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23 May, 2019

May 2019 Mini Challenge - LIFE

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!

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 Friday, May 31,
to share your entry on our Facebook page.

16 May, 2019

Special Guest Spotlight on

Our Special Guest for May has really outdone herself
with her entries the past couple months and we were absolutely
wanting to formally introduce her to you and showcase her work.

We are so happy to have her join us this month as our Special Guest Designer!

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

Hello! I'm Mila Aydina from Russia , and I am so happy to be a guest designer
on this wonderful blog! A few years ago, scrapbooking became to me
not only a hobby, but also my favorite work. I enjoy using chipboard
and stencils to express my creativity. It gives me a lot of inspiration
and joy. My older children help me with this, and the youngest daughter
often becomes my little magic Muse.

You can visit Mila at the following links:

 followed by Mila's fabulous layout which was inspired by it.

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

What does the word WEEKEND mean to me? My big family loves to spend our Summer holiday weekends in nature. We love to enjoy a fragrant meal together, prepared in the same place. My page is filled with this mood.

For the creative challenge, I have added TWO PHOTOS depicting
one of those delicious meals that my family loves to share on weekends.

Let's take a look at some details:

We think Mila's page is absolutely yummy
and so perfect for our May challenge!
She has used TWO PHOTOS that capture beautifully
the essence of a warm sunny Summer WEEKEND!

A big THANK YOU to Mila Aydina 
for joining us as our May Special Guest!

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

You have until May 31 to link up!

08 May, 2019

Announcing our April WINNERS!

It's your day! It's time for us to put YOU in the spotlight
and reveal all our winners from our April challenges.

Let's see who are our April winners!

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

(as voted by our DT)

Congratulations Valerie, 
you are the winner of our April Main Challenge!
Valerie, please contact Elena at contact(at)koraprojects(dot)com
to claim your $50 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS.

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

Marie, please contact Tracey at tracey(at)lindysgang(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from LINDY'S.

Wilma, please contact Marie at marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN.

CATHY LU (entry 5)
Cathy, please contact Linda at thevintagechicksclub(at)yahoo(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE VINTAGE CHICKS CLUB.

HEMA (entry 28)
Hema, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS.

(selected via

VARSHA GUPTA (entry 2)
Varsha, please contact Vanessa at salesat2crafty(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au
to claim your $25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY.

(hand picked by our Admin team)

We were hoping that we would see some unique take on our word inspiration this month, and Jackie's page was just it! She decided to create a page of herself and her all grown up adult daughter, using the title 'Where did my BABY go?' 
We thought it so original and certainly deserving of a mystery prize!
Jackie, please contact Tanya at fabrikadecoru(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU.

GLENDA JONES (entry 30)
Glenda's layout totally caught our eye with all its soft PASTEL colours and the Easter elements to go along with adorable photos of a little baby girl and her bunny rabbit. This was a perfect take on our challenge and absolutely a winner in our eyes!
Glenda, 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)

RENIFEROVE (entry 33)
Reniferove, we are thrilled to have you join us
as our Special Guest Designer for the month of June.

(as voted by our DT)

Anastasia, 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
MI MUNDO SCRAP (entry 29)
DAGMARA KOS (entry 9)
MILA AYDINA (entry 7)
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 May 31 at 11:55 am EST.

01 May, 2019

May 2019 Main Challenge

The beautiful month of May is here
and we have a beautiful main challenge in store for you
that we think you will enjoy very much!

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

Word Inspiration - WEEKEND
Creative Challenge -MULTIPLE PHOTOS

What does the word WEEKEND 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.

Do you take lots of photos of your weekend adventures? We want to see them! Use MULTIPLE PHOTOS, two, three or more, to share your weekend fun with us! If you don't want to use photos, you can use 
multiple images of a similar kind instead.

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 WEEKEND & MULTIPLE PHOTOS main challenge!

Hina: The WEEKEND in our family belongs to our li'l champ most of the times. He is the one most excited every Friday, especially in the Summer. I picked his old PICTURES when he was learning to ride a scooter on some weekend in a park.

Rosalie: The WEEKEND is my most favorite time to rest, relax and take some time with family and being just me. I added MULTIPLE PHOTOS of things I like to do, such as a good coffee at a cafe, walking my dogs at the beach and reading in a quiet corner of the house.

Daria: We will soon begin the Summer season, and the type of WEEKENDS I love the most during the Summer are filled with fun trips to the country. I chose last year's PHOTOS of my son during one of those trips for my layout.

Alicja: I've created a layout using TWO PHOTOS showing me and my best friend having fun. It was an absolutely fantastic WEEKEND that we have spent together.

Nuneka: WEEKENDS are perfect for adventures, and when you cannot go on adventures, then weekends are the perfect time to plan these adventures with your best friend. On my layout, I added MULTIPLES PHOTOS of all the places that we would like to go together.

Jess: What a fun challenge! I love using MULTIPLE PHOTOS. I decided to scrap a page about the WEEKEND we took our Lab pup Betty to the beach for the first time. She had so much fun!

Edith: The WEEKEND is a good time to relax for me after a long week of work. Reading and TV shows are my favorite pleasures... my guilty pleasure because I can spend hours reading without seeing the time pass. For the creative challenge, 
I used the SAME PHOTO TWICE to overlay. 

Nicole: I am usually very content to spend my WEEKENDS at home with my boyfriend doing absolutely nothing and being completely antisocial. However, I always enjoy spending some time visiting with our nieces. These photos were taken during a trip to the zoo where we had such a great time. MULTIPLE PHOTOS for multiple fun!

Anat: I miss so much my WEEKENDS in Rio! There were so many exciting things to do, as a family with kids or as a single person. I've chosen a COUPLE PHOTOS that feature two of the things I liked the best: the beach and dancing.

Di: I always like using MULTIPLE PHOTOS and heaven knows we all have so many photos on our phones! The creative side of the challenge made me think about our much fun we actually have on the WEEKENDS with our kids, or in my case, my grand-babies. These pictures are a great example of that... kids being crazy in front of the camera.

Caroline: When I think about WEEKENDS, I think about relaxing moments and good treats! My favorite place to go is a little cafe near our home; we enjoy the cozy environment and the excellent coffee. I used the SAME PICTURE TWICE, one in colour, one in black and white, for our creative twist.

Daisy: These days, on the WEEKENDS, I like to go walking in the mountains with the dogs. It allows us to exercise and breathe fresh air. I used the SAME PHOTO TWICE that I placed each in their corner.

France: One place I have dreamed of visiting for many years is Banff, Alberta. I was lucky to have a work WEEKEND in the area last October. So my PICTURES of this trip were certainly the inspiration for this challenge. Magnificent views and water dreamy blue, it is a true paradise even in the cold weather. If not already on your bucket list of travel destinations, consider adding this beautiful city!

Priya: Normally I'm very lazy on the WEEKENDS and prefer to sleep until late and try to do nothing at all. But last weekend I decided to join this yoga workshop and dedicate some time to myself, to release stress and find some peace within. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and spent some time by the lakeside. These PHOTOS represent to me a truly memorable weekend.

Mary: I can't wait for the Summer WEEKENDS to come! We always spend them on the sea relaxing and enjoying the sun. For the creative challenge, I used MULTIPLE PHOTOS that represent the places we've been.

What are you going to do this WEEKEND!? Make sure to document it 
by taking lots of PHOTOS and join us on this fun challenge! 

Here are the fabulous prizes that you could win!

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONSCRAFT

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


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

$25 USD value prize from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from 7 DOTS STUDIO
(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 July 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

Link up your projects using our LinkyTook in the right sidebar
by May 31 at 11:55 pm EST.