Wednesday, 9 June 2021

June Challenge - Heat Embossing

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

This month our theme is Heat Embossing - please make sure the theme is very clear in your project. We have lots of sparkling inspiration for you from our launch team.


This month's prize is an unused Simon Says Stamp Message Banner die generously donated by Maaike.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 up, thank you to everyone who applied to our Design Team Call last month! The standard of applications was very high and it was a tough decision, but the available positions have now been filled. 

Most of the new members will be starting with us over the next couple of months, but we have Alie Venama joining us already today! Alie is going to be joining both teams - officially she was invited to join the reminder team, but she's helping me out by filling for me on the launch team too so I can focus on the admin side of running the challenge. I hope you will give her a very warm welcome. 

Here is the first card she's made for the challenge:


We are also very excited to have Lorraine of Rainey's Craft Room joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Lorraine was the winner of the April challenge. Here is the beautifully elegant card she made:




And here's the inspiration from the team:

This is Danka's last month with us. We're sorry to see her leave!






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 prize winner, DT favourite or honourable mention!

We look forward to seeing your wonderful Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is Tuesday July 13th 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, 26 May 2021

May Challenge Reminder - Tags or ATCs

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

Before we get started, don't forget we're having a DT Call! It's open until the end of the month, and you can find all the details for applying here. All levels of experience are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

This month our theme is Tags or ATCs - please make sure the theme is very clear in your project. . 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.



This month's prize is a Joy Crafts Tag Die generously donated by Lynne.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 still have Majda joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Majda was the winner of the March challenge. Here is the beautiful tag 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. It includes the prize winners from our birthday challenge, so make sure to check and claim if you won a prize!

We look forward to seeing your fabulous Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is Tuesday June 8th 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, 19 May 2021

Winner's Post: April - No Stamping (Our 1st Birthday!)

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

The theme was No Stamping, 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.

First up, the information on the randomly picked prize winner - or rather, winners! We had three prizes up for grabs for our birthday challenge and the winners are:

Prize 1:
2 digital stamps ($11.90 AUD value) voucher to Rachelle Ane Miller's store generously donated by Tristan. Rachelle Anne is a talented Australian artist who creates amazing digital stamped images. 


The winner of Prize 1 is #12 Lisa Lynn!


Prize 2:
Clearly Besotted fireplace stamp set generously donated by Boryana.

The winner of Prize 2 is #48 Janice!

Prize 3:
Craft Addicts dies generously donated by Tammy.

The winner of Prize 3 is #36 Deanne!

Congratulations, Lisa, Janice and Deanne! Please email me via the email address in the side bar with your address to claim your prize. It would help me a lot if you mention in your email which prize you have won. Prizes must be claimed by Sunday 30th May.

And without further ado, onto the DT's favourites. This month's DT Favourite Winner is:

#21. Rainey's Craft Room


Congratulations, Lorraine! 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 by Sunday 30th May 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:

#25. Janice


#28. Anita van Deur


#41. Carol S


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 Tags or ATCs, 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

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

May Challenge - Tags or ATC

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

Before I get into the challenge, we're having a 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 May. Please make sure you have followed the application instructions completely. Not following the instructions will reduce your chances of joining the team. I will try to reply promptly to acknowledge all applications but please do allow up to a week. 

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

This month our theme is Tags or ATC - please make sure the theme is very clear in your project. We have lots of great inspiration for you from our launch team.



This month's prize is a Joy Crafts Tag Die generously donated by Lynne.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 Majda joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Majda was the winner of the March challenge. She has been super productive with this theme, and made not one, not two but nine ATCs! 

And here's the inspiration from the 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, or prize winner! Don't forget it was our birthday challenge and we had extra prizes up for grabs.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is Tuesday June 8th 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, 28 April 2021

April Challenge Reminder - No Stamping (Our 1st Birthday!)

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

This month our theme is No Stamping - please make sure the theme is very clear in your project. 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 fantastic inspiration to share with you today from our talented reminder team.



This month is our birthday month! Our first challenge was April 2020, so we're now one year old. In celebration of this special occasion we have not one, not two but three prizes up for grabs!

Prize 1:
2 digital stamps ($11.90 AUD value) voucher to Rachelle Ane Miller's store generously donated by Tristan. Rachelle Anne is a talented Australian artist who creates amazing digital stamped images. 

Prize 2:
Clearly Besotted fireplace stamp set generously donated by Boryana.

Prize 3:
Craft Addicts dies generously donated by Tammy

The prize winners 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 have Rosi of Daeny's Creations joining us as a Guest Designer this month! Rosi was the winner of the January challenge, and kindly agreed to Guest Design for us again this month as the February winner never contacted me. Here is the fabulous 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. The prize winner has not yet claimed their prize, so be sure to check if it was you!

We look forward to seeing your wonderful Christmas projects! The deadline for entering is Tuesday May 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