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Welcome to the Crafty Calendar Challenge. Our challenges start on the first Saturday of every month. Please come and Join us, you might even win a prize from one of our monthly sponsors! Happy Crafting!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Challenge 1 - Autumn


Hello and welcome to our very first challenge!
Firstly, I'd like to say a huge thank you again to everyone who applied for the Design Team Call! Welcome to the new designers!
Thank you also to everyone who posted such lovely comments and spread the word about the challenge - we really appreciate your support!



OK then, onto the first challenge. This month, we would like to see you make a card/project that follows the theme of AUTUMN. This can be interpreted however you like!

There is also an optional extra that you can include in your work if you want. The optional extra is: PLANTS AND VEGETATION. But please remember that this isn't compulsory.




This month, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the lovely Chris, who owns her own fabulous digi-shop - Sketching Stamper Digi-Images.

Chris is such an inspiration and an exceptionally talented drawer. She creates absolutely beautiful designs, all hand-drawn, and sells them for great prices over at her shop. She has a huge range of digi-images, from stunning flowers to gorgeous fairies, animals and much much more. Chris also designs for the Kadoodle Stamps range at The Craft Barn, so you can also view her beautiful creations there.

Click here to enter Chris' digi-shop.


Chris also makes stunning cards over at her fabulous blog, which you can find HERE.

Chris is offering a fantastic prize for one lucky winner: six images of their choice from Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps!


Thanks so much Chris!



You have until 8:00pm (UK TIME) on Thursday 5th November. A new challenge will be posted on Friday 6th November. Don't forget to check back to see if you are the winner!



We are very lucky to have Tara, my mum, designing for us this month! Tara makes absolutely gorgeous cards and has a very recognisable style. To view more of her fabulous creations, click on the link above!


Here are our creations for your inspiration:



Claire

Liz

Laura






Jane


Ruth





Lisa



Thanks so much to the Crafty Calendar DT for coming up with such fabulous creations, I love how different they all are!




Please enter your card/project by leaving a link to it in the comment box below. If you don't know how to link it, see the guide on the sidebar.

You have until 8:00pm on Thursday 5th November. The new challenge will be posted the following day.





Thanks so much for entering, and have fun playing along!



Good luck!

81 comments:

  1. Many congrats on your first challenge Georgia ! What a fabulous DT you have chosen,their cards are stupendous !

    I shall pull my finger out and see if I can make a card for your very first challenge.

    Good luck kiddo !!!

    Big hugs,

    Jo xxx

    P.S. Snazzy guest DT you have there !!! ;o)

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  2. Wow! Your first challenge is up and running! You all must be SO excited! I have to say I loved making my card for the challenge.Congratulations on a brilliant blog!!!!! And of course, wonderful designers! x
    You will find my card HERE
    Thank you, and well done again!
    Love and hugs,
    Karen xx

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  3. Congrats on your new challenge - I don't often do autumn coloured cards so i have combined .. hope this is ok! Here's my card - thanks for looking.
    Pauline x

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  4. Congratulations on the start of your new challenge blog Georgia. Fantastic theme - love Autumn colours - and great work from the DT's.
    Here's my effort
    hugs to all Heather xx

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  5. I'm trilled that I discovered your blog and am getting to participate in your first challenge! Congratulations and best wishes for making it a hugh success!

    Here’s my card

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  6. Huge congrats Georgia on your brand new blog...I'm sure it will be a bit hit.
    Absolutely love the theme for your first month...it's my fave time of year.
    Here is my entry.
    Well done Georgia, and to the DT team for your fab inspiration.

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  7. Congratulations on your first challenge, your DT cards are fantastic, well done here is my card
    Sorry for some reason I couldn't get your challenge name to come up in my title, but I've listed you on my blog,hope that's ok Hugs Liz x

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  8. Really excited to find a new challenge blog especially as the entries don't have to be cards. The DT cards are great and very inspirational but I have set myself the personal challenge of entering a non-card project each month. My Autumn challenge entry is here.

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  9. Here is my card!

    So excited to join in the first challenge! Great pick for this time of year!

    -Stacie

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  10. Hi absolutely adore the DT cards so much inspiration my entry is on my blog and hope the link works
    Here Is Mine
    Lorraine x

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  11. Congratulations on the very first challenge!! Great DT-team, lovely cards!!

    My card is here!

    Good luck and sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

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  12. Congratulations on your first challenge. The designer cards are very pretty and the theme for the first challenge is great. Here is the link for my challenge card.

    Shirley

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  13. sorry forgot to put in my link. Here it ishttp://cottonberrycreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/autumn-fairy.html



    shirley

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  14. Congratulations on your new challenge blog!!!! I wish you huge success!!! Wonderful cards from your DT too. Here's my card

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  15. love your new challenge well done DT memebers
    here is my entry

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  16. Here is my entry in your very first challenge. Hope to join in many more.

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  17. Congratulations on your first challenge. The DT work is brilliant!

    here's mine

    Clare x

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  18. Hi Everyone, Congratulations on your first challenge the DT cards are fab can't wait for the next challenge.
    Take care
    Hugs
    Kathie
    xox
    Here's my card
    here

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  19. I am delighted to discover your challenge spot and I am in awe of the design team's work! Here is my card please come see!

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  20. Glad to be in at the start of your new challenge.
    here's my entry
    Linbyx

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  21. A fab first challenge and lovely cards by the DT. You'll find my entry HERE
    Julie x

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  22. WOW! Love the DT cards and fun to join in with your first challenge. You can find my entry here. Thanks for looking.

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  23. Great cards by the DT!! Here is my card.
    http://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/sweet-sketch-wednesday-18.html

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  24. Hi everyone,

    Fantastic DT inspiration and congrats on your first challenge.

    My entry is here

    ali x

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  25. Good luck with your new challenge. Fab inspiration from the DT. Here is my card
    Donna x

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  26. Congrats on your blog. Fingers crossed, this link works.
    my card is here
    Fiona

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  27. I managed to make my card for your challenge Georgia. I really enjoyed myself - thank you so much for the inspiration.

    Hugs,

    Jo xxx

    Here is my card

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  28. What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

    Here is my card for this challenge

    Best wishes

    Kym xxx

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  29. Great DT projects!
    Autumn is my favorite season so it's easy to create right now.
    Here's my card

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  30. Hi Girls, hope you dont mind, ive had another go ;) here's my card

    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

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  31. What wonderful samples, great job DT!!!

    here's mine:
    ... Joyful Stamper: A Shabby Chic Apple Tree
    Blessings, Maria

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  32. Super crafting. I'm pleased to be joining in right at the beginning of your Crafty Calendar - my cards are here x

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  33. Congrats on your first challenge! The DT cards are all beautiful.

    Here is my card.

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  34. Congrats on your first challenge!

    Here's my card"

    TFL! Hugs, Sem x

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  35. Hiya
    Congrats on your first challenge - great theme and fantastic DT work.
    Here is my entry.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  36. Congrat's on your new challenge blog,
    Heres my card
    http://peterjdan.blogspot.com/2009/10/warning-incredible-tilda-monty.html
    x
    Vicky
    Great DT card's and project's

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  37. Gorgeous DT cards so chuffed i have been able to enter

    You can go here to see my entry!

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  38. Another project for Autumn a spooky halloween one this time just for funHere
    Hugs Susie xx

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  39. Lovely DT cards!

    Here's my card Thanks for looking :o)

    Lisa x

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  40. Great challenge. Loving all the DT cards. Here is my card Hugs, Denise x

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  41. Such beautiful cards!
    Here's mine:
    http://alma7challenges.blogspot.com/2009/10/royal-challenge.html

    Yael

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  42. Fab first challenge, so nice to have a bit of time to make a card too instead of rushing it!

    DT creations are all brill here’s mine

    Good luck with this challenge blog

    Victoria
    x

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  43. This is my 2nd entry, hope thats ok. Donna x
    Here is my 2nd entry

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  44. Good luck with your new challenge blog.Fabulous DT work.
    Here's my card.
    Looking forward to joining next time too!

    Craftybunny x

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  45. Hi ladies,

    HERE is my offering.

    Susie xx

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  46. Congrats on your challenge blog

    here's mine

    http://clarabellecrafts.blogspot.com/2009/10/one-card-many-challenges.html

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  47. Here you go hope this is ok for your 1st challenge good luck in the future

    Liz xx

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  49. This is a wonderful challenge and love what your DT has done to inspire the rest of us. This is my first time posting like this hope that it works. Check out my entry here.

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  50. Hi Georgia and the DT Team. Well done on creating such a fabulous challenge site and your first set of DT cards are absolutely gorgeous. You've got a winning combination here Georgia. Good luck with all the future challenges too.
    I've finally made a card to help support your first challenge and you can see it here
    Sharon xx

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  51. Hi Georgia have made a halloween card hope thats OK for your 1st challenge Good Luckheres my card

    hugs Christine xx

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  52. Woohoo! First challenge! congrats!

    Here is mine:

    http://mycardshack.blogspot.com/2009/10/time-for-some-challenges.html

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  53. Great challenge, I'm glad to be a part of the first one. Here's my card:

    kamadesign

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  54. Congratulations on the start of your new Challenge Blog. I have never made an autumn card before and you can find my entry HERE.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  55. Hi Ladies i've just finished my entry i hope you like it. luv gina xx

    Here's my entry

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  56. Think a monthly challenge is a great idea. I hope my card is autumnal enough. I may be back with more as I am going to a workshop on Saturday and I believe the theme maybe autumnal.

    Great DT samples.


    HERE IS MY CARD

    Ann xxx

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  57. Fabulous job girls on all the lovely art here. here's my entry

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  58. Congrats on the new challenge blog,
    Here is my Entry
    Thanks
    Clairex

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  60. Oops sorry ! I had a problem with my link... Hope it will be all right this time ! It was a great challenge, I enjoyed making my card and the DT cards are all gorgeous : thanks for the inspiration ! Here's mine!

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  61. I'm so pleased to be entering your firts challenge, how exciting for you and us bloggers. Here is my card Marianne x

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  62. Love your new blog - great first challenge. My card is here Looking forward to the next challenge.

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  63. Can't believe we'll be ready for another challenge in just a few days!

    here's mine:
    ... Joyful Stamper: Autumn Shy Bear

    thanks for looking!
    Blessings, Maria

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  64. Wow, this is so exciting and congratulations on your first challenge. Your cards are fabulous! I just love autumnal colours. Here is my card for your challenge :-) Hugs, Nikki x

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  65. Congrats on your first challenge! Looking forward to many more.Here is my entry.

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  66. Wonderful blog and many congratualtions on the very first challenge. I've hand drawn a branch on my entry here for the optional bit. Hope you have many more entries!

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  67. Sorry it'd taken me so long to find you. I came here via Ali's blog, hope it is allowed to enter a card I also used for another challenge

    My Card


    Hugs Carol x

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  68. Hi, another card of mine (I know it counts only once for me).

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  69. I'm so glad I found your challenge site and glad I could play along in the first ever challenge! All of the DT cards are so wonderful!
    Here is my fall card and I look forward to playing along in next month's challenge!

    <3
    Katy D
    KD-creations.blogspot.com

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  70. Here is my card

    Ahh! I have so much trouble with the link HTML mumbo jumbo!

    http://kd-creations.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-belated-halloween.html

    Thanks again for a great challenge!

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  71. I had really enjoyed bij crafting my card combined with you're challenge and let see something of the weather.
    Take a look at: http://kaartjes-inspiratie.blogdpot.com

    XXX Kim

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Thanks so much for entering this months challenge! We look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!
xxxx