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 5 January 2013

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Whats New?!

Welcome to our first challenge of 2013!!!
Happy New Year to you all.
I hope Santa was good to everyone and no doubt some of you got some amazing new stash for Christmas. I know i did, and i have had good fun playing with it all. Although i wasnt so happy to be cutting into my new paper pads!

First things first, lets pick a winner from Decembers "White Christmas" challenge!
So the winner of 3 digi's from Crafty Sentiments is....

Lorraine from Lorraine's Loft!

Please drop me a email and i will get your prize organised for you. Feel free to grab our winner badge from the side bar to display on your blog! Thanks to everyone at Crafty Sentiments for the sponsorship!

Now onto the as ever so hard to choose "Top 3"...
Dawn - Dawns Crafting
Lisa - Paper Craft Bliss
Julie P - Stamps, Paper, Ribbon and Things

Congratulations to you all!

Now onto our first challenge of 2013!
The theme for this one is..."WHATS NEW?!"
We are looking for your new news..a new baby, new job, new year, new stash....you decide!

The sponsor for this challenge is special to me as i am on the Design Team for this company.
Its Elphine House Australia.
 Elphine House Australia is an Australian based company that has a big ambition to supply the crafting fans with the  magical and enchanting illustrations of the world renown artist Elisabeth Bell.
Very Proud to Design For......
The prize is these 2 gorgeous stamps from Elphine House Australia!

We are joined this month with a very special guest. Cara won our November Challenge and is joining us this month as our Guest Designer. Please stop by her blog, you will find lots of amazing creations and inspiration.
Here is her gorgeous card..

Cara from Purple Princess' Favourite Things!

Now here is some inspiration for you from the DT girls.







Using Elphine House Australia"Precious Child ; Its a Girl"

As always here are some reminders...
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 back link 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!
Also please remember that only 3 entires per person will be accepted

This challenge will close on Friday 1st February at 8pm and the winner will be announced the following day when the new challenge is posted.
Thank You so much for taking part....we really do appreciate and love seeing your creations month after month!

The Crafty Calendar Team!


  1. Wonderful DT inspiration and a great challenge! Thanks everyone - and Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks so much for choosing me in your top 3 I was thrilled, lovely cards girls
    hugs Julie P

  3. Lovely DT work! Thanks for a great Challenge. Judyx

  4. beautiful DT designs and thank you for your challenge x

  5. Decided to play in this one more time. Hugs Everone!!

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