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Friday 1 October 2010

'First Birthday' Challenge ~ Autumn Birthdays

Welcome to our 'First Birthday' Challenge.

It’s an exciting time for us this month as we are celebrating our 'First Birthday' … there are lots of prizes to be won! Keep reading as you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Thank you to everyone who entered such gorgeous projects for our Blue & Flowers challenge last month.  The winner of the 3 digi images from Some Odd Girl as chosen by random.org is ....


Congratulations Pam!  Please email me (link in sidebar) with your email address and I will contact Kristy at Some Odd Girl so you can choose your images.  

Now for this month's challenge details which is 'Birthdays' and the optional extra is 'Autumn colours'.  Please remember the optional extra is not compulsory but if you can include it then that would be great :o)

This month we thought it would be fun to have 12 prizes (one for each month of the year) and I am pleased to say we have managed to get 12 fantastic sponsors!

All winners will be chosen at random.

A Passion for Stamps offers a gorgeous range of digi images hand drawn by Ruth, our very talented teamie, who is kindly offering one lucky winner 4 digi images of their choice.


Bearly Mine Designs have a fantastic selection of CD's and digi sets.  Donna is offering one lucky winner a digi set of their choice.


Bunny Zoe's Crafts stocks an abundance of gorgeous cardmaking and scrapbooking products.  Nikki is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate to spend in her online store.


Crafty Emma's Store is a haven of gorgeous goodies and Emma is offering one lucky winner a Wild Rose Studio paper pad and a set of brads.


Crafty Feeling supply some lovely quality Blooms, Ribbons and Embellishments for all your scrapbooking and card making projects.  They are offering one lucky winner a gorgeous flower kit.


Unfortunately one of our sponsors had to pull out at short notice due to personal reasons so I am stepping in and offering a prize which will be a surprise for the winner.


Crafty Ribbons aim is to offer ribbon lovers and crafters a wide, varied and interesting choice from some of the worlds best ribbons, at affordable prices.  They are offering one lucky winner a selection of Christmas ribbons.


Meslyn Crafts offer a wonderful selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting Supplies.  They are kindly offering one lucky winner a £10 goody bag.


Sharon Duncan Craft carries hundres of fantastic crafty bits and bobs at great prices.  Sharon is kindly offering one lucky winner her new Animal Magic CD, 10 sheets of inkjet printable acetate and 20 sheets of inkjet printable shimmer white decoupage paper.


Squiggle Stamps carry a unique range of cute and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators.  They are kindly offering one lucky winner a £15 voucher.


I'm sure you are all familiar with the gorgeous stamps at Whiff of Joy.  They are kindly offering one lucky winner the following stamps.


Whimsy Stamps is the home of exclusive rubber and digital stamps and they are kindly offering 5 Digital stamps of the winner's choice.

Special Guest Designer

This month we have a Special Guest Designer, Georgia, who was the founder of Crafty Calendar Challenge.  Due to school committments Georgia recently decided to step down from the Design Team but is joining us this month for our 'First Birthday' challenge.  It's great to have you back onboard this month Georgia! x

Here are our cards for your inspiration

A few things to remember!

Please make sure you leave a link to your blog post and not just your blog and that 'Crafty Calendar Challenge' is linked in your post.  Please only link to new entries as it isn't fair to backlink to older posts.  Any cards linked not meeting the above requirements will be removed and you will not be eligible for any of the fantastic prizes offered by our sponsors!

This challenge will close on Thursday 4th November at 8.00 pm and the winners will be announced the following day.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful challenge and the chance in so many prizes. Congratulations also on one year of challenges. :-) Great DT cards too.

  2. Just found this challenge blog! Looks great!
    Very inspiring DT cards!

  3. Happy FIRST birthday! WONDERFUL work from the DT and I look forward to playing along with your challenges for many years to come:)

  4. What great prizes you are offering! Beautiful work from the DT! : )

  5. Happy 1st Birthday to the whole team!

  6. Congratulations on your birthday ladies. Glad to be playing along with your extra special challenge in celebration. Hope my card fits the bill perfectly - a lot of different cupcakes - each one someone's favourite! Good luck with your challenge in the future too.
    Tine :)

  7. Many congratulations on your first birthday! Fab DT cards and fab prizes to celebrate!! Juliexx

  8. I'm new to blogging this is the first challenge I've entered. I just hope I've done it right.

  9. Hiya all,

    How are you? I am Casper,pleased to meet you!

    Congrats on your first Birthday, Fab blog & fab prizes!

    Your Dt do you proud,varied & colourful cards.An inspiration indeed!

    Good luck & continued success for the future!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  10. Thanks so much ladies what a cool challenge and Happy Birthday!!!

  11. Gorgeous cards! Happy Birthday too!

  12. Just found your site ~ you are adorable and loaded with information. Thank You for the smiles and learning.
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Thanks so much for entering this months challenge! We look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!