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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

#50-Holly Hughes (#5)
#49-Jacki-claimed
#48-re-draw winner- Emily-claimed
#47- Anne-claimed

Please contact Kelly to claim your prize!

Our Featured Sponsor for this challenge


Digistamps4joy

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

Bugaboo Stamps

A Day For Daisies

Sassy Studio Designs

Dilly Beans Stamps

Crafty Sentiments

Lacy Sunshine

Inky Impressions

Dr. Digi's

The Stamping Chef

SNSS

The Paper Shelter

Doodle Pantry

Meljen Designs

My Creative Classroom

Delicious Doodles

Kelly Schelske

Kelly Schelske
Independent CTMH Consultant

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#51-Tag- You're It- Digistamps4joy


Lovely entries in our Favorite Activity challenge!  I think it must of stumped a few but great entries!!  Our sponsor was Bugaboo Stamps and they have offered up 7 digis to one lucky person! 

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
 The lucky random.org chosen winner is entry
#5- Holly Hughes
Congratulations Holly!  Please contact Kelly to claim your Bugaboo Stamps prize!!
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This week, I am pleased to welcome back digistamps4joy to the Creative Knockouts challenge!
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop

Here's a little bit about them:

From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles! Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa. Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa. With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with. DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge. Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.
Digistamps4Joy is proud to sponsor this challenge, and is offering a prize of $10 worth of DS4J digis to the challenge winner.
 
I am pleased to welcome Emily from the digistamps4joy DT as our Guest Designer this challenge.  Here is a bit about Emily along with her wonderful creation!

I am EMILY and I live in Pennsylvania, Unit
I am EMILY and I live in Pennsylvania, United States. First off, I am a Christian, Blood bought, spirit filled child of the Most High God. I am a SAH, homeschool mom who has been married for 14 years to my wonderful hubby, Tim. We have one beautiful daughter, Kierstynne. I am a crafter, daughter, grand daughter, sister, friend, teacher, student, aunt, and can do anything because I am woman.
I have been a member of the Digistamps4Joy Design Team since January 2014, and I love this team! My blog is  http://emsmanythoughts.blogspot.com

 

and here are some wonderful creations from my team featuring Tags as the project or on the project!

Helen  using Bettie Bow

 
Lovely entries from our DT as always and now it's your turn to play along- Tag-You're It!  Show us a tag on your project or a tag as your project and you could win $10 in digis from digistamps4joy!

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 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!!