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24 September, 2020

September 2020 Prize Winners Gallery

Welcome to our September Prize Winners Gallery!

Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in 
one of our challenges? 

Thank you to Hadry from Hatty's Scrap Place for sharing her winnings 
from AB STUDIO!


Thanks also to CJ's Corner Scraps for sharing her prize package from 
FABRIKA DECORU in an unpacking video with us. 

 

Vidhi Jadeja also received a fabulous prize in January.  Thank you Vidhi for sharing your prizewinnings from THE DUSTY ATTIC with us.



Thank you Veena's Magical World of Art and Crafts for sharing a photo of the prize package you received from FABRIKA DECORU.


Laura Gilhuly received a prize package from 49 AND MARKET.  Thank you for sharing it with us Laura!


Thank you Margarita Shkludova for sharing the winnings you received from 
49 AND MARKET.


Thank you Creatif Edges for sharing your winnings from FABRIKA DECORU.


We were thrilled to see Kerstin Filou's share of her tag that she made with her winnings from FABRIKA DECORU.


There are a number of ways you too can be featured on
More Than Words' social media:

SHARE YOUR WINNINGS

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING  
We would love to see your unboxing photos  or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus 
More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE
We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hastags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above
on Facebook.

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE SPONSOR OF YOUR PRIZE -
Add their hashtag to your "share".

49 and Market - #49andmarket
2Crafty - #2crafty
AB Studio - #abstudio
Creative Embellishments - #creativeembellishments
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Expressions Craft - #expressionscraft
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Kora Projects - #koraprojects
Lindy's Gang - #lindysgang
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay - #mintaypapers
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Thompson's Craft Supplies - #thompsonscraftsupplies

We'd love to share your good news, so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.
We will spotlight the projects you have made with your winnings, on a blog post every month! They will also be pinned to a Prize Winners Gallery board on our Pinterest site, and shared on our Facebook and Instagram sites.
Now off you go...get busy creating and sharing!!

Don't forget about entering our current challenges that are now running. You have until the end of the month, September 30th at 11:55am EST to get your entries in. 

To enter the Main Challenge, link up your projects at the bottom of this post using our InLinkz Tool.

21 September, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Tone

Our Guest Designer this month is Tone.

At More Than Words, we are very familiar with Tone's beautiful work and absolutely adore it! We're sure you will too! 


Hi. My name is Tone. I am 52 years old and live in Norway. I work full time with social security and I use some of my spare time to scrap since I think scrapping is  wonderfully relaxing.

I make LO`s, Cards, PL, Tags and sometimes Art Journals.

I would be very happy if you visit my blog: 


Here is a reminder of our September Main Challenge: 
Word Inspiration - BOOKS
Creative Challenge - BOOK PAPER

Here is Tone's interpretation of our challenge:
TONE: I have a BOOK that I usually use for as an art journal, but lately I've been wanting to scrap some of the snap photos I take, and I think this 
book fits these pictures.
I started by gluing on a couple of pages of BOOK PAPER, then I applied clear gesso. I used a background stamp with text as well as a stencil with stars and heavy gesso. When this was dry I added color (Distress Oxide and Ink). In the end I decorated with flowers, Art Stones, Mica Flakes, thread and die cut.





A big THANK YOU to Tone for joining us as our 
September Special Guest! 


We hope that Tone's's beautiful project inspires you to join us 


Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by September 30th at 1:00am EST. 
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

16 September, 2020

September 2020 Mini Challenge - WORDS

We want to see the word WORDS on your Mini Challenge project this month because we love words at More Than Words!

The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab above.

Is this word inspiring you to make a mini creation? We sure hope so!



JOLANDE van OOSTERHOUT (postcard)

DANA TATAR (ATC)

CECILIA ZERTUCHE (tag)

HEATHER McMAHON (tag)

ELLE WILSON (tag)

KATRIN MERAGLIA (tag)

HEIKES AUGENBLICK (ATC)


SARAH DORGERE (tag)





MINI WINNER #1
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

MINI WINNER #2
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

MINI WINNER #3
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

MYSTERY WINNER
(hand picked by our Admin team - an entry not in our Top 3,
but that has that special something that captured our attention)

$25USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes. To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.



We look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects this month!

12 September, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - BOOKS and BOOK PAPER

Welcome back to the 2nd Reveal of our SEPTEMBER Main Challenge 
at More Than Words!

Book paper – the unsung hero of crafty stash! 

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

                    
Word Inspiration - BOOKS

Creative Challenge - BOOK PAPER


HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE


Many of us love BOOKS – do you have a favourite? Does a grandparent read to your child? Is your child getting books ready for school or are they having a special Book Day? Or maybe you’d love to create a special book just for you. We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn’t obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post. 



Of course, we can’t have books without BOOK PAPER! Book paper can be such fun to add to projects and we want to see it somewhere on yours!


Elle: When I was a kid, two of my favourite hobbies were reading and origami. I don't know where the obsession came from but I spent a lot of time doing both hobbies. I also had BOOKS about origami and if I wasn't reading about how to fold paper, I was actually folding paper. This time I decided to combine both things and fold some BOOK PAPER from a damaged book so I don't feel so bad about defacing a book. This one could not be saved or read so now it is being used and made beautiful in other ways. A little recycling doesn't hurt either.

Anna: Well - I took our word inspiration quite literally this time. :)  I decided to alter a book. Some time ago I bought myself some old BOOKS (I also receive old unwanted books from my friends sometimes). BOOK PAPER is something I really like to use when I craft. This was one of those old books. Half of the pages are already gone, ;) but I thought it would be great to use this amazing cover and give the book a second life. :) Maybe it will be one of my art journals? Who knows!  Of course I also used a piece of book paper in the central frame. :)
 
Daisy: For me, BOOKS are a way to live an adventure. I really like to escape with a fantastic novel. This pinterest photo expressed exactly the image I have of reading. For the creative twist, I layered my photo with an old piece of BOOK PAPER.

Katrin: For this challenge, I was inspired by one of my favorite BOOK authors, Edgar Allan Poe, and his poem 'The Crow'. I used BOOK PAPER in the layers of my project.

Rosalie: I love spending time reading and have so many places in my house to store all of my BOOKS. I can't give any of them away. Reading with a cup of tea is one of my favourite things to do, to take time out of our busy world. I have added BOOK PAPER as an embellishment around the main feature.

Priya: My Journal Page for this month. I'm a book lover and in my house everyone loves books. My parent's place is literally a library. You can get all kinds of magazines and books. My dad is also a poet and 3 of his books have already been published. For the BOOK part of the challenge, I created this page in one of my MBA books and I have another copy of the same book. I also used some torn BOOK PAGES of a very old book behind my photo. The photo also relates to the BOOK challenge inspiration.




MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER 
(as voted by our DT) 

$50 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN


4 RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order) 

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC


$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO


$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET


MYSTERY WINNERS

(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET


$25 USD value prize from MINTAY
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, will be invited to be our NOVEMBER 2020 Special Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
SEPTEMBER Main Challenge: BOOKS and BOOKPAPER

Please link up your projects
by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.
PLEASE be sure to include your personal name and country in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes September 30th at 11:59 pm EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

08 September, 2020

Announcing our August Main Challenge WINNERS!

Such a favorite time of the month when we announce our winners!!! 

After CHILLING OUT and enjoying your entries all August, we are so excited to announce the WINNERS!


Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON


(ex: August - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Random etc)


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

Mukta, please contact Marie – marie(at)majadesign(dot)nu to claim your $50 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Maja Design and/or in receiving your prize.

4 RUNNERS UP
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

CANDACE De OLIVEIRA (entry #28)
Candace, please contact Yulia – yulia_mozhova(at)ukr(dot)net to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Fabrika Decoru and/or in receiving your prize.

ROSSANA (entry #16)
Rossana, please contact Jennifer – dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact The Dusty Attic and/or in receiving your prize.

KASIA NOWAKOWSKA (entry #25)
Kasia, please contact Aga - shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact AB Studio and/or in receiving your prize.

KERSTIN F. (entry #37)
Kerstin, please contact Bhavani - expressionscraft(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Expressions Craft and/or in receiving your prize.

RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)


TENUKALA AIER (entry #38)
Tenukala, please contact janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKETPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 49 And Market and/or in receiving your prize.

MYSTERY WINNERS
(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

LAURA GILHULY (entry #24)
We loved Laura's cool take on our challenge! Funky photo, fabulous embellishing, and homemade flowers to boot!

Laura, please contact janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKETPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 49 And Market and/or in receiving your prize.

AGA MIRKOWSKA (entry #14)
We loved Aga's stunning page with all its wonderful elements. Her personal connection that she shared with us about the moon, made the layout very meaningful as well.

Aga, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERSPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Mintay Papers and/or in receiving your prize.


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

We are so very pleased to share that MogiArt is going to be our October Guest Designer!  Click on her name above and you will be taken to her Instagram account where you will be able to see some of her beautiful work. We cannot wait to see what she creates for us!


Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it 
into our merit winners' list, but who we feel deserve to be highlighted:

JINAL SALVA (entry #20)
MARIELA PAPELETAS (entry #9)
REPOLAINEN (entry #47)
MINA JAVELER (entry #49)
PATRICIA (entry #19)


Congratulations to all our winners
and again a huge THANK YOU to all our participants!

We encourage all you merit winners, honourable mentions and participants whose project was featured on our Facebook page throughout the month to grab your badge from our left sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.

Share Your Winnings

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - We would love to see your unboxing photos or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE - We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above on Facebook.

We'd love to share your good news so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media.

Thank you to our Sponsors
To lean more about all our wonderful and generous sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above.

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Link up your project below by September 30th at 11:59am EST.

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