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

#67-Laine-claimed
#66-Melodie-claimed
#65-MaxiBelle Studio -claimed
#64-second chance winner- Donna R -claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!Save

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


SNSS

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

Inky Impressions

Sami Stamps

The Paper Shelter

Crafty Sentiments

Bugaboo Stamps

A Day For Daisies

Sassy Studio Designs

Meljen Designs

Doodle Pantry

The Stamping Chef

Lacy Sunshine

Craft Classes Online

Dr. Digi's

Digistamps4joy

Dilly Beans Stamps

Delicious Doodles

Kelly Schelske

Kelly Schelske
Independent CTMH Consultant

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!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

#66-Festive Flourishes-Sami Stamps


 So I have quite a few things happening this week...first things first though...the winner from last week did not contact me to claim the prize so I have drawn another winner...the second chance winner for challenge #64 is Donna R (entry #18).  Please contact Kelly to claim your Crafty Sentiments prize Donna!
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http://www.thepapershelter.com/
Absolutely fabulous entries last week, thank you to everyone that played along with us! Our wonderful sponsor was The Paper Shelter and one lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter store!  Random.org has chosen entry 
#6-MaxiBelle Studio
Congratulations MaxiBelle Studio!  Please contact Kelly to claim your $20 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter and a huge thank you to them for sponsoring us last week!

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Before we get to your new challenge and new sponsor for this week, I would like to mention that I am looking for a few new design team members.  Please check out the link here or the Design Team Call tab at the top of the page for more info and I hope I see your email to apply:-)
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http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com/


This week, I am so excited to have a brand new sponsor with us- please welcome Sami Stamps!  Here's a little bit about them:

Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor! Sami Stamps provides a
variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I
hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps images as much as I enjoy
illustrating them!

If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!
Blog: www.samistamp.blogspot.com
Blog Shop: http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com/
Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamiStamps

Our challenge this week is Festive Flourishes...fitting I think for this time of year.  My design team has made some absolutely beautiful creations featuring Sami Stamps for you below.

Monica using Hot Cocoa

Denise using Winter Bell Owl

Ang using Bubble Fairy 

 
So now that you have seen their Festive Flourishes included in their creation, I hope you'll play along with us for you chance to win a $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!
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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, November 27, 2014

#65-All That Glitters-The Paper Shelter


Hmmm, ok well clearly I must of been lacking some glitter or sparkle in my life because last week's challenge was Bling Is The Thing and this week our challenge is All That Glitters:-)  He He!

Our lovely sponsor last week was the super fun Crafty Sentiments!  They have offered 3 digis (non colored) to one lucky person! 


I have used random.org to choose a number for me and that is entry 
#28-Meighan Wheller
Donna R  (entry #18) is our second chance winner
Congratulations Donna R!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Crafty Sentiments prize!  Thank you Crafty Sentiments!

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So as I said earlier, All That Glitters is our challenge for this week and at this time of year, I think it's a perfect challenge.


I love the images available from The Paper Shelter and am happy to have them back as our sponsor for this challenge! Not only do they have a $20 gift certificate available but they have also provided gorgeous images for my team to work with this week!

Here's a wee bit about The Paper Shelter:

"If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accesory sheet, etc."

Joanne using Fantasy On Ice

Maggie using Exotic Enchantment

Amy using Exotic Enchantment

Céline using  Fantasy On Ice

So there we have some gorgeous design team creations featuring All That Glitters and now it's your turn!  Show us your creation that fits our All That Glitters challenge this week, you could win a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter!! I hope you'll play along with us this week!

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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, November 20, 2014

#64-Bling Is The Thing-Crafty Sentiments


Fantastic entries last week featuring a Banner!  Our lovely sponsor was Bugaboo Stamps!  They have 7 digis available to one lucky person!  
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/


Our random.org chosen winner is entry 
#8-Sandra1968
Congratulations Sandra!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Bugaboo Stamps prize!

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 This week, I am pleased to welcome back Crafty Sentiments as our sponsor! They have 3 digis for one lucky person!
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
   
Our challenge this week is Bling Is The Thing...so please add some Bling to your creation!  Our design team has been lucky enough to work with images courtesy of our sponsor Crafty Sentiments and they have some fab creations for you below. 

 Monica using Fancy Dress

Judy using Mia Howdy

 
 

 

Excellent creations from my team as always!  Now it's your turn.  Please show us some Bling on your card for your chance to win 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments!

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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!!