We are a papercraft challenge blog offering two challenges each month - a Main Challenge and a Mini Challenge.

Join in and have some creative fun! We have amazing sponsors and there are GREAT prizes to be won.


16 October, 2020

October 2020 Mini Challenge - MOON

We are over the MOON about this month’s Mini Challenge! Are you going to join us?

 

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!









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

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


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

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


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

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU


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 October, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - NIGHT & NO FLOWERS

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


It's all about the beauty of the NIGHT and NO FLOWERS!

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

Word Inspiration:  NIGHT
Creative Challenge:  NO FLOWERS

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE

We want to know what you get up to when the sun goes down!  Do you go out partying at NIGHT, gaze at the stars, go to concerts or maybe go camping? Or if you like being tucked up at home with wine and Netflix, then we want to hear about that too! 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.

Many flowers close their petals at night, so we want to see NO FLOWERS on your project. Is this easy or difficult for you?



Heikes: For this challenge I had the perfect paper in my stash. "Under the stars" from 13arts. I wrote the word NIGHT on my background. For the creative challenge NO FLOWERS, well that wasn't that difficult for me as I'm not the biggest flower user anyway. On the photo is my daughter with her best friends. My inspiration explanation: There are two types of people. There are the early risers, the so-called lark birds, and there are the late risers, the so-called owls. I belong more to the lark birds.  That means that I can see little of the summer night sky because I am mostly asleep. Only in the Autumn months I can see something of the night sky, and that's always something very special. I love the clear autumn starry nights, it gives me a taste of the festive season before christmas. 

Anastasia: My layout for the October challenge is very monochrome and laconic. I was inspired by our last trip to the mountains and the incredible NIGHT sky that we saw there. Every night, out comes these envoys of beauty, and they light the universe with their admonishing smile! Their beauty requires NO FLOWERS.

Jolande: The NIGHT slowly turns into the day. The FLOWERS are NOT welcome on this early morning. 

Yulia: For the October challenge, I made a page in my artbook. NIGHT is the time to dream, walk, look at the stars, and of course make wishes! And I love to watch films with my husband at night))) In my artbook, I did NOT use FLOWERS, only paints, sprays and a chipboard.

Cecilia: One of the most peaceful moments is watching the stars at NIGHT. It is wonderful to imagine everything that is out there! My journal page needed NO FLOWERS!
Sarah: When I read the challenge word inspiration "NIGHT", I immediately thought of this outing we had with my son in Paris. It was an exhibition in the garden of plants. There were animals made of light in the garden. It was necessary to visit in the night time in order to be able to see their beauty fully and admire everything. This photo captured the wonder my son felt when he saw all the sculptures of light. For me the NIGHT is the moment when there is magic, dreams can begin, and NO FLOWERS are needed in order to see beauty.

Heather: I wanted to make an art journal page for this. I found this quote and it was perfect! It says, "NIGHT is to see the dreams and day is to make them true". There was conflicting advice online as to who coined this so my apologies to the author! I added some text in the corner saying "This is me to a 'T'" as I always do my best thinking and planning at night. It was easy to use NO FLOWERS on this - just lots of stars and night sky!




MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS


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

$25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY


$25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS


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


RANDOM WINNER
(Picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS


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
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER

One participant, with a high number of votes and hand-picked by our Admin team, will be invited to be our December, 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 
October Main Challenge: NIGHT & NO FLOWERS

Please link up your projects by clicking on the Add Link button below.  

Also, please be sure to include your personal name and country 
in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

08 October, 2020

Announcing our September Main Challenge WINNERS!

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

So many wonderful entries to our BOOKS & BOOK PAPER challenge.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.  We enjoyed each and every project!


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


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


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

CATHY FRAILEY (entry #15)
Cathy, 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)

Margarita, 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.

eMKa (entry #42)
eMKa, 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.

SNEHA (entry #8)
Sneha, 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.

SANA (entry #58)
Sana, 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)

MARINA SMN (entry #51)
Marina, please contact Janene: janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET. Please 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)

MOGIART (entry #36)
We love Margrite's beautiful imagery and the words that she used to describe her project. We all related to her simple pleasures of snuggling up with a good book and a hot glass of tea, stopping occasionally to look out the window to observe nature in all it's fall splendor.

Margrite, please contact Janene: janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 
49 AND MARKET. Please 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.

PIIA HILTUNEN (entry #64)
Piia's "books are mind seeds" title and vivid imagery caught our eye. The idea that words can plant seeds in the mind is something that we totally agree with. We loved the layers of texture Piia added to her project and felt the pop of bright green was refreshing.

Piia, please contact Karola: info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS. Please 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)

JONNA (entry #19)
Jonna's use of stamps and watercolor made a stunning background. We thought that incorporating the characters from her daughters' favorite Manga in her design really helped bring her work to life. We are so pleased that Jonna has agreed to be our November Guest Designer!

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
We want to give special recognition to MarielaPapeletas (entry #49) and her Facebook Group Peperina Scrap. Mariela and her talented group of artist friends have really inspired us this month with their thoughtful entries to our challenge. It is amazing to see a positive group of women supporting each other! Thank you ladies! We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with next month.



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:

KASIA NOWAKOWSKA (entry #46)
IRIS PEREZ (entry #59)
HARIS (entry #22)
KERSTIN F. (entry #43)
TRACEY BEER (entry #21)
NATALJA GAMOVA (entry #55)

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 October 31st at 11:59am EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

06 October, 2020

Announcing our September Mini Challenge WINNERS!

 Congratulations to the Winners or our September Mini Challenge!


A big THANK YOU to our Mini Challenge sponsors 

for making 4 of you very happy today!

If you scroll below,  you will see who the lucky winners are!!!

Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON
(ex: September - Mini Challenge)


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


Veena, please contact Nicolle at nicolle(at)creativeembellishments(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may 
be a delay in being able to contact Creative Embellishments and/or in receiving your prize.

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


Hazel, please contact Yulia at 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.

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


Lena, please contact Jennifer at 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.

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)




Pia, please contact: sklep(at)lemoncraft(dot)pl to claim your $25 USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Lindy's and/or in receiving your prize.



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:

Priyanka Shashi Agarwal
Karen Garber
Apoorva Gnaneshwar



We encourage all 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, go HERE.

Last, but not least friends, we would like to encourage you to

Stay Home & Keep Crafting
during these difficult times.

"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness" - Anni Albers




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