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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Challenge 4 - Keeping Warm

Hello! Welcome to Challenge 4 of the Crafty Calendar Challenge. We hope you all had a great Christmas, and Happy New Year today! Here's our first challenge of 2010!

We had our biggest amount of entries yet for the 'Winter Sparkle' challenge - we're guessing that bling and sparkle is pretty popular in blogland! :)


OK, here is the randomly chosen winner of Challenge 3. The winner of the £20.00 gift voucher for Quixotic Paperie is...


Mary from 'My Scrap Happy Life'!

Congratulations Mary! Please email me (Georgia) at: gwelch96@googlemail.com and we can sort out your gift voucher!

For the fourth challenge, the theme is 'Keeping Warm'. January is such a cold, bleak month, so for this challenge, we would like to see warm colours used in your cards and projects, and if you like, images that are associated with keeping warm.
There is an optional extra of 'texture'. To show even more warmth on your creatios, you could add texture to your card/project, such as ribbon, fur, raffia, flowers, feathers, you name it!
But please remember that the optional extra is not compulsory.


This month, I (Georgia) am sponsoring the challenge. I am offering the winner of this challenge two Smirk stamps, some alphabet stickers and two ribbon coils!




Finally, our Guest Designer this month is Marianne, at Marianne's Craftroom!

Marianne, makes a range of such beautiful cards and her blog is a great inspiration for crafters! She has also been Guest Designing at Winter Wonderland Challenge, and Moving Along With The Times, so you can also pop over and view her stunning creations there!





Here are our cards for your inspiration:
















Claire






Liz












Jane




Kim






Laura


You have until 8:00pm on Thursday 4th February 2010 - the winner of Tracy's prize will be announced when Challenge 5 goes live on Friday 5th February 2010.


Thank you for entering, Happy New Year from all of us, and best of luck! :)



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86 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm the first!
    This is a great challenge! and I LOVE the DT's work!
    I thing I'll play with you more than once this week... :)
    so my first entry is here.
    Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  2. Thanks so much for inviting me to be your gurst DT this month and for the lovely things you said about me and my work. It was a lovely surprise to be asked to joing such a talented team for the month. Gorgeous DT cards that have warmd me up on this very cold day. I have candy on ofer if anyone wants to hop over. Marianne x

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  3. fabulous theme and gorgeous DT cards :-)

    happy New Year to all :-)

    You can see my card here :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x

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  4. Hi everyone;

    I've join this challenge to with a pocket card.

    Come to visit my blog here

    XXX Kim

    PS: a Happy New Year to you're all!

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  5. Fab challenge girls, gorgeous DT as always.. here's my card!

    Fern xx

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  6. Happy New Year! Fab theme, My entry is here Thanks for the DT ideas!

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  7. Great theme - love the DT cards!
    Helen x

    Here's my card

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  8. Happy new Year to all.
    Heres my card
    Hugs SuzyX

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  9. Hi Ladies! Here's wishing you all a fantastic 2010. I just had to join in with this challenge. My entry can be found here (I've linked you at the bottom of the post).
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  10. fabulous theme and gorgeous DT cards!
    Here me card
    hugs Ula

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  11. Love this theme with all this snow about great DT cards heres mine

    Thanks Christine xx

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  12. OOh a new challenge blog you can see my entry here

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  13. great challenge! It's freezing here so it was nice to work with warm colors! I used texture too!
    ... Joyful Stamper: Cute Daisy May is Loved!

    Blessings, Maria

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  14. I've gone for warm and bright colours for this challenge here is my card thanks for looking

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  15. Great challenge and fab DT cards ! Here's mine Sue C x

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  16. great challenge
    here's mine
    http://craftytess.blogspot.com/2010/01/keep-warm.html

    happy new Year. Tess x

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  17. As usual the DT's cards are just fab ! Thanks for the inspiration girls ! Here is my card !

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  18. Fab dt cards and theme inspired by the weather or just appropriate. Fab challenge here's my card thanks. Julye

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  20. Hi Ladies fab cards again and a Happy New Year to you all. luv gina xx

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  21. I was so excited to hear that I won last months challenge. Thanks again. I had alot of fun shopping over at Quixotic Paperie. They have some great stuff over there.

    I had alot of fun making my card for this month's challenge. Thanks for the great inspiration from the DT.

    Here is my card.

    hugs
    Mary

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  22. Great challenge Theme! I love the DT's cards.

    Here is mine

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  23. What a great challenge. Love the dt creations. You can go here to see my entry!

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  24. http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2010/01/warmth.html

    Not a card but still a crafty project!!

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  25. Lovely theme that's what we all need at this moment with all the white stuff. Here is my Card

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  26. I've a second entry here
    hugs Mandy xx

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  27. Excellent warming cards from the DT. You can see mine here
    Happy New Year to you all.
    Pinky

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  28. You couldn't have chosen a more apt theme!
    my card is here

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  29. Great theme, we could really do with keeping warm at the moment!! You can see my card here. Hugs, Denise x

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  30. I guess I'm too late for this challenge, but here goes anyway:

    kamadesign

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  31. I've made a special 'card' using warm colours. Hope you like it.

    Mandy's Card

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  32. Great theme, and fab Dt cards as usual.
    my card is here
    hugs Heather xx

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  33. Snuggly challenge!! hehe :P Here is my entry , thanks ladies!

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  34. Great theme and gorgeous DT cards! My entry is here

    Thanks

    Jan x

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  35. Great theme and fab DT cards. Here's mine - thanks for looking.
    Pauline x

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  36. Great challenge and lovely DT-work! Thanks!

    Here is my card! Thanks for looking!

    Saskia :)

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  37. Great theme considering the weather lately...
    Heres mine
    http://peterjdan.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-wallpaper-tutorial.html

    Great challenge and fab DT work...

    Vicky

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  38. I've created a Birthday set (box and card) using warm colors. here you can see it. Hope, you like it...

    Hugs, Kiki

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  39. This was a great challenge and the DT are fantastic!
    Here is my card

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  40. Great DT work. You'll find my entry HERE
    Julie W x

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  41. Only just discovered your blog, and it's fab! Hope to be back for more challenges - your DT work is brilliant - but for this month here is my entry Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  42. Had to have a go in order to keep warm! Thanks for the inspiration and theme. My card is here
    Thanks for looking and Happy New Year! Hugs Cherry XXX

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  43. great project!
    here's mine
    thx for looking :)

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  44. Fab DT card and challenge. Here is my entry. Thank you for looking.

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  45. A 'keeping warm' card from me here x

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  46. DT did a beautiful job!!
    Here's mine

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  47. Fantastic inspirational creations by the DT! Thanks for the fun challenge :)

    Here's my card

    - Ann

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  48. Hi girls, here is another entry from me - hope it's ok to enter more than once :) Hugs, Denise x

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  49. Great challenge - fab Dt cards - mytheory is love keep you all warm inside! ......ooooh how slushY!
    here is my card

    thanks for the chance x

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  51. Another entry from me (hope that's ok). You can see my card here. Hugs, Denise x

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  52. Keeping warm by snuggling my pups are!

    http://kymkreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/pups-in-love.html

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  53. Keeping warm by using WARM colours

    Loved it!

    Here is my card

    Liz xx

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  54. here is my card

    Thanks for looking at my entry

    Loving all of the DT's work some great inspirational ideas here
    xx

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  55. Here is mine ;)

    http://stretchnbubbles2.blogspot.com/2010/01/free-digital-stamp-at-greeting-farm.html

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  56. Fantastic Challenge :) and your Dt's did a Fab Job
    Here's Mine
    Thanks for looking
    Hugs Nikki

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  58. Great challenge and lovely cards from the design team. I'm so glad I found this challenge. Here is my card.
    Hugs Shelley xx

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  59. Love all the DT examples. Here is my take on warm colors:

    http://kd-creations.blogspot.com/2010/01/1-teacher-for-tara.html

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  60. great challenge
    another entry from me. keeping warm from snuggling together!

    http://kymkreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/always.html

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  61. Here is a link to my card and i have put a link to your blog in my card post.
    Thankyou
    Here is my link

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  62. http://stamprgrl.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/about-new-blog-and-a-few-hybrids/

    Thanks for looking

    -- dalis

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  63. 2nd try :)
    Here's Mine
    Thanks for looking
    Hugs Nikki

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  64. I just found your challenge blog! Yeah- a whole month to work on projects is great.

    My entry is here!

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