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We are a papercraft challenge blog offering two challenges each month - a Main Challenge and a Mini Challenge.

Join in and have some creative fun! We have amazing sponsors and there are GREAT prizes to be won.


24 April, 2021

April Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our April Prize Winners Gallery! Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in one of our challenges? 

Thank you to RACHEL DUTKO for sharing her prize makes with her winnings from ARTSTACKS.



Thank you to Iris Perez for sharing her prize make using 49 AND MARKET winnings.


Thank you to Koyel Saha Chatterjee for sharing her prize make and winnings from LEMONCRAFT.


Thank you to Michelle Sauerwald for sharing a quick video of her prize unboxing from DARKROOM DOOR on Instagram.

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

SHARE YOUR WINNINGS

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING  
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 and More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE

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

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE SPONSOR OF YOUR PRIZE
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 Papers - #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, April 30th at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 April, 2021

Special Guest Spotlight on Mukta Maniar (VREnchanted) April 2021

  Hello again everyone!  This month we have great pleasure to introduce you to Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar, also known as VREnchanted, our Guest Designer for April!

We invite you to browse through her blog and social media links below, and get to know her better through her beautiful work.  I hope you enjoy her interpretation of our sketch and please leave her some love in the comments!

Mukta/VREnchanted:  Hello guys...My name is Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar....I go by the name VREnchanted on my social media handles.  I have a bunch of Engineering degrees but I truly feel I am not an engineer at heart. I use my engineering background in my crafts and try to make innovative projects. I have always been a crafter at least as long as I can remember. I have been blogging from 2016 but in recent years I am more inclined towards Instagram.

 My favorite work style is shabby chic and vintage and I love playing with glitter and flowers. I enjoy making layouts, cards, cash envelopes, gift boxes, scrapbooks, canvas and tags, altered arts and journal pages using mixed media techniques. 

You can see more of Mukta's beautiful work on by following the links below.


BLOG  INSTAGRAM  YOUTUBE

Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge:



Word Inspiration - PERFECT
Creative Challenge - USE OUR SKETCH

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

Project Description
I have done a very colorful mixed media layout keeping the sketch in mind. When I saw the word PERFECT....nothing fitted better than babies...I think every child is a perfect creation by GOD....they are flawless miracles. So I decided to do a very colorful layout with lots of flowers and embellishments while keeping the sleeping angel as the focal element....Hope you all agree with me.

Here are some closer looks at Mukta's beautiful project...





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

We hope that Mukta's beautiful layout inspires you to join us 
in our April Main Challenge.

Engage with us!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

16 April, 2021

April 2021 Mini Challenge - IDEAL

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to our April Mini Challenge where we are asking you to use the word IDEAL in your mini projects. 

This year 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



Aude:  Here is my tag, I used the word "IDEAL" to illustrate this good moment of contemplation towards nature.

AGA MIRKOWSKA (CARD)

Aga:  The IDEAL (wedding) day card made using 'Homemade' and Flora Book Paper Collections by Mintay Papers - our great Sponsor



Asia:  Using the word "IDEAL" was a real challenge for me, because it means something different to each of us. While creating, I thought about the "ideal day for": adventure, conquest of seas and oceans, being a pirate, or death.


DANA TATAR (ATC)

Dana:  The Sun Moon Stars Digital Collage Set from Gecko Galz fit my quote about ideals perfectly. I embellished the printed image with glitter paint and glue and then added copper chipboard stars to add a cosmic shimmer to the galaxy background of this artist trading card.



Heike:  We all need IDEAL´s to guide our footsteps" I created a postcard with 13@rts Color Glow and a stamp from the travel the word collection.


ELLE WILSON (ATC)

Elle: For this month's mini challenge I was inspired by the word IDEAL to think about what I would like as my IDEAL day, and here is the answer "I just want to drink tea, pet cats and read books!"  So I drew a little cat holding a cup of tea, taking a break from reading his favourite book.  The background is a page from a calendar I was given for this year, which is all about cats and books.  Someone knows me too well lol.


SHARON FRITCHMAN (TAG)

Sharon: I made my tag using ink sprays and a favorite quote about letting your IDEALS guide your footsteps. The beautiful butterflies that you see on my tag are from the CoreStack "Anemones & Friends" from ArtStacks!!!

PRIYA MISHRA (TAG)

Priya:  My tag for the month with a very realistic quote " Find your IDEAL in something not IDEAL"

EMMA ZAPPONE (TAG)

Emma:  'The Ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat'.  And sometimes to be a Cat would be IDEAL.  Featuring 2Crafty Chipboard.

HEATHER MCMAHON  (CARD)

Heather:  Card made using a new ArtStacks CardStack.




Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe/UK

(as voted by our DT)

$25 USD value prize from 13@ARTS


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 April, 2021

April 2021 Main Challenge 2nd Reveal - PERFECT and SKETCH

Welcome to the 2nd reveal of our April Main Challenge! This month we ask you to share what PERFECT means to you and to use our SKETCH for 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 - PERFECT
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

Helpful Tips For The Challenge

Who or what is PERFECT to you? Is it a person or a pet? Maybe you have experienced a perfect day. Have you had an amazing vacation or have you found the house of your dreams? Maybe you've found that special dress or want to create about your best friend. Share your idea of perfect with us! The creative challenge this month is a SKETCH by our very own Heike Bruhn. You don't need to add a photo if you don't want to and you can flip and interpret the sketch any way you like. We just need to see that you've based your project on this design.

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




AsiaI used the SKETCH to create my layout. I used paper with gray tones as the base. I used stamps from AB Studio to make this project more interesting. I like to use mediums in my projects. I used embossing powder and paints. The word PERFECT reminded me of a black and white photo I had printed for a long time. Isn't that smile perfect?



AudeFor this April challenge, I chose Mintay papers for this SKETCH, and
I used the word PERFECT to illustrate this beautiful picture of my daughters at sea. It was a wonderful moment.




DanaI'm always on the quest for the PERFECT beer to enjoy responsibly. My local offerings are good, but I often have a soft spot for a taste of home. I picked up a great brew from Bell's which is located in my home state of Michigan. The packaging definitely stood out on the shelf, featuring bright colors and fun speech bubbles with common Michigan sayings. I used a lot of pieces cut from the box as embellishments on this page. I followed the SKETCH closely and took inspiration for the theme and color palette of this page from the beer. Cheers!




Emma: It's been a long time since I played with a SKETCH but I loved the playfulness of this creative challenge. As for the word inspiration I chose to use PERFECT in my title because when you have that first sip of coffee (or tea) that's when you are in PERFECT oblivion to what the world around you is doing. It's just you and that hot cuppa.



Heikes: I had a PERFECT day when I created this art journal page. The birds were singing so beautifully and the air outside felt as if it was spring, so I decided to create a pastel color art journal page in honor of the upcoming season. The word PERFECT is glued as a little piece from my dictionary and for the creative challenge I followed the sketch vertically.
 



SharonIt doesn't happen very often, but my husband, daughters, and I had a PERFECT morning when we took this photo! I enjoyed working with the creative SKETCH to make my layout using papers and embellishments from my stash.



AgaI used the SKETCH and I prepared a layout using 13Arts products (papers, stencil, mediums, transparent foil, chipboard, glitter, ephemera) as inspiration for the April challenge. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning thinking: 'It's gonna be a PERFECT day' or 'It's gonna be a PERFECT project' and then something unplanned comes out. We are surprised, even angry with that, but this is how our world works and we have to chill out sometimes and have fun.
 



Anna: My take on our April challenge is an art journal entry. PERFECT - for perfect memories. I used the photo from a short weekend trip to Italy two years ago and one day spent driving through the Alps...beautiful views, great day, incredible space, freedom. It was a great trip. And I think that using a SKETCH is also a great idea for art journal pages!


  
And now for some of those changes 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 from 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 as 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 our April 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 ARTSTACKS



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) 

$25 
USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 
USD value prize from GYPSY SOUL LASER CUTS UK



Regional Challenge Winner - USA

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS 


Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value *DIGITAL* prize from GECKO GALZ



*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR FOLLOWERS ***

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 April by using the coupon code: MTW50APRIL during checkout at Gecko Galz shop

Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS


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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

08 April, 2021

Announcing our MARCH Main Challenge Winners

 Thank you to everyone who entered our Carpe Diem and Markmaking Challenge!    
We really enjoyed each and every project!  We are very pleased to announce our winners for this Main Challenge.  As a reminder, we are now offering regional and international prizes so it is more important than ever, that you include your name and country on your entries when you enter our challenges, both of which are now held on our blog!



How to claim your prize


Winners, please contact the prize sponsor within 30 days, and in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON

(ex: January - Australia / Europe / USA / International etc)
Prizewinners:  Please also refer to this handy guide.


 

Regional Challenge Winner - Australia/NZ/USA


(as voted by our DT) 
#26 Toni Burks


$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 1

(as voted by our DT) 
#13 Lyne



$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 2

(as voted by our DT) 
#31 Marie Christine



$25 
USD value prize from ITD COLLECTION

Regional Challenge Winner - Europe 3

(as voted by our DT) 
#33 Veana R



$25 
USD value prize from 13@RTS


Regional Challenge Winner - NORTH AMERICA


(as voted by our DT) 
#22 Nicole Lacoste



$25 USD value prize from DECOUPAGE QUEEN 



Regional Challenge Winner - International 1

(as voted by our DT) 
#38 Tulika



$25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

Regional Challenge Winner - International 2

(as voted by our DT) 
#18 Sirisha



$25 USD value from FABRIKA DECORU



Regional Challenge Winner - International 3

(as voted by our DT) 
#24 Adriana



$25 USD value from 3QUARTER DESIGNS




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.

Honourable Mention

Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it into our merit winners' list, but who we feel deserve to be highlighted:


Congratulations to all our winners

Congrats once again to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the challenge. We encourage all merit winners and honourable mentions to grab your badge from this post and proudly display it on your blog or social media. 


If you were featured on our Facebook page throughout the month, we have a badge for you too!



Share Your Winnings

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - 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.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE - 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 Facebook.

PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS - We'd love to share your good news so please also tag your photos with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

Special Guest Designer

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