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05 July, 2022

July 2022 Mini Challenge - JOY


Hi Mini Challenge lovers! Welcome to this month's Mini Challenge in its new earlier spot! We want to give more love to the Mini Challenge as it was feeling a little sidelined by the Main Challenge. So from now on the Mini will run for three weeks which will give you even more time to enter!

Here are the challenge details!

Word inspiration: Add the word JOY on your mini projects. We need to see the actual word JOY on your postcards, cards, tags and ATCs.

 HOW TO ENTER:  You can enter our Mini Challenge in our private  Art Cafe Facebook Group where you can now enter your project in the relevant album. Please make sure to add your project to the album so that we don't miss it when it comes to picking our winners!  

Or starting from this month, you can enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtags: #mtwminijoy and #mtwminichallenge.  

Also please remember to add your country to your entry!  

As mentioned at the beginning of the month, we are excited to announce our new magazine - Artful Pages - which is a new way of looking at our challenges and inspiration, as well as being able to add more value for our readers which we are not able to do in our current formats.  So here's a look at our very first issue which is available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenges this month, more info about our new Design Team - plus DT inspiration, Guest Designer interviews, and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback!

Let's see what our lovely new Design Team have created this month...


Ann says:  Joy reminds me of Christmas. I really like the atmosphere of Christmas, full of warmth and gratitude.

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Elle says:  I've been thinking a lot about joy lately.  Joy can be found in ordinary things but sometimes we forget this.  My tag is watercoloured uisng QOR watercolours which are super bright and happy colours.










Matilde says:  "Joy is not in things, it's in us" - the best definition of joy in my opinion. 




Rachel says:  The word JOY for me represents a state of calm, zen and abundance. So I played around with these A.B. Studio cutouts to make this cute tag.




Rox says:  Joy for me is in the creating and spending time in creative play. I painted a watercolour background used some of Lisa Oxley fabulous paper as well as ArtStacks tissue paper hand and some vintage sheet music which I typed a quote on.




Sharon says:  When I think of JOY, I think of art. For me that can be enjoying someone else's art or creating it myself. I used Deb Weiers' Wonky Faces and Wonky Backgrounds packs from ArtStacks to make my tag. I LOVE her quote!




Sunila says:  Galaxies always bring me joy, being lost in time and space has a way of bringing out the inner joy! For the mini challenge I decided to create a set of 2 ATC coins inspired by the galaxies.



How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs in our Facebook group from today until the end of the month.

Or starting from this month, you can enter on Instagram by tagging us and using the hashtags: #mtwminijoy and #mtwminichallenge.  

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.

Please remember to add your country to your entry!

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

Please read the rules before entering.

As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.

Special Guest Designer

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

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