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01 June, 2020

June 2020 Main Challenge - HELLO and DOORS & WINDOWS

Welcome back to another Main Challenge at More Than Words!
This month we are saying HELLO to DOORS & WINDOWS!!

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

Word Inspiration - Hello
Creative Challenge - DOORS & WINDOWS


Do you greet a friend with a HELLO? Maybe you’d like to welcome a new baby, say hi to a relative or introduce a new pet? Or maybe just a simple Hello title works for you. 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.

We often welcome friends at our doors and DOORS and WINDOWS can symbolise new opportunities or new directions in our lives. We want to see doors and/or windows on your project!

Please check out ALL our challenge rules in the RULES tab above 
for further clarification.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with,
inspired by the HELLO and DOORS & WINDOWS Main Challenge!

Lanusia: Being next to big animals can be a phobia sometimes... Try not to be afraid. Just come closer and say HELLO.. In a quiet voice..

Priya: This month's main challenge is very interesting and I used a DOOR in my project. I used the colours teal and brown here to bring in a vintage touch. I hope we can all open our doors and greet each other HELLO without the fear of the pandemic and the world becomes normal again. It's too bad to stay behind closed doors.

Linda:  HELLO Spring! My favorite time of year! It was fun creating this whimsical scene. I fussy cut the photos of my grandchildren and placed them on the WINDOW ledge, and then surrounded them with all my favorite things of spring... pussy willows, bunnies, daffodils, and most of all the songs of the birds... these things all make me happy!

Elle: This is the cover to my new journal which I plan to use for nature art and drawing, which is why it is so green lol. On the front cover is the 
DOOR to the new journal, and I thought I would add the "HELLO - adventure awaits you" to greet myself every time I open the journal to use it.

Rosalie: My inspiration for the word HELLO is a beautiful photo of my sister and her husband leaving the church as Mr & Mrs for the first time. This little chapel had such a beautiful quaint look with cute WINDOWS and DOORS. Mount Tamborine in QLD – beautiful.


Hema  "Everyday we say HELLO to new doors which open and bring new beginnings and change. This month's challenge is about DOORS and WINDOWS. While this recent pandemic has put us all indoors, it has also taught us new lessons and brought changes in our personalities. These changes were my inspiration for the challenge."

Daisy - When I first met my nephew, I exclaimed "HELLO beautiful boy, it's nice to finally meet you." I was so happy that the family was growing. For the creative twist I used a WINDOW chipboard by Dusty Attic.

Anna:  DOORS and WINDOWS are such an interesting objects. Some people may see it as something closed - I usually see them as something that might be opened! I'm curious - what's behind, but sometimes just the mystery is enough.
Very often when I'm travelling I take pictures of interesing doors. Here I used stock photos that caught my eye with their color. Such an interesting topic to use in the art journal. The words don't need explanation "HELLO. Adventure awaits you. Be open to whatever comes next".

Katrin:  "On the last trip that I made before the disaster, I was able to say HELLO to the splendid city of Burano, one of the islands of Venice, which I will never forget. I love this photo showing all the DOORS and WINDOWS along the canal."

Our design team has shared their HELLO inspiration 
with you using DOORS & WINDOWS.

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 LINDY'S
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

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

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS
(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 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 AUGUST 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
JUNE Main Challenge: HELLO and DOORS & WINDOWS
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 June 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

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


  1. Love this challenge and fab to see kasia and mines class used for it :)

  2. Beautiful inspiration from the DT members..

  3. Great challenge and I love the inspiration made by the DT members!!

  4. Such an exciting challenge!! with many wonderful interpretation in words and in work by all the talented DT.


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