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, 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

Charlotte/Lady Joyful 
the Christmas Craft Creatives

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


  1. Fun theme and great inspiration from the DT! I look forward to playing along!!

  2. So thrilled to be your Guest Designer for this new challenge. Thank you so much for inviting me !

  3. Gorgeous DT creations! Looking forward to playing along this month :D xoxo

    1. Looking forward to seeing what you make! x

  4. I just found your challenge blog and I am a new follower. I love making Christmas cards all year round.
    What wonderful projects by the DT. I esp love Shona's glorious nativity and magi on the beautiful blended background.
    Thank you so much for this lovely challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Îm so happy to be in your top3, congrats to all, blessing.

  6. What fun. My first time playing. Fab makes from the team and a beautiful gallery. Hugz

  7. Super DT makes, Thanks for the inspiration, Hazelx

  8. Thank you for your visit to my blog, sorry about the lack of graphic - I've added it in post now