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12 May, 2020

May 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - FUNNY & STRIPES

Today we're sharing the 2nd Reveal of our May Main Challenge 
from the Design Team.

They have created some beautiful interpretations for you!

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

Word Inspiration - Funny
Creative Challenge - Stripes


Where would we be without the FUNNY things in our lives? Laughter is the best medicine and we all enjoy those funny moments. What does the word funny inspire you to create? 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.
To add to the challenge, we want you to add STRIPES to your project. We don’t mind if they’re bold or soft, wide or narrow, so long as they’re stripey!

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 FUNNY & STRIPES Main Challenge!

DAISY: The word FUNNY inspired me a lot. I am a person who loves to have fun and do crazy things. To represent the word funny, I chose this funny photo that I took with the snapchat app. For the creative twist, I used Tim Holtz's STRIPES stencil on my background.

Katrin: I was inspired by the May Main Challenge, to remember the magical and FUNNY Broadway shows from the 60s and 70s. Comedys were numerous and the lights made everything sparkle like diamonds.  This wasn't a simple project to do but the STRIPED design of the paper helped me create a layout with the strong contrasts of the red and yellow lights behind.

HEMA: I created this art journal page with stamped STRIPES, and for the FUNNY word element I captured a pic of three friends having a fun time. I have 2 best "crafty" friends, and we all live far away; but the element of fun that we share is tremendous. Even though we are in the same industry, where competition is ongoing every minute, we are still able to share so much fun girl stuff. Until the day this photo was taken, we had never met each other! Can you believe this!! Yes, we are the best of friends!  

LANUSIA: Memories... from my childhood... being little kids, we often had our own secrets, played different games, followed our special rituals. One of them was looking for flowers that were unordinary. We believed that they will bring us happiness... in those days it was very serious... but nowadays I find that really FUNNY. Just a superstition!!! For the creative STRIPES side of the challenge, I used straight lines in my background paper.  


ELLE: Life is FUNNY now… every time I venture out of the house to go foraging (or rather food shopping)… the animals are outside looking in at us and we are inside looking out! My painted STRIPES came in handy for a little bit of pandemic journaling!

PRIYA: This is a FUNNY moment of my son, captured well. He loves mangoes, and he loved his mango fruit toy so much as a kid, he would carry it around always. He was just 7 months old here and didn't have any teeth. Still whenever he saw a mango, he tried to bite it. In this picture he is holding his mango toy. For STRIPES, I used two different striped papers, one in the background and one below the photo.

ANNA: I am not a big fan of stripes. I always prefer dots and circles, but... I have a friend who loves stripes and wears them a lot. :) We are completely different people in many, many ways, but there is at least one thing (ok! of course there are more!) in common for us... we can joke and laugh in almost every situation. We were laughing when our worlds were falling apart more than once or twice... we were laughing even when we were crying... we were laughing in the middle of the night in the ER... and we laugh every time we speak! :) When I think "FUNNY", when I think "STRIPES", she is the first person who comes to my mind! :)

ROSALIE: My FUNNY moments are pictures of my granddaughter Ameila dressed up in her work gear to go shoppng with her dad for hardware. She insists on wearing her 'work gear' just like dad. STRIPES are in the paper, mixed media and embellishments that reflect the stripes on Junior Tradie Hi Vis top.

Our design team has shared their FUNNY inspiration 
with you using STRIPES.

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 EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

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

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

$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 AB STUDIO

(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
(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 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
MAY Main Challenge: FUNNY & STRIPES

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 May 31st at 11:55 pm EST.

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


  1. Wonderful inspiration from the team! ~Elle xx

  2. Superbes créations de la DT.
    Merci pour le challenge

    Superb DT creations.
    Thanks for the challenge

  3. I cannot see the inlinks box to enter. There is nothing where it should be but a huge white space.