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01 October, 2017

October 2017 Main Challenge

Happy October everyone!

This month is normally all about scary things that go bump in the night!
Well, we thought that we would go against the grain 
and offer you something totally different as a Main Challenge!

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Make sure to carefully read our instructions below.

Word Inspiration - DELICATE
Creative Challenge - FABRICS

What does the word DELICATE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!

For our creative challenge this month, we ask that you incorporate on your project some type(s) of FABRIC! You can decide to either do some lacing with your favourite satin ribbon, include a lovely piece of vintage lace, decorate with some burlap or even go trendy by adding a touch of denim. Dress up your project in whatever textile your creative heart fancies!

To be eligible to win, you have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge, 
the word inspiration and the creative challenge.
Just look at our designers' projects and descriptions as examples.

You must also include our board image as well as a link to our blog in your entry post.  AND you may combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges.

Please check out all our challenge rules in the RULES tab above.

Now let's see what our amazing DT have come up with
to showcase this month's word and incorporate the creative challenge!

Janice: Sarah's wedding dress was layered with fine, delicate and intricate lacework. The straps were made by sewing a few pieces of the delicate lacework together, thanks to a very clever dressmaker. The dress was gorgeous, as was the bride. The chipboard pieces resemble the very delicate gypsophila, baby's breath, which the girls wore in their hair and had in their bouquets. I have added pieces of the lacework to my background and added a fabric bloom.

Valerie: My boy is super active, but he is also a very DELICATE boy. He can be so sweet and affectionate. I used a photo on which he makes his most delicate adorable smile. I added some FABRIC doilies and flowers.

Lilibleu: To illustrate this month's theme, I wanted to create a very feminine page, as DELICATE as the dress on the picture that flows slightly in the wind. I also used flowers and arabesques to reinforce this impression of delicateness. To represent FABRICS, I chose to add to my page two different types of laces, a pretty crocheted lacework under the photo and a cotton lace that I tied in a bow.

Elena: What is the most DELICATE in the world? Of course it is flowers and little girls! I really like both. I incorporated on my project these types of FABRICS: gauze, lace, ribbon and pieces of pretty fabric with beautiful roses.

Kavitha: What is more DELICATE than a little girl and flowers? I made a canvas with a beautiful little girl and lots of flowers. For the creative challenge, 
I used some lace bits and FABRIC flowers.

Heather: Butterflies are so DELICATE and fragile. When I took this photo I noticed that one of the butterfly's wings seemed to be crooked, but it still could fly ok and this inspired my journaling. I used some FABRIC under my photo 
which gave the art journal page more texture and depth.

Mary: The word DELICATE brought to my mind the day that every woman dreams of since she's just a little girl. On this special day, she gets dressed in a delicate wedding dress with her hair embellished with flowers and a beautiful veil... so soft and romantic... so delicate. For the creative challenge, I used two different 
laces and some cheesecloth behind the photo.

Aga: With this month's challenge I wanted to show that my journals could be DELICATE. I used a lace napkin (doily) and beautiful 
delicate flowers for the FABRICS creative challenge.

Di: I wanted to create a layout that was all soft and feminine. I have used a little quote that says 'a DELICATE thought is a flower of the mind' for the word part of the challenge. I have included some lace, a ribbon and some lovely 
feminine mesh for the FABRICS creative challenge.

Heike: The word inspiration for this month's challenge, DELICATE, inspired me to create with some beautiful and delicate laces on my page. Also the taste of strawberries is delicate to me, so I stamped some strawberries on my background. For the creative challenge, I framed one side of my photo with a beautiful ribbon.

Pamela: Nothing is more DELICATE and fragile than new life which is why I chose this photo of my newest grandson Hudson hours after his birth. I used lace in the background and Prima lace with bling alonside the photo 
to represent the FABRICS creative challenge.

Torsa: A girl in a lacy beautiful pink dress with ribbons and ruffles is holding some beautiful pink flowers. What could be more DELICATE than this beautiful combination!? Here I am inspired by our challenge board image 
and created some FABRIC lacing pattern with ribbon.

Caroline: What is more DELICATE than Hibiscus petals? This flower is so soft, beautiful and feminine. This is surely one of my favourite flowers. It reminds me of vacations and Summer. For the FABRICS twist, I used two kinds of laces 
behind my picture to add depth.

Nicole: The word DELICATE brought to mind the sweet and beautiful spirit of a child. My niece Ella is such a special girl who is growing up into a one of a kind young lady - kind-hearted, funny, intelligent, brave and imaginative. I hope that her spirit never fades! I incorporated the FABRICS challenge by adding strips 
of beautiful lacy ribbon and a crochet doily.

Anguree: The word DELICATE evoked in my mind this beautiful poem from Ben Littlechild: 'Love is like a DELICATE flower. But no water is needed for its existence, only gentle words to feed its roots, and passion to help it grow, trust to help it stand against the breeze and kindness to carry its pollen far. And as this flower grows, so does the wonder of life. Never alone will one soul be, as long as the flower blooms, no frost to shatter its fragility.'  I added pieces of gorgeous lace ribbon
 as part of the FABRICS creative challenge.

Now that you have been wowed by our designers,
it's time to take a look at the prizes up for grab this month!

All our prizes include free international postage!

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from PION DESIGN

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

Pion Design is a manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking papers designed and printed locally in the north of Sweden. The company was established in 2009 and today we are releasing several paper collections every year and our papers can be found in stores worldwide. Our unique paper collections are of a timeless design with a romantic and vintage feel. The standards of Pion Design are impeccable, all the way from design to delivery, to ensure that our customers are satisfied. As a Pion Design customer, you can be sure that attention has been paid to every little detail. Since Pion Design has a true passion for paper crafting, our main goal is to provide you with inspiring products and endless possibilities!

(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from SCRAP & CRAFT

$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD prize package from 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from 13ARTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from CUTS2LUV
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(hand picked by our Admin team - an entry not in our Top 5, 
but that has that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes!
To learn about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
October Main Challenge DELICATE & FABRICS!

Link up your projects using our LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by October 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


  1. Such a wonderful reveal ladies, love them all. xo

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous creations... all of them! And I absolutely LOVE this month's challenge! <3

  3. Gorgeous creations ladies and wonderful prizes from the generous sponsors. <3

  4. I like this inspiration.
    Thank you !

  5. Can someone tell me how to link my project for the challenge.....


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