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01 April, 2020


Welcome back dear followers! 

"Sometimes life tells you to tilt your head, sideways squint, peer through a new perspective." - Angie Weiland-Crosby

We hope our challenge this month helps you do that! 

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

Word Inspiration - EVERYDAY
Creative Challenge - BUGS AND BIRDS

Nature is very soothing and healing, and this month 
we are encouraging you to immerse yourself in it!


We do many things in our EVERYDAY lives that we barely think about. It’s time to get those memories recorded in your art! What is something you do in your everyday life that you would love to look back on and remember later? Or is there something special you do every day that you’ve never thought to create about. Here is your chance! We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn’t obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post.

The creative challenge is easy – just add some BUGS and/or BIRDS to your project. You can add just one or as many as you like.

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 EVERYDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS Main Challenge!

DAISIE: I’m lucky to be the mother of three wonderful sons. Everyday I share incredible moments with them which makes my life fantastic. As my title in French indicates, it is an EVERYDAY happiness! For the creative twist I used BIRDS and dragonfly (BUGS) diecuts from 13@rts.

KATRIN: For this composition I wanted to use recycled materials. I believe that art can be of great help and comfort for everyone. Creativity can be a valid help for all of us. For this reason, I was inspired by the beauty of nature and the life that she gives us EVERYDAY. BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES bring my composition to life!

ANNA: I decided to make an Art Journal spread for our April challenge. It's my favourite way of creating when I want to incorporate some deeper meaning or some motivational quotes. I wanted to remind myself to go through life confidently EVERYDAY, and to be wise and free as the BIRDS AND BUGS :)

PRIYA: Every morning I sit for sometime in my balcony with my hot tea, and that's the most peaceful time. I see empty roads and birds chirping around me.  I used that as my inspiration for this project. For the Word Inspiration I used this quote "EVERYDAY is a new beginning" in my project. and for the creative inspiration I used BIRDS. It's spring time so it's a colourful project.

HEMA:  For this months challenge I have used a ladybug as the focal pic. These ladybugs are true friends if you are a gardener... and I totally love these tiny little cuties. They are so colourful and EVERYDAY they eat away all the small ants which spoil the plants. That is why these little ones are a true friend for any gardener. They work well together and inspired me for this month's challenge -   it is dedicated to this tiny friend the LadyBUG.

ELLEHere is my project for April. It's a little house made from a cat food box. I made it into a bee house and added lots of little bees and some ladybirds for good measure. I was thinking about the EVERYDAY activities of these little creatures and how important they are to all of us, but so few people pay them any attention. Luckily for us, they go about their routine every day, despite anything that we might do. :) I added BUGS - bees and ladybirds to my project.

ROSALIE: My favorite BUG is the butterfly. I love its beautiful, elegant, and gorgeous colours. It brings joy to those EVERYDAY moments when you are in the garden and you see one. 

DI: have made an "off the page" piece this time. This challenge inspired me with the feel of the outdoors, nature, and a feeling of peace and serenity. I think we could all do with a dose of that in our lives at the moment. My photos are just simple little ones that are exactly what my title says... an "EVERYDAY moment".  I tucked a little BIRD ephemera card in behind the flowers.

LINDA: "Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience" - Emerson  
EVERYDAY I take time to work with my houseplants, watch the BIRDS out in the yard and the deer as they walk by, and it brings me peace.

Our design team has shared their EVERYDAY inspiration 
with you using BUGS AND BIRDS.

We hope that they will have inspired you to play along.

Here are the fabulous prizes up for grabs!


(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS

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

$25 USD value prize from LINDY'S

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$25 USD value prize from MINTAY 
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$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY
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(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 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY
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One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, will be invited to be our JUNE 2020 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: EVERDAY & BUGS AND BIRDS

Please link up your projects 
by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.

PLEASE be sure to include your personal name and country in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes April 30th at 11:55 pm EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  1. Gorgeous inspiration for a perfect spring challenge..

  2. Stunning work and what wonderful inspiration, great theme xx

  3. The DT have created beautiful items ! Thank you for the inspiration x

  4. What a fun challenge and awesome inspiration by the DT!!

  5. Amazing inspiration to play along....will surely try something for sure ��

  6. Gorgeous and inspring projects!!


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