Wednesday, 8 July 2020

July Challenge - Christmas Characters

Hello, and welcome to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for July! This challenge is a bit different from our previous ones because we will be having a prize!

Before I get into the challenge, we're having another Design Team Call to fill out some spaces in our team. Requirements for joining the team are:
- You must be willing to commit to making one Christmas project a month following the predetermined theme
- You must be willing to upload your project to the dedicated DT blog in a timely manner (we also have a DT group on Facebook)
- You commit to commenting on a selection of the entries to the challenge each month 
- You commit to voting on top picks in a timely manner following the instructions provided
- You have a blog and preferably craft social media accounts such as Instagram (note: I will consider applicants that don't have a blog but do have an instagram account in special cases)
- You commit to promoting our challenge (e.g. in Facebook groups, instagram, etc.)

To apply please send an email to thejoyfulsoulcreates@gmail.com, or click the email link in the side bar, with the subject "CCC DT Call - [Your Name]" and include the following information:
- Your name and a brief bio (e.g. how long you've been crafting, a note on your style) 
- Your team preference (launch team posts on the 2nd Wednesday each month, reminder team on the 4th Wednesday - please note that the stated preference does not guarantee invitation to that particular team)
- Mention any teams you are currently designing for or have previously designed for (prior experience is not a requirement)
- Links to your blog and any crafting social media pages you may have (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest...)
- Examples of three of your best projects (preferably Christmas projects but this is mostly to get an idea of your work)

Deadline for application is 31st July. Please make sure you have followed the application instructions completely. I will try to reply promptly to acknowledge all applications but please do allow a couple of days. 

We can't wait to see your applications and look forward to inviting you to the team!

This month our theme is Christmas Characters, and we have lots of wonderful inspiration for you from our launch team.


And as mentioned above we have a prize for this month. I have a spare copy of Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Squad stamp set (pictured below). This is new and unused. The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar if you need a refresher.

First, we are excited to have Izzy of Izzy Scrap joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Izzy was the winner of the May challenge. Here is the adorable card she made:


And here's the inspiration from the team:





check out her process video!





Plus Carol popping in from the reminder team:

We hope that inspires you to join in with our challenge! Be sure to come back in two weeks to see the inspiration from the reminder team.

If you entered last month's challenge, check back next week to see if you were a winner or honourable mention!

We look forward to seeing your character-filled Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is August 11th at 6pm GMT.

Reminder: You can find our rules in the sidebar. Please remember to include a link back to our blog along with our challenge graphic. If you're entering from Instagram, you can use the hashtag #ChristmasCraftCreations

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives

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

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

June Challenge Reminder - Christmas Trees

Hello, and welcome back to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for June!

This month our theme is Christmas Trees. If you missed our launch of the challenge you can find inspiration from our wonderful launch team here. And of course there's even more tree-filled inspiration to share with you today from our talented reminder team.



First, we still have Trina from Phamtastic Design joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Trina was the winner of the April challenge. Here is the adorable card she made:


And here is the inspiration from the reminder team:








We hope that inspires you to join in with our challenge!

Did you miss our winner's post for last month's challenge? It went live last week and you can find it here.

We look forward to seeing your arboreal Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is July 7th at 6pm GMT.

Reminder: You can find our rules in the sidebar. Please remember to include a link back to our blog along with our challenge graphic. If you're entering from Instagram, you can use the hashtag #ChristmasCraftCreations

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Winner's Post: May - Use A Die Cut

Hello, and welcome back to Christmas Crafts Creations, where it is time to announce the winners from the May challenge!

The theme was Use A Die Cut, and we had lots of fabulous entries from you all. Visit the launch and reminder posts to see what inspiration the teams had given, as well as to take a look at all the entries.

And without further ado, this month's winner is:

#1. Izzy Scrap



Congratulations, Izzy! Below is the winner's badge which you are welcome to display on your blog. You are also invited to join us as a Guest Designer for next month's challenge. Please email me for further details - my email address is in the side bar to the right.


We also have four Honourable Mentions this month, as we had a hard time narrowing them down! In order of entry they are:

#11. Rainey's Craft Room


#23. Lynne R


#30. Trina P

#42. Kylie


Congratulations to all four of you! The Honourable Mention badge is below for you to display on your blogs.

If you want to be in with a chance to be our Winner or Honourable Mention in future, all you have to do is play along with our challenges! Our current challenge is Christmas Trees, and you can find the launch post for it here. Check back next week to see more inspiration from the Reminder Team.

IMPORTANT: Don't forget to follow all our rules, listed in the side bar. You must include a link back to our challenge and include the challenge graphic in your blog post. We unfortunately had a lot of entries this time that weren't eligible to win as they hadn't included the graphic.

Congratulations once again to our winners!

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

June Challenge - Christmas Trees

Hello, and welcome to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for June!

This month our theme is Christmas Trees, and we have a veritable forest of inspiration for you from our launch team.


First, we are excited to have Trina from Phamtastic Design joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Trina was the winner of the April challenge. Here is the stunning card she made for us:


And here's the inspiration from the team:





with a process video here





Plus Carol from our reminder team has some extra inspiration to share:

We hope that inspires you to join in with our challenge! Be sure to come back in two weeks to see the inspiration from the reminder team.

If you entered last month's challenge, check back next week to see if you were a winner or honourable mention!

We look forward to seeing your tree-inspired Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is July 7th at 6pm GMT.

Reminder: You can find our rules in the sidebar. Please remember to include a link back to our blog along with our challenge graphic. If you're entering from Instagram, you can use the hashtag #ChristmasCraftCreations

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives


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

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

May Challenge Reminder - Use A Die Cut

Hello, and welcome back to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for May!



This month our theme is Use A Die Cut. If you missed our launch of the challenge you can find inspiration from our wonderful launch team here. And of course there's even more wonderful inspiration to share with you today from our talented reminder team.

Carol
(with video)










We hope that inspires you to join in with our challenge!

Did you miss our winner's post for last month's challenge? It went live last week and you can find it here.

We look forward to seeing your die-cut Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is June 9th at 6pm GMT.

Reminder: You can find our rules in the sidebar. Please remember to include a link back to our blog along with our challenge graphic. If you're entering from Instagram, you can use the hashtag #ChristmasCraftCreations

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives

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

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Winner's Post: April - Use A Stamp

Hello, and welcome back to Christmas Craft Creations, where it is time to announce the winners from the inaugural April challenge!

The theme was Use A Stamp, and we had lots of fabulous entries from you all. Visit the launch and reminder posts to see what inspiration the teams had given, as well as to take a look at all the entries.

And without further ado, this month's winner is:

#20. Trina P


Congratulations, Trina! Below is the winner's badge which you are welcome to display on your blog. You are also invited to join us as a Guest Designer for next month's challenge. Please email me for further details - my email address is in the side bar to the right.


We also have three Honourable Mentions. In order of entry they are:

#4. Lorraine B


#36. Izzy Scrap


#38. Birgit


Congratulations to all three of you! The Honourable Mention badge is below for you to display on your blogs.

If you want to be in with a chance to be our Winner or Honourable Mention in future, all you have to do is play along with our challenges! Our current challenge is Use A Die Cut, and you can find the launch post for it here. Check back next week to see more inspiration from the Reminder Team.

Don't forget to follow all our rules, listed in the side bar. You must include a link back to our challenge and include the challenge graphic in your blog post.

Congratulations once again to our winners!

Love,
Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
and 
the Christmas Craft Creatives