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01 May, 2016

May 2016 Main Challenge

It's time to reveal a brand new More Than Words challenge with you all!
Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration & a creative challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiration - MOMENT
Creative Challenge - CLOCKS

What does the word MOMENT inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or simply be inspired by it.  Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you if not already obvious.

For this month's CLOCKS creative challenge, we ask that you use a clock or any part of a clock on your project.  You can choose from dials, hands, cogs and gears, pocket chains, pendulums or all of the above.

OK! No time to waste! We'll be counting the hours until we see what you create!

VERY IMPORTANT! You have to incorporate both parts of the challenge, the word inspiration and the creative challenge, on your project to be eligible to win.  When we vote, we specifically look for projects that display BOTH requirements, and not just the word or the creative challenge.  Just look at our DT members' interpretation as example.

Remember that you must include our board image and a link 
to our blog in your entry post.
Please check out our rules in the RULES tab above.

Nicole: "Some of my favorite MOMENTs are the ones I spend with my boyfriend of 10 years, Yves! We always have the most wonderful time, whether we are out and about on some adventure or just at home doing absolutely nothing together.  My interpretation of the creative challenge is fairly obvious with over 30 CLOCK images on my project, from the many clock faces on my background paper to the chipboard stickers, brads, badges and metal trinket."

Rachael: "This MOMENT was just perfect for this challenge.  As my chipboard title indicates, my page is all about a special "father & daughter moment": the beautiful photo was taken on Father's Day 2015.  For the creative challenge, I have used numerous CLOCK images as well as hands/dials."

Valia: "There is beauty in time and there is time in beauty.  And a MOMENT may even last forever...  For the creative part of the challenge, I used 
a chipboard CLOCK and an empty hourglass."

Di: "I was inspired by the CLOCK images especially teamed with the word MOMENT.  It was just the perfect inspiration for me and all of which made this layout come together so easily.  I definitely had the whole 'time' thing happening in my layout."

Valérie: "It's important to create good times with our children because time flies! My layout documents a very special MOMENT with my little Princess. To incorporate the creative challenge, I drew a CLOCK on the background."

Helen: "The second girl on the right is my mother, just having fun with her friends on their last day as school students in 1968.  An unforgettable MOMENT for all of them!  For the CLOCKS part of the challenge, I used some metal elements 
from real clocks, gears and springs."

Julia: "This picture of me inspired me for the creation of this layout.  It shows one MOMENT of my life - they are dark or light, but always bright!  I added CLOCKs and gearwheels to accentuate the lifetime theme."

Elena: "I often look at the pictures of my children and realize that time is running so fast! All these special and happy moments are beautiful hours on the clock of my life. I used the word MOMENT in my title and some roman numerals inspired by CLOCKS."

Mona: "I used the word MOMENT in the sentiment 'Live in the moment'.  The creative challenge inspired me to create a steampunk style canvas 
featuring a variety of CLOCKS and cogs."

Heather: "Both the word and the creative challenge inspired me to create about a phase in my daughter's life when she was into dressing up into particular styles.  It's a MOMENT in her life that has already passed and is unlikely to ever return.  It was a fleeting phase and both the CLOCKS used and the word symbolize this."

Lilibleu: "I took this picture on Aix Island, a small island near the French coast, while my son was staring at the sea.  When I saw the challenge with CLOCKS and the word MOMENT, I interpreted it two ways... first, by using a photo that would make me feel like time had stopped (Axel seems so lost in his thoughts), then with an overepresentation of clocks, some with hands, some without, 
to reinforce the notion of frozen time."

Pamela: "Moments are a snapshot in time!  Time is fleeting - it goes by too fast.  This is the only photo of my father as a small child with his father.  He passed when my dad was twelve.  There are only ten photos of them together.  Time is precious and every MOMENT should be cherished.  I stencilled CLOCKS into the background as well as using hardware clocks to convey time passing so quickly."

Arantzazu: "When I saw this challenge, I thought about my childhood in those moments that have escaped me over time, but they are still alive within me!  I used the word MOMENT in my title and used several CLOCKS on my page, 
some stamped, some chipboard, some paper!"

Kareen: "Wherever you are on the planet during a trip, there are wonderful moments and others more 'ordinary'.  My picture reflects that, an ordinary MOMENT in the plane between Quebec and Paris. For the CLOCKS creative challenge, I have decided to add different cogs and gears mixed in with my flower clusters."

We hope that you are inspired by all these beautiful creations from our DT!

All our prizes include international postage!!!


a $50 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:

"The Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts brands are owned and manufactured by Artdeco Creations Pty Ltd which also manufactures other leading craft brands.  Artdeco Creations is one of the world's great die manufacturers with a long history of quality products which are bespoke and boutique.  Our dies are very intricate with beautiful fine features and are of the highest quality.  We have a dedicated team of wonderful people who are crafters designing for crafters.  We love what we do and take pride in our designs and work."

Next, 4 runners up will each be awarded a prize as follows:


a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES


a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO

(image below is for illustration purposes only)


a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75


a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC

In addition, we will draw a one random winner from all eligible entries!


a $25 prize package from COLOUR BLAST

(exactly as shown below)

Each month, we hand pick a winner from all participants who have not made it to our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow.  We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc.  Who knows what will we be looking for?  That's why we call it our Mystery Winner!


a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU

And last but certainly not least we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our May blog posts.


a $25 USD prize package from GRAPHIC 45

(exactly as shown below)

To learn more about all our generous sponsors, click on the SPONSORS tab above!

We cannot wait to see you interpretation of our 
May MOMENT & CLOCKS Main Challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by May 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

PS: Remember our DT Callout 
for which you can find all the details HERE
We hope that you will apply!


  1. Wow! Veeeery inspring! Musi join this challange this Time!

  2. Such amazing creations ladies! I am totally blown away! So inspiring.... This challenge will be a big challenge for me since I really have a difficult time using clocks!

  3. Awesome reveal everyone, so much wonderful inspiration here. Love them all.

  4. fabulous new challenge! love it!

  5. WOW girls your creations are so inspiring ! Love all them !

  6. Fantastic reveal :) looking forward to this challenge :)

  7. Great reveal! You are very inspiring!

  8. Amazing talent and inspiration from the DT! Thanks for the great challenge!

  9. All of the creations of the DT are so very, very gorgeous and filled with inspiration. Where to start?!

  10. Oh, that's pure inspiration. I'm like Big Muzzy: I like clocks)))))

  11. Superb! Thank for inspiration!

  12. I love the creations i see here!!!

  13. WOW, beautifuls creations and cool challenge!

  14. Beautiful pages! My mind is buzzing with ideas!😀

  15. Great challenge and beautiful DT inspirations!

  16. stunning layout <3 <3 <3 a challenge to live up to my expectations ... See you soon

  17. Amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing all projects!!! xo

  18. Amazing!! soo much wonderful inspirations here, thanks for this great theme!!

  19. All done

  20. Well, this is going to be a real challenge for me... let's give it a go :)

  21. All done!

  22. Morgeous inspiration. Maybe I try make something this month :D

  23. Oooh! Just Fabulous challenge! The Dt's work are so inspiring and creative with all clocks, cogs and how they inspired the words moments, Mind blowing! Time for work now:))))

  24. Another lovely challenge:) Already got a project in my head!!! Love it!:)

  25. Love the inspiration provided by your design team! So many talented ladies.

  26. Wow awesome creations ladies,and love the fun challenge..xx

  27. Wow! Veeeery inspring! Love love love

  28. Such a beautiful inspiration from the team, thank you all!
    It's the first time for me that i enjoy this challenge but not the last i think, mabey next time i try to use a little bit more mixed media on it.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  29. such fantastic inspirations each month, great ideas and beautiful Layouts, many thanks!

  30. Gorgeous inspiration from you all, I really enjoyed playing along this month. The prize are fab! x

  31. Love this clock idea!! The DT hit this one out of the ball park!!

  32. What an inspirational reveal ladies!!!!!!!!

  33. Mi Dios.. como se superan mes a mes,. bellisimos todos!!

  34. Phyllis FernandezMay 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    So Amazing everyone's project, I'm always WOWED by the talent on this DT!

  35. Such wonderful creativity from the DT.

  36. I am so happy that I was able to squeeze in time to enter this challenge! What a fantastic theme and moodboard! Thanks!

  37. Great challenge with fab inspirations!!!

  38. My first time here!!! I'm so glad to participate!!!! WOW

  39. Идеальные работы! Спасибо за вдохновение!


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