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23 April, 2019

April 2019 Mini Challenge - BABE

Hello everyone!

We have a fabulous new Mini Challenge for you this month,
and we hope that you will all join in on the fun.
The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches
 or 64 x 89 mm. Postcards are usually an A6 size, which is a quarter
 of an A4 ie, around 4 x 6 inches or 105mm x 148mm. If your postcard
 is bulky, you could always pop it in an envelope to mail it. 

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word
You have only one week - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

We will also accept the word BABY for this mini challenge.

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

The winner, as voted by our DT, will receive a $25 USD value prize
from THE DUSTY ATTIC, our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor!

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab above.

Is this word inspiring you to make a mini creation? We sure hope so!


We are looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, April 30,
to share your entry on our Facebook page.

16 April, 2019

Special Guest Spotlight on

We have a sweet treat for you today in a brand new 
Guest Designer whose fabulous work we have been admiring 
for a while from our challenge entries!

We are thrilled that she has accepted to join us as our April Special Guest!

Let's learn a little more about Papierowe through her own words:

Hello! It's really a huge pleasure to be a guest at More Than Words!
My name's Kasia, better known as Papierowe Podarunki in the scrapbooking
community, and I'm from Poland. Scrapbooking and card making have been
a big part of my life for 10 years now. I love flowers, butterflies, laces.
I'm the Brand Ambassador for LemonCraft and I am connected 
with the Hobby Place store. I'm definitely blessed to do the job of my dreams!

You can visit Papierowe at the following links:

Here is a reminder of our April BABY & PASTELS Main Challenge
 followed by Papierowe's fabulous layout which was inspired by it.

Read below as Papierowe describes in her own words how she was inspired
by our word and how she chose to incorporate our creative challenge:

When I hear the word BABY, I immediately think about my sweet 3-year old son.
He is my inspiration, my love, my happiness! I often use his photos to create
my layouts and canvases because time is flying by so fast and I want to save 
memories, feelings, his cute face and our beautiful daily life together.

I love PASTELS. They're perfect for may projects, not only for babies! :)
A lot of my projects are in soft blue, mint, pink or cream, so this month's
creative challenge was perfect for me. Every one of these colours you can
find in my layout today.  I hope that you like it!

Let's take a look at some details:

We not only like Papierowe's sweet and adorable layout...
we absolutely love it! So many soft delicate PASTELS to match
the feeling expressed from her beautiful BABY boy's photo.

A big THANK YOU to Papierowe Podarunki 
for joining us as our April Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from Papierowe's creation
and that you will play along with our April Main Challenge.

You have until April 30 to link up!

08 April, 2019

Announcing our March WINNERS!

We have received so many fantastic projects last month!
We loved seeing you spread your creative WINGS and explore with us
magical worlds of FANTASY full of paint, paper and so much more!

And now is the day when we award some of your fabulous work!

Let's see who are our March winners!

Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
(ex: March - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Mini, etc)

(as voted by our DT)

DOTS TO LINES (entry 5)
Congratulations Dots to Lines, 
you are the winner of our March Main Challenge!
Dots to Lines, please contact Nick at nick(at)7dotsstudio(dot)com
to claim your $50 USD value prize from 7 DOTS STUDIO.

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

LISA GREGORY (entry 7)
Lisa, please contact Bhavani at expressionscraft(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONSCRAFT.

LENET (entry 47)
Lenet, please contact Nicolle at nicolle(at)creativeembellishments(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.

MYRY (entry 45)
Myry, please contact Janene at janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET.

SHWETA KHODE (entry 48)
Shweta, please contact Janene at janene(at)thescrapbookdiaries(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES.

(selected via

Take note that due to technical problems, our InLinkz 
closed a day too soon. Actual total entries were 57.

SARI (entry 13)
Sari, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.

(hand picked by our Admin team)

 Trine-Lise, please contact Tanya at fabrikadecoru(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU.

KRITI MISHRA (entry 21)
Kriti, please contact Aga at shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO.

(hand picked by our Admin team)

MILA AYDINA (entry 11)
Mila, we are thrilled to have you join us
as our Special Guest Designer for the month of May.

(as voted by our DT)

Arpita, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.

Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it 
into our merit winners' list, but who still received a high number of votes:

Main Challenge
ARANTZAZU (entry 19)
SANDRA (entry 3)
EMKA (entry 25)
VIDHI JADEJA (entry 9)
RENIFEROVE (entry 55)
EMESE SCHUTZ (entry 54)
CORNER SCRAPS (entry 57)
Mini Challenge

Congratulations to all our winners
and again a huge THANK YOU to all our participants!

We encourage all you merit winners, honourable mentions and participants whose project was featured on our Facebook page throughout the month to grab your badge from our left sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.

To lean more about all our wonderful and generous sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above.


is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project by April 30 at 11:55 am EST.

01 April, 2019

April 2019 Main Challenge

Oh, we love the month of April here at More Than Words
and we know that you will love the challenge we have in store for you!

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - BABY
Creative Challenge - PASTELS

What does the word BABY inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

This month's word brings soft and sweet images to mind. 
What better way to complement this than with PASTELS?
Pastels are delicate, gentle colours. Think pale pink, lulling lilac, 
magic mint or baby blue... and create a subtle and soothing project.

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

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with 
inspired by the BABY & PASTELS main challenge!

Hina: This month's challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to create one more layout with my BABY's picture. I have chosen PASTEL coloured paper with lavender, soft green and a white colour scheme.

Alicja: This project was a bit challenging for me and definitely out of my comfort zone. The word BABY inspired me to use a cute photo with delicate colours. I've created the wreath using my watercolour PASTEL leaves.

Jess: I decided to scrap my now 10 year old when he was a wee BABY, using lots of gorgeous PASTEL tones. I really enjoyed this challenge as I never use pastels and I was pleasantly surprised how much I love working with them.

Edith: Even if my daughter is now 10 years old, she will always remain my little BABY. I love her today as much as the first day that I met her. I had fun playing with soft pretty PASTEL colours to go with this challenge and my photo.

Nicole: The word BABY brings back to mind my nieces when they were babies, 
so tiny and precious. This was Daphne who I can't believe is now 12 years old. 
They grow up so fast so I am grateful to have pictures like this one 
to help me reminisce. I loved creating this layout in lovely PASTELS 
- purple, blue, green and pink - to match my niece's adorable dress.

Anat: I can't believe 12 years have passed since I took this photo of my BABY girl. She's so photogenic and I still take many pictures of her. However, when she was a baby, I used to take dozens of photos of her a day, wearing different hats and outfits, in all colours, including PASTELS. I know that I'm a proud mother 
as she is truly my treasure!

Daisy: For this challenge I was inspired by this beautiful picture of my niece Lena when she was a BABY. I really like this picture because there's all the information about her birth. To achieve my creation I chose to use a PASTEL blue and white colour palette which gives it a very soft look, perfect for the theme.

Daria: I incorporated this month's word on my layout with this gorgeous BABY photo as well as adding it a the title of my work. I decided that the photo would look well with PASTEL pink and yellow.

Di: I was so inspired by this challenge as since I became a grandmother I just love doing BABY layouts. I especially love to create them in PASTELS as I am lucky to have lots of beautiful baby photos. I really enjoyed this challenge 
and hope that you will too.

Nuneka: This month I've created this layout for the princess of the family, my sister's BABY daughter. She's only 6 months old and she already loves butterflies and rainbows. For that reason I incorporated both on my layout, 
using PASTEL tones to surround her photo.

Rosalie: I have a beautiful picture of my granddaughter Amelia taken at her first Christmas. She is the most beautiful BABY to me. I have used soft blues and PASTELS for the background as well as butterfly embellishments.

France: Flowers on a BABY picture are so adorable especially when they are swaddled up cozy and sleeping peacefully. For this layout I played with soft pink PASTEL tones to match and highlight the flower in her hair. She is just beautiful.

Mary: 'Sweet Angel', as my title says, is what came to my mind when I saw this month's word inspiration BABY. So I decided to scrap a sweet little girl surrounded by flowers in lovely shades of PASTEL pink, peach and cream.

Priya: Holding a BABY in your arms is the most amazing feeling. They are so sweet and divine. This layout is for our niece who's just 3 months old. I used nothing but PASTELS to colour my page soft and delicate.

Caroline: For this month's challenge I used an old picture. This BABY is now a teenager of 15 years! It's hard to remember that he was so tiny, but I'm glad I have pictures like this one to remind me. I used PASTEL tones for my combo as well. 
Pale colours are so perfect for toddler pictures.

Oooh, how soft and sweet are these projects from our fabulous DT!?

Now, here are the wonderful prizes up for grabs!

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

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

$25 USD value prize from LINDY'S
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

$25 USD value prize from THE VINTAGE CHICKS CLUB

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

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

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

(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

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

One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, 
will be invited to be our June 2019 Special Guest Designer.

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

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
April Main Challenge BABY & PASTELS.

Link up your projects using our LinkyTook in the right sidebar
by April 30 at 11:55 pm EST.