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!

Saturday 8 January 2011

Challenge 16 ~ New Beginnings

Welcome to our first challenge of 2011!
Thanks to everyone who joined in and made such gorgeous cards for our sketch challenge last month.  The lucky winner (drawn by random.org) of the 4 digi images from A Passion for Stamps is ..............

Donna Mosley
Congratulations Donna :-) Can you please email me (link in sidebar) to claim your prize.

Our challenge this month is 'New Beginnings' and the optional extra is punched borders.  Please remember the optional extra isn't compulsory.

This month we are sponsored by

Pink Gem Designs design and stock a wide range of cute and whimsical clear polymer craft stamps and downloadable digi stamps along with other crafting essentials including Promarkers, Nestabilities, embellishments and more.

The latest addition to their online store is downloadable digi papers which can be seen here.  The prize for one lucky winner is their newest release 'Oh Boy' which is a gorgeous collection of baby boy papers.
Here are our cards for your inspiration ...

Some of the design team have used images available at Pink Gem Designs.

GDT Janet

(Pink Gem Designs)

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 Friday 4th Feb at 8.00 pm and the winner will be announced the following day.

The Crafty Calendar Team


  1. Happy New Year to the team. Great samples by DT as always.
    Ann xxx

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Oh the DT have done an outstanding job as always! Great work!

  4. Thanks for letting me play along, great DT cards, Blessings Hilde

  5. Such beautiful inspiration! Thx for the challenge!

  6. Beautiful work by the DT. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  7. Fabulous cards! Happy New Year

  8. Lovely lovely cards, now I have an extra look, maybe my card's the wrong type of 'new' Happy days

  9. Hiya all,

    Great challenge topic & great varied cards from Dt.

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  10. Thank you girls for another lovely challenge. DT work is lovely. Debbiexx

  11. Fantastic DT cards girlies

    I made a Chinese New Year card for my new beginning

    mandi xx

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