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Thursday 15 February 2024

FEBRUARY Challenge REMINDER #19 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 This is a friendly reminder about the February challenge!!!


Here's a yummy card I made!! I can almost taste it!!!


If you have Cricut, you can check out how to make this card for yourself!!

Enjoy your chocolate and don't forget to play along!!!

Thursday 1 February 2024

FEBRUARY Challenge #19 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This is the month for chocolate (and love!!!) 

This was such a fun book to read!!! I really loved it as a child and then as a teacher, reading it to my class. 


Guest designer this month is Mia!!

~*~
 Hello! I am Mia. I am married to a wonderful husband and work as a senior scientific officer in the public sector in Athens, the capital of Greece. I love animals and I have canaries and cats.

I love art journaling, mixed media, and even digital creations. While I love coloring and making cute, elegant, vintage or romantic paper crafts, I often use non-traditional colors or try different styles or techniques. I also add collage and drawing, making quirky images.

I am a multi-crafter and enjoy painting, sewing, stitching, crocheting, and making jewelry and cosmetics. I also love writing poems and taking photos of nature (sky, sea, flowers, trees and critters). You may see my creations on my blog, Craftartista.
~*~

Here's Mia's awesome creation.

Here's what I created, a gift box to hold some Kisses!


Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!


Here are the Tops for Challenge #18!


#4 Elizabeth H.

#5 Gail L.

#14 Vicki


You three are invited to be a guest designer, if you choose. 
My email address is deannerc66ATgmail.com (change the AT to @), or use the CONTACT DEANNE in the sidebar, so please contact me because I would love for you to join me next challenge!!

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!! Please be sure to let me know how the book inspired you!

REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.

This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.

I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on FEBRUARY 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on FEBRUARY 29th.(Newfoundland time)

*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday 1 January 2024

JANUARY Challenge #18 Mr. Popper's Penguins

Happy New Year!!

OK, who read this book as a child and did you love it? I did!! I really wanted a pet penguin of my own after I read it!!

One of my favs!


Here's my project.

Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!


Here are the Tops for Challenge #17!


#3 Scrappy Horses

#6 Deb Horst

#9 Mia

You three are invited to be a guest designer, if you choose. 
My email address is deannerc66ATgmail.com (change the AT to @), or use the CONTACT DEANNE in the sidebar, so please contact me because I would love for you to join me next challenge!!

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!! Please be sure to let me know the book that inspired you!

REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.

This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.

I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on JANUARY 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on JANUARY 31st.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 1 December 2023

DECEMBER Challenge #17 Choose Your Own Adventure

This month YOU get to choose your own adventure
-that is you can CHOOSE your own BOOK to inspire you!

I chose this book...

Here's what I made.

Here are the Tops for Challenge #16


#1 Leslie T

#2 Lilly B

#5 Deb Horst

You are invited to be a guest designer, if you choose. 
My email address is HERE (or use the CONTACT DEANNE in the sidebar), so please contact me because I would love for you to join me next challenge!!

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!! Please be sure to let me know the book that inspired you!

REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.

This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.

I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on DECEMBER 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on DECEMBER 31st.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday 1 November 2023

NOVEMBER Challenge #16 The Thank You Book

 This month's book is The Thank You Book by Mo Willems.


Here's the book on YouTube, if you'd like to listen to it.

Guest designer this month is Elle-Jeanne with this cute card!!

Here's my project.

Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!

Here are the Tops for Challenge #15!


#2 Fabiola

#3 SmilynStef
#4 Lisa

You are all invited to be a guest designer, if you choose. 
My email address is HERE (or use the CONTACT DEANNE in the sidebar), so please contact me because I would love for you to join me next challenge!!

Thanks so much for participating last month and taking the time to play along in the challenge!!

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!!

REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.

This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.

I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on NOVEMBER 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on NOVEMBER 30th.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday 1 October 2023

OCTOBER Challenge #15 Where the Wild Things Are

 Yay!! October!!! A wild month, for sure so I decided to go with the book...


Listen to this amazing story.

Guest designer this month is Cornelia with this adorable card!!
Thanks so much! I love it!!!

Here's my project.

Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!

Here are the Tops for Challenge #14!


#1 Becca S

#2 Elle-jeanne

You are both invited to be a guest designer, if you choose. 
My email address is HERE, so please contact me because I would love for you to join me next challenge!!

Thanks so much for participating last month and taking the time to play along in the challenge!!

Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!!

REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.

This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.

I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.

2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.

3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.

4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.

5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.

6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on OCTOBER 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on OCTOBER 31st.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 1 September 2023

SEPTEMBER Challenge #14 The Tub People

 Yikes!!! September already!!! What??

This month the challenge book is The Tub People by Pam Conrad.


If you would like to listen to the story, here it is on YouTube.


This is a great story with lots of inspiration-family, relationship between boy and dog, loss, community workers, thank-you card for Dr. or Vet, project for your bathroom, swimming...
I decided to go with the tub theme and do a spa type of card :)


inside...
Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!

From this challenge on, there is no design team. I would like to give a big THANK-YOU to the design team members who have been such an inspiration since the beginning, which was August 2022.

Here are the Top 3 for Challenge #13!

Top 3 will be invited to be a guest designer, if they choose. 
My email address is HERE, for anyone who would like to participate or would like information on how to be a guest designer. I would love for you to join me next challenge!!



#2 Cornelia

*There is only one, as there weren't many entries this month.

Thanks so much to those who participated last month and took the time to play along in our challenge!!


Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!!


REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.


This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.


I HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.


2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.


3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.


4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.


5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.


6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!

7. Top 3/5 will have the opportunity to be guest designer!!


This challenge starts on SEPTEMBER 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on SEPTEMBER 30th.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday 1 August 2023

AUGUST Challenge #13 It Feels Good To Be Yourself

 This month's book is It Feels Good To Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn.

If you would like to listen to the story, here is the link at YouTube.

Let the story theme, the cover, the layout of the cover, the color scheme (USUALLY not just one color, unless the story permits it!) inspire you to get creative!!!

Before I get to the team projects, I would like to extend an invitation to you to be on the DT or be a guest DT. Check out THIS PAGE for details.

Take a look at the team's awesome creations!!

This is Becca's last project for the team. Thank you, Becca, for everything you've done for the team. Thank you for your time and creativity you put into the team.

Fiona

Mary

Deanne

Erin has stepped down. Thanks Erin, for your dedication to the team. Greatly appreciated!!

Thanks team!!! Great inspirations!!

Here are the Top 3 for Challenge #12!


#3 Fabiola

#4 Leslie T

#5 Cornelia


Thanks so much to those who participated last month and took the time to play along in our challenge!!


Looking forward to seeing you and your friends participate in our new challenge! Let's see where your creativity takes you!!


REMEMBER, you have to use the book/ cover/theme as inspiration.


This is NOT an "anything goes" challenge.


We HAVE to be able to see HOW the book inspired your creation. Thanks!!


1. PLEASE do not back-link. Your projects MUST be new.


2. You can create ANY kind of craft project you like.


3. Please, if it is unclear how you were inspired by the book, let us know.


4. You can enter each challenge up to 5 times, using different projects.


5. Challenge will be posted at the beginning of the month, on the 1st.


6. This challenge is just for FUN!! So, above all, have fun!


This challenge starts on AUGUST 1st at 12 AM and ends at 9 PM on AUGUST 31st.(Newfoundland time)


*Please note, entries that do not follow the theme, colors, layout and/or patterns or entries that do not link back to the blog challenge post will not be chosen as a favorite and may be removed.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter