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!

Design Team Call

If you are interested in joining our DT, please read the requirements below:
~Must have an active blog

~Be willing to make 1 (one) creation bi-weekly

~Be willing to comment on your share of challenge participants using a number system-again this is done bi-weekly

~ Have your projects posted to our DT blog on time and to your blog as well. Scheduled ahead of time is just fine

~ Enjoy having fun with a laid back group of great ladies!!

and if that suits you, email me your 3 favorite creations (smaller size picts please), your blog address as well as a wee bit about yourself- our team is very much an international team and I love that, so be sure to include where you are from, we need some DT mates from Canada and USA too! Previous DT experience is not required at all, so please don't be shy to apply!!

***Please scroll down for the current challenges as this will stay up top unil spaces are filled! If you play along in our challenge, why not enter the DT call?***

Winner's Corner

#72-Darlene P
#71-second chance winner-Asha

#70-Indy-claimed
#69-Joyce-claimed
#68-Sue U-claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!Save

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


The Stamping Boutique

Sami Stamps

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

Lemon Shortbread

A Random fan

Lacy Sunshine

SNSS

Inky Impressions

The Paper Shelter

Bugaboo Stamps

A Day For Daisies

Sassy Studio Designs

Meljen Designs

Doodle Pantry

Craft Classes Online

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#73-Lots of Embellies-The Stamping Boutique


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So first things first....it makes me sad when someone doesn't claim their prize because we have such awesome sponsors but last week our winner did not claim their prize in the time allotted so I have re-drawn and the second chance winner is Asha!  So Asha, please contact Kelly to claim your Lemon Shortbread prize!
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Wow!  Gorgeous entries in our fun Birthday challenge last week!  Lucky you, we had Sami Stamps as our sponsor, so one lucky person will win a $12 gift certificate to the Sami Stamps store!


http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com/

The random.org chosen winner who has followed our challenge rules is entry
#17-Darlene Pavick
Congratulations Darlene!!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!

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So now I have yet another new sponsor for you again this week!  I am so happy to have some fabulous new companies sponsoring our challenge blog this year.  Some are returning favorites, some are newer finds and some are old friends back again! 

http://www.thestampingboutique.com/category_1/Digital-stamps..htm
The Stamping Boutique is our sponsor this week and in addition to providing our wonderful design team with images to work wiht for this challenge, they have also offered 2 images to one lucky person who plays along (and follows the rules) with us!

Our challenge is Lots of Embellies!  So dig out your favorite embellishments and add them to your card! No CAS cards here this week!!

My team has yet again provided gorgeous creations for you to all see before you begin your own Lots of Embellies card!!

Amy using   Summer Fun With Audrey

Now I hope you will pop on over to the design team members to leave them some love on their beautiful creations this week and then come on back and enter your card below!  You could 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!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

#72-Birthdays-Sami Stamps


Beautiful Girly Girl entries last week, thank you for playing along with us!  We were so lucky to have Lemon Shortbread as our sponsor!  Vera has offered 3 digis to one lucky person!
http://lemonshortbread.etsy.com/


I have used random.org to choose the winner and the lucky person is entry
#15-Scatty Jan
second chance winner is 
Asha
Congratulations Scatty Jan Asha!  Please contact Kelly to claim your prize of 3 digis from Lemon Shortbread!

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http://samistampsshop.blogspot.ca/

This week, I am happy to have Sami Stamps joining us for a new challenge.  Sami has offered a $12 gift certificate to one lucky person and not only that, but she has graciously given images to the design team to use for their cards this week.

Our challenge for you is Birthdays...see easy right?!?  Here are our wonderful creation from the DT and more to follow:-)  Thank you to Sami Stamps for sponsoring us this week.

 
 

So now that you have had a chance to check out the great DT creations, I sure hope you'll play along us this week. Enter your card below and as long as you have followed our rules below, you could be our lucky winner of a $12 gift certificate to Sami 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, January 8, 2015

#71-Girly Girl- Lemon Shortbread



Excellent entries for our first challenge of 2015!  Thank you to those that played along with us!  We had a brand new sponsor on board with us-A Random Fan and I'm so hapy to have them with us this year!  One lucky person will win 3 digis of their very own choice courtesy of Sherry at A Random Fan!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ARandomFan 

I have used random.org to pick a winner from last challenge and that lucky person is entry 
#9-Indy
Congratulations Indy!  Please contact Kelly to claim your 3 digis from A Random Fan!

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This week, I have so happy to announce another brand new sponsor with us for this crafty year!   Lemon Shortbread is a super fun shoppe that carries high quality digi stamps, ACEOs and illustrations in pop and shoujo style. They have offered 3 digis to one lucky crafter!

http://lemonshortbread.etsy.com/

Our challenge this week is Girly Girl!  So make a Girly Girl card and you'll fit the challenge!  My team has been lucky enough tot work with digis from our sponsor Lemon Shortbread and here are their Girly Girl creations!
 Fantastic cards for the Girly Girls in our lives, so now I hope you'll enter your card below!  you could win 3 digis from Lemon Shortbread, so why not!  Have fun and happy crafting!
 
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, January 1, 2015

#70-For The Kids- A Random Fan


Happy New Year everyone!  Thank you for joining us throughout 2014 and I sure hope you will again now in 2015. Wishing you all a fabulous, happy and healthy 2015!
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

Our fabulous challenge last week Anything Goes was sponsored by the equally fabulous Lacy Sunshine! They have offered 3 digis to one lucky crafter!  I have used random.org to choose my winner and that is entry
#40-Joyce
Congratulations Joyce!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Lacy Sunshine prize of 3 digis!

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I am so very excited to start 2015 off with not only a new design team member but also a brand new sponsor!  Please welcome Sherry from A Random Fan to the Creative Knockouts's lineup of fantabulous sponsors for 2015!

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


I would also like to welcome our new design team member-Bunny Hoyle.  Here's a bit about Bunny!- "Hey, y’all. What an honor it is to be chosen as part of this Design Team. I’m computer challenged, was computer challenged last year and I don’t have any hope for 2015. I live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I’m married to my best friend, have children, grandchildren and the best pet in the world. His name is Woolfie the Bear. He’s a stuffed teddy bear and he knows he’s not real. I’ve been making cards for about 5 years. I’ve taught a few girlfriends how to make cards. Okay, so I got them addicted to it. My motto is: It’s only paper. If it ticks you off, throw it in the recycle bin. When you get a chance, stop by my blog and have a look. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com"

 
Our challenge this week is For The Kids and my team has been lucky enough to work with some great images courtesy of our sponsor A Random Fan.  I hope you'll visit our designers as well as our sponsor and then come on back and enter your card! Why don't you enter our DT call too while you're at it?  Click here for more info:-)

Bunny using Superboy


Nancy using Superboy




Lovely creations For The Kids in our lives and I hope you'll join in the fun this week!  One lucky person will win 3 digis from A Random Fan just for playing along.

If you love playing along in our challenge, why don't you enter our DT call?  Click here for more info:-)

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, December 25, 2014

#69-Anything Goes-Lacy Sunshine


First off, I would like to thank you all very much for a wonderful year, thank you for participating in our challenges and making 2014 a successful year for Creative Knockouts!  I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year! 

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/


Our sponsor for last week's Winter Wonderland challenge was Sweet N Sassy Stamps and they have offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky person.  I have used random.org to choose a winner for me and that lucky person is entry
#20-Sue U
Congratulations Sue!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Sweet N Sassy Stamps gift certificate.

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This week, I am happy to have Lacy Sunshine back as our sponsor. 
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Lacy Sunshine images are fantastic and I am so happy to have them back with us as our sponsor this week.  They have offered 3 digis to one lucky crafter as our prize this week.  Since it is Christmas and the holidays are busy, our challenge is Anything Goes!  So hopefully it will be easier to play along.  Our team has been lucky enough to use images from Lacy Sunshine and they have showcased them beautifully below.  

Céline using Lizabeth Wedding Bliss

A few are still to come as people are busy with families and I will upload them soon but we do have some gorgeous creations below to get you started in our Anything Goes challenge this week.

*** Don't forget our DT call is still open, info is at the top of the blog***
Be sure to visit the DT to leave them some love on their gorgeous works of art and then come on back and enter your card!  I know it's the holidays and everyone is busy with their families and friends and that's as it should be, but hopefully you get some crafty time as well and you get a chance to play along with us.  You could win 3 digis from Lacy Sunshine just for playing 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, December 18, 2014

#68-Winter Wonderland-Sweet N Sassy Stamps



*** Don't forget our DT call is still open***

Gorgeous creations from everyone who entered or challenge last week, thank you for playing along with us!

http://www.inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.com/

Our fabulous sponsor was Inky Impressions and they have a $10 gift certificate available for one lucky person!  Random.org has been used to choose our winner and that person is entry
#20-Laine
Congratulations Laine!!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $10 gift certificate from Inky Impressions!
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http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/


This week, I am happy to say that we have Sweet N Sassy Stamps joining us again.  I love their images and they are a fabulous company to work with, so I am delighted to have them back.  They have kindly donated a $10 gift certificate to on lucky person who joins us this week for our Winter Wonderland challenge. 

To show you some beautiful cards featuring gorgeous images from Sweet N Sassy, here are my design team' Winter Wonderland creations.



Denise using  You Light Up My Life Snowman

Pam - Christmas Candle




Nancy using You Light Up My Life Snowman



Gorgeous creations as always and if you think you'd like to play along with us as art of the design team, have a look right here at the design team call...I hope to see your submission!

Be sure to visit the DT to leave them some love on their gorgeous works of art and then come on back and enter your card!  You could win a $10 gift certificate to Sweet N Sassy just for playing 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, December 11, 2014

#67-Tis The Season-Inky Impressions


Welcome back to Creative Knockouts!  Our Design Team Call is in full swing, please be sure to check it out here if you would like to be a part of this great team!
http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com/
Gorgeous entries in our Festive Flourishes challenge sponsored by the lovely Sami Stamps!  One lucky person will win a $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!  Random.org has chosen entry
#2 - Melodie
Congratulations Melodie !!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps and a huge thank you to them for sponsoring us!
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I'm super excited to welcome Inky Impressions back!  Love these images and so happy to be able to showcase 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 for you is Tis The Season and are here are some lovely creations from my amazing design team....featuring Inky Impressions images and sentiment

I hope you'll join us this week and shoe us your Tis The Season creations!  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!!