for you. EmmaT

  3. beautiful cards by the disgn team. Thans for the challenge and the inspiration.


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