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


24 December, 2020

December Prize Winners Gallery

 Welcome to our December Prize Winners Gallery!


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

Thank you to Anushree Vaish for sharing her winnings from FABRIKA DECORU.


Thank you to Margarita Shkludova for sharing her prize from FABRIKA DECORU.


Aga Mirkowska created this beautiful project with her prize from MINTAY PAPERS.


Thank you to Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar for sharing her prize from MAJA DESIGN.


Thank you to Mónica Andrés García for sharing her prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC!


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 hashtags #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 Chipboard - #2craftychipboard
AB Studio - #abstudio
ArtStacks Designs - #artstacksdesigns
Creative Embellishments - #creativeembellishments
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Expressions Craft - #expressionscraft
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Kora Projects - #koraprojects
Lemoncraft - #lemoncraft
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. You have until the end of the month, December 31st at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 December, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Kerstin Filou

 This month, we are very pleased to introduce you to Kerstin Filou, our December Guest Designer and our final Guest for 2020!

We invite you to browse through her blog and Instagram links and enjoy her beautiful art that has amazed us since she first started entering our challenges.


Seasons greetings from Kerstin!

Hello, I'm Kerstin and I'm a handicraft enthusiast with passion since my childhood, crafting makes me happy!  It is a wonderful relaxation and balm for the soul, it's the little things in life that makes you happy and I love to share this joy and want to encourage my friends and all the others to try new ideas.

You can find Kerstin on Instagram and on her blog, just click the links below to give her some love.

INSTAGRAM    BLOG

Here is a reminder of our December Main Challenge.


Word Inspiration - CHILDHOOD
Creative Challenge - ADD GOOD

Here is Kerstin's festive interpretation of our challenge:


Kerstin:  Christmas of childhood reminds me of stressful, but also very funny and happy moments.  It is, and has always been, a beautiful tradition to give presents to the animals on Christmas Eve, in the past with a visit to the zoo and later also to your own pets. Under the Christmas tree we also liked to sing, our dog liked that very much too and he sang his own song. :-)

I was inspired to create a Christmas mood layout in vintage style and used some wonderful papers from the latest Maja Design collection 'Traditional Christmas' together with some chipboards from Dusty Attic.  
I added gold splatters to the layout, gold on chipboards and as star stamps in background. 





A big THANK YOU to Kerstin for joining us as our 
December Special Guest! 

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


Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by December 31st at 1:00am EST. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

16 December, 2020

DECEMBER 2020 Mini Challenge - CHEERS!

Cheers!  It's time to celebrate our Mini Challenge!


 

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 December, 2020

DECEMBER 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - CHILDHOOD & ADD GOLD

Welcome to the 2nd Reveal of our DECEMBER Main Challenge!

This month we are asking you to add a touch of gold to your project!






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

                    
Word Inspiration - CHILDHOOD
Creative Challenge - ADD GOLD


HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE


At this time of year we often associate CHILDHOOD with Christmas as it can be such a special time. If so, we’d love to see what you’re inspired to create! But maybe you’d prefer to create about your own childhood or a special memory you have. Or do you have a photo of a child you’d like to record? 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.  



It seems the right time of year for some sparkle and shine, so we’d like to see you ADD GOLD to your project!







And now let's look at our second DT Inspiration for this month...

Heike: The beauty of Christmas, is the beauty of CHILDHOOD. I decided to create a Christmas scrapbook layout in mixed media style for our main December challenge. I love everything about the festive December month. The smell of homemade cookies, hot chocolate, the tradition decoration in red, green and gold, the secrets and the family togetherness. The memory of my Christmas-childhood long time ago was my inspiration for the December page. I used for my layout the Dreamland paper collection of 13arts and I added lots of gold glitter ink and WOW gold embossing powder on the background. Also a little bit gold glitter ink on the clock. I wish you a Happy Christmas with many beautiful memories.



Dana: One of my favorite CHILDHOOD memories is visiting Santa. I still get excited when I see him at the mall. There is still a bit of magic left in the season for me, even now. I added GOLD texture paste, stars, metallic fringe, and adhesive gems.


Heather: Ho, Ho, Ho! The word "Childhood" sent me hunting through old photos of my kids at Christmas time. I found this funny one so I thought the title was appropriate. I used ArtStacks poppies, words and hand and added "Gold" to some of the Dusty Attic chipboards. I also added gold thread and, of course, the gold title.

Anastasia: What a wonderful December challenge!!! In this multi-layered canvas I wanted to show the spirit of Christmas in my favorite traditional Christmas colors: red, green and GOLD! Central element of the composition is a photo of my children from last year family shooting. I hope they will keep these wonderful memories from CHILDHOOD for a long time! Paper collection "Merry & Bright" by Mintay Papers. Watch Anastasia's process video here: https://bit.ly/3qos3dX


Sarah: Those moments that make up our CHILDHOOD, this is what inspired me with the challenge of December. We love to walk in the forest and especially to have a snack outside. Precious moments that I hope will keep and endure. I enjoy nature in all harmlessness. For the GOLD color, I used icing paste gold with a Finnabair stencil that I love. 

  


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER 
(as voted by our DT) 

$50 
USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES


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

$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)



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




RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS



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 ARTSTACKS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)



SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our 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
DECEMBER Main Challenge: CHILDHOOD and ADD GOLD

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 December 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

10 December, 2020

Introducing the More Than Words 2021 Design and Admin Teams

A new year is fast approaching and we have some very exciting changes happening at More Than Words in 2021. You'll have to wait until January 1st to find out how we're changing but, for now, we'd like to announce that we've selected our new Design team!

Our teams are filled with fabulously talented artists who we hope will inspire you in 2021. Some current members are staying on with us for another year, and some are brand new. We are very excited to introduce you to them all!

First of all though, we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who took the
time to apply to our Design Team Call.  We were truly impressed with all the talented applications we received.  It certainly made our job very difficult!  Although we weren't able to pick everyone, we do hope that those of you who missed out will apply again when the next Design Team Call is made.  Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our challenge blog!

Without further ado, we would like to introduce you to our 2021 teams:



Returning Admin Team Members
DANA TATAR - United States
ELLE WILSON - United Kingdom
HEATHER MCMAHON - Australia
PRIYA MISHRA - India

New and Returning Design Team Members
ANNA IWANOWSKA - Poland
EMMA ZAPPONE - Australia
JINAL SAVLA - India
KAT PALECZNY - Poland
LISA OXLEY - Australia
MARIE JOHANSSON - Sweden
OLYA RAGOZINA - Russia
SARAH DORGERE - France
VIDHI JADEJA - India


Change brings growth, and we are very excited to see 
the creativity our new teams bring in 2021!  

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Unfortunately, along with happy hellos, also come sad farewells.  

Firstly, it is with great sadness that we say farewell 
to a member of our Administration Team:  


We will miss you so much Linda!

The following 2020 Design Team members will be heading in new 
directions at the end of December. We send our best wishes along with them!

ANASTASIA TVERITNEVA - Russia/United States
DAISY RAMSAY - Canada
DI GARLING - Australia
HEMA - India
LANUSIA - Ukraine
YULIA POPKOVA - Russia


A huge THANK YOU to all these departing designers!
You are the best and will always be considered part of the MTW family.

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There's only a few more days before we release 
our next Mini Challenge on December 16th.

Be sure to come back then and check it out!

08 December, 2020

Announcing Our November Main Challenge Winners!

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

So many wonderful entries to our SEASON & LEAVES 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: November - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Random etc)


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

VIDHI JADEJA (entry #26)
Vidhi, please contact Yulia at yulia_mozhova(at)ukr(dot)net to claim your $50 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.

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

KATYA KORN (entry #16)
Katya, 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.

KERSTIN FILOU (entry #24)
Kerstin, please contact info(at)dustyattic(dot)com(dot)au 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.

BARBARA KOBYLARZ (entry #1)
Barbara, 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.

VTK RANI (entry #22)
Vtk, 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)


HARIS (entry #17)
Haris, please contact Kenth: kenth(at)majadesign(dot)nu to claim your $25 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.


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)

HAZEL ESTIBEIRO (entry #32)
We love Hazel's beautiful celebration of nature and her layers of stamped leaves. An owl symbolizes luck, wisdom, and knowledge, and attracts protective energy and prosperity. We think we could all use some of this in the coming year!

Hazel, 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.

We loved Irina's use of a bold background color and the way she symbolized the season of Spring as a time of growth and renewal. The extension of the cherry blossom branch from the photo to the canvas is especially beautiful.

Irina, please contact Heather: artstacksdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from ARTSTACKS DESIGNS. Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact ArtStacks Designs and/or in receiving your prize.


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

VEANA R. (entry #28)
Like Veana, we are reliving our favorite vacation memories through our art this year while travel is restricted. We love her repeated use of doors, a favorite architectural design feature prominent in her favorite village in Greece. Her use of die-cut and translucent layers is inspired. We are so pleased that Veana has agreed to be our January Guest Designer!

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

HADRY DC (entry #4)
MILA CORREA (entry #6)
TRACEY BEER (entry #7)

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

We encourage all you merit winners, honorable 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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Our DECEMBER Main Challenge CHILDHOOD & ADD GOLD
is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project below by December 31st at 11:59am EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter