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Thursday 5 August 2010

Challenge 11 - Sketch & Theme

Hello everyone! Welcome to Challenge 11 of the Crafty Calendar Challenge! Thanks so much for all your fabulous entries into last month's challenge - we loved seeing all your summery cards!

First of all, it's time to announce the winner of the three digi-images from Glitterbabe's Art, chosen at random is...

Congratulations Lisa! Please email me (Georgia) with your email address and I will arrange for you to pick your images! Thank you for your stunning entry into last month's challenge!

Thanks again for the lovely prize Stef!

Now, before I give out the details of this month's challenge, we have some big news for you.

Firstly, I (Georgia) have decided to step down from running the Crafty Calendar Challenge, as running a challenge is such a big committment and I think I underestimated just how much goes into running it, and how much time it takes up when I have my school work to do.

I really didn't want to stop the challenge completely, so thankfully, Lisa from our Design Team has very kindly offered to take over running the challenge, as I will be stepping back from the Team, thanks so much for offering to take on the challenge Lisa, and best of luck!

I'd also just like to say thank you so much to all the Design Team members of the challenge, it has been such a pleasure to work with all of you and your cards have been so fabulous!

I'm really sad to leave the challenge, but this way, at least blogging won't become a chore and I won't be so rushed to organise things for the challenge anymore.

This will be my last post while I am running the challenge, as of next month, Lisa will be taking over.

Also, we are very sad to lose Donna from the Design Team, who has been with us since the beginning, as she has decided to step down from the team to reduce her blogging committments and we can all totally understand why she is stepping down and wish her all the best in the future. Thanks so much for your fantastic cards and committment Donna, it has been lovely working with you!

On a more positive note, here are the details for this month's challenge. This month, we have a lovely sketch for you to follow, created by Laura, thanks for this gorgeous sketch Laura!

There is also an optional extra of 'All Around the World', so you could link your card to a different culture or country or way of life, the choice is yours! The possibilities are endless! Please remember that the optional extra is not compulsory though.

Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, as long as we can still see the basic elements, be as creative as you like!

This month, we are very lucky to be sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs, who will be offering five digi images from their store for one lucky winner! Thank you for the fabulous prize!

Finally, this month, we have two Guest Designers! Sophie and Chloe will be joining us this month, the daughters of Donna and Lisa from our Design Team! Can you believe from their stunning cards that they are only aged nine and ten?! Please take a look at their lovely cards on their blogs, which you can find by clicking on the links above! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designers this month girls!

Here are our cards for your inspiration:

Chloe - Guest Designer





Once again, thank you so much to the team for all your help and hard work and stunning cards, I have loved working with you and running the Crafty Calendar Challenge and will really miss it - thank you to everyone who has entered and for your continued support for the challenge!

You have until 8:00pm on Thursday 2nd September 2010. Thank you for entering and good luck with the challenge!

The Crafty Calendar Team



  1. LOVE the sketch and had great fun with it - thanks so much!!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the sketch!! Thanks for the optional challenge piece... though I completely forgot about it when following the sketch :) haha

  3. Great sketch. Easy to work with can be CAS or as glam-d up as you like!

  4. I really fell in love with the border and ribbon on the sketch. Great job!

  5. Lovely sketch and theme which I was determined to follow. Great DT work too. Marianne x

  6. Lovely sketch. Hope you like my take on it!
    Tine :)


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