Art Journalling challenge blog offering one monthly challenge, fantastic Design Team inspiration, and our monthly magazine, Artful Pages.

Join us, enjoy the journey and have some creative fun! We have an amazing new sponsor for our challenge!

24 February, 2021

February Prize Winners Gallery

  Welcome to our February Prize Winners Gallery!

Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in 
one of our challenges? 

Thank you Marina Smn for sharing your prize from 2020 sponsor 49ANDMARKET.

Thank you to Julia Dudnik for sharing her winnings from 2020 sponsor THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES.

Thank you to Mónica Andrés García for sharing her prize from FABRIKA DECORU and her beautiful prize winner make!

Thank you to Vidhi Jadeja for sharing her prize from FABRIKA DECORU!

Thank you Rituparna for sharing your prize unboxing from MINTAY PAPERS!

There are a number of ways you too can be featured on
More Than Words' social media:


We would love to see your unboxing photos  or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus 
More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above
on Facebook.

Add their hashtag to your "share".

13@rts - #13arts
2Crafty Chipboard - #2craftychipboard
3Quarter Designs - #3quarterdesigns
AB Studio - #abstudio
ArtStacks Designs - #artstacksdesigns
Darkroom Door - #darkroomdoor
Decoupage Queen - #decoupagequeen
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Gecko Galz - #geckogalz
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts - #gypsysoullasercuts
Itd. Collection - #itdcollection
Lemoncraft - #lemoncraft
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay - #mintaypapers
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Stamperia - #stamperia

We'd love to share your good news, so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media. 
We will spotlight the projects you have made with your winnings, on a blog post every month! They will also be pinned to a Prize Winners Gallery board on our Pinterest site, and shared on our Facebook and Instagram sites. 
Now off you go...get busy creating and sharing!!

Don't forget about entering our current challenges. You have until the end of the month, February 28th at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 February, 2021

Special Guest Spotlight on Matilde

Hello again everyone!  This month we have great pleasure to introduce you to Matilde, our February Guest Designer!

We invite you to browse through her blog and get to know her better through her beautiful work.  I hope you enjoy her romance-inspired project and please leave her some love in the comments!

Hello everyone! For most of my virtual friends I am known as Matilde and my place in the network is I'm really happy living in Poland/Europe. My adventure with scrapbooking started 11 years ago and it doesn't want to finish :) You can find among my works mostly tags, ATC's, layouts, art journal pages and albums. I'm constantly looking for new methods of expression and discovering that paper and media bring various possibilities to create. Besides scrapbooking I like reading books and gardening. I really love all my hobbies and they make me happy every day :)

You can see more of Matilde's beautiful work on her blog or Facebook, just click the links below.


Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge:

Word Inspiration - ROMANCE
Creative Challenge - ROSE

And now, let's enjoy Matilde's interpretation of our challenge:

Matilde:  My project for the challenge Romance & Rose is an album for romantic photos. Always when I think ROMANCE, I think about everyone who I love. So that album is the best way to keep the memories alive. I decorated the cover with a stamp of wild roses from AB Studio Aga Baraniak. I painted them in watercolours. They're pink, because this colour is associated for me with romance and roses :)

Hugs,  Matilde

Here are some closer looks at Matilde's project...

And since the project is an album, here also is a look at the back of the project...

A huge THANK YOU to Matilde for joining us as our 
Special Guest for February 2021!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

We hope that Matilde's beautiful romantic album project inspires you to join us 
in our February Main Challenge.

Engage with us!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

16 February, 2021

February 2021 Mini Challenge - ADORE

 Love is in the air this month!  Who or what do you ADORE?  Show us on your mini project!

Just a reminder that our mini challenge has relocated from Facebook to our blog so now you can enter the Mini Challenge by using the inlinkz below.  Now both of our monthly challenges are held on our blog!

How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs on our blog from today until the end of the month.

Enter your 
cards, tags, ATCs and postcards ONLY!

You MUST include the challenge word on your project! 

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Please read the rules before entering.

Design Team Inspiration


Sharon:  I ADORE flowers and butterflies! I used images from the "Anemones and Friends" CoreStack from ArtStacks to help make my tag!


Aga:  A transparent tag with AB Studio heart-shaped stencil

Asia:  I made 4 ATC cards.  Everyone of us ADORE something else, everyone create in different style. We're unique after all.
I used papers from AB Studio:
1. Vintage ATC - Love for the old things
2. ATC with an intense background - Find me collection, Working places, Independent woman
3. Elegant ATC: The Versailles collection
4. ATC with poppies - Magic poppies, Find Me (paper 1), Independent woman

Emma:  I created ADORE ATC's featuring 2Crafty Chipboard


Elle: I made a trio of ATCs using watercolour paper and collage techniques.

Olya:  Hi, everyone! This card was inspired by our designer Sharon. Her tag's palette is warm and sunny, and I also created with the same palette. I used the word ADORE and these old paper cuttings. Video tutorial in my youtube channel.


Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DARKROOM DOOR

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - International

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

Thanks to our Sponsors

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

You have two weeks to enter below

We hope that you feel inspired by our challenge word and our DT inspiration this month and look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is NOW held on our blog using the inlinkz below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

12 February, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - ROMANCE AND ROSE

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our February Main Challenge! Since this month is usually associated with love and romance and St Valentine's Day, we have a beautifully romantic challenge board to inspire you. We also have a special offer from one of this month's sponsors, so keep reading to find out what that is!

This month, we ask that you think about ROMANCE and add ROSE to your project.

As always, our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge. The word inspiration can appear on your project or not but you must show that you have been inspired by it. The creative challenge must be used on your project!

Word Inspiration - ROMANCE
Creative Challenge - ROSE

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

February is the month for ROMANCE! How will you share your feelings about that special person? Maybe you'll choose to create about a famous romantic relationship, a photo of a couple dancing. or the long marriage of your grandparents. Artists of the Romantic Period could be a great inspiration.
Whatever you decide, we need to see a ROSE on your project. Or maybe you'll add the color ROSE instead? It's up to you!

And now let's look at our second DT Inspiration for this month:

AgaWhen I was a girl I used to dream about a ROMANCE with a prince. Unfortunately, not every dream comes true, but making this layout allowed me to express that feeling and I can present you this "romantic story." I used AB Studio papers with beautiful, pink ROSES. I also added sparkling lace, molds painted with mists and waxes, fabric flowers with gold splashes, and gold elements from the AB Studio Glam Paper set. It’s really nice to feel like a little girl sometimes.

AnnaWhen it comes to ROMANCE my favorite one is the one with my partner. I decided to make a layout with photo from one of our travels. Dark but at the same time delicate background, light soft papers with ROSES and some delicate embellishments - that's all I needed.

AsiaWe experience more that one ROMANCE in our lives but only at the end we find out which one of them was a real thing. Lucky are those who managed to discover it and spend as much time as possible with the one. ROSES and rose color are universally identified as a symbol of love. I used AB Studio products.

AudeHere is my contribution to the February challenge. The word ROMANCE inspired me to transform the caterpillar into a butterfly. I loved using the color ROSE which symbolizes delicacy and purity.

Dana: I'm thankful everyday for the ROMANCE I share with my husband. We recently celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. I was 17 when I asked him to attend our high school homecoming dance! I knew that night he was "the one" for me. I used a non-traditional color palette for a love-themed layout and fulfilled the creative challenge by adding blue ROSES.

Emma: There is nothing better than the ROMANCE of an old love, growing together and enjoying life together, that’s real romance to me. For the creative challenge I chose to use the color ROSE and roses embellishments.

Heikes: Scrapbooking in a mixed media style is my passion, my joy and the secret of my energy. Creating to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see my creative corner in our living room. When I create, I can feel the ROMANCE between me, my mediums, my papers, and everything around me. I added the word ROMANCE in big black letters to my background. For the creative challenge ROSE, I have chosen the color ROSE.


Priya: I'm a hard-core romantic and love everything related to romance, be it a romantic story or candles or roses. I love this month's challenge. For the Word Inspiration ROMANCE I used a romantic photograph of a couple and some romantic quotes in the background. For the Creative Inspiration I used a lot of fussy cut ROSES and two paper roses.

SharonI used to spend hours looking through my mom's scrapbooks and photo albums. To me, my mom and dad's love story was the epitome of ROMANCE. I loved to hear how my dad came home from Germany (he served in the army) to see my older sister's birth. This photo of my mom holding my sister, with my dad's arm around her, is one of my favorites! In addition, my mom loved roses, so using ROSES on my page just felt natural to me. I fussy cut roses, used "Winter Rose" patterned paper, a prima metal rose, and paper roses throughout my layout. I hope you get some inspiration to make a romantic page with roses, too!

And now for some of those changes I mentioned above. There will no longer be Runner Up, Random, or Mystery Winners for our Main Challenge. This year we have changed to a Regional Prize structure, whereby there will be multiple Main Challenge Winners, one or more for each Region. The number of Winners/Prizes for each Region is dependent on the number of Sponsors for that Region. Some of our Sponsors remain International Sponsors, but many are now Region specific. It is now more important than ever that you add your NAME and COUNTRY to your Inlinkz entries!   

For this February Main Challenge, here are the prizes that you can win. 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 

USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

USD value prize from STAMPERIA

Regional Challenge Winner - USA

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ


Gecko Galz have also generously offered a 50% discount to our followers during this month for all orders of $10 or more!  This offer is valid until the end of February by using the coupon code: MTW50FEB during checkout at Gecko Galz shop

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN

Regional Challenge Winner - International/Rest of the World 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO

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.

Special Guest Designer

One participant, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designer.

Challenge closes on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.

*** Remember February is a short month, so you have only 28 days to enter!  ***

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter